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  1. Buddhist Philosophy

    Buddhist Philosophy

    Losang Gonchok's Short Commentary to Jamyang Shayba's Root Text on Tenets

    • by
    • Daniel Cozort,
    • Craig Preston
    What are the most important points of difference between the major schools of Buddhist philosophy? This rich, medium-length survey offers a lively answer. The introduction, aimed at those new to Buddhist thought, sets up a dialogue between the schools on the most controversial topics in Buddhist philosophy. Jamyang Shayba was the greatest Tibetan writer on philosophical tenets. Losang Gonchok's Clear Crystal Mirror, a concise commentary on Jamyang Shayba's root… Read More

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  2. The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala

    The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala

    Visual Scripture of Tibetan Buddhism

    • by
    • Barry Bryant
    Here is a stunning visual introduction to the artistic and spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. According to the monks who create it, the Kalachakra Sand Mandala, also known as the "Wheel of Time," imparts peace and healing to all beings and to the planet. Remarkable not only for its profound beauty but also for the intricate process of its construction—a delicate sifting of colored sands into elaborate patterns and… Read More

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  3. Meditations of a Tibetan Tantric Abbot
  4. The Bodhisattva Vow

    The Bodhisattva Vow

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
    Before the Dalai Lama bestows the Bodhisattva vow, he often teaches the short text known as the Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vow by the Indian master Chandragomin. Chandragomin's text discusses some of the most important features regarding the vow, such as from whom it should be taken, how one should prepare for receiving it, what constitutes transgressions of the vow, and how they should be purified. In clear and… Read More

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  5. The Nature of Things

    The Nature of Things

    Emptiness and Essence in the Geluk World

    • by
    • William A. Magee
    Nature is a topic in many Indian and Tibetan philosophical texts, although its meaning varies considerably in both Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. The discussion of nature pursued in this book begins with Nagarjuna (first century), founder of the Middle Way School, who refuted a fabricated nature in his Treatise on the Middle. In that seminal text, he puts forth the three basic criteria for nature: it must be something… Read More

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  6. Gems of Wisdom from the Seventh Dalai Lama

    Gems of Wisdom from the Seventh Dalai Lama

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    • The Seventh Dalai Lama
    The Seventh Dalai Lama was one of the most beloved Buddhist masters. He had an outrageous sense of humor, which found its way into his spiritual compositions. His popular Gems of Wisdom contains spontaneous verses employing earthy metaphors to illustrate key points. He uses metaphors like farts, body odor, slimy monsters, and mindless lunatics to present the teachings. Simple yet direct, his language captures the spirituality of his vision… Read More

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  7. Appearance and Reality

    Appearance and Reality

    The Two Truths in the Four Buddhist Tenet Systems

    • by
    • Guy Newland
    When someone seeks to understand Buddhism, where should that person start? With the meaning of taking refuge in the three jewels? With the four noble truths? The Dalai Lama, when asked this question, suggested that for many in the West today, understanding the two truths—conventional truth and ultimate truth—is the best place to start. When the Buddha awoke from the dream we still dream, he saw the ultimate… Read More

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  8. Meditations to Transform the Mind

    Meditations to Transform the Mind

    • by
    • The Seventh Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Glenn H. Mullin
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  9. Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas

    Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas

    A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness

    • by
    • David Ross Komito
    This volume contains a translation of Seventy Stanzas, a fundamental work of Nagarjuna on the Madhyamika system of Buddhist philosophy, along with a commentary on it from the Prasangika viewpoint by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. David Komito summarizes basic Buddhist doctrines on perception and the creation of concepts, which have traditionally served as the backdrop for Nagarjuna's teachings about how people consistently misperceive and misunderstand the nature of the reality… Read More

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  10. Labrang

    Labrang

    A Tibetan Monastery at the Crossroads of Four Civilizations

    • by
    • Paul Kocot Nietupski
    Labrang Monastery, located in northeastern Tibet at the strategic intersection of four major Asian civilizations—Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, and Muslim—was one of the largest Buddhist monastic universities. In the early twentieth century, it housed several thousand monks. Labrang was also a gathering point for numerous annual religious festivals, supported an active regional marketplace where Chinese artisans rubbed shoulders with Hui merchants and nomadic Tibetan highlanders, and was the seat of… Read More

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