The Benevolent Mind: A Manual in Mind Training, with forward by Venerable Choje Lama Shedrup.
Mind at Ease. This publication is slightly fuller version of Luminous Bliss with forward by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
Nyima Tashi: The Songs, Instructions, and Recollections of the Peerless Holy Guru (The story of the first Traleg Rinpoche) By Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.
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Published in a number of languages including English, Portuguese, French and Dutch Essense of Buddhism, is a comprehensive overview of the Buddhist path from the perspective of the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism - the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. While these vehicles are usually presented as a historical development, they are equated here with the attitudes that individuals bring to their Buddhist practice. Basic to them all, however, is the need to understand our own immediate condition. The primary tool for achieving this is meditation, and The Essence of Buddhism serves as a handbook for the various meditative approaches of Buddhist practice. Read the foreward by Sogyal Rinpoche.
In his latest book, Traleg Rinpoche discusses the Mahamudra meditation method of self-liberation by systematically taking us through the methods of shamatha (tranquility) and vipassana (insight) meditation. He explains how to work with discursive thoughts and conficting emotions with shamatha meditation and gain insight into these with vipassana meditation. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the Mahamudra view of the nature of mind.
There are many different kinds of instructions, practices and philosophies in Buddhism. These are condensed in spiritual instructions representing the essence of the Buddha's teachings. But practices such as Lojong are the quintessence - the essence of the essence - of the Buddha's teachings.
The most popular and widely used source text explaining Lojong, or mind training is The Seven Points of Mind Training. Originally transmitted in the Kadampa tradition this text has now long been assimilated by all the Tibetan Buddhist schools.
The heart and focus of Lojong practice is the cultivation of bodhichitta or enlightened heart, the realization of our Buddha essence through the cultivation of a compassionate mind.
Presented here is a clear and practical means to understand and implement these techniques in a line-by-line commentary by one of the most respected contemporary Kagyu masters, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche.
Forward by Venerable Choje Lama Shedrup.
Foreword by the Ninth Kyabgon Traleg Rinpoche: Gampopa,
the peerless physician from Dakpo, who was repeatedly predicted and praised
by the Buddha, caused the teachings of the lineage of accomplishment to
become widespread in the Himalayan land of Tibet. All his disciples gave
rise to the sudden realization of Mahamudra. Among them were five hundred
great meditators, of whom the greatest and most famous were the three
Khampas. One of these three was the Khampa Saltong Shogom, who achieved
the greatest mastery of the channels and winds through the practice of
chandali. His rebirth was Nyima Tashi the Birth-Recollector, who devoted
his life to silent practice in sealed retreat. He saw the faces of yidams,
realized Mahamudra,and thereafter recounted his previous births and prophesied
his future ones. He sang vajra songs that are still warm with his blessing.This
brief account of his recollections, prophecies of future births, and songs
has now been translated into English and published. It is certain that
disciples who study it will plant the seed of liberation in their continuums.
I therefore rejoice in and am grateful for its publication.
"These profound Mahayana trainings, practiced for centuries in Tibet, are presented with clarity, compassionate directness and penetrating insight. This volume should be cherished as the companion of all who seek true meaning in life." Tulku Thondup author of Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth.
"Traleg Kyabgon draws from a wealth of Buddhist
sources and brings them into the context of contemporary life and thought.
The wisdom of these teachings is equally relevant for all cultures, ancient
and modern." B.Allan Wallace, author of Buddhism with an Attitude.
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