By Dol-Bo-Ba Shay-Rap-Gyel-Tsen, Jeffrey Hopkins
Translated the following for the 1st time into any language, Mountain Doctrine is a seminal fourteenth-century Tibetan textual content at the nature of truth. the writer, Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen, used to be on of the main influential figures of that dynamic interval of doctrinal formula, and his textual content is a sustained argument concerning the buddha-nature, also known as the matrix-of-one-gone-thus. Dol-bo-ba acknowledges very important forms of emptiness—self-emptiness and other-emptiness—and exhibits how other-emptiness is the particular final fact. He justifies this arguable formula via arguing that it was once the popular approach of the entire early awesome figures of the nice automobile. The translator's advent incorporates a brief biography of Dol-bo-ba and an exposition of 9 focal subject matters in his non secular philosophy.
Note: The hardcover version of Mountain Doctrine includes a "Detailed define in Tibetan" that's passed over within the publication version.
By Chogyam Trungpa
Here is an inspiring choice of brief teachings from the writings of the well known Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa. Pithy and rapid, those teachings should be pondered and practiced each day—or any day—of the yr. Drawn from a large choice of sources—including never-before-published writings—Ocean of Dharma addresses a number themes, together with worry and fearlessness, accepting our imperfections, constructing self belief, supporting others, appreciating our simple goodness, and daily life as a non secular direction.
By Daniel Goleman
*Why do likely rational, clever humans dedicate acts of cruelty and violence?
*What are the foundation reasons of harmful behavior?
*How do we regulate the sentiments that force those impulses?
*Can we learn how to dwell at peace with ourselves and others?
Imagine sitting with the Dalai Lama in his deepest assembly room with a small workforce of world-class scientists and philosophers. the controversy is full of life and interesting as those top minds grapple with age-old questions of compelling modern urgency. Daniel Goleman, the the world over bestselling writer of Emotional Intelligence, offers the illuminating commentary—and reviews at the step forward examine this ancient amassing inspired.
Buddhist philosophy tells us that each one own sadness and interpersonal clash lie within the “three poisons”: yearning, anger, and fantasy. It additionally presents antidotes of amazing mental sophistication--which at the moment are being proven by way of glossy neuroscience. With new high-tech units, scientists can peer contained in the mind facilities that calm the internal storms of rage and worry. in addition they can reveal that awareness-training techniques reminiscent of meditation enhance emotional stability—and tremendously increase our optimistic moods.
The distinct panel individuals record those contemporary findings and debate a thrilling diversity of alternative subject matters: What function do damaging feelings play in human evolution? Are they “hardwired” in bodies? Are they common, or does tradition be certain how we consider? How do we nurture the compassion that also is our birthright? We learn the way practices that decrease negativity have additionally been proven to strengthen the immune method. the following, too, is an enlightened suggestion for a school-based application of social and emotional studying that may aid our kids bring up self-awareness, deal with their anger, and develop into extra empathetic.
Throughout, those provocative principles are dropped at existence via the play of personalities, through the Dalai Lama’s probing questions, and by means of his excellent humorousness. even if there are not any effortless solutions, the dialogues, that are a part of a sequence backed via the brain and existence Institute, chart an finally hopeful direction. they're guaranteed to spark dialogue between educators, non secular and political leaders, parents—and everyone who search peace for themselves and the world.
The brain and existence Institute sponsors cross-cultural dialogues that collect the Dalai Lama and different Buddhist students with Western scientists and philosophers. Mind and existence VIII, on which this publication relies, came about in Dharamsala, India, in March 2000.
By Tony Duff
This can be Lotsawa Tony’s magnum opus. He begun writing it within the overdue 1990’s and has been letting it mature due to the fact that. He has been in no hurry to put up it simply because he intends it to be the traditional reference for Tibetan grammar for the foreseeable destiny. the entire paintings is envisaged as a chain of volumes. For the opposite volumes, see below.
