Path To Buddhahood

Author: Ringu Tulku
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590300121
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Ringu Tulku presents a fresh, accessible approach to a classic work of Tibetan Buddhist practice and philosophy in Path to Buddhahood. Using colloquial English, this longtime professor of Tibetan and Buddhist studies draws on his years of experience teaching Western students to make this explanation of the fundamentals of Buddhist practice easy to read and understand. His presentation is simple without being simplistic. JEWEL ORNAMENT OF LIBERATION (which was published by Shambhala in 1971) by Gampopa (b. 1079 C.E.) is regarded as one of the most inspiring and comprehensive instructions on Buddhist practice by all of the Tibetan schools. It is considered to be the main text book for all practitioners of the Kagyu school. Topics include: - The illusory nature ofsamsara, nirvana, and suffering - Instructions of the spiritual friend, or teacher - The bodhisattva path - The nature of buddhahood

Momentary Buddhahood

Author: Anyen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717201
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We think of enlightenment as something that happens all at once, like a tidal wave that cleans away everything impure. In truth, however, realization happens incrementally, from moment to moment. And in any moment when true wisdom is recognized, all concepts and afflictions are freed right on the spot and we can affirm for ourselves that the experience of enlightenment is possible. When we do, we experience a moment of the mind of a buddha - "momentary buddhahood." In this tantalizing presentation, Anyen Rinpoche offers a vision of the crucial necessity of mindfulness in any exploration of the Buddha's path - especially the path of tantric practice.

The Truth Of Suffering And The Path Of Liberation

Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590306686
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Join the Super Friends as they unite against the bad guys and stand up for justice in this action-packed colouring book!

Buddhahood Embodied

Author: John J. Makransky
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791434314
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Provides many new translations of original texts formative of Mahayana concepts of Enlightenment and resolves the 1200-year-old controversy between Indian and Tibetan views of the meaning of buddhahood.

Daring Steps

Author: Ringu Tulku
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559397993
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Daring Steps stands out among the multitude of books on Tibetan Buddhism as being a uniquely accessible overview of the Buddhist path that encompasses all three yanas, or traditional Buddhist spiritual paths. Ringu Tulku—renowned for both his insight and approachable style—consistently brings the teachings back to the reader's own experience as he reveals the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization. This book draws on several venerable sources, among them the Buddha's earliest teachings, and a Vajrayana text by the yogi known as Crazy Khyentse. The author takes us from the most basic meditation practice to the rarefied realm of Mahamudra, touching on a dazzling range of teachings and techniques along the way. This lively presentation will be welcomed as both a trustworthy introduction for the beginning student and an indispensable reference for practitioners at every stage of the path.

The Path Of Individual Liberation

Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590308026
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The first volume of this landmark series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. It examines the nature of suffering, impermanence, and egolessness, with an emphasis on personal development through meditative discipline and study. The formal entry into the hinayana and the Buddhist path altogether is the refuge vow, in which a student goes for refuge to the Buddha, or the teacher; the dharma, or the teachings; and the sangha, or the community. The hinayana path is based on training in mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping. Topics covered in detail in this volume include the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation practice, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, the five precepts, twofold egolessness, and more. The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma represents meditation master Chögyam Trungpa's greatest contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This work will resonate with new students of Buddhism as well as the most senior students.

