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Bliss of Inner Fire
Bliss of Inner Fire: Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa
By: Thubten Yeshe
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Following Je Tsongkhapa's ( 1357-1419 A.D.) text Having the Three Convictions, Lama Yeshe introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six, the practice of inner fire (tummo). Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state-the experience of clear light, an extraordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality.
Bridge of Quiescence
By: Wallace, B. Allen
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For centuries, Tibetan Buddhist contemplatives have directly explored consciousness through carefully honed, rigorous techniques of meditation.
Professor Wallace explains the methods and experiences of those Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. "
Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages (rim lnga rab ti sgal ba'i sgron me): Practical Instruction in the King of Tantras: The Glorious Esoteric Commnuity
by Tsong Khapa
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The present work is the cornerstone of our Jey Yabsey Sungbum Collection, a subset of our Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series. Compromised of the collected work of Tsong Khapa Losang Drakpa (1357-1419) and His Spiritual Sons, Gyaltsap Darma Rinchen (1364-1432) and Khendrup Gelek Pelsang (1385-1438), this Collection is a voluminous set of independent Tibetan treatises and super commentaries, all based on the thousands of works contained in the Kangyur and Tengyur Collections.
Central Philosophy of Tibet
By: Thurman, Robert
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A Study and Translation of Jey Tsong Khapa's Essence of Eloquence. This is the paperbackThis is the paperback edition of the first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence by Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the freatest Tibetan philosopher.
Critique of Svatantra Reasoning
Critique of Svatantra Reasoning by Candrakirti and Tsong-kha-pa. A Study of philosophical proof according to two Prasangika Madhyamaka Traditions of India and Tibet
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The status of reasoning and formally stated philosophical proofs is a fundamental problem in the Madhyamaka philosophy of India and Tibet, one which became a decisive criteria dividing the two major later sub-schools of Nagarjuna's tradition. The present work investigates the critique of the so-called "autonomous proofs" (svatantra) by two major exponents of the Prasangika sub-school of the Madhyamaka in India and Tibet, Candrakirti (ca. 600-665) and Tsong kha pa (1357-1419).
Deity Yoga
By: Dalai Lama / Tsong-Ka-pa
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Deity Yoga describes the profound process of meditation in Action and Performance Tantras. It is a invaluable book for anyone who is practicing or interested in Buddhist tantra.
Dependent Arising and Emptiness
Dependent Arising and Emptiness, A Tibetan Buddhist Interpretation of Madhyamika Philosophy
By: Napper, Elizabeth
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Emptiness and dependent-arising are two core concepts within Buddhism. An understanding of their integral relationship allows us to see how the Madhyamika school, the preeminent school of Buddhist philosophy in Tibet, can completely deny any inherent ontological status to the world around us while maintaining a valid presentation of reality based on ethical principles. The brilliant scholar and yogi Dzong-kha-ba, founder of the Ge-luk-ba lineage, demonstrated how these two core concepts are not only compatible, but are actually mutually contingent.
Along with a translation of the special insight (vipasyana) section of Dzong-kha-ba's Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path (lam rim chen mo), Napper provides an extensive introduction that contrasts the Ge-luk-ba view of emptiness to that of Western scholars and a translation of four interwoven commentaries on the text.
Emptiness in the Mind-Only School
Emptiness in the Mind-Only School
By: Hopkins, Jeffrey
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Paperback Dynamic Responses to Dzongkaba's The Essence of Eloquence
In this first of three volumes, Jeffrey Hopkins focuses on how the conflict between appearance and reality is presented in the mind-only, or yogic practice, school. The Essence of Eloquence is so rich that over the past six centuries numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars have been drawn into a dynamic process of both finding and creating consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's often terse and cryptic tract.
Essence of Nectar
By: Tsondu Yeshe
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The "Essence of Nectar" by Yeshe Tsondru, an incarnate Lama of the Gelug tradition, is a poetic supplement to the "Great Exposition of the Graded Path," written by the founder of the Gelug tradition, Je Tsong-ka-pa (1357-1419). In this work, Yeshe Tsondru eloquently synthesizes all the cogent points of the progressive meditations leading to the awakening of a Buddha: the complete eradication of suffering and the attainment of all wholesome spiritual qualities.
