Songs of Spiritual Experience

Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570629112
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A remarkable collection of Tibetan religious verse--of interest to students of any spiritual tradition. The first major anthology of Tibetan spiritual poetry available in the West, Songs of Spiritual Experience offers original translations of fifty-two poems from all the traditions and schools of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. These poems communicate spiritual insight with grace and precision, addressing the themes of impermanence, solitude, guru devotion, emptiness, mystic consciousness, and the path of awakening. Also included here is a thorough introduction exploring the characteristics of Tibetan verse and its role in Buddhism and a glossary containing notes on the poems.

Pachi Tanglang Chuan

Author: Yu-Chang Su
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9788230326503
Format: PDF, ePub
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A treatise on Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu, Guoshu, Kung Fu) by a world famous master, focusing on three styles: Pachi Chuan, Pikua Chang and Tanglang Chuan (Praying Mantis), including their histories, internal energy and applications. With hitherto unpublished information from a pure lineage in the line of Master Liu Yun-Qiao and the Wutan Institute. Many original pictures.

The practice of Dzogchen

Author: Kloṅ-chen-pa Dri-med-ʼod-zer
Publisher: Snow Lion Pubns
ISBN:
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One of the most comprehensive works on the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.--Glenn H. Mullin, Tibetan Review

Tibetan Sound Healing

Author: Tenzin Wangyal-Rinpoche
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604077468
Format: PDF
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"It is my sincere desire that this simple and elegant practice of the Five Warrior Syllables, which is based on the highest teachings of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition of which I am a lineage holder, will benefit many beings in the West. Please receive it with my blessing, and bring it into your life. Let it support you to become kind and strong and clear and awake."—Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche One of the world's oldest unbroken spiritual traditions is the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. This wisdom path has survived, thanks to the efforts of a handful of dedicated lamas such as Bön lineage holder Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Now, with Tibetan Sound Healing, you can connect to the ancient sacred sounds of the Bön practice—and through them, activate the healing potential of your natural mind. The Bön healing tradition invokes the Five Warrior Syllables—"seed" sounds that bring us to the essential nature of mind and release the boundless creativity and positive qualities that are fundamental to it. Through the medicine of sound, you can clear obstacles in your body, your energy and emotions, and the subtle sacred dimensions of your being. In this integrated book-and-CD learning program, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche gives you the tools to access wisdom and compassion and use the vibration of sacred sound to cultivate the healing power within your body's subtle channels. The spiritual heritage of the Bön is rich with methods to guide all beings on the path to liberation. With Tibetan Sound Healing, you are invited to learn from a master of this ancient lineage—and discover the power of sacred sound to purify your body, connect with your inherent perfection and completeness, and awaken spiritual virtue.

Krishnamacharya

Author: A.G. Mohan
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822498
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is a personal tribute to "the father of modern yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and notes, and Krishnamacharya’s diaries and recorded material, to present a detailed and fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and his own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.

Awakening the Sacred Body

Author: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401929478
Format: PDF, ePub
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The power of the breath has been recognized for millennia as an integral part of health and well-being. In Awakening the Sacred Body, teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche makes accessible the ancient art of Tibetan breath and movement practices. In clear, easy-to-understand language, he outlines the theory and processes of two powerful meditations-the Nine Breathings of Purification and the Tsa Lung movements-that can help you change your relationship to yourself, to others, and to the world. The simple methods presented in Awakening the Sacred Body and on the accompanying DVD focus on clearing and opening your energetic centers to allow the natural human qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity to arise. When sadness releases, joy is able to arise. When anger releases, love becomes available. When prejudice releases, equanimity prevails. and when lack of kindness ceases, compassion is present. These practices, which focus the mind and breath together while performing specific body movements, will help you discover your inner wisdom and express your greatest potential.

Great Perfection

Author: Dzogchen Rinpoche
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 155939823X
Format: PDF
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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.

Describing the Indescribable

Author: Hsing Yun
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718267
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The Diamond Sutra is revered throughout Asia as one of the Buddha's most profound expressions of the nature of reality. A gem among the vast Perfection of Wisdom literature, the Diamond Sutra elicits an experience of eternal truth through its use of a seemingly paradoxical style, as the reader goes back and forth between "what is" and "what is not." Master Hsing Yun skillfully plumbs the depths of the Diamond Sutra, illuminating for us its power to change who we are and how we interpret our world.

Healing with Form Energy and Light

Author: Tenzin Wangyal
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the highest teachings, the elements are understood to be the radiance of being and are accessed through pure awareness. This book offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels.