Naked Awareness

Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Author: Karma Chagme
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398534
Category: Religion
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This is a 17th-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Karma Chagme, one of the greatest partiarchs of Tibetan Buddism.

A Spacious Path to Freedom

Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga
Author: Karma Chagme
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398039
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice.

Natural Liberation

Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos
Author: Padmasambhava
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717244
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings in this book provide the under- standing and instruction necessary to turn every phase of life into an opportunity for uncontrived, natural liberation. Like the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Natural Liberation is a term, a "hidden treasure" attributed to the eighth-century master Padmasambhava. Gyatrul Rinpoche's lucid commentary accompanies the text, illuminating the path of awakening to the point of full enlightenment. Natural Liberation is an essential contribution to the library of both scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

A Commentary on the Quintessence of Spiritual Practice, the Direct Instructions of the Great Compassionate One by Karma Chagmey Rinpoche
Author: Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche,Chökyi Nyima,Erik Pema Kunsang
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
ISBN: 9789627341215
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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In simple and direct language, the Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen contains Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's teachings on a complete path to enlightenment, based on eight songs by the 17th century yogi and poet Karma Chagmey. As the first book by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a living master of the Practice Lineage, the Union serves as a forum for his subtle brilliance and humor, the trademark of his teaching style.

Luminous Clarity

A Commentary on Karma Chagme's Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Author: Karma Chagme,Khenchen Thrangu
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 1559394528
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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An accessible commentary by a popular and respected Tibetan Buddhist master opens the door for Westerners to Karma Chagme's classic text that integrates two of the great meditation systems of Tibet: Mahamudra and Dzogchen. This book grows out of an oral teaching that Khenchen Thrangu gave in Crestone, Colorado, on Karma Chagme's text Meaningful to Behold: The Essential Instructions of the Compassionate One on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Thrangu Rinpoche explains in lucid detail the advanced meditation practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and also their similarities and differences, including advice on how to safely perform some of the more advanced Dzogchen practices. Many chapters include his answers to questions from the audience, which give the book an intimate feeling.

The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning


Author: Khenchen Thrangu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559397330
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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The most in-depth and famed text on Mahamudra ever written, The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Karmapa offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation. Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the Ninth Karmapa’s massive text and gives guidance in implementing the instructions. The availability of the translation of this text has traditionally been restricted to advanced students only. However, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has consented to the publication of these core teachings. He believes Mahamudra is especially appropriate for Westerners because it can be realized in the context of virtually any lifestyle, revealing the radiant display of mind.

Empowerment

Wishfulfilling Nectar to Delight the Worthy Offered in Reply to Questions on the Key Points of the Ripening Empowerments and the Mahamudra Path of Liberation
Author: Tsele Natsok Rangdrol,Erik Pema Kunsang
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
ISBN: 9789627341154
Category: Philosophy
Page: 126
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Empowerment and the Path of Liberation presents an in-depth clarification of the key points of Vajrayana by one of the most accomplished masters of 17th-century Tibet. The empowerment ritual is sometimes called the indispensable entrance door to Vajrayana Buddhism. It activates our natural right to an enlightened rule over our life and spiritual practice. Empowerment contains a wealth of instructions on all the key points of Buddhist training, particularly the path of liberation of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

Heart drops of dharmakaya

dzogchen practice of the Bon tradition
Author: Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen,Tenzin Namdak,Richard Dixey
Publisher: Snow Lion Pubns
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 163
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A complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the oldest Tibetan tradition.

