FOUR ESSENTIAL BUDDHIST TEXTS by H.H. the Dalai Lama / Panchen Lama / Kalu Rinpoche / Jamyang Rinpoche
The Four Essential Buddhist Textsinclude in this anthology are:
- The Opening of the Dharma, by Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
- Foundations of Buddhist Meditations, by Kalu Rinpoche.
- The Great Seal of Voidness, by the First Panchen Lama.
- A Key to Madhyamika, by H.H. 14th Dalai Lama.
It is hope that the publication of this anthology of translated scriptures, all of which are indigenous Tibetan works by very highly respected scholar-yogis, will further understanding of the panoramic and trans-sectarian approach of the great Tibetan Buddhist teachers of the pastr and present.
ESSENTIAL DALAI LAMA: His Important Teachings by H.H. the Dalai Lama
A unique collection of his life's teachings selected by the Dalai Lama himself.
An inspiration to millions of people worldwide, the Dalai Lama has long wanted one book that he could recommend as a basic sourcebook for his essential ideas. Now, for the first time, The Essential Dalai Lama brings together the best of the Dalai Lama's writings on all aspects of life from work to meditation. Divided into four sections-The Vision, Buddhist Perspectives, Practice, A World in Harmony-The Essential Dalai Lama contains eloquent applications of the principles of ancient Buddhist thought to contemporary issues, all expressed in the Dalai Lama's uniquely compelling voice. Covering topics such as the quest for human happiness, foundations of Buddhism, Karma, focusing the mind, ethics and society, the Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus, and much more, The Essential Dalai Lama will be the perfect gift for anyone who wishes to have one source for the Dalai Lama's teachings or who seeks an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Buddhism.
Essential Teachings presents the first English translation of a series of talks given in 1974 by the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India - the site of the Buddha's enlightenment - to a gathering of Tibetan refugees and Western Buddhists. His precise and eloquent commentary on the "Path of the Bodhisattva", one of the most important teaching texts of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, offers a step-by-step guide to thirty-seven practices designed to help cultivate the spirit of compassion for all life and service to others that is at the heart of Buddhism.
LIFETIME OF WISDOM: Essential Writings by and About the Dalai Lama by Clint Willis
Readers who want to appreciate and understand the scope and depth of the Dalai Lama's wisdom must currently select from a variety of books. Now, A Lifetime of Wisdom brings together those writings that, taken together, constitute an essential account of the Dalai Lama's teaching legacy. A Lifetime of Wisdom includes accounts of the Dalai Lama's early days as a child plucked from obscurity to rule over Tibet, his struggles with the Chinese who invaded his country, and his tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace. Readers will come away with a comprehensive sense of the Dalai Lama's fundamental themes, from personal happiness to world peace.
In this challenging collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's wisdom, the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time reflects on suffering, happiness, love and truth, and emphasizes the need to transform the human mind if we are to find real fulfillment.
At the heart of all the Dalai Lama's teaching is the plea for compassion and nonviolence, the essential goodness of the human heart and the need to live well and die well. This collection reflects the breadth of his teachings but also its utter simplicity and is an ideal introduction as well as an inspiring companion.
ANSWERS: Discussions with Western Buddhists by H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Jose Cabezon
In India, at the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment, it became a well-established tradition for the Dalai Lama to spend several days each year giving teachings to Buddhists from all over the world. Following his teachings, he held informal group discussions with Western students of Buddhism. In these lively exchanges the Dalai Lama exhibits clear and penetrating insight into issues that are most important to Western students. Some of the topics discussed are: psychology, Christianity, being a practicing Buddhist in the West, spiritual teachers, reincarnation, emptiness, tantra, protector deities, liberation, meditation, compassion, disciplining others, the power of holy places, and retreats.
ADVICE FROM BUDDHA SAKYAMUNI by H.H. the Dalai Lama
The important small volume, Advice from Buddha Sakyamuni, on the discipline to be observed by monks following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is based on the Intermediary Verses of the Vinaya Sutra. His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet has composed this work for the benefit of all beings, and gives a concise but thorough commentary on the monastic vows and how to uphold them in a pure manner.
However, it should be noted that His focus on the necessity and wisdom of keeping strict moral discipline is not only of relevance to those holding monastic vows in our world. His commentary also contains timely advice for all who wish to live in harmony and peace with other sentient beings, and as such will be of enduring interest to a wide readership.
In "The Heart of the Buddha's Path" the Dalai Lama describes in a clear and simple style how to bring wisdom and compassion into our daily lives. He explores the fundamentals of the Buddha's teachings, from basic advice on how to deal with anger and other emotions to the importance of compassion.
THE DALAI LAMA: A POLICY OF KINDNESS by H.H. the Dalai Lama, compiled & edited by Sidney Piburn
In 1981, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a series of lectures at Harvard University which fulfilled magnificently his intention of providing an in-depth introduction to Buddhist theory and practice. The combination of superb intellect, power of exposition, and practical, compassionate implementation that characterize the Dalai Lama's personality highlights these lectures. He covers a spectrum of issues important to anyone concerned about individual and world peace and answers questions that those interested in Buddhism have long hoped to see addressed.