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Absorption in No External World: 170 Issues In Mind-Only Buddhism
By: Jeffrey Hopkins
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This stand-alone book is the final volume of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over the last twenty-two years. Here Hopkins presents opinions on crucial issues from twenty-two commentaries on Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence, considered by his followers to be so challenging that it is called his steel bow and steel arrow, hard to pull but powerful when one succeeds. The careful and intense analysis with which these scholar-yogis probe these 170 issues over time opens a door into patterns of thought that constitute the environment of the text. Hopkins' lively style draws the reader into the drama, stimulating the reader's metaphysical imagination.
All-Seeing Boy and the Blue Sky of Happiness
All-Seeing Boy and the Blue Sky of Happiness: A Children's Parable
By: Nick Kettles (Author), Serena Hallam (Illustrator)
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The All-Seeing Boy believed that there must be a way to make people happy. Then he met the mysterious hobo Jason Carper, Esquire, who taught him about the blue sky of happiness and our inherent, somewhat magical ability to bring happiness to others.
Altar of the Earth
Altar of the Earth: The life, Land and Spirit of Tibet
By: Gold, Peter
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Altar of the Earth takes on a vivid journey into the majestic environment of today's Tibet-its people, places and matters of the spirit Engagingly written essays and stunning color photographs capture the beauty and magnificence of Central tibet's most important sacred and natural places, events and ways of life-adding a dimension of understanding beyond that available in guidebooks. With his captivating style and artistic vision Peter Gold leads us across rivers and mountain passes, towns and villages and into temples, monasteries, shrines and homes for an intimate glimpse of the essence of Tibet.
Amy and Gully in Rainbowland
Amy and Gully in Rainbowland
By: Rowe, W.W.
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Finding themselves in Rainbowland, two apple-pie American kids meet a magical man dressed in red and gold robes who send s them on a strage quest. Along the way, they are led to discover some special qualities within themselves. They learn to be courageous, to look beyond appearances, to do no harm, and to practice loving kindness.

Answers
Answers
By: Dalai Lama
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In these lively exchanges the Dalai Lama exhibits clear and penetrating insight into issues that are most important to Western students. Some of the topics discussed are: psychology, Christianity, being a practicing Buddhist in the West, spiritual teachers, reincarnation, emptiness, tantra protector deities, liberation, meditation, compassion, disciplining others, the power of holy places, and retreats.
Art of Peace
Art of Peace: Nobel Peace Laureates Discuss Human Rights, Conflict and Reconciliation
By: Hopkins, ed.
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Nobel Price Laureates discuss Human Rights, Conflict and Reconciliation. While many people who strive to bring the world into peaceful balance work in relative anonymity, only a few have received international recognition for their efforts. Nine of these outstanding individuals convened recently at the University of Virginia to discuss the topics of human rights, conflict and reconciliation.
Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way
By: Aryadeva / Gyel-tsap
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Gyel-tsap Dar-ma-rin-chen states that Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas was written to explain how, according to Nagarjuna, the practice of the stages of yogic deeds enables those with a Mahayana motivation to attain Buddhahood. Both Nagarjuna and Aryadeva urge those who want to understand reality to induce direct experience of ultimate truth through philosophic inquiry and reasoning. Aryadeva's text is more than a commentary on Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Middle Way, because it also explains the extensive paths associated with conventional truths. The Four Hundred Stanzas is one of the fundamental works of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy, and Gyel-tsap's commentary is arguably the most complete and important of the Tibetan commentaries on it.
As Long As Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra
As Long As Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra Tantra in Honor of the Dalai Lama
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The Kalachakra Tantra--Kalachakra means "wheel of time"--is a tradition of Buddhist theory and practice whose root text treats a fantastic expanse of knowledge ranging from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and vital bodily energies. In the Tibetan-speaking world, a public Kalachakra initiation remains the most sought-after eveny in the life of a devout Buddhist. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has long had a strong connection with the Kalachakra Tantra and brought the initiation to the West in 1981, performing it in the U.S., Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This volume has been created to celebrate his long involvement with the Kalachakra teachings.
Atisha's Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment
By: Geshe Sonam Rinchen/ Sonam Ruth, tr.
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Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, was written for the Tibetan people at the request of Jangchub Wo. It sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner, represented by the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana paths. Atisha's text thus became the source of the lamrim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul
Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors
By: Jamgon Kongtrul
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This much-awaited first English translation of Jamgon Kongtrul's autobiography is refreshingly real. In addition to its inspirational value, kongtrul's story is a rich source of information on the religion, culture, and political climate of Tibet during his times.
Balancing the Mind
Balancing the Mind, A Tibetan Approach to Refining Attention
By: Alan Wallace
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For centuries Tibetan Buddhist contemplatives have directly explored consciousness through carefully honed rigorous techniques of meditation. B. Allan Wallace explains the methods and experiences of Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. Balancing the Mind includes a translation of the classic discussion by fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative Tsongkhapa of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity.

Bardo Teachings, Lodro Lama
Bardo Teachings: The Way of Death and Rebirth
By: Lodro Lama
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"Lama Lodo presents a wealth of heretofore untranslated material.... This modest but carefully produced book is an extension of and complement to the Tibetan book of the Dead. "Bardo Teachings is remarkable because it reveals a significant portion of the secret tantric path. This is genuine tantra-not a potpourri of Western self-help instructions and fragments of Eastern thought. "Bardo Teachings is. . .a teaching on how to traverse the stages of death without fear. It is as true a guide to tantric Buddhism's view of life and death as can be found in print." San Francisco Chronicle.
Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism
By: Bruce Newman
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As Tibetan Buddhism extends its reach in the West, many practitioners are making strong commitments to this path. The Vajrayana tradition still being new to our culture, however, there remain significant gaps in Western students' education and understanding. These can lead to practical difficulties for new or intermediate students.
This book begins with the very awakening of students' interest in spirituality and their initial encounter with Tibetan Buddhism, and leads them through the steps necessary for succussful practice in the West.
Being Right Here, A Dzogchen Treasure Text of Nuden Dorje entilted: The Mirror of Clear Meaning
By: Nuden Dorje, James Low
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The treasure text of Nuden Dorje renders a very clear and authentic account of the view and essential meditation of dzogchen, the practice of nondual experience. The presentation is the Men ngag style, a personal instruction distilling the author's own realization in a manner both beautiful and deeply meaningful. Short verses show, with pithy clarity, how the various aspects of dzogchen fit together.

Bodhgaya Interviews
Bodhgaya Interviews
By: Dalai Lama
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These engaging interviews with His Holiness the Dalai Lama are sure to interest non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike His Holiness covers a spectrum of religious and secular concerns in a most candid and stimulating manner. Some of the topics discussed are Psychology, Tantra, Politics , Emptiness, Christianity, Reincarnation, Liberation , Vipasyana, Mantra, Gurus, Protector Deities, Particle Physics.
Bodhicitta
Bodhicitta: Cultivating the Compassionate Mind
By: Lobsang Gyatso
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One is unlikely ever to receive a Tibetan Buddhist teaching on either sutra or tantra in which Bodhicitta does not have a central role. Bodhicitta, the compassionate mind which aspires to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit beings, is the very quintessence of the Mahayana path of Buddhist practice.
In this practical handbook, Ven.
Bodhisattva Vow
Bodhisattva Vow
By: Sonam Rinchen, Geshe
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Bodhisattvas, the great beings of Mahayana Buddhism, are those who have generated bodhicitta, resolving to gain enlightenment in order to bring about lasting happiness for all living beings. This volume of oral teachings by Geshe Sonam Rinchen explains the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment and the precepts of training which accompany it. Implementing the resolve to gain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures involves engaging in the marvelous activities of Bodhisattvas.

