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'dul ba me tog phreng rgyud dang dge tshul ka ri ka sum brgya pa dang lnga bcu pa bcas so
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'dul ba me tog phreng rgyud dang dge tshul ka ri ka sum brgya pa dang lnga bcu pa bcas so (Tibetan Only)
240 Pages, Western book format, paperback, Vajra Vidya
'dul ba pa'i gleng 'bum chen mo <br> By: Bu STon Rin Chen Drup
'dul ba pa'i gleng 'bum chen mo
By: Bu STon Rin Chen Drup
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'dul ba pa'i gleng 'bum chen mo
By: Bu STon Rin Chen Drup
'dul wa'i las chog mthong bas don 'grub <br> By: karma pa mi bskyod rdo rje
'dul wa'i las chog mthong bas don 'grub
By: karma pa mi bskyod rdo rje
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'dul wa'i las chog mthong bas don 'grub
By: karma pa mi bskyod rdo rje
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'khor lo tha ma'i dgongs don gces btus (Rigpe Dorje Institute Series, no.6)
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འཁོར་ལོ་ཐ་མའི་དགོངས་དོན་གཅེས་བཏུས།

Western Book Format, 264 Pages
Five Nails
Five Nails: Commentary on the Northern Treasures Accumulation Praxis
By: Tulku Tsurlo
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The Five Nails (tib. gZer lNga) are the Northern Treasures (Byang gTer) accumulation praxis (Ngndro) which has to be practised before the Drubkor Nam Sum (tib. sGrub sKor rNam gSum), which consist of Drowa Kundrol (Gro Ba Kun Grol), the outer sadhana of Chenresig, who frees all beings (tib. Thugs rJe Chen Po Gro Ba Kun Grol), the inner sadhana of Rigdzin Dungdrub (tib. Rig Dzin gDung sGrub) and the secret sadhana of Thug Drub Dragpo Tsal (tib. Thugs sGrub Drag Po rTsal). The Five Nails are also the preparation for the Gongpa Zangthal cycle. Here we have a short commentary on the the accumulation praxis by Tulku Tsurlo, one of the greatest Tibetan scholars of the last century and main teacher of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and others also known as Tshulthrim Tsangpo.
Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles
Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings
By: Jose Ignacio Cabezon
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Following the fall of the Tibetan empire and the ensuing "period of fragmentation," the twelfth and thirteenth centuries saw tremendous religious efflorescence in Tibet. Although the Tibetan scholars and adepts of this period continued to draw from the texts and practices of Indian Buddhism, they also began to craft distinctly Tibetan intellectual and spiritual traditions.
Ladakh 1974-2008: A Photographic Homage
Ladakh 1974-2008: A Photographic Homage
Jaroslav Poncar
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Love Letter to the Earth Thich Nhat Hanh
Love Letter to the Earth
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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"Love Letter to the Earth" is Thich Nhat Hanh's passionate appeal for ecological mindfulness and the strengthening of our relationship to the Earth. While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point.
Man from Samye
Man from Samye: Longchenpa on Praxis, Its Negation and Liberation
By: Gidi Ifergan
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This study explores the largely unrecognized scholarly and pedagogical
contributions of one of Tibets greatest thinkers, Longchen Rabjampa
(kLong chen rab byams pa 13081364) within the context of what I refer to
as the rhetoric of negation which is the focused and intense critique
of philosophical views and spiritual practices pointing to their
incapability of directly causing liberation. It is a central theme of
his key works The Natural Freedom of Reality (Tibetan title: Chos nyid
rang grol) and A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission: A Commentary
on the Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena (Tibetan
title: Chos dbyings rin po chei mdzod zhes bya bai grel pa) that are
considered closely in the study.
Noble One Called Point of Passage Wisdom
Noble One Called Point of Passage Wisdom, A Great Vehicle Sutra
By: The Word of the Buddha from the Kangyur, translated by Tony Duff and Sergey Dudko
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This book contains a translation of an actual sutra of the Buddha. It is a very short but particularly important sutra from the Great Vehicle teachings given in the third turning of the wheel. The sutra is important for two reasons. Firstly, it is one of the five condensed sutras, sutras which sum up the five very large sutras of the Great Vehicle sutras the Avatamsaka, and so on. This sutra sums up the meaning of the major sutra called The Nirvana Sutra in which the Buddha gives many final instructions before passing away. Therefore, it is regarded that the Point of Passage Wisdom sutra teaches final teachings of the Buddha in a very condensed way. This sutra is so important that the early Dharma Kings of Tibet recited it daily.

Precepts of the Dharmakaya
Precepts of the Dharmakaya Translation of The Twenty-One Little Nails
By: John Myrdhin Reynolds
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The root text and its commentary from the Zhang-Zhung Nyan Gyud Advanced Instructions on the Practice of Bonpo Dzogchen According to the Zhang-Zhong Tradition of Tibet.

