The Heart of Meditation

Discovering Innermost Awareness

Author: The Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840219

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 5803

The heart of meditation—the thing that brings it alive—is compassion. Without that essential foundation, other practices are pointless. Fortunately, the mind can be trained in compassion, and the mind thus trained with the qualities of love, empathy, kindness, and respect for others is ready for the practice of the Great Completeness (Dzogchen), which is considered the pinnacle of spiritual practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama here teaches the Great Completeness simply but thoroughly, using as his reference a visionary poem by the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche to show that insight can never be separated from compassion. Through practice of the Great Completeness, we can access our innermost awareness and live our lives in a way that acknowledges it and manifests it. The wisdom and compassion that arise from such insight are critical, His Holiness teaches, not only to individual progress in meditation but to our collective progress toward peace in the world.

The Heart of Meditation

Discovering Innermost Awareness

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611804086

Category: Meditation

Page: 168

View: 2627

"His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to--and in fact a prerequisite for--the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation. He presents his understanding, confirmed again and again over millennia, that the cultivation of both compassion and wisdom is absolutely critical to progress in meditation and goes into great depth on how this can be accomplished. While accessible to a beginner, he leads the reader in very fine detail on how to identify innermost awareness--who we really are--how to maintain contact with this awareness, and how to release oneself from the endless stream of our thoughts to let this awareness, always present, become consistently apparent"--

The Heart of Meditation

Discovering Innermost Awareness

Author: The Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications

ISBN: 9781559394536

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 3404

His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to--and in fact a prerequisite for--the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation. He presents his understanding, confirmed again and again over millennia, that the cultivation of both compassion and wisdom is absolutely critical to progress in meditation and goes into great depth on how this can be accomplished. While accessible to a beginner, he leads the reader in very fine detail on how to identify innermost awareness--who we really are--how to maintain contact with this awareness, and how to release oneself from the endless stream of our thoughts to let this awareness, always present, become consistently apparent.

The Heart of Meditation

Discovering Innermost Awareness

Author: Chinmoy M

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781367510272

Category: Religion

Page: 28

View: 4090

Meditation means concentrating your mind on God, God resides at heart of each of His creation.Touch your heart chakra, close your eyes and try to meditate for few minutes, thoughts will arise, try to ignore them, these thoughts take power from you and the more attention you pay to your thoughts, it become more stronger, it is not easy to ignore thoughts, but it is possible. This book provides practical methods for "soul cleaning" and meditation. Cleaning soul reduces unnecessary thoughts and make mind peaceful, then meditation allows us connect to the divinity inside us.We then discuss the effect of sincere meditation. We also provide practical guideline to check reader's current spiritual progress. The book is concluded with common questions and answers about spirituality and meditation. Keeping reader's lack of time and patience, we have kept the book short and to the point.

Dzogchen

Heart Essence of the Great Perfection

Author: N.A

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781559398213

Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 9113

This is the most informative and thorough book on Dzogchen available. These teachings are on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Exploring this esoteric subject in print for the first time, His Holiness offers the reader insights into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation. He discusses both the philosophic foundations and the practices of this system—taking into account the approaches of various schools and teachers. Paying tribute to the uniqueness of Dzogchen, His Holiness sets it within the wider spectrum of Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. He explains the essence of Dzogchen practice and addresses questions such as why Dzogchen is called "the pinnacle of all vehicles," what are its special features, and what are the crucial principles of the other Buddhist paths which a Dzogchen practitioner should know.

Meditations of a Tibetan Tantric Abbot

The Main Practices of the Mahayana Buddhist Path

Author: Kensur Lekden

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 4948

With the intimate freshness of a personal teaching, this book presents the main practices of the Mahayana Buddhist path. It details the attitudes cultivated in meditationandmdash;ranging from turning away from cyclic existence to developing love and compassion for all beings, to understanding the profound view of emptiness.

Mind of Clear Light

And Living a Better Life

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451603811

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 9211

"Everyone dies, but no one is dead," goes the Tibetan saying. It is with these words that Advice on Dying takes flight. Using a seventeenth-century poem written by a prominent scholar-practitioner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws from a wide range of traditions and beliefs to explore the stages we all go through when we die, which are the very same stages we experience in life when we go to sleep, faint, or reach orgasm (Shakespeare's "little death"). The stages are described so vividly that we can imagine the process of traveling deeper into the mind, on the ultimate journey of transformation. In this way, His Holiness shows us how to prepare for that time and, in doing so, how to enrich our time on earth, die without fear or upset, and influence the stage between this life and the next so that we may gain the best possible incarnation. As always, the ultimate goal is to advance along the path to enlightenment. Advice on Dying is an essential tool for attaining that eternal bliss.

How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Author: Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743290461

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 7022

Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts, His Holiness provides step-by-step exercises to help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas of the self and see the world as it actually exists, which is a prelude to right action. Reprint.

