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Creating the Causes of Happiness
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Series: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan, 1991. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,920. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This is the second volume in a new series of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given during the 24th Kopan lam-rim course in 1991. The series will consist of four volumes of lightly edited transcripts that we hope will convey the feeling of being in Nepal for the one-month Kopan course. This second volume covers topics such as the nature of the mind, karma, death, reincarnation and emptiness.
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.
Practicing the Unmistaken Path
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Series: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan, 1991. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This is the first volume in a new series of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given during the 24th Kopan lam-rim course in 1991. This first volume covers topics such as compassion and universal responsibility, the benefits of developing bodhicitta, the disadvantages of self-cherishing, and emptiness.
Daily Reflections: Advice from Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Chonyi
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
These teachings by Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi offer valuable advice related to our Dharma studies and practice: how to check whether our practices are Dharma, the need for study and constant reflection of the Buddha’s teachings and how to overcome our afflictions and problems so that we can truly benefit others.
The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind: Buddhism, Mind and Meditation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
"Meditation is the right medicine for the uncontrolled, undisciplined mind. Meditation is the way to perfect satisfaction. The uncontrolled mind is by nature sick; dissatisfaction is a form of mental illness. What's the right antidote to that? It's knowledge-wisdom; understanding the nature of psychological phenomena; knowing how the internal world functions." - Lama Yeshe
A Commentary on Praises to the Twenty-one Taras
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,490. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This precious commentary by Kopan Monastery's Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel on the Praises to the Twenty-one Taras offers us a deeper understanding of the inconceivable qualities of Tara’s holy body, speech and mind and how her different aspects can help us overcome difficulties in our daily lives and Dharma practice.
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.
Changing Destiny: Liao-Fan's Four Lessons -- A Commentary by Venerable Master Chin Kung
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Price: Free! Words: 109,380. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The book Liaofan’s Four Lessons was written in the sixteenth century in China by Yuan Liaofan with the hope that it would teach his son, Yuan Tianqi, about destiny, how to differentiate good from bad, how to correct his faults, and how to practice good deeds to cultivate both virtue and humility.
Thus Have I Heard -- Buddhist Parables and Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism has always been fond of parables and many of these were used by the Buddha himself. He taught by parables, "for men of good understanding will readily enough catch the meaning of what is taught under the shape of a parable."
Brahma Net Sutra
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Price: Free! Words: 35,010. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
After the passing of the historical Buddha more than 2500 years ago, His teachings were codified in theTripitaka, or three "baskets": sutras, commentaries and precepts. The Brahma Net Sutra is part of both the basket of sutras and the basket of precepts, and contains the Bodhisattvaprecepts, the highest moral code in Mahayana.
The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
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Price: Free! Words: 25,900. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra is the core of The Mahaprajna Paramita Sutra in six hundred scrolls. Its teaching is the teaching of supramundane Voidness as the only true existence, the true Void being mysteriously concealed in the existing. Therefore, one might say the substance of this sutra is the Voidness of all dharmas; and non-obtaining is the purpose.
Buddhism of Wisdom & Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice
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Price: Free! Words: 93,880. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This Pure Land treatise is, to our knowledge, the first and only compendium of Pure land teaching and thought currently available in a Western language. In the tradition of the Avatamsaka Sutra, the author sometimes shifts from one plane of meaning to another, at times down-to-earth, at times metaphysical, so as to reach readers at every level and to sever attachment to his very words.
Entering the Tao of Sudden Enlightenment
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Price: Free! Words: 24,930. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
I will be a good doctor for the sick and suffering. I will lead those who have lost their way to the right road. I will be a bright light for those in the dark night, and cause the poor and destitute to uncover hidden treasures. The Bodhisattva impartially benefits all living beings in this manner. The Vows of Samantabhadra
Die Buddhas der Zukunft
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You set the price! Words: 83,290. Language: German. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Ein authentischer Buddhismus für den Westen – Wege zu unserer Befreiung Der Autor begann seine intensive buddhistische Praxis 1968 und praktizierte mit bekannten Lehrern wie Geshe Rabten, Goenka, Jack Kornfield, Josef Goldstein und Thich Nhat Hanh, von dem er 1994 als Dharma-Lehrer autorisiert wurde. Seit 1983 gibt er Meditationskurse und seit 1986 leitet er das Meditationszentrum Haus Tao.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kindness of Others
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In this book, Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Jampa Tegchok explains how we can train our mind away from self-cherishing, the cause of all suffering, and develop compassion, the cause of everything that is good. He bases his explanation on Kadampa Geshe Chekawa’s classic text, The Seven Point Mind Training, which, amongst other things, teaches us how to transform problems into happiness.
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.