Vajra Body Vajra Mind

This translation and commentary is based on the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi interpreted by Michael Speight.

Author: Michael Speight

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ISBN: 9798740459059

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This translation and commentary is based on the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi interpreted by Michael Speight. Michael met Maharishi in 1970 and was made a teacher of Transcendental Meditation by Maharishi himself and later became his personal assistant. In 1977 Michael attended Maharishi's Siddhis training course. He has been interviewed on Buddha at the Gas Pump and is considered a Yogi and Spiritual teacher with students across the globe.

Secret of the Vajra World

While that book focuses on the history, cosmology, philosophy, and practice of the more public, exoteric side of Tibetan Buddhism, this work treats its more hidden and esoteric aspects as they take shape in Vajrayana.

Author: Reginald A. Ray

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825239

Category: Religion

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This book provides an entrée into the Tantric (or Vajrayana) Buddhism of Tibet, as conveyed by Tibetan masters teaching in the West, and as received by their Western students. The Tantric tradition is a unique collection of lesser-known texts, concepts, and meditation practices that are usually made available only to experienced and specially initiated practitioners. The "Vajra World" (vajradhatu in Sanskrit) is a realm of indestructibility, the level of reality beyond all thought and imagination, all impermanence and change, which a fully realized person knows and inhabits. Used metaphorically, "Vajra World" refers to the traditional culture of Tibet and the unique spirituality that is its secret strength. Topics include: The tantric view of human nature and the external world The special role of the guru, or tantric mentor The preliminary practices that prepare the student for full initiation The major dimensions of Vajrayana practice, including visualizations, liturgies, and inner yogas The tradition of the tulku, or incarnate lama The lore surrounding the death of ordinary people and of saints The practice of solitary retreat, the epitome of traditional Tibetan Buddhism Secret of the Vajra World is the companion volume to the author's earlier book, Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism. While that book focuses on the history, cosmology, philosophy, and practice of the more public, exoteric side of Tibetan Buddhism, this work treats its more hidden and esoteric aspects as they take shape in Vajrayana. Together, the two volumes provide a broad introduction to the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Stilling the Mind

A best-selling author and former Buddhist monk guides those with hectic, modern lives through the practice of Dzokchen, the Great Perfection, the highest form of all the meditation traditions, explaining how to calm the mind into a state of ...

Author: B. Alan Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861716906

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A best-selling author and former Buddhist monk guides those with hectic, modern lives through the practice of Dzokchen, the Great Perfection, the highest form of all the meditation traditions, explaining how to calm the mind into a state of effortless concentration. Original.

Enlightened Journey

Collects fifteen articles and talks by a Tibetan Buddhist scholar on the principles of Buddhism, the Buddhist way of life, and Buddhist forms of meditation.

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: UVA:X002737293

Category: Religion

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Collects fifteen articles and talks by a Tibetan Buddhist scholar on the principles of Buddhism, the Buddhist way of life, and Buddhist forms of meditation.

Dzogchen Essentials

Intrinsic to our buddha nature are qualities called the three kayas , or the innate body , speech , and mind , also known as the three vajras . The vajra body is the unchanging quality of the buddha nature ; the vajra speech is its ...

Author: Padmasambhava

Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

ISBN: 9627341533

Category: Religion

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Dzogchen Essentials offers a collection of teachings which are principally about clarifying confusion, the mistaken ways we normally relate to our perceptions of environment, body, and senses. Rather than continue the habits of insisting on a solid reality, we are given skillful alternatives and practices and the method to integrate them with the view of the Great Perfection. Dzogchen Essentials is for the dedicated Vajrayana student. Carrying on from The Dzogchen Primer, it contains a wide range of selections upholding the style of the simple meditator, including pieces by Padmasambhava, Tulku Thondup, Dilgo Khyentse, Dudjom, Tulku Urgyen, Sogyal and Chugyam Trungpa, Rinpoches. Additional sources and facilitator's guidelines enrich study groups and nurture the lone practitioner.

Vajra Wisdom

Vajra Wisdom presents the commentaries of two great nineteenth-century Nyingma masters that guide practitioners engaged in development stage practice through a series of straightforward instructions.

Author: Shechen Gyaltsap IV

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834829008

Category: Religion

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Vajra Wisdom presents the commentaries of two great nineteenth-century Nyingma masters that guide practitioners engaged in development stage practice through a series of straightforward instructions. The rarity of this kind of material in English makes it indispensable for practitioners and scholars alike. The goal of development stage meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition is to directly realize the inseparability of phenomena and emptiness. Preceded by initiation and oral instructions, the practitioner arrives at this view through the profound methods of deity visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption.