Although there are various books to be had on Tibetan grammar, them all come from a Western procedure and never one among them indicates the particular that means of Tibetan grammar as understood by means of Tibetans. This e-book corrects that perfectly. It bargains observation and history written by way of a Westerner who has studied Tibetan grammar in Tibetan periods in a in simple terms Tibetan milieu and that with real translations of a number of of crucial Tibetan grammar texts.
The first quantity starts with large old heritage, way over visible in the other Western book, and contains decisions from numerous Tibetan heritage texts let alone the end result of the author’s personal, huge study throughout the a long time that he has lived in Nepal.
The ebook maintains with an immense exposition of the lineages of grammar and the most texts used for the learn of Tibetan grammar. back, none of this knowledge has been obvious to this point in Western publications.
The publication keeps with a background of the 3 language revisions. This completes the prefatory sub-volumes.
The actual fabric of the ebook begins with Thumi’s first grammar treatise, the foundation of Grammar in Thirty Verses. this is often the 1st authoritative translation of the textual content into English. The treatise is through hundreds of thousands of pages of clarification that exhibit each nuance and aspect of the textual content, all written via the writer. This clarification features a wealth of element that indicates how Tibetan grammar works in its personal correct and in addition indicates the way it can or can't be concerning English grammar. This component of the ebook is a treasure trove of data for any translator, protecting many issues of Tibetan grammar and its courting with translation into English that are crucial for any translator to know.
Included in the author’s huge rationalization is a really lengthy bankruptcy on pronunciation. this is often one topic that remains no longer being taught correctly even in significant courses world wide. the reason being easily that only a few Westerners have understood the entire info considering Tibetan pronunciation. the writer not just comprises these info yet makes use of vast quotations from the Tibetan assets to teach the way it does paintings. the 1st translation ever of a Tibetan textual content on pronunciation is incorporated within the book.
Also incorporated is an research of the most popular debate in Tibetan grammar, the controversy over what number vowels there are within the language. the writer offers the critiques of many nice Tibetan students of the earlier together with Thumi Sambhota, Sakya Pandita, Situ Panchen, and others. the entire part in this factor taken from Situ’s very recognized nice remark on grammar has been translated and incorporated. this isn't in simple terms attention-grabbing in its personal correct yet offers a glimpse of this well-known grammar text.
There are chapters that designate the place the nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives of English grammar can and can't be present in Tibetan grammar. There are chapters which clarify punctuation and the way it really works and the place you possibly can locate English punctuation or now not inside Tibetan punctuation. an extended record of the various punctuation marks within the Tibetan language with causes is usually included.
The ebook includes translations of the next texts:
the foundation of Grammar, The Thirty Verses< by way of Thumi Sambhota “The nice residing Tree”, The Essence of Thonmi’s tremendous rationalization The Thirty through Yangchen Drubpay Dorje “The effective clarification nice dwelling Tree”, The Clarifier of the which means of The Essence of “The Thirty” through Yangchen Drubpay Dorje “Supreme professional Situ’s Words”, an intensive rationalization of the Grammar Shastras of the Language of the Snowy Land, The Thirty and alertness of Gender indicators by means of Ngulchu Dharmabhadra (PART I concerning the Thirty Verses only) The Essence of the stylish “Thorough Explanation”, The Literal point of the Snowy Land’s Grammar Shastras, The Thirty and alertness of Gender indicators by way of Khenpo Ngedon Jamyang (PART I in regards to the Thirty Verses only) “A attractive String of Pearls to enhance the Necks of the Wise”, an intensive clarification of the categorical Texts The Thirty and alertness of Gender symptoms of the Shastras that Authentically Set Forth the indicators of the Snowy Land by way of Situ Chokyi Jungney (Section on vowel definitions only) a brand new Bud of the tale of the way The construction Places, manufacturers, And Efforts of Tibetan Letters Are pointed out by way of Yangchen Drubpay Dorje (a textual content at the Tibetan approach of pronunciation)
By Sarah Harding
Supplying a unprecedented glimpse of female Buddhist background, Niguma, woman of Illusion brings to the leading edge the existence and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri girl who turned the resource of an important Tibetan Buddhist perform lineage. The situations of her lifestyles and striking features ascribed to her are analyzed within the larger context of religious biography and Buddhist doctrine. greater than a historic presentation, Niguma's tale increases the query of ladies as genuine religious leaders as opposed to male photographs of female precept and different similar modern matters. This quantity contains the 13 works which were attributed to Niguma within the Tibetan Buddhist canon. those gathered works shape the foundation of an historic lineage Shangpa, which remains to be actively studied and practiced at the present time. those works contain the resource verses for such esoteric practices because the Six Yogas, the good Seal, and the Chakrasamvara and Hevajra tantric practices which are common in Tibetan traditions. additionally integrated is the one extant biography, that's superior by way of the few different assets of data on her lifestyles and paintings.
By Karl Brunnholzl
The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all of the subject matters within the monstrous physique of the Prajnaparamita Sutras. equivalent to a zip-file, it involves lifestyles merely via its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. jointly, those texts not just talk about the "hidden that means" of the Prajnaparamita Sutras—the paths and bhumis of sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas—but additionally function contemplative manuals for the specific subject of those sutras—emptiness—and the way it is to be understood at the revolutionary degrees of attention of bodhisattvas. therefore those texts describe what occurs within the brain of a bodhisattva who meditates on vacancy, making it a residing adventure from the beginner's level up via buddhahood.
Gone Beyond includes the 1st in-depth learn of the Abhisamayalamkara (the textual content studied so much greatly in larger Tibetan Buddhist schooling) and its commentaries within the Kagyu tuition. This research (in volumes) contains translations of Maitreya's well-known textual content and its statement by way of the 5th Shamarpa Goncho Yenla (the first translation ever of an entire remark at the Abhisamayalamkara into English), that are supplemented through huge excerpts from the commentaries through the 3rd, 7th, and 8th Karmapas and others. hence it closes a long-standing hole within the sleek scholarship at the Prajnaparamita Sutras and the literature on paths and bhumis in mahayana Buddhism.
The first quantity provides an English translation of the 1st 3 chapters of the Abhisamayalamkara and its observation through the 5th Shamarpa. the second one quantity offers an English translation of the ultimate 5 chapters and its statement via the 5th Shamarpa.
By Matteo Pistono
Fearless in Tibet, the first finished paintings in English on Tertön Sogyal, captures the essence of his teachings and his internal global of visions and religious realizations. It additionally brings to lifestyles the demanding situations he confronted in the course of his early yogic education and his efforts to advertise concord among Tibet and China.
Combining riveting storytelling and Tertön Sogyal's profound directions, Matteo Pistono takes you on a trip throughout the mystical previous that finds sensible internal tips for present day demanding situations. you'll discover the ability of reworking negativity into chance, letting cross of attachments, changing into current, and embracing impermanence. This complicated tapestry of intrigue and spirituality will infuse your direction with undying knowledge and inspiration.
By Ronald M. Davidson, Christian K. Wedemeyer (eds)
Jointly, the papers of this quantity demonstrate the cultural dynamism of Tibet within the interval among 900 and 1400CE, whilst the basic contours of Tibetan Buddhism have been nonetheless fluid and hugely contested. The papers handle a spectrum of matters in Tibetan faith and literature, ranging in time and area from the a ways japanese oasis of Dunhuang within the 10th century via 'high classical' advancements in crucial Tibet within the early 15th century. it's divided into 4 components, addressing respectively literary and spiritual matters in tenth-century Dunhuang, the textual heritage of the outdated Tantric Canon (Rnying ma'i rgyud 'bum), the improvement of Tibetan spiritual literature within the new translation interval, and the background and transmission of a number of influential platforms of esoteric Buddhism.
A hugely useful type of mysticism, Mahayana Buddhism deals certain ideas for reaching knowledge through negating the ego and coming into the bliss of divinity. This ebook provides the history, ideas, function, and underlying thought of the Tantric different types of meditation, that have frequently been profitable if you happen to have didn't make growth with extra customary tools.