This book offers an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of the generation stage practices of deity yoga. Gyatrul Rinpoche explains the state of mind to be established at the beginning of the practice session, the details of the visualization sequences, the three types of offerings, and proper mantra recitation-as well as mudras, tormas, and malas. Practitioners from all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism will find that these teachings enhance their understanding of sadhana practice. Rinpoche´s detailed explanations make it possible to practice these meditations as they were intended and as they were practiced in Tibet and ancient China. It was originally published as Generating the Deity.
Research scientists play a pivotal role in society. Their passion for science will drive them forward, leading to new discoveries that will ultimately make the world a better place. Unfortunately, as the professional environment becomes more and more competitive, research scientists today cannot just rely on technical knowledge to carve successful careers. Besides technical skills, they will need to acquire other skills, such as how to communicate their science to the outside world. A Survival Guide for Research Scientists is a one-stop-shop that will help you to develop those core skills not often taught at school or university. The book has been written by an author with more than 20 years of scientific research experience (across different scientific disciplines). She has not only been a research scientist but also a writer, a consultant, a sole-trader and a project manager. A Survival Guide for Research Scientists takes on a holistic approach in order to help you pave the way for success. As such, it features practical guidelines on how to: - conduct your scientific research (how to: do literature review, design experiments, adopt best practice, ensure health and safety, etc.). - write and edit (reports, bid proposals, peer review publications, etc). - interact with the outside world (be a team leader, manage a project, network, deal with difficult people, do presentations, organise meetings, etc.). - look after your career (and get your dream job). - look after yourself (and how to manage stress). - look for a job (develop your CV, prepare for interviews, etc.). - become self-employed (and achieve business success). - deal with redundancy (and move forward in life, etc) Whatever your scientific background may be, this book is the perfect accompaniment, to guide you at every stage of your career.
Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom contains four of the most cherished Tibetan Buddhist commentaries on the practices of visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption. These three elements form the core of development stage meditation, one of the most important practices of Buddhist Tantra. The authors of these timeless classics-Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapandita-have all profoundly shaped Tibetan Buddhism with their vast scholarship and deep spiritual realization. In these eloquent and inspiring writings, they explain the fundamental philosophy of the development stage, showing not only its profound insights into the nature of reality, but also how to make this view a living experience through the practice of meditation. The four works here translated for the first time are: ´´Ladder to Akanistha´´ by Jigme Lingpa, ´´Clarifying the Difficult Points in the Development Stage´´ by Patrul Rinpoche, ´´The Four Stakes That Bind the Life-Force´´ by Patrul Rinpoche, and ´´Husks of Unity´´ by Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub.
This concise volume provides a survey of the methods of Yoga as they relate to the rise of the non-dual condition of enlightenment, or ´´Liberation´´ (´´Moksha´´ in Sanskrit), and practices that can be utilized during the end stage of the journey. It is about the rise of the witness and the evolution to ripeness and relational self-inquiry for permanent realization of the observer being both beyond and in unity with all objects of perception, accompanied by the natural emergence of an unending flow of divine love in the world. While this book is about Advaita-Vedanta and Jnana Yoga for end stage realization, it is also about assuring that the prerequisites of Deep Meditation and related yogic methods are not ignored, as so often happens in modern teachings on enlightenment. Liberation is the cap-stone of the AYP Enlightenment Series, the ´´vedanta´´ of it so to speak, meaning, ´´the end of knowledge.´´ It is also an expansion on the discussion that began in the seventh book of the series: ´´Self-Inquiry.´´ As has always been said throughout the AYP Enlightenment Series, the center of all spiritual progress is found within each human being, and that theme culminates here. Liberation is in your hands. ´´Liberation´´ is the eleventh book in the Enlightenment Series, preceded by Retreats, Eight Limbs of Yoga, Bhakti and Karma Yoga, Self-Inquiry, Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli, Samyama, Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas, Tantra, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, and Deep Meditation. Yogani is also the author of two highly-regarded user-friendly textbooks providing detailed instructions on full-scope yoga practices, Advanced Yoga Practice - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, Volumes 1 & 2, and a spiritual adventure novel, The Secrets of Wilder - A Story of Inner Silence, Ecstasy and Enlightenment. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yogani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101573/bk_acx0_101573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.