Machik S Complete Explanation

Author: Sarah Harding
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829088
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Fear, anger, and negativity are states that each of us have to contend with. Machik's Complete Explanation, the most famous book of the teachings of Machik Lapdrön, the great female saint and yogini of eleventh- to twelfth-century Tibet, addresses these issues in a practical, direct way. Machik developed a system, the Mahamudra Chöd, that takes the Buddha's teachings as a basis and applies them to the immediate experiences of negative mind states and malignant forces. Her unique feminine approach is to invoke and nurture the very "demons" that we fear and hate, transforming those reactive emotions into love. It is the tantric version of developing compassion and fearlessness, a radical method of cutting through ego-fixation. This expanded edition includes Machik Lapdrön's earliest known teaching, the original source text for the tradition, The Great Bundle of Precepts on Severance (Chöd). This pithy set of instructions reveals that the teachings of the perfection of wisdom are the true inspiration for Chöd. It is beautifully clarified in a short commentary by Rangjung Dorje, the Third Karmapa.

Echoes Of Enlightenment

Author: Suzanne M. Bessenger
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019062468X
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Echoes of Enlightenment explores the issues of gender and sainthood raised by the recently discovered "liberation story" of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female Buddhist practitioner Sönam Peldren. Born in 1328, Sönam Peldren spent most of her adult life as a nomad in eastern Tibet until her death in 1372. She is believed to have been illiterate, lacking religious education, and unconnected to established religious institutions. For that reason, and because as a woman her claims of religious authority would have been constantly questioned, Sönam Peldren's success in legitimizing her claims of divine identity appear all the more remarkable. Today the site of her death is recognized as sacred by local residents. Suzanne Bessenger draws on the new-found biography of the saint to understand how the written record of the saint's life is shaped both by the hagiographical agendas of its multiple authors and by the dictates of the genres of Tibetan religious literature, including biography and poetry. She considers Sönam Peldren's enduring historical legacy as a fascinating piece of Tibetan history that reveals much about the social and textual machinations of saint production. Finally, she identifies Sönam Peldren as one of the earliest recorded instances of a historical Tibetan woman successfully using the uniquely Tibetan hermeneutic of deity emanation to achieve religious authority.

The Treasury Of Knowledge

Author: Koṅ-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas
Editor: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
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One of the most important reference works in Tibetan Buddhism, translated into English in an ambitious, multi-year group project. This volume is a rich collection of personal teachings on tantric meditation that speak directly to the concerns of practitioners.

Salient

Author: Elizabeth T. Gray
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811229254
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A riveting lyrical constellation centered on the Battle of Passchendaele in Flanders Fields and tibetan protective magic In the foreword to her book-length poem, Salient, Elizabeth Gray writes, “This work began by juxtaposing two obsessions of mine that took root in the late 1960s: the Battle of Passchendaele, fought by the British Army in Flanders in late 1917, and the chöd ritual, the core ‘severance’ practice of a lineage founded by Machik Lapdrön, the great twelfth-century female Tibetan Buddhist saint.” Over the course of several decades, Gray tracked the contours and traces of the Ypres Salient, walking the haunted battlefield ground of the contemporary landscape with campaign maps in hand, reading “not only history, poetry, and fiction, but also unit diaries; contemporary reports and individual accounts; survey information and maps of all kinds; treatises on aerial photography and artillery tactics; and manuals on field engineering and tactical planning.” Out of this material, through a process of collage, convergence, and ritual chöd visualization, Gray has composed a spare, fascinating lyrical engagement with The Missing, in shell hole and curved trench, by way of amulets and obstacles. What is salient rises from the secret signs in song, like a blessing, protected from harm.

Dancing With Dharma

Author: Harrison Blum
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623503
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Both Buddhism and dance invite the practitioner into present-moment embodiment. The rise of Western Buddhism, sacred dance and dance/movement therapy, along with the mindfulness meditation boom, has created opportunities for Buddhism to inform dance aesthetics and for Buddhist practice to be shaped by dance. This collection of new essays documents the innovative work being done at the intersection of Buddhism and dance. The contributors—scholars, choreographers and Buddhist masters—discuss movement, performance, ritual and theory, among other topics. The final section provides a variety of guided practices.

