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Download Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of by Daniel Hirshberg PDF

By Daniel Hirshberg

Remembering the Lotus-Born sheds mild at the paintings of Nyangrel Nyima Öser (1124–92), probably the most influential but least known figures within the historical past of Tibetan Buddhism. His pivotal paintings, the Copper Island, is the tale of the way the Indian tantric grasp Padmasambhava introduced Buddhism to the area. This paintings increased Padmasambhava to relevant value in Tibetan background, and made treasure revelation and famous reincarnations one of the associations that also outline Tibetan culture.

Tibetan and Western students alike have lengthy assumed that the Copper Island Biography of Padmasambhava was initially offered as a treasure textual content (terma). notwithstanding, investigating the assets of this narrative exhibits that instead of wholesale invention or easy revelation, the Copper Island was a fabricated from the Tibetan assimilation and innovation of middle Indian Buddhist literary traditions. those traditions have been well known to Nyangrel, who's well known because the first of the nice Buddhist treasure revealers. Remembering the Lotus-Born takes an unparalleled examine Nyangrel’s paintings in the Copper Island, together with his contributions to hagiography, reincarnation theory, treasure recovery, historiography.

Drawing these kinds of threads jointly, it concludes by means of evaluating the entire on hand models of Nyangrel’s Padmasambhava narrative to problem long-held assumptions and make clear its starting place and transmission.

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Download Dreaming the Great Brahmin: Tibetan Traditions of the by Kurtis R. Schaeffer PDF

By Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Dreaming the nice Brahmin explores the production and game of Buddhist saints via narratives, poetry, paintings, ritual, or even dream visions. the 1st entire cultural and literary historical past of the well known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, often called the nice Brahmin, this booklet argues that we must always view Saraha no longer because the founding father of a convention, yet really as its product. Kurtis Schaeffer indicates how photographs, stories, and teachings of Saraha have been transmitted, reworked, and created by way of individuals of numerous Buddhist traditions in Tibet, India, Nepal, and Mongolia. the result's that there's no longer one nice Brahmin, yet many. extra extensively, Schaeffer argues that the substantial significance of saints for Buddhism is healthier understood by means of the inventive diversifications of such figures that perpetuated their repute, for it really is there that those saints come to life.

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Download The Jewel Ornament Of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem Of by Gampopa,Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche PDF

By Gampopa,Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the total origin for examine and practice—from starting to Buddhahood. comprises teachings on Buddha-nature, discovering the religious grasp, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, improvement of the six perfections, the 10 bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the actions of the Buddha.

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Download Meditating with Koans by Zhuhong,J. C. Cleary PDF

By Zhuhong,J. C. Cleary

Translation of a piece identified in chinese language as Chan Guan Ze Jin (Impetus for Advancing within the Zen Gate), prepare in China round 1600 A.D. by way of Zhuhong of Yunqui temple. it's a compendium of sensible classes on meditating with koans, that are usually used as focal issues in Zen meditations.

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Download Zurchungpa's Testament by Zurchung Sherab Trakpa,Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,Shechen PDF

By Zurchung Sherab Trakpa,Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,Shechen Gyaltshab,Padmakara Translation Group

Zurchungpa's 80 Chapters of non-public Advice used to be the ultimate instructing given through the good Nyingma grasp Zurchung Sherab Trakpa ahead of he kicked the bucket. His counsels are the distillation of a lifetime's adventure and include the sensible directions of a grasp who had made the lessons of the nice Perfection really a part of himself. the unique textual content contains virtually 580 maxims, geared up into 80 chapters protecting the total course of Dzogchen, from primary teachings on devotion and renunciation, via to a complete sequence of pith directions that carry the Dzogchen view to existence. a lot of the which means of those pithy, frequently cryptic, directions may be misplaced at the reader with no assistance from the notes Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche supplied in his annotated version, which he according to the reasons he got from his personal instructor, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.

This booklet incorporates a whole specific educating on Zurchungpa's textual content via Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, in response to Shechen Gyaltsap's notes. initially meant as crucial directions for a bunch of practitioners in three-year retreat, it's going to surely function an imperative advisor to an individual who heavily needs to perform the good Perfection.

Zurchung Sherab Trakpa (1014-1074) used to be a key instructor within the Zur culture, one of many handful of kama lineages during which the lessons of the traditional culture have been transmitted from grasp to disciple, starting with Guru Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra, all the way down to the Nyingma masters of the current day. He was once a discovered student and finished meditation grasp who spent a long time in retreat, practising the lessons of the nice Perfection.

Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche (1871-1926) was once a huge disciple of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the good and one among Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's root academics. An entire meditator, he was once additionally some of the most revered students of his day, whose writings fill 13 volumes.

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Download Rimé: Buddhism Without Prejudice by Peter Oldmeadow PDF

By Peter Oldmeadow

The nineteenth century Rimé (non-sectarian) circulation performed a huge function in shaping glossy Tibetan Buddhism. This publication offers an outline of the circulation, the key figures inside of it, its historical past context, and why it has exerted such an everlasting impression. The significant figures within the Rimé stream adverse the solidification and political rivalries of many of the Buddhist lineages and faculties whereas encouraging the research and perform of all of them. The move performed a huge function in reviving marginalized traditions and saving others close to extinction. nearly all of Tibetan lamas instructing within the West, together with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, were encouraged by means of the Rimé stream, and a few very important present-day lineages are without delay hooked up to it. An appreciation of this flow is hence worthwhile for knowing Tibetan Buddhism because it is presently practiced.

