the essential nectar meditations on the buddhist path

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The Essential Nectar

Author : Rabten
ISBN : 9780861718467
Genre : Religion
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Exploring crucial points on the path to enlightenment, “Stages of the Path” literature continues to hold its place as one of the great treasures of Buddhist thought. In this volume, Geshe Rabten presents a structured explanation of the popular and practical text, The Essential Nectar of Holy Doctrine, by the 18th century scholar Yeshe Tsöndrü. Geshe Rabten’s teachings reveal how we may see life’s great value and, by taking up the profound practice described herein, make the most of its abundant opportunity. In a voice both sweet and potent, The Essential Nectar reveals the essence of the path to enlightenment.

Spiritual Friends

Author : Thubten Dondrub
ISBN : 9780861717682
Genre : Religion
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A collection of the favorite guided meditations of senior monks and nuns of the International Mahayana Institute of the FPMT. A collection of the favorite guided meditations of senior monks and nuns of the International Mahayana Institute of the FPMT. These meditations center on different Buddhist themes and provide a good resource for the practicing meditator. The book also includes brief spiritual autobiographies that allow the reader to trace each contributors' entry into and study of Tibetan Buddhism. Our true spiritual friends are the positive potentials in our minds, which will never never disappoint us and never desert us. Similarly, the generous and personal meditations offered in this book help us develop these potentials and thus are true friends to whom we can always turn. Likewise, the Sangha, as the ordained followers of the Buddha upon whom the continuity of the Buddha's teachings depend, are spiritual friends who encourage us and inspire us to transform our minds. This unique book—the first from the International Mahayana Institute—contains meditations written by eighteen nuns and monks of the IMI Sangha as well as an autobiographical essay from each in which these nuns and monks share how they came to the ordained life.

Sun Of Devotion Stream Of Blessings

Author : Lama Zopa Rinpoche
ISBN : 9781891868689
Genre : Religion
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The key to happiness is the mind. With the mind, we can switch our life to suffering or we can switch it to happiness, just as we change television channels, choosing to watch programs about fighting and war, or peaceful things, like the nature programs people seem to enjoy. Experiencing happiness or suffering depends entirely on what we do with our mind. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings is the record of a remarkable series of powerful and clear Dharma teachings given by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2014 to students at Leeds and London in the United Kingdom. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive⿿s editor Gordon McDougall was present throughout these teachings and has now skillfully edited them into written form that retains the flavor of a great master giving precise instructions to the students sitting before him. In Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, Rinpoche explains how to take care of our minds so that our happiness is in our own hands, gives profound teachings on the Buddhist philosophy of emptiness, discusses the need for ethics and a solid refuge, shows us how to cut the root of samsara, explores why practicing certain tantras is important and especially emphasizes how the guru is the most powerful object of our Dharma practice. Gordon has presented the subjects taught by Rinpoche in the order in which they were given, beginning with a deep commentary on the meaning of sang-gyä, the Tibetan term usually translated as "buddha," and retaining the powerful method by which Rinpoche would repeatedly reinforce and expand upon earlier topics. Rinpoche also spends much time discussing the great qualities of Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma), the incredible being who has become so important to Tibetan Buddhism, FPMT and the world.

Sacred Passage

Author : Margaret Coberly, Ph.D, RN
ISBN : 9780834828704
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Working as an emergency room nurse, Margaret Coberly came in contact with death on a daily basis. However, it wasn't until her own brother was diagnosed with terminal cancer that she realized she understood very little about the emotional and spiritual aspects of caring for the terminally ill. To fill this gap she turned to the unique wisdom on death and dying found in Tibetan Buddhism. In this book Coberly offers sound, practical advice on meeting the essential needs of the dying, integrating stories from her long career in nursing with useful insights from the Tibetan Buddhist teachings. In the West, death is viewed as a tragic and horrible event. Coberly shows us how this view generates fear and denial, which harm the dying by adding unnecessary loneliness, confusion, and mental anguish to the dying process. Tibetan Buddhism focuses on the nature of death and how to face it with honesty, openness, and courage. In this view, death is not a failure, but a natural part of life that, if properly understood and appreciated, can offer the dying and their loved ones an opportunity to gain valuable insight and wisdom. Coberly argues that the Tibetan Buddhist outlook can be a useful antidote to the culture of fear and denial that surrounds death in the West and can help caregivers become more fully present, fearless, honest, and compassionate. Sacred Passage highlights two very practical teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and presents them in clear, nontechnical language. Readers learn about the "eight stages of dissolution leading to death," a detailed roadmap of the dying process that describes the sequence of physical, psychological, and spiritual changes that occur as we die. Coberly also presents the "death meditation," a contemplative exercise for developing a new relationship to death—and life. The book also includes a lengthy, annotated list of recommended readings for added guidance and inspiration. Topics include: • How the terminally ill can experience emotional and spiritual healing even when they can't be cured • Why Western medicine's relentless focus on curing disease has led to inadequate care for the dying • What to expect during the dying process • How our fear and denial of death harm the dying • Techniques to help caregivers promote a peaceful environment for the dying and their loved ones • How to meet the changing physical and emotional needs of the dying • Helpful advice on what to say and how to behave around the terminally ill

The Sound Of Two Hands Clapping

Author : Georges B.J. Dreyfus
ISBN : 9780520232600
Genre : Religion
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"A rich and fascinating study of Tibetan monastic life, from an author who is not only a leading scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, but who spent many years as a Buddhist monk."—Donald Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West "Georges Dreyfus, extraordinary person and writer, gives us crucial insights into the structure and practices of higher Tibetan education as well as his own fascinating journey leading to his becoming the first Westerner to achieve the highest rank in Tibetan education. This book both peals away myths and reveals the true depths of Tibetan techniques to train the mind."—Jeffrey Hopkins, author of Emptiness in the Mind-Only School of Buddhism "A remarkable tour de force. Georges Dreyfus merges personal memoir and outstanding scholarship to draw us into the intellectual life of the Tibetan monastic college, and in so doing he transforms forever our understanding of education and the cultivation of reason in traditional and pre-modern societies. If you read no other book on Tibetan Buddhism, immerse yourself in this one and applaud."—Matthew T. Kapstein, author of The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teachings From The Medicine Buddha Retreat

Author : Lama Zopa Rinpoche
ISBN : 9781891868238
Genre : Religion
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The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. From a review in BuddhaDharma magazine:Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat is a nearly complete record of the teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche during a twenty-five day Medicine Buddha retreat in the fall of 2001. The sections are short, on topics such as making offerings to the buddhas and the nature of mind. The retreat was held less than two months after the 9/11 attacks, and Lama Zopa's teachings are full of references to terrorism, war, Iraq, and Afghanistan.The book is not meant as a coherent presentation on any particular topic; however, one is rewarded by just opening it and reading anywhere. Lama Zopa is a clear and effective teacher, and his stories are endlessly entertaining and inspiring.

Heart Of Wisdom

Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112272492
Genre : Mahayana Buddhism
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Heart of Wisdom is based on an oral commentary to the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra), which was given by the author at Manjushri Mahayana buddhist Centre in England. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha`s teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this highly acclaimed explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings with both clarity and authority, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. Seen in modern light, Buddha had been able to perceive, even see the vast spatial distances between atoms and between sub-atomic particles filled with electrons and even sub-eletrons in a state of high vibration. This atomic condition corresponds to a similar pattern in the brains of living beings and to interstellar and interplanetary gaps. The subject of emptiness as the author explains deals with perceptions leading to concept of formation and creation of a world of sense ideas which is merely a random arranging of material resources in an otherwise empty space filled with vibrations of these very particles. This is a rather difficult subject handled facilely by the author.

The Union Of Bliss And Emptiness

Author : The Dalai Lama
ISBN : 1559399171
Genre : Religion
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Guru Yoga is an important aspect of the tantric practice of Mahayana Buddhism and the foundation on which the whole tantric structure is bui

