Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava

Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava
Author: Padma Sambhava
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2010
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1590307747

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These ancient texts, attributed to the great Tibetan meditation master Padmasambhava, offer traditional Vajrayana Buddhist teachings on the nature of the fundamental elements that make up our world. The translatorandrsquo;s commentaries show us a practical view of how to use these life-energies for personal development.

Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava

Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-10-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0834822903

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These Tibetan Buddhist teachings provide instructions for gathering and harnessing basic life energy. According to the tradition, a very effective way to do this is to arouse sexual energy and to direct the essence of that energy toward spiritual realization. According to the philosophy, sexual energy brings one naturally and effortlessly into flow with creativity and awareness in both mind and body—when used skillfully by committed practitioners with appropriate training. These ancient texts, attributed to the great Tibetan meditation master Padmasambhava (who practiced sexual union with the famous Tibetan queen Yeshe Tsogyal), offer traditional Buddhist teachings on the nature of the elements that all beings and our world are made of. They show us a practical view of how to use life-energy for personal development. The teachings are for experienced Buddhist practitioners.

Lady of the Lotus Born

Lady of the Lotus Born
Author: Gyalwa Changchub,N Nyingpo
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-02-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780834824621

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The first Tibetan to attain complete enlightenment was in all probability the woman Yeshe Tsogyal, the closest disciple of Padmasambhava, the master who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. This classical text is not only a biography but also an inspiring example of how the Buddha's teaching can be put into practice. Lady of the Lotus-Born interweaves profound Buddhist teachings with a colorful narrative that includes episodes of adventure, court intrigue, and personal searching. The book will appeal to students of Tibetan Buddhism and readers interested in the role of women in Buddhism and world religions.

Natural Liberation

Natural Liberation
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780861717248

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A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings in this book provide the under- standing and instruction necessary to turn every phase of life into an opportunity for uncontrived, natural liberation. Like the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Natural Liberation is a term, a "hidden treasure" attributed to the eighth-century master Padmasambhava. Gyatrul Rinpoche's lucid commentary accompanies the text, illuminating the path of awakening to the point of full enlightenment. Natural Liberation is an essential contribution to the library of both scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

Dakini Teachings

Dakini Teachings
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2004-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9627341363

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The words of advice collected here are part of the ancient tradition of religious texts known as terma that were hidden in secret places during the first spread of Buddhism in Tibet in the ninth century.

A Practice of Padmasambhava

A Practice of Padmasambhava
Author: Shechen Gyaltsap IV,Rinchen Dargye
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-03-16
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781559397391

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The Indian master Padmasambhava occupies a special place in the hearts of practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. By bringing tantric Buddhism to Tibet from India, he inspired a movement of awakening that for centuries has brought countless practitioners to spiritual fulfillment. A Practice of Padmasambhava presents two practical and compelling works related to a visualization and mantra practice of Padmasambhava. This practice is based on the most important revelation of the renowned nineteenth-century treasure revealer Chokgyur Lingpa, Accomplishing the Guru's Mind: Dispeller of All Obstacles. These two works give an introduction to the preliminary trainings, outline the primary elements of visualization practice and mantra recitation, and supply a detailed explanation of the practice of Padmasambhava's wisdom aspect, Guru Vadisimha. Through practical step-by-step instructions on this deity, the reader is guided into the general world of tantric practice common to all of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta

The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta
Author: Anyen Rinpoche
Publsiher: Shambhala
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-04-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781559398879

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An illuminating look at key aspects of Tibetan Buddhist practice--of interest to many practitioners--is presented in this practical and interesting book. Through demonstrating the interrelationship of the outer inner and secret teachings and a textual analysis of the words of four renowned Dzogchen yogis, it makes clear that the practice of Bodhichitta is a necessary aspect of every practice within Tibetan Buddhism.Unlike other books that present either the teachings of Bodhichitta or the teachings of Dzogchen as their own system of practice, this book presents them not as complementary practices but as a deconstructed inner and outer practices which are fundamentally intertwined. Anyen Rinpoche works to create a new generation of holistic practitioners who value the depth found in the entire spectrum of teachings. While Anyen Rinpoche acknowledges the profundity of the Dzogchen teachings, he dispels the myth that they are an effortless path to liberation and rather shows that they are a progressive path that requires diligence, insight, and the compassionate mind of a Bodhisattva. He presents a style of contemplation that combines Dzogchen meditation on the ultimate view with the generation of Bodhichitta, such as has been taught by Nyingmapa yogis throughout the centuries. This book presents the union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta not only through philosophy and scripture but also through concrete methods for practice.

