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  1. The Butterfly Hours

    The Butterfly Hours

    Transforming Memories into Memoir

    • by
    • Patty Dann
    Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases, author and writing teacher Patty Dann gives us the keys to unlock our life stories. Organized around her ten rules for writing memoir, Dann’s lyrical vignettes offer glimpses into her own life while, surprisingly, opening us up to our own. This book is a small but… Read More

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  2. Good Karma

    Good Karma

    How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering

    • by
    • Thubten Chodron
    Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? The Buddhist practice of mind training gives us the answer to these questions: it involves overcoming our self-centered attitude and replacing it with an attitude that cherishes others. This, in turn, leads us to act in ways that naturally lead away from suffering and toward happiness—in short, to create… Read More

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  3. Existence

    Existence

    A Story

    • by
    • David Hinton
    This is the story of existence, and it begins with a painting. Join David Hinton, the premier modern translator of the Chinese classics, as he stands before a single landscape painting, discovering in it the wondrous story of existence—and as part of that story, the magical nature of consciousness. What he coaxes from the image is nothing less than a revelation: the dynamic interweaving of mind and Cosmos, and the… Read More

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  4. Visionary Encounters

    Visionary Encounters

    The Dzogchen Teachings of Bönpo Treasure-Revealer Shense Lhaje

    • by
    • Adriano Clemente
    Visionary Encounters presents four chapters from the collection known as The Golden Teaching of Trenpa Namkha, a cycle of Dzogchen teachings recovered or rediscovered by the thirteenth-century master Shense Lhaje, an important scripture-revealer in the Bön tradition. These chapters include unusual autobiographical detail, providing a window into the daily life of this "wandering beggar," as he calls himself, as well as a record of the extraordinary messages he received from… Read More

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  5. Pure Appearance

    Pure Appearance

    Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice

    • by
    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Nalanda Translation Committee
    A complex topic is here made crystal clear through the heartfelt teaching of one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. With Pure Appearance Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche offers an overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos, or “between states”—essential for those new to the topic and a… Read More

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  6. Primordial Purity

    Primordial Purity

    Oral Instructions on the Three Words That Strike the Vital Point

    • by
    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Nalanda Translation Committee
    The path of trekchö is the way of directly and thoroughly cutting through the misconceptions of samsara to lay bare the primordial purity of the nature of mind. This powerful practice is illuminated by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in his commentary on an essential text based on the atiyoga dzogchen instructions of the outstanding nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche.Three Words That Strike the Vital Point is the famous seminal statement by Garap… Read More

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  7. Embracing Each Moment

    Embracing Each Moment

    A Guide to the Awakened Life

    • by
    • Anam Thubten
    The awakened life is the essence and aim of the Buddhist teachings, according to Anam Thubten, and this book is a guide to cultivating the awakened mind and heart that allows this wonderful kind of life to happen. He illuminates the path to awakened living in a way that’s concise and completely accessible to anyone of any background—reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the students who attend his popular talks… Read More

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  8. The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi

    The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi

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    • Ramana Maharshi
    The renowned Indian sage Ramana Maharshi is beloved by Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Taoists alike for the inspirational power of his teachings, which transcend all religious differences. Here is a collection of Sri Ramana's instructions and discourses culled from three works: Who Am I? , Spiritual Instructions , and Maharshi's Gospel. These teachings… Read More

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  9. Luminous Clarity

    Luminous Clarity

    A Commentary on Karma Chagme's Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

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    • Karma Chagme,
    • Khenchen Thrangu
    This book grows out of an oral teaching that Khenchen Thrangu gave in Crestone, Colorado, on Karma Chagme’s text Meaningful to Behold: The Essential Instructions of the Compassionate One on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Thrangu Rinpoche explains in lucid detail the advanced meditation practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and also their similarities and differences, including advice on how to safely perform some of the more advanced Dzogchen practices.Karma… Read More

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  10. The Root Stanzas of the Middle Way

    The Root Stanzas of the Middle Way

    The Mulamadhyamakakarika

    • by
    • Nagarjuna
    This volume presents a new English translation of the founding text of the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) school of Mahayana Buddhism, Nagarjuna’s Root Stanzas of the Middle Way, and includes the Tibetan version of the text. The Root Stanzas holds an honored place in all branches of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as in the Buddhist traditions found in China, Japan, and Korea, because of the way it develops the seminal view… Read More

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