This volume contains illuminating talks by Sri Pandit on Sri Aurobindo's The Mother.
These five speeches impart the teachings of the Siddha Yoga path for modern seekers with eloquence, erudition, and compassionate humor, making an ancient tradition deeply engaging and vibrantly alive. Each talk, originally addressed to a global audience as a traditional greeting to the new year in the period 1995–1999, offers guidance—both practical and philosophical—for progressing on the spiritual path in today's world and living a noble and purposeful life. The book teaches with illustrative stories and anecdotes and urges all people to make the best use of their lives, to discover the divinity in their own hearts, and to let the joy of the divine suffuse the world.
Lopez reveals unexpected points of instability and contradiction in the Heart Sutra, which, in the end, turns out to be the most malleable of texts, where the logic of commentary serves as a tool of both tradition and transgression.
HEART JEWEL presents a full and authoritative commentary to two essential practices of the New Kadampa Tradition, relying upon the Spirital Guide, Je Tsongkhapa, and Dorie Shugdan the powerful Dharma Protector of Je Tsongkhapa's Tradition. Geshe Kelsang also details how to do a Close Retreat of Migtsema.
One of the most popular books on Kundalini Yoga. Ideal for beginners, packed with the understanding of how this form of yoga works and why. Choose from many different sets, depending on your mood. Meditations for the Mind, Body and Soul. Plus a dietary and beauty section for the modern Yogini.
Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan meditation master, discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha,” an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses. The book is divided into three parts. In “Personal Journey,” the author discusses the qualities of openness, inquisitiveness, and good humor that characterize the enlightened Buddha-nature in everyone. In “Stages on the Path,” he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In “Working with Others,” he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddhareflects Trungpa's great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.
This Book Represents A Compilation Of Selected Essays, All Centered Around The Theme Of Baul Music In The Context Of Man`S Continous Endeavour For Realisation Of The Highest Truth.
In Heart Jewel Geshe Kelsang presents two essential practices of Kadampa Buddhism, the popular Mahayana Buddhist tradition that derives from the renowned Tibetan teacher Je Tsongkhapa. The first practice is relying upon a Spiritual Guide, which lays the foundation for gaining all the blessings and realizations of the paths to liberation and enlightenment. The second practice is relying upon and enlightened Dharma Protector, whereby we can swiftly overcome all obstacles to our spiritual practice and create favourable conditions for developing and increasing pure Dharma realizations. An invaluable introduction to the profound and dynamic tradition of Kadampa buddhism.
This compelling study of the Ri-me movement and of the major Buddhist lineages of Tibet is comprehensive and accessible. It includes an introduction to the history and philosophy of the Ri-me movement; a biography of the movement's leader, the meditation master and philosopher known as Jamg�n Kongtrul the Great; helpful summaries of the eight lineages' practice-and-study systems, which point out the different emphases of the schools; an explanation of the most hotly disputed concepts; and an overview of the old and new tantras. Jamg�n Kongtrul the Great (1813-1899) is a giant in Tibetan history, renowned for his scholarly and meditative achievements, but also for his energetic yet evenhanded work to unify and strengthen the different lineages of Buddhism. The Ri-me movement, led by Kongtrul and several other leading scholars of the time, was a unifying effort to cut through interscholastic divisions and disputes that were occurring between the different lineages. These leaders sought appreciation of the differences and acknowledgment of the importance of variety in benefiting practitioners with different needs. The Ri-me teachers also took great care that the teachings and practices of the different schools and lineages, and their unique styles, did not become confused with one another. This lucid survey of the Ri-me movement will be of interest to serious scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.
Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara / Kuan Yin) is not only Tibet’s patron deity, he also is the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas and as such is deemed the best possible contemplative gateway to the cultivation of compassion. In this book, which has received high praise from monastics and lay Buddhist scholars alike, the American-born nun Ven. Thubten Chodron lucidly and engagingly elucidates the Tibetan Buddhist yoga of Chenrezig. Her explanations are based not only on scriptural but also oral teachings, which makes them eminently authoritative and practical. Essentially, Cultivating a Compassionate Heart is a knowledgeable, highly practical, and fairly extensive commentary on the Chenrezig sadhana. The book starts with the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig visualization and the preliminary prayers found in most sadhanas and the long mantra of Chenrezig. Only then does the author proceed to explaining the various concepts that make up the theoretical underpinnings of this extraordinary practice.
