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Bliss of Inner Fire
In the classic bestseller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound yet wonderfully clear glimpse into the authentic and sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general.
Following Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text Having the Three Convictions, Lama Yeshe introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six, the practice of inner fire (tummo). Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state-the experience of clear light, an extra-ordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality.

Lama Yeshe felt that twentieth-century Westerners could easily grasp the often misunderstood ideas of this esoteric tradition: "We really need tantra these days because there is a tremendous explosion of delusion and distraction.and we need the atomic energy of inner fire to blast us out of our delusion."

Lama Yeshe's aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding. Lama's own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.

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Buddhist Acts of Compassion
Compassion, or karuna, from the Tibetan, is the aspiration to find a way to be truly helpful to others. It is one of the ten “perfections” and one of the four “sublime abodes” in Buddhist practice. Here is a collection of profound, tender, sometimes funny, and often incredible acts of compassion practiced by Buddhists in all cultures—Chinese to Tibetan, Zen to Theravadan—and throughout the centuries.
Pamela Bloom has interviewed well-known masters as well as Westerners who tell how the practice of compassion has inspired healing in all aspects of their lives, including personal relationships, physical and emotional health, the performing arts, hospice care, social activism, business and the global economy, and the environment and spiritual transformation. The Dalai Lama has said, “My religion is compassion,” and indeed, the vow to be of benefit to others lies at the very heart of Buddhist practice around the world. From the Buddha who offered his body as food to starving animals, to the Korean whose radio station had a “helping hour,” to a woman in Santa Monica, California, who teaches meditation and nonviolent self-defense, the stories in Buddhist Acts of Compassion demonstrate that the age-old principles of kindness, selflessness, and nonviolence are not figments of dry philosophy but rather vital, dynamic stimulants that will transform the world in the twenty-first century.

Never before has such a collection been drawn together in one accessible volume that includes stories about the kindness practiced by many masters in the Tibetan and Zen tradition, as well as stories by and about many of the best-loved Buddhist figures of today—Sharon Salzburg, Sogyal Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, and The Dalai Lama.


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Dictionary of Chinese Symbols
Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought

This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.
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ETHICS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
The Dalai Lama shares his vision for overcoming suffering and bringing about individual and world peace. He contends that what we perceive as a drift into ethical chaos is not caused by a loosening of moral standards, but rather by an inherent flaw in the way our morals have been structured. He argues that humans are originally pure, not sinful.



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FREEDOM IN EXILE: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
In this landmark book the Dalai Lama tells his story--from his remarkable childhood as the leader of 6 million Tibetans through the crisis of the Chinese invasion to the present life in exile and re-establishment of his culture in India.

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Ganesh
A pocket-sized gem, this little book is the first in a line of Mandala "deity works" - we begin with one of India's most beloved icons, Ganesh. This elephant-headed God symbolizes possibility and transcendence from obstacles. Stationed at a sacred threshold, Ganesh is being reintroduced as a modern and universal torchlight for the curious, inquisitive seeker in all hearts. Both traditional and contemporary artists gorgeously illustrated Ganesh in full color.

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HEALING ANGER: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective
Buddhist traditions unanimously state that compassion and love are the foundation of all paths of practice. To cultivate the potential for compassion and love inherent within us, it is crucial to counteract their opposing forces of anger and hatred. The Dalai Lama shows how patience and tolerance overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. His Holiness presents the practice of the Six Perfections, the central role of bodhichitta, the twelve links of dependent origination and offers a clear road map for the practitioner to achieve the goal of liberation. The techniques and methods are relevant for everyone--the Dalai Lama shows the power that patience and tolerance have to heal anger and to generate peace in the world.
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If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! The Pilgrimage of Psychotherapy Patients
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Inner Peace
How to Be Calmly Active and Actively Calm
Paramahansa Yogananda



Wise and inspiring selections from Yogananda's writings on inner peace, with practical applications to help us stay calm, happy, and even-minded, in spite of the world's frenetic pace.

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Introduction to Tantra
What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.
Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. This new edition of this classic text includes a new foreword by Philip Glass and a new cover design, but leaves untouched Lama Yeshe's excellent original text, edited by Jonathan Landaw.

Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. It is precisely because our lives are so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire's tremendous energy not just for pleasure, but to transform our lives.

Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and extremely relevant to 21st-century life.

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