The teachings of Bon are organized into nine ways, or nine vehicles to enlightenment, the ninth and highest of which is known as Dzogchen, "the Great Perfection." Among the four principal traditions of Bonpo Dzogchen, the oral tradition from the country of Zhang-zhung is of unique importance because it never became a Terma, or hidden treasure text rediscovered long after its original composition. The precepts of Dzogchen were said to have originated with the Primordial Buddha, Kuntu Zangpo, passing down at first through the Direct Mind-to-Mind Transmission and then later through the Oral Transmission of the Twenty-Four Masters
1000 Buddhas of Genius
1000 Buddhas of Genius
By: Thomas William Rhys Davids
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Buddha ranks among the most often depicted holy figures of the world -
perhaps appearing more than Christ, a subject widely treated by Western
artists. Venerated in all the nations of Asia, and even beyond, his
image took form along the Silk Road, the birthplace of many schools of
Buddhism. Indeed, the Buddhist religion recognizes many Buddhas
representing various traditions: such as Buddhism of the Ancient
Teaching (Theravada), of the Great Vehicle" (Mahayana) and Tantric
Buddhism (Varjrayana).
12 Steps on Buddha's Path Bill, Buddha, and We, A Spiritual Journey of Recovery
By: Laura S.
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12 Steps on the Buddha's Path is the extraordinary spiritual journey of a woman once trapped in the downward spiral of alcoholism. Misdiagnosed, Laura Keene was put in a mental hospital and given more than 40 electroshock treatments. Left incapable by the treatments of even speaking a coherent sentence, Keene was released against medical advice and ended up in the back row of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where she embraced the 12 Step program and gradually recovered. Yet the black hole inside her remained, until, on a trek in the Himalayas, Keene discovered Buddhism and began a new path on the road to recovery. With humor and grace, this brilliant author shows that the experience, strength, and hope of Alcoholics Anonymous meld seamlessly with Buddha's teachings of wisdom and compassion.
12-Step Buddhist
12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction
By: Darren Littlejohn
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The face of addiction and alcoholism is a face that many have seen before -- it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a family member. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Author Darren Littlejohn has been there and back, and presents a complimentary guide for recovery to the traditional twelve-step program, out of his own struggles and successes through the study of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

1325 Buddhist Ways to Be Happy
By: Barbara Ann Kipfer
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At the core of Buddha's teachings is the path to happiness. The Buddha himself was known as "The Happy One," so it's no surprise that Buddhism has produced a rich heritage of ways to be happy. This book gathers the best of these ideas and makes them accessible to modern readers.
"1352 Buddhist Ways to Be Happy" looks at everyday situations and provides the Buddha's and other Buddhist teachers' guidance for navigating them in a cheerful, positive way. The attainment of happiness has always been the goal of Buddhism, and even the Dalai Lama admits that one doesn't need to change religions to benefit from the teachings of the Happy One. The sayings in this book allow readers of any faith (or no faith) to explore the Buddha's ideas and relate them to their own personal quest for happiness.
14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography
14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography
By: Tetsu Saiwai
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A new way of getting to know one of the world's most beloved spiritual leaders.
Featuring a charmingly illustrated format that will appeal to readers of all ages, this unique biography is an ideal introduction to the leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Born in 1935 to a peasant family in a small village, Tenzin Gyatso was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. In 1950, His Holiness assumed full political power when China invade Tibet-a tragedy that forever changed him and shaped his efforts on behalf of world peace, for which he was award the Nobel Peace Prize. This graphic novel is an appealing and approachable depiction of the life and personality of an iconic figure.
16 Arhats, Murals at the Vajra Vidya Institute
By: Gene Kudirka
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in the main shrine room of the Vajra Vidya, there are eight arhats along the east side and eight against the west side of the main shrine room. They are placed on the walls according to their rank, with the most senior closest to the main Buddha statue. The two attendants, Huashang and Dharamatala are placed along the south wall. They are both laymen; Huashang is the plump Chinese sponsor who is surrounded by playful children and Dharmatala is the great Indian master who can be seen carying a basket of texts. They are not considered as part of the sixteen original arhats since they are laymen and not monks, but are always pictured as part of the group. The four guardian kings can be seen upon entering the Vajra Vidya Institute compound as the facing wall.
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201 Little Buddhist Reminders, Gathas for Your Daily Life
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Everyone is busy. So everyone needs little reminders to help remember to slow down, pay attention, and enjoy life. Designed for just this purpose, gathas are short Buddhist poems to recite inwardly throughout the day. Best-selling author Barbara Ann Kipfer has created gathas for waking up, for eating a meal, for driving, for appreciating nature, and more. These lyrical verses transform everyday activities like washing the dishes and taking out the garbage into opportunities to realize the sacredness of the present moment. Gathas help the reader weave a meditative rhythm and sensibility into daily life, no matter how hectic it might be.
2500 Years of Buddhism
2500 Years of Buddhism
By: P.V. Bapat
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The book gives a short account of Buddhism in the last 2500 years. The foreword for the book was written by Dr. Radhakrishnan, world renowned philosopher. The book contains 16 chapters and about one hundred articles written by eminent Buddhist scholars from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal.

Buddhism is a way of life of purity in thinking speaking and acting. This book gives an account of Buddhism not only in India but also in other countries of the East. Detailed and insightful glimpse into the different schools and sects of Buddhism find a place in this book. Buddhist ideas on education and the prevailing state of Buddhism as revealed by their Chinese pilgrims who visited India during that times are other components of the book. Chapters on Buddhist art in India and abroad and places of Buddhist interest are also included to give it a holistic perspective.

The spirit of Buddha comes alive in the book and enlightens the readers with his teaching so essential now for peace in the strife-torn world.
365 Dalai Lama, Daily Advice from the Heart
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Imagine having two minutes with the Dalai Lama offering you personal advice on how you could live your life better, overcome your problems, be more joyful and create a better world. This revolutionary new book brings you exactly that: short passages to offer you enlightening advice for everyday living.
Abandoning What is Not Worthwhile
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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[...] This teaching is about the basic ideas of the buddhadharma - what the Buddha taught. There is really no limit to the Buddha's teachings. He gave limitless teachings because there are limitless sentient beings, all with different intentions, interests, and affinities. In order to fulfill the wishes of all sentient beings, Buddha gave limitless teachings. [...]


