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Tibetan Buddhist Books in 2021: A Review

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Nagarjuna: A Reader’s Guide

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 M...

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The Treasury of Precious Instructions Video Series

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The Books of the Treasury of Precious Instructions

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The Third Karmapa: True Nature of Mind

The Eight Kinds of Consciousness by Rangjung Dorje The Third Karmapa For the meditation on the nature of your own mind it is customary to ask your teacher for pointing-out instructions. Some practitioners are lucky enough to realize their true nature of mind straight away, whereas others merely perceive...
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Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen on How to Purify Obscurations

by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen OK, we haven’t exactly been angelic all our lives—and our “obscurations” are part of the cause. Buddhism prescribes certain steps to help purify our misdeeds. This clear description of those steps is adapted here from A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path by Khenchen...
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Mahamudra: Meditation Directly on Reality Itself

Tilopa and the Attainment of Non-Attainment   Tilopa (988–1069) Once, Tilopa advised his disciple to go off to an isolated retreat and avoid any meditation. Now, this may seem a little unusual for a meditation retreat. He explains, however, that when you go to meditate, you normally take up something...
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His Holiness Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche on Body Posture

How we sit, stand, and hold our body affects our mind—which is of importance especially during meditation. This excerpt from The Practice of Mahamudra by Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche concisely describes the subtle effects of placements of the hands, tongue, and so forth. "It is very important...
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