Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two

This e-book is a translation of the second one a part of a statement at the Treasury of invaluable Qualities, the main celebrated paintings of Jigme Lingpa (1730–1798), probably the most very important figures within the Nyingma lineage. In a narrow quantity of stylish verse, this root textual content (new during this revised variation) provides the total Buddhist course in accordance with the Nyingma university. since it is so concise and uses tricky poetic language, the statement is vital.

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The 12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction

By Darren Littlejohn

Writer Darren Littlejohn has been there and again, and provides a complimentary advisor for restoration to the normal twelve-step application, out of his personal struggles and successes throughout the research of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

The face of habit and alcoholism is a face that many have visible sooner than -- it can be a celeb, a colleague, or perhaps a loved one. And even though the 12-step software on its own can frequently carry preliminary luck, many addicts locate themselves relapsing again into previous methods and outdated styles, or changing one dependancy with another.

operating with the normal 12-Step philosophy, the writer first stocks his personal existence direction, and the way he got here to discover the non secular solace that has tremendously improved his existence in restoration. Then, he information out how his paintings integrating Buddhism into the normal twelve-step courses validates either elements of the restoration approach. whereas being cautious to not current himself as a Tibetan lama or Zen grasp, the writer indicates how every one step -- corresponding to admitting there's a challenge, looking aid, accomplishing a radical self-examination, making amends for damage performed, and supporting different drug addicts who are looking to get better -- suits into the Bodhisattva course. This integration makes Buddhism obtainable for addicts, and the 12 Steps comprehensible for Buddhists who may well rather be at a loss to aid these in need.

The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary perform to the conventional 12-step trip, now not a alternative. whereas conventional twelve-step courses support addicts turn into sober through removal the drug of selection and offering a non secular direction, they hardly ever delve deep into what factors humans to endure within the first position. the combination of Buddhism with the normal method presents the knowledge and meditations which can aid addicts really discover a deep, non secular liberation from all explanations and stipulations of discomfort -- for sturdy.

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Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation

By B. Alan Wallace

A few of the maximum of life’s adventures can ensue whereas you’re drowsing. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, that's the power to change your personal dream truth any means you love just by being conscious of the truth that you’re dreaming whereas you’re in the middle of a dream. there's a diversity of strategies somebody can discover ways to turn into a lucid dreamer—and this booklet offers the entire guide you want to start. yet B. Alan Wallace additionally exhibits tips on how to take the event of lucid dreaming past leisure to take advantage of it to intensify creativity, to resolve difficulties, and to extend self-knowledge. He then is going a step extra: relocating directly to the tools of Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga for utilizing your lucid goals to achieve the profoundest form of perception.

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

By Francesca Fremantle, Chögyam Trungpa

During this vintage scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally learn aloud to the death to assist them reach liberation—death and rebirth are noticeable as a method that offers a chance to acknowledge the genuine nature of brain. This translation of The Tibetan e-book of the lifeless emphasizes the sensible suggestion that the e-book bargains to the residing. The insightful observation through Chögyam Trungpa, written in transparent, concise language, explains what the textual content teaches us approximately human psychology. This booklet can be of curiosity to humans considering dying and death, in addition to those that search larger religious realizing in way of life.

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Nothingness in Asian Philosophy

A number of an important and nonetheless so much correct principles approximately nothingness or vacancy have received profound philosophical prominence within the background and improvement of a couple of South and East Asian traditions—including in Buddhism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism, Hinduism, Korean philosophy, and the japanese Kyoto tuition. those traditions proportion the perception that during order to give an explanation for either the nice mysteries and mundane proof approximately our event, rules of "nothingness" needs to play a prime role.

This choice of essays brings jointly the paintings of twenty of the world’s well-liked students of Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist, Neo-Confucian, jap and Korean concept to light up attention-grabbing philosophical conceptualizations of "nothingness" in either classical and smooth Asian traditions. the original assortment deals new paintings from complete students and offers a coherent, panoramic view of the main major ways in which "nothingness" performs the most important roles in Asian philosophy. It contains either conventional and modern formulations, occasionally placing Asian traditions into discussion with each other and infrequently with classical and glossy Western idea. the result's a publication of titanic worth for college kids and researchers in Asian and comparative philosophy.

