This first part of the trilogy of rest sets the foundation for the following two volumes: Finding Rest in Meditation, which focuses on Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice, and Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct. The work culminates with pointing out the result of practice as presented from the Dzogchen perspective, providing us with all the tools necessary to traverse the Tibetan Buddhist path of finding rest.
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1 #ad - . A new translation of longchenpa's famous work that presents the entire scope of the Buddhist view combined with pith instructions pointing out the nature of one's mind. Longchenpa’s classic buddhist manual for attaining liberation teaches us how to familiarize ourselves with our most basic nature—the clear, pristine, and aware mind.
This profound and comprehensive presentation of the Buddhist view and path combines the scholastic expository method with direct pith instructions designed for yogi practitioners. The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation to Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind along with selections from its autocommentary, The Great Chariot, which will serve as a genuine aid to study and meditation.
Finding Rest in Meditation: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 2Shambhala #ad - A new translation of the tibetan master Longchenpa's famous work that systematically presents the path of meditation according to the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. Finding rest in meditation is the second volume of the trilogy of Rest, Longchenpa’s classic exposition of the Buddhist path, the purpose of which is to introduce us to our most basic nature—the clear and pristine awareness that is the nature of the mind.
. This profound and comprehensive presentation of the Buddhist view and path combines the scholastic expository method with the direct pith instructions designed for advanced practitioners. According to the traditional format of view, meditation, it is the sequel to Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, and action, which establishes the view of the Buddhist path generally, and specifically that of the teachings of the Great Perfection.
Finding Rest in Meditation: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 2 #ad - The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of Finding Rest in Meditation along with its autocommentary, The Chariot of Surpassing Purity. Based on the author’s personal experience, these instructions are designed to help stabilize and intensify direct insight into the nature of the mind through meditative practice.
Finding rest in meditation outlines the main points of meditation, namely, where one should meditate, what qualities a practitioner should possess and develop, and what should be practiced. It precedes the final volume, Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct.
Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 3Shambhala #ad - This is an invaluable manual for any genuine student of Buddhism who wishes to truly find rest through the path of the Great Perfection. Finding rest in illusion describes in detail the conduct of those who have stabilized their recognition of the nature of the mind and how to apply the Buddhist view when relating to ordinary appearances.
According to the traditional tibetan buddhist formula of view, meditation, and finding rest in meditation, and action, which outlines the main points of meditation, namely, and specifically that of the teachings of the Great Perfection, what qualities a practitioner should possess and develop, this volume follows Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, which establishes the view of the Buddhist path generally, where one should meditate, and what should be practiced.
The padmakara translation group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of the final volume of the trilogy, Finding Rest in Illusion, The Chariot of Excellence, along with its autocommentary, both intended to elucidate the appropriate action of a Buddhist practitioner. The purpose of these teachings is to introduce us to our most basic nature—the clear and pristine awareness that is the nature of the mind.
Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 3 #ad - A new translation of the tibetan master Longchenpa's famous work that systematically presents the path of yogic conduct according to the Dzogchen tradition. Finding rest in illusion is the third volume of the Trilogy of Rest, Longchenpa’s classic exposition of the Buddhist path. Drawing extensively from classic buddhist works, the author uses well-known examples of illusion found throughout Mahāyāna literature to illustrate the illusory nature of both saṃsāra and nirvāṇa, thus revealing their ultimate nondual nature.
Light of Wisdom, Volume III: Teachings on the Secret EmpowermentRangjung Yeshe Publications #ad -
Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen MastersSnow Lion #ad - This is the hallmark of Dzogchen mind training and what sets it apart from other mind-training lineages. At the same time, they bring together the most foundational Buddhist teachings with the profound methods of the Vajrayana the esoteric teachings of Buddhist tantra. They distill the most essential teachings of the Buddha into a practical system that can be easily implemented in a daily meditation practice.
The main text translated here, since its instructions are pithy and direct, The Steps to Liberation, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, and experiential rather than scholarly. The contemplations on core buddhist principles like impermanence and karma, intended for beginning meditators, unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator is to vividly imagine himself or herself as the main character who undergoes a sequence of experiences that result in transformative realizations.
Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters #ad - The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language.
Enlightened Vagabond: The Life and Teachings of Patrul RinpocheShambhala #ad - Colorful stories about and profound teachings of Patrul Rinpoche, one of the most impactful teachers and thinkers in the Tibetan tradition from the nineteenth century. The life and teachings of the wandering yogi patrul rinpoche—a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of nineteenth-century Tibet—come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard over more than thirty years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources.
Patrul’s life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything he does, teaching both simple nomads and great lamas in ways that are often unconventional and even humorous, but always with uncompromising authenticity.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra TsadraSnow Lion #ad - Elizabeth M. This historic contribution therefore offers the necessary tools to properly study and apply the Mahāmudrā teachings in a modern context. These profound yet accessible instructions focus on becoming familiar with the nature of one’s mind as the primary means to realize ultimate reality and thus attain buddhahood.
Callahan, has provided new translations of these two texts along with ancillary materials and annotations, a renowned translator of classical Kagyu literature, making this a genuine resource for both scholars and students of Tibetan Buddhism. Dakpo tashi namgyal’s manual for the view and practice of Mahāmudrā is widely considered the single most important work on the subject, systematically introducing the view and associated meditation techniques in a progressive manner.
Moonbeams of Mahamudra Tsadra #ad - Moonbeams of mahāmudrā, along with the ninth karmapa wangchuk Dorje’s Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance, are to this day some of the most studied texts on Mahāmudrā in the Kagyu monasteries throughout Tibet and the Himalayas. A new translation of tibet's most important manual for Mahāmudrā view and meditationThis classic Buddhist work, written in the sixteenth century, comprehensively presents the entire scope of the Tibetan Kagyu Mahāmudrā tradition.
The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam's Writings on the Great Perfection Buddhayana Foundation Book 3Snow Lion #ad - The pinnacle of vajrayana practice in the nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, utterly perfect and free from all duality—buddha nature, Dzogchen embodies a system of training that awakens the intrinsic nature of the mind to reveal its original essence, or buddhahood itself. In the practice of dzogchen, tulku Thondup translates essential passages from Longchen Rabjam’s voluminous writings to illuminate and clarify this teaching.
He also draws on the works of later masters of the tradition, placing Dzogchen in context both in relation to other schools of Buddhism and in relation to the nine-vehicle outline of the Buddhist path described in the Nyingma tradition. This expanded edition includes counsel for Liberation, Longchenpa’s poetic exhortation to readers to quickly enter the path of liberation, the first step toward the summit of Dzogchen practice.
The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam's Writings on the Great Perfection Buddhayana Foundation Book 3 #ad - This classic collection of texts on the meditation practice and theory of Dzogchen presents the Great Perfection through the writings of its supreme authority, the fourteenth-century Tibetan scholar and visionary Longchen Rabjam.
The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri: Shabkar's Essential Meditation Instructions TsadraSnow Lion #ad - Shabkar’s style is direct and fresh; his realization infuses his instructions with an authenticity that will continue to inspire Buddhist practitioners for years to come. His nonsectarian approach is evident in his teachings on the nature of mind according to the Mahamudra tradition of Milarepa, and the attainment of buddhahood without meditation, his practical explanations of Saraha’s songs of realization, which draws on the teachings of the Great Perfection, Dzogchen.
It presents the essence of the entire graded path to enlightenment, using Tsongkhapa’s Great Graded Path Lam rim chen mo as its model. Instructions for traversing the entire Vajrayana path to enlightenment from one of Tibet's most famous wandering yogis. Composed by shabkar at the cave of miracles close to Mount Kailash around 1815, this compendium of spiritual instructions is written in the form of questions and answers, alternating verse and prose, between Shabkar and his disciples.
The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri: Shabkar's Essential Meditation Instructions Tsadra #ad - In twenty-three pieces of advice, he explains the need to renounce the world, how to develop genuine compassion, and methods for achieving an undistracted mind that can unite meditation on emptiness with compassion.
A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart: The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its CommentariesWisdom Publications #ad - This comprehensive, comprehensible book illuminates this profound text and greatly furthers our understanding of Dzogchen—and of our own nature. He offers further contextualization with his rich annotation and appendices, Longchenpa, which include additional translation from Jigmé Lingpa, and Patrul Rinpoche.
A key dzogchen text—available together with its Tibetan commentaries, including from the fifteenth Karmapa—from a preeminent translator. The aspiration prayer of samantabhadra, one of the most famous and often-recited Dzogchen texts, that all sentient beings recognize the nature of their minds and thus become buddhas, is at once an entreaty by the primordial buddha, Samantabhadra, and also a wake-up call by our own buddha nature itself.
A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart: The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Commentaries #ad - This monumental text outlines the profound view of Dzogchen in a nutshell and, at the same time, provides clear instructions on how to discover the wisdom of a buddha in the very midst of afflictions. In this volume, karl brunnhölzl offers translations of three versions of the Aspiration Prayer and accompanies them with translations of the commentaries by Jigmé Lingpa, the Fifteenth Karmapa, and Tsültrim Sangpo.
A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries TsadraSnow Lion #ad - The first complete english translation of Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha, the most important and comprehensive Indian Yogacara text, and all its available Indian commentaries. Winner of the Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation. The mahāyānasaṃgraha, published here with its indian and Tibetan commentaries in three volumes, presents virtually everything anybody might want to know about the Yogācāra School of mahāyāna Buddhism.
It discusses in detail the nature and operation of the eight kinds of consciousness, dependent origination, the cultivation of the path and its fruition in terms of the four wisdoms, the often-misunderstood notion of “mind only” cittamātra, and the three bodies kāyas of a buddha. Volume 1 presents the translation of the Mahāyānasaṃgraha along with a commentary by Vasubandhu.
. The introduction gives an overview of the text and its Indian and Tibetan commentaries, and explains in detail two crucial elements of the Yogācāra view: the ālaya-consciousness and the afflicted mind kliṣṭamanas. Volume 2 presents translations of the commentary by Asvabhāva and an anonymous Indian commentary on the first chapter of the text.
A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries Tsadra #ad - These translations are supplemented in the endnotes by excerpts from Tibetan commentaries and related passages in other Indian and Chinese Yogācāra works. Volume 3 includes appendices with excerpts from other Indian and Chinese Yogācāra texts and supplementary materials on major Yogācāra topics in the Mahāyānasaṃgraha.