Becoming the Compassion Buddha

Author: Thubten Yeshe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861713435
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Lama Yeshe was both one of the most beloved Tibetan Buddhist masters of the late twentieth century and a remarkably effective teacher and communicator. Becoming the Compassion Buddha is one of a series of his books that examine key Tantric deity practices in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. As with his book Introduction to Tantra, his teachings make coherent and understandable to the general reader practices that once were considered to be for highly-realized beings only. Lama Yeshe strongly believed practices that help develop compassion and wisdom should not be limited to advanced practitioners, but that the all beings could benefit from them. In this book he provides a commentary on a short guru yoga practice written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This extraordinary book opens new doors for countless readers.

Practicing Wisdom

Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717481
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Like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom focuses on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva's complex and crucial ninth chapter on insight, Practicing Wisdom is a full and detailed follow-up commentary, making it an invaluable statement on the fundamental concept behind Buddhist thought and practice. Shantideva says at the beginning of the final chapter of his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life: "All branches of the Buddha's teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom." Shantideva's ninth chapter is revered in Tibetan Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's core insight, and all other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner. In Practicing Wisdom, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his reputation as a great scholar, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha's Way by illuminating Shantideva's verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and leading the reader through the stages of insight up to the highest view of emptiness. These teachings, delivered in southern France in 1993, have been masterfully translated, edited, and annotated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's primary translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

More Daily Wisdom

Author: Josh Bartok
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 086171296X
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A beautifully packaged gift edition of a year's worth of inspiring Buddhist sayings draws on the richness of Buddhist writings to offer a spiritual cornucopia illuminating life and evoking inspiration in readers day after day. Original.

From the Heart of Chenrezig

Author: Glenn H. Mullin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828928
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The lineage of the reincarnated line of Dalai Lamas has held primary spiritual authority and, until recently, temporal power in Tibet since the beginning of the fifteenth century. The translations in this book represent a curated set of their writings specifically on tantra, the advanced path of Tibetan Buddhism in which practitioners use a variety of methods and techniques to directly overcome delusion and conflicting emotions. If one has the proper training in sutra and tantra, it is said that the path to enlightenment can be traversed swiftly. Glenn H. Mullin, one of the foremost translators of the Dalai Lamas, has selected key texts from eight of the Dalai Lamas that clearly elucidate the proper understanding and context of the tantric system in this lineage.

Cultivating a Compassionate Heart

Author: Thubten Chodron
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781559392426
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Outlines a meditation practice embodied by the Buddhist tradition of Chenrezig, a figure honored by Buddhists for his examples of protection, friendship, and inspiration, in an accessible manual for western readers that explains how to incorporate compassionate practices into daily life. Original.

Luminous Mind

Author: Karma-Ran-Byun-Kun-Khyab-Phrin-Las
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861711181
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Gathers selected teachings and stories that illustrate the principles of Buddhism