Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava

Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-10-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0834822903

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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.

The Teachings of Padmasambhava

The Teachings of Padmasambhava
Author: Herbert V. Guenther
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1996
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9004105425

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This pioneering study sheds new light on the development of Buddhist ideas as introduced by the visionary Padmasambhava. It is based on primary source material and highlights the experiential aspects of process-oriented thinking.

Natural Liberation

Natural Liberation
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780861717248

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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.

Dakini Teachings

Dakini Teachings
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2004-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9627341363

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The words of advice collected here are part of the ancient tradition of religious texts known as terma that were hidden in secret places during the first spread of Buddhism in Tibet in the ninth century.

Lady of the Lotus Born

Lady of the Lotus Born
Author: Gyalwa Changchub,Namkhai Nyingpo,Yeshe Tsogyal
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002-02-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781570625442

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The first Tibetan to attain complete enlightenment was in all probability the woman Yeshe Tsogyal, the closest disciple of Padmasambhava, the master who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. This classical text is not only a biography but also an inspiring example of how the Buddha's teaching can be put into practice. Lady of the Lotus-Born interweaves profound Buddhist teachings with a colorful narrative that includes episodes of adventure, court intrigue, and personal searching. The book will appeal to students of Tibetan Buddhism and readers interested in the role of women in Buddhism and world religions.

White Lotus

White Lotus
Author: Jamgon Mipham
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2015-09-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781611802931

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The commentary translated in these pages is unusual and rare. But if the commentary is a rarity, its subject matter—the seven-line invocation of Padmasambhava—is one of the best-known prayers in the Tibetan Buddhist world. The overall significance of the Seven-Line Prayer is perhaps best appreciated in relation to a practice called guru-yoga, or "union with the nature of the guru." The purpose of guru-yoga is to purify and deepen the student's relationship with his or her teacher. It is introduced as one of the preliminary practices, and it remains crucial—in fact, its importance increases—as one progresses through the more advanced levels of the tantric path. The cultivation of devotion to the guru and the blending of one's mind with his or her enlightened mind is, in the words of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, "the most vital and necessary of all practices and is in itself the surest and fastest way to reach the goal of enlightenment." Regarding the origin of this commentary, Mipham refers in the colophon to an event that triggered the abrupt appearance in his mind of the hidden meaning of the prayer. It is interesting to note that the language Mipham uses suggests that the commentary itself is not an ordinary composition but perhaps a treasure teaching, specifically a "mind-treasure" or gongter.

Dzogchen Essentials

Dzogchen Essentials
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2004
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9627341533

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The Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice known as Dzogchen is a pragmatic method for getting in touch with the pure, clear awareness that is hidden under our constant flow of anxious thoughts. Dzogchen Essentials makes available the methods to meet and utilize this rich spiritual path. Marcia Binder Schmidt, a long time, close attendant to one of the foremost Dzogchen Masters of the last century, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, has put together the most comprehensive and accessible collection of the essential instructions vital to this subject. She has organized them into a handbook for the genuine trainee of this tradition. The book includes a useful preface an introductory teaching by a leading Dzogchen Master as well as classical and original pieces that impart crucial explanations. This is a book for the layperson as well as the scholar. For centuries, Dzogchen has been a secretly held and privately transmitted teaching, which was unknown beyond the confines of Tibetan culture. But that changed in the final decades of the last century, as many Tibetans saw the long-awaited unfolding of a famous ninth-century prophecy: "When the Dark Age is rampant, the Dzogchen teachings will blaze like wildfire."

Hidden Teachings of Tibet

Hidden Teachings of Tibet
Author: Thondup (Tulku.)
Publsiher: Wisdom Publications (MA)
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1986
Genre: Buddhist philosophy
ISBN: UVA:X001182056

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