Posts in category: Tibetan
By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
The modern Tantric grasp, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, explains step by step how we will be able to generate a deeply peaceable and centred brain by way of harnessing the sophisticated strength method inside our personal physique. With this pleased wisdom we will be able to discover our real nature, spoil lack of know-how and pain at its root, and rapidly turn into a resource of notion and gain for others.
Within the Tibetan Buddhist culture, devotion to one's guru or religious grasp is taken into account to be of the maximum significance in non secular perform. The directions of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, established upon the lessons of the nice eighteenth-century saint and visionary Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa, specialize in the devotional practices of Guru Yoga, "Merging with the brain of the Guru."
This entire textbook on classical Tibetan is appropriate for starting or intermediate scholars. It starts off with principles for examining writing and saying Tibetan, progressively wearing the reader throughout the styles obvious within the formation of phrases and into the repeating styles of Tibetan words, clauses, and sentences. scholars with previous adventure will locate the seven appendices—which overview the principles of pronunciation grammar and syntax—provide an vital reference. It balances conventional Tibetan grammatical and syntactic research with a use of terminology that displays English preconceptions approximately sentence constitution. in accordance with the method built through Jeffrey Hopkins on the Unversity of Virginia, this publication provides in classes with drills and examining routines a pragmatic advent to Tibetan grammar syntax and technical vocabulary utilized in Buddhist works on philosophy and meditation. a really good designed studying procedure, it serves as an creation to examining and translating and to Buddhist philosophy and meditation. via simply memorizable paradigms the coed involves realize and comprehend the recurrent styles of the Tibetan language. every one bankruptcy incorporates a vocabulary filled with necessary Buddhist phrases.
An exposition of the complete Buddhist course in just 123 verses. A Buddhist classic.
Nagarjuna's poetic presentation of the elemental teachings of the nice automobile, or Mahayana, is extraordinary for its concise sort and noteworthy imagery, making it probably the most broadly quoted assets in different commentaries at the Mahayana course. the nice Indian Buddhist grasp Nagarjuna (first-second century C.E.) wrote his celebrated poem "Letter to a chum" as a present of recommendation to a South Indian king, and it has in view that turn into a monument within the Indian shastra tradition.
Despite its brief size (only 123 verses), Nagarjuna's "Letter to a pal" covers the whole Mahayana course, combining a pragmatic method of day-by-day behavior with a theoretical exposition of different phases resulting in enlightenment. It has hence been an excellent resource for plenty of of Tibet's nice students looking a scriptural authority to reinforce their very own descriptions of the Buddhist direction. Any problems in figuring out the poem are conquer the following through Kangyur Rinpoche's statement, which turns Nagarjuna's occasionally cryptic poem into simple prose, increasing on each one subject and ordering the various topics in this sort of approach that on returning to the unique poem, the reader can simply make feel of the recommendation it contains.
It contains headings to provide an explanation for Nagarjuna's common alterations in topic and entire factors of the information brought in each one verse. as well as the observation, this publication provides the unique poem within the Tibetan and in a brand new English translation that makes an attempt to emulate Nagarjuna's strains of metric verse. additionally incorporated are Kangyur Rinpoche's structural define (sa bchad), a Tibetan line index to let scholars to find quotations utilized in different Tibetan works, complete notes, and a thesaurus.
By Geoffrey Samuel
Ebook by means of Geoffrey Samuel
By David Michie
What does it take to be at liberty? now we have all requested ourselves this question at some point soon, yet few folks have chanced on the trail to lasting achievement. David Michie notion he had completed his life's goals—the high-level task, the pricy urban condo, the posh vehicle, the nice vacations—but a small voice used to be telling him he wasn't quite chuffed. an opportunity comment from a naturopath despatched him to his neighborhood Buddhist heart. There he all started an important trip of his existence.
In this easy yet superbly written booklet, David Michie opens the door to the middle teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humor, he exhibits us how he started to comprise Buddhist practices into his lifestyle. He explains how he got here to appreciate the variation among the transitority pleasures of normal lifestyles and the profound experience of future health and heartfelt serenity that comes from connecting with our internal nature.
By Klaus-Dieter Mathes
Maitreya's Ratnagotravibhaga, often referred to as the Uttaratantra, is the most Indian treatise on buddha nature, an idea that's seriously debated in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. In A Direct route to the Buddha Within, Klaus-Dieter Mathes appears at a pivotal Tibetan remark in this textual content via move Lotsawa Zhonu buddy, most sensible referred to as the writer of the Blue Annals. pass Lotsawa, whose lecturers spanned the spectrum of Tibetan colleges, constructed a hugely nuanced realizing of buddha nature, tying it in with mainstream Mahayana notion whereas fending off contested features of the so-called empty-of-other (zhentong) strategy. as well as translating key parts of cross Lotsawa's remark, Mathes offers an in-depth old context, comparing Go's place opposed to these of alternative Kagyu, Nyingma, and Jonang masters and reading how move Lotsawa's view impacts his realizing of the buddha traits, the concept that of vacancy, and the perform of mahamudra.
In Tibetan non secular literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books sticks out as a distinct, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the full variety of Buddhist teachings because it used to be preserved in Tibet. This quantity is the 5th booklet of that paintings and is taken into account via many students to be its center. Jamgön Kongtrül explains the entire code of non-public liberation because it applies to either monastic and lay people, the precepts for these meaning to the lifetime of a bodhisattva, and the outstanding pledges for practitioners at the tantric course of natural notion.
By Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche provides profound insights in direct and encouraging language. during this remark at the Precious Garland, certainly one of Gampopa's masterworks, he outlines what practitioners of various degrees want to know to ideal their non secular perform. He instructs at the right view, meditation, and behavior, and provides frank solutions to universal questions touching on hindrances to Dharma perform.
Gampopa (1070–1153) was once the daddy of the Kagyu culture and most excellent pupil of Milarepa.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa, Ian Coghlan
Explore the character of our fabric global in a unique sourcebook conceived via Dalai Lama collects the medical observations present in classical Buddhist treatises.
Science and Philosophy within the Indian Buddhist Classics compiles classical Buddhist explorations of the character of our fabric international and the human brain and places them into context for the trendy reader. This bold four-volume sequence, an incredible source for the background of principles and particularly the heritage of technological know-how, has been conceived by way of and compiled below the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself. it really is his view that the explorations by way of the nice Indian masters of northern India within the first millennium CE nonetheless have a lot that's of curiosity to us at the present time, even if we're Buddhist or now not, and those volumes make these insights accessible.
quantity 1, The actual World, explores of the character of our fabric world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It starts with an summary of the numerous frameworks, reminiscent of the so-called 5 aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to ascertain the character and scope of fact. themes contain assets of data, the scope of cause, the character and components of the fabric international, theories of the atom, the character of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of existence, together with a close rationalization of the early Buddhist theories on fetal improvement. the quantity even incorporates a short presentation on early theories in regards to the constitution and serve as of the mind and the position of microorganisms contained in the human body.
to give those particular rules and their intent, the sequence weaves jointly passages from the works of significant Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. either volumes include an creation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama that outlines medical and philosophical considering within the heritage of the Buddhist culture. all of the six significant themes in each one quantity is usually brought with an essay to supply extra context for Western readers. these in quantity 1 were ready by means of Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s valuable English-language translator and founding father of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. those essays attach the modern reader to broader debates and Western parallels and supply priceless feedback for additional reading.