The Bodhisattva Path

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Editor: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120820487
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The Inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprccha) is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras, preserved and transmitted in both India and China over many centuries and actively quoted in treatises on the bodhisattva path. It is, nevertheless, one of the most neglected texts in Western treatments of Buddhism. The Ugra appers to be one of the earliest bodhisattva scriptures to come down to us, and as such it offers a particularly valuable window on the process by which the bodhisattva path came to be seen as a distinct vocational alternative within certain Indian Buddhist communities. The Bodhisattva Path is a study and translation of the Ugra that will fundamentally alter previous perceptions of the way in which Mahayana was viewed and practiced by its earliest adherents. To achieve a better understanding of the universe of ideas, activities, and institutional structures within which early self-proclaimed bodhisattvas lived, the author first considers the Ugra as a literary document, employing new methodological tools to examine the genre to which it belong, the age of its extant versions, and their relationships to one another. She goes on to challenge the dominant notions that the Mahayana emerged as a reform of earlier Buddhism and offered lay people an easier option. On the contrary, the picture that emerges is of the early Mahayana as a more difficult and demanding vocation, initially limited to a small contingent of monastic males. Combining a detailed critical study and translation of an important Buddhist scripture with a sweeping re-examination of the relationship between the Buddha and the practitioners alike and other interested in the history of Indian Buddhism and the formation of Mahayana.

Awakening Into Buddhahood In English

Author: Nam H Nguyen
Editor: Nam H Nguyen
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Awakening into Buddhahood is an invaluable eBook for all walks of life. It tells us that each of us has the wisdom, awareness, virtue, kindness, compassion, love, power of the Buddha within and will help guide us to our True Self, ceaselessly pointing us back to what we are, and what we have always been, and we may realize that what we were looking for never left us. What we may discover is that all along we were the one we were seeking. Buddhism is one of the most practical and simple belief systems in the whole universe and it can help all living beings and humankind to become a better humans being in every aspect possible. All living beings and humankind can be awakened into Buddhahood to who we really are in order to bring compassion, love, peace and happiness to everyday life. The Buddha realized that that he was not the first to become a Buddha. "There have been many Buddhas before me and will be many Buddhas in the future," The Buddha recalled to his disciples. "All living beings have the Buddha nature and can become Buddhas." For this reason, he taught the way to Buddhahood. Yes, Buddha never claimed himself as a god, however, he was a great teacher. When asked if he were a God, Buddha said No. "Then, teacher, what are you?" to which he replied... "I am awake!" Buddhism is not a religion as such; it does not propose an external God. It does not seek to replace a person’s existing religious beliefs, only to supplement them. “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” Quotes by Gautama Buddha! The Buddha held that it was not necessary to believe in gods in order to achieve enlightenment, but that his followers could believe in gods if they wished. A great majority of Buddhists do believe in a creator god, whether the Abrahamic God, or another. It is certainly acceptable within some schools of Buddhism for their followers to believe in God. The eBook is easy to use, refreshing and is guaranteed to be exciting and is an excellent resource to start some of your historical knowledge with Awakening, Buddhism, The Life Of The Buddha, Basic Teachings, Buddha's Teachings, Different Kinds of Buddhism, Buddhist Scriptures, Symbols, and Festivals, History of Buddhism, Jataka Tales And Other Buddhist Stories, A Lesson in Meditation, Why Meditation, How to Meditate, Buddha quotes, The Buddha's Path of Virtue, The Timeline, Basic Beliefs of Buddhism, The teachings on emptiness, The Heart Sutra , The Gospel Of Buddha, The Creed Of Buddha, The Path of Life, Sitting Meditation Step by Step, Emptiness is a mode of perception and Glossary. I am awake and now I can show you the way but the next step is yours! Just remember one thing that learning never stops! Read, Read, Read! And Write, Write, Write! A thank you to my wonderful wife Beth (Griffo) Nguyen and my amazing sons Taylor Nguyen and Ashton Nguyen for all their love and support, without their emotional support and help, none of these educational language eBooks and audios would be possible.

The Dawn Of The Bodhisattva Path

Author: Egil Fronsdal
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Jataka Stories In Theravada Buddhism

Author: Naomi Appleton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317111249
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Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Whilst at first glance many of the stories look like common fables or folktales, Buddhist tradition tells us that the stories illustrate the gradual path to perfection exemplified by the Buddha in his previous births, when he was a bodhisatta (buddha-to-be). Jataka stories have had a long and colourful history, closely intertwined with the development of doctrines about the Buddha, the path to buddhahood, and how Buddhists should behave now the Buddha is no more. This book explores the shifting role of the stories in Buddhist doctrine, practice, and creative expression, finally placing this integral Buddhist genre back in the centre of scholarly understandings of the religion.

