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Good Life Good Death

Good Life  Good Death Author Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek
ISBN-10 9781101664117
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 208
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Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How do we get there? Many have asked these questions, and many have attempted to answer them. But there is another question Good Life, Good Death asks us to contemplate: how does the idea of life after death affect how we live our lives? Gelek Rimpoche tells stories of the mystical Tibet he lived in, as well as the contemporary America he is now a citizen of, and shares the wisdom of the great masters. He asks us to open our minds and see if we can entertain a bigger picture of life after life, even for a moment. He makes the connection between powerful emotions such as anger, obsession, jealousy and pride, and our past as well as our future.



Transcendent Wisdom

Transcendent Wisdom Author Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 1559397837
Release 2009-08-16
Pages 144
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The ninth chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva requires a book in itself.... I refer you to the excellent explanation in the introduction to the Padmakara translation of The Way of the Bodhisattva, and to His Holiness the Dalai Lama's book Transcendent Wisdom [from Snow Lion Publications].-Pema Chouml;drouml;n, author of How to Meditate



The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness Author Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN-10 1573221112
Release 1998
Pages 322
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Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.



The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Author Karma-gliṅ-pa
ISBN-10 9780195133110
Release 2000-09-28
Pages 264
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As a contribution to the science of death and dying - not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison."--BOOK JACKET.



Infinite Life

Infinite Life Author Robert Thurman
ISBN-10 9781101664452
Release 2005-02-01
Pages 336
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One of Time magazine's 25 Most Influential People in America writes about taking responsibility for our own happiness and our actions Robert Thurman is America's most popular and charismatic Buddhist. His first book, Inner Revolution, is an international bestseller and his lectures sell out to thousands. Infinite Life demonstrates that our every action has infinite consequences for ourselves and others, here and now and after we are gone. He introduces the Seven Paths to reconstructing body and mind carefully in order to reduce the negative consequences and cultivate the positive. In his powerful, pragmatic style, Thurman delivers life-changing lessons on virtues and emotions through the lens of Buddhist practices and ways of thinking. He invites us to take responsibility for our actions and their consequences while we revel in the knowledge that our lives are truly infinite. Infinite Life is the ultimate guidebook to understanding our place in the universe and realizing how we can personally succeed while helping others.



Advice on Dying

Advice on Dying Author Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN-10 0786268107
Release 2004
Pages 240
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Also translated by Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D.A New York Times Bestselling Author"Everyone dies, but no one is dead," goes the Tibetan saying. It is with these words that Advice on Dying takes flight. Using a seventeenth-century poem written by a prominent scholar-practitioner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws from a wide range of traditions and beliefs to explore the stages we all go through when we die, showing us how to prepare for that time and, in doing so, enrich our time on earth.



The Search for the Panchen Lama

The Search for the Panchen Lama Author Isabel Hilton
ISBN-10 0393321673
Release 2001
Pages 335
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Offers an account of a Tibetan boy, possibly the incarnation of the Panchen Lama, and his family taken by Chinese security forces, and reveals how the boy became a poitical pawn between the Chinese regime and Tibet's Dalai Lama.



The Treasury of Knowledge

The Treasury of Knowledge Author Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
ISBN-10 9781559393898
Release 2012
Pages 971
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Jamgön Kongtrul's encyclopedic Treasury of Knowledge presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. Among the ten books that make up this tour de force, Book Six is by far the longest—concisely summarizing the theoretical fields of knowledge to be studied prior to the cultivation of reflection and discriminative awareness. The first two parts of Book Six, contained in this volume, respectively concern Indo-Tibetan classical learning and Buddhist phenomenology. The former analyzes the traditional subjects of phonology and Sanskrit grammar, logic, fine art, and medicine, along with astrology, poetics, prosody, synonymics, and dramaturgy. The principal non-Buddhist philosophical systems of ancient India are then summarized and contrasted with the hierarchical meditative concentrations and formless absorptions through which the “summit of cyclic existence” can genuinely be attained. Part Two examines the phenomenological structures of Abhidharma—the shared inheritance of all Buddhist traditions—from three distinct perspectives, corresponding to the three successive turnings of the doctrinal wheel.



