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Art of Attention

Art of Attention is written by Pannyavaro, who founded Buddhanet.net back in 1993 – one of the oldest and most comprehensive Buddhist websites. This book was written to be published on the site.  The author states in the foreword that the art of attention is the common thread underpinning all schools of Buddhist meditation: Mahamudra in the Tibetan […]

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – PDF ebook

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – or the Bardo Thodol is the English translation of the famous Tibetan death text, The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State. Bardo Thodol means “liberation by hearing on the after death plane”, it was originally written in Tibetan and is meant to be a guide for […]

An Introduction to Mahamudra Meditation by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa

An Introduction to Mahamudra Meditation by The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa is an important guide to the technique. During the flourishing of the Mahamudra teachings in India  in the 8th to 12th centuries there were innumerable people who practiced Mahamudra and who then attained realization through this practice. Literally Mahamudra means  “great seal” or “great symbol.” It is […]

A Brief Overview of the Bardo by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa

A Brief Overview of the Bardo by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa is a great companion to The Tibetan Book of the Dead or The Bardo Thodol. In this short text the author gives a modern overview of the bardos and stages we go through during the days after death. At the same time Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa outlines what specific meditations […]

Illumination of the Path to Freedom by His Holiness the First Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup

Illumination of the Path to Freedom by His Holiness the First Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup (1391-1474), is a commentary to a much older Tibetan classic:  The Treasure House of Knowledge, written by the Master Vasubandhu (350 AD). Dalai Lama starts out with an entertaining discussion about Tibetan versus Sanskrit – Tibet versus India: “If a commentary […]

The Sacred Books of the East – all 50 volumes

The Sacred Books of the East is an enormous project undertaken by Max Müller and various authors from 1879 and 1910. The group’s work was published by Oxford University Press and to this day many of the translations are the only ones existing or the most precise. These translations might be some of the most […]

Dzogchen: Four introductory texts on Dzogchen

These books are meant as introductions to the Mahayana Buddhist system know as Dzogchen. There are indications that Dzogchen is a practice that is hundreds of years older than Buddhism itself, but it has been incorporated as advanced techniques into  the practices of Tibetan Buddhism. The four books are from the Berzin Archiches, you might […]

Living Nonduality – Enlightenment Teachings of Self-Realization by Robert Wolfe

Living Nonduality – Enlightenment Teachings of Self-Realization – is a major modern work on Nondualism by Robert Wolfe. The book is release under a Creative Commons Attribute. See Robert Wolfes website here. From the intro: “The teachings of nonduality have begun to come of age in the West, recognized at last as the central essence […]

The Yellow Book by Zimey Rinpoche

The Yellow Book by Zimey Rinpoche, with the original title: Thunder of the Stirring Black Cloud: The Oral Transmission of the Intelligent Father, was written in 1973 and first published in 1974. The book marks the culmination of the controversy between the Dalai Lama and Shugden-practitioners. In 1996 the Dalai Lama announced that Dorje Shugden was […]

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

Hello all, sorry for the 3 weeks break. I have spend some time in Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India, up near the border to China, but now I am back and ready to serve the lions fresh meat. Thanks to all who have signed up for the newsletter, and those of you who have joined […]

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