ORDERLY CHAOS: The Mandala Principle by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
According to the mandala principlee, a prominent feature of tantric Buddhism, all phenomena are part of one reality. Whether good or bad, happy or sad, clear or obscure, everything is interrelated and reflects a single totality. As Chogyam Trungpa explains in this book , from the perspective of the mandala principle, existence is orderly chaos. There is chaos and confusion because verything happens by itself, without any external ordening principle. At the same time, whatever happens expresses order and intelligence, wakeful energy and precision. Through meditative practices associated with the mandala principle, the opposites of experience-confusion and enlightenment, chaos and order, pain and pleasure- are revealed as inseparable parts of a total vision of reality.
SACRED WORLD: The Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery, and Power by Jeremy Hayward, Karen Hayward
This book-in a shortened and revised second edition-offers-step by-step instruction in Shambhala warriorship. Combining Buddhist mindfulness practice and pre-Buddhist shamanic teachings, Shambhala warriorship training teaches ways to call on powerful, natural energies for personal and collective transformation. It shows us how to use everyday situations to unite mind, body, and emotions in a harmonious whole.
The mandala of the Five Buddhas is an important Buddhist symbol--a multi-faceted jewel communicating the different aspects of Enlightenment. Meeting each Buddha in turn, we start to awaken to the qualities they embody--energy, beauty, love, confidence, and freedom, and thus transform ourselves through the power of imagination, and experience the majesty of the mind set free.
The most comprehensive work in English on emptiness. In bringing this remarkable exposition of the Prasangika-Madhyamaka view of emptiness to life, Hopkins describes the meditational practices by which emptiness can be realized and shows how the teachings are utterly practical. He also covers dependent arising, the four noble truths, Buddhist logic, and tenets, and non-Buddhist schools of philosophy.
This study explores the ideas of the enigmatic and controversial visionary, known as Padmasambhava. It takes as its starting point a unique and hitherto untouched source: Padmasambhava's writings preserved in the rNying-ma rgyud-'bum that remain excluded from the standard editions of the Tibetan Tanjur collections to this day.
The first chapter explains Padmasambhava's holistic background that reflects an anthropocosmic worldview. The second chapter deals with the problem of how this anthropocosmic whole becomes enworlded as samsara and of how the enworlded experiencer disentangles himself from it and regains his original wholeness.
The third chapter assesses Padmasambhava's psychological insights and their hermeneutical interpretations. In this study, Herbert Guenther discloses the mind of one of the greatest spiritual geniuses in human history, Padamasambhava - wanderer, mystic, and one of the original founders of Tibetan Buddhism. Here his teachings step out from obscurity to speak with a wonderful clarity. In them is found a surprisingly postmodern portrait of how process dynamics self-organize to construct and "light up" our worlds of experience.
Padmasambhava is the primary master of Vajrayana, the teachings for our time. Out of his great compassion and wisdom, he instructed his main disciple Yeshe Tsogyal to conceal terma treasures to be revealed at the destined time for future practitioners. The profundity of this advice is meant to be personally apllied by all individuals in all circumstances. It is a classic work which contains valid truth for anyone who sincerely wants to follow a spiritual path.
FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE HEART by Padmasambhava, Khandro Yeshe Tsogyel, Terton Sangye Lingpa
Padmasambhava's Spiritual Advice Committed to writing and concealed as a treasure text by K'andro Yeshe Ts'ogyel and revealed by Tert"n Sangye Lingpa.
A scholarly though readable annotated translation of a classic work on the science of the spirit from eighth century Tibet, as orally bestowed by Padmasambhava, the Guru Rinpoche. The teachings here given apply to all levels of practitioners, as they range from basic practical advice to the most subtle insights of Buddhist metaphysics. A CD-ROM containing a corrected version of the Tibetan text, both in original script and in transliteration, is included in the present volume.
DAKINI TEACHINGS: Padmasambhava's Oral Instructions to Lady Tsogyal by Erik Pema Kunsang
This is a terma text of teachings given to Yeshe Tsogyal recorded in a coded language called "dakini script" and concealed until years later. The teachings translated here are instructions on the three levels of Buddhist practice.
TIBETAN BOOK OF THE GREAT LIBERATION by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
It would be better to spend one day studying this text, than a lifetime of reading the newspaper. This well known ground breaking compilation of the paramount teachings of the most illustrious teachers of Tibet and India still has value to the Buddhist student today. Includes an account of the marvelous superhuman life and secret doctrines of the Great Guru Padmasambhava, who in the eighth century on the invitation of the Tibetan king, traveled to Tibet and converted Tibet to Tantric Buddhism. The quintessence of the Supreme Path, the Mahayana is also expounded upon, revealed by the yogic methods of attaining the Great Liberation of Nirvana by means of knowing the one mind, the cosmic All-consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathing methods, and other techniques commonly associated with lower yogas.
MOMENT BY MOMENT: The Art and Practice of Mindfulness by Jerry Braza, Ph.D.
Practicing mindfulness means performing all activities consciously. This awareness enables us to become more fully alive in each moment, enjoying life to the fullest and avoiding the stress and guilt that have been written into our habits by our socialization. Practiced correctly and consistently, mindfulness can be the basis for transforming our lives and our relationships with others.
Based on the author's Mindfulness Training Program, this book provides simple exercises for applying this practice to our daily lives. Jerry Braza offers hig gentle wisdom to the reader, with specific guidance and exercises for managing stress, quieting the mind, transforming feelings, enhancing productivity, and completing unfinished emotional business.