The year is 1942 and the province Sindh, where Sadhana, the childish granddaughter of a rich Sindhi grain merchant is getting married to Prakash, when Rehman, the meek, poor boy next door and Sadhana's childhood friend realizes his love for her. On the other hand, Jinnah and Nehru have started displaying their influence on the young and the restless of the yet undivided India, where the several Gurdwara's Sikh flags are replaced with the green flag of Islam and Prakash becomes a fatality in one such crossfire. Barely 15 days into her marriage and Sadhana is a widow. And Rehman is back in her life. But little does she know that her radical Hindu father has fixed her marriage to Sunil, a Sindhi millionaire running his looms in Dhakka, which is soon to become East Pakistan. Sadhana and Rehman plan an escape but destiny plays a cruel role with the breakout of riots and Rehman is once again late in claiming his love. The Radcliffe line has been drawn and has divided India. The lovers had parted painfully. Sadhana, now a nurse, is attending to the injured when she meets Sunil, the man she was slated to marry. His brother, Anil is a doctor at the hospital and has fallen in love with the young nurse. But Sadhana's heart only beats for Rehman. In this hour of difficulty, Sadhana's grandfather plans a sinister conspiracy and poisons Sadhana's mind against Rehman; causing her to marry Anil. And just when connubial happiness begins to set in and Sadhana gets pregnant, Rehman returns for her causing her heart to beat for him once again. What will Dr. Anil, who till now was unaware of their undying love, do when he comes to know of Rehman's presence? Will Sadhana follow her heart or will she bind herself in chains that have always distanced her from her true love? Will Rehman accept a pregnant Sadhana as his soulmate or leave her at the crossroads once again? To know more, read an epic tale of love, passion, emotion, drama and romance set in the times of partition through the eyes of our protagonist...Sadhana
Practicing a personal daily yoga practice, or sadhana, has many physical and mental health benefits, but developing that practice can be challenging and confusing at times. Here, the author offers experienced insights from experts in various yogic traditions on how to cultivate a daily yoga practice that fits your life, needs, and abilities.
This book explores one of the most explicit and sophisticated theoretical formulations of tantric yoga. It explains Abhinavaguptas teaching about the nature of ultimate reality, about the methods for experiencing this ultimate reality, and about the nature of the state of realization, a condition of embodied enlightenment. The author uncovers the conceptual matrix surrounding the practices of the Kaula lineage of Kashmir Shaivism. The primary textual basis for the book is provided by Abhinavaguptas Paratrisika-laghuvrtti, a short meditation manual that centers on the symbolism of the Heart-mantra, SAUH.
Truth is not something we have to seek out. It is not something that is absent and far away, requiring great effort to find. Truth is present within you as the Life that is you. In Yoga of Heart, Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Mark Whitwell takes us back to the time when yoga was first developed--to the shamanic past of the Upanishads, when yoga was practiced as a means of acknowledging, enjoying, and participating in the very source of Life. Whitwell explores the deeper tantric dimensions of hatha yoga--how yoga's purpose is to link the mind to the wonder of our own condition. He shows how hatha yoga is participation in life's polarities already in union--through the male surrender to the female principle. Yoga of Heart shows how we can forge that union of polarities within our body: above and below, front and back, left and right, male and female. Yoga of Heart focuses especially on clearing the energy centers and meridians, fostering dynamic health and allowing practitioners to create a deeper intimacy with both their partners and the energetic life forces in the universe.
This book chronicles the rise of goddess worship in the region of Bengal from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on the goddesses Kali and Uma, McDermott examines lyrical poems written by devotees from Ramprasad Sen (ca. 1718-1775) to Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976).
This volume of Shivom Tirth's autobiography covers the years 1961 through 1965 and gives the reader an intimate look at an enlightened teacher preparing the prize student who will take his place. Spiritual topics covered include solutions to the problems of daily life, practices that lead to realization, and such yogic experiences as time travel and out-of-body travel.
The original Guru, the Self, is present in everybody's heart as Silence. This Silence can be recognized in the gap between two thoughts, two actions, two breaths, two moments. This Silence may also just appear spontaneously, when one is simply at rest, at peace. Chup Sadhana is an effortless no-practice practice, which reveals this ever-present, underlying Silence in which all the events of life are experienced. This is the missing link, which connects different spiritual traditions.
Sadhana is a beautiful young girl born to two opposites –a saintly mother and a materialistic father.Thanks to her parents’ self-centered indifference towards their only child, Sadhana becomes wayward and precocious.Then one day she is confronted by a sadistic teacher called Damayanthi who catches her off guard and gives her a treatment that develops a devious kink in the beautiful young girl.Years later Sadhana, now a school dropout, gets an opportunity to apply the same kink to her advantage. She uses it to become the most loved and admired actress in tinsel town, with a new identity and name – Anamika.Hailed as an epitome of womanhood, Anamika cruises to the top in her profession and achieves superstardom. And then her past catches up with her.