Drawing extensively from classic buddhist works, the author uses well-known examples of illusion found throughout Mahāyāna literature to illustrate the illusory nature of both saṃsāra and nirvāṇa, thus revealing their ultimate nondual nature. This is an invaluable manual for any genuine student of Buddhism who wishes to truly find rest through the path of the Great Perfection.
Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 3 #ad - According to the traditional tibetan buddhist formula of view, and action, namely, and specifically that of the teachings of the Great Perfection, this volume follows Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, which outlines the main points of meditation, where one should meditate, what qualities a practitioner should possess and develop, and Finding Rest in Meditation, meditation, which establishes the view of the Buddhist path generally, and what should be practiced.
The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of the final volume of the trilogy, along with its autocommentary, Finding Rest in Illusion, The Chariot of Excellence, both intended to elucidate the appropriate action of a Buddhist practitioner. Finding rest in illusion describes in detail the conduct of those who have stabilized their recognition of the nature of the mind and how to apply the Buddhist view when relating to ordinary appearances.
Finding Rest in Meditation: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 2Shambhala #ad - A new translation of the tibetan master Longchenpa's famous work that systematically presents the path of meditation according to the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. Finding rest in meditation is the second volume of the trilogy of Rest, Longchenpa’s classic exposition of the Buddhist path, the purpose of which is to introduce us to our most basic nature—the clear and pristine awareness that is the nature of the mind.
Based on the author’s personal experience, these instructions are designed to help stabilize and intensify direct insight into the nature of the mind through meditative practice. This profound and comprehensive presentation of the Buddhist view and path combines the scholastic expository method with the direct pith instructions designed for advanced practitioners.
Finding Rest in Meditation: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 2 #ad - The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of Finding Rest in Meditation along with its autocommentary, The Chariot of Surpassing Purity. Finding rest in meditation outlines the main points of meditation, namely, what qualities a practitioner should possess and develop, where one should meditate, and what should be practiced.
According to the traditional format of view, and action, meditation, which establishes the view of the Buddhist path generally, it is the sequel to Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, and specifically that of the teachings of the Great Perfection. It precedes the final volume, Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct.
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1Shambhala #ad - 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. 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.
. Here, how to develop boundless compassion for all beings, we find essential instructions on the need to turn away from materialism, how to find a qualified guide, along with the view of tantra and associated meditation techniques. Written in the fourteenth century, this text is the first volume of Longchenpa’s Trilogy of Rest, a work of the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition.
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1 #ad - This profound and comprehensive presentation of the Buddhist view and path combines the scholastic expository method with direct pith instructions designed for yogi practitioners. 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.
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. This first part of the trilogy of rest sets the foundation for the following two volumes: Finding Rest in Meditation, and Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct.
The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri: Shabkar's Essential Meditation Instructions TsadraSnow Lion #ad - His nonsectarian approach is evident in his teachings on the nature of mind according to the Mahamudra tradition of Milarepa, his practical explanations of Saraha’s songs of realization, which draws on the teachings of the Great Perfection, and the attainment of buddhahood without meditation, Dzogchen.
It presents the essence of the entire graded path to enlightenment, using Tsongkhapa’s Great Graded Path Lam rim chen mo as its model. Shabkar’s style is direct and fresh; his realization infuses his instructions with an authenticity that will continue to inspire Buddhist practitioners for years to come.
The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri: Shabkar's Essential Meditation Instructions Tsadra #ad - In twenty-three pieces of advice, how to develop genuine compassion, he explains the need to renounce the world, and methods for achieving an undistracted mind that can unite meditation on emptiness with compassion. Instructions for traversing the entire Vajrayana path to enlightenment from one of Tibet's most famous wandering yogis.
Composed by shabkar at the cave of miracles close to Mount Kailash around 1815, alternating verse and prose, this compendium of spiritual instructions is written in the form of questions and answers, between Shabkar and his disciples.
Light of Wisdom, Volume III: Teachings on the Secret EmpowermentRangjung Yeshe Publications #ad -
A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart: The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its CommentariesWisdom Publications #ad - In this volume, the fifteenth karmapa, karl brunnhölzl offers translations of three versions of the Aspiration Prayer and accompanies them with translations of the commentaries by Jigmé Lingpa, and Tsültrim Sangpo. This monumental text outlines the profound view of Dzogchen in a nutshell and, at the same time, provides clear instructions on how to discover the wisdom of a buddha in the very midst of afflictions.
A key dzogchen text—available together with its Tibetan commentaries, including from the fifteenth Karmapa—from a preeminent translator. The aspiration prayer of samantabhadra, one of the most famous and often-recited Dzogchen texts, that all sentient beings recognize the nature of their minds and thus become buddhas, Samantabhadra, is at once an entreaty by the primordial buddha, and also a wake-up call by our own buddha nature itself.
A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart: The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Commentaries #ad - He offers further contextualization with his rich annotation and appendices, Longchenpa, which include additional translation from Jigmé Lingpa, and Patrul Rinpoche. This comprehensive, comprehensible book illuminates this profound text and greatly furthers our understanding of Dzogchen—and of our own nature.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra TsadraSnow Lion #ad - Callahan, has provided new translations of these two texts along with ancillary materials and annotations, a renowned translator of classical Kagyu literature, making this a genuine resource for both scholars and students of Tibetan Buddhism. These profound yet accessible instructions focus on becoming familiar with the nature of one’s mind as the primary means to realize ultimate reality and thus attain buddhahood.
This historic contribution therefore offers the necessary tools to properly study and apply the Mahāmudrā teachings in a modern context. Elizabeth M. Dakpo tashi namgyal’s manual for the view and practice of Mahāmudrā is widely considered the single most important work on the subject, systematically introducing the view and associated meditation techniques in a progressive manner.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra Tsadra #ad - Moonbeams of mahāmudrā, along with the ninth karmapa wangchuk Dorje’s Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance, are to this day some of the most studied texts on Mahāmudrā in the Kagyu monasteries throughout Tibet and the Himalayas. A new translation of tibet's most important manual for Mahāmudrā view and meditationThis classic Buddhist work, written in the sixteenth century, comprehensively presents the entire scope of the Tibetan Kagyu Mahāmudrā tradition.
Fathoming the Mind: Inquiry and Insight in Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra EssenceWisdom Publications #ad - The ensuing dialogue explores every stage of the path to buddhahood in this lifetime, from the very beginning to the unexcelled result of the rainbow body, signifying enlightenment. Everything you need to know to attain buddhahood is complete in this text. Alan wallace delivers the long-awaited followup to his Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence 2011.
This companion volume stems from an oral commentary Düdjom Lingpa gave to the next section of the Vajra Essence, or vipashyana, in which he elucidates the cultivation of contemplative insight, into the nature of existence as a whole. The book includes new introductory essays and an afterword, revealing the texts’ contribution to the contemplative revolution triggered by the discoveries of Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein.
Fathoming the Mind: Inquiry and Insight in Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence #ad - Bestselling author B. The revelation appears in the form of a fascinating dialogue within Düdjom Lingpa’s own mind: various aspects of his mind pose questions to his own primordial consciousness, and the pithy and provocative replies tap into the very ground of being. As wallace continued to reflect on Dudjom Lingpa’s writings and their relevance to the modern world, he was inspired to elaborate extensively on his original commentary.
A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries TsadraSnow Lion #ad - These translations are supplemented in the endnotes by excerpts from Tibetan commentaries and related passages in other Indian and Chinese Yogācāra works. Volume 3 includes appendices with excerpts from other Indian and Chinese Yogācāra texts and supplementary materials on major Yogācāra topics in the Mahāyānasaṃgraha.
The introduction gives an overview of the text and its Indian and Tibetan commentaries, and explains in detail two crucial elements of the Yogācāra view: the ālaya-consciousness and the afflicted mind kliṣṭamanas. Volume 2 presents translations of the commentary by Asvabhāva and an anonymous Indian commentary on the first chapter of the text.
A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries Tsadra #ad - The first complete english translation of Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha, the most important and comprehensive Indian Yogacara text, and all its available Indian commentaries. Winner of the Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation. The mahāyānasaṃgraha, published here with its indian and Tibetan commentaries in three volumes, presents virtually everything anybody might want to know about the Yogācāra School of mahāyāna Buddhism.
It discusses in detail the nature and operation of the eight kinds of consciousness, dependent origination, the often-misunderstood notion of “mind only” cittamātra, the cultivation of the path and its fruition in terms of the four wisdoms, and the three bodies kāyas of a buddha. Volume 1 presents the translation of the Mahāyānasaṃgraha along with a commentary by Vasubandhu.
Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 3Wisdom Publications #ad - Samsara, nirvana, and buddha Nature can be read as the logical next step in this series or enjoyed on its own. Volume 2, the foundation of Buddhist Practice, describes the important teachings that help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice. Samsara, and buddha nature takes up centrally important premises of Buddhism: the unsatisfactoriness duhkha of cyclic existence samsara, Nirvana, the determination to be free of cyclic existence, and the mind as the basis for both the extreme duhkha of samsara and the bliss of nirvana.
This volume shows us how to purify our minds and cultivate awakened qualities. This is the third volume in the dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 1, approaching the Buddhist Path, contained introductory material that sets the context for Buddhist practice.
Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 3 #ad - To illustrate this, the four noble truths, and Buddha Nature first takes readers through Buddhist thought on the self, Nirvana, Samsara, and their sixteen attributes. Knowledge of buddha nature reveals and reconciles the paradox of how the mind can be the basis for both the extreme duhkha of samsara the unpurified mind and the bliss and fulfillment of nirvana the purified mind.
Then, the dalai lama explains afflictions, their arising and antidotes, followed by an examination of karma and cyclic existence and, finally, a deep and thorough elucidation of buddha nature.
Seeing the Sacred in Samsara: An Illustrated Guide to the Eighty-Four MahasiddhasShambhala #ad - Rare paintings set aside life stories of each of the eighty-four wild Buddhist saints of ancient India. This exquisite full-color presentation of the lives of the eighty-four mahāsiddhas, or “great accomplished ones, ” offers a fresh glimpse into the world of the famous tantric yogis of medieval India.
Published here for the first time in its entirety, this collection includes details of the painting elements along with the life stories of the tantric saints, making this one of the most comprehensive works available on the eighty-four mahāsiddhas. Some were simple peasants who meditated while doing manual labor.
Seeing the Sacred in Samsara: An Illustrated Guide to the Eighty-Four Mahasiddhas #ad - Others were kings and queens who traded the comfort and riches of the palace for the danger and transgression of the charnel ground. Still others were sinners—pimps, gamblers, drunkards, and hunters—who transformed their sins into sanctity. This book includes striking depictions of each of the mahāsiddhas by a master Tibetan painter, whose work has been preserved in pristine condition.
. Unlike monks and nuns who renounce the world, these saints sought the sacred in the midst of samsara. The stories of these tantric saints have captured the imagination of Buddhists across Asia for nearly a millennium.