Tibetan Buddhism, With Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology, and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism.
With Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology, and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism
Paperback ISBN: 0486201309
The historical, doctrinal, ritual, and folk aspects of Lamaism are surveyed extensively in this source book, originally published in 1895
Taming the Tiger
Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness and Universal Compassion
Paperback ISBN: 0892815698
Taming the tiger of the mind is a necessary step on the path to personal growth and self-mastery. With wit and wisdom, Akong Tulku Rinpoche teaches how to confront and subdue the ceaseless mental chatter within. True peace, he explains, may be achieved through a practical program for cultivating awareness and bringing the spiritual into everyday life. Only then may we find the sort of happiness that also brings happiness to others. The author explores the pitfalls that result from our habits of thought. He discusses such things as motivation and compassion and how one can aspire to right conduct through the practice of mindfulness. An introductory guide to using the key concepts of Tibetan Buddhism in everyday life. Includes a series of practical exercises by which to change our patterns of living and thinking. Practiced consistently, these can provide a basis for self-knowledge, mind therapy, and self-healing. 1967, Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (author of Meditation in Action) founded the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in theWest.
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192853864
This accessible volume covers both the teachings of the Buddha and the integration of Buddhism into daily life. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? What or who is the Buddha, and what are his teachings? How has Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how can contemporary dilemmas be faced from a Buddhist perspective? Words such as "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, but what do they really mean? Keown has taught Buddhism at an introductory level for many years, and in this book he provides a lively, challenging response to these frequently asked questions.
What Would Buddha Do?
101 Answers to Life's Daily Dilemmas
Hardcover ISBN: 1569751811
Offering practical solutions to common problems based on the wisdom of the Buddha, the author taps the East's greatest teacher for practical advice on day-to-day matters. Original. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
The Life of Milarepa
A New Translation from the Tibetan
Paperback ISBN: 0140193502
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.
Awakening the Buddha Within
Eight Steps to Enlightenment
Paperback ISBN: 0767901576
Drawing on three decades of learning from the spiritual masters of Asia, an American lama illuminates the sacred wisdom and practices of Buddhism and shows readers how to integrate them into their lives, relationships, and careers. Reprint. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Awakening to the Sacred
Creating a Spiritual Life from Scratch
Paperback ISBN: 0767902750
An American trained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition shows readers the path to creating a healthy, balanced daily spiritual practice using his regimin of prayers, chants, affirmations, rituals, guided meditations, and breathing exercises. Reprint. light. Reprint.