To Master Key System

Author : Charles Francis Haanel & Thorsten Gabriel
ISBN : 9781501045691
Genre : Self-Help
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Το “Σύστημα του Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού” (Master Key System) του Charles Francis Haanel, δημοσιευμένο το 1916, είναι μια διδασκαλία στην αυτογνωσία και την αυτοενδυνάμωση. Πρωτοεμφανίστηκε το 1912 μέσα στα μασονικά καταλύματα, αρχικά στη μορφή των μαθημάτων των 24 εβδομάδων και μετά το 1916 συστήθηκε στο κοινό για πρώτη φορά με μορφή βιβλίου. Τα 24 κεφάλαια περιλαμβάνουν ενδιαφέροντα γεγονότα, όχι μόνο κεφάλαια με ασκήσεις αλλά και κεφάλαια με ερωτήσεις και απαντήσεις- δείτε επίσης απόσπασμα του βιβλίου στο www.master-key-system.org Αυτό (το πολύτιμο) που το θεμελιώδες κλειδί κάνει, είναι η συστηματική δομή της επίκτητης γνώσης, καθώς και οι ασκήσεις. Σταδιακά οδηγεί τους μαθητές του Charles Haanel στη μεγέθυνση του θέματος, δίνοντας χρόνο να κατοπτρίσει και να επανεξετάσει όσα έχουν μάθει. Εξηγεί τις σχέσεις ανάμεσα στα αυτά που αποκαλούμε “Θεό” ή “Παγκόσμια Συνείδηση” και εμάς, το άτομο. Το δεύτερο είναι ένα κανάλι μέσω του οποίου η παγκόσμια έκφραση δίνει και το Σύστημα Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού μας λέει ακριβώς πώς αυτό εκφράζεται. Το Σύστημα του Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού περιστρέφεται γύρω από την αλήθεια. Μαθαίνεις τι είναι η αλήθεια και τι σημαίνει να την εκφράζεις. Θα μάθεις την τέχνη του να γίνεσαι ένα με το αντικείμενο των σκέψεών σου. Μαθαίνεις μία επιθυμία σαν ένα ήδη υπάρχον γεγονός για να δεις και να νοιώσεις πραγματικά. Αρκετά βιβλία και διδασκαλίες σε αριθμό έχουν αντιμετωπίσει αυτό το θέμα. Παρόλα αυτά, κατά τη γνώμη μου, το Σύστημα Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού είναι ο πιο χρήσιμος οδηγός σε έναν νέο εαυτό και κατά συνέπεια σε μία νέα ζωή. Κανένας στο παρελθόν δεν έχει τόσο συστηματικά χτίσει και πάνω από όλα θετικά και απλά εξηγήσει πώς λειτουργεί η δημιουργία και πώς εμείς, σαν άτομα, μπορούμε να το εκμεταλλευτούμε, χωρίς όμως να εκμεταλλευόμαστε άλλους ανθρώπους. Το Σύστημα Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού μελετώντας το και εντάσσοντάς το στη ζωή, οδηγεί στη δημιουργία μίας ξεχωριστής προσωπικότητας η οποία είναι γεμάτη αυτοπεποίθηση, κουράγιο και κίνητρο. Εφαρμόζοντας τις αρχές και τους νόμους που μαθαίνονται στο Σύστημα Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού, ο άνθρωπος είναι τόσο γεμάτος ενέργεια που μετατρέπεται σε μαγνήτη για όλα τα όμορφα και καλοπροαίρετα πράγματα. Ταυτόχρονα είναι στις υπηρεσίες της ανθρωπότητας, δείχνοντας την ταπεινότητά του πριν τη δημιουργία και συνεχίζοντας με υπευθυνότητα στη ζωή. Η μελέτη χρειάζεται πειθαρχία και συγκέντρωση. Οι ασκήσεις αποτελούν αναπόσπαστο μέρος και είναι μείζονος σημασίας, καθώς μέσω αυτών πραγματοποιείται η επέκταση της συνείδησης και ο επαναπρογραμματισμός του υποσυνείδητου μυαλού. Με την απλή και μόνο ανάγνωση του βιβλίου, θα υπάρξει μία μικρή πνευματική ικανοποίηση. Αν και τα τελευταία χρόνια η γνώση έχει προχωρήσει πολύ, το Σύστημα Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού εξακολουθεί να σχετίζεται με το σήμερα όπως σχετιζόταν πάντα. Αυτό που έγραψε τότε ο Charles Haanel, σήμερα είναι ακόμα πιο σημαντικό. Τα παλιά συστήματα και οι δομές που δε δημιουργούνταν για το καλό όλων εμπίπτουν σε αυτό- κάτι το οποίο είναι παντού εμφανές. Ταυτόχρονα, επιταχύνοντας της ανάπτυξη της συνείδησης, πολλοί άνθρωποι “αναγκάζονται¨ να αναπροσανατολιστούν δηλαδή να ξανασκεφτούν και να επαναδιαπραγματευτούν γιατί συνειδητοποιούν πως δεν μπορούν και δε θα συνεχίσουν να ζουν με τον τρόπο που ζούσαν μέχρι τώρα. Πολλά μπορούν να αποδοθούν στο Σύστημα Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού, αλλά το πραγματικό όφελος προκύπτει από τη μελέτη την ίδια. Επομένως, χρησιμοποίησε τη δύναμή σου και ζήσε μία ζωή που δεν είχες ούτε ονειρευτεί στο παρελθόν. Εξαρτάται από εσένα. Η κληρονομιά περιμένει να τη διεκδικήσεις. Το βήμα αυτό που πρέπει να κάνεις για τον εαυτό σου, μπορεί και θα μετακινήσει οποιονδήποτε. Σου εγγυώμαι, πως δε θα μετανιώσεις ποτέ αυτό το βήμα στην καινούργια ζωή. Ακριβώς το αντίθετο. Όταν δεις αυτό που συμβαίνει, αυτό που έχει συμβεί στη ζωή μου και συνεχίζει να συμβαίνει, τότε θα είσαι ευγνώμων που ακολούθησες το Σύστημα Θεμελιώδους Κλειδιού.

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