Reflections on Silver River

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Unfettered Mind #ad - Practical instruction, brief and to the point, providing straightforward responses to the question, is found in each of the verse commentaries, "How do I practice this?" McLeod is clearly writing from his own experience. Yet, instead of anecdotes and personal history, he challenges the reader to engage various scenarios, clarity, and consider how compassion, presence and balance could take expression in his or her life.

The third section is the main part of the book, a traditional verse-by-verse commentary. The first is an introduction to the text and to Tokmé Zongpo. While this text has been translated many times, Ken McLeod's plain and simple English beautifully reflects the simplicity and directness of the original Tibetan.

Thirty-seven practices of a Bodhisattva is one of the most revered and loved texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At 184 pages, reflections on silver river is a highly accessible introduction to Tibetan Buddhist practice as well as a valuable resource for the experienced practitioner, regardless of his or her tradition of training.

Reflections on Silver River #ad - In this masterful translation and commentary on tokmé zongpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, Ken McLeod shines the light of wisdom on the challenges of contemporary life and illuminates a path the modern reader can take to freedom, peace and understanding. The book is divide into three parts.

Mcleod's commentary is full of striking images, provocative questions and inspiring descriptions of what it means to be awake and present in your life. The second is mcleod's translation of Tokmé Zongpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva.

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A Trackless Path

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Unfettered Mind #ad - This is a book for the practitioner of any contemplative tradition--Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism or non-dual awareness. In a trackless path renowned translator and teacher Ken McLeod offers a beautiful and evocative translation of one of these poems. 18th century tibetan mystic jigmé Lingpa wrote a number of poems on the practice of Dzogchen, one of the great wisdom traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

. What emerges is a picture of a person who felt a profound calling to pursue contemplative practice and the direct and personal ways he found to meet the challenges and he encountered. Mcleod is clearly writing and writing clearly for the seeker in today's world who is called to pursue the awareness that Jigmé Lingpa describes.

Mcleod's lucid practice-oriented commentary is enriched by the seamless interweaving of experiences from his own spiritual journey. Mcleod's book is likewise divided into three sections. Illumined by his own lucid commentary, McLeod makes this ancient poem relevant and accessible to today's seeker. The jigmé lingpa poem has three sections: how conceptual thinking corrupts deep contemplative practice; the timeless freedom of direct awareness the Buddhist equivalent of gnosis in Christianity; and subtle errors one often makes in this practice and how to correct them.

A Trackless Path #ad - With great clarity, mcleod communicates the central theme of the poem - namely, that when you rest and do nothing, you find the wisdom of the ages present within you. The first is a thoughtful introduction to the text and mcleod's relationship with it; the second is his beautiful and evocative translation of Jigmé Lingpa's poem; the third and main part of the book is his verse-by-verse commentary through which he illuminates the meaning of the poem.

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Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention

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HarperOne #ad - Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention #ad - In this informative guidebook to practical buddhism you discover:How to live life with equanimity, pleasure and power, relationships, harmful emotions, loving-kindness, and joyHow to cut through obsessions with the external world, compassion, and selfTried-and-true methods for cultivating active attention with your body and mind.

. The key to becoming fully alive and joyful is to develop our natural capacity for attention and to be fully present here and now.

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The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva

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Shambhala #ad - Their great resolve—to consider others’ needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures—carries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of “I” and “mine, ” culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other.

This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Dilgo khyentse’s commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.

The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva #ad - What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, Dilgo Khyentse.

In the mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Many generations of buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries.

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In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Then one night, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, telling no one, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. His meditation practice had prepared him to face death, and now he had the opportunity to test the strength of his training.

He found he was too attached to his identity as a monk to remove his robes right away or to sleep on the Varanasi station floor, and instead paid for a bed in a cheap hostel. A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it“One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.

Pema chödrön, author of when things Fall Apart“This book has the potential to change the reader’s life forever. George saunders, author of lincoln in the BardoAt thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries.

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Jack kornfield, author of a Path with Heart   “This book makes me think enlightenment is possible. Russell Brand.

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An Arrow to the Heart: A Commentary on the Heart Sutra

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The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

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Shambhala #ad - Used book in Good Condition. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, ethics, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times. An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, wisdom, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"--qualities that lead to kindness, and an awakened life.

In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. In this inspiring reframe of a classic buddhist teaching, or “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, meditation, joyful effort, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, patience, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in.

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The Great Path of Awakening: The Classic Guide to Lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist Practice for Cultivating the Heart of Compassion Shambhala Classics

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Shambhala #ad - Here is a practical buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. It also includes illuminating commentary from Jamgon Kongtrul that provides further instruction on how to meet every situation with intelligence and an open heart. While tibetan buddhists have long valued these slogans, recently they have become popular in the West due to such books as Start Where You Are by Pema Chödrön and Training the Mind by Chögyam Trungpa.

The Great Path of Awakening: The Classic Guide to Lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist Practice for Cultivating the Heart of Compassion Shambhala Classics #ad - This edition of the great path of awakening contains an accessible, newly revised translation of the slogans from the famous text The Seven Points of Mind Training. Used book in Good Condition. For centuries, tibetans have used fifty-nine pithy slogans—such as "A joyous state of mind is a constant support" and "Don't talk about others' shortcomings"—as a means to awaken kindness, gentleness, and compassion.

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Traveling the Path of Compassion: A Commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva Densal Semiannual Publication

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KTD Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Traveling the path of compassion is the commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the seventeenth incarnation of Gyalwang Karmapa. Ogyen trinley dorje’s commentary connects this revered text with our daily lives and our deepest aspirations.

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Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong

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Shambhala #ad - Though the practice is more than a millennium old, because it's a practice that one can fit very well into an ordinary life, it has become popular in the West only in the last twenty years or so—and it has become very popular indeed, and because it works. Through the influence of pema chödrön, who was one of the first American Buddhist teachers to teach it extensively, the practice has moved out of its Buddhist context to affect the lives of non-Buddhists too.

. Lojong is the tibetan buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases called "slogans" as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Used book in Good Condition. He applies zen wisdom to them, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of resonant practices throughout the spiritual traditions.

Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong #ad - It's in this spirit that Norman Fischer offers his commentary on the lojong slogans. He shows lojong to be a wonderful method for everyone, who don't have the time or inclination to meditate, generous rather than stingy, including those who aren't otherwise interested in Buddhism, or who'd just like to morph into the kind of person who's focused rather than scattered, and kind rather than thoughtless.

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Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide

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Windhorse Publications #ad - With mindfulness being so widely taught, there is a need for a clear-sighted and experience-based guide. Used book in Good Condition. From the buddhist meditator and scholar, this is a thorough-going guide to the early Buddhist teachings on Satipatthana, following on from his two best-selling books, Bhikkhu Anālayo, the foundations of mindfulness, Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization and Perspectives on Satipatthana.

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