Amy and Gully with Aliens by W.W. Rowe

By W.W. Rowe

During this experience tale, children are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Amy and Gully have the capacity to outwit their captors--only to achieve that they might have made issues worse. yet appearances turn out misleading. quickly they're given interactive checks concerning a paranormal motion picture monitor. the tale they see resembles the lifetime of Siddhartha (the younger Prince who finally turned the Buddha). finally, Amy and Gully realize that they're capable of input the magic monitor and perform the motion picture itself! the children even meet and reduction the enlightened Prince in a deadly yet funny episode. Amy and Gully find out about the interconnectedness of all existence, selfless compassion, and the ability of natural purpose. this can be an autonomous sequel to Amy and Gully in Rainbowland. This attractive publication reads like a thriller.--Mindful Parenting

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The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great: A Study by Ringu Tulku

By Ringu Tulku

This compelling learn of the Ri-me flow and of the key Buddhist lineages of Tibet is finished and available.

It comprises an creation to the heritage and philosophy of the Ri-me flow; a biography of the movement's chief, the meditation grasp and thinker often called Jamgön Kongtrul the good; worthy summaries of the 8 lineages' practice-and-study structures, which indicate different emphases of the universities; a proof of the main hotly disputed thoughts; and an summary of the previous and new tantras.

Jamgön Kongtrul the nice (1813–1899) is a big in Tibetan heritage, popular for his scholarly and meditative achievements, but additionally for his lively but evenhanded paintings to unify and improve the several lineages of Buddhism. The Ri-me stream, led by means of Kongtrul and a number of other best students of the time, was once a unifying attempt to chop via interscholastic divisions and disputes that have been happening among different lineages. those leaders sought appreciation of the variations and acknowledgment of the significance of kind in reaping benefits practitioners with varied wishes. The Ri-me academics additionally took nice care that the lessons and practices of the various colleges and lineages, and their designated kinds, didn't turn into stressed with each other. This lucid survey of the Ri-me stream could be of curiosity to severe students and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Incarnation: The History and Mysticism of the Tulku by Tulku Thondup

By Tulku Thondup

A tulku is a completely enlightened one (buddha) or hugely entire adept (siddha) who chooses to be reborn repeatedly for the good thing about all beings. such a lot tulkus, notwithstanding, are the rebirths of well-trained masters who're engaged in religious education and serving others. Tibetan Buddhists have, for good over a millennium, been meticulously following the culture of discovering, spotting, enthroning, education, and venerating those respected figures who supply teachings of liberation for either priests and laypeople. This advisor to the tulku culture covers its lengthy background, keeping apart truth from fiction, giving an outline of the way the procedure works, and supplying brief biographies of a few of the nice tulkus of the previous and present.  integrated are money owed of the mystical occurrences which are linked to those striking beings, and suggestion for a way a person can set out at the tulku direction.

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Crystal Clear: Practical Advice for Mahamudra Meditators by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

By Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Crystal transparent, by means of the discovered and learned Tibetan grasp Thrangu Rinpoche, is a better half quantity to the vintage meditation guide Clarifying the ordinary kingdom. In his straight forward and lucid sort Rinpoche offers us an vital guidebook for perception perform (vipashyana). for those who wish greater than simply concept, this can be a guide that starts with gazing the breath and leads practitioners via levels of awareness, the entire strategy to entire enlightenment.

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Choosing Reality: A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind by B. Alan Wallace

By B. Alan Wallace

Choosing Reality indicates how Buddhist contemplative tools of investigating fact are proper for contemporary physics and psychology. How lets comprehend the connection among the way in which we event truth and how technological know-how describes it? In reading this query, Alan Wallace discusses opposing perspectives: the realist view, which argues that medical theories symbolize goal truth, and the instrumentalist view, which states that strategies can't describe what exists independently of them. discovering either one of those philosophies of technological know-how insufficient, the writer explores the Buddhist center approach view and the relevance for contemporary physics of Buddhist contemplative equipment of investigating fact. He additionally examines the tips of physique, brain, and reincarnation from the perspective of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Buddhist Advice For Living And by Nagarjuna, Jeffrey Hopkins

