Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna, the South Indian Buddhist master who lived six-hundred years after the Buddha, is undoubtedly the most important, influential, and widely studied Mahayana Buddhist philosopher.

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The Thirteen Core Indian Buddhist Texts: A Reader's Guide

There are thirteen classics of Indian Mahayana philosophy, still used in Tibetan centers of education throughout Asia and beyond, particularly the Nyngma tradition, with overlap with the others.  They cover the subjects of vinaya, abhidharma, Yogacara, Madhyamika, and the path of the Bodhisattva....
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The Dalai Lama's Teaching on Stages of Meditation

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Boston His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an excellent teaching on Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation at MIT. Below are the texts mentioned by His Holiness in his talk. For those interested in going deeper, you will find them complementary to the...
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The Seventeen Panditas of Indian Buddhism

Image from http://www.rigpashedra.org/   His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that Tibetan Buddhism is none other than the Buddhism of India in the tradition of Nalanda, the great center of Buddhist learning that was located in present-day Bihar, India. Many of the greatest masters...
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Nagarjuna Reader's Guide

Nagarjuna was a skilled master of Mahayana teachings and sutras, the Madhyamaka view, and tantra. This article for the Great Masters Series focuses on Nagarjuna, the first of what His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to as the Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda, whose works form the foundation for Mahayana...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

Stages of Meditation

The following article is from the Winter, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.   Stages of Meditation THE DALAI LAMA translated by Ven. Geshe Lobsang Jordhen, Losang Choephel Ganchenpa,...
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Changing Minds

The following article is from the Spring, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet In Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins edited by Guy Newland...
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Meditations of a Tibetan Tantric Abbot

The following article is from the Spring, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.   The Main Practices of the Mahayana Buddhist Path by Kensur Lekden translated by Jeffrey Hopkins ISBN:...
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