Steps to the Great Perfection


  • Author : Jigme Lingpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • ISBN : 0834840316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language. The main text translated here, The Steps to Liberation, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, since its instructions are pithy and direct, 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. They distill the most essential teachings of the Buddha into a practical system that can be easily implemented in a daily meditation practice. 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). This is the hallmark of Dzogchen mind training and what sets it apart from other mind-training lineages.

Approaching the Great Perfection


  • Author : Sam Van Schaik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-02-08
  • ISBN : 0861719123
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the highest meditative practice of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the Great Perfection looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are presented here, along with extensive analysis by van Schaik of a core tension within Buddhism: Does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once? Though these two positions are often portrayed by modern scholars as entrenched polemical views, van Schaik explains that both tendencies are present within each of the Tibetan Buddhist schools. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a great illustration of this balancing act, using the rhetoric of both sides to propel his students along the path of the Great Perfection.

Approaching the Great Perfection


  • Author : Sam Van Schaik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-02-08
  • ISBN : 0861719123
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the highest meditative practice of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the Great Perfection looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are presented here, along with extensive analysis by van Schaik of a core tension within Buddhism: Does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once? Though these two positions are often portrayed by modern scholars as entrenched polemical views, van Schaik explains that both tendencies are present within each of the Tibetan Buddhist schools. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a great illustration of this balancing act, using the rhetoric of both sides to propel his students along the path of the Great Perfection.

Entrance to the Great Perfection


  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-02-16
  • ISBN : 1559397934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection. It contains classic commentaries by the renowned Tibetan masters Jigme Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, alongside a lively contemporary discussion by filmmaker, author, and spiritual teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse that discusses how to incorporate these ancient practices into the fast-paced lifestyle of the Western world. Also included are a lengthy introduction to the world of Tibetan Buddhism and its meditative practices, as well as the long and short preliminary practice liturgies and numerous appendices on the nine yanas and other topics. The ngöndro or preliminary practice is treasured in the Ancient School of Tibetan Buddhism as vital for effecting a profound inner transformation and as a foundation for the very highest teachings of the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen. In particular, the Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro—revealed by the great saint Jigme Lingpa following a series of visions in which he was blessed by the omniscient Longchen Rabjam and received the transmission of his wisdom mind—has long been cherished by followers of all traditions on account of its power, depth, and poetic beauty.

Practicing the Great Perfection


  • Author : Shechen Gyaltsap IV
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2020-06-02
  • ISBN : 0834842939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A collection of essential instructions on the practice of Dzogchen, or The Great Perfection, from one of the great early 20th century Buddhist masters. Shechen Gyaltsap (1871-1926) was widely recognized as one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. He lived a life of complete devotion and commitment to monastic discipline and study, and became the root teacher of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who said of Shechen Gyaltsap's teachings that they were "worth more than all the gold in the entire world." This collection, intended for the advanced Buddhist practitioner who has received initiation from a qualified master, provides the essential instructions of Dzogchen, or Great Perfection, practice. Written with a clear simplicity that belies their profundity, the teachings give practical and pointed advice on how students should meditate and behave in ordinary life. The work begins with an extensive reflection on the problem of self-clinging and the analytical meditation designed to uproot it, and proceeds to more specific instructions for the mind practice itself.

The Great Perfection (rDzogs Chen)


  • Author : Samten Gyaltsen Karmay
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • ISBN : 9789004087927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Dzogchen


  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Richard Barron
  • Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

These teachings on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, were given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Western students in Europe and North America. He offers the reader an unprecedented glimpse into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation.

Lazy Perfection


  • Author : Jenny Patinkin
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release : 2017-05-09
  • ISBN : 0762461454
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A grown-up's guide to makeup, a primer on the best time-saving techniques, and an inspiring, easy way to update your look--Lazy Perfection is the busy woman's guide to looking her best, with minimal effort and stunning results. Every woman wants to look like the best version of her self--natural, radiant, and confident. But who has the time to master complicated steps, or the patience to sift through the glut of choices at the beauty counters? Celebrated makeup artist Jenny Patinkin cuts through the confusion and clutter with her "lazy perfection" approach to beauty, replacing complex techniques and hard-to-wear trends with a streamlined, sophisticated approach to makeup.. Here you'll find guidance on finding a beauty routine that works for you--without a lot of involved steps or