Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Buddhist > Four Essential Buddhist Texts
Displaying 24 of 1684         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Four Essential Buddhist Texts
Four Essential Buddhist Texts
Description
Back of Book

The four Essential Buddhist Texts included in this anthology are The Opening of the Dharma by Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche; Foundation of Buddhist Meditation by Venerable Kalu Rinpoche; The Great Seal of voidness by the first Panchen Lama and A Key to Madhyamika by his holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. It is hoped that the publication of this anthology of translated scriptures, all of which are indigenous Tibetan works by very highly respected scholar-yogis, will further an understanding of the panoramic and trans-sectarian approach of the great Tibetan Buddhist teachers of past and present.

Publisher’s Note

Since its inception in 1970 the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives has maintained a constant programme of translation and publication of works related to Tibetan history, religion and culture. This resulted in the production of a large number of manuscripts and monographs, many of which over the years been published in booklet from by the Library.

The following anthology contains four essential texts on Tibetan Buddhism. The first of these, The Opening of the Dharma by Jamyang Kyen-tse Cho-kyi Lo-dro (1896-1959) was first published by the LTWA in 1974 and presents a brief history of the advent of Buddhism to Tibet and its consequent spread and development into the various traditions that have come down to us today. The author, a renowned Nying-ma Lama, lucidly describes the main doctrines, showing how, although each sect approaches the teachings of Buddha somewhat differently, the differences are largely in terms of what aspects of Buddhism that have come from the experiences of the lineage etc. The text ends with a summary of the teachings common to all Tibetan traditions.

Chapter II, The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation, by Ven. Kalu Rinpoche, outlines four basic meditation practices common to all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. The author is the present head of the Shang-pa-gyu Tradition and one of Tibet’s foremost meditation masters, having guided more than two hundred disciple through the three year retreat. The four techniques the sets forth, which are known as “the four ways to turn the mind”, comprise four fundamental meditations; the laws of karma of karma and its functioning and the unsatisfactory nature of samsaric existence. This work was first published as a pamphlet by the LTWA in 1973.

Chapter III, The Great Seal of voidness, by the First Panchen Lama (1570-1662), presents an outline of the six major Mahamudra tradition of Tibet and then a detailed account of the last of these historically to emerge, i.e., the ear whispered Geluk lineage. Panchen Rinpoche’s brief text is clarified with a commentary by Geshe Ngawang Dhargye, who since 1971 has been a resident teacher at the Library of Tibetan works and Archives. This text was translated and published as a booklet in 1975.

Chapter IV, A key to the Madhyamaka by His Holiness the present Dalai Lama sets forth the Nagarjuna-Chandra-kirti approach to emptiness that became extremely popular in all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally translated and published in 1974, this work deals with what is traditionally held as the most profound subject in Buddhist philosophy: Shunyata. The approach is both direct and spontaneous providing a workable guide for beginners to meditation upon emptiness.

It is hoped that the publication of this small anthology of translated scriptures, all of which are indigenous Tibetan works by very highly respected scholar-yogis, will further an understanding of the Panoramic and trans-sectarian approach of the great Tibetan Buddhist teachers past and present.

Gyatso Tsering

Director

April 1982

Contents

Four Essential Buddhist Texts

Item Code:
IHF041
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
8186470468
Size:
8.5”X 5.5”
Pages:
106
Price:
$16.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Publisher’s Note
1The Opening of Dharma 1
2The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation 21
3 The Great Seal of Voidness 49
4A Key to the Madhyamaka 75
Four Essential Buddhist Texts

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8714 times since 4th Sep, 2017
Back of Book

The four Essential Buddhist Texts included in this anthology are The Opening of the Dharma by Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche; Foundation of Buddhist Meditation by Venerable Kalu Rinpoche; The Great Seal of voidness by the first Panchen Lama and A Key to Madhyamika by his holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. It is hoped that the publication of this anthology of translated scriptures, all of which are indigenous Tibetan works by very highly respected scholar-yogis, will further an understanding of the panoramic and trans-sectarian approach of the great Tibetan Buddhist teachers of past and present.

Publisher’s Note

Since its inception in 1970 the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives has maintained a constant programme of translation and publication of works related to Tibetan history, religion and culture. This resulted in the production of a large number of manuscripts and monographs, many of which over the years been published in booklet from by the Library.

