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The Center of the Sunlit Sky

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Madhyamaka is a potent and universally accessible means of calming our suffering and awakening to our innate wisdom. The Center of the Sunlit Sky artfully rescues this brilliant teaching from its unwarranted reputation for intellectual opacity and reinstates it as a supremely practical tool kit for everyday living. The aim of this book is to take Madhyamaka out of the purely intellectual corner into which it unjustly gets boxed. It is an attempt to show how Madhayamaka actually addresses and works with all of our experiences in life. The book follows the original Indian sources as well as the standard commentaries on Madhyamaka in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. At the same time, these materials are adapted for a contemporary audience, combining the familiar sharpness of Madhyamaka reasonings (launching a massive assault on our cherished belief systems) with exploring the practical relevance of the Madhyamaka way of mind training.

Tricycle

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The Publishers Weekly

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Luminous Heart

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The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), propounded a unique synthesis of Yogachara, Madhyamaka, and the classical teachings on buddha nature. His work occupies an important position between its Indian predecessers and the later, often highly charged, debates in Tibet about rangtong (self-emptiness) and shentong (other-emptiness). The Third Karmapa is widely renowned as one of the major proponents of the Tibetan shentong tradition. This book contains a collection of some of his main writings on buddha nature; the transition of ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom; and the characteristics of buddhahood. Though relying strictly on classical Indian sources, the Karmapa's texts are not mere scholarly documents. Their topics and styles bear great significance for practicing the sutrayana and the vajrayana as understood in the Kagyu tradition to the present day, making what is described in these texts a living experience.

The Karmapa s Middle Way

Author : Dbaṅ-phyug-rdo-rje (Karma-pa IX)
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"Marked by eloquent poetry, vigorous and extensive analysi,s and heart instructions on breaking through the veils of confusion to independently experience the true nature of things, The Karmapa's Middle Way contains the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje's comprehensive commentary on the Indian master Chandrakirti's seminal text, the Madhyamakavatara or Entrance to the Middle Way. This commentary, Feast for the Fortunate, is the Ninth Karmapa's abridgement of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje's masterpiece, the Chariot of the Takpo Kagyu Siddhas. In it, readers will find previously unavailable material on the Karmapa's Middle Way view and a rare window into a philosophically charged era of Middle Way exposition in Tibetan Buddhism. Chandrakirti and the Karmapa present in precise detail the vital Buddhist concept of emptiness through which the Mahayana path of compassionate altruism becomes complete. Introductory material, copious footnotes, appendices, and a reader-centric approach to the language will make this volume equally accessible to the seasoned scholar of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and the newly curious nonspecialist alike"

King of the Empty Plain

Author : ʼGyur-med-bde-chen (Lo-chen)
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The core of this book is a complete translation of the most famous biography of the great adept Tangtong Gyalpo, King of the Empty Plain (1385-1464), whose impact on the religious, artistic, and technological history of Tibet is unrivaled.

The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems

Author : Thuken Losang Chokyi Nyima
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Thuken Chökyi Nyima's The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is the widest-ranging account of religious philosophies ever written in premodern Tibet. After covering the major schools of India, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, Thuken discusses in detail the entire range of Tibetan traditions, with separate chapters on the Nyingma, Kadam, Kagyü, Shijé, Sakya, Jonang, Geluk, and Bön schools. He then describes the major traditions of China ? Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ? as well as those of Mongolia, Khotan, and Shambhala. Not content with simply describing and analyzing doctrines, Thuken traces the historical development of the various traditions. While he favors his own Geluk school, Thuken treats the views of other traditions with sympathy and respect, sometimes even defending them against criticisms from his own tradition. Eloquent, erudite, and informative, The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is evidence that serious and balanced study of the history of religions has not been a monopoly of Western scholarship.

Lives Lived Lives Imagined

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Buddhist biographies have different kinds of textual history and are conveyed through various media. They are composed by named poets or written down by anonymous redactors and compilers; they are told by bards and even enacted by performers. They are also written by historical persons as autobiographies, both "public" and "secret." They are addressed to different kinds of readerships and have diverse purposes, including forming a model for emulation, an explanation of the foundation of a particular community, or a narrative explication of doctrine. This book presents a multifaceted, multitradition portrait of Buddhist biographies. Part one deals with biographies of the Buddha, investigating Chinese sources and featuring poetic versions by Ashvaghosha. Part two contains modern Buddhist life stories, including a rare autobiography from Burma. Part three explores the Tibetan tradition. Together, these biographies give students and seekers a thoughtful overview of how diverse Buddhist teachers understand and explain the highest purpose of life.

