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Introduction to the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door
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Price: Free! Words: 26,950. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Master Lu is regarded as the primus inter pares. Through his powerful ability for Totem Enquiry, Master Lu is able to examine one’s Totem in heaven according to the birth year, Chinese zodiac sign, and gender provided by the inquirer. By referencing the Totem, all information about one’s past, present and future lives can be collected.
The journey towards Awakening
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Price: Free! Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This small but wise book is a guide for the seeker who desires not distractions, not abstractions, but the here and now. This is my second attempt to share my understanding of the teachings of the Buddha which I gained by listening to a few awakened. The book examines the mind process in detail, help understand the impediments and identify guidelines to move forward in the right path.
Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,620. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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This book contains public talks by Lama Yeshe on the general topic of Buddhism and mind. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer session. Lama presented one of the talk to a group of psychiatrists who were delighted to meet and question Lama, and this historic exchange underscores the difference between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,240. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In 1975 during their first trip to Europe, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a weekend seminar in England, once again demonstrating the profound effect of Buddha’s wisdom on Western people. Freedom Through Understanding covers the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics.
How Things Exist: Teachings on Emptiness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,630. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book begins with a general talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on universal responsibility and compassion that is followed by four chapters detailing the Prasangika Madhyamaka view of emptiness, or ultimate reality, as taught in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and how to meditate on it, according to the author’s personal experience.
The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha
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Series: FPMT Lineage, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 179,650. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book is an extensive teaching on guru yoga by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a contemporary exemplar of the practice. Rinpoche explains the importance of guru devotion, the proper way to develop a student-teacher bond and offers commentary on each traditional guru devotion sub-topic found in Tsongkhapa’s lam-rim. The text also provides a textual outline to help guide your reading through the topics.
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary on Lamp of the Path, Atisha's revolutionary work and Lines of Experience, a short text written by the Tibetan scholar Lama Tsong Khapa. This book offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published, and it is recommended for those at the beginning of the path, the middle and the end.
Ego, Attachment and Liberation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,440. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In 1975, Lama Yeshe undertook his most extensive international teaching tour, being on the road for nearly nine months. This book contains the teachings and meditations Lama Yeshe gave at a five-day retreat he led near Melbourne, Australia. In line with Lama’s intentions, this book is dedicated to the awakening of inner freedom within the minds of its readers and all other sentient beings.
The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
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Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 9 · Buddhism, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,930. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
This ancient text was written in Sanskrit around 700 CE by Santideva, renowned Buddhist monk and scholar. This version is written in easy to understand language accessible to the modern reader. If you are embarking on the path to enlightenment, or just curious, this book could be just the change agent you have been looking for. It is said to be one of the Dalai Lama's favorite texts.
Snow Lion Faces Europe
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Price: Free! Words: 39,640. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This profound book is a collection of religious sermons. Yet its author, Khenpo Kyosang Rinpoche, never was a priest. He, director of the Je Tsongkapa College, is an outstanding Tibetan Buddhist lama. Rinpoche’s observations of Western society, far from idea of "political correctness", may shock anyone. However shocking they are, their truth will strike the reader.
Silicon Valley Monk: From Metaphysics to Reality on the Buddhist Path
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Price: Free! Words: 102,580. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
"Silicon Valley Monk" is a memoir of one man's attempt to wake up amid the reality distortion field of Silicon Valley - and his own mind.
Making Life Meaningful
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,260. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In this book, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives us the answer to the perennial question of how to integrate Dharma with our daily lives. It contains a public talk explaining the purpose of life in general and the practice of guru devotion, a wide array of techniques for transforming ordinary actions into causes for enlightenment and advice on establishing a daily practice.
The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The first teaching, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” was given in France in 1982. The second teaching, an “Introduction to Tantra,” also in two parts, was given at Grizzly Lodge, California, in 1980. These comprise the first two lectures of a commentary on the Chenrezig yoga.
Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,310. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book contains methods for transforming everyday actions into the cause of enlightenment, anger into patience, and the ordinary view of phenomena as inherently existent into the wisdom realizing emptiness. It also includes several meditations led by Rinpoche, although everything in the book is a topic for meditation.
Universal Love - The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya
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Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
By pulling together some of Lama Yeshe’s introductory teachings on Buddhism, meditation, compassion and emptiness, and combining them with the definitive explanation of tantra, this one valuable volume will inspire to go more deeply into the Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya–a tantric practice.
Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others
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Series: Heart Advice. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Bodhisattva Attitude is taken from the sutra teachings of the Buddha and is based on verses by the great bodhisattva Shantideva in his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. The verses are meant to be recited each morning. This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s essential teachings given from 2008 onward. It is the first volume in LYWA’s Heart Advice Series.
Falling in Love with a Buddha
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Price: $13.95 USD. Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Frank Berliner met the authentic spiritual master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche just as the Western cultural door opened to receive the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism. In Falling in Love with a Buddha, Frank recalls the world of Rinpoche’s life and teachings. In vivid and often humorous first-person accounts of the founding and evolution of Shambhala, he evokes the presence of this unique teacher.
How To Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas
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Series: FPMT Lineage, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,200. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment teachings given over a four-decade period, starting from the early 1970s, and deals with the eight worldly dharmas, essentially how craving desire and attachment cause us to create problems and suffering and how to abandon these negative minds in order to find perfect peace and happiness.
Hành trình về Đất Phật
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,800. Language: Vietnamese. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Hành hương về quê hương Đức Phật là niềm mong ước của biết bao Phật tử trên toàn thế giới. Duyên may đã cho tôi cơ hội được về thăm đất Phật trước khi bước sang lục tuần. Ký sự du lịch ngắn này chỉ mong chia sẻ với bằng hữu một ít hiểu biết trên đường đi, mong tạo ra một chút cảm hứng cho bạn bè để lên kế hoạch cho những cuộc hành hương về xứ Phật sắp tới.
Life, Death and After Death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book help us to understand the death process and trains us to deal with it so that when the time of crisis arrives and the various illusory visions arise, instead of being confused, we’ll know what’s going on and will recognize illusions as illusions, projections as projections and fantasies as fantasies.