The Taboo of Subjectivity

Toward a New Science of Consciousness
Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198038603
Category: Religion
Page: 232
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This book takes a bold new look at ways of exploring the nature, origins, and potentials of consciousness within the context of science and religion. Alan Wallace draws careful distinctions between four elements of the scientific tradition: science itself, scientific realism, scientific materialism, and scientism. Arguing that the metaphysical doctrine of scientific materialism has taken on the role of ersatz-religion for its adherents, he traces its development from its Greek and Judeo-Christian origins, focusing on the interrelation between the Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution. He looks at scientists' long term resistance to the firsthand study of consciousness and details the ways in which subjectivity has been deemed taboo within the scientific community. In conclusion, Wallace draws on William James's idea for a "science of religion" that would study the nature of religious and, in particular, contemplative experience. In exploring the nature of consciousness, this groundbreaking study will help to bridge the chasm between religious belief and scientific knowledge. It is essential reading for philosophers and historians of science, scholars of religion, and anyone interested in the relationship between science and religion.

The Supreme Source

The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde Kunjed Gyalpo
Author: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu,Adriano Clemente
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398794
Category: Religion
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The aim of Dzogchen is the reqwakening of the individual to the primordial state of enlightenment which is naturally found in all beings.

Essential Teachings


Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556431929
Category: Philosophy
Page: 129
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The teachings of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, are presented in two parts: "The Path of the Bodhisattva," concerning "the mind of awakening;" and "The Key of Madhyamika," specifically addressing the Western practitioner. Original. IP.

Buddhism with an Attitude

The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind Training
Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398114
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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All of us have attitudes. Some of them accord with reality and serve us well throughout the course of our lives. Others are out of alignment with reality and cause us problems. Tibetan Buddhist practice isn't just sitting in silent meditation, it's developing fresh attitudes that align our minds with reality. Attitudes need adjusting, just like a spinal column that has been knocked out of alignment. In this book, B. Alan Wallace explains a fundamental type of Buddhist mental training which is designed to shift our attitudes so that our minds become pure wellsprings of joy instead of murky pools of problems, anxieties, fleeting pleasures, hopes, and frustrations. Wallace shows us the way to develop attitudes that unveil our full capacity for spiritual awakening. The author draws on his thirty-year training in Buddhism, physics, the cognitive sciences, and comparative religion to challenge readers to reappraise many of their assumptions about the nature of the mind and physical world. By explicitly addressing many practical and theoretical issues that uniquely face us in the modern world, Wallace brings this centuries-old practice into the twenty-first century.

Echoes of voidness


Author: Geshe Rab brtan
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (MA)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 147
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Includes an excellent commentary on The Heart Sutra & explains methods for meditating on emptiness.

Essentials of Mahamudra

Looking Directly at the Mind
Author: Thrangu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718453
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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What would you see if you looked directly at your mind? The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings are as useful for today's busy world as they have been for centuries. Written by the tutor to the seventeenth Karmapa, Essentials of Mahamudra is a commentary on Tashi Namgyal's famous Moonlight of Mahamudra - a text that the sixteenth Karmapa had identified as the most valuable for Westerners. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recognized that Western meditators don't just need to know how to maintain our meditation practice - we need to know why we should do it. Unmatched in its directness, Essentials of Mahamudra addresses both these needs, rendering one of the most advanced forms of meditation more easily adaptable to our everyday lives.

Mahamudra

The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation
Author: Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861719506
Category: Religion
Page: 532
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Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience. When it first appeared in 1986, Mahamudra: The Moonlight - Quintessence of Mind and Meditation was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation. This classic guide was composed in the sixteenth century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu school and is so comprehensive and practical that it is still widely used today as a manual. Divided into two major sections, it presents first the common approach and then the mahamudra approach to tranquility (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation.

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light


Author: N.A
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398190
Category: Religion
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In Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gives instructions for developing clarity within the sleep and dream states. He goes beyond the practices of lucid dreaming that have been popularized in the West by presenting methods for guiding dream states that are part of a broader system for enhancing self-awareness called Dzogchen. In this tradition, the development of lucidity in the dream state is understood in the context of generating greater awareness for the ultimate purpose of attaining liberation. This revised and expanded edition includes additional material from a profound and personal Dzogchen book, which Chögyal Namkhai Norbu wrote over many years. This material deepens the first edition's emphasis on specific exercises to develop awareness within the dream and sleep states. Also included in this book is a text written by Mipham, the nineteenth-century master of Dzogchen, which offers additional insights into this extraordinary form of meditation and awareness.

Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha

The Gangama Instructions with Commentary
Author: Sangyes Nyenpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829746
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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All lineages of Mahamudra meditation have their source in a verse teaching—a "song of realization"—sung by the Mahasiddha Tilopa to his disciple Naropa on the banks of the Ganges River more than a thousand years ago. Since that time, the meaning of Tilopa’s instructions has been passed directly from master to disciple in a continuous stream that exists unbroken to this day. This book offers the reader a rare glimpse into the Mahamudra oral transmission, given in a traditional Tibetan context by one of the lineage’s most learned and accomplished contemporary masters. Mahamudra meditation, while highly advanced, is yet simple, practical, and accessible for anyone, because what is identified and meditated upon is the very nature of one’s own mind. In Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche’s words, "The distinction between deception and liberation lies in whether we understand the ever-present nature of our own mind or not. Knowing our own face is liberation; not knowing our own face is samsara. This is not something far distant from us." The instructions are ideal for Westerners because the root text is manageable and Rinpoche has provided an outline of his own composition that makes it easily understandable. He explains terminology with frequent comparisons between Dzogchen and Mahamudra, quotes prolifically from scripture, gives clear examples, and generally cajoles, admonishes, and encourages his listeners to be true to their own spiritual path.

Steps to the Great Perfection

The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters
Author: Jigme Lingpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840316
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language. The main text translated here, The Steps to Liberation, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, since its instructions are pithy and direct, and experiential rather than scholarly. The contemplations on core Buddhist principles like impermanence and karma, intended for beginning meditators, unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator is to vividly imagine himself or herself as the main character who undergoes a sequence of experiences that result in transformative realizations. They distill the most essential teachings of the Buddha into a practical system that can be easily implemented in a daily meditation practice. At the same time, they bring together the most foundational Buddhist teachings with the profound methods of the Vajrayana (the esoteric teachings of Buddhist tantra). This is the hallmark of Dzogchen mind training and what sets it apart from other mind-training lineages.

The New Buddhism

The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition
Author: James William Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195152418
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
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In our multicultural society, faiths formerly seen as exotic have become attractive alternatives for people seeking more satisfying spiritual lives. This is especially true of Buddhism, which is the focus of constant media attention--thanks at least in part to celebrity converts and the popularity of the Dalai Lama. Following this recent trend in the West, author James Coleman argues that a new and radically different form of this ancient faith is emerging. Exploring the appeal of this exotic faith in postmodern society and questioning its future in a global consumer culture, The New Buddhism provides a thorough and fascinating guide to Western Buddhism today.

Straight from the Heart

Buddhist Pith Instructions
Author: N.A
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559398620
Category: Religion
Page: 576
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Straight from the Heart brings together an inspiring collection of Buddhist teachings, songs of realization, meditation instructions, and enlightened poetry—all chosen for their power to speak directly to the student. Drawn from Indian Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism as well as from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, some will impress with their beautiful poetry and powerful imagery, others with their profound power of instruction. Still others share personal advice for life that seems to come directly from the mouth of the author, and some serve as immediate and profound practice instructions. Several are just delightfully unconventional, even outrageous, letting in fresh air on petrified views or musty traditions. Most of them are simply unknown precious gems, which deserve a wider audience. Each of the works is preceded by a brief introduction and a short biography of its author. Many of these are legendary accounts of supernatural feats, edifying examples for students on the same spiritual path meant to expand their limited outlook with "mind-blowing" stories. Miraculous deeds, magnificent songs, and pithy instructions distinguish this collection assembled by the Buddhist scholar and translator Karl Brunnhölzl, whose years of work among dharma texts and his skill as a translator yield a rich mine of teachings all chosen for their ability to speak directly to the heart.