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  1. Dzogchen

    Dzogchen

    The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Patrick Gaffney
    This is the most informative and thorough book on Dzogchen available. These teachings are on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Exploring this esoteric subject in print for the first time, His Holiness offers the reader insights into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation. He discusses both the philosophic foundations and the practices of this system—taking into account the approaches of… Read More

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  2. Stages of Meditation

    Stages of Meditation

    Training the Mind for Wisdom

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    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited to Westerners. Based upon the middle section of the Bhavanakrama by Kamalashila, a translation of which is included, this is the most extensive commentary given by the Dalai Lama on this concise but important meditation handbook. It is a favorite text of the Dalai Lama, and he often takes the opportunity to give teachings on… Read More

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  3. The Path to Bliss

    The Path to Bliss

    A Practical Guide to Stages of Meditation

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    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Thupten Jinpa,
    • Christine Cox
    Clear, eloquent, simple, and profound, His Holiness's teachings are easily accessible to beginning practitioners yet richly nourishing to those more advanced in practice. In The Path to Bliss, the Dalai Lama shows how visualization, reason, and contemplation can be systematically crafted to enhance personal development. Beginning with practices designed to create an effective mental outlook, His Holiness skillfully guides the student to more advanced techniques for developing the mind's… Read More

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  4. The Buddhism of Tibet

    The Buddhism of Tibet

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins,
    • Anne Carolyn Klein
    Unlike most books by the Dalai Lama which are edited compilations of talks that he has given, this book consists of two texts that he himself wrote and two that he chose—all especially aimed at helping Western readers become better grounded in Buddhism. He wrote "The Buddhism of Tibet" and "The Key to the Middle Way" sections to explain the principal topics and central practices of Buddhism. There are… Read More

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  5. Answers

    Answers

    Discussions with Western Buddhists

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Jose Cabezon
    In India, at the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment, it became a well-established tradition for the Dalai Lama to spend several days each year giving teachings to Buddhists from all over the world. Following his teachings, he held informal group discussions with Western students of Buddhism. In these lively exchanges, the Dalai Lama exhibits clear and penetrating insight into issues that are most important to Western students. Some… 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. Consciousness at the Crossroads

    Consciousness at the Crossroads

    Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Zara Houshmand,
    • Robert B. Livingston,
    • B. Alan Wallace
    Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this discussion addresses some of the most troublesome questions that have driven a wedge between Western science and religion. Consciousness at the Crossroads resulted from meetings of the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. Is the mind an ephemeral side effect of the brain's physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet… 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. Healing Anger

    Healing Anger

    The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective

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    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    All the world's major religions emphasize the importance of the practice of love, compassion, and tolerance. This is particularly true in the Buddhist traditions, which unanimously state that compassion and love are the foundation of all paths of practice. To cultivate the potential for compassion and love inherent within us, it is crucial to counteract their opposing forces of anger and hatred. In this book, the Dalai Lama… Read More

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  10. The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

    The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

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    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Alexander Berzin
    Mahamudra, the great sealing nature, refers to systems of meditation on both the conventional and ultimate natures of the mind. These have been transmitted through the Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Within the Gelug, Mahamudra teachings occur in a combined Gelug/Kagyu tradition exemplified in the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra. The work presented here contains two brilliant commentaries by… Read More

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