The Treasury of Knowledge

Author : Kong-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas
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A new installment in an encyclopedic reference series to the range of Buddhist teachings as they were presented in Tibet surveys themes and philosophical points in an accessible and systematic manner that outlines Buddhism's three schools and four philosophical systems that constitute the way of Tantra.

Shambhala Sun

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Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Mahamudra and Related Instructions

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The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra teachings focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind. The Mahamudra texts in this volume include a lucid work by the celebrated master Tsele Natsok Rangdrol and works by the twelfth-century master Shang Rinpoche, the great Third Karmapa, the Eighth Tai Situ, and Drukpa Pema Karpo. The volume also contains an inspirational work by Gampopa, the Drigung Kagyu root text, The Single Viewpoint, the Sixth Shamarpa's guide to the six Dharmas of Naropa, and finally an overview of tantric practice by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, author of the famous Moonlight of Mahamudra. The texts in this volume were selected by the preeminent scholar of the Kagyu school, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

The Downfall La D b cle

Author : Émile Zola
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Horrors of war are described, using as an example, Napoleon 3d's defeat at Sedan.

Encyclopaedia Of Oriental Philosophy And Religion 15 Vols Set

Author : Nagendra Kr Singh
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From The Beginning Of History, Religion And Philosophy Has Been Admittedly The Most Vital Force In Shaping The Civilization At Various Developmental Stages. Although Many Scholars Have Worked On The History Of Oriental Religio-Philosophical Tradition, But No Such Complete And Comprehensive Work On This Subject Is Available To Us. Keeping This In Mind, We Are Decided To Publish A Comprehensive Multi-Volume Encyclopaedia Of Oriental Philosophy And Religion In Four Phases Successively In Every Year. The Concentration Will Be Given On Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, Sikhism And On Other Minor Oriental Religio-Philosophical Tradition. In The First Phase Of This Project, We Have Released 5 Volumes Hinduism (3 Vols.) And Judaism (2 Vols.). Here, We Have Drawn 320 Entries From Hindu Religio-Philosophical Tradition And 178 Entries From Jewish Religio-Philosophical Tradition Which Reflects Its Own Diversity And Puts Them Together Into A Cogent And Harmonious Picture.In The Second Phase We Are Going To Release 5 Volumes On Zoroastrianism, Jainism And Buddhism In 2006.Similarly In Third Phase 5 More Volumes Will Be Added On Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism And Other South-East And East Asian Religio-Philosophical Concepts. In Last Phase 5 More Volumes Will Be Added On Islam, Sikhism And Other Minor Oriental Religion And Philosophy.The Task Which We Have Performed Here Is, No Doubt, Beset With Difficulties But We Shall Consider Our Labour Amply Rewarded If This Monumental Work Is Found Useful By Scholars And Readers.

A trip to the center of the earth Adventures of Captain Hatteras The English at the North pole

Author : Jules Verne
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Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality

Author : Traci C. West
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How activists in Ghana, South Africa, and Brazil provide inspiration and strategies for combating the gender violence epidemic in the United States How can the U.S. learn from the perspectives of anti-gender violence activists in South America and Africa as we seek to end intimate violence in this country? The U.S. has consistently positioned itself as a moral exemplar, seeking to export its philosophy and values to other societies. Yet in this book, Traci C. West argues that the U.S. has much to learn from other countries when it comes to addressing gender-based violence. West traveled to Ghana, South Africa, and Brazil to interview activists involved in the struggle against gender violence. In each of these places, as in the United States, Christianity and anti-black racism have been implicated in violence against women. In Ghana and Brazil, in particular, their Christian colonial and trans-Atlantic slave trade histories directly connect with the socioeconomic development of the Americas and historic incidents of rape of black slave women. With a transnational focus on religion and racism, West brings a new perspective to efforts to systemically combat gender violence. Calling attention to forms of violence in the U.S. and international settings, such as marital rape, sex trafficking of women and girls, domestic violence, and the targeting of lesbians, the book offers an expansive and nuanced view of how to form activist solidarity in tackling this violence. It features bold and inspiring approaches by black women leaders working in each setting to uproot the myriad forms of violence against women and girls. Ultimately, West calls for us to learn from the lessons of Africana activists, drawing on a defiant Africana spirituality as an invaluable resource in the quest to combat the seemingly chronic problem of gender-based violence.

The Astronomical Journal

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Stories of Long Ago

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Recent Advances in Astro geophysics

Author : Matthew Pothen Thekaekara
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Summaries of Projects Completed

Author : National Science Foundation (U.S.)
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