A new and precise verse rendition of one of Mahayana Buddhism's finest poetic treatise concerning the bodhisattva's practice and training. The translation by Stephen Batchelor is based upon a commentary by the 14th century Tibetan saint Thogme Zangpo.
The Confessions of Downfalls: The Confession Sutra and vajrasattva Practice
Brian C, Beresford
The Confession Sutra and Vajrasattva Practice The Confession of Downfalls contains translations along with extensive commentaries to the two main sutra and tantra practices of mental purification in Tibetan Buddhism, the Sutra of Three Heaps and the visualization and mantra recitation of Vajrasattva.- The commentaries include excerpts from a sastra by the Indian master Nagarjuna to the Sutra of Three Heaps and both practices are supplemented by verbally transmitted commentaries from The Tibetan lamas Geshe…
Pluvial Nectar of Blessings: A Supplication to the Noble Lama Mahaguru Padmasambhava
HH The Fifth Dalai Lama
This work was written by the th Dali Lama. The prayer is a supplication to Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava written in 24 quatrain verses including a colophon. The verses use a mixture of Budhhist terminology combined with Tibetan historical references to create what is a petition for the welfare of the Tibetan nation during the 17th century.
Paths and Aspirations of the Enlightened Ones is a book of Buddhist teachings drawn from the Kanjur and Tanjur, the two major Tibetan Buddhist canons containing the collection of Buddha’s teachings and their commentaries by Indian masters respectively. Containing prayers exclusively of the Sutrayana Tradition, this book serves as a recitation manual for all pilgrims to the holy places. It can be read at important Buddhist religious ceremonies and also as a daily reading practice for interested individuals.
The important small volume, Advice from Buddha Sakyamuni, on the discipline to be observed by monks following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is based on the Intermediary Verses of the Vinaya Sutra. His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet has composed this work for the benefit of all beings, and gives a concise but thorough commentary on the monastic vows and how to uphold them in a…
The origin of Tara tantra, though dependent on legends and largely anecdoctal, has nevertheless about it a strong feeling of historic time and provides an important and accurate account of the lineages of the Siddhas who worshiped Tara and passed on her Upadesas, revelations and Tantra.
A verbally transmitted teaching elucidating the ordinary as well as the extraordinary practices which are prerequistie for anyone embarking on higher meditations. The explanation is based on a text by the Duk-pa Kagyud Lama, Padma Karpo.
A Hundred Customs and Traditions of Tibetan People
A Hundred Customs and Traditions of Tibetan People puts together everyday beliefs, practices, observances, and mannerisms of living life enriched by thousands of years of spiritual consciousness. Though it is hard to condense the rich customs and traditions of Tibet into it. From ceremonial rites, auspicious days and symbols to everyday beliefs, Tibetan opera and various kinds of dance forms to the five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The tradition of naming a newborn to…