Born in Lhasa
Born in Lhasa
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Namgyal Lhamo Taklha recounts her remarkable life in Born in Lhasa. She describes her childhood in a Tibet that no longer exists and chronicles her life and work on four continents. It is an engaging history of the Tibetan diaspora--dramatic and filled with anecdotes. Taklha's autobiography differs from those of other prominent Tibetans because she discusses the unexpected challenges of living in America and Europe.

Mrs. Taklha married the immediate elder brother of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. She is a member of the elected Parliament of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and serves as Minister of Health. She lives in Dharamsala, India.
Boundless Heart
Boundless Heart, The Cultivation of the Four Immeasurables
By: Alan Wallace
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replaced by THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES
Boundless Heart presents a unique interweaving of teachings on the Four Immeasurables and instruction on quiescence, or shamatha, meditation practices. Alan Wallace's teachings on the Four Immeasurables are based on Buddhaghosa's Path of Purification and address the cultivation of loving kindness, compassion, equanimity, and empathetic joy. It is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others.
Buddha from Dolpo
Buddha from Dolpo
By: Cyrus Stearns
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The Buddha from Dolpo is a revised and enlarged edition of the only book about the most controversial Buddhist master in the history of Tibet, Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292-1361), who became perhaps the greatest Tibetan expert of the Kalacakra, or Wheel of Time, a vast system of tantric teachings. Based largely on esoteric Buddhist knowledge from the legendary land of Shambhala, Dolpopa's insights have profoundly influenced the development of Tibetan Buddhism for more than 650 years.
Buddha Nature
Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with Com.
By: Maitreya, Jamgon Kongtrul, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
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All sentient beings, without exception, have buddha nature, the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of the "Five Treatises" said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya, presents the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of buddhahood. This seminal text details with great clarity the view which forms the basis for Vajrayana, and especially Mahamudra, practice. Thus it builds a bridge between the Sutrayana and Vajrayana levels of the Buddha's teaching, elaborated here in Jamgon Kongtrul's commentary.
Buddha's Question
By: Rowe, W.W.
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Queen, Videhi of Rajagaha asks the Buddha to teach four hundred children about the way of awareness and love. In reply, the Buddha recounts his previous life experience as a plumeria tree. This tree painfully witnesses the cruel deceptions of a heron upon forty fisha and a cautious, crafty crab, Though helpless to intervene, the compassionate tree takes vows with far-reaching consequences.
Buddhism for Beginners
By: Thubten Chodron
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Buddhism for Beginners covers the most fundamental questions and issues that arise in the minds of modern Western individuals who are new to this tradition of practical spirituality. Written in clear and engaged language, this book presents the Buddhist approach to the fundamental issues and concerns of daily life.
Buddhism of Tibet
By: Dalai Lama
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This volume consists of four texts that H.H. the Dalai Lama specially wrote or chose for the Western reader. The Buddhism of Tibet by the Dalai Lama: In this excellent introduction, the the Dalai Lama explains the principle topics and central practices of Buddhism.
Buddhism through American Women’s Eyes
Buddhism through American Women’s Eyes
By: Karma Lekshe Tsomo, ed.
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The Buddha's path to human transformation declares women and men equally capable of spiritual realization, yet throughout history most exemplars of this tradition have been men. Now, as Buddhism is transmitted to North America, women are playing a major role in its adaption and development. The conversation presented here takes place among practioners from the Theravada, Japanese Zen, Shingon, Chinese Pure Land, and Tibetan traditions, who share their thoughts on Buddhist philosophy, its practical application in everyday life, and the challenges of practicing Buddhism in the Western world.
Buddhism with an Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind-Training
By: Wallace
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All of us have attitudes. Some of them accord with reality and serve us well throughout the course of our lives. Others are out of  alignment with reality and  cause us problems. Tibetan Buddhist practice isn't just sitting in silent meditation, it is also developing fresh attitudes that align our minds with reality. Attitudes need adjusting, just like a spinal column that has been knocked out of alignment.
