Steps to the Great Perfection

Steps to the Great Perfection
Author: Jigme Lingpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10: 0834840316
ISBN 13: 9780834840317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Steps to the Great Perfection Book Review:

The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language. The main text translated here, The Steps to Liberation, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, since its instructions are pithy and direct, and experiential rather than scholarly. The contemplations on core Buddhist principles like impermanence and karma, intended for beginning meditators, unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator is to vividly imagine himself or herself as the main character who undergoes a sequence of experiences that result in transformative realizations. They distill the most essential teachings of the Buddha into a practical system that can be easily implemented in a daily meditation practice. At the same time, they bring together the most foundational Buddhist teachings with the profound methods of the Vajrayana (the esoteric teachings of Buddhist tantra). This is the hallmark of Dzogchen mind training and what sets it apart from other mind-training lineages.

Approaching the Great Perfection

Approaching the Great Perfection
Author: Sam Van Schaik
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-02-08
ISBN 10: 0861719123
ISBN 13: 9780861719129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Approaching the Great Perfection Book Review:

Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the highest meditative practice of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the Great Perfection looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are presented here, along with extensive analysis by van Schaik of a core tension within Buddhism: Does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once? Though these two positions are often portrayed by modern scholars as entrenched polemical views, van Schaik explains that both tendencies are present within each of the Tibetan Buddhist schools. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a great illustration of this balancing act, using the rhetoric of both sides to propel his students along the path of the Great Perfection.

Practicing the Great Perfection

Practicing the Great Perfection
Author: Shechen Gyaltsap IV
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 0834842939
ISBN 13: 9780834842939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Practicing the Great Perfection Book Review:

A collection of essential instructions on the practice of Dzogchen, or The Great Perfection, from one of the great early 20th century Buddhist masters. Shechen Gyaltsap (1871-1926) was widely recognized as one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. He lived a life of complete devotion and commitment to monastic discipline and study, and became the root teacher of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who said of Shechen Gyaltsap's teachings that they were "worth more than all the gold in the entire world." This collection, intended for the advanced Buddhist practitioner who has received initiation from a qualified master, provides the essential instructions of Dzogchen, or Great Perfection, practice. Written with a clear simplicity that belies their profundity, the teachings give practical and pointed advice on how students should meditate and behave in ordinary life. The work begins with an extensive reflection on the problem of self-clinging and the analytical meditation designed to uproot it, and proceeds to more specific instructions for the mind practice itself.

Approaching the Great Perfection

Approaching the Great Perfection
Author: Sam Van Schaik
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-02-08
ISBN 10: 0861719123
ISBN 13: 9780861719129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Approaching the Great Perfection Book Review:

Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the highest meditative practice of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the Great Perfection looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are presented here, along with extensive analysis by van Schaik of a core tension within Buddhism: Does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once? Though these two positions are often portrayed by modern scholars as entrenched polemical views, van Schaik explains that both tendencies are present within each of the Tibetan Buddhist schools. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a great illustration of this balancing act, using the rhetoric of both sides to propel his students along the path of the Great Perfection.

Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two

Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two
Author: Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche,Jigme Lingpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN 10: 083482857X
ISBN 13: 9780834828575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two Book Review:

This second and concluding volume of Jigme Lingpa’s classic Treasury of Precious Qualities is presented together with a detailed commentary by Kangyur Rinpoche. Composed in the form of a lamrim, or presentation of the stages of the path, the first volume set out the teachings of the sutras. The present volume continues this same structure and is a general description of the tantra teachings followed by an exposition of the Great Perfection, which in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism is regarded as the summit of all vehicles and the final stage of the path of spiritual training. The section on the tantras is a compendious presentation of all important issues: lineage, empowerment, the generation and perfection stages, and samaya. The section on the Great Perfection is arranged according to the classification of Ground, Path, and Result and gives an extremely clear introduction to the doctrinal background that underpins the practice of this unique system.

Entrance to the Great Perfection

Entrance to the Great Perfection
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2010-02-16
ISBN 10: 1559397934
ISBN 13: 9781559397933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Entrance to the Great Perfection Book Review:

Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection. It contains classic commentaries by the renowned Tibetan masters Jigme Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, alongside a lively contemporary discussion by filmmaker, author, and spiritual teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse that discusses how to incorporate these ancient practices into the fast-paced lifestyle of the Western world. Also included are a lengthy introduction to the world of Tibetan Buddhism and its meditative practices, as well as the long and short preliminary practice liturgies and numerous appendices on the nine yanas and other topics. The ngöndro or preliminary practice is treasured in the Ancient School of Tibetan Buddhism as vital for effecting a profound inner transformation and as a foundation for the very highest teachings of the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen. In particular, the Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro—revealed by the great saint Jigme Lingpa following a series of visions in which he was blessed by the omniscient Longchen Rabjam and received the transmission of his wisdom mind—has long been cherished by followers of all traditions on account of its power, depth, and poetic beauty.