Abhayapaddhati of Abhayakaragupta
Abhayapaddhati of Abhayakaragupta, commentary on the Buddhakapalamahatantra
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Abhayapaddhati of Abhayakaragupta, commentary on the Buddhakapalamahatantra, text in Sanskrit with rendering in Tibetan and Hindi preface, CIHTS, Hardcover, 2009, 254 pages, $20.00



Abhidhamma for Beginners
Abhidhamma for the Beginner
By: Baptist
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No one would deny that the Abhidhamma is a difficult subject to study, for it is the quintessence of the Buddhas teachings, and requires deep insight and understanding into the fundamental principles of Buddhism.  I have, however, always felt that the subject could be made simple.  I was very glad, therefore, surprised indeed, to find that with deep insight, Mr. Baptist had actually succeeded in presenting the main elements of the Abhidhamma in the language of the man-in-the-street.  Anyone with average intelligence should be able to profit by this book considerably.  To my knowledge, no book has yet appeared on so deep a subject in so simple a language.  Mr. Baptist is to be congratulated on his achievement.  Nay, I would go further and suggest that this book should now be translated into Sinhalese that it may reach a wider circle of students, and be made the basis of future Abhidhamma studies to beginners.
Abhidhamma Philosophy
By: Pandey
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The present book authored by Acariya Anuruddha Mahathera during the 11th-12th Century A.D. Several other books with the title Abhidhamma Philosophy  have been published even then this work has retained the same title Abhidhamma Philosophy partly to preserve its continuity with its predecessor-books and partly because the earlier published books are either translation of the Abidhammatthasangaho or translation with explanatory notes on the Abhidhammic terms. While the present book makes a systematic study of the Abhidhamma-pitaka, and compiled in condensed form in the Abhidhammatthasangaho.
Abhidhamma Philosophy
Abhidhamma Philosophy, Vol 1 & 2
By: J. Kashyap
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The Volume I, the Author has compressed the whole of the Abhidhamma-Pitaka and its supplement the Visudhimagga in this small book, mostly written in aphoristic small sentences. The book is very popular and today it is taught as the first book to the students of Abhidhamma in the monasteries of Ceylon, Burma, Thailand & Indo-China.
Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Exploration of Consciousness and Time
By: Thera, Nyanaponika
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The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness.
Abhidhammapitake Puggalapannattipali with English translation
Abhidhammapitake Puggalapannattipali with English translation
By: Dr. Om Prakash Pathak, Dr. Veena Gaur
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The Puggalapannatti is (he concept of notion or designation of the personality in this world. This book contains ten chapters. Each chapter deals with a number of persons from different angles. The treatment and classification of individuals have been made in an ascending numerical order. The first deals with one type of persons i.e. single individuals, the second with pairs, the third with groups of three and so on. This makes ten fold classifications of persons. Here in this book it has been taken into consideration of their ethical behaviour, mental attitude - like latent factors, belief, and other difiling and purifying factors connected with the worldly and spiritual life. In this way, it appears mere a book of psychology than of Philosophy.
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 1
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. I
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 2
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. II
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 3
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. III
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 4
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. IV
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Samuccaya
Abhidharma Samuccaya
By: Asanga
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The Compendium Of The Higher Teaching (Philosophy)
The Abhidharmasamuccaya is an extremely important text of Mahayana Abhidharma. It contains nearly all the main teachings of the Mahayana and can be considered as the summary of all the works by Asanga. The method of treatment of the subjects in this work is the same as the traditional method found in the texts of the Pali Abhidhamma which preceded it by several centuries, such as the Dhammasangani, Vibhanga and Dhatukatha: posing a question and answering it.
Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya of Vasubandhu (4 Vols.)  The Treasury of the Abhidharma and its (Auto) Commentary
Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya of Vasubandhu (4 Vols.) The Treasury of the Abhidharma and its (Auto) Commentary
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Vasubandhu's "Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya" (ca. 380-390), besides its culminating achievement in streamlining the overall structure of the exposition of the preceding "Abhidharma" manuals, is unmatched by any of the preceding manuals in respect of its comprehensiveness - incorporating all important Vaibhasika doctrines since the time of the Abhidharma-mahavibhasa - of its excellent skill in definition and elucidation, and of its ability to clarify the difficult points involved in doctrinal disputations.
Abhisamayalamkara with Vritti by Arya Vimuktisena and Aloka by Haribhadra Vol. 1
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This book is, firstly, a commentary on the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in 8,000 lines, and secondly, a commentary on Maitreya's Ornament for the Clear Realizations. It utilizes the latter to explain the former. The Ornament teaches the path to Buddhahood, bringing out and systematizing what is found buried in the voluminous Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. It became the most widely studied book in Tibet. There Haribhadra was regarded as the most authoritative Indian commentator on these topics, and virtually all of the many famous Tibetan teachers who wrote their own commentaries on them looked to him as their primary source. This is the first of four volumes, and contains Arya Vimuktisena's vritti as well.  
Abhisamayalamkaraloka ( Vol. 1 of 4)
Light of the Ornament for the Clear Realizations
by Haribhadra, English translation by Gareth Sparham
Abhisamayalamkara with Vrtti and Aloka
Abhisamayalamkara with Vritti by Arya Vimuktisena and Aloka by Haribhadra Vol. 2
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Maitreya's Abhisamayalamkara is the most widely studied book in Tibet, where it was brought from India many centuries ago. It is used in all the monasteries to teach the path to Buddhahood, in accordance with the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. It teaches this in outline form, so it requires a commentary to be understood. The oldest extant commentary is Arya Vimuktisena's Vrtti. Haribhadra, the most influential Indian commentator, drew upon this to write his Aloka. Virtually all of the many famous Tibetan teachers who wrote their own commentaries on the Abhisamayalamkara relied on Haribhadra as their primary source.

This is the second of four volumes.
Abhisamayalamkara with Vrtti and Aloka
Abhisamayalamkara with Vritti by Arya Vimuktisena and Aloka by Haribhadra Vol. 3
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Maitreya's Abhisamayalamkara is the most widely studied book in Tibet, where it was brought from India many centuries ago. It is used in all the monasteries to teach the path to Buddhahood, in accordance with the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. It teaches this in outline form, so it requires a commentary to be understood. The oldest extant commentary is Arya Vimuktisena's Vrtti. Haribhadra, the most influential Indian commentator, drew upon this to write his Aloka. Virtually all of the many famous Tibetan teachers who wrote their own commentaries on the Abhisamayalamkara relied on Haribhadra as their primary source.

