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Lankavatara Sutra A Mahayana Text

The Lankavatara Sutra – A Mahayana text translated for the first time from the original Sanskrit by DAISETZ TEITARO SUZUKI. The Lankavatara Sutra is one of nine principal, and one of the most important, texts of Mahayana Buddhism. Lankavatara literally means “entering into Lanka”. Lanka is one of the islands in the south of India, […]

Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara Sutras

The Heart Sutra is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature, and along with the Diamond Sutra, is perhaps the most prominent representative of the genre. Its Sanskrit name Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya literally translates to the “Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.” This version alos has includes the Diamond and […]

The Diamond Sutra – A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajña Paramita Sutra by Dhyana Master Hsüan Hua

The Diamond Sutra, along with The Heart Sutra, are among the most popular works of the Prajnaparamita group of Sutras. Indeed they are among the most popular Sutras within the Mahayana cannon as a whole.  This translation has been prepared by the Buddhist Text Translation Society of the Sino-American Buddhist Association, under the auspices of Gold Mountain […]

The Surangama Sutra

The Surangama Sutra is one of the most important texts in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhism tradition. It deals with the worthlessness of the Dharma when unaccompanied by samadhi power, and the importance of moral precepts as a foundation for the Buddhist practice. Also stressed is the theme of how one effectively combats delusions that may arise during […]

Transforming Problems Into the Dharma Path by Thubten Gyatso

Transforming Problems Into the Dharma Path by Thubten Gyatso is a set of lessons about the transformation of both adverse and happy situations into the Dharma Path with skill, to make them worthwhile and beneficial to ourselves and others. The whole Path, all of the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, leads towards the understanding of our situation […]

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 […]

The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Thubten Yeshe

The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Thubten Yeshe consists of three teachings. The first one, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” was given in France in 1982, during an sponsored tour of Europe by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Just before His Holiness’s scheduled teachings at Institut Vajra Yogini, His Holiness manifested illness […]

Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra

Here is the entire Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra ebook in Robert A. F. Thurmans translation. The ancient 100 page sutra teaches the meaning of nonduality among other themes. An important aspect of this text is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats and bodhisattvas by the layman Vimalakīrti, who expounds the […]

Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra

The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra or Vimalakīrti Sūtra translated by Robert A. F. Thurman is a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra. The sutra explains the meaning of nonduality directly with the words of the Buddha. An important aspect of this scripture is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats and bodhisattvas by the […]

The Tree of Enlightenment by Dr Peter Della Santina

For twenty-five years Peter Della Santina has been a student of H.H. Sakya Trizin, leader of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism and of eminent abets of the Sakya Tradition. He has practiced Buddhist meditation and has completed a number of retreats. He has published several books and articles in academic journals. Here is his […]

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