The Way Of The Bodhisattva

Author: Shantideva
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590304780
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Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharya vata ra) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake. This book and audio-CD edition offers a new way to encounter the beauty and profundity of Shantideva's verses. Included is a complete reading of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Wulstan Fletcher, one of the members of the Padmakra Translation Group. A sixty-four-page booklet is also included, with a helpful introduction to The Way of the Bodhisattva and a short biography of Shantideva. 3 CDs and a 64-page booklet

Paths To Liberation

Author: Robert E. Buswell
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The Way Of The Bodhisattva

Author: Śāntideva
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590303887
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This essential text of Mahayana Buddhism has been written about by many major Buddhist teachers, including the Dalai Lama and Pema Ch dr n. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian sage Shantideva, it is studied today by Buddhists of most schools and is considered a masterwork of world religion. In this edition, the translation has been refined to bring it closer to the original work. Also included is a new translators' preface

Ornament Of Precious Liberation

Author: Gampopa
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614294321
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A welcome new translation of Gampopa's classic overview of the Buddha's teachings. Discover the heart of the Buddha’s teachings in this new and beautiful translation of Gampopa’s classic guidebook. Ornament of Precious Liberation is a spiritual and literary treasure of Tibetan Buddhism and of the Kagyü lineage in particular. Laying out step-by-step the path to buddhahood that is open to us all, to read Gampopa’s text is like receiving the teachings directly from the master himself. It is a quintessential guide to enlightenment that students will return to again and again for its insights into living an awakened life.

In Search Of The Dharma

Author: Zhenhua
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Tibetan Buddhist Essentials A Study Guide For The 21st Century

Author: Tenzin Tharpa
Editor: Tenzin Tharpa
ISBN:
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This text is best viewed in pdf format. Download this and other free original texts from my website: TenazinTharpa.com. Tibetan Buddhist Essentials is a complete guide to Tibetan Buddhism. A unique text series presenting an expansive modern view of Tibetan Buddhism for students of diverse backgrounds and sensibilities. It shares an authentic yet progressive presentation of Tibetan Buddhism in an easily accessible no-nonsense format.

Asiatische Studien

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The Excellent Path To Enlightenment

Author: Rab-gsal-zla-ba (Dis-mgo Mkhyen-brtse)
Editor: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
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Clear instructions on the foundation practices that illuminate the heart of tantric practice.

The Buddha S Golden Path

Author: Dwight Goddard
Editor: Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757000232
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In 1929, when author Dwight Goddard wrote The Buddha's Golden Path, he was breaking ground. No American before him had lived the life of a Zen Buddhist monk, and then set out to share what he had learned with his countrymen. The Buddha's Golden Path is a true classic. It has touched countless lives, and opened the door for future generations in this country to study and embrace the principles of Zen.

The Collected Works Of Dilgo Khyentse

Author: Rab-gsal-zla-ba (Dis-mgo Mkhyen-brtse)
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590305935
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This three-volume set presents the collected works of one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in our time, published to mark his centennial celebration. A complete exposition of the stages of the Buddhist path is presented through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's commentaries on the root texts of classic Tibetan masters including Patrul Rinpoche, Jigme Lingpa, Shechen Gyaltsab, and Mipham Rinpoche. Originally given orally to Western students, the texts afford a rare glimpse into the direct transmissions of a master teacher. Moreover, several of the texts have never been published before. Volume two of this collection explores fundamental practices of Vajrayana Buddhism and teachings of both sutra and tantra. It includes a manual for the fundamental practice of ngöndro; a pithy commentary on body, speech, and mind; instructions for guru yoga; and practical guidance on using everyday circumstances on the path to buddhahood. Volume Two Contents: The Excellent Path to Enlightenment, The Wheel of Investigation, The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel, The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones, The Hundred Verses of Advice