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Acvaghosha’s Discourse on the Awakening of Fait in the Mahayana

Acvaghosha’s Discourse on the Awakening of Fait in the Mahayana. Acvaghosha is a treasured philosopher of Buddhism. His treatise on The Awakening-of Faith is recognized by all Northern Buddhist schools and sects as orthodox and used even to-day in Chinese translations as a text-book for the instruction of Buddhist priests. The original Sanskrit text has […]

Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze

Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze. This anthology seeks to provide insights into Buddhism from a number of unusual angles. It consists of translations from the Pali Canon and the older Sanskrit version Udanavarga as well as both translations from the Japanese Rinzai and Soto traditions. The bulk of authoritative Buddhist writings is truly enormous and […]

A Brief History of the Jamme Tulkus of The Drukpa Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and Their Practice Centre

A Brief History of the Jamme Tulkus of The Drukpa Kagyu Tradition is a remarkable insight into the practices and works of the school also known as “Oral Lineage” or “Whispered Transmission”. The Kagyu is one of the six main sects of the Tibetan Mahamudra Buddhism and it is today divided into three groups, the Karma Kagyu, Drikung […]

Abiding in the Retreat

Abiding in the Retreat by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. One of the Chenrezig practices in Tibetan Buddhism is the Chenrezig practices is the nyung nä. It is a powerful and intensive practice that takes place during a two days retreat.  This book Abiding in the Retreat is a commentary to a nyung nä sadhana composed by Kelzang Gyatso, the […]

Praises to the Twenty-one Taras

Tara is a deity whom all the sects of Tibetan Buddhism has relied upon. Also the ancient Indian masters of the past, such as Atisha, relied on Tara as a special deity. The great Kadampa masters of Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa and all the lineage gurus relied on Tara. In short, when you look at all the holy beings of the four […]

Studies in Japanese Buddhism

Studies in Japanese Buddhism. When Buddhism was introduced into Japan in the sixth century it had passed from India into the lands east of the Caspian Sea and then turned to the east, spreading through China and Korea, and all the time gathering up all that it found on its way. For example, its canonical writings by this time had assumed […]

Daily Reflections – Advice from Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubthen Chonyi

This book then is a compilation of Khen Rinpoche’s opening remarks and motivations at a five year study program launched at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, an affiliate of the FPMT, in August 2003 at the request of its spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. These teachings offer valuable advice related to our Dharma studies and practice: how to check whether our practices […]

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha are based on translations done by Anandajoti Bhikku, who published this work in 2010. The earliest recorded discourses of the Buddha centers around the period not long after the Awakening. We have three records of this period, they are the Lalitavistara, which originally seems to have belonged to the […]

Bodhisattva Attitude – How to Dedicate Your Life to Others by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Bodhisattva Attitude – How to Dedicate Your Life to Others by Lama Zopa Rinpoche  brings together several motivations taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to be used first thing each morning to generate a bodhicitta motivation. Rinpoche particularly emphasizes the need for have a very clear direction and purpose in life.  Enlightenment depends on first generating bodhicitta, and training our minds in these motivations […]

A Commentary on Attitude-Training Like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

A Commentary on Attitude-Training Like the Rays of the Sun is an unpublished transcript by Namkapel of teachings given by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to an audience with many new arrivals from Tibet in Dharamsala, India, May 9–15, 1985. The text here has been translated by Alexander Berzin. These teachings are mostly concerned with developing the awakening mind, […]

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