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Download satori no yottsu no stage: yoruka ichiraika hugenka arakanka by Fujimoto Akira PDF

By Fujimoto Akira

悟りって何?どうすれば悟れるの?「3.0」でも「ゼロポイント」でもない「悟り」のスターティングポイントからゴールまで!「ブッダはニートだった?」「仏道を学んでも人格は成長しない?」「悟ったらすぐに死なないとおかしい?」―仏教をめぐる昨今の誤解について、『ブッダの実践心理学』の著者が、パーリ語聖典に基づいて真正面から答え、「悟り」の真実を解き明かしてゆく。最初の悟りである「預流果」に悟る方法も解説!

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Download Sex ist verboten (German Edition) by Tim Parks,Ulrike Becker PDF

By Tim Parks,Ulrike Becker

intercourse ist im Dasgupta Institut verboten. used to be additionally macht die unglaublich attraktive Beth Marriot hier? Warum verbringt eine junge Frau, deren unwiderstehliche Vitalität und selbstbewusstes Ego einst auf Eroberung und Ruhm aus waren, jetzt einen Monat nach dem anderen als Helferin im vegetarischen eating place eines puristischen Buddhisten-Retreats?
Beth bekämpft Dämonen. Eine Folge von katastrophalen Ereignissen hat alle ihre Hoffnungen auf Glück unterminiert. Aus diesem Trauma gibt es für sie nur einen Ausweg: die asketische Strenge einer Gemeinschaft, in der guy um vier Uhr morgens geweckt wird, keinen Augenkontakt mit anderen haben darf, geschweige denn mit ihnen sprechen, und in der Frauen und Männer streng getrennt sind. Aber Neugier stirbt zuletzt. Als Beth über ein Tagebuch stolpert, muss sie es lesen und fängt an, den Mann zu beobachten, dem es gehört. Und je mehr sie sich nach der Reinheit der schweigenden Priesterin des Retreats sehnt, desto mehr begehrt sie die Priesterin selbst.

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Download Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms: by Shayne Clarke PDF

By Shayne Clarke

Scholarly and renowned consensus has painted an image of Indian Buddhist monasticism within which priests and nuns severed all ties with their households once they left domestic for the non secular existence. during this view, clergymen and nuns remained celibate, and people who faltered of their “vows” of monastic celibacy have been instantly and irrevocably expelled from the Buddhist Order. This romanticized picture relies principally at the ascetic rhetoric of texts resembling the Rhinoceros Horn Sutra. via a research of Indian Buddhist legislation codes (vinaya), Shayne Clarke dehorns the rhinoceros, revealing that during their very own criminal narratives, faraway from renouncing familial ties, Indian Buddhist writers take without any consideration the truth that priests and nuns might stay involved with their families.

The imaginative and prescient of the monastic existence that emerges from Clarke's shut interpreting of monastic legislation codes demanding situations a few of our most elementary scholarly notions of what it intended to be a Buddhist monk or nun in India round the flip of the typical period. not just will we see thick narratives depicting priests and nuns carrying on with to engage and go together with their households, yet a few are defined as leaving domestic for the non secular lifestyles with their young ones, and a few as married monastic undefined. Clarke argues that renunciation with or as a kin is tightly woven into the very cloth of Indian Buddhist renunciation and monasticisms.

Surveying the nonetheless principally uncharted terrain of Indian Buddhist monastic legislation codes preserved in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and chinese language, Clarke presents a complete, pan-Indian photo of Buddhist monastic attitudes towards kin. while students have usually assumed that monastic Buddhism has to be anti-familial, he demonstrates that those assumptions have been truly now not shared by way of the authors/redactors of Indian Buddhist monastic legislation codes. In demanding us to think again a few of our so much loved assumptions pertaining to Indian Buddhist monasticisms, he presents a foundation to reconsider later different types of Buddhist monasticism akin to these present in relevant Asia, Kaśmīr, Nepal, and Tibet no longer by way of corruption and decline yet of continuity and improvement of a monastic or renunciant perfect that we've got but to appreciate fully.

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Download L'art du Zazen (ARTICLES SANS C) (French Edition) by Pierre Crepon PDF

By Pierre Crepon

Le zazen littéralement "méditation assise" dont il est query ici se situe au sein de los angeles transmission du bouddhisme dont il constitue los angeles pratique essentielle. Bien qu'il consiste à s'asseoir en posture de méditation, il est beaucoup plus qu'un easy exercice de méditation. Il est los angeles mise en pratique de l'éveil de Bouddha.

En évoquant le zazen, cet ouvrage se réfère à différents features de los angeles doctrine de Bouddha et aux enseignements des maîtres du zen. Mais comme le zazen est une expérience de kind religieuse, il parle finalement d'expériences communes à tous ceux et celles qui suivent une Voie spirituelle.

Comme tout artwork, zazen necessite un apprentissage. Si on recule devant los angeles difficulté, il est difficile de progresser. Comme dans tout artwork également, il n'y a pas de stade ultimate, on progresse toujours. Mais à l. a. différence de l. a. plupart des autres créations artistiques qui sont le fruit d'une projection de nous-mêmes, dont on peut-être satisfait ou insatisfait, le zazen est complet en lui-même. Il n'est pas une excroissance de soi-même mais un oubli de soi dans l'adéquation au Dharma, à l'ordre naturel de l'univers. C'est de cela dont est issu cet ouvrage, et c'est cela dont il parle.

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