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"The Tibetan Book of the Dead": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)

The Tibetan publication of the Dead is the main recognized Buddhist textual content within the West, having offered greater than 1000000 copies because it was once first released in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a remark on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid journey, and the Beatles quoted Leary's model of their track "Tomorrow by no means Knows." extra lately, the publication has been followed through the hospice flow, enshrined by means of Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook learn by way of Richard Gere. but, as acclaimed author and pupil of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan e-book of the Dead is not Tibetan, it isn't particularly a e-book, and it's not rather approximately death." during this compelling creation and brief heritage, Lopez tells the unusual tale of the way a comparatively imprecise and malleable choice of Buddhist texts of doubtful starting place got here to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West.

The principal personality during this tale is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric pupil and non secular seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, regardless of no longer figuring out the Tibetan language and not vacationing the rustic, crafted and named The Tibetan publication of the Dead. actually, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's booklet is way extra American than Tibetan, owing a better debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. certainly, Lopez means that the book's perennial attraction stems not just from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but in addition from the best way Evans-Wentz translated the textual content into the language of a truly American spirituality.

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Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th-Anniversary Edition

By Thich Nhat Hanh

"[Thich Nhat Hanh] exhibits us the relationship among own, internal peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Nominated through Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is considered one of today’s prime assets of knowledge, peace, compassion and comfort.

The twentieth anniversary version of the vintage textual content, up-to-date, revised, and that includes a aware residing magazine.

Buddha and Christ, maybe the 2 such a lot pivotal figures within the background of humankind, every one left in the back of a legacy of teachings and practices that experience formed the lives of billions of individuals over millennia. in the event that they have been to fulfill at the street this present day, what may every one consider the other's non secular perspectives and practices? 

Thich Nhat Hanh has been a part of a decades-long discussion among nice contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its good looks which may be conveyed in simple terms by way of an intruder. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the 2 traditions meet, and he reawakens our figuring out of either. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are photographs of Buddha and Jesus, and that i contact either one of them as my non secular ancestors."

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Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

“Somebody comes into the Zen heart with a lighted cigarette, walks as much as the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap. you're status there. What are you able to do?” it is a challenge that Zen grasp Seung Sahn is keen on posing to his American scholars who attend his Zen facilities. shedding Ashes at the Buddha is a pleasant, irreverent, and sometimes hilariously humorous residing checklist of the discussion among Korean Zen grasp Seung Sahn and his American scholars. including dialogues, tales, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters utilizing the Zen Master’s real phrases in spontaneous, dwelling interplay along with his scholars, this publication is a clean presentation of the Zen instructing approach to “instant discussion” among grasp and scholar which, by using astonishment and paradox, results in an knowing of final reality.

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Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Relationships

Learn Buddhist rules which can aid enhance your romantic lifestyles, your existence more often than not, and the lives of these round you.

Surely a contented marriage for a as a rule adjusted couple is an easy topic of give-and-take—some persistence, tolerance, and simply attempting to be joyful as frequently as attainable. there isn't any scarcity of books supplying courting recommendation which can support us with those issues. yet Buddhist teachings handle greater than simply floor wisdom, and advisor us to delve deeper into our psyches.

With an emphasis on self-compassion, Buddhism for Couples explains tips on how to observe Buddhist teachings on your relationships to patch issues up, carry issues jointly, and, even on reliable days, scale the heights of dating happiness. Written for either women and men, this ebook tackles the loaded topics of house responsibilities, anger, intercourse, clash, and infidelity, and introduces Buddhist thoughts which may improve a relationship.

Humorous and informative, Buddhism for Couples presents a clean method of residing as a pair, persuading us to go away at the back of stale, ordinary methods of referring to that don’t paintings.

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Breathe, You Are Alive: The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Based on the Buddha’s instructing within the Anapanasati Sutra, keeping know-how of our respiring is a method of awakening to the real nature of all issues and arriving at non secular liberation. Breathe, you're Alive outlines sixteen routines of unsleeping respiring that have been taught by way of the Buddha, including commentaries and additional workouts for training them each day and in any scenario. Thich Nhat Hanh’s insights and rationalization provide the reader entry to the profound nourishment on hand once we decelerate and phone our in-breath and out-breath. He walks the reader in the course of the development of exercises—from wisdom of the actual airplane, to the psychological and non secular planes—in a transparent and concise demeanour that's effortless to implement.

This twentieth anniversary variation comprises Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest commentaries and practices at the know-how of respiring meditation, in addition to his "Breathing and jogging" Gatha (practice verse) set to track.

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