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Teaching From The Vajrasattva Retreat by Lama Zopa

Teaching From The Vajrasattva Retreat is the transcripts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at a three-month Vajrasattva retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha, California, in 1999. The retreat was led by Venerable Marcel Bertels. About 125 people participated, seventy five of them full time, including twenty nuns and monks. In addition, Rinpoche offered weekend public talks, which were attended by […]

The Gates of Chan Buddhism

The Gates of Chan Buddhism by Jing Hui (China 2001). Chan (Zen) in fact is an “impregnable fortress”, without a gate to enter. Suppose there is really a gate, that gate would simply be a method of training to be taken up in the Chan tradition. That is why when a monk asked Master Zhao Zhou (778 […]

Teachings on Chöd by Garchen Rinpoche

Chod means “cutting through” (often translated as: “cutting through dualism“) in Tibetan- severing erroneous concepts about the world of appearances and all illusions regarding the existence of a personal self. The practice of chod is an advanced skillful method that enables practitioners to become free of clinging to false notions and beliefs regarding inherent existence of appearances […]

Lessons in Religion for a Skeptical World by Rodney Collin

Lessons in Religion for a Skeptical World by Rodney Collin. Rodney Collin is one of the most well known of Ouspenky’s students, and a prolific writer. He met Ouspensky in the autumn of 1936. Rodney Collin immediately recognised that he had found what he had been searching for in his reading and travels. Here is Rodney’s […]

Raja Yoga – Guide To Advanced Yoga Techniques

Guide To Advanced Yoga Techniques. In India, the Candidates for Initiation into the science of “Raja Yoga,” when they apply to the Yogi Masters for instruction, are given a series of lessons designed to enlighten them regarding the nature of the Real Self, and to instruct them in the secret knowledge whereby they may develop […]

Commentary on Ngöndro Practice according to The New Treasure of Dudjom

The Buddhist Ngöndro Practice is a condensed form of the entire Dharma expounded by the Buddha, including the teachings of Guru Padmasambhava and many other lineage masters. Nothing has been left out. The ngöndro encompasses all of the essentials which lead to enlightenment and the actualization of this practice is of great benefit for everyone. […]

Sri Aurobindo Vol 10-11 – The Record of Yoga

This is volumes 10-11 of Sri Aurobindo’s collected works. Record of Yoga is a diary of Sri Aurobindo’s yoga between 1909and 1927. He kept it fairly regularly from 1912 to 1920, and alsowrote a few entries in 1909, 1911 and 1927. At different times hegave this diary different names. “Record of Yoga” was the most typical […]

Joyous Cosmology by Alan Watts

Joyous Cosmology – Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciusness – by Alan W. Watts. From the intro: “You are holding in your hand a great human document. But unless you are one of the few Westerners who have (accidentally or through chemical good fortune) experienced a mystical minute of expanded awareness, you will probably not […]

Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill

Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill. Evelyn Underhill was an English writer and pacifist known for her many works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. She was one of the most widely read writers on such matters in the first half of the twentieth century. No other book of its type — until […]

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies by Henry Wace is a valuable resource for anyone interested in early Christian history. His dictionary is a comprehensive compilation of over 800 important Christian characters, challengers, and literature. It features a complete […]

The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation by Padma Sambhava

The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation or, the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind is the last of four books in the Tibetan series, where The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is the first book of the series which describes Buddhist philosophy, psychology and metaphysics. The second book in the series is […]

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu. Systems for dreamwork and dream awareness have been found for millennia within Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Sufism, and traditional cultures throughout the world. These dreamwork systems were and are often still cloaked in secrecy and reserved for the initiate. The recorded dream experiences of traditional peoples […]

Masnavi-I Ma’navi – Teachings of Rumi

The title of Rumis masterwork Masnavi-I Ma’navi means “Rhyming Couplets of Profound Spiritual Meaning.” Rumi himself referred to the Masnavi as “the roots of the roots of the roots of the Islamic Religion.”  The Masnavi is a poetic collection of rambling anecdotes and stories derived from the Quran, hadith sources, and everyday tales. Stories are told to illustrate a […]

A Survey of the Paths of Tibetan Buddhism by Dalai Lama

Download A Survey of the Paths of Tibetan Buddhism by Dalai Lama. From the intro: “In giving an overview of the Buddhadharma, as practiced by the Tibetans, I generally point out that the Buddhism we practice is an integrated form comprising teachings of the low, Bodhisattva and Tantric vehicles, including such paths as the Great Seal. Because quite a […]

A Collection Of Studies On The Tibetan Bon Tradition

The ‘Bon’ religious tradition of Tibet is often misunderstood as just another branch or sect of Buddhism. The historical predominance of Buddhism in all aspects of Tibetan political and social culture since the seventh century is responsible for such misconceptions. ‘Bonpos’, the followers of Bon religion had to endure centuries of persecution and social and […]

The Theory of Conscious Harmony – From the letters of Rodney Collin

Rodney Collin was closely associated with P.D. Ouspensky. In 1948 he moved to Mexico to carry on the study and practice of the ideas received from Ouspensky and Ouspensky’s teacher, Gurdjieff. During the next few years he corresponded with a large number of people, from many walks of life, all over the world, who sought […]

Kundalini the Secret of Yoga by Gopi Krishna

Kundalini the Secret of Yoga. Gopi Krishna points out in Kundalini the Secret of Yoga that there is much more to Yoga than its benefits to health, control over the body and potential for developing paranormal abilities. The significance of Yoga, and the purpose for which the discipline as a whole was really designed, lies in […]

Talks With a Devil by P. D. Ouspensky

Talks With a Devil by P. D. Ouspensky: “I will tell you a fairy tale,” said the Devil, “on one condition: you must not ask me the moral. You may draw any conclusion you like, but please do not question me. As it is, far too many follies are laid at our door, yet we, […]

Psychedelic Shamanism – The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants by Jim DeKorne

Psychedelic Shamanism  The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants 1994 by Jim DeKorne (Full Edition). From the foreword: “Shamanism goes far beyond a primarily self-concerned transcendence of ordinary reality. It is transcendence for a broader purpose, the helping of humankind. The enlightenment of shamanism is the ability to light up what others perceive as darkness, and thereby […]

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka – The Trial. It might be inappropriate to list The Trial by Franz Kafka among Holy books. On the other hand, Kafkas Classic from 1925 is as much a teaching into the unconsciousness as many textbooks we have here, and where would we be without the adjective “Kafkaesque”? We have many other books by Franz […]

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