An biography of one of the most outstanding Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. The foremost torchbearer of the ecumenical rime movement, jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö 1893–1959 dedicated his life to the study, practice, and propagation of all the schools and lineages that are collectively known as Tibetan Buddhism.
The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö: The Great Biography by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Other Stories #ad - The staggeringly long list of teachings he received and transmitted in turn testifies to the depth of his appreciation of all aspects of the Dharma, and the roster of his eminent students reveals how his extraordinary influence transcended sectarian boundaries. Intimate, funny, these stories—supplemented by sixty-one photographs—paint a tender picture of the man behind the great master, introducing readers to the characters and events in his life, and utterly down-to-earth, and especially the challenges he faced living under the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
In the process of recounting the life and liberation of his belovèd guru, essentially, Dilgo Khyentse reveals how he saw Chökyi Lodrö as the Buddha in the flesh and provides, a blueprint of the entire path to enlightenment.
Enlightened Vagabond: The Life and Teachings of Patrul RinpocheShambhala #ad - Colorful stories about and profound teachings of Patrul Rinpoche, one of the most impactful teachers and thinkers in the Tibetan tradition from the nineteenth century. The life and teachings of the wandering yogi patrul rinpoche—a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of nineteenth-century Tibet—come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard over more than thirty years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources.
Patrul’s life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything he does, teaching both simple nomads and great lamas in ways that are often unconventional and even humorous, but always with uncompromising authenticity.
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1Shambhala #ad - This first part of the trilogy of rest sets the foundation for the following two volumes: Finding Rest in Meditation, which focuses on Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice, and Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct. This profound and comprehensive presentation of the Buddhist view and path combines the scholastic expository method with direct pith instructions designed for yogi practitioners.
The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation to Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind along with selections from its autocommentary, The Great Chariot, which will serve as a genuine aid to study and meditation. A new translation of longchenpa's famous work that presents the entire scope of the Buddhist view combined with pith instructions pointing out the nature of one's mind.
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1 #ad - Longchenpa’s classic buddhist manual for attaining liberation teaches us how to familiarize ourselves with our most basic nature—the clear, pristine, and aware mind. Here, how to find a qualified guide, how to develop boundless compassion for all beings, we find essential instructions on the need to turn away from materialism, along with the view of tantra and associated meditation techniques.
The work culminates with pointing out the result of practice as presented from the Dzogchen perspective, providing us with all the tools necessary to traverse the Tibetan Buddhist path of finding rest. Written in the fourteenth century, this text is the first volume of Longchenpa’s Trilogy of Rest, a work of the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition.
The Guru Drinks Bourbon?Shambhala #ad - Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our most deeply held beliefs and expectations. Dzongsar jamyang khyentse addresses some of the most misunderstood aspects of this powerful relationship and gives practical advice on making the most of this precious opportunity for transformation.
Through stories and classical examples, with critical-thinking skills sharpened and equipped to analyze the guru, he shows how to walk the path with eyes wide open, before taking the leap. Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path.
In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and DyingSpiegel & Grau #ad - By sharing with readers the meditation practices that sustain him, he shows us how we can transform our fear of dying into joyful living. Praise for in love with the World “Vivid, compelling. It will certainly be a dharma classic. Jack kornfield, author of a Path with Heart “This book makes me think enlightenment is possible.
Russell Brand. Soon he became deathly ill from food poisoning—and his journey took a startling turn. He immediately discovered that a lifetime of Buddhist education and practice had not prepared him to deal with dirty fellow travelers or the screeching of a railway car. He found he was too attached to his identity as a monk to remove his robes right away or to sleep on the Varanasi station floor, and instead paid for a bed in a cheap hostel.
His goal was to throw off his titles and roles in order to explore the deepest aspects of his being. Then one night, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, telling no one, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. But when he ran out of money, he began his life as an itinerant beggar in earnest.
In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying #ad - This book is a rarity in spiritual literature: Reading the intimate story of this wise and devoted Buddhist monk directly infuses our own transformational journey with fresh meaning, luminosity, and life. Tara brach, author of radical acceptance and True Refuge “In Love with the World is a magnificent story—moving and inspiring, profound and utterly human.
The Life and Visions of Yeshé Tsogyal: The Autobiography of the Great Wisdom QueenSnow Lion #ad - This accomplished translation is enriched by the refreshing insights of six contemporary scholars and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, scholars, making this invaluable guide to the life of Yeshé Tsogyal a treasure for practitioners, and anyone intent on the possibility of awakening. A new biography of yeshé tsogyal, the mother of buddhism in Tibet, who is considered an enlightened being by millions throughout the Himalayan region as well as the West and remains a powerful female role model of spiritual accomplishment and perfection.
The many layers of the heroic life of Yeshé Tsogyal, Tibet’s best-known dakini and female master, are revealed in this inspiring work. Translated here for the first time, this terma, or “hidden treasure, family, ” presents an outer narrative of her birth, and struggles in a traditional male-dominated society; an inner account of her meetings with the great master Padmasambhava; and a secret chronicle of her retreat at Chimpu and her visionary journey to Oddiyana.
Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo KhyentseShambhala #ad - The second half of the book comprises recollections by his wife; his grandson, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche; Tenga Rinpoche; the Queen Mother of Bhutan; and many prominent teachers. The formative events of dilgo khyentse rinpoche’s life, brilliant, and those insights and experiences that caused him to mature into the warm, and highly realized meditation master and teacher he was, are deeply inspiring.
Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching.
Best Foot Forward: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Sacred Sites of the BuddhaShambhala #ad - Going on pilgrimage, soaking up the sacred atmosphere of holy places, and mingling with other pilgrims are simply different ways of trying to achieve that glimpse. From chapter 1, “holy buddhist sites” Pilgrimage is a powerful method for remembering the Buddha’s teachings and putting them into practice.
A pithy guidebook for Buddhist pilgrims to the four holy sites of India. The aim of all buddhist practice is to catch a glimpse of the awakened state. For buddhists, the most important holy places are the four sites associated with the buddha’s life: • lumbini, where the buddha taught the path to enlightenment • Kushinagar, where Siddhartha became enlightened • Varanasi Sarnath, chaotic, and even dangerous journey, where Siddhartha was born as an ordinary human being • Bodhgaya, where the Buddha passed into parinirvana While it may be an inconvenient, traveling to these places can be profoundly affecting and transformative for a practitioner.
Best Foot Forward: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Sacred Sites of the Buddha #ad - This manual shows us how to partake in one of the most potent practices available to remind ourselves of the entirety of the Buddha’s teachings. In his fourth book, dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse skillfully lays out how we can make the most of our experience as pilgrims. He explains what makes a person or place “holy, ” what pilgrimage is all about, and what we can do when visiting the four holy sites of India and Nepal—or any holy place.
What Makes You Not a BuddhistShambhala #ad - Tibetan buddhist master dzongsar jamyang Khyentse, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, stereotypes, challenging common misconceptions, and fantasies. With wit and irony, incense, khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, or exotic robes—straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.
So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again.
The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of PadmasambhavaRangjung Yeshe Publications #ad - Lotus-born is a translation of a biography of the great master recorded in the ninth century by his foremost Tibetan disciple, the princess Yeshe Tsogyal. How often do you hear the story of a man who was immaculately born from within a lotus flower with a thousand petals, master scholar, dancing on corpses, having been sent as a meteor from the heart of the Boudha of Boundless light? Lotus-Born is the fabulous story of the mystic, burned at the stake in a neighboring kingdom, and outrageous yogi, and continued miraculously unscathed, the Lotus-Born, wandering through cemeteries, Padmasambhava, was banished, who grew up an adopted prince, in the middle of a lake, and proceeded to live more than five hundred years.
. He is regarded by the most sane tibetans as a real, historical figure, the founder of Buddhism in Tibet where he subjugated demons and taught the Buddha’s teachings. The complete story of how buddhism was planted in Tibet is available in English for the first time with the publication of this book. Many of these biographies were concealed as terma treasures to protect them against the changes of time.
Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary PracticesShambhala #ad - Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be "happy"? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngöndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave.
But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about: • developing "renunciation mind" • discipline, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, Ngöndro practice is a must, meditation and wisdom • using your imagination in visualization practice • why you need a guru .
Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices #ad - Quite the opposite, in fact.