The Experience of the Six Bardos
The Tibetan word bardo is usually associated with life after death. Here, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a very different sense: as the peak experience of any given moment. Our experience of the present moment is always colored by one of six psychological states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the hungry ghost realm (poverty and possessiveness), and the hell realm (aggression and hatred). In relating these realms to the six traditional Buddhist bardo experiences, Trungpa provides an insightful look at the "madness" of our familiar psychological patterns and shows how they present an opportunity to transmute daily experience into freedom.
The Book of Buddhas
Ritual Symbolism Used on Buddhist Statuary and Ritual Objects
The Life of Milarepa
A New Translation from the Tibetan
The Life of Milarepa is the most beloved story of the Tibetan people amd one of the greatest source books for the contemplative life in all world literature. This biography, a true folk tale from a culture now in crisis, can be read on several levels: a personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a profoundly detailed guidebook in the search for consciousness. It presents the quest for spiritual perfection, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint. But it is also a powerful and graphic folk tale, full of magic, disaster, feuds, deceptions, and humor.
This definitive translation, originally published in 1977, was the first to appear in any Western language in half a century and renders this classic of spiritual literature into a simple modern English that reflects the direct power of the original.
The Buddhist Way of Tranquillity and Insight
“a truly practical guide to read, enjoy and use.”—Yoga and Health
Covers all you need to know to establish a meditation practice, with helpful advice and greater detail for those wishing to deepen their experience. A very valuable resource.
It's Easier Than You Think
The Buddhist Way to Happiness
A Buddhist teacher brings the message and tenets of the religion to a larger audience through a collection of simple stories and anecdotes that seek to imply rather than tell the reader the Buddha's wisdom. Reprint. PW.
Tantra in Tibet
In the Wisdom of Tibet series-volumes specially choosen by His Holiness as revealing a true oral tradition.
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The Three Pillars of Zen
Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment
The Western reader is introduced to the basic teaching, practices, and religious character of Zen Buddhism, in a beautiful new edition of the classic introduction to and overview of Zen history and discipline. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
A Path With Heart
A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
A guide to reconciling Buddhist spirituality with the American way of life addresses the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world and offers guidance for bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday experience
The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective
The Dalai Lama teaches with clear and forceful language. These teachings form an essential spiritual discourse.--Publishers Weekly