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.

Steps to the Great Perfection

Steps to the Great Perfection
Author: Jigmé Lingpa
Publsiher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 9781559394772
ISBN 13: 1559394773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steps to the Great Perfection Book Review:

The first-ever English translation of mind-training contemplations from the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. A compilation of teachings on the seven contemplations, an ancient system of mind-training/lojong teachings that has been preserved as part of a rare set of instructions on Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection. This book is unique because although the lojong teachings of the Kadam tradition are well known, this is the first time the mind-training teachings from the Dzogchen tradition have been presented in an English translation, and most Western scholars and practitioners are unaware that such mind-training techniques even exist in Dzogchen. The contemplations themselves are vividly described, and some unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator imagines himself or herself as the main character. Thus, they are quite accessible for beginning practitioners.

Steps to the Great Perfection

Steps to the Great Perfection
Author: Jigmé Lingpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1559394544
ISBN 13: 9781559394543
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.

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.

Practicing the Great Perfection

Practicing the Great Perfection
Author: Shechen Gyaltsap IV
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
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.

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.

Oathbringer

Oathbringer
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 1248
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0765399830
ISBN 13: 9780765399830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oathbringer Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game. In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance. Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified. Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together—and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past—even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Fearless Lion s Roar

The Fearless Lion s Roar
Author: Nyoshul Khenpo
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 0834800195
ISBN 13: 9780834800199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fearless Lion s Roar Book Review:

This volume is a heartfelt, intimate presentation of the entire system of the Nyingma tradition from sutra to tantra to Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, and how through it, modern-day practitioners can succeed in attaining fully realized buddhahood. Inspiring stories of the great masters Longchenpa and Jigme Lingpa kindle the prerequisites of faith and devotion that are the basis for the practices that follow. The Tibetan Buddhist master Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje gave these talks during a three-year retreat in France from 1982 to 1985.

The Wagner Story Book

The Wagner Story Book
Author: William Henry Frost
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4064066181864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wagner Story Book Book Review:

"The Wagner Story Book" by William Henry Frost. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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.

Entrance to the Great Perfection

Entrance to the Great Perfection
Author: Anonim
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.

Directorium Asceticum

Directorium Asceticum
Author: John Baptist Scaramelli,John Baptist Scaramelli Sj,Brother Hermenegild
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2013-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781484051559
ISBN 13: 1484051556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directorium Asceticum Book Review:

This is a four volume set of books. This is volume 1 The" Guide to the Spiritual Life," as it is called in this edition, although more immediately addressed to Directors of souls, may be used with advantage by all Christians who aspire to perfection. The author himself makes this remark in his Preface or Introduction. It is essentially a practical work, being intended to supply a defect which the author observed in the treatises of previous writers. These had indeed delivered excellent maxims of perfection, but not in such a form as to be immediately applicable to the needs of individual souls. F. Scaramelli has not failed to set forth the scientific, theological, basis of each branch of his subject, following herein mainly the doctrine of St Thomas; but he has always kept before his eyes the needs of those Priests who would desire to have some assistance in directing souls called to something higher than the ordinary Christian life. Each volume contains a Skeleton outline for sermons for the Sunday s of the year, treating of the material dealt with in that particular volume. Volume 1 contains The Means to Arrive at Christian Perfection, which include the Desire of Perfection, choice of a good director, reading of spiritual books, meditation on the maxims of our faith, mental and vocal prayer, the presence of God, Confession, daily examination of conscience, frequent Communion and devotion to the Saints, especially the Blessed Virgin Mary. Volume 2 contains Hindrances in the path to Christian perfection with the means to overcome them, which include the sense of touch, sense of taste, sense of sight, sense of hearing, sense of smell, the use of the tongue in speech, ill-regulated and unmortified passions, love of worldly goods and riches, love of worldly honor and glory, attacks of the devil and scruples. Volume 3 contains the Immediate Dispositions for Christian Perfection which are found through prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. These are also found through the virtues of religion, devotion, obedience, patience, chastity, meekness and humility. Volume 4 contains the Essence of Christian Perfection, which comes from the three Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Charity is divided into love of God, conformity with His holy will and love of neighbor. This volume concludes with an index to the entire set of books.

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.

The Great Adventures of Hotdog Man

The Great Adventures of Hotdog Man
Author: David L. Baer
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 9781537402086
ISBN 13: 1537402080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Adventures of Hotdog Man Book Review:

Dr. Mustard has brought back every evil monster that Hotdog Man has defeated, using the dreaded Book of Blueberries, now our heroes must save the world once more using new more powerful abilities!

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.

How to Chip Like a Pro in 4 Simple Steps

How to Chip Like a Pro in 4 Simple Steps
Author: Frank Muir
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2015-07-21
ISBN 10: 9781515144793
ISBN 13: 1515144798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Chip Like a Pro in 4 Simple Steps Book Review:

SELF HELP BOOKLET FOR GOLFERS. 4 SIMPLE STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHIPPING AND CONFIDENCE AROUND THE GREENS

Senior Satisfaction Revealed

Senior Satisfaction Revealed
Author: Patty Hopker
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2012-12-28
ISBN 10: 9781481867900
ISBN 13: 1481867903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Senior Satisfaction Revealed Book Review:

Senior Satisfaction Revealed is a real life book, discussing real life issues of aging. It will empower you to tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose and realize all your ambitions. This book is a collection of good ideas, and filled with memorable and inspiring stories, structured in a way to give you the proven blueprint you need to achieve any goal you desire through your Senior years. Use this communication tool to let your loved ones and professional support systems know exactly what you want, need and desire out of life today. The principles used are proven and the results you'll experience will be extradinary!

Whitby After Dark

Whitby After Dark
Author: Stella Coulson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2016-03-19
ISBN 10: 9781326489168
ISBN 13: 132648916X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whitby After Dark Book Review:

Lenore Lee wants nothing more than to make new friends in her new town of Whitby, Yorkshire, and to forget about the disturbing dreams that hold her captive at night. But what she discovers in Whitby, might be even more disturbing than the dreams. Dreams which may hold the key to her survival in the hidden world of the Supernatural...

Seven Giant Steps to Achieving Your Destiny

Seven Giant Steps to Achieving Your Destiny
Author: Wayne B. Belton
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781467561044
ISBN 13: 1467561045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Giant Steps to Achieving Your Destiny Book Review: