Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity, is a Buddhist deity whose Tibetan name means “liberator,” signaling her ability to free beings from the delusion and ignorance that keep them trapped in ever-recurring patterns of negativity. She embodies a challenge, but one that is profoundly nurturing: to transform our minds and become like her, reflecting the tranquility, compassion, and wisdom that make her so beautiful.
Thubten Chodron describes a simple meditation on Tara, explaining its benefits and its application to daily life. She also presents two well-loved praises—“Homage to the Twenty-one Taras” and “A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible”—together with reflections on their meanings for modern practitioners.
This is truly a book for everyone, and probably one of the most important to have among your Buddhist book collection. By pulling together some of Lama Yeshe’s introductory teachings on Buddhism, meditation, compassion and emptiness, and combining them with the definitive explanation of tantra, this one valuable volume will inspire students to go more deeply into the Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya–a tantric practice. Lama helps us to understand all the ways we can use meditation to develop transformation and gain transcendent experiences. It’s still important to find a fully-qualified teacher like Lama or seek out a group deity yoga retreat, but this new offering from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive is a very good explanation of Universal Love. Highly recommended. - Mandala Magazine
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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.
This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as:What is the goal of the Buddhist path? What is karma? If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? How can we deal with fear? How do I establish a regular meditation practice? What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? What is Buddha-nature? Why can't we remember our past lives?
──敦珠法王 本書所講述的教法是由十九世紀伏藏大師敦珠林巴原著，原文完整的標題名稱是《不依執修之佛果──自性大圓滿現證本來面目教導》，在藏地多稱為《囊將（淨化顯相）》，內容屬於大圓滿教法中「立斷」的教法。此教法的論體，採用作者在夢中或定中與祖師、菩薩、成就佛果者對話的方式，詮釋次第和成就稱謂。 原論加上敦珠林巴的立即轉世、業已圓寂的寧瑪派法王敦珠仁波切在生前編輯整理原文和攝義科判，再加上由尊貴的嘉初仁波切在1991至1992年在美國新墨西哥州桑塔費以藏文講解，由桑傑康卓女士英譯的文稿，集合起來翻譯成中文所組成。 這部由偉大的伏藏師敦珠林巴書寫的伏藏啟示，是今世和未來世一個舉足輕重的佛法教導。該教法原屬於秘密大圓滿口訣部秘密心髓法教，一向不輕易傳授。但如今只要對於擁有這個傳承有堅強的信念，和願意靜慮觀照傳承祖師和現存傳法者與最終實相的關係，這個教法將向他們展示其奧秘。