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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 […]

Teachings in Chinese Buddhism

Teachings in Chinese Buddhism is a collection of selected and translated articles from five books in the Third volume of the Chinese Miao Yun Collection; namely “The Dharma is the Saver of the World”, “The Three Essentials in Practicing the Teaching of the Buddha”, “The Buddha lives in the world”, “To investigate the Dharma according to the […]

Taming the Monkey Mind – A Guide to Pure Land Practice

Taming the Monkey Mind – A Guide to Pure Land Practice. Pure Land Buddhism is branch of mahayana Buddhism. In Pure Land practice people focus on buddha in the form of Amitabha, the buddha of infinite life and infinite light. Believers put their faith in Amitabha Buddha and recite his name, confident in the promises he has given to deliver […]

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 […]

Sutra of the Medicine Buddha

Bhaiṣajyaguru, the Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light’, is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Often he is referred to as the “Medicine Buddha“, he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his dhamma teachings. The Sutra of the Medicine Buddha is among the most […]

The wish-fulfilling golden sun of the mahayana thought training

The wish-fulfilling golden sun of the Mahayana thought training by Thubten Zopa gives a direct overview of the path and the goal in Mahayana Buddhism. If you ever wondered what Mahayana is about and how the practices are accomplished, this will give you all the answers, from the posture of meditation, breathing, the Mahayana understanding of the […]

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, […]

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