The Vajra and Bell

The vajra and bell are sacred objects of Buddhist Tantric ritual, with an unexpected array of associations. The vajra emodies the attributes of thunderbolt and diamond. The bell represents both mandala and emptiness.

Author: Vessantara

Publisher: Windhorse Publications (UK)

ISBN: UVA:X006126613

Category: Philosophy

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The vajra and bell are sacred objects of Buddhist Tantric ritual, with an unexpected array of associations. The vajra emodies the attributes of thunderbolt and diamond. The bell represents both mandala and emptiness.

Light of Wisdom Volume I

( JOKYAB ] The four vajras are the unchanging vajra body , the unceasing vajra speech , the undeluded vajra mind , and indivisible vajra wisdom . ( TUR ) The fact that each of the four vajras has the nature of the three kayas means that ...

Author: Padmasambhava

Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

ISBN: 9627341371

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

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The Light of Wisdom Vol. I contains the root terma ---hidden treasure text --- of Padmasambhava, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications from other masters. Volume I presents in-depth explanations of the Vajrajana Buddhist perspective. It begins with the nature of the ground, the buddha nature present in all beings, continues with the teachings that are common to all vehicles, and concludes with the Mahayana and the link to Vajrayana. This essence of the causal and resultant vehicles, Especially the core of the realization the three sections of the inner tantras, Linking together the ground with the path, Makes you abandon the temporary defilements along with their tendencies, Realize fruition and quickly accomplish the welfare of self and others, In this way it is in conformity with each yet exalted above them all. -Padmasambhava The root text of Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, a terma revealed by the great treasure- finder Chokgyur Lingpa, and its commentary by Kongtrul Rinpoche, the great translator in person, form together a complete scripture that embodies all the tantras, statements and instructions of the Nyingma School of the early translations, which is most rare to find in the past, present, or future. -Kyabje Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche

The Vajra Essence

This is the first translation of this seminal work in any Western language, and B. Alan Wallace, with his forty-five-plus years of extensive learning and deep meditative experience, is one of the most accomplished translators of Tibetan ...

Author: Dudjom Lingpa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614292760

Category: Religion

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A systematic presentation of the path of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, by one of its most renowned proponents and rendered by a master translator. Düdjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was one of the foremost tantric masters of nineteenth-century Tibet, and his powerful voice resonates strongly among Buddhist practitioners today. The Vajra Essence is Düdjom Lingpa’s most extended meditation on the path of Great Perfection, in many senses a commentary on all his other Dzogchen works. Dzogchen, the pinnacle of practice in the Nyingma school, is a radical revelation of the pure nature of consciousness that is delivered from master to disciple and perfected in a meditation that permeates every moment of our experience. Revealed to Düdjom Lingpa as a visionary “treasure” text in 1862, the Vajra Essence takes the reader through seven stages of progressively deeper practice, from “taking the impure mind as the path” up to the practice of “direct crossing over” (tögal). The longest of Düdjom Lingpa’s five visionary works on Dzogchen, readers will find this a rich and masterful evocation of the enlightened experience. This is the first translation of this seminal work in any Western language, and B. Alan Wallace, with his forty-five-plus years of extensive learning and deep meditative experience, is one of the most accomplished translators of Tibetan texts into English.

The Vajra Rosary Tantra

Readers will learn what practices to engage in to accomplish the goal of becoming a fully enlightened buddha through this comprehensive text.

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781949163155

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The first English translation of the Vajra Rosary Tantra, with extensive annotations from Alamkakalasha's Commentary, with a detailed introduction by the author. The Vajra Rosary is perhaps the most significant and detailed teaching attributed to Buddha instructing a practitioner how to overcome the 108 energies and their related conceptions that circulate in the subtle body and mind, leading most of us to continued rebirth in cyclic existence. The Vajra Rosary tells us how to overcome these energies and achieve the freedom of enlightenment. It is one of the “explanatory tantras” of the Buddhist Esoteric Community (Guhyasamaja) unexcelled yoga tantric system, the most complete of the four systems of tantra described in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist literature. The book’s analysis of the Vajra Rosary Tantra illuminates for readers perhaps the most compelling reason of all to choose Rosary—the path to enlightenment is built on overcoming the 108 energy-winds and conceptualities, the number of beads on the ancient Indo-Tibetan Buddhist rosary. Readers will learn what practices to engage in to accomplish the goal of becoming a fully enlightened buddha through this comprehensive text.