Ethics of Tibet
Ethics of Tibet
By: Tsong-Kha-Pa
By: Alex Wayman (translator)
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Bodhisattva Section of Tsong-Kha-Pa's LAM RIM CHEN MO Translated by Alex Wayman from the Tibetan original With a Foreword by the Dalai Lama. One of the leading Tibetan scholars in the world has translated this work by the great Tsong-kha-pa, the titular head of the Gelugpa Sect and perhaps the Tibetan equivalent of the great Nagarjuna. This first complete English translation also reveals the encyclopedic mind of Tsongkhapa, whose copious references to the sutras are a gold mine.  He, more than anyone else, shaped the development of Tibetan Buddhism as we know it today.
Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries
Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries
By: Dalai Lama
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The Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries provided by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama are on The Thirty Seven Bodhisattva Practices by Thogmed Zangpo; Three Principal Paths by Je Tsong-Khapa, The Eight Verses on the Training of the Mind by Geshe Langri Thangpa and The Song of Four Mindfulnesses by Seventh Dalai Lama.
From Here to Enlightenment
From Here to Enlightenment: An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (PB)
By H.H. the Dalai Lama
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When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa's classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.
From Here to Enlightenment
From Here to Enlightenment: An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
By H.H. the Dalai Lama
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When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa's classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.
Fulfillment of All Hopes: Guru Devotion in Tibetan Buddhism
By: Tsongkhapa, Sparham, tr
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Why is it important to have a spiritual teacher? How does one enter into such a relationship intelligently? Devoting oneself to a spiritual teacher is a practice much misunderstood in the West, yet fundamental to the tantric Buddhism of Tibet. The Fulfillment of All Hopes is an explanation of this core practice by Tsongkhapa, one of Tibet's most revered scholar-practioners.
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol. 1
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol. 1
By: Tsong Kha Pa, Gareth Sparham
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Golden Garland of Eloquence (Legs bshad gser phreng) is the famous Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita) commentary written by the influential Tibetan writer Tsong kha pa (1356-1419). It is Tsong kha pa's first major work, written before his better known works on Madhyamaka. It is greatly respected and much studied by all schools of Buddhism in Tibet.
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol 2
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol. 2
By : Tsong Kha Pa
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Golden Garland of Eloquence (Legs bshad gser phreng) is the famous Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita) commentary written by the influential Tibetan writer Tsong kha pa (1356-1419). It is Tsong kha pa's first major work, written before his better known works on Madhyamaka. It is greatly respected and much studied by all schools of Buddhism in Tibet.
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol. 3
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol. 3
By: Tsong Kha Pa, Gareth Sparham
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Golden Garland of Eloquence (Legs bshad gser phreng) is the famous Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita) commentary written by the influential Tibetan writer Tsong kha pa (1356-1419). It is Tsong kha pa's first major work, written before his better known works on Madhyamaka. It is greatly respected and much studied by all schools of Buddhism in Tibet.
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol. 4
Golden Garland of Eloquence Vol. 4
By: Tsong Kha Pa, Gareth Sparham
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Golden Garland of Eloquence (Legs bshad gser phreng) is the famous Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita) commentary written by the influential Tibetan writer Tsong kha pa (1356-1419). It is Tsong kha pa's first major work, written before his better known works on Madhyamaka. It is greatly respected and much studied by all schools of Buddhism in Tibet.
Great Treatise on the Stages of Mantra (sngags rim chen mo) (Chapters XI--XII ,The Creation Stage)
By: Tsong Khapa
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Tsong Khapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of Mantra ( Sngags rim chen mo) -- considered by the present Dalai Lama to be one of Tsong Khapa's two most important books (along with his Lam rim chen mo) -- is his masterful synthesis of the principles and practices of all four classes of Tantra, which formed the basis of his innovation in creating the esoteric "Tantric College" institution and curriculum in the early fifteenth century.
Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path,  1
Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 1
By: Tsong-Kha-Pa
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The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), completed this masterpiece in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism.
Great Treatise on the Stages 2
Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 2
By: Tsong-Kha-Pa
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The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo)is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), completed this masterpiece in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism.
Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path, Vol. 3
Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 3
By: Tsong-Kha-Pa
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The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo)is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), completed this masterpiece in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism.
Harmony of Emptiness and Dependent Arising
By: Lobsang Gyatso
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The Harmony of Emptiness and Dependent-Arising is a commentary to Tsongkhapa's The Essence of Eloquent Speech, Praise to the Buddha for Teaching Profound Dependent-Arising. The subject of the work concerns two important themes of Buddhist philosophy: emptiness and dependent-arising.
Introduction to Emptiness
Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path
By: Guy Newland
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Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism--the idea that ultimate reality is "emptiness." In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of "nothingness," but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. Newland's contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will be helpful to students trying to understand one of the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise.
Lama Mipam's Commentary to Nagarjuna's Stanzas For a Novice Monk
By: Nagarjuna, Je TsongKhapa, Mipham
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Also Je Tsong Khapa's Essence of the Ocean of Vinaya
These two works concern the Vinaya, or system of self-discipline, which is considered of vital importance in monastic training. These texts focus on the Vinaya as it is taught to young novice monks. The first work is Nagarjuna's Stanzas for a Novice Monk, presented with a commentary by the 19ht century Nyingma lama, Jamyang Mipam Rinpoche. The second work, Essence of the Ocean of Vinaya, was composed in the 14th century by the great Je Tsong Khapa and concerns the eight fundamental categories of the pratimoksha vows.
Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages: Teachings on Guhyasamaja Tantra
Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages: Teachings on Guhyasamaja Tantra
By: Tsongkhapa, Gavin Kilty (Translator)
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Tsongkhapa's Lamp is one of the most comprehensive and detailed presentations of the highest yoga class of Vajrayana Buddhism, especially the key practices in the advanced phase of Guyhasamaja tantra. Tsongkhapa draws extensively from Indian sources, especially the writings of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Candrakirti, and Naropa, to systematize this quintessential practice of Buddhist esoterism. Traditionally the work belongs to a class of hidden texts that are to be read only by those who have received initiations. Of the two stages of generation and completion, this volume focuses on the latter stage. In the generation stage, meditators visualize the Buddha in the form of the deity Guhyasamaja residing in a mandala palace.
Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa
Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa
Edited By: Thurman, Robert
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The Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa brings together for the first time a number of extremely important and useful works by and on Tsong Khapa touching transcendental aspects of Sutra, Tantra and Insight Meditation, including mystic conversations with great Bodhisattvas and deeply spiritual songs in praises of Manjushri and Maitreya etc.
Madhyamika's conception of truth and error
Madhyamika's conception of truth and error with special reference to acarya Tsong Kha Pa
By: Dr Lobzang Tsewang
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Madhyamika's conception of truth and error with special reference to acarya Tsong Kha Pa
By: Dr Lobzang Tsewang
Meditations of a Tibetan Tantric Abbot
Meditations of a Tibetan Tantric Abbot: The Main Practices of the Mahayana Buddhist Path
By: Kensur Lekden, trans. & ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins.
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This book presents, with the intimate freshness of a personal teaching, the main practices of the Mahayana Buddhist path. It details the attitudes cultivated in meditation ranging from turning away from cyclic existence, to developing love and compassion for all beings, to the profound view of emptiness.
Meditative States in Tibetan Buddhism
By: Lati Rinbochay
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In this precise and lucid work, two prominent modern Tibetan lamas-Lati Rinbochay and Denma Locho Rinbochay-present comprehensive explanations of the mental states attained through meditation. Discussing step-by-step the practice of meditation itself, they provide us with practical antidotes to the various obstacles that may arise in meditation. At the same time, they intersperse their presentations with captivating descriptions of the sometimes fantastic, sometimes astonishing cosmology that provides the background and context for Buddhist practice.
Millenium of Buddhist Logic
By: Wayman, Alex
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Part I (Introductory) has Asanga's Rules of Debate, Dharmakirti's Nyayabindu with Kamalasila's commentary, and Santi-pa's treatise on 'inner pervasion.
Part II, devoted to the Dignaga-Dharmaklrti system, has five sets of eleven verses, then a study of Bu-Ston's commentary on Dharmakirti's Pramanaviniscaya, and finally Tsong-kha-pa's Mun sel on the Seven Books of Dharmakirti.
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun
By: Nam Kha Pel, tr. Beresford & Russel
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The mind training teachings are a great vehicle instruction, because they are mostly concerned with developing the awakening mind, the altruistic mind of enlightenment. They are directed primarily towards the practitioner of great capacity, and deal essentially with transforming our mental attitudes.
One special feature of the mind training teachings is the advice to transform adversity into advantage. So, not only do these instructions help us open out towards other beings, but they also help us transform whatever difficulties come our way into something valuable.
Ocean of Eloquence
Ocean of Eloquence: Tsong kha pa's Commentary on the Yogacara Doctrine of Mind
By: Sparham, Gareth
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This book is of particular interest because it shows the presence of the Yogacara (Mind Only) school in Tibet. It is well known that the Madhyamaka school flourished in Tibet, but less well known that Yogacara doctrines were also studied and practiced. The former school stresses the inexpressible ultimate; the latter, the natural luminosity of mind. This is probably the best introduction to the distinctive eight consciousnesses systems of Yogacara.
