Highly respected by thousands of students throughout the world, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was one of the foremost poets, scholars, philosophers, and meditation masters of our time. Here he speaks frankly, drawing on his own life experience. Condensing the compassionate path to Buddhahood into practical instructions that use the circumstances of everyday life, Rinpoche presents the Seven-Point Mind Training—the very core of the entire Tibetan Buddhist practice.
An Explanation of Atisha's Seven Point Mind Training
Author: Rab-gsal-zla-ba (Dis-mgo Mkhyen-brtse)
Category: Bodhicitta (Buddhism)
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Whose Remarkable Life Came To An End In September, 1991, Was One Of The Foremost Poets, Scholars, Philosophers And Meditation Masters Of The Mahayana, Mahamudra And Great Perfection Traditions Of Vajrayana Buddhism. He Was Highly Respected By Thousands Of Students In Tibet And Throughout The World. The Text He Presents Here Is The Seven Point Mind Training, Broughout To Tibet By The Indian Master Atisha. This Teaching Is The Very Core Of The Entire Practice Of Tibetan Buddhism. It Condenses The Compassionate Path To Buddhahood Into Practical Instructions Which Make Use Of All The Circumstances Of Everyday Life. Khyentse Rinpoche Gave This Commentary In The Dordogone, France, During His Last Visit To The West. He Speaks Frankly From His Heart, Drawing On His Own Life Long Experience. The Fact That Rinpoche Has Departed From This World Adds Much Poignancy To His Words, Which Many Of His Students Regard As His Parting Gift.
Patrul Rinpoche makes the technicalities of his subject accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life. His style of mixing broad colloquialisms, stringent irony, and poetry has all the life and atmosphere of an oral teaching. Great care has been taken by the translators to render the precise meaning of the text in English while still reflecting the vigor and insight of the original Tibetan.
Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham
Pubpsher: Shambhala Publications
Introduction to the Middle Way presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or "middle way," teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then show that there is more. This book includes a verse translation of the Madhyamakavatara by the renowned seventh-century Indian master Chandrakirti, an extremely influential text of Mahayana Buddhism, followed by an exhaustive logical explanation of its meaning by the modern Tibetan master Jamgön Mipham, composed approximately twelve centuries later. Chandrakirti's work is an introduction to the Madhyamika teachings of Nagarjuna, which are themselves a systematization of the Prajnaparamita, or "Perfection of Wisdom" literature, the sutras on the crucial but elusive concept of emptiness. Chandrakirti's work has been accepted throughout Tibetan Buddhism as the highest expression of the Buddhist view on the sutra level. With Jamgön Mipham's commentary, it is a definitive presentation of the wisdom of emptiness, a central theme of Buddhist teachings. This book is a core study text for both academic students and practitioners of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.
A Critical Integral Approach to Fear Management/Education for the 21st Century
Author: R. Michael Fisher
Pubpsher: University Press of America
This book addresses the human fear problem by summarizing the teachings on fearlessness from around the world and throughout history and utilizing critical integral theory to categorize the developmental and evolutionary spectrum of fear management systems. An educational healing vision is offered to address challenges of a dangerous 21st century.
Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory
Author: Nicholas Tampio
Pubpsher: Fordham Univ Press
"Advancing the Enlightenment draws upon John Rawls, Gilles Deleuze, and Tariq Ramadan to present a vision for progressive politics. Rather than defend Kant's ideas, heirs of the Enlightenment should create concepts such as overlapping consensus, rhizome, and space of testimony to facilitate alliances across religious and philosophical differences"--