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The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (October 2018)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Pencho Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows
The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows (March 2017)
Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Centrality of the Buddha-Nature Treatise
Tsering Wangchuk - Author

Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.

With its emphasis on the concept of buddha-nature, or the ultimate nature of mind, the Uttaratantra is a classical Buddhist treatise that lays out an early map of the Mahāyāna path to enlightenment. Tsering Wangchuk unravels the history of this important Indic text in Tibet by examinin...(Read More)
 
 
Family in Buddhism
Family in Buddhism (August 2013)
Liz Wilson - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family in Asia—from biological families to families created in monasteries.

The Buddha left his home and family and enjoined his followers to go forth and “become homeless.” With a traditionally celibate clergy, Asian Buddhism is often regarded as a world-renouncing religion inimical to family life. This edited volume counters this view, showing how Asian Buddhists in ...(Read More)
 
 
Visions of Unity
Visions of Unity (December 2011)
The Golden Pandita Shakya Chokden's New Interpretation of Yogacara and Madhyamaka
Yaroslav Komarovski - Author

Presents the thought of a controversial Tibetan Buddhist thinker on the Yogācāra and Madhyamaka systems.

This landmark book discusses the thought of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Shakya Chokden (1428–1507) on the two major systems of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Influential and controversial in his own day, Shakya Chokden’s thought fell out of favor over time and his writings were eventually repr...(Read More)
 
 
Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies
Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies (April 2011)
Illuminating Emptiness in a Twentieth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Classic
Bötrül - Author
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Translated with introduction, notes, and analysis by

Annotated translation of an essential work of twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist thought, one that explicates teachings on the Middle Way.

This is an essential work of Tibetan Buddhist thought written by an influential scholar of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the Nyingma tradition of the great Tibetan visionary Mipam, Bötrül provides a systematic overview of Mipam’s teachings on the Middle ...(Read More)
 
 
Mipam on Buddha-Nature
Mipam on Buddha-Nature (July 2008)
The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Author

A comprehensive overview of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Mipam’s work on emptiness and Buddha-nature.

Mipam (’ju mi pham rgya mtsho, 1846–1912) is one of the most prolific thinkers in the history of Tibet and is a key figure in the Nyingma tradition of Buddhism. His works continue to be widely studied in the Tibetan cultural region and beyond. This book provides an in-depth account of Mipam&...(Read More)
 
 
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism (May 2008)
The Third Place
Angela Sumegi - Author

Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.

Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism explores the fertile interaction of Buddhism, shamanism, and Tibetan culture with the subject of dreaming. In Tibetan Buddhist literature, there are numerous examples of statements that express the value of dreams as a vehicle of authentic spiritual knowledge and, at the same time, dismiss dreams as t...(Read More)
 
 
Stairway to Nirvana
Stairway to Nirvana (March 2008)
A Study of the Twenty Samghas Based on the Works of Tsong kha pa
James B. Apple - Author

Discusses an essential Tibetan Buddhist work that shows how Noble Beings progress toward enlightenment.

James B. Apple examines one of the formative subjects in traditional Buddhist studies, the Twenty Varieties of the Saṃgha. The Saṃgha (community) is one of the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Saṃgha) universally revered by all Buddhists. While the Saṃgha...(Read More)
 
 
A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes
A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes (April 2002)
Essential Distinctions among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems
Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen - Author
Jared Douglas Rhoton - Translator

The first English translation of the influential and controversial Tibetan Buddhist classic.

A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes presents the first English translation of the sDom gsum rab dbye, one of the most famous and controversial doctrinal treatises of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen (1182–1251), a founder of the Sakya school and one of Tibet’s most learne...(Read More)
 
 
The Buddha from Dolpo
The Buddha from Dolpo (May 1999)
A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen
Cyrus Stearns - Author

Examines the life and thought of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292-1361), one of the most important thinkers in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and one whose ideas have excited controversy from his day to the present.

"A pioneering work on the life and ideas of one of the most important and controversial, yet little understood, figures in Tibetan Buddhist intellectual history." -- Roger Jackson, Carleton College

The Buddha from D...(Read More)
 
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