Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 1: The Foundation Practices


Author: Lhundub Sopa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717732

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Steps on the Path to Englightenment: The Foundation Practices marks the first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path offers a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy, especially invaluable to those wanting to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives. In the Lamrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners: those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge. Given his vast knowledge and his experience in both Tibetan and Western contexts, Geshe Sopa is the ideal commentator of this work for the modern student of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Path to Enlightenment


Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781559399043

Category: Religion

Page: 237

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One of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published.

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment


Author: Tsong-Kha-Pa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 155939871X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and practitioners rely on its authoritative presentation as a gateway that leads to a full understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. Tsong-kha-pa took great pains to base his insights on classical Indian Buddhist literature, illustrating his points with classical citations as well as with sayings of the masters of the earlier Kadampa tradition. In this way the text demonstrates clearly how Tibetan Buddhism carefully preserved and developed the Indian Buddhist traditions. This second of three volumes covers the deeds of the bodhisattvas, as well as how to train in the six perfections.

The Essence of Buddha

The Path to Enlightenment


Author: Ryuho Okawa

Publisher: Little Brown Uk

ISBN: 9780316859356

Category: Religion

Page: 101

View: 7295

Ryuho Okawa is known for his wisdom, compassion and commitment to educating people to think and act in spiritual and religious ways. The Essence of Buddha presents his exposition of enlightenment—what it is, what it is not, the futility of self-denial, and the place of happiness. This is followed by a modern interpretation of accepted Buddhist ways of living life to bring both enlightenment and happiness. There are also explanations of the nature of reincarnation and karma, as well as life and death from a Buddhist point of view.

This Precious Life

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment


Author: Khandro

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083482552X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 6203

Using the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders—the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma—Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. The book includes contemplative exercises that encourage us to appreciate the tremendous potential of the human body and mind.

A Buddhist Woman's Path to Enlightenment

Proceedings of a Workshop on the Tamil Narrative Maṇimēkalai, Uppsala University, May 25-29, 1995


Author: Peter Schalk

Publisher: Academiae Ubsaliensis


Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment


Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

ISBN: 1891868519

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 608

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.

Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment


Author: Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781559398077

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The famous source of the graduated teachings on the path to enlightenment found in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism

Sadhana: The Path to Enlightenment


Author: Swami Rama

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 8188157686

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 6968

The focus of the second volume of Yoga the Sacred Science is sadhana, spiritual practice. In this volume Swami Rama reminds us that we are here in this world because we have a purpose to fulfill. That purpose is enlightenment, a state of awareness of the Self, the one Absolute beneath all forms and names. The height of enlightenment is the realization that God is within. The path to enlightenment is sadhana.

Along the Path to Enlightenment


Author: David R. Hawkins, M.D./Ph.D.,Jeffery Scott

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401931148

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2271

What blocks spiritual progress? And how do we transcend these blocks? The spiritual teachings of David R. Hawkins on the nature of consciousness, spirit, and ego are known worldwide by students seeking to realize spiritual Truth. As a mystic, Dr. Hawkins has infused the truths found in the precepts of Western religion with the core of Eastern philosophy, bridging the familiar, physical world to the nonlinear, spiritual domain. This collection of passages, carefully selected from Dr. Hawkins’s extensive writings, offers readers a new contemplation for each day. Any one of these passages, fully understood, can elevate one’s level of consciousness.