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.
In this sixth and final volume in the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, Geshe Tashi Tsering brings his familiar, helpful approach to the esoteric practices of Buddhist tantra. Anticipating the many questions Westerners have upon first encountering tantra´s colorful imagery and veiled language, Tantra uses straight talk to explain deities, initiations, mandalas, and the body´s subtle physiology of channels and chakras.Tantric Buddhism provides a quick avenue to buddhahood by means of dissolving the body´s wind energies into the central channel at the heart, mimicking the transformations of consciousness that occur at the time of death. Guiding readers systematically from tantra´s generation stage through to the full enlightenment of the completion stage, Geshe Tashi Tsering even unpacks a simple compassion practice composed by the Dalai Lama, using it to illustrate the building blocks common to all such visualization techniques.Tantra is a fitting conclusion to this accessible and practical series.?Geshe Tashi´s systematic approach to Buddhist thought allows readers to gradually but surely enhance their knowledge of Buddhism without feeling overwhelmed.??Eastern Horizon?Geshe Tashi´s insights can be enjoyed by a wide audience of both specialists and newcomers to the Buddhist tradition.??Thupten Jinpa, prinicipal translator for the Dalai Lama and director of the Institute of Tibetan ClassicsGeshe Tashi Tsering was born in Tibet in 1958 and trained at Sera Monastery in India. Since 1994, he has been the guiding teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, and he also teaches at other Buddhist centers worldwide.
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.
Based on HAVING THE THREE CONVICTIONS by Lama Je Tsong Khapa (1357-1419 AD), this book examines the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, a stage in the practice of Yoga Tantra. Through experiential commentary, guided meditation, and practical advice, Lama Yeshe brings the reader a tantalizing taste of the blissful technology of tantra as well as its direct application to everyday living.
The first-ever biography with selected writings of one of the greatest Indian Buddhist masters in history. Few figures in the history of Buddhism in Tibet have had as far-reaching and profound an influence as the Indian scholar and adept Atisa Dipa?kara (982-1054). Originally from Bengal, Atisa was a tantric Buddhist master during Vajrayana Buddhism´s flowering in India and traveled extensively, eventually spending the remaining twelve years of his life revitalizing Buddhism in Tibet. Revered by all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Atisa and his students founded what came to be known as the Kadam school, whose teachings have influenced countless Buddhist masters. These teachings, cherished by all major traditions, are preserved by the Geluk in particular, the school of the Dalai Lamas. Although Atisa was an influential practitioner and scholar of Tantra, he is best known for introducing many of the core Mahayana teachings that are widely practiced throughout the Tibetan Buddhist world, including the Stages of the Path to Awakening and Mind Training (lojong), as well as having contributed to highly influential commentaries on Madhyamaka that synthesize various schools of thought. This succinct biography of Atisa´s life, together with a collection of translations, represents for the first time the full range of Atisa´s contribution to Buddhism. As the most comprehensive work available on this essential Buddhist figure, this book is an indispensable resource for scholars and Buddhist practitioners alike.
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.