It precedes the final volume, Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct. The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of Finding Rest in Meditation along with its autocommentary, The Chariot of Surpassing Purity. Based on the author’s personal experience, these instructions are designed to help stabilize and intensify direct insight into the nature of the mind through meditative practice.
Finding Rest in Meditation: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 2 #ad - According to the traditional format of view, which establishes the view of the Buddhist path generally, meditation, it is the sequel to Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, and action, and specifically that of the teachings of the Great Perfection. A new translation of the tibetan master Longchenpa's famous work that systematically presents the path of meditation according to the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition.
Finding rest in meditation is the second volume of the trilogy of Rest, Longchenpa’s classic exposition of the Buddhist path, the purpose of which is to introduce us to our most basic nature—the clear and pristine awareness that is the nature of the mind.
Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 3Shambhala #ad - The purpose of these teachings is to introduce us to our most basic nature—the clear and pristine awareness that is the nature of the mind. According to the traditional tibetan buddhist formula of view, namely, which outlines the main points of meditation, which establishes the view of the Buddhist path generally, this volume follows Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, and specifically that of the teachings of the Great Perfection, where one should meditate, meditation, and action, and Finding Rest in Meditation, what qualities a practitioner should possess and develop, and what should be practiced.
The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of the final volume of the trilogy, The Chariot of Excellence, along with its autocommentary, Finding Rest in Illusion, both intended to elucidate the appropriate action of a Buddhist practitioner. This is an invaluable manual for any genuine student of Buddhism who wishes to truly find rest through the path of the Great Perfection.
Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 3 #ad - A new translation of the tibetan master Longchenpa's famous work that systematically presents the path of yogic conduct according to the Dzogchen tradition. Finding rest in illusion is the third volume of the Trilogy of Rest, Longchenpa’s classic exposition of the Buddhist path. Drawing extensively from classic buddhist works, the author uses well-known examples of illusion found throughout Mahāyāna literature to illustrate the illusory nature of both saṃsāra and nirvāṇa, thus revealing their ultimate nondual nature.
Finding rest in illusion describes in detail the conduct of those who have stabilized their recognition of the nature of the mind and how to apply the Buddhist view when relating to ordinary appearances.
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1Shambhala #ad - A new translation of longchenpa's famous work that presents the entire scope of the Buddhist view combined with pith instructions pointing out the nature of one's mind. Longchenpa’s classic buddhist manual for attaining liberation teaches us how to familiarize ourselves with our most basic nature—the clear, pristine, and aware mind.
The work culminates with pointing out the result of practice as presented from the Dzogchen perspective, providing us with all the tools necessary to traverse the Tibetan Buddhist path of finding rest. This profound and comprehensive presentation of the Buddhist view and path combines the scholastic expository method with direct pith instructions designed for yogi practitioners.
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1 #ad - Here, how to find a qualified guide, we find essential instructions on the need to turn away from materialism, how to develop boundless compassion for all beings, along with the view of tantra and associated meditation techniques. Written in the fourteenth century, this text is the first volume of Longchenpa’s Trilogy of Rest, a work of the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition.
The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation to Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind along with selections from its autocommentary, The Great Chariot, which will serve as a genuine aid to study and meditation. This first part of the trilogy of rest sets the foundation for the following two volumes: Finding Rest in Meditation, and Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct.
Light of Wisdom, Volume III: Teachings on the Secret EmpowermentRangjung Yeshe Publications #ad -
The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri: Shabkar's Essential Meditation Instructions TsadraSnow Lion #ad - His nonsectarian approach is evident in his teachings on the nature of mind according to the Mahamudra tradition of Milarepa, which draws on the teachings of the Great Perfection, and the attainment of buddhahood without meditation, his practical explanations of Saraha’s songs of realization, Dzogchen.
. It presents the essence of the entire graded path to enlightenment, using Tsongkhapa’s Great Graded Path Lam rim chen mo as its model. In twenty-three pieces of advice, how to develop genuine compassion, he explains the need to renounce the world, and methods for achieving an undistracted mind that can unite meditation on emptiness with compassion.
The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri: Shabkar's Essential Meditation Instructions Tsadra #ad - Shabkar’s style is direct and fresh; his realization infuses his instructions with an authenticity that will continue to inspire Buddhist practitioners for years to come. Instructions for traversing the entire Vajrayana path to enlightenment from one of Tibet's most famous wandering yogis. Composed by shabkar at the cave of miracles close to Mount Kailash around 1815, alternating verse and prose, this compendium of spiritual instructions is written in the form of questions and answers, between Shabkar and his disciples.
Fathoming the Mind: Inquiry and Insight in Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra EssenceWisdom Publications #ad - The book includes new introductory essays and an afterword, Darwin, revealing the texts’ contribution to the contemplative revolution triggered by the discoveries of Galileo, and Einstein. Everything you need to know to attain buddhahood is complete in this text. Alan wallace delivers the long-awaited followup to his Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence 2011.
This companion volume stems from an oral commentary Düdjom Lingpa gave to the next section of the Vajra Essence, in which he elucidates the cultivation of contemplative insight, or vipashyana, into the nature of existence as a whole. The revelation appears in the form of a fascinating dialogue within Düdjom Lingpa’s own mind: various aspects of his mind pose questions to his own primordial consciousness, and the pithy and provocative replies tap into the very ground of being.