Buddhist Fasting Practice: The Nyungne Method of Thousand Armed Chenrezig
By: Wangchen Rinpoche
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A comprehensive treatment of a profound two-and-a-half-day meditation retreat practice that involves strict vows, complete silence, and fasting. Nyungne ("nyoong-nay") attracts many busy practitioners who don't have time for longer retreats. The meditation focuses on the recitations, mantras, and guided visualizations of the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, the embodiment of all the buddhas' loving-kindness and compassion. Valuable information as well as new translations and special anecdotal material from the author's own teacher are included.
Buddhist Path
Buddhist Path: A Practical Guide from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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An accessible and practical introduction to Tibetan Buddhism as practiced in Nyingma, or "ancient," tradition, The Buddhist Path presents for us the proper way of cultivating intellect and heart so that our true nature can easily manifest. The authors provide clear explanations and methods that reveal how the mind functions and what its essence, our primordial nature, is. They impart detailed instructions on how to meditate using methods ranging from generating calm abiding up through the tantric techniques of visualization and mantra.
Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhist Philosophy: Losang Gonchok's Short Commentary to Jamyang Shayba's Root Text on Tenets
By: Cozort & Preston
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What are the most important points of difference between the major schools of Buddhist philosophy? This rich, medium-length survey offers a lively answer. The introduction, aimed at those new to Buddhist thought, sets up a dialogue between the schools on the most controversial topics in Buddhist philosophy.


Buton's History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet: A Treasury of Priceless Scripture
Buton's History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet: A Treasury of Priceless Scripture
By: Buton Rinchen Drup and translated by Ngawang Zangpo, Lisa Stein
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This fourteenth-century Tibetan classic serves as an excellent introduction to basic Buddhism as practiced throughout India and Tibet and describes the process of entering the Buddhist path through study and reflection. It begins with setting forth the structure of Buddhist education and the range of its subjects, and were treated to a rousing litany of the merits of such instruction.
Calm Abiding and Special Insight
Calm Abiding and Special Insight
By: Lodro, Gedun Geshe
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Calm Abiding and Special Insight presents an intimate and detailed picture of the intricacies of meditation so vividly that the reader is drawn into a Tibetan world-view of spiritual development. Geshe Gedun Lodro, one of the foremost scholars of Tibet, reveals methods for overcoming afflictive states and disorders to create a mind which is stable, calm and alertly clear. This book illustrates the mind's potential for profound transformation.


Calming the Mind
Calming the Mind: Tibetan Buddhist Teaching on Cultivating Meditative Quiescence
By: Lamrinpa, Gen
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In 1988, Gen Lamrimpa, a Tibetan monk and contemplative, led a one-year retreat in the Pacific Northwest, during which a group of Western meditators devoted themselves to the practice of meditative quiescence (samatha). This book is a record of the oral teachings he gave to this group at the outset of the retreat. The teachings are brought to life by Gen Lamrimpa's warmth, humor, and extensive personal experience as a contemplative recluse. An invaluable, practical guide for those seeking to develop greater attentional stability and clarity, this work will be of considerable interest to meditators, psychologists, and all others who are concerned with the potentials of the human mind.
Center of the Sunlit Sky: Madhyamaka in the Kagyu Tradition
Center of the Sunlit Sky: Madhyamaka in the Kagyu Tradition
By: Karl Brunnholzl
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Madhyamaka is a potent and universally accessible means of calming our suffering and awakening to our innate wisdom. The Center of the Sunlit Sky artfully rescues this brilliant teaching from its unwarranted reputation for intellectual opacity and reinstates it as a supremely practical toolkit for everyday living.
Changing Minds
Changing Minds: Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet in Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins
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Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet in Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins
As a tribute to the scholarship and teaching of Jeffrey Hopkins, this collection of essays is offered by his colleagues and former students. In his sixty years, Jeffrey Hopkins has made a profound and diverse contribution to the understanding of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism in the West. In his collaborations with Dalai Lama, such as Kindness, Clarity, and Insight, and in books like Tibetan Arts of Loveand Emptiness Yoga, Hopkins has reached out to the general reader, making the wisdom of Tibet accessible to everyone.