This is the third of four volumes.
Abhisamayalamkara with Vrtti and Aloka
Abhisamayalamkara with Vritti by Arya Vimuktisena and Aloka by Haribhadra Vol. 4
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Maitreya's Abhisamayalamkara is the most widely studied book in Tibet, where it was brought from India many centuries ago. It is used in all the monasteries to teach the path to Buddhahood, in accordance with the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. It teaches this in outline form, so it requires a commentary to be understood. The oldest extant commentary is Arya Vimuktisena's Vrtti. Haribhadra, the most influential Indian commentator, drew upon this to write his Aloka. Virtually all of the many famous Tibetan teachers who wrote their own commentaries on the Abhisamayalamkara relied on Haribhadra as their primary source.

This is the fourth of four volumes.
Abhisamayamanjari (Tibetan and Sanskrit Only)
Abhisamayamanjari (Tibetan and Sanskrit Only)
By: Subhakaragupta
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About The Three Lines That Strike Key Points
About The Three Lines That Strike Key Points: An Explanation of Thorough Cut With Direct Crossing Woven In by Dodrupchen III, Tenpa'i Nyima
By: Tony Duff
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The Dodrupchens are well-known as one of the main holders of the Longchen Nyingthig lineage. The first Dodrupchen, Jigmey Thrinley Ozer was a direct disciple of Jigmey Lingpa. After spending many years with Jigmey Lingpa, he returned to East Tibet and established a monastery at Dodrupchen. The third Dodrupchen declared that he would write extensively as a way to provide support for transmission of the lineage. Later, he was known especially for his writings in support of the system.
Absence of the Buddha Image in Early Buddhist Art
Absence of the Buddha Image in Early Buddhist Art
By: Kanoko Tanaka
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It is next to impossible today to even think of Buddhism without the presence of the Buddha image! The image of the Buddha, in truth, has not only come to symbolise the essence of Buddhism but is also a brilliant expression of the cultural/artistic achievements of the Buddhists since ancient times. Surprisingly, the Buddha image developed at a later stage of the evolutionary process; after the parinirvana of the Buddha, the Buddhists for a considerable time beheld the Buddha and experienced him in their own minds without taking recourse to the Buddha image itself.
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.
Absorption: Human Nature and Buddhist Liberation <br> By: Johannes Bronkhurst
Absorption: Human Nature and Buddhist Liberation
By: Johannes Bronkhurst
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This book argues for the central role played by absorption in the functioning of the human mind. The importance of absorption makes itself felt in different ways; the two studies combined in this book concentrate on two of them. The first study, The Symbolic Mind, argues that, largely as a result of language acquisition, humans have two levels of cognition, which in normal circumstances are simultaneously active. Absorption is a (or the) means to circumvent some, perhaps all, of the associations that characterize one of these two levels of cognition, resulting in what is sometimes referred to as mystical experience, but which is not confined to mysticism and plays a role in various "religious" phenomena, and elsewhere. In the second study, The Psychology of the Buddha, Prof. Bronkhorst provides a theoretical context for the observation that absorption is a source of pleasure, grapples with Freud, and illustrates his observations through translations of ancient Buddhist texts from the Pali and Sanskrit languages along with his psychological commentary.
Account of a Pilgrimage to Central Tibet
Account of a Pilgrimage to Central Tibet
By: Jam Yang Tenpa Gyamtso
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Account of a Pilgrimage to Central Tibet investigates a rare text, the dbus gtsang gi gnas bskor and its author ‘Jam-dbyangs-bstan-pa-rgya-mtsho, about whom very little was formely known. The Brag-dgon-pa lama made his pilgrimage in 1916, while visiting Tibet and meeting the 13th Dalai Lama.
Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727
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As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet.
In Desideri's account we receive the first accurate general description of Tibet: from the natural world to the sociological and anthropological aspects of the people and a complete exposition of Lamaism. His is the only complete reconstruction that we possess of the Tibetan religion, founded entirely on canonical texts. And all of this more than a century before Europeans had any knowledge of the Tibetan language.
Achieving Bodhichitta
Achieving Bodhichitta: Instructions of Two Great Lineages Combined into a Unique System of Eleven Categories
By: Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin
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Achieving Bodhichitta is a compilation of oral teachings given in the 1980s by Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin on the two methods of achieving bodhichitta--the Sevenfold Instruction on Cause and Effect and Equality and Exchange Between Self and Others. These two instructions are presented according to the unique system established by Je Tsongkapa, which combines them into an eleven-step method of practice. This book includes a concise yet thorough presentation of the instruction for achieving calm abiding (shamatha) based on the explanations found in Je Tsongkapa's Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo).
Across Many Mountains
Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Familys Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom
By: Yangzom Brauen
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"A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom.
Across the Tibetan Plateau: Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Conservation
By: Robert L. Fleming Jr., Dorje Tsering & Liu Wulin
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Here is the most comprehensive photography to date of a little-known and seldom-visited land whose area equals western Europe. The beauty and diversity of Tibet is staggering: from Mount Everest to the world's deepest gorge, from tropical jungles to arctic-like tundra, from trees twenty feet in diameter to vast herds and solitary specimens of some of the least-known animals of the planet. Certain photographs, such as those of a newborn Tibetan antelope or the elusive red ghoral, are among the first ever taken of these subjects. This book brings American, Tibetan, and Chinese scholarship to bear on the natural history of Tibet, and it also describes an extraordinary conservation accomplishment that has gone virtually unnoticed by the outside world. Where else has 40 percent of the land been set aside in nature preserves in twenty years? As a result of this effort, the animals and landscapes shown here will be saved for future generations.
Across Tibet Vol. 1 and 2
By: Bonvalot, Gabriel
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A Translation of "DE PARIS AU TONKIN A TRAVERS LE TIBET INCONNU"áWith Illustrations from Photographs taken by Prince Henry of Orleans, and Map of Route.
The last journey undertaken by M. Bonvalot, who was on this occasion accompanied by Prince Henry of Orleans, the eldest son of the Duc de Chartres, has, perhaps, excited even greater interest than the preceding one, when, together with two other Frenchmen, he accomplished the difficult if not unprecedented feat of reaching India by scaling those tablelands of the Pamir - the "roof of the world," as that mountain mass is often called [.
Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism
By: Queen, Christopher, Charles Prebish, and Damien Keown
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New Studies in Engaged Buddhism
Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West.
Sixteen new essays, including a critical introduction and conclusion, treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace walks through the minefields of South-East Asia, the future of the "untouchables" in Japan, and outreach to minorities and inmates of the criminal justice system in the West are some of the challenging topics
Activating Bodhichitta &  Meditation on Compassion
Activating Bodhichitta and a Meditation on Compassion
By: Dalai Lama XIV
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There is no more powerful mind than bodhicitta. There is no more joyous mind than bodhicitta. For the accomplishment of one's own ultimate purpose, the awakening mind is supreme, and to accomplish the purpose of all other living beings there is nothing superior to bodhicitta. The awakening mind is the unsurpassable way to collect merit. To purify obstacles bodhicitta is supreme. For protection from interferences bodhicitta is supreme. It is the unique, all-encompassing method. Every kind of ordinary and supra-mundane power can be accomplished through bodhicitta. Thus, it is absolutely precious.
Even though we personally may find difficulty in immediate and thorough generation of such a mind, we should at least direct our thoughts towards it. To train our mind in such an ultimately altruistic manner from the very beginning of our practice of Dharma is vitally important.

