LIBERATION IN OUR HANDS: Part 1, The Preliminaries by Pabongka Rinpoche; ed. by Yongzin Trijang Rinpoche; trans. by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin & Art Engle
Pabongka Rinpoche, a lama famous for his direct, no-nonsense approach, gave a clear and elaborate explanation of the path to enlightenment based on Je Tsong Khapa. Throughout, he tells marvellous stories to bring his teachings alive. First of three volumes.
LIBERATION IN OUR HANDS: Part 2, The Fundamentals by Pabonka Rinpoche; ed. by Yongzin Trijang Rinpoche; trans. by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin & Art Engle
Covers the initial Lamrim meditation topics: refuge, karma, serving a spiritual teacher, the leisure and fortune of human rebirth, impermanence, and the suffering of lower realms. The focus is overcoming attachment for this life and pursuing the causes of a favorable rebirth in future lives. Included is Pabongka's How to Meditate on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment--analytic meditations on each topic and what to look for when one has generated the appropriate realizations.
LIBERATION IN OUR HANDS: Part 3, The Ultimate Goals by Pabonka Rinpoche; ed. by Yongzin Trijang Rinpoche; trans. by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin & Art Engle
This is the remaining third of Pabongka Rinpoche's famous teaching. In this section, he discusses the complete liberation from samsara and also the unsurpassed enlightenment of Buddhahood. The first part of the teachings engenders a deep aversion for samsaric existence along with the aspiration to attain permanent freedom from it. Perfect enlightenment involves the generation of Bodhichitta and practicing the six perfections with special emphasis on concentration and wisdom.
PATH TO BUDDHAHOOD: Teachings on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament by Ringu Tulku, foreword by Matthieu Ricard
Popular teacher Ringu Tulku presents a fresh, accessible explanation of one of the most important classics, The Jewel Ornament. Easy to read and understand presentation of topics includes: seeing through illusions, acting with kindness, putting others first, and attaining lasting peace and compassion.
PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM by Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden
This clear and massive presentation of the progressive stages of spiritual development is richly endowed with translations from the original sutras of the Buddha. The essential points of the vast range of Buddhist philosophy are presented with practical advice on how to transform your life with a range of extraordinary meditation methods. Also contains a detailed explanation of the lo jong mind training techniques and an extensive glossary, index and subject outline, and translation of the root and branch bodhichitta vows. Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Australia.
PRACTICING THE PATH: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by Yangsi Rinpoche, fore. by Geshe Lhundup Sopa
With his experience in communicating teachings to Westerners, the author gives a clear commentary on the vast path to enlightenment.
"The Lamrim Chenmo is one of the great classics of Tibetan literature. This contemporary commentary by an erudite, younger scholar of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition brings Tsongkhapa's work to life. Readable, accessible and to the point, Yangsi Rinpoche's book eloquently shows us the relevance of the lamrim to our day-to-day lives. To resort to a Tibetan image, it brings this great classical tradition 'into the very palms of our hands.'"-- Jose Ignacio Cabezon, XIVth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies, UCSB
STEPS ON THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 1: The Foundation Practices by Geshe Lhundub Sopa, foreword by Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
The first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary - on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path - offers a detail overview of Buddhist philosophy which will be especially invaluable for those who want to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives.
In the Lamrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners, those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit al beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of this teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge.
STEPS ON THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo Vol. 2/Karma by Geshe Lhundub Sopa with David Patt
This second volume of the five-volume commentary by the renowned Buddhist scholar Geshe Lhundub Sopa focuses on the key Buddhist concepts of karma, or cause and effect, and dependent origination. Considered one of the finest scholars of Buddhism alive, Geshe Sopa provides commentaries essential for anyone interested in a sound understanding of Tibetan Buddhist practice and philosophy. Never has a book gone into such clear detail on karma - a concept which, despite many references in popular culture, is too often misunderstood. Geshe Sopa is an ideal commentator for the Western reader.
TURNING TOWARDS LIBERATION: The Four Reminders by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
The precious human birth, impermanence, karma, shortcomings of samsara--these are the four reminders that turn the mind toward the dharma. To contemplate them deeply is to set one's feet firmly on the path to enlightenment.