The tantric tradition is a unique collection of lesser-known texts, concepts, and meditation practices that are usually made available only to experienced and specially initiated practitioners. The "vajra world" vajradhatu in sanskrit is a realm of indestructibility, all impermanence and change, the level of reality beyond all thought and imagination, which a fully realized person knows and inhabits.
Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet #ad - While that book focuses on the history, exoteric side of Tibetan Buddhism, philosophy, and practice of the more public, cosmology, this work treats its more hidden and esoteric aspects as they take shape in Vajrayana. Together, the two volumes provide a broad introduction to the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
. This book provides an entrée into the tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet, as conveyed by Tibetan masters teaching in the West, and as received by their Western students.
Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan BuddhismShambhala #ad - Indestructible truth presents tibetan Buddhism in its traditional form but also shows how the Tibetan traditions are applicable to the problems and challenges of modern life in the West. In indestructible truth, tibetan buddhism is introduced not as an exotic religion, but rather as an expression of human spirituality that is having a profound impact on the modern world.
Indestructible truth is one of the most thorough introductions to the Tibetan Buddhist world view ever published; at the same time it is also one of the most accessible. The author presents complex and sophisticated teachings and practices in nontechnical language, using engaging stories and personal anecdotes to illustrate his points.
Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism #ad - In addition, it presents the point of view of meditation and the practice of the spiritual life, paying special attention to contemplative practice and meditation as taught in the Kagyu and Nyingma schools.
Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the BodySounds True #ad - What does it mean to "meditate with the body"? Until you answer this question, explains Reggie Ray, meditation may be no more than a mental gymnastic —something you can practice for years without fruitful results. To be fully embodied means to be at one with who we are, in every respect, including our physical being, and the totality of our karmic situation, our emotions, " writes Reggie Ray.
In touching enlightenment, the esteemed author of five books about Buddhist history and practice guides you back to the original practice of the Buddha: a systematic process that results in a profound awareness in your body rather than in your head. Combining the scholarship that has earned him international renown with original insights from nearly four decades practicing and teaching meditation, the interpersonal, and the cosmic"To be awake, Reggie Ray invites you to explore: How to enter fully into communion with your embodied natureThe insights of Tibetan yoga, from guidance on breathing and working with discomfort to its challenge to modern practitioners on the path to realizationWhy "rejected" experience becomes imprinted in the body —and how to receive it anew to reconstitute your human way of being Karma of cause and karma of result —taking full responsibility for your lifeYour three bodies—the physical, to be enlightened, is to be fully and completely embodied.
Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body #ad - In touching enlightenment, he offers you a map of unprecedented clarity and power for embarking on the journey toward ultimate realization in and through the body.
In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and DyingSpiegel & Grau #ad - In this powerful and unusually candid account of the inner life of a Buddhist master, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche offers us the invaluable lessons he learned from his near-death experience. He found he was too attached to his identity as a monk to remove his robes right away or to sleep on the Varanasi station floor, and instead paid for a bed in a cheap hostel.
This book is a rarity in spiritual literature: Reading the intimate story of this wise and devoted Buddhist monk directly infuses our own transformational journey with fresh meaning, luminosity, and life. Tara brach, author of radical acceptance and True Refuge “In Love with the World is a magnificent story—moving and inspiring, profound and utterly human.
In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying #ad - Soon he became deathly ill from food poisoning—and his journey took a startling turn. His meditation practice had prepared him to face death, and now he had the opportunity to test the strength of his training. By sharing with readers the meditation practices that sustain him, he shows us how we can transform our fear of dying into joyful living.
Praise for in love with the World “Vivid, compelling. Then one night, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, telling no one, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. But when he ran out of money, he began his life as an itinerant beggar in earnest.
Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan BuddhismSnow Lion #ad - By offering detailed instruction and friendly, companionship, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist foundation practices, and inspiration for committing to the Vajrayana path.
The Practice of Pure Awareness: Somatic Meditation for Awakening the SacredShambhala #ad - Includes a link to a free download of audio meditations. A respected teacher presents the core and essential wisdom of Tibet and shows us the possibilities of "enlightenment in this present life" through the meditative practice of Pure Awareness. This fundamentally transformative practice offers the possibility of enlightenment in this present life and invites us into the immensely powerful journey that Tibetan tantric spirituality has to offer.
Perhaps the most precious teaching Tibet has to offer the modern world is the practice of meditation. Reginald ray presents the essence of this tradition through the somatic practice of Pure Awareness—a unique kind of meditation that is thoroughly grounded in the body and in ordinary experience.
