Living in Compassion. An accessible and practical resource on the Buddhist path, centered around bringing the practice of compassion to everything we do. Beginning with a teaching on marriage and relationships from the Buddhist perspective, with emphasis on the application of personal discipline and the understanding of karma in our personal and family lives. Includes is a complete, detailed commentary on the 37 practices of a Bodhisattva, one of the most important Tibetan texts on the path of compassion and wisdom. Bardor Rinpoche also gives a complete teaching on the six perfections, the transcendent qualities of generosity, morality, patience, diligence, meditation, and wisdom. Rinchen Publications (2004).
The Practice of Green Tara.This teaching is on the deity called Arya Tara. If we examine the nature of Arya Tara from the point of what is called the definitive meaning, the true meaning, then she is Yum Chen Mo, the Great Mother. Arya Tara is called the Great Mother because she embodies the ultimate meaning of dharma, the ultimate meaning of emptiness – the dharmakaya. Rinchen Publications (1999). Available from Namse Bangdzo Bookstore.
Rest for the Fortunate: The Extraordinary Practice of Nyungne. Practiced by all the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, nyungne is a special fasting practice of a 1000-Armed Chenrezik, the bodhisattva of compassion. It is extraordinary both for its profound spiritual qualities and for its practicality in application. Nyungne is performed over a period of two days, the second of which is a complete fast. During nyungne, practitioners take on temporary vows and generate the attitude of bodhichitta, the unbiased compassion and aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. Rinchen Publications (2004).
Tashi Prayer. Tashi Prayer is a short text written by Khenchen Mipham (1846-1912), a major figure in 19th-century Tibetan Buddhism. The prayer is a condensation of the much longer Sutra of the Words of Auspiciousness, which was taught by Shakyamuni Buddha. The purpose of the prayer is to pay homage to and supplicate four kinds of awakened beings (buddhas, male bodhisattvas, female bodhisattvas, and protectors) so as to receive their blessings for both spiritual and worldly success. Rinchen Publications (2000).
Kagyu Lineage and the Activities of the Karmapas. This text is a concise and in-depth teaching on one of the four main Buddhist traditions of Tibet, the Kagyu Lineage. It presents the story of the great figures of this tradition – from Tilopa in ancient India down to the present Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. Along with this history are clear explanations of the nature of lineage and the place of the Kagyu tradition in Buddhist history. As the story unfolds, we get a glimpse of the extraordinary enlightened beings who have preserved and transmitted the teachings and realization of the Buddha in an unbroken way into our present time. Rinchen Publications (2000). Out of print.
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