An essential guidebook throughout the trip of existence and loss of life, Mind past Death weaves a synthesis of knowledge extraordinary in its scope. With hot informality and profound knowing of the Western brain, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings at the bardos—the durations of lifestyles, demise, and beyond—completely on hand to the trendy reader.
Drawing on a panoramic variety of fabric, Mind past Death exhibits us how the bardos can be utilized to overcome demise. operating with the bardos skill taking carry of existence and studying tips on how to stay with fearless abandon. Exploring all six bardos—not simply the 3 bardos of death—Mind past Death demonstrates that the key to an exceptional trip via and past loss of life lies in how we are living. jogging skillfully in the course of the bardos of dream meditation and everyday life, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche takes us deep into the mysterious loss of life durations, introducing us to their outstanding mindscape. This travel de strength supplies us the information to remodel demise, the best predicament, into the main robust chance for enlightenment. With either nuts-and-bolts meditation concepts and remarkable illumination, Mind past Death deals a transparent map and a strong car that might properly shipping the reader in the course of the hard transitions of this existence and the perilous bardos past dying.
By Herbert V. Guenther
10 articles via the writer make clear the specific characteristics of Tibetan philosophy and spiritual perform.
By Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
The genuine try out of our Buddhist perform occurs no longer at the cushion or within the safe house of retreat, yet moment-to-moment in way of life, relatively after we locate ourselves in uncomfortable occasions. How can we reply? during this e-book, essentially the most revered Western figures of latest Buddhism, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, deals insights gleaned from greater than 40 years of engagement with Buddhist perform. Her standpoint is massive, with a well-grounded knowing of the way the undying Buddhist teachings observe to the calls for and demanding situations of contemporary lifestyles.
Zurchungpa's 80 Chapters of private Advice used to be the ultimate educating given by way of the nice Nyingma grasp Zurchung Sherab Trakpa ahead of he gave up the ghost. His counsels are the distillation of a lifetime's event and include the sensible directions of a grasp who had made the lessons of the nice Perfection really a part of himself. the unique textual content contains virtually 580 maxims, equipped into 80 chapters masking the whole course of Dzogchen, from basic teachings on devotion and renunciation, via to a complete sequence of pith directions that convey the Dzogchen view to lifestyles. a lot of the that means of those pithy, frequently cryptic, directions should be misplaced at the reader with no assistance from the notes Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche supplied in his annotated version, which he in response to the reasons he obtained from his personal instructor, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
This publication features a whole targeted instructing on Zurchungpa's textual content via Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, in keeping with Shechen Gyaltsap's notes. initially meant as crucial directions for a bunch of practitioners in three-year retreat, it is going to absolutely function an fundamental advisor to a person who heavily needs to perform the good Perfection.
Zurchung Sherab Trakpa (1014-1074) was once a key instructor within the Zur culture, one of many handful of kama lineages during which the lessons of the traditional culture have been transmitted from grasp to disciple, starting with Guru Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra, down to the Nyingma masters of the current day. He was once a realized pupil and complete meditation grasp who spent decades in retreat, working towards the lessons of the nice Perfection.
Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche (1871-1926) used to be a big disciple of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the nice and one in all Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's root academics. An comprehensive meditator, he was once additionally the most revered students of his day, whose writings fill 13 volumes.
All of us are looking to locate happiness and be loose from affliction. Happiness comes from optimistic psychological states and activities, and being affected by the other. The twelve-part means of established coming up exhibits how activities underlain by means of lack of awareness propel us from one rebirth into one other, retaining us trapped in anguish, and the way via knowing truth appropriately we will be able to holiday this cycle. The 4 noble truths, the twelve hyperlinks of established coming up, and the 2 truths concerning traditional and supreme truth, all interrelated, shape the very middle of the Buddha's educating. the various varied practices of sutra and tantra develop into significant and functional purely once they are in keeping with a very good realizing of those primary and seminal ideas. This oral educating via Geshe Sonam Rinchen relies at the Rice Seedling Sutra and the twenty-sixth bankruptcy of Nagarjuna's Treatise at the heart Way.
This is precisely what Dudjom Lingpa does in his trilogy of auto-biographies. even supposing he was once brilliantly profitable in his multi-faceted occupation as a instructor to incalculable notable disciples, a prolific author with not less than twenty-one extant volumes of composition which are nonetheless studied world wide, and a Treasure revealer within the instructing method distinctive to tantric Buddhism, his tales provide us whatever else. during this e-book we're proven the very factor that prime lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: religious evolution through the lens of inner-most visionary lifestyles, cinematic in scope, full of interesting beings, either divine and demonic. Dudjom Lingpa offers readers entry to his enlightenment process—from studying how you can meditate as much as the top tantric practices—as purely he may have skilled it. This ebook, jam-packed with brilliant and engaging visions and dreamscapes, is replete with event in addition to daily meditation suggestion. an individual drawn to a progressive outlook on own transformation will get pleasure from and reap the benefits of those stories.
By Kurt Tropper, Cristina Scherrer-Schaub
Inscriptions are a slightly overlooked box inside of Tibetan stories, simply because they can be positioned in locations that aren't simply available for either geographical and political purposes. it's hence specifically welcome that of the contributions to this quantity take care of inscriptions documented on contemporary box journeys to Tibet: Benjamin wooden discusses an inscription in Zha lu that relates an enigmatic clash within the historical past of the monastery, and Kurt Tropper seems to be into an epigraphic cycle at the lifetime of the Buddha in Tsaparang. in addition, Nathan Hill offers a brand new interpretation of the start of the well-known Rkong po inscription, and Kunsang Namgyal Lama surveys some of the types of texts came across on tsha tshas. an additional point of mirrored image is extra to the amount by way of Cristina Scherrer-Schaub’s methodological concerns at the type and interpretation of inscriptions.
Right here in a single compact quantity are all the phases of guideline at the direction of Mahamudra. integrated are concise and whole formal directions at the floor course and fruition of this penetrating perform. This sizeable and profound statement originates with the 8th Situpa, a extraordinary student and practitioner who's thought of the main finished of the entire Situ emanations.
By Dalai Lama
"Pay recognition not just to the cultivation of data yet to the cultivation of characteristics of the guts, in order that on the finish of schooling, not just will you be a professional, but additionally you can be a warmhearted and compassionate person."
As obtainable because it is inspirational, this feature gathers jointly a decade's worthy of public lectures given in India to audiences from all walks of existence. Following every one speak are the unique question-and-answer periods, during which His Holiness opens himself as much as his listeners and-now-to readers all over. His generally candid information on residing totally and responsibly as we move right into a new millennium makes a speciality of particular subject matters that variety from non secular tolerance to compassion and nonviolence. With a realistic and hugely readable advent to Buddhism and the Dalai Lama's personal non secular history, written by way of Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, this can be the proper publication for seekers at any degree alongside the trail of lifestyles.
Linked to the promoting of global peace, the Kalachakra - or "Wheel of Time" - tantra is likely one of the so much specific and encompassing platforms of idea and perform inside of Tibetan Buddhism. This e-book features a whole translation of the Kalachakra initiation ritual because it was once conferred by means of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington DC in July 2011, together with his observation and a complete creation via Professor Jeffrey Hopkins that explores the Kalachakra's wealthy symbolism, that means, and heritage. The publication additionally contains the Six-Session Yoga.