Ocean of Reasoning: A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
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A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
Tsong kha pa (14th century) is arguably the most important and influential philosopher in Tibetan history. An Ocean of Reasoning is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way), and it can be argued that it is impossible to discuss Nagarjuna's work in an informed way without consulting it.
Path to the Middle: Oral Madhyamika Philosophy in Tibet
By: Klein, Anne
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Does a Bodhisattva's initial direct cognition of emptiness differ from subsequent ones? Can one "improve" a nondualistic understanding of the unconditioned and, if so, what role might subtle states of concentration play in the process? In material collected by Anne Klein over a seven year period, Kensur Yeshey Tupden addresses these and other crucial issues of Buddhist soteriology to provide one of the richest presentations of Tibetan oral philosophy yet published in English.
Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa
Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa
By: Mullin, Glenn
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The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged by the eleventh-century Indian masters Tilopa and Naropa from various Buddhist tantric legacies, this system of yogic practice was carried to Tibet by Marpa the Translator a generation later. These "six yogas" - inner heat, illusory body, clear light, consciousness transference, forceful projection and bardo yoga - continue to be one of the most important living meditation traditions in the Land of Snow.
Practicing the Path
Practicing the Path: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo
By: Yangsi Rinpoche
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The Lamrim Chenmo  by Je Tsongkhapa is a comprehensive overview of the entire path to enlightenment. Meditation on the  lamrim   - the steps on the path - has been a core practice of Tibetan Buddhists for centuries. The lamrim presents the Buddha's teachings along a continuum of three spiritual attitudes, culminating in the supreme aspiration of the bodhisattva, who strives for buddhahood in order to relieve the suffering of all beings. Yangsi Rinpoche gave this commentary over  a two-month period to a group of Western students in Dharamsala, India.
Pratityasamutpadastuti-Subhasitahradayam
Pratityasamutpadastuti-Subhasitahradayam, Tibetan and Sanskrit Text
By: Tsongkapa
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Pratityasamutpadastuti-Subhasitahradayam, (rTen 'Brel bsTod Pa Legs bShad sNying Po) , Sanskrit and Tietan texts, Acarya Tsongkhapa, Edited by Gyaltsen Namdol, Translated by Gyaltsen Namdol and Ngawang Samten, Paperback, CIHTS, $18.00
Preparing for Tantra
Preparing for Tantra: The Mountain of Blessings
By: Tsongkapa
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The Mountain of Blessings
A concise manual on how to prepare oneself to enter theThe Mountain of Blessings A concise manual on how to prepare oneself to enter the secret paths of Buddhism written by the greatest master of ancient Middle Asia.
Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy
Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy
By: Thupten Jinpa
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Thupten Jinpa explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. The work also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate that the Middle Way philosophy's de-constructive analysis does not negate the reality of the everyday world.
Six Yogas of Naropa
By: Mullin, Glenn
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Tsongkhapa's discussion of the Six Yogas is regarded as one of the finest on the subject to come out of Tibet. His treatise has served as the fundamental guide to the system as practiced in more than three thousand Gelukpa monasteries, nunneries and hermitages across Central Asia over the past five and half centuries.
Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence: Selected Teachings of Ajahn Sumedho
By: Ajahn Sumedho
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The sound of silence is like a subtlety behind everything that you awaken to; you don't notice it if you're seeking the extremes. Yet as we start to become more poised, more present, fully receptive of all this moment has to offer, we start to experience it vividly and listening to it can draw us ever deeper into the mysteries of now.
Speech of Gold
By: Thurman Robert
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This is the first full study, translated and critically annotated, of the Essence of True Eloquence, by Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher. The work is a study of the major schools of Mahayana Buddhism, known as Vijnanavada and Madhyamika, and an explanation of Prasangika ("Dialecticist") interpretation of of Madhyamika ("Centrism").
Splendor of an Autumn Moon, The Devotional Verse of Tsongkhapa
By: Tsongkhapa, Kilty, tr.
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The story of the remarkable life of Tsongkhapa has been well documented elsewhere, but this collection of works seeks to bring out a lesser-known side of this great scholar and meditator: the devotional poet. Tsongkhapa studied poetry, as did many of the great masters of his day and after, and in the colophon of many of his works he is referred to as the "Poet of the North."
"Splendor of an Autumn Moon" presents for the first time twenty-one devotional poems by Tsongkhapa, in both the original Tibetan and in artful English translations.
