Religious Life Buddhism
From the Heart of Tibet
The Biography of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, the Holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1590307658
“The story of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche’s life,” notes the Dalai Lama, “encompasses a remarkably broad range of Tibetan experience over the past fifty years.” This is the story of a young boy, born in 1946 to inherit the role of high-ranking lama. When the Chinese army invaded, his family escaped the country, but he and the other monks in his monastery were rounded up by soldiers and sent to an indoctrination school. After surviving almost two decades of the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, during which time lamas and aristocrats were persecuted and jailed, Chetsang Rinpoche walked out of Tibet alone and found his way to Kathmandu, Nepal. Eventually, after living as a refugee and an immigrant, he fully took on leadership of the Drikung lineage by founding the Drikung Kagyu Institute in India. Since then the teachings of this lineage have spread around the world after nearly being lost.
The Art of Happiness
A Handbook for Living
Hardcover ISBN: 1573221112
Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.
Bones of the Master
A Journey to Secret Mongolia
Paperback ISBN: 0553379089
A Buddhist monk who fled the Chinese persecution of his country returns fifty years later to Tibet and offers a moving memoir of his experiences as he describes his odyssey, with an American friend, back to his birthplace on the edge of the Gobi as he searches for the grave of his elderly Ch'an Buddhist master, Shuih Deng. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Dignity & Discipline
Reviving Full Ordination for Buddhist Nuns
Paperback ISBN: 0861715888
Assesses the evolving role of women in Buddhism and the parallel contributions of Tibetan medicine in history and the modern world, in a collection of essays that explores the ways in which progressive Buddhist women groups are participating in global movements that may promote an acceptance of full ordination status. Original.
A Force for Good
The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World
Hardcover ISBN: 0553394894
The New York Times best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence and decades-long friend of the Dalai Lama presents the values that are central to the Dalai Lama's concept, highlights science that supports the Dalai Lama's beliefs, and offers instructive anecdotes of people and projects already bringing vision into reality.
The Power of an Open Question
The Buddha's Path to Freedom
Paperback ISBN: 1590309278
After years of searching and trying different spiritual practices, the Buddha reached a powerful conclusion: he saw that everything is impermanent and unpredictable, so there is nothing external to himself that he could rely on; and, at the same time, he saw that trying to attain happiness through denying his basic human existence and essential needs would only lead to fixation and confusion. What was the correct path? He couldn't see it. So he continued to consider and investigate the contradiction. By telling the story of the Buddha's awakening, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel shows us that by contemplating hard questions, and by not simply rejecting seeming contradictions in his experience, the Buddha became enlightened. And this method can lead spiritual seekers to their own answers. To learn more, visit thepowerofanopenquestion.com.
The Sun My Heart
From Mindfulness to Insight Contemplation
Paperback ISBN: 0938077120
In this sequel to The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh draws on psychology, philosophy, and contemporary physics to investigate meditation and interdependence. Rooted in Buddhist understanding, The Sun My Heart is at once an intellectual adventure and an inspiration to practice.
The Last Lama Warrior
The Secret Martial Art of Tibet
Paperback ISBN: 1594772851
The Last Lama Warrior is the first English book to reveal the principles and techniques of the Tibetan martial art of Sengueï Ngaro. Author Yogi Tchouzar Pa explains the postures, rules and teachings of this almost vanished Tibetan Buddhist tradition.