By Nagarjuna, Jeffrey Hopkins

Nagarjuna is well known for his penetrating research of truth. within the Precious Garland, he deals intimate information on find out how to behavior one's existence and the way to build social regulations that mirror Buddhist beliefs. the recommendation for private happiness is worried first with bettering one's situation over the process lifetimes, after which with unlock from every kind of discomfort, culminating in Buddhahood. Nagarjuna describes the reason and impression sequences for the advance of happiness inside of traditional existence, in addition to the practices of knowledge, knowing vacancy, and compassion that bring about enlightenment. He describes a Buddha's features and gives encouraging suggestion at the effectiveness of practices that exhibit the huge attributes of Buddhahood. In his recommendation on social and governmental coverage, Nagarjuna emphasizes schooling and compassionate deal with all dwelling beings. He additionally items to the dying penalty. Calling for the appointment of presidency figures who're no longer looking revenue or status, he advises egocentric motivation will result in misfortune. The publication features a exact research of attachment to sensual gadgets as a practise for attention of the profound fact that, while learned, makes attachment most unlikely.

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Dangerous Friend: The Teacher-Student Relationship in by Rig'dzin Dorje

By Rig'dzin Dorje

Even if Tibetan Buddhism maintains to develop in recognition, the an important courting among instructor and scholar continues to be mostly misunderstood. risky good friend bargains an in-depth exploration of this mysterious and intricate bond, a dating of paramount significance in Tibetan Buddhist perform. in line with Tibetan Buddhist culture, the scholar should have entire belief within the instructor (the risky buddy) if she or he is to accomplish any realizing. it's the teacher's accountability to uphold the integrity of the culture, the foundation of that's compassion for all beings, by means of transmitting it competently to a suitable scholar. Likewise, it's the student's accountability to fulfill the problem of sporting at the lineage of teachings. by way of getting into this type of courting, either instructor and pupil settle for the weight of defending these teachings by means of knowing them thoroughly and properly, via practising them totally and faultlessly, and by way of transmitting them with out omission. harmful buddy contains discussions of the next issues: assembly and spotting a suitable instructor. figuring out the gravity of coming into the teacher-student courting. moving one's technique from non secular materialism to real Buddhist perform. Accepting the problem of being really style, sincere, and brave.

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Treasures from Juniper Ridge: The Profound Instructions of by Padmasambhava, Tulku Urgyen, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia

By Padmasambhava, Tulku Urgyen, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt

Treasures from Juniper Ridge is a set of “hidden” or terma teachings given by means of Padmasambhava, the Tantric grasp who introduced Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet. in accordance with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Padmasambhava concealed many teachings to be exposed later via “revealers of hidden treasures.” The specific caliber of the terma teachings is they offer suggestions applicable for every time period and person individual. by way of operating with Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, his mystic religious consort, was once in a position to assemble and codify those useful insights and conceal them to be used by means of destiny generations. Treasures from Juniper Ridge provides quite a few major revelations for seekers at the complex course of the Tibetan Vajrayana culture, in addition to in-depth causes of various points of perform: deity-focused meditation, nonconceptual meditation, loss of life and death, and spotting the character of brain. The publication outlines methods for the fashionable pupil to use those teachings whereas final precise to Vajrayana Buddhism’s conventional rules

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The Four Immeasurables: Practices To Open The Heart by B. Alan Wallace

By B. Alan Wallace

The 4 Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic pleasure, and equanimity—is a wealthy suite of practices that open the guts, counter the distortions in our relations to ourselves, and deepen our relations to others. Alan Wallace provides a special interweaving of teachings at the 4 Immeasurables with guide on meditative quiescence, or shamatha perform, to empower the brain. This publication contains either guided meditations and energetic discussions at the implications of those teachings for our lifestyles.

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Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of by Sarah Harding

By Sarah Harding

Worry, anger, and negativity are states that every people need to deal with. Machik's whole Explanation, the main recognized ebook of the lessons of Machik Lapdrön, the good woman saint and yogini of 11th- to twelfth-century Tibet, addresses those concerns in a realistic, direct approach.

Machik built a approach, the Mahamudra Chöd, that takes the Buddha's teachings as a foundation and applies them to the rapid reports of detrimental brain states and malignant forces. Her distinct female technique is to invoke and nurture the very "demons" that we worry and hate, reworking these reactive feelings into love. it's the tantric model of constructing compassion and fearlessness, an intensive approach to slicing via ego-fixation.

This increased version contains Machik Lapdrön's earliest recognized instructing, the unique resource textual content for the culture, The nice package of Precepts on Severance (Chöd). This pithy set of directions finds that the lessons of the perfection of knowledge are the genuine concept for Chöd. it truly is superbly clarified in a brief statement via Rangjung Dorje, the 3rd Karmapa.

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