The following anthology contains four essential texts on Tibetan Buddhism. The first of these, The Opening of the Dharma by Jamyang Kyen-tse Cho-kyi Lo-dro (1896-1959) was first published by the LTWA in 1974 and presents a brief history of the advent of Buddhism to Tibet and its consequent spread and development into the various traditions that have come down to us today. The author, a renowned Nying-ma Lama, lucidly describes the main doctrines, showing how, although each sect approaches the teachings of Buddha somewhat differently, the differences are largely in terms of what aspects of Buddhism that have come from the experiences of the lineage etc. The text ends with a summary of the teachings common to all Tibetan traditions.

Chapter II, The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation, by Ven. Kalu Rinpoche, outlines four basic meditation practices common to all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. The author is the present head of the Shang-pa-gyu Tradition and one of Tibet’s foremost meditation masters, having guided more than two hundred disciple through the three year retreat. The four techniques the sets forth, which are known as “the four ways to turn the mind”, comprise four fundamental meditations; the laws of karma of karma and its functioning and the unsatisfactory nature of samsaric existence. This work was first published as a pamphlet by the LTWA in 1973.

Chapter III, The Great Seal of voidness, by the First Panchen Lama (1570-1662), presents an outline of the six major Mahamudra tradition of Tibet and then a detailed account of the last of these historically to emerge, i.e., the ear whispered Geluk lineage. Panchen Rinpoche’s brief text is clarified with a commentary by Geshe Ngawang Dhargye, who since 1971 has been a resident teacher at the Library of Tibetan works and Archives. This text was translated and published as a booklet in 1975.

Chapter IV, A key to the Madhyamaka by His Holiness the present Dalai Lama sets forth the Nagarjuna-Chandra-kirti approach to emptiness that became extremely popular in all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally translated and published in 1974, this work deals with what is traditionally held as the most profound subject in Buddhist philosophy: Shunyata. The approach is both direct and spontaneous providing a workable guide for beginners to meditation upon emptiness.

It is hoped that the publication of this small anthology of translated scriptures, all of which are indigenous Tibetan works by very highly respected scholar-yogis, will further an understanding of the Panoramic and trans-sectarian approach of the great Tibetan Buddhist teachers past and present.

Gyatso Tsering

Director

April 1982

Contents

Post a Comment
Publisher’s Note
1The Opening of Dharma 1
2The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation 21
3 The Great Seal of Voidness 49
4A Key to the Madhyamaka 75
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries
Item Code: IHF003
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Texts Through the Ages
Item Code: IDC861
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Mahayana Texts
Item Code: NAC396
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Essential Gaudapada
by D.B.Gangolli
Hardcover (Edition: 1997)
Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya
Item Code: NAJ440
$35.00
SOLD
Three Texts on Madhyamaka (gser mdog panchen shakya mchog idan 1428-1507)
by
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Library of Tibetan works & Archives
Item Code: NAB715
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vinaya Texts (In Three Volumes)
Item Code: NAC391
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your kind generosity! This golden-brass statue of Padmasambhava will receive a place of honor in our home and remind us every day to practice the dharma and to be better persons. We deeply appreciate your excellent packing of even the largest and heaviest sculptures as well as the fast delivery you provide. Every sculpture we have purchased from you over the years has arrived in perfect condition. Our entire house is filled with treasures from Exotic India, but we always have room for one more!
Mark & Sue, Eureka, California
I received my black Katappa Stone Shiva Lingam today and am extremely satisfied with my purchase. I would not hesitate to refer friends to your business or order again. Thank you and God Bless.
Marc, UK
The altar arrived today. Really beautiful. Thank you
Morris, Texas.
Very Great Indian shopping website!!!
Edem, Sweden
I have just received the Phiran I ordered last week. Very beautiful indeed! Thank you.
Gonzalo, Spain
I am very satisfied with my order, received it quickly and it looks OK so far. I would order from you again.
Arun, USA
We received the order and extremely happy with the purchase and would recommend to friends also.
Chandana, USA
The statue arrived today fully intact. It is beautiful.
Morris, Texas.
Thank you Exotic India team, I love your website and the quick turn around with helping me with my purchase. It was absolutely a pleasure this time and look forward to do business with you.
Pushkala, USA.
Very grateful for this service, of making this precious treasure of Haveli Sangeet for ThakurJi so easily in the US. Appreciate the fact that notation is provided.
Leena, USA.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India