INFINITE LIFE: Seven Virtues for Living Well by Robert Thurman, fore. by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Robert Thurman is America's most popular and charismatic Buddhist. His first book, Inner Revolution, is an international bestseller and his lectures sell out to thousands. Infinite Life demonstrates that our every action has infinite consequences for ourselves and others, here and now, and after we are gone. Thurman introduces the Seven Virtues to reconstructing body and mind carefully in order to reduce the negative consequences and cultivate the positive. In his powerful, pragmatic style, Thurman delivers life-changing lessons on the virtues and emotions. He invites us to take responsibility for our actions and their consequences while we revel in the knowledge that our lives are truly infinite. Infinite Life is the ultimate guidebook to understanding our place in the universe and realizing how we can personally succeed while helping others.
KARMASIDDHI PRAKARANA: The Treatise On Action by Vasubandhu by Vasubandhu
The teaching of karma, or action, forms the cornerstone of the whole Buddhist doctrine: action is the explanation of human existence and of the physical world, and it is in terms of karma that the Buddhist masters have constructed their philosophy.
ENTHRONEMENT: The Recognition of the Reincarnate Masters of Tibet and the Himalayas by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, translated and introduced by Ngawang Zangpo
Even the most casual contact with the culture, politics, or religion of Tibet and the surrounding region brings outsiders face-to-face with the institution of reincarnate spiritual masters. In a tradition that is both uniquely Tibetan and genuinely Buddhist, past masters are identified as small children, installed in their predecessor's monastery in a ceremony called enthronement, and educated to continue the work of their former incarnation. This custom has provided a principal source of spiritual renewal for Himalayan Buddhists for the past thousand years.
The introduction places the subject of reincarnate meditation masters within two major contexts-in the activity of bodhisattvas and in modern Tibetan society, where the reappearance of past masters is both perfectly natural and profoundly moving.
Part One contains an interview with Tai Situpa Rinpoche, a contemporary reincarnate master who is often requested to find and recognize other reincarnate masters.
Part Two contains a translation of a text by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye which offers a traditional view of the enthronement of reincarnate masters.
DISCOVERY, RECOGNITION AND ENTHRONEMENT OF THE 14TH DALAI LAMA by Wangdu, Gould & Richardson
The Discovery, Recognition and Enthronement of Tibetan Lamas have always been mystical and strange for the westerners but at the same time it is extremely interesting and fascinating.
This book contains three accounts writen by persons who have witnessed the actual happening during the Discover, Recognition and Enthronement of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
"Reincarnation" tells the remarkable story of a small child destined to become one of the most important and unusual spiritual leaders of our time. Osel Hita Torres, the son of humble Spanish parents, became the focus of world attention when at the age of 14 months he was recognized by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe, a prominent Tibetan lama who died in California in March 1984. This story tells of Lama Yeshe's life, death, and rebirth as the little Lama Osel, while explaining the controversial phenomenon of reincarnation in a clear, engaging, and practical way.
IMMORTALITY AND REINCARNATION by Alexandra David-Neel
The question of what occurs to the individual personality after death is one of the fundamental quandaries of the human experience The famed traveler and mystic Alexandra David-Neel, one of the first Western women to see the forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet, examines here the various Eastern Concepts Concerning life after death Contary to Western belief, which sees the human being as composed of a mortal body and an immortal soul, many Easterners believe in both the immortality of the body and the soul Alexandra David-Neel gained firsthand knowledge of these beliefs and the practices they engendered in the course of her travels at the beginning of this century. In Immortality and Reincarnation she puts them together for a unique look at reincarnation and eternal life in a region that had not yet been touched by the modern world.