Fathoming the Mind: Inquiry and Insight in Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence #ad - As wallace continued to reflect on Dudjom Lingpa’s writings and their relevance to the modern world, he was inspired to elaborate extensively on his original commentary. Bestselling author B. The ensuing dialogue explores every stage of the path to buddhahood in this lifetime, from the very beginning to the unexcelled result of the rainbow body, signifying enlightenment.
Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen MastersSnow Lion #ad - The main text translated here, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, The Steps to Liberation, since its instructions are pithy and direct, and experiential rather than scholarly. The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language.
At the same time, they bring together the most foundational Buddhist teachings with the profound methods of the Vajrayana the esoteric teachings of Buddhist tantra. They distill the most essential teachings of the Buddha into a practical system that can be easily implemented in a daily meditation practice.
Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters #ad - This is the hallmark of Dzogchen mind training and what sets it apart from other mind-training lineages. The contemplations on core buddhist principles like impermanence and karma, intended for beginning meditators, unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator is to vividly imagine himself or herself as the main character who undergoes a sequence of experiences that result in transformative realizations.
A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart: The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its CommentariesWisdom Publications #ad - He offers further contextualization with his rich annotation and appendices, which include additional translation from Jigmé Lingpa, Longchenpa, and Patrul Rinpoche. A key dzogchen text—available together with its Tibetan commentaries, including from the fifteenth Karmapa—from a preeminent translator.
The aspiration prayer of samantabhadra, is at once an entreaty by the primordial buddha, Samantabhadra, that all sentient beings recognize the nature of their minds and thus become buddhas, one of the most famous and often-recited Dzogchen texts, and also a wake-up call by our own buddha nature itself.
A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart: The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Commentaries #ad - In this volume, karl brunnhölzl offers translations of three versions of the Aspiration Prayer and accompanies them with translations of the commentaries by Jigmé Lingpa, the Fifteenth Karmapa, and Tsültrim Sangpo. This comprehensive, comprehensible book illuminates this profound text and greatly furthers our understanding of Dzogchen—and of our own nature.
. This monumental text outlines the profound view of Dzogchen in a nutshell and, at the same time, provides clear instructions on how to discover the wisdom of a buddha in the very midst of afflictions.
The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam's Writings on the Great Perfection Buddhayana Foundation Book 3Snow Lion #ad - He also draws on the works of later masters of the tradition, placing Dzogchen in context both in relation to other schools of Buddhism and in relation to the nine-vehicle outline of the Buddhist path described in the Nyingma tradition. This classic collection of texts on the meditation practice and theory of Dzogchen presents the Great Perfection through the writings of its supreme authority, the fourteenth-century Tibetan scholar and visionary Longchen Rabjam.
. This expanded edition includes counsel for Liberation, Longchenpa’s poetic exhortation to readers to quickly enter the path of liberation, the first step toward the summit of Dzogchen practice. The pinnacle of vajrayana practice in the nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, utterly perfect and free from all duality—buddha nature, Dzogchen embodies a system of training that awakens the intrinsic nature of the mind to reveal its original essence, or buddhahood itself.
The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam's Writings on the Great Perfection Buddhayana Foundation Book 3 #ad - In the practice of dzogchen, tulku Thondup translates essential passages from Longchen Rabjam’s voluminous writings to illuminate and clarify this teaching.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra TsadraSnow Lion #ad - A new translation of tibet's most important manual for Mahāmudrā view and meditationThis classic Buddhist work, written in the sixteenth century, comprehensively presents the entire scope of the Tibetan Kagyu Mahāmudrā tradition. Elizabeth M. Dakpo tashi namgyal’s manual for the view and practice of Mahāmudrā is widely considered the single most important work on the subject, systematically introducing the view and associated meditation techniques in a progressive manner.
Moonbeams of mahāmudrā, along with the ninth karmapa wangchuk Dorje’s Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance, are to this day some of the most studied texts on Mahāmudrā in the Kagyu monasteries throughout Tibet and the Himalayas. Callahan, has provided new translations of these two texts along with ancillary materials and annotations, a renowned translator of classical Kagyu literature, making this a genuine resource for both scholars and students of Tibetan Buddhism.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra Tsadra #ad - . This historic contribution therefore offers the necessary tools to properly study and apply the Mahāmudrā teachings in a modern context. These profound yet accessible instructions focus on becoming familiar with the nature of one’s mind as the primary means to realize ultimate reality and thus attain buddhahood.
Enlightened Vagabond: The Life and Teachings of Patrul RinpocheShambhala #ad - Patrul’s life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything he does, teaching both simple nomads and great lamas in ways that are often unconventional and even humorous, but always with uncompromising authenticity. Colorful stories about and profound teachings of Patrul Rinpoche, one of the most impactful teachers and thinkers in the Tibetan tradition from the nineteenth century.
The life and teachings of the wandering yogi patrul rinpoche—a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of nineteenth-century Tibet—come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard over more than thirty years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources.