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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 Path of Purification – The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation. Foreword by Dalai Lama.

The Path of Purification is a direct translation from Pali of the work Visuddhimagga by Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa pusblished in 2000. This edition has a foreword by H H Dalai Lama. He writes: “The very title of the work, the Path of Purification, refers to the essential Buddhist understanding of the basic nature of the mind as clear […]

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment by HH Dalai Lama

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment was published in 2002 by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet. The free ebook is essentially a commentary on Atishas Dipamkara Shrijnana’s A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment and Lama Je Tsong Khapa’s Lines of Experience. Buddhism originated from its founding teacher, Shakyamuni Buddha , who gave 84,000 […]

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 […]

Teachings from Tibet by Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Lamas

Teachings from Tibet by Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Lamas. In the 1970s and ‘80s most of the great Tibetan lamas left Tibet. They continued to teach, mainly in India. Many of the teachings in this book were given at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Center, New Delhi, by lamas in exile. Two of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings are also present […]

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin presents contains two brilliant commentaries by the Dalai Lama. Berzin’s overview of mahamudra discusses the relation of mind, appearances and reality and offers practical techniques for overcoming problems due to excessive worry, anxiety and disturbing thought. This treasury of practical instruction contains extensive teachings on […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by SOGYAL RINPOCHE. From the foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “As a Buddhist, I view death as a normal process, a reality that I accept will occur as long as I remain in this earthly existence. Knowing that I cannot escape it, I see no point […]

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