Stairway to Nirvana
Stairway to Nirvana: A Study of the Twenty Samghas Based on the Works of Tsong kha pa
By: James B. Apple
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James B. Apple examines one of the formative subjects in traditional Buddhist studies, the Twenty Varieties of the Samgha. The Samgha (community) is one of the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Samgha) universally revered by all Buddhists. While the Samgha is generally understood as the community of Buddhist ordained monks and nuns, along with lay adherents, the Twenty
Varieties of the Samgha concerns an exemplary community of the twenty types of Noble Beings (arya-pudgala) who embody the Buddha's teachings.
Step by Step: Basic Buddhist Meditations
Step by Step: Basic Buddhist Meditations
By: Geshe Namgyal Wangchen
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Step By Step is a practical introduction to the profound meditation methods of Tibetan Buddhism. Based on the teachings of the great Tibetan saint and founder of the Gelug School, Tsongkhapa, the techniques explained here are simple, direct and possess the power to radically alter the way we see the world and ourselves. They present a time-tested means for counteracting depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and countless other forms of mental suffering.
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol 1: The Foundational Practices
By: Geshe Lundrup Sopa St
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A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, Volume One: The Foundational Practices
The first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary - on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path - offers a detail overview of Buddhist philosophy which will be especially invaluable for those who want to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives.
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol 2: Karma
By: Geshe Lundrup Sopa
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A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, Vol 2: Karma.

This second volume of the five-volume commentary by the renowned Buddhist scholar Geshe Lhundub Sopa focuses on the key Buddhist concepts of karma, or cause and effect, and dependent origination. Considered one of the finest scholars of Buddhism alive, Geshe Sopa provides commentaries essential for anyone interested in a sound understanding of Tibetan Buddhist practice and philosophy. Never has a book gone into such clear detail on karma - a concept which, despite many references in popular culture, is too often misunderstood. Geshe Sopa is an ideal commentator for the Western reader.
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment, Vol 3: The Way of the Bodhisattva
By: Geshe Lundrup Sopa
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A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, Vol 3: The Way of the Bodhisattva,

Geshe Lhundub Sopa's Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path, Tsongkhapa's monumental Lamrim Chenmo. In this third volume of five, readers are acquainted with the bodhisattva's path and the altruistic desire to make service to others the driving force of spiritual development.
Tantra in Tibet
Tantra in Tibet
By: Dalai Lama, Tsong-kapa
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This series is published under the auspices of the Dalai Lama and is unique in that each volume has been specially chosen by His Holiness as revealing a true oral tradition. Volumes in the series thus far include The Buddhism of Tibet, Tantra in Tibet and Deity Yoga.
Tantric Ethics, An Explanation of the Precepts for Buddhist Varjayana Practice
By: Tsongkhapa
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Central to Buddhism of Tibet are the esoteric techniques of the tantric, or Vajrayana, tradition. These practices involve recitation of mantra and complex visualizations and are passed from teacher to student during sacred initiation ceremonies. Tantra constitutes the fabric of a Tibetan Buddhist's daily practice, but cannot be succesful without adherence to the tantric precepts, the code of ethical behavior for aspirants on the Vajrayana path. The tantric vows are the highest of the three complementary sets of vows in Tibetan Buddhism, following the Pratimoksha (monastic) and Mahayana vows.
Teachings on Je Tsongkhapas Three Principal Aspects of the Path
By: Dalai Lama
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Je Tsongkhapa (1357~1419) was one of the
greatest commentator in the history of Buddhism and has the dexterity to
compress profound and vast ideas in a single poem. The Three Principal
Aspects of the Path is one such example. This text containing fourteen
verses was taught to Tsakho Onpo Ngawang Dakpa in a place called Gyamo
Rong in eastern Tibet.
Tsong-Kha-Pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom
Tsong-Kha-Pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom
By: Jeffrey Hopkins
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In fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Tibet there was great ferment about what makes enlightenment possible, since systems of self-liberation must show what factors preexist in the mind that allow for transformation into a state of freedom from suffering.  This controversy about the nature of mind, which persists to the present day, raises many questions.
This book first presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsong-kha-pa, the founder of the Ge-luk-pa order of Tibetan Buddhism, in his Medium-Length Exposition of the Stages of the Path, as well as the sections on the object of negation and on the two truths in his Illumination of the Thought: Extensive Explanation of (Chandrakirti's) "Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) ‘Treatise on the Middle."'  It then details the views of his predecessor Dol-po-pa Shay-rap Gyel-tsen, the seminal author of philosophical treatises of the Jo-nang-pa order, as found in his Mountain Doctrine, followed by an analysis of Tsong-kha-pa's reactions.  By contrasting the two systems- Dol-po-pa's doctrine of other-emptiness and Tsong-kha-pa's doctrine of self-emptiness- both views emerge more clearly, contributing to a fuller picture of reality as viewed in Tibetan Buddhism.