Tricycle

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Shambhala Sun

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East And West

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Timeless Rapture

Author: Koṅ-sprul Blo-gros-mtha'-yas
Editor: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
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This book is a compendium of such spontaneous verse such by Indian and Tibetan accomplished masters of tantric Buddhism, from the tenth century to the present day.

B And B N

Author: Dmitry Ermakov
Editor: Bo & Bon by Dmitry Ermakov
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Comparative study between Tibetan Bon and Buryatian Bø religion of ancient Shamanic traditions.

The Crystal Mirror Of Philosophical Systems

Author: Thuken Losang Chokyi Nyima
Editor: Library of Tibetan Classics
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Thuken Chökyi Nyima's The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is the widest-ranging account of religious philosophies ever written in premodern Tibet. After covering the major schools of India, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, Thuken discusses in detail the entire range of Tibetan traditions, with separate chapters on the Nyingma, Kadam, Kagyü, Shijé, Sakya, Jonang, Geluk, and Bön schools. He then describes the major traditions of China ? Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ? as well as those of Mongolia, Khotan, and Shambhala. Not content with simply describing and analyzing doctrines, Thuken traces the historical development of the various traditions. While he favors his own Geluk school, Thuken treats the views of other traditions with sympathy and respect, sometimes even defending them against criticisms from his own tradition. Eloquent, erudite, and informative, The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is evidence that serious and balanced study of the history of religions has not been a monopoly of Western scholarship.

King Of The Empty Plain

Author: ʼGyur-med-bde-chen (Lo-chen)
Editor: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
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The core of this book is a complete translation of the most famous biography of the great adept Tangtong Gyalpo, King of the Empty Plain (1385-1464), whose impact on the religious, artistic, and technological history of Tibet is unrivaled.

The Middle Way

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The Publishers Weekly

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Niguma Lady Of Illusion

Author: Sarah Harding
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559397403
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Providing a rare glimpse of feminine Buddhist history, Niguma, Lady of Illusion brings to the forefront the life and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. The circumstances of her life and extraordinary qualities ascribed to her are analyzed in the greater context of spiritual biography and Buddhist doctrine. More than a historical presentation, Niguma's story raises the question of women as real spiritual leaders versus male images of feminine principle and other related contemporary issues. This volume includes the thirteen works that have been attributed to Niguma in the Tibetan Buddhist canon. These collected works form the basis of an ancient lineage Shangpa, which continues to be actively studied and practiced today. These works include the source verses for such esoteric practices as the Six Yogas, the Great Seal, and the Chakrasamvara and Hevajra tantric practices that are widespread in Tibetan traditions. Also included is the only extant biography, which is enhanced by the few other sources of information on her life and work.

Wisdom Nectar

Author: Bdud-ʼjoms ʼJigs-bral-ye-śes-rdo-rje
Editor: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
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One of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism presents a selection of his writings and teachings about Dzogchen, covering key topics on meditation and spiritual experience.

The Autobiography Of Jamg N Kongtrul

Author: Kong-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas
Editor: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
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In additon to its inspirational value, Kongtrul's story is a rich source of information on the religion, culture, and political climate of Tibet during his times.

Holy People Of The World

Author: Phyllis G. Jestice
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A cross-cultural encyclopedia of the most significant holy people in history, examining why people in a wide range of religious traditions throughout the world have been regarded as divinely inspired.

The Life And Revelations Of Pema Lingpa

Author: Padma-gliṅ-pa (Gter-ston)
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Pema Lingpa's life story rounds outs a beautifully realized and translated masterpiece of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Drung Deu And B N

Author: Nam-mkha'i-nor-bu
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Early history of Tibet chiefly during the reign of Bonpo kings from 1st cent. B.C. to 5th cent. A.D. according to Bon sources.