White Lotus

White Lotus
Author: Jamgon Mipham
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-09-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781611802931

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The commentary translated in these pages is unusual and rare. But if the commentary is a rarity, its subject matter—the seven-line invocation of Padmasambhava—is one of the best-known prayers in the Tibetan Buddhist world. The overall significance of the Seven-Line Prayer is perhaps best appreciated in relation to a practice called guru-yoga, or "union with the nature of the guru." The purpose of guru-yoga is to purify and deepen the student's relationship with his or her teacher. It is introduced as one of the preliminary practices, and it remains crucial—in fact, its importance increases—as one progresses through the more advanced levels of the tantric path. The cultivation of devotion to the guru and the blending of one's mind with his or her enlightened mind is, in the words of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, "the most vital and necessary of all practices and is in itself the surest and fastest way to reach the goal of enlightenment." Regarding the origin of this commentary, Mipham refers in the colophon to an event that triggered the abrupt appearance in his mind of the hidden meaning of the prayer. It is interesting to note that the language Mipham uses suggests that the commentary itself is not an ordinary composition but perhaps a treasure teaching, specifically a "mind-treasure" or gongter.

The Teachings of Padmasambhava

The Teachings of Padmasambhava
Author: Herbert V. Guenther
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1996
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9004105425

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This pioneering study sheds new light on the development of Buddhist ideas as introduced by the visionary Padmasambhava. It is based on primary source material and highlights the experiential aspects of process-oriented thinking.

A Garland of Views

A Garland of Views
Author: Padmasambhava,Jamgon Mipham,The Padmakara Translation Group
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-04-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780834840065

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A Garland of Views presents both a concise commentary by the eighth-century Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava on a chapter from the Guhyagarbha Tantra on the different Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical views, including the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and an explicative commentary on Padmasambhava’s text by the nineteenth-century scholar Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912). Padmasambhava’s text is a core text of the Nyingma tradition because it provides the basis for the system of nine vehicles (three sutra vehicles and six tantra vehicles) that subsequently became the accepted way of classifying the different Buddhist paths in the Nyingma tradition. Mipham’s commentary is the one most commonly used to explain Padmasambhava’s teaching. Mipham is well known for his prolific, lucid, and original writings on many subjects, including science, medicine, and philosophy, in addition to Tibetan Buddhist practice and theory.

Light of Wisdom

Light of Wisdom
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9627341339

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The Light of Wisdom Vol. II contains the root terma - hidden treasure text – of Padmasambhava, The gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications from other masters. Volume II presents in-depth explanations of the Vajrajana Buddhist perspective. It begins with the nature of empowerment and the tantric commitments followed by clarification of the development stage.

Light of Wisdom Volume III

Light of Wisdom  Volume III
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Light of Wisdom
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2018-09-17
Genre: Tantric Buddhism
ISBN: 0990997855

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The Lotus born

The Lotus born
Author: Yeshe Tsogyal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1993
Genre: Religion
ISBN: UVA:X030119773

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In English translation for the first time, this is "the most authoritative scripture" regarding how the Dharma was planted in Tibet, according to His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Titles in the original Tibetan "The Sanglingma Life Story," it was recorded by the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, concealed in the ninth century at Sanglingma (Copper Temple) in Samye, and revealed by Nyang Ral Nyima Oser in the twelfth century. In addition to narrating the legendary story of a unique spiritual personality, the book contains oral instructions and advice that he left for the benefit of future generations. Also included are "A Clarification of the Life of Padmasambhava" by Tsele Natsok Rangdrouml;l, an extensive glossary and index, and a bibliography of Tibetan and English sources.

Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche
Author: Ngawang Zangpo
Publsiher: Snow Lion
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2002-09-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UVA:X004637186

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This book recounts Guru Rinpoche's historical visit to Tibet and explains his continuing significance to Buddhists. Three different accounts are presented: one Buddhist; one according to the pre-Buddhist Tibetan religion, Bon; and one based on Indian and early Tibetan historical documents.

Hidden Teachings of Tibet

Hidden Teachings of Tibet
Author: Thondup (Tulku.)
Publsiher: Wisdom Publications (MA)
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1986
Genre: Religion
ISBN: UVA:X001182056

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