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Atisha s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

Author : Geshe Sonam Rinchen
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The famous source of the graduated teachings on the path to enlightenment found in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment

Author : His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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About one thousand years ago, the great Indian pandit and yogi, Dipamkara Shrijnana (Atisha), was invited to Tibet to re-establish the Buddhadharma, which had been suppressed and corrupted for almost two centuries. One of Atisha's main accomplishments in Tibet was his writing of the seminal text, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, in which he extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and organized them into a clear, step-like arrangement that makes it easy for any individual practitioner to understand and practice the Dharma. This genre of teachings is known as lam-rim, or steps of the path, and forms an essential part of every school of Tibetan Buddhism. In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary to not only Atisha's revolutionary work but also to Lines of Experience, a short text written by Lama Tsongkhapa, who was perhaps the greatest of all Tibetan lam-rim authors. In bringing together Atisha, Lama Tsongkhapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this book offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published, and it is recommended for those at the beginning of the path, the middle and the end. This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and please enjoy this book.

The Wisdom Codes

Author : Gregg Braden
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The cutting edge of neurolinguistics meets the spiritual wisdom of the ages in a handbook of key words that literally rewire our brains. New discoveries in biology and the neurosciences are revealing how the structure of language-the words we think and speak-can actually change the way the neurons in our brains and hearts connect. But our ancestors understood this connection intuitively, thousands of years ago. They created specific word-patterns to provide comfort, healing, strength, and inner power in difficult times, and they encoded these powerful words in prayers, chants, mantras, hymns, and sacred writings to preserve them for future generations. Now beloved teacher and thought leader Gregg Braden cracks the code and puts these powerful words in your hands. Perfect as a pocket guide, a reference for spiritual study, or a gift to someone you love, this elegant, compact book contains Wisdom Codes that cut to the core of life's greatest tests, most challenging demands, and hardest lessons. You'll find chapters devoted to healing from loss and grief, facing your unspoken fears, finding certainty in the face of uncertain choices, and finding forgiveness, as well as ancient parables that offer a "fast track" to unraveling life's deepest mysteries. Each Wisdom Code-distilled from a quote, a scripture passage, or a parable-is accompanied by a brief discussion of what the code means, why it's important, and how to apply it in your life.

Lighting the Path

Author : The Dalai Lama
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In this accessible and important follow up to The Art of Happiness His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches us how to live a happier and more spiritual life by fostering compassion and wisdom. Filled with his trademark honesty and warmth, this book explains how practically applying the values of Buddhism can help you find answers to both the everyday problems we face - relationships, health, work and happiness - and the major issues and changes facing humanity today including globalisation, technology and terrorism. Drawn from the Dalai Lama's teachings during his fourth visit to Australia and New Zealand, which focused on gaining strength through compassion, Lighting the Path reminds us that we each have the ability to change our own life for the better, and the power to improve the lives of others as well. Explaining the central tenets of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths, Atisha's Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment and the Eight Verses of Mind Training, this book will give you the practical guidance you need to deal with life's challenges and help you develop inner peace.

Images of Enlightenment

Author : Jonathan Landaw
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A richly illustrated guidebook to the deities of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Door to Satisfaction

Author : Thubten Zopa
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In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come to know what the practice of Dharma really means." Without proper motivation, it does not matter what we do. Whether reciting prayers, meditating, or enduring great hardships, if our actions are devoid of good intention they will not become Dharma practice. Proper motivation transcends our ordinary, ephemeral desires and ultimately seeks the happiness of all living beings. "In your life," says Rinpoche, "there is nothing to do other than to work for others, to cherish others. There is nothing more important in your life than this." This powerful, simple message applies to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike--we all have the power to unlock our greatest potential. Open this book and open the door to a timeless path leading to wisdom and joy.

Meditations to Transform the Mind

Author : Dalai Lama VII.
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The Seventh Dalai Lama is often considered to be one of the greatest of the early Dalai Lamas.

The Great Treatise On The Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment

Author : Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa
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This much anticipated volume explains how to train in the six perfections in order to develop the heart of compassion, indispensable for any student who wants to put the Dharma into practice.

Essence of Ambrosia

Author : Tāranātha (Jo-nang-pa)
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A guide to Budhist meditation, composed by the prolifit and eclectic Tibetan scholar Taranatha -(1575-1634). It expounds a graduated approach to cognitive and meditative development designed to address the needs of three types of persons, the lesser, average and the one with greater capacity.

The Path to Enlightenment

Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
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One of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published.

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Author : Sonam Rinchen
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The wish for freedom, an altruistic intention, and the wisdom of emptiness constitute the three principal aspects of the path to enlightenment.

Atisha and the Kadam School

Author : Alicia H. Vogel
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The Bodhisattva Vow

Author : Sonam Rinchen
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These teachings by Geshe Sonam Rinchen explain the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment and the precepts of training which accompany it.

China Tibetology

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Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

Author : Dalai Lama XIII Thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho
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Shambhala Sun

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Maps of the Profound

Author : ʼJam-dbyangs-bzhad-pa Ngag-dbang-brtson-ʼgrus
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In the Tibetan cultural region, schools of non-buddhist and buddhist Indian philosophy were systematized and compared in texts called presentation of tenets in order to get a handle on the plethora of philosophical systems inhereited from India.

Essential Buddhism

Author : Jacky Sach
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"Walk your talk. Be present. Take a deep breath. These timeless Buddhist tenets have made their way into our modern culture--yet to many people, this ancient tradition remains a mystery. For a greater understanding of this faith based on the principles of compassion and nonviolence, you need to look no farther than [this book]. This engaging and enlightening volume examines the Buddha's core teachings, explores the ways and means of enlightenment, and elucidates the mystical aspects of Buddhism. From the four noble truths and the eightfold path to reincarnation and the Dalai Lama, you'll learn how these age-old Buddhist precepts can apply to your life in today's world--one breath at a time."--Back cover.

Lighting the Way

Author : Dalai Lama
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This concise and extremely accessible presentation of the path of Tibetan Buddhism by the world's best-known Buddhist teacher shows how to apply Buddhist principles in our lives. Lighting the Way contains three fundamental Buddhist teachings given by the Dalai Lama to Western students. His Holiness often refers to this short work as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. The Dalai Lama's commentary on Atisha's "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" discusses in a lucid and inspiring manner one of the most important texts for serious practitioners of Buddhism.

An Introduction to Buddhism

Author : The Dalai Lama
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The "Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama" series begins with this small book of teachings by His Holiness, the perfect introduction to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice. There is no one more suited to introduce beginners—and remind seasoned practitioners— of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Speaking to an audience of Western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. Starting with the very foundation of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha’s first teachings on suffering, happiness, and peace. He follows with commentary on two of Buddhism’s most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings. This book was previously published under the title Lighting the Way.