The Meaning of Life (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145961450X

Category:

Page: 282

View: 7699

Each of us struggles with the existential questions of meaning, purpose, and responsibility. In The Meaning of Life, the Dalai Lama examines these questions from the Buddhist perpective, skillfully guiding us to a clearer understanding that can liberate us from the prison of selfishness and suffering. The Dalai Lama bases his explanations on the Buddha's teachings of dependent arising, showing how every aspect of our suffering-unhappiness, pain, even old age and death-is ultimately rooted in our misunderstanding of our true nature. Through detailed discussion and lively questions-and-answers, the teachings of The Meaning of Life address the myriad challenges we meet daily-dealing with aggression from both within and without; facing illness and helping someone who is dying; expanding our capacity to feel love for all beings; and reconciling personal responsibility with the doctrine of selflessness-all suffused with the Dalai Lama's incomparable intelligence, wit, and kindess. Useful attention is given to our understanding of dependent arising, and the meaning of the Wheel of Life.

Heart of Wisdom

The Essential Wisdom Teachings of Buddha

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120817289

Category: Mahayana Buddhism

Page: 198

View: 5133

Heart of Wisdom is based on an oral commentary to the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra), which was given by the author at Manjushri Mahayana buddhist Centre in England. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha`s teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this highly acclaimed explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings with both clarity and authority, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. Seen in modern light, Buddha had been able to perceive, even see the vast spatial distances between atoms and between sub-atomic particles filled with electrons and even sub-eletrons in a state of high vibration. This atomic condition corresponds to a similar pattern in the brains of living beings and to interstellar and interplanetary gaps. The subject of emptiness as the author explains deals with perceptions leading to concept of formation and creation of a world of sense ideas which is merely a random arranging of material resources in an otherwise empty space filled with vibrations of these very particles. This is a rather difficult subject handled facilely by the author.

The Essence of the Heart Sutra

The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861712846

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

View: 5874

Collects teachings as presented by the Dalai Lama in 2001 to more than eight thousand attendees, addressing such topics as the nature of emptiness and selflessness while providing background information on Buddhism and additional commentary. Reprint.

Cultivating a Daily Meditation

Selections from a Discourse on Buddhist View, Meditation and Action

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Buddhism

Page: 136

View: 1893

During April 1985, and again in October 1986, His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered a series of discourses on Buddhist view, meditation and action. These discourses and the ensuing discussions were recorded and later edited to produce this informative account of the Buddhist teachings and how they may be applied in daily life.

The Art of Happiness

A Handbook for Living

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Howard C. Cutler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573221115

Category: Religion

Page: 322

View: 5422

Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Vol. 1

The Physical World

Author: Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614294720

Category: Religion

Page: 552

View: 748

Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises. Under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. It is the Dalai Lama’s view that the explorations by the great masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest today, whether we are Buddhist or not. Volume 1, The Physical World, explores of the nature of our material world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body. The book weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Each of the major topics is introduced by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

Turning Confusion into Clarity

A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism

Author: Yongey Mingyur,Helen Tworkov

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829754

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 3887

By offering detailed instruction and friendly, inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist foundation practices, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Vajrayana path.

An Appeal to the World

The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

Author: Dalai Lama,Franz Alt

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062835556

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 5626

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • FEATURES EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL ON THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY "Makes the case for unity in a world rife with divisions." —New York Times Book Review In this brief yet profound address to global humanity, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: “I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, “on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others.” Already a major international bestseller, An Appeal to the World, the new book by one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time, outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics—from the rise of nationalism, Trump presidency, refugee crisis, climate catastrophes, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience. Here is a small book that can truly change the world.

Mind in Comfort and Ease

The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717104

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 1677

Here, in a teaching of outstanding completeness and clarity, the Dalai Lama sets out the key principles of Buddhism, showing how the mind can be transformed, and suffering overcome, through love, compassion, and a true understanding of the nature of reality. By illustrating his brilliant overview of the path with his own personal experiences and advice on how to integrate the practice, the Dalai Lama brings these teachings to life. The Dalai Lama delves deep into the teaching of the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen. His enthusiasm and admiration for this profound tradition shine through as he comments on an important work by the great Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam, Finding Comfort and Ease in Meditation on the Great Perfection. This teaching, with its remarkable breadth and richness, was originally given to an audience of ten thousand in France in 2000, and this book perfectly captures the majesty of the occasion. As Sogyal Rinpoche, the Dalai Lama's host for the occasion, said, "All of us were moved by the depth, relevance, and accessibility of these teachings; there were those who said that they were among the most remarkable they had ever heard him give. To receive these teachings from him was the opportunity of a lifetime." Blending the highest wisdom with the deepest compassion and humanity, Mind in Comfort and Ease offers a glimpse into the Dalai Lama's wisdom mind and a panoramic view of the Buddhist path.

Healing Emotions

Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590300106

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 277

View: 2340

A new edition documents encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers to offer insight into the mind's ability to heal the body. Original.

The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Mysticism

The Essential Teachings

Author: Bstan-Dzin-Rgya

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 157174780X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 7020

"A collection of the Dalai Lama's thoughts on the mystical life"--

Rebel Buddha

On the Road to Freedom

Author: Rinpoche Dzogchen Ponlop

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308743

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 8415

Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop offers advice on training one's mind and understanding one's nature in order to overcome fear and unhappiness.