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In Praise Of Dharmadhatu

Author : Nagarjuna
ISBN : 1559398337
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"In Praise of Dharmadhatu is a wonderful book that bridges the apparent divide between the key Mahayana teachings of emptiness and buddha nature, using the words of Nagarjuna, and the profound explanations of Rangjung Dorje, the Third Karmapa. Nagarjuna's text and Rangjung Dorje's commentary are beautifully translated and annotated by Karl Brunnholzl, who also provides extensive background material on Nagarjuna and his writings; the Third Karmapa and his writings; and the main topics covered in the texts. Brunnholzl's presentation is both scholarly and experiential, with flashes of humor that leaven the mix."-Andy Karr, author, Contemplating Reality
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In Praise Of Dharmadhatu

Author : Nagarjuna
ISBN : 1611809681
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Nagarjuna is famous in the West for his works not only on Madhyamaka but his poetic collection of praises, headed by In Praise of Dharmadhatu. This book explores the scope, contents, and significance of Nagarjuna's scriptural legacy in India and Tibet, focusing primarily on the title work. The translation of Nagarjuna's hymn to Buddha nature--here called dharmadhatu--shows how buddha nature is temporarily obscured by adventitious stains in ordinary sentient beings gradually uncovered through the path of bodhisattvas and finally revealed in full bloom as buddhahood. These themes are explored at a deeper level through a Buddhist history of mind's luminous nature and a translation of the text's earliest and most extensive commentary by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), supplemented by relevant excerpts from all other available commentaries. The book also provides an overview of the Third Karmapa's basic outlook, based on seven of his major texts. He is widely renowned as one of the major proponents of the shentong (other-empty) view. However, as this book demonstrates, this often problematic and misunderstood label needs to be replaced by a more nuanced approach which acknowledges the Karmapa's very finely tuned synthesis of the two great traditions of Indian mahayana Buddhism, Madhyamaka and Yogacara. These two, his distinct positions on Buddha nature, and the transformation of consciousness into enlightened wisdom also serve as the fundamental view for the entire vajrayana as it is understood and practiced in the Kagyu tradition to the present day.
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In Praise Of Dharmadh Tu

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ISBN : 155939286X
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All beings have the potential to recognize their true nature, their buddha nature, explicated here by Nagarjuna, Buddhism's single most important philosopher, with commentary from an eminent fourteenth-century sage.
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Entering The Dharmadh Tu

Author : Jan Fontein
ISBN : 9789004223486
Genre : Art
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New identifications of the 460 bas-reliefs of Borobudur illustrating the Gandavy?ha, based upon a comparison with the contents of three early Chinese translations of Sanskrit manuscripts of the text of Central Asian or Indian provenance.
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Straight From The Heart

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ISBN : 9781559398626
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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.
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Naked Seeing

Author : Christopher Hatchell
ISBN : 9780199982929
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism is in many ways a visual tradition, with its well-known practices of visualization, its visual arts, its epistemological writings that discuss the act of seeing, and its literature filled with images and metaphors of light. Some Buddhist traditions are also visionary, advocating practices by which meditators seek visions that arise before their eyes. Naked Seeing investigates such practices in the context of two major esoteric traditions, the Wheel of Time (Kalacakra) and the Great Perfection (Dzogchen). Both of these experimented with sensory deprivation, and developed yogas involving long periods of dwelling in dark rooms or gazing at the open sky. These produced unusual experiences of seeing, which were used to pursue some of the classic Buddhist questions about appearances, emptiness, and the nature of reality. Along the way, these practices gave rise to provocative ideas and suggested that, rather than being apprehended through internal insight, religious truths might also be seen in the exterior world-realized through the gateway of the eyes. Christopher Hatchell presents the intellectual and literary histories of these practices, and also explores the meditative techniques and physiology that underlie their distinctive visionary experiences. The book also offers for the first time complete English translations of three major Tibetan texts on visionary practice: a Kalacakra treatise by Yumo Mikyo Dorjé, The Lamp Illuminating Emptiness, a Nyingma Great Perfection work called The Tantra of the Blazing Lamps, and a Bön Great Perfection work called Advice on the Six Lamps, along with a detailed commentary on this by Drugom Gyalwa Yungdrung.
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Mahamudra And Related Instructions

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The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra teachings focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind. The Mahamudra texts in this volume include a lucid work by the celebrated master Tsele Natsok Rangdrol and works by the twelfth-century master Shang Rinpoche, the great Third Karmapa, the Eighth Tai Situ, and Drukpa Pema Karpo. The volume also contains an inspirational work by Gampopa, the Drigung Kagyu root text, The Single Viewpoint, the Sixth Shamarpa's guide to the six Dharmas of Naropa, and finally an overview of tantric practice by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, author of the famous Moonlight of Mahamudra. The texts in this volume were selected by the preeminent scholar of the Kagyu school, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
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Luminous Heart

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ISBN : UOM:39015078808964
Genre : Philosophy
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The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), propounded a unique synthesis of Yogachara, Madhyamaka, and the classical teachings on buddha nature. His work occupies an important position between its Indian predecessers and the later, often highly charged, debates in Tibet about rangtong (self-emptiness) and shentong (other-emptiness). The Third Karmapa is widely renowned as one of the major proponents of the Tibetan shentong tradition. This book contains a collection of some of his main writings on buddha nature; the transition of ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom; and the characteristics of buddhahood. Though relying strictly on classical Indian sources, the Karmapa's texts are not mere scholarly documents. Their topics and styles bear great significance for practicing the sutrayana and the vajrayana as understood in the Kagyu tradition to the present day, making what is described in these texts a living experience.
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The Great Secret Of Mind

Author : Tulku Pema Rigtsal
ISBN : 9780834829046
Genre : Religion
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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.
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P S Dikad Na

Author : Martin Straube
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132637856
Genre : Buddhism
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Tricycle

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132645453
Genre : Buddhism
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The Treasury Of Knowledge

Author : Kong-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas
ISBN : UVA:X030263297
Genre : Philosophy
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A new installment in an encyclopedic reference series to the range of Buddhist teachings as they were presented in Tibet surveys themes and philosophical points in an accessible and systematic manner that outlines Buddhism's three schools and four philosophical systems that constitute the way of Tantra.
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Visualizing A Buddhist Sutra

Author : Laxman S. Thakur
ISBN : UVA:X030150899
Genre : Religion
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"Visualizing a Buddhist Sutra analyses the murals, inscriptions, and manuscripts preserved at Tabo, one of the earliest and largest-Buddhist monasteries of the western Himalaya. The author presents an insightful comparison between text and mural, and also comments on the larger field of Buddhist art as being a mode of transmission of Buddhist ideas contained in the texts."--BOOK JACKET.
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In Praise Of T R

Author : Martin Willson
ISBN : UVA:X001227429
Genre : Religion
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Medicine Buddha Teachings

Author : Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
ISBN : UVA:X004772679
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In this rare gem we learn more that just details of this particular Medicine Buddha practice. Rinpoche, has king included many basic principles of tantric theory and practice in general.
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Bodhicitta

Author : Blo-bzaṅ-rgya-mtsho (Phu-khaṅ Dge-bśes.)
ISBN : UVA:X004096646
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Presents the classical methods for developing the mind of enlightenment and examines a wide range of obstacles to its development.
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Fourfold Dependent Arising And The Profound Prajnaparamita

Author : Shek-Wing Tam
ISBN : 1896559549
Genre : Philosophy
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The foundations, path, and fruition of Prajnaparamita, from The Heart Sutra to Fourfold Dependent Arising and Tathagatagarbha. Translations and commentaries also included: Nagarjuna's In Praise of Dharmadhatu and Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness, Vasubandhu's Treatise on the Three Natures, and Atisa's Esoteric Instruction on the Middle Way.
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Dzogchen

Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN : UOM:39015062864171
Genre : Religion
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These teachings on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, were given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Western students in Europe and North America. He offers the reader an unprecedented glimpse into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation.
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