Odyssey to Freedom

Odyssey to Freedom Author
ISBN-10 9781934994016
Release 1998
Pages 158
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Odyssey to Freedom has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Odyssey to Freedom also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Odyssey to Freedom book for free.



The Supreme Source

The Supreme Source Author Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
ISBN-10 1559398795
Release 1999-05-25
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The aim of Dzogchen is the reqwakening of the individual to the primordial state of enlightenment which is naturally found in all beings.



Delog

Delog Author Delog Dawa Drolma
ISBN-10 9781881847489
Release 1995-06-01
Pages 162
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My mother was revered throughout Tibet for her extraordinary powers as a lama, but she was more famous for being a delog (pronounced DAY-loak), one who has crossed the threshold of death and returned to tell about it. Hers was not a visionary or momentary near-death experience. For five full days she lay cold, breathless, and devoid of any vital signs, while her consciousness moved freely into other realms, often escorted by the wisdom goddess White Tara. She undertook her journey as a delog according to instructions she had received from Tara in visions, but against the wishes of her lamas, who pleaded with her not to take such a risk. It is remarkable that she, a young woman of sixteen, had so much confidence in her meditation that she prevailed over very wise, much older lamas. However, she herself had been recognized as an emanation of White Tara, a powerful force of enlightened mind for the longevity and liberation of sentient beings. Throughout her childhood Dawa Drolma showed a remarkable depth of compassion. No beggar who came to our tent left without her offering whatever she could put her hands on—my family took to hiding its valuables lest she give them away. Our family’s black felt tent could hold four hundred people during great ceremonies. Dawa Drolma was honored with a throne along with the other high lamas, including her four uncles, who were famous throughout eastern Tibet. She herself was a perfectionist in the performance of ritual. Her presence inspired both care in the effortful steps of practice and recognition that the underlying nature of these steps is effortless awareness. Her dreams and visions were revelations of realization, and those leading up to her delog experience were unmistakably clear in their instructions. Later, when she traveled through the bardo, or intermediate state between death and rebirth, and the hell and preta realms, an emanation of the feminine deity Vajravarahi expressed doubt that Dawa Drolma would be able to bring about much benefit. “It may be necessary for you, my girl, to return to the human realm. But . . . having taken rebirth as a woman, you will have little authority. . . . Sentient beings in these times will be hard put to believe that your accounts are true.” However, the direct experience of other realms did indeed invest my mother with great spiritual authority when she taught of correct conduct and karmic cause and effect. No one doubted her words, not only because great lamas such as Tromge Trungpa had witnessed her corpse coming back to life, but also because she knew the whereabouts of buried coins and actions of the deceased before their deaths—things that she could not possibly have known without having been told directly by those she encountered as a delog. Later in her life one of the most generous contributors to her projects was a Tibetan businessman who had been an adamant nonpractitioner of religion until my mother conveyed to him information about buried money from his deceased sister. Delog Dawa Drolma’s account here is as vivid as that of a tourist describing a country he or she has visited, yet hers is really a journey of consciousness through the pure and impure displays of mind. The delog experience is extraordinary, marvelous, even within the esoteric context of Tibetan schools of Vajrayana Buddhism. Yet Delog Dawa Drolma’s account has the power and immediacy of direct experience, and I trust that those who read it will find that the phenomena of the realms correspond to aspects of their own mind’s experience. ~ Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche from the introduction to Delog