Great Perfection

Great Perfection
Author: Dzogchen Rinpoche
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-15
ISBN 10: 155939823X
ISBN 13: 9781559398237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Great Perfection Book Review:

In the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, the Great Perfection is considered the most profound and direct path to enlightenment. The instructions of this tradition present a spiritual shortcut—a radically direct approach that cuts through confusion and lays bare the mind's true nature of luminous purity. For centuries, these teachings have been taught and practiced in secret by some of the greatest adepts of the Buddhist tradition. Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries contains detailed instructions on the foundational practices of this tradition, from "The Excellent Chariot," a practice manual compiled by the Third Dzogchen Rinpoche. Distilling the teachings of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis into an accessible, easy-to-practice format, The Excellent Chariot leads the reader through the entire Buddhist path, starting with basic Buddhist contemplations that work to dislodge deeply ingrained patterns of thinking and behaving, and continuing on to the most advanced and secret meditative practices of the Great Perfection. The teachings in this volume are drawn largely from the writings of the great Nyingma master Longchenpa and the root texts of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis itself. The Third Dzogchen Rinpoche begins by discussing the correct way to study and practice the Great Perfection teachings before presenting an overview of the Great Perfection lineage and an explanation on the meaning and importance of empowerment. In the chapters that follow, he presents practical instructions on the outer and inner preliminaries, the so-called "ngöndro" practices. These practices enable the practitioner to transform and purify the mind, preparing it for the advanced Great Perfection meditation of Trekchö and Tögal, the breakthrough and direct leap. In addition to the translation mentioned above, Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries contains a beautiful introduction by the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, a contemporary Great Perfection master, and an extensive glossary of key Great Perfection terminology.

The Great Perfection (rDzogs Chen)

The Great Perfection (rDzogs Chen)
Author: Samten Gyaltsen Karmay
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789004087927
ISBN 13: 9004087923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Dzogchen

Dzogchen
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Richard Barron
Publsiher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062864171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dzogchen Book Review:

These teachings on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, were given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Western students in Europe and North America. He offers the reader an unprecedented glimpse into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation.

Natural Liberation

Natural Liberation
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-04
ISBN 10: 0861717244
ISBN 13: 9780861717248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Natural Liberation Book Review:

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.

The Seven Steps to Spiritual Perfection According to St. Gregory the Great

The Seven Steps to Spiritual Perfection According to St. Gregory the Great
Author: Gerard G. Carluccio
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1949
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:162662049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Book 13

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Book 13
Author: Choying Tobden Dorje
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0834841061
ISBN 13: 9780834841062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Book 13 Book Review:

Chöying Tobden Dorje's magnum opus presented in English for the first time, in an authoritative translation prepared under the auspices of well-known and highly respected Tibetan teachers and translators. In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a yogin and scholar of northeastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a mantra practitioner for the benefit of mantra practitioners living among the lay community, it was intended to be informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed view of the Buddhist path according to the early translation school of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the vast range of Buddhist teachings from the initial steps to the highest esoteric teachings of great perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus appears in English here for the first time. Book 13 presents the philosophical systems of India and Tibet, according to the writings of Longchen Rabjam and the revelations of Orgyan Lingpa. First, it discusses the views attributed to classical Hinduism, Jainism, materialism, and nihilism. Second, it describes the standpoints of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika exponents of the lesser vehicle, exemplified by pious attendants and hermit buddhas, and the Cittamatra (“mind only”) and Madhyamaka (“middle way”) commentators of the great vehicle, exemplified by great bodhisattva beings. Third, it analyzes the inner and outer vehicles of the Buddhist tantras, with an emphasis on the three classes of the great perfection. Fourth, it documents the lines of philosophical transmission within Tibet, including Bon, Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Kadampa, and Geluk. It concludes with an extract from a well-known treatise of the Fifth Dalai Lama, applying the techniques of consequential reasoning to the first chapter of Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Phenomenology.

The Practice of Lojong

The Practice of Lojong
Author: Traleg Kyabgon
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780834826618
ISBN 13: 0834826615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Practice of Lojong Book Review:

For many centuries Indian and Tibetan Buddhists have employed this collection of pithy, penetrating Dharma slogans to develop compassion, equanimity, lovingkindness, and joy for others. Known as the lojong—or mind-training—teachings, these slogans have been the subject of deep study, contemplation, and commentary by many great masters. In this volume, Traleg Kyabgon offers a fresh translation of the slogans as well as in-depth new commentary of each. After living among and teaching Westerners for over twenty years, his approach is uniquely insightful into the ways that the slogans could be misunderstood or misinterpreted within our culture. Here, he presents a refreshing and clarifying view, which seeks to correct points of confusion.

One Breath at a Time

One Breath at a Time
Author: Kevin Griffin
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1635651816
ISBN 13: 9781635651812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


One Breath at a Time Book Review:

Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you to live a better, healthier life. Many in recovery turn to the Twelve Steps to overcome their addictions, but struggle with the spiritual program. But what they might not realize is that Buddhist teachings are intrinsically intertwined with the lessons of the Twelve Steps, and offer time-tested methods for addressing the challenges of sobriety. In what is considered the cornerstone of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, Kevin Griffin shares his own extraordinary journey to sobriety and how he integrated the Twelve Steps of recovery with Buddhist mindfulness practices. With a new foreword by William Alexander, the author of Ordinary Recovery, One Breath at a Time takes you on a journey through the Steps, examining critical ideas like Powerlessness, Higher Power, and Moral Inventory through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that presents techniques and meditations for finding clarity and awareness in your life, just as it has for thousands of addicts and alcoholics.

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment
Author: Lhundub Sopa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2004-06-15
ISBN 10: 0861713036
ISBN 13: 9780861713035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Book Review:

Geshe Lhundub Sopa's Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path, Tsongkhapa's monumental Lamrim Chenmo. This volume is the first of five volumes transmitting a discourse Geshe Sopa delivered to Western students over a twenty-year period. Unrivaled in its comprehensiveness, this text will be ideal for those who want a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy and will be especially invaluable for practitioners who want to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives. The graduated series of teachings are meant to be studied, contemplated, and finally absorbed within meditation until the mind and heart are cleared of their obscurations and the practitioner perfects wisdom and compassion in the state of full enlightenment.

The Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1590307666
ISBN 13: 9781590307663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Heart of the Buddha Book Review:

Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan meditation master, discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha,” an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses. The book is divided into three parts. In “Personal Journey,” the author discusses the qualities of openness, inquisitiveness, and good humor that characterize the enlightened Buddha-nature in everyone. In “Stages on the Path,” he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In “Working with Others,” he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddhareflects Trungpa's great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Author: Gampopa
Publsiher: Shambhala
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 1559398728
ISBN 13: 9781559398725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Jewel Ornament of Liberation Book Review:

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the complete foundation for study and practice—from beginning to Buddhahood. Includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding the spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha.

Tantric Practice in Nying-ma

Tantric Practice in Nying-ma
Author: Khetsun Sangpo (Rinbochay),Khetsun Sangpo Rinbochay
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X006053909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Lazy Perfection

Lazy Perfection
Author: Jenny Patinkin
Publsiher: Running Press Adult
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 0762461454
ISBN 13: 9780762461455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lazy Perfection Book Review:

A grown-up's guide to makeup, a primer on the best time-saving techniques, and an inspiring, easy way to update your look--Lazy Perfection is the busy woman's guide to looking her best, with minimal effort and stunning results. Every woman wants to look like the best version of her self--natural, radiant, and confident. But who has the time to master complicated steps, or the patience to sift through the glut of choices at the beauty counters? Celebrated makeup artist Jenny Patinkin cuts through the confusion and clutter with her "lazy perfection" approach to beauty, replacing complex techniques and hard-to-wear trends with a streamlined, sophisticated approach to makeup.. Here you'll find guidance on finding a beauty routine that works for you--without a lot of involved steps or overpriced products. Guiding you through an initial makeup drawer purge, through setting beauty priorities, to crafting a finished look, Jenny gives you real-life tips for spending your limited time (and budget) to achieve the results you want. With Lazy Perfection you'll know that you're putting your best face forward--minus the fuss!

Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava

Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780834822900
ISBN 13: 0834822903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava Book Review:

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.