Mind Beyond DeathSnow Lion #ad - Working with the bardos means taking hold of life and learning how to live with fearless abandon. Walking skillfully through the bardos of dream meditation and daily life, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche takes us deep into the mysterious death intervals, introducing us to their dazzling mindscape. This tour de force gives us the knowledge to transform death, the greatest obstacle, into the most powerful opportunity for enlightenment.
With warm informality and profound understanding of the Western mind, death, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos—the intervals of life, and beyond—completely available to the modern reader. Drawing on a breathtaking range of material, Mind Beyond Death shows us how the bardos can be used to conquer death.
Mind Beyond Death #ad - Exploring all six bardos—not just the three bardos of death—Mind Beyond Death demonstrates that the secret to a good journey through and beyond death lies in how we live. An indispensable guidebook through the journey of life and death, Mind Beyond Death weaves a synthesis of wisdom remarkable in its scope.
With both nuts-and-bolts meditation techniques and brilliant illumination, Mind Beyond Death offers a clear map and a sturdy vehicle that will safely transport the reader through the challenging transitions of this life and the perilous bardos beyond death.
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness#ad - Lama shenpen hookham's skillful presentation of Rinpoche's teaching on these progressive stages so many years ago has been a great and enduring gift to the dharma world. Profound and concise, it is a transformative way for sincere students at any level of study to connect with the experience of shunyata.
Updated in 2016 by Lama Shenpen Hookham. Progressive stages of meditation on emptiness Tib. Stong nyid sgom rim is a series of meditation practices on a particular aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. I am delighted by this revised edition, expertly translated and arranged by lama shenpen hookham, which will benefit all who take its pithy wisdom to heart” - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche“Khenpo Rinpoche’s text, is an eminently practical tool to familiarize ourselves with the notoriously difficult Buddhist notion of emptiness through a gradual approach and make it a personal experience in all its facets” - Karl Brunnholzl .
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness #ad - The idea is that by beginning with one’s first rather coarse common sense understanding, one progresses through increasingly subtle and more refined stages until one arrives at complete and perfect understanding. This is a new edition. Each stage in the process prepares the mind for the next in so far as each step is fully integrated into one’s understanding through the meditation process.
The progressive stages of meditation on Emptiness is a signature teaching and systematic method of instruction taught by my amazing guru, Khenchen Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six BardosWisdom Publications #ad - Gyatrul rinpoche's lucid commentary accompanies the text, illuminating the path of awakening to the point of full enlightenment. Like the tibetan book of the dead, Natural Liberation is a terma, a "hidden treasure" attributed to the eighth-century master Padmasambhava. 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.
A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, or bardo, every transitional stage of consciousness, frustrations, and fears. Natural liberation is an essential contribution to the library of both scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Awakening Body:: Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest LifeShambhala #ad - These practices cut through the mental fabrications through which we experience our world and lead us directly to the richness of living a fully present, embodied human life. Includes a link to free downloads of recorded guided practices. Many of us experience life through so many conceptual filters that we never recognize the freedom and joy that are inherent in us—and are in fact the essence of who we are.
We can grow old not realizing that one of the most powerful tools to escape the painful knots we tie ourselves in is, literally, at our fingertips: our body. Here, reggie ray cracks open the shell of the mind-body dichotomy and presents six fundamental body-based practices that connect us back to who we really are.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra TsadraSnow Lion #ad - Elizabeth M. These profound yet accessible instructions focus on becoming familiar with the nature of one’s mind as the primary means to realize ultimate reality and thus attain buddhahood. Callahan, a renowned translator of classical Kagyu literature, has provided new translations of these two texts along with ancillary materials and annotations, making this a genuine resource for both scholars and students of Tibetan Buddhism.
A new translation of tibet's most important manual for Mahāmudrā view and meditationThis classic Buddhist work, written in the sixteenth century, comprehensively presents the entire scope of the Tibetan Kagyu Mahāmudrā tradition. This historic contribution therefore offers the necessary tools to properly study and apply the Mahāmudrā teachings in a modern context.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra Tsadra #ad - Dakpo tashi namgyal’s manual for the view and practice of Mahāmudrā is widely considered the single most important work on the subject, systematically introducing the view and associated meditation techniques in a progressive manner. Moonbeams of mahāmudrā, along with the ninth karmapa wangchuk Dorje’s Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance, are to this day some of the most studied texts on Mahāmudrā in the Kagyu monasteries throughout Tibet and the Himalayas.