Taming The Tiger

Taming The Tiger Author Akong Tulku Rinpoche
ISBN-10 9781446459768
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 208
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TAMING THE TIGER is based on twenty years Buddhist teaching in the West and aims to help anyone seeking the truth about suffering and happiness. The first part of the book deals with topics such as Impermanence, The Right Motivation, Facing the Situation, Body, Speech and Mind, Compassion, and Mindfulness. The second part is devoted to exercises, meditations and relaxation techniques for body and mind, including Feeling, Openness, Taking Suffering, Bringing the Buddha to Life and Universal Compassion. The exercises, designed to provide a base of self-knowledge, mind-therapy and self-healing have also been found beneficial in therapy workshops and in the treatment of psychological problems. TAMING THE TIGER comes from the Samye-Ling Tibetan Centre in Eskdalemuir, Scotland. This long-established community is well-known for its Buddhist teachings and for helping to preserve Tibetan culture. It is also increasingly renowned for its therapy courses and humanitarian activities. In 1992, Samye-Ling bought Holy Island as a retreat centre.



The Jewelled Staircase

The Jewelled Staircase Author Geshe Wangyal
ISBN-10 155939773X
Release 1990-01-01
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Culminating work of the founder of the first monastery in North America.



Advice On Dying

Advice On Dying Author Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 9781448118847
Release 2012-03-31
Pages 240
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In this ground-breaking book, the Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that, when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focussed in the right direction, and in the right manner. Advice on Dying cautions us not to fall under the influence of the mistaken belief of permanence. We should not think that we have a lot of time in this life, because there is a great danger of wasting our lives in procrastination. He suggests we meditate on our lives, and on the indefiniteness of the time of death. For, though the time of our death is uncertain, death itself is certain... In this empowering and positive book, His Holiness brings new inspiration to a subject that we, in the West, have long ignored to our detriment. It is only by taming our minds and fully facing the end of our lives, that we can fully live in the present moment.



The Perfect Human Rebirth

The Perfect Human Rebirth Author Lama Zopa Rinpoche
ISBN-10 9781891868542
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 215
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This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment teachings given over a four decade period, starting from the early 1970s, and deals with how rare and precious it is to receive not just a human rebirth but a perfect human rebirth, with eight freedoms and ten richnesses, the best possible conditions for practicing Dharma. FPMT Lineage is a series of books of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings on the graduated path to enlightenment (lam-rim). This series will be the most extensive contemporary lam-rim commentary available and comprises the essence of the FPMT’s education program. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and please enjoy this e-book!



Dzogchen Teachings

Dzogchen Teachings Author Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
ISBN-10 1559398205
Release 2006-03-25
Pages 208
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This book is a rich collection of precious teachings given by the renowned Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to his students around the world in order to benefit their understanding of the Dzogchen tradition and its value in the modern world. Dzogchen, or the path of Total Perfection, is the essence of Tibetan Buddhism; it is not a religion, tradition, or philosophy. As Chögyal Namkhai Norbu says, "Dzogchen is the path of self-liberation that enables one to discover one's true nature." Dzogchen is the reality of our true condition, not only the name of a teaching. Dzogchen is our own totally self-perfected state. In Dzogchen, the teacher gives you methods for discovering that true condition. Through these clear, concise explanations and instructions not available elsewhere, Namkhai Norbu makes these profound teachings accessible to everyone. All the chapters contain beneficial instructions for both beginning and advanced students, regardless of which tradition they may follow, and insights into the genuine meaning of important subjects related to Sutra Tantra and Dzogchen.



Tara Box

Tara Box Author Gehlek Rimpoche
ISBN-10 1577314611
Release 2004-04-01
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Tara is the best-known and most beloved feminine deity of Buddhism. Having famously vowed to help others while always remaining in the female form, Tara is traditionally called a mother, a virgin, and a queen. Like a mother, she provides unconditional love. Like a virgin, she is whole and complete unto herself. Like a queen, she is noble and generous. Containing a 96-page book, a white Tara resin figure, and a keepsake box, The Tara Box opens to create a mini-altar and portable shrine for the exquisitely carved Tara statuette. The altar can be used in conjunction with the book's rituals and meditation practices, which are aimed at compassionate healing, long life, and protection from life's travails. The book ? which slides snugly behind the altar for easy reference ? explains who Tara is and how to reach out to her. This unique gift set is for those interested in healing, ritual magic, women's empowerment, Buddhism, and exotic Asian art.