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21st Century Buddhists in Conversation  Melvin McLeod (Editor)
Authorized Lives: Biography and the Early Formation of Geluk Identity
By: Elijah S. Ary
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Authorized Lives
is the first work devoted to early Geluk history and to the role of
biographies in shifting established lineages. As the dominant tradition
of Tibetan Buddhism that provides the intellectual backdrop for the
Dalai Lama's teachings, the Geluk lineage traces its origins to the
figure of Tsongkhapa Losang Drakpa (1357-1419). Gelukpas today believe
Tsongkhapa is a manifestation of the bodhisattva Manjushri and revere
him with his two heart disciples, Gyaltsap and Khedrup. But as Elijah
Ary, a former Geluk monk and Harvard-trained scholar, points out, both
of these conceptions of Tsongkhapa arose many decades after his death.
Delving into the early Geluk biographical tradition, Ary follows the
tracks of this evolution in the biographies of Tsongkhapa, Khedrup, and
the influential early Geluk writer and reformer Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen.
Blaze of Fire in the Dark
Blaze of Fire in the Dark: Vajrakila texts of the Northern Tradition Volume Three
By: Rig-'dzin rdo-rje (Martin J Boord)
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with a perusal of the historical role of sacrificial and magical fire rituals (homa) in the tantric Buddhist communities of medieval India, this volume presents a
wealth of new texts and translations from the Byang-gter tradition of Tibet.  From the root texts of the wrathful homa
rites of
Vajrakīla, revealed as Dharma treasures by Rig-'dzin rgod-ldem in 1366,
this book traces the evolutionary development of these practices in the
light of
innovative ritual strategies taught by important holders of the lineage
over the course of three generations.
Complete Nyingma Tradition: Foundations of the Buddhist Path
Complete Nyingma Tradition: Foundations of the Buddhist Path
By: Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo
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Chying Tobden Dorje (17871848), a Buddhist yogi of far-eastern Tibet, composed a multivolume masterwork that traces the path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end and that is still cherished as a main source of instruction by the Ngakpa, or non-monastic practice lineages. This first volume one of six offers a comprehensive, in-depth view of the foundations of the Buddhist path. Written by a lay practitioner for laypeople, it is intended to be accessible, informative, and above all, practical.
Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China
Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation
By: Peter Schwieger
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Unlike other pre-twentieth century Tibetan histories, this volume rejects hagiographic texts in favor of diplomatic, legal, and social sources held in the private, monastic, and bureaucratic archives of old Tibet. This approach draws a unique portrait of Tibet's rule by reincarnation while shading in peripheral tensions in the Himalayas, eastern Tibet, and China. Its perspective fully captures the extent to which the emperors of China controlled the institution of the Dalai Lamas, making a groundbreaking contribution to the past and present history of East Asia.
Jamyang Kyhentse Wangpo's Guide to Central Tibet
Jamyang Kyhentse Wangpo's Guide to Central Tibet
By: Matthew Akester
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This book has now been in use for a century, consulted and cherished by literate pilgrims from all over the Tibetan world. It also gained the attention of foreign pioneers of Tibetan studies in their search for non-liturgical literature. Akester has revisited the guide, dividing the 200 plus entries in the guide to 18 chapters in the three main regions, each beginning with a translation of the relevant section of the guide and then going through it place by place. In each case the location is pinpointed, the history and folklore summarised in varying degrees of detail, and the buildings described as they were before 1959. This updated volume is for modern scholars, researchers, and those interested in the spiritual history of Tibet.
Ladakh 1974-2008: A Photographic Homage
Ladakh 1974-2008: A Photographic Homage
Jaroslav Poncar
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Ladakh 1974 2008: A Photographic Homage by Jaroslav Poncar is a rare tribute to Ladakh, the "Land of Passes," one of the most beloved landscapes of the Himalayas. Poncar is one of the first Westerners to travel to Ladakh when it was open for visitors in 1974. His countless trips and his love for Ladakh resulted in this retrospective collection of photographs that span more than three decades. This singular volume honours the timeless Ladakh for its proud locals and unforgettable beauty. Beautifully illustrated, with texts by John Keay and Jaroslav Poncar's personal reflections on Ladakh and his photographs.
Life of the Buddha
Life of the Buddha
By: Tenzin Chogyel, Kurtis R. Schaeffer (Translator)
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This is a call to mindfulness, dedicated to easing suffering. The story
of Shakyamuni Buddha's epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most
important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin Chogyel's The
Life of the Buddha, composed in the mid-eighteenth century and now with a
new translation, is a masterly storyteller's rendition of the twelve
acts of the Buddha. Chogyel's classical tale seamlessly weaves together
the vast and the minute, the earthly and the celestial, reflecting the
near-omnipresent aid of the gods alongside the Buddha's moving final
reunion with his devoted son, Rahula.
New Buddhist Path
Seven Steps to Train Your Mind
By: Gomo Tulku
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Learn the ropes of a cultivating a resilient and warm heart, even in the face of great difficulty, from one of the most beloved of the last generation of lamas trained in pre-invasion Tibet. The aphorisms of the Seven-Point Mind Training present a powerful and counter-intuitive call to Buddhist practice - view reality as dreamlike, contemplate the kindness of your enemies, give up expectations of reward, change yourself but remain as you are!

The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong
The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet
By: Gyalo Thondup, Anne F Thurston
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Gyalo Thondup has long lived out of the spotlight and hidden from view, but his whole life has been dedicated to the cause of his younger brother and Tibet. He served for decades as the Dalai Lama's special envoy, the trusted interlocutor between Tibet and foreign leaders from Chiang Kai-shek to Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaoping. Traveling the globe and meeting behind closed doors, Thondup has been an important witness to some of the epochal events of the 20th century. No one has a better grasp of the ongoing great game as the divergent interests of China, India, Russia and the United States continue to play themselves out over the Tibetan plateau. Only the Dalai Lama himself has played a more important role in the political history of modern, tragedy-ridden Tibet. Indeed, the Dalai Lama's dramatic escape from Lhasa to exile in India would not have been possible without his brother's behind-the-scenes help.
Now, together with Anne F. Thurston, who co-wrote the international best seller The Private Life of Chairman Mao, Gyalo Thondup is finally telling his story.
What Would Buddha Say?
What Would Buddha Say?
1,501 Right-Speech Teachings for Communicating Mindfully
By: Barbara Ann Kipfer PhD, Marc Lesser
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Right Speech is the philosophy that what you say can positively or negatively impact your life, as well as the lives of those around you. Speech to avoid includes divisive speech, abusive speech, lies, and idle gossip. In addition, most of what we say fails to convey what we really mean in our hearts.
With this book as your guide, you'll learn thousands of tips to help you speak your truth, say what you really mean in your heart, improve all of your relationships, and choose your words wisely and conscientiously in every situation.