Activity of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
By Namo Buddha Meditation and Education Center
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Contents: - Forward - Long Life Prayer for His Holiness Karmapa Urgyen Dorje - Long Life Prayer Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche - Biography of Thrangu Rinpoche 1. Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery, Nepal 2. Namo Buddha, Nepal Pal Thrangu Tashi Choling 3. Thrangu Tara Abbey 4. Shree Mangal Dvip School 5. Nubri Thrangu Tashi Choling, Nepal 6. Vajra Vidya Institute 7. Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery in Tibet 8. Photo Pages 9. International List of Centers and Organization 10. List of Publications: Thrangu Rinpoche's Teachings
Adhyardhasatika Prajnaparamita: Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts
Adhyardhasatika Prajnaparamita: Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts Critically Edited with English Introduction
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This volume presents a critical edition of the Adhyardhasatika based on the a newly available photocopy, kept at the China Tibetology Research Center (Beijing), of a newly available Sanskrit manuscript from Tibet.
Adornment of the Middle Way
Adornment of the Middle Way (Paperback)
By: Shantarakshita & Jamgon Mipham
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Madhyamaka, or the Middle Way, is accepted by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism as the most profound expression, in philosophical terms, of emptiness, the true nature of phenomena. Emptiness is the basis on which the whole of Mahayana practice is founded, from the mind-training meditations on bodhichitta to the advanced yogas of tantra and dzogchen. The Madhyamaka tradition, inaugurated by Nagarjuna and dominant in India for over a thousand years, remains a vibrant force in Tibetan Buddhism.

Advanced History of Buddhism
Advanced History of Buddhism
By: Sameer Das Gupta
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This bookThe Date of the Historical Sakyamuni Buddha includes fifteen articles on the date of the historical Sakyamuni Buddha, ten of which submitted by Indian scholars to a workshop on the subject held in 1990, three by scholars from outside and two English translations of old French articles of importance. Many of these contributions take into account the papers submitted to a conference held on the subject aat Gottingen in 1988. The consensus of the articles in this book is in favour of confirming 483 (486) B.
Adventures with the Buddha
By: Jeffrey Paine, editor
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A Personal Buddhism Reader
The flavor, the savor, and the sense of Buddhism as revealed through personal stories.
Many books on Buddhism will edify you, but will they entertain you? Here, finally, is a book that yields an understanding of Buddhism—not by its metaphysics or rituals but through real characters and true stories as dramatic as those in the most imaginative novel.
Advice from Buddha Sakyamuni
By: Dalai Lama
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The important small volume, Advice from Buddha Sakyamuni, on the discipline to be observed by monks following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is based on the Intermediary Verses of the Vinaya Sutra. His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet has composed this work for the benefit of all beings, and gives a concise but thorough commentary on the monastic vows and how to uphold them in a pure manner.
However, it should be noted that His focus on the necessity and wisdom of keeping strict moral discipline is not only of relevance to those holding monastic vows in our world. His commentary also contains timely advice for all who wish to live in harmony and peace with other sentient beings, and as such will be of enduring interest to a wide readership.
Advice From the Lotus Born: A Collection of Padmasambhava's Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal & Other Close Disciples
By: Padmasambhava
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Padmasambhava is the primary master of Vajrayana, the teachings for our time. Out of his great compassion and wisdom, he instructed his main disciple Yeshe Tsogyal to conceal terma treasures to be revealed at the destined time for future practitioners. The profundity of this advice is meant to be personally apllied by all individuals in all circumstances. It is a classic work which contains valid truth for anyone who sincerely wants to follow a spiritual path.
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
By: Kornfield, Jack
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How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
"Enlightenment does exist", Jack Kornfield assures us. "Unbounded freedom and joy, oneness with the divine...these experiences are more common than you know, and not far away." But even after achieving such realization, we are faced with the day-to-day task of translating that freedom into our imperfect lives. We are faced with the laundry.
Against a Hindu God
Against a Hindu God: Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in India
By: Parimal G. Patil
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Arguments about the existence of God are not confined to the West.
Buddhist and Hindu philosophers in premodern India engaged in
centuries-long arguments about the existence of a God-like being called
"Isvara" and the religious epistemology used to support them. These
arguments culminated in a sophisticated critique by the eleventh-century
Buddhist intellectual Ratnakirti, one of the last great Buddhist
philosophers of India. By focusing on Ratnakirti's arguments against his
Hindu opponents, Parimal G. Patil summarizes South Asian intellectual
practices and shows how the philosophy and intellectual history of
religions was understood in precolonial South Asia.
Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries
By: Noah Levine
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Buddha was a revolutionary. His practice was subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened point of view went against the norms of his day - in his words, "against the stream." His teachings changed the world, and now they can change you too.

