For The Benefit Of All Beings

Author: Dalai Lama
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824119
Size: 18,50 MB
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The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents detailed practical guidance based on sections of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism. The Dalai Lama explains this classic and beloved work, showing how anyone can develop a truly "good heart" and the aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. In this book, the Dalai Lama's profound knowledge is evident—the result of extensive training. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person.

Wholesome Fear

Author: Thubten Zopa
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716302
Size: 14,83 MB
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The subject of death makes a lot of people uneasy. Most of us just don't know much about death -- especially how to handle it and how to prepare for it -- and we may feel anxious and afraid whenever we start to contemplate either the death of a loved one or our own death. But as Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, tells us in this powerful and moving little book, our anxiety can be a "wholesome fear" -- one that ultimately enriches and nourishes our life by leaving us no choice to but to face difficult truths and live more authentically because of them. Truly, we can use the challenges that surround death and dying as spurs to take up the practices right now that will lead to peace and compassion and joy -- ultimately, to a good life, and, when the time inevitably comes, a good death.

Buddhism For Beginners

Author: Thubten Chodron
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559398108
Size: 13,61 MB
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This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?

The Bodhisattva Guide

Author: H.H. the Dalai Lama
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834841282
Size: 10,13 MB
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The Dalai Lama's indispensable commentary on a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text--now in the Shambhala Pocket Library series. One of the most beloved of all Buddhist texts, The Way of the Bodhisattva is a practical guide to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary on key sections of the text, the Dalai Lama shows how any of us can develop a truly “good heart,” and why aspiring toward the happiness and enlightenment of others is central to any genuinely spiritual path. His Holiness’s profound wisdom—the result of a lifetime of practice and study—shines brilliantly throughout this extraordinary book. This book was previously published with the title For the Benefit of All Beings.

Tibetan Calligraphy

Author: Sanje Elliott
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614290288
Size: 13,30 MB
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In Tibetan Calligraphy, Sanje Elliott shows us how to capture the elegance and grace of Tibetan calligraphy without prior knowledge of either Tibetan language or calligraphy. This beautiful book includes many prayers, mantras, and seed syllables to copy and study. Perfect for practitioners, artists, and anyone interested in the Tibetan language.


Author: Marietta Kind
ISBN: 9789937506892
Size: 19,41 MB
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The Dharma

Author: Karma-ran-byun-kun-khyab-phrin-las (Khenpo Kalu.)
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887061561
Size: 17,60 MB
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The Dharma is the first major collection of teachings by Kalu Rinpoche, a great meditation master in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These discourses were presented in America with a Western audience in mind, and have been specially edited for this volume. The openness, simplicity, and depth of realization in his teachings have brought inspiration to many, and greater understanding of the wisdom Buddhism has to offer. The topics covered range from the most subtle psychology and metaphysics to everyday life and practice. Readers new to Buddhism will find lucid and profound explanations of the fundamental teachings; those already familiar with Buddhism will discover unexpected insights into the heart of the tradition.

The Great Secret Of Mind

Author: Tulku Pema Rigtsal
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829045
Size: 14,90 MB
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Dzogchen (Great Perfection) goes to the heart of our experience by investigating the relationship between mind and world and uncovering the great secret of mind's luminous nature. Weaving in personal stories and everyday examples, Pema Rigtsal leads the reader to see that all phenomena are the spontaneous display of mind, a magical illusion, and yet there is something shining in the midst of experience that is naturally pure and spacious. Not recognizing this natural great perfection is the root cause of suffering and self-centered clinging. After introducing us to this liberating view, Pema Rigtsal explains how it is stabilized and sustained in effortless meditation: without modifying anything, whatever thoughts of happiness or sorrow arise simply dissolve by themselves into the spaciousness of pure presence. The book is divided into chapters on the view, meditation as the path, conduct, the attainment, and the four bardos. Each chapter consists of mini-sections that can be read as stand-alone Dharma talks. Pema Rigtsal has studied and lived with several authentic Dzogchen masters and has surprising stories to tell about their unconventional methods to introduce students to the subtle view of Dzogchen.

The Revolution Of The Money System For The Benefit Of All Humanity

Author: Rafael D. Kasischke
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3735771491
Size: 19,34 MB
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It is not only the banking crisis that has brought to light how pointless a world is in which money only leads to money, and the relationship with life is lost. This threat is felt by many today, who ask themselves how this cycle can be broken. The author of this book demonstrates that the solution does not lie in renouncing money, but rather by appreciating it once again, and bringing it back in sync with our inner dimension, i.e. our heart and soul, because of the symbiotic relationship that exists between the two. We are tasked with dealing consciously with our money, by using it in a way that considers what is really important to us: education, training, health (agriculture, drinking water) and the economy. So that our children receive a proper education, which differs from that which we know, by not having profit maximization and the exploitation of man and nature as their sole objective. This deep understanding is connected to a concrete and comprehensive economic program that quickly leads to visible results, and brings a feel-good factor to those who follow it, which is better than any lucrative investment. This book is a plea for a turnaround in the way we look at money: If we can understand that we are the ones who create this material world through the way we think, through our thoughts and intentions, a new dawn will begin.

Enlightenment To Go

Author: David Michie
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717570
Size: 20,96 MB
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The Dalai Lama always recommends a classic text by the Buddhist master Shantideva as essential reading for those seeking a practical approach to Buddhism. With its life-changing teachings and transcendent wisdom, it is one of the world's great spiritual treasures. In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively, accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. He shows how the insights of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life can transform the spiritual well-being of modern day readers, and he unpacks its powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. He also offers a gentle introduction to meditation in order to help readers integrate these transformational insights into daily life. Recounting stories from his own journey, Michie illustrates the relevance of Shantideva's breakthrough teachings to a typically busy Westerner with warmth and humour. Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, Enlightenment To Go offers a glimpse of a radiantly different reality.