Chod in the Ganden Tradition: The Oral Instructions of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
By: by Kyabje Zong Rinoche, ed. by David Molk
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In Chod in the Ganden Tradition we encounter not only the life and teachings of one of the greatest Tibetan masters in modern times, but also instructions in one of the most interesting Tibetan techniques for working with basic fears, applicable to Chod practitioners from all lineages.
Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition
Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition
By: Alejandro Chaoul
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This book is the first to trace the history of Chod practice in Tibet's indigenous Bon tradition. Chod ("cutting through") is a meditative practice in which the practitioner imagines offering his or her body in sacrifice through elaborate contemplative visualization. Although a meditative practice, Chod is not done sitting comfortably on a cushion in a shrine room, but instead is often practiced in terrifying places like cemeteries or charnal grounds.
Chod Practice Manual and Commentary by the Fourteenth Karmapa Thekchok Dorje and Jamgon Kongtrul Lodo Taye
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This splendid resource for Chod practitioners contains the Chod sadhana written by the Fourteenth Karmapa. This daily practice text is given in three versions: Tibetan, a phonetic rendering of the Tibetan, and English translation. Jamgon Kongtrul's commentary on the sadhana supplies necessary amplification and clarification of the sadhana; it is given both in English and Tibetan. An important feature of the commentary is the inclusion of illustrations for the different stages of visualization discussed within the commentary. All in all, this is an essential practice tool and reference guide for the serious Chod practitioner.
Choosing Reality
Choosing Reality: A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind<
By: Wallace, B. Allen
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For Centuries Scientists and Philosophers have pondered the relationship between scientific theory and reality. Some have argued the "realist" position that science presents our best approximation of the natural world as it exists independently of human language and concepts. Others have long countered that humanity has no way of fathoming any reality independently of our modes of observation and conceptual frameworks.
Choosing Simplicity
Choosing Simplicity: A Commentary on the Bhikshuni Pratimoksha
By Bhikshuni Wu Yin
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Choosing Simplicity discusses the precepts and lifestyle of fully ordained nuns within the Buddhist tradition. The ordination vows act as guidelines to promote harmony both within the individual and within the community by regulating and thereby simplifying one's relationships to other sangha members and laypeople , as well as to possessions, food, clothing, and shelter. More than a handbook for a Buddhist monastic life, this text offers guidelines to all who wish to conduct their day-to day lives more mindfully. Those who have not chosen to dwell in a religious community still need to live peacefully with their neighbours. Being clear about boundaries, motivations, and how actions may be interpreted by others can be helpful.
Clear Mirror
Clear Mirror: A Traditional Account of Tibet's Golden Age
By: Sonam Gyaltsen
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Sakyapa Sonam Gyaltsen (1312-1375), born into the powerful Khon family that ruled much of Tibet, was teacher and mentor to many great masters of all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. He is still widely revered for his scholarship and sanctity. Lama Choedak Yuthok was born in a yak-hair tent in Central Tibet in 1954. After becoming a monk and studying for twelve years under the Most Venerable Chogay Trichen Rinpoche, he completed a three-year solitary retreat. Since 1982, he has served as interpreter for prominent teachers from all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Compassionate Action
Compassionate Action, The Teachings of Chatral Rinpoche
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Chatral Rinpoche is known as one of the most compassionate Bodhisattvas and greatest masters in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1947 he was the head spritual master for Regent Reting, who was at the time the political ruler of Tibet. He is the vajra regent, or principal lineage holder of the three major lineages of the Nyingma School: Longchen Nyingthig, Dudjom Tersar, and Sera Khandro. He rescues millions of endagered animals each year and has been a strict vegetarian for over forty-five years. Now in his 90’s, he is as active as ever, helping humans and animals alike with an unfathomably deep compassion.

Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path
Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path
By: Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
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When our most meaningful and precious possessions are collected together in a jewel treasury, we cherish it above all other wealth and never tire of looking at it. Like a jewel treasury, this text contains a collection of the most valuable teachings of the Buddha's teachings, beneficial both for those with a general interest in Buddhism and for serious practitioners.
Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
By: John Powers
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Lucid and economical, the Concise Introduction delivers a brisk, fast-moving survey. For many years, Powers' nearly six hundred-page Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism has served as the field's most authoritative and comprehensive introductory text on Tibet's distinctive Buddhist tradition. Now Powers has responded to requests to provide an introductory text in compact form. This slimmed-down reference explains the core Buddhist doctrines and the practices of meditation and tantra in an engaging manner. A survey of the four main sects of Tibetan Buddhism and a succinct history of the Tibetan cultural region complete this work.
Consciousness at the Crossroads
Consciousness at the Crossroads: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brainscience and Buddhism
By: Dalai Lama
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This book addresses some of the most fundamental and troublesome questions that had driven a wedge between the realms of Western science ans religion for centuries. Consciousness at the Crossroads is the result of a series of meetings between the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. The Dalai Lama regularly dedicates several days out of his busy schedule to engage in these kinds of meetings, which resulted in more than a decade of fruitful dialogue between Buddhism and Western science. Is the mind nothing more than an ephemeral side-effect of the brain's physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet identified them? How does consciousness begin? How do we know what we know? Buddhism, with its emphasis on empircal observation of mental processes, offers insight into these thorny questions, while the Dalai Lama's own incisive, clear approach and open-minded pursuit of knowledge both challenges and offers inspiration to Western scientists.
Courage to Feel: Buddhist Practices for Opening to Others
Courage to Feel: Buddhist Practices for Opening to Others
By: Rob Preece
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When circumstances are challenging, how do we react? This book offers methods to help us develop greater inner strength and openness to life by changing the habit of what Rob Preece calls "self-preoccupation", the tendency to act from a narrow perspective dominated by insecurity and isolation. When we learn to look outside this mentality and truly cherish others as well as ourselves, we create a happier, relaxed mind and more fulfilling relationships, as well as realizing our life's purpose in a meaningful way.
Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate
Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources
By: Daniel E. Perdue
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Learning is supported by guided reflections, practical advice, and verbal exercises to be completed in practice with a partner. By the end of the course, readers will be able to engage in unscripted, full-fledged debates with a qualified partner about Buddhist characterizations and classifications of phenomena using the format and procedures of Buddhist debate. Moreover, these skills, once mastered, can then be applied to investigating the truth and falsity of views in any other subject.
Crystal and the Way of Light
Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen
By: Namkhai Norbu, Chogyal
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Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He interweaves his life story with Dzogchen teachings, making them accessible through his living example. He discusses his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of "direct introduction to Dzogchen."
Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig
By: Thubten Chodron
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Perhaps the most widely known and loved deity throughout the Buddhist world, Chenrezig-also known as Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin, or Kannon-is the Buddha of Compassion. Buddhists turn to Chenrezig for protection, friendship, and inspiration on a daily basis. The meditation practice in this book--composed by a teacher with an extensive Western following--is presented as a useful manual for ease of practice. An enlightening-and often humorous-commentary by well-known author Thubten Chodron offers instructions and tips on making the practice even more relevant to daily life.
Cutting Through Appearances: Practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Lhundu Sopa, Geshe and Jeffrey Hopkins
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Here is an authentic presentation of the fundamental aspects of the practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism, set down in a beautiful text especially useful to those interested in the study and practice of this tradition. The first part of the book, a meditation manual written by the Fourth Panchen Lama (1781-1852), covers much of the daily practice of Tibetan monks and yogis.
Dakini Power
Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
By: Michaela Haas
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Many of us dream of exchanging our day-to-day responsibilities for a heartfelt life full of purpose, but few of us ever get around to doing something about it. The women featured in Dakini Powercontemporary teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, both Westerners and Asians, who teach in the Westare the exception. All twelve women followed their intuition against all odds, made dramatic and unusual decisions, and sometimes had to fight for their survival in order to lead the lives they envisioned. All were criticizedfor being too conservative or too rebellious, too feminist or not feminist enoughyet they pulled through with immense determination and bravery. Today all are recognized as accomplished practitioners and brilliant teachers.