CHANGE OF HEART: The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku comp. & ed. by Lama Shenpen Drolma
"An ordinary being cannot even begin to fathom the infinite compassionate action of a bodhisattva, so only a bodhisattva can provide such guidance. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, in my opinion, was a true bodhisattva who worked tirelessly to eliminate suffering in many different parts of the world. I rejoice that his teachings have been compiled into this book, and it is my aspiration that every single word of his will be put into practice."--Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
GEMS OF WISDOM FROM THE SEVENTH DALAI LAMA by Glenn Mullin
This book presents a translation of this important text and also provides a brief commentary, which elucidates the quintessential meanings embedded in the 7th Dalai Lama's verses.
A collection of spontaneous short verses that employ earthy metaphors to illustrate key points in the enlightenment tradition. His language is simple and direct, capturing the profound spirituality of his vision while avoiding any form of religiousity. Here we find all the teachings of the Buddha brought into the context of their implications for individual transformation or "training of the mind."
MIND TRAINING LIKE THE RAYS OF THE SUN by Nam-kha Pel, trans. by Brian Beresford, ed. by Jeremy Russell
The mind training teachings develop the altruistic mind of enlightenment, are directed towards the practitioner of great capacity, and concern the transformation of mental attitudes to turn adversity into advantage.
MIND TRAINING: The Great Collection by Atisha, trans. and ed. by Thubten Jinpa
Compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection is the earliest anthology of a special genre of Tibetan literature known as "mind training," or lojong in Tibetan. The principal focus of these texts is the systematic cultivation of such altruistic thoughts and emotions as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance. The mind-training teachings are highly revered by the Tibetan people for their pragmatism and down-to-earth advice on coping with the various challenges and hardships that unavoidably characterize everyday human existence.The volume contains forty-four individual texts, including the most important works of the mind training cycle, such as Serlingpa''s well-known Levelling out All Preconceptions, Atisa's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland, Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses on Training the Mind, and Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts. An accurate and lyrical translation of these texts, many of which are in metered verse, marks an important contribution to the world's literary heritage, enriching its spiritual resources.
PARTING FROM THE FOUR ATTACHMENTS: Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen's Song of Experience on Mind Training and the View by Chogye Trichen Rinpoche
A Commentary on Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen's Song of Experience on Mind Training and the View.
"Quintessential teachings on how to genuinely enter into the practice of Dharma and get to the very core of the path, by one of the last Tibetan masters of the old generation, commenting on classic verses of the Sakya tradition."--Ven. Matthieu Ricard, author of The Monk and the Philosopher.
his text on mind training, called lo jong in Tibetan, was brought to Tibet by Atisha in the eleventh century. Atisha brought over 100 instructions to Tibet, this particular text being compiled by one of his students who condensed it into the present form of seven points. The present book contains seven chapters, which deal with The Preliminaries; The Main Practice; How to Carry Practice onto the Path' Practice of Mind Training in Daily Life; Evaluation of Mind Training, Commitment of Mind Training, and Guidelines of Mind Training. The book also contains The Root text of Seven Points of Mind Training.
Training the Mind in the Great Way by the Dalai Lama 1st, Mullin
The attitude of self-cherishing and the habit of egograsping are considered by Buddhist teachers as the two greatest enemies to happiness and peace of mind. by practicing the lojong methods for developing great compassion and the blissful wisdom of emptines presented in this famous teaching by the First Dalai Lama, these two syndromes can be transformed and eventually overcome.
PEACOCK IN THE POISON GROVE: Two Buddhists Texts for Training the Mind by Geshe Lhundub Sopa
Geshe Sopa offers insightful commentary on two of the earliest Tibetan texts that focus on mental training. Peacock in the Poison Grove presents powerful yogic methods of dispelling the selfish delusions of the ego, and maintaining the purity of our motives. Geshe Sopa's lucid explanations teach how we can fight the egocentric enemy within by realizing the truth of emptiness, and by developing a compassionate, loving attitude toward others.
START WHERE YOU ARE: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chodron
A handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chodron has us make friends with ourselves by "starting where we are"--by embracing the painful aspects of our lives. Then she guides us through self-reflection and meditations that develop the courage to work with our pain and experience joy.
TRAINING THE MIND AND CULTIVATING LOVING KINDNESS by Chogyam Trungpa, with new foreword by Pema Chodron
The 59 pithy slogans that comprise the traditional practice of lojong, designed to help develop clarity, intelligence, and compassion.
Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is.
The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here -- each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa -- have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries, to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training.