Presenting the basics of Buddhism with personal anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations, bestselling author Noah Levine guides the reader along a spiritual path that has led to freedom from suffering and has saved lives for 2,500 years. Levine should know. Buddhist meditation saved him from a life of addiction and crime. He went on to counsel and teach countless others the Buddhist way to freedom, and here he shares those life-changing lessons with you. Read and awaken to a new and better life.
Agents and Actions in Classical Tibetan
Agents and Actions in Classical Tibetan
By: Tillemans & Herforth
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The Indigenous Grammarians on bdag and gzhan and bya byed las gsum



Ahimsa: Based On Buddhism And Gandhism
Ahimsa: Based On Buddhism And Gandhism
By: Meeta Nath
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The two most dominating personalities of India, Buddha and Gandhi, have dwelt on the notion Ahimhsa as the most important aspect of moral life. There is a definite commonality of ideas and sources of the thought of Buddha and Gandhi. Several important parts of their thinking appear to derive from similar or shared concerns. Both of them adumbrated extensive systems of ethics within which all aspects of their thinking were organized. Ahimsa is the keynote of the ethics of Buddhism. Non-injury in thought word and deed, love, goodwill, patience, endurance, forgiveness, compassion, and self-purification are the virtues to be cultivated. Buddhist morality is the mean between self-indulgence and self-mortification-the middle way. Rama, Krsna. Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Confucius, Mahavira, Jesus, Nanaka, Vivek, Snanda, and other prophets and teachers taught mankind the sanctity and supremacy of spiritual and moral values. Gandhi was intellectual continuum and growth of the moral effervescence represented by these teachers.
Ahimsa: Buddhism, the Vegetarian Ideal
Ahimsa: Buddhism & the Vegetarian Ideal
By: Bodo Balsys
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Ahimsa means "harmlessness," carried out in thought word, or deed. A major precept of Buddhists of all denominations is to practise harmlessness. Such activity is not supposed to be theory, but a practical fact, a sacred pledge (samaya) integrated into the fibre of one's every mode of conduct on the path to enlightenment and liberation from the samsara. However, as this text elaborates, all good intent along this line falls flat in the light of the practice condoned by many Buddhists of meat consumption.
Ajanta Caves; Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India
Ajanta Caves; Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India
By: Benoy Behl
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In 1819, a group of British soldiers on a hunting expedition chanced upon the Ajanta caves in a ravine some 200 miles north-east of Bombay. Ranging from the second century BC to the sixth century AD, the breathtaking Buddhist paintings and sculptures found there rank among the world's most important cultural treasures.

Ajanta provides virtually the only evidence remaining of painting styles that first developed in India and then travelled with the spread of Buddhism into the Himalayan regions, and then via the Silk Roads across Central Asia into China, and from there to Japan and Korea.
Ajanta Handbook of the Oaintings 3 Volume Set
Dieter Schlingloff
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The narrative wall paintings that form the subject matter of the present publication are arranged in three volumes. The main focus is on the relationship of the text and the image and will hopefully stimulate further discussion and investigation in similar fields.