Tsongkapa, The Principal Teachings of Buddhism
By:Geshe Lobsang Tharchin
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Tsongkapa was the greatest commentator in the history of Buddhism and wrote some 10,000 pages in eloquent explanation of the entire range of the ancient Buddhist classics. He undertook the challenge of compressing all his knowledge into a single poem. The result was his famous Three Principal Paths fourteen verses written for a favored student in a faraway land.

Tsongkapa's masterpiece appears here with a commentary by the illustrious Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941), generally regarded as the foremost Tibetan teacher of Buddhism during the last century. The work has been translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin, one of the last Buddhist masters of old Tibet.
Tsongkhapa's Praise for Dependent Relativity
Tsongkhapa's Praise for Dependent Relativity
By: Geshe Graham Woodhouse
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Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the author of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment and the teacher of the First Dalai Lama, is renowned as one of the greatest scholar-saints that Tibet has ever produced. He composed his poetic Praise for Dependent Relativity the very morning that he abandoned confusion and attained the final view, the clear realization of emptiness that is the essence of wisdom. English monk Graham Woodhouse, a longtime student of Buddhism who lives near the Dalai Lamas residence in northern India, translates Tsongkhapas celebrated text and conveys for modern readers the teachings he received from his teacher, the late Venerable Losang Gyatso.

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Two Prolegomena to Madhyamaka Philosophy
By: David Seyfort Ruegg
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Studies in Indian and Tibetan Madhyamaka thought, Part 2
Candrakirti's Prasannapada Madhyamkavritth on Madhyamakakarika i.1 and Tson Kha pa Blo Bzan Grags Pa / rGyal Tshab Dar Ma Rin Chen's dKa' gNad / gNas brGyad Kyi Zin Bris
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Two Prolegomena to Madhyamaka Philosophy , David Seyfort Ruegg, Arbeitskreis fur Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien, Paperback , 299 pp., $48.00
Two Truths Debate: Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle Way
By: Sonam Thakchoe
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The Middle Way is a central idea for all Buddhists, yet its definition varies across Buddhist cultures. In Tibetan Buddhism, the interpretation of what are called the two truths — the truth of conventional appearances and the ultimate truth of emptiness — is especially contentious. This comparative analysis examines the differing approaches toward the Middle Way taken by the two great Buddhist scholars, Tsongkhapa and Gorampa. It demonstrates how philosophical positions have dramatic implications both for how one approaches Buddhist practice and for how one ultimately understands enlightenment itself.
Yoga of the Guhyasamajatantra
By: Wayman, Alex
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This work opens up the subject of perhaps the most profound of Buddhist tantras, The Guhyasamajatantra by shedding light on its relation with previous literature including the Brahamical tradition and by revealing the elevated type of Yoga. It goes far toward replacing the previous supposition that this Tantra can be understood by mere reading by one oblivious of the extensive commentarial tradition that incorporates the precepts of the Gurus.
Yoga of Tibet, The Great Exposition
Yoga of Tibet, The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra: 2 and 3
By: Tsong-ka-pa
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The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra û part 2 & 3 by Tsong-ka-pa, details the practices of Action and Performance Tantra. Special deity yoga techniques for the development of the heart, mind and physical form of a Buddha are presented in a coherent series of yogic exercises. The mudras (hand gestures) that accompany the meditations are clearly illustrated.
A Supplement by Jeffrey Hopkins outlines in detail the structure of Action Tantra practices as well as the need for development.of special yogic powers.
Yoga Tantra: Paths to Magical Feats
By: H.H. the Dalai Lama, Dzongkaba, Jeffrey Hopkins
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The Dalai Lama opens the door to the topic of Yoga Tantra with an extraordinarily detailed teaching on a classic text. Rarely in the Dalai Lama's lifetime has he given teachings of such a nature on this topic. There follows a translation of the Yoga Tantra section of Dzong-ka-ba's The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, one of his most important works and a monument of Tibetan Buddhist literature. Jeffrey Hopkins concludes this book with an outline of the steps of Yoga Tantra practice. This is an invaluable book for anyone who is practicing or interested in Buddhist tantra in general.