Ajanta Paintings: 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes <br> By: Rajesh K. Singh
Ajanta Paintings: 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes
By: Rajesh K. Singh
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For the first time, a book accommodates, within  the space of a single
volume: - the entire corpus of the extant panels of the narrative and
non-narrative themes (86 panels). - all the latest identifications of
the painted themes by Dieter Schlingloff of Leipzig University and
Monika Zin of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Munich. - short retelling
of the Jatakas and other stories (86 narrative and non-narrative painted
panels). - long-exposure, low light, fine arts photography of 86
painted panels (143 colour photos). Nontechnical language is used to
help the students and general readers understand the entire corpus of
the Ajanta paintings. At the same time, the content is so presented as
to keep the expert readers engaged.
Ajanta
Ajanta: Monumental Legacy
By: A.P. Jamkhedkar
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Situated about 106 kilometers from Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Ajanta rock cut caves are creations of about 700 years, roughly from 200 BC to AD 525. This glorious Buddhist art of the Deccan was discovered in 1819, and given a World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1983. The most striking characteristic of Ajanta art is that architecture, sculpture and painting--the three expressions of fine art--all articulate at one place. Ajanta paintings give us graphic insights into the history of Buddhism in India. The caves also help us reconstruct the interrelationship between such centers in Central Asia and China, as also those in Buddhist countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, which have similar specimens, but from a later period.
Alambanapariksa and Vrtti by Dinnaga with the commentary of Dharmapala
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The Alambana-pariksa, "Examination of the Object of Consciousness," seeks to establish that the object of consciousness (alambana) as it appears to us is unreal; only consciousness is real. Dinnaga (or Dignaga) was a student of Vasubandhu, and this text, although brief, is an influential work of the Citta-matra or Mind-Only school. Dinnaga is most famous as the author of the Pramana-samuccaya and founding father of the Buddhist school of logic, and he here uses reasoning to establish his thesis. This book includes Dharmapala's commentary, retranslations into Sanskrit from Chinese and Tibetan, English translations, and Tibetan texts.
Alchemy of Accomplishment
Alchemy of Accomplishment: Instructions of Mountain Dharma, Heart Guidance on the Practice Expressed in an Easy-to-Understand Way by Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje
By: Tony Duff
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The text contains full details of Thorough Cut practice explained in a way that is very easy to understand but which does not avoid any of the unique and beautiful technical language of the system. Here is a small quote from the book. It is what he says to the retreatants just after he has given the introduction (sometimes called pointing out instruction) to them:
With that, we have made the mind of Samantabhadra blaze forth for us in direct perception and what could be more enjoyable? This itself is the heart of the six million, four hundred thousand tantras of Great Completion, which are the ultimate of all of the eighty-four thousand dharma heaps distinguished by the Conqueror. There is no more celestial destination than this.
Alchi
By: Goepper, Roger
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Ladakh's Hidden Buddhist Sanctuary
The Sumtsek
On the south bank of the Indus in Ladakh, facing a great trade and invasion route to the north, lies Alchi, a repository of magnificent Buddhist wall paintings and clay sculptures that have survived for over eight hundred years. This sumtuously illustrated book details the most impressive of the temples within the complex, the Sumtsek (Three-Tiered) Temple.
Alexandra David-Neel, Portrait of an Adventurer
By: Ruth Middleton
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This unique biography explores the inner journey of a woman whose outer life was a thrilling story of passion and adventure. Alexandra David-Neel (1868û1969), born in Paris to a socially prominent family, once boasted, "I learned to run before I could walk!" In the course of a lifetime of more than one hundred years, she was an acclaimed operatic soprano, a political anarchist, a religious reformer, an intrepid explorer who traveled in Tibet for fourteen years, a scholar of Buddhism, and the author of more than forty books. But perhaps the most intriguing of all her adventures was the spiritual search that led her from a youthful interest in socialism and Freemasonry to the teachings of the great sages of India and culminated in her initiation into the secret tantric practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This book reveals the penetrating insight and courage of a woman who surmounted physical, intellectual, and social barriers to pursue her spiritual quest.
All the Way to Lhasa; a Tale from Tibet
By: B.H. Berger
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A young boy and his yak bravely overcome all odds to get to Lhasa, giving a wise and simple message that will inspire children of any age to dream and reach for a shining goal that may seem "very far."
All You Ever Wanted to Know
All You Ever Wanted to Know from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More: Conversations with Rajiv Mehrotra
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. However, to millions of people around the world, he embodies the highest human aspiration: to be happy. His messages of compassion, altruism, and peace are articulated in a unique secular ethic for our times and supported with techniques and practices that can help us achieve these ideals.
All-Pervading Melodies Sound of Thunder: The Outer Liberation Story of Terton Migyur Dorje
By: Karma Chagme
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    This namthar is not only the tale of one extraordinary terton, revealing as it does - through anecdotes, letters, poetry, visions and dreams - the deep personal relationship that existed between two great masters: Terton Migyur Dorje and Karma Chagme Rinpoche. It also contains considerable information  on the nature of liberation stories themselves, how authentic tertons and tulkus can be identified, the importance and significance of treasure teachings and sacred places, the nature of the guru-disciple relationship and other crucial topics. The text is further graced with a wealth of stories of many other tertons, prophecies by Guru Rinpoche and other masters, as well as insights into the daily life and times of some the great practitioners of 17th century Kham.
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.
Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics
By: Tony Trigilio
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Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics revives questions of poetics, religious authenticity, and political efficacy in Ginsberg's prophetic poetry. Author Tony Trigilio examines Ginsberg's Buddhism as an imperfect but deepening influence on the major poems of his career.

Alone With Others, An Existential Approach to Buddhism
By: Stephen Batchelor
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Alone With Others is a uniquely contemporary guide to understanding the timeless message of Buddhism, and in particular its relevance in actual human relations. It was inspired by Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life , the oral instructions of living Buddhist masters, Martin Heidegger's classic Being and Time , and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQarrie.
Along the Path - The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's Land
Along the Path - The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's Land
By: Kory Goldberg , Michelle Dcary , Michelle Decary
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Along the Path is a unique guidebook covering India and Nepal's sacred sites; indispensable for the modern-day practitioner of the Buddha's teachings. Along the Path offers a rich anthology of deeply inspiring stories relating to each of the pilgrimage sites connected to the Buddha's life and teaching. It provides detailed descriptions of each of the sites, including insider information on what to see and tips on transportation, accommodation, and local cuisine. Along the Path is an essential companion for every traveler visiting the sacred sites of the Buddha's life and teaching.

Already Home
Already Home: A topography of spirit and place
By: Barbara Gates
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This powerfully moving memoir explores the connections between local history, the environment, the body, and the spirit. Intertwining themes of love and family, home and homelessness, neighborhood and lost wilderness, Barbara Gates takes the reader on a journey of personal discovery that artfully bridges the inner and outer worlds of experience.
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.
Altruism and Reality
Altruism and Reality: Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara
By: Williams, Paul
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This volume brings together Paul Williams's previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara. In addition, there is a much longer version of the paper 'Identifying the Object of Negation', and nearly half the book consists of a wholly new essay, 'The Absence of Self and the Removal of Pain', subtitled 'How Santideva Destroyed the Bodhisattva Path'.
Always Maintain a Joyful Mind (Book and CD)
By: Pema Chodron
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For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have employed a collection of pithy, penetrating slogans to help them develop equanimity, intelligence, and compassion amid the turbulence of daily life. This book presents this transformative spiritual practice (called lojong in Tibetan) in a way that readers of any background can understand and put to use.
Ambrosia Heart Tantra
Ambrosia Heart Tantra
By: Yeshi Donden
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In Sanskrit this text is known as Amrta-astangahrdayupadesatantra; in Tibetan: bDud rtsi snying po yan lag brgyad pa gsang ba man ngag gi rgyud tranlslated into English as Ambrosia Heart Tantra: The Four Secret Oral Teachings on the Eight Branches of the Science of Healing.
American Buddhism As a Way of Life
American Buddhism As a Way of Life
Gary Storhoff (Editor), John Whalen-Bridge (Editor)
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The United States is becoming more comfortable with Buddhism each year. Celebrity converts, the popularity of the Dalai Lama, a stream of references in popular culture, and mala beads on every third person's wrist all indicate that Buddhism is becoming an accepted part of American life, even if a relatively small percentage of the population actually describes itself as Buddhist.
American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship
By: Duncan Ryuken Williams; Christ
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This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. The academic study of Buddhism in America--including the religions of Asian immigrants and of American-born converts--is barely twenty years old, dating from the works of Charles Prebish and Emma McCoy Layman in the 1970s. A great deal has since then, prompted by new waves of refugees from Southeast Asia and Tibet and by the rising popularity of Buddhist practices in the West.
American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer
American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer
By: Charles Prebish
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Charles Prebish is world-renowned as a leading Buddhist scholar, with more than 20 books and 100 academic articles to his credit. Since his involvement with Buddhism began in 1965, he has had the privilege and honor to meet all of America's distinguished and visiting Buddhist teachers, to work with Buddhist scholars around the world, and to deepen the academic study of Buddhism.
American Dhammapada
American Dhammapada: A Twenty-First Century Translation of the Buddha's Dhammapada
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The Dhammapada introduced the actual utterances of the Buddha nearly twenty-five hundred years ago, when the master teacher emerged from his long silence to illuminate for his followers the substance of humankind's deepest and most abiding concerns.
American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912 : Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent
By: Thomas A. Tweed
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In this landmark work, Thomas Tweed examines nineteenth-century America's encounter with one of the world's major religions. Exploring the debates about Buddhism that followed upon its introduction in this country, Tweed shows what happened when the transplanted religious movement came into contact with America's established culture and fundamentally different Protestant tradition.
Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha
By: Demi
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The story of Amitabha Buddha is here told in the unmistakable art and style of internationally-renowned author and illustrator Demi, and every page shines with her delicate golden artwork.
Amitabha Long, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Amitabha Long, Commentary
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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When we explain that Amitabha's pure land is a buddha realm where any ordinary being can experience rebirth, some people may underestimate the power of this pure realm. Such a person might think, "Well, that realm must be ordinary and probably does not have the power of an actual buddha field, because anyone can experience rebirth here."

Among Tibetan Texts
By: Smith, Gene
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History and Literature of the Himalayan Plateau
E. Gene Smith ran the Library of Congress' Tibetan Text Publication Project of the United States Public Law 480 (PL480)- an effort to salvage and reprint the Tibetan literature that had been saved by the exile community or by members of the Tibetan speaking communities of Sikkim, Bhutan , India, and Nepal. Smith wrote prefaces to these reprinted books to help clarify and contextualize the particular Tibetan texts: the prefaces served as rough orientations to a poorly understood body of foreign literature.
Amrapali Chosen by Buddha
Amrapali: Chosen by Buddha
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This collection of Buddhist tales tell of Amrapali, an accomplished dancer who commanded the love and admiration of an entire town and of Upagupta, who was just a poor monk. Amrapali craved peace; Upagupta's bearing exuded contentment. Amrapali depended on the adulation of her audience; Upagupta spurned the attentions of the rich and famous.
Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
By: Lama Karma Drodul, translated by Yeshe Gyamtso
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Amrita of Eloquence is a luminous portrait of the life of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, one of the Kagyu lineage's most beloved and revered teachers. Beautifully written by Lama Karma Drodul (Rinpoche's nephew and disciple) and elegantly translated by Yeshe Gyamtso, Amrita of Eloquence describes Khenpo Rinpoche and his life with humor, lyrical beauty, and boundless affection. The book composed in the traditional style of Tibetan spiritual biographies, but is nonetheless completely accessible to modern readers. The importance of such biographies cannot be overestimated: studying the life of one's guru brings devotion, and devotion brings awakening.
Born in eastern Tibet in 1924, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche is one of the great masters of the Karma Kagyu tradition. Rinpoche, who received most of his training and education in Tibet before the Chinese invasion, is highly accomplished in meditation, philosophy, and monastic arts.
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.

Analysis Kanjur  Alexander Csoma De Koros
Analysis of Kanjur
By: Alexander Csoma De Koros
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12 Steps on the Buddha's Path is the extraordinary spiritual journey of a woman once trapped in the downward spiral of alcoholism. Misdiagnosed, Laura Keene was put in a mental hospital and given more than 40 electroshock treatments. Left incapable by the treatments of even speaking a coherent sentence, Keene was released against medical advice and ended up in the back row of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where she embraced the 12 Step program and gradually recovered. Yet the black hole inside her remained, until, on a trek in the Himalayas, Keene discovered Buddhism and began a new path on the road to recovery. With humor and grace, this brilliant author shows that the experience, strength, and hope of Alcoholics Anonymous meld seamlessly with Buddha's teachings of wisdom and compassion.
Analysis of the Abhisamayalamkara
Analysis of the Abhisamayalamkara
By: Obermiller, E.
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The Abhisamayalamkara is the text used in the Tibetan monastic curriculum to teach the path to Buddhahood.
The Indian teacher Asanga requested the future Buddha Maitreya to systematize the teachings on the path from the large and diffused Prajna-paramita Sutras, and this book is the result. It is a concise outline work, so it is studied in Tibet with the help of commentaries and study manuals.
Analytical Buddhism: The Two-Tiered Illusion of Self
By: Miri Albahari
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We spend our lives protecting an elusive self - but does the self actually exist? Drawing on literature from Western philosophy, neuroscience and Buddhism (interpreted), the author argues that there is no self. The self - as unified owner and thinker of thoughts - is an illusion created by two tiers. A tier of naturally unified consciousness (notably absent in standard bundle-theory accounts) merges with a tier of desire-driven thoughts and emotions to yield the impression of a self. So while the self, if real, would think up the thoughts, the thoughts, in reality, think up the self.


Analytical Study of Four Nikayas
By: Barua, Dipak Kumar
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The first four Nikaya texts belonging to the Suttapitaka of the Pali Tipitaka which contains the sacred sayings of Gotama (Skt. Gautama) Buddha are of inestimable value since they provide important source materials to study the religious and cultural history of the contemporary period. From the sociological point of view too they are of utmost significance, because they vividly present the daily life of the people of ancient India.
Analytical Study on Samye Debate
Analytical Study on Samye Debate (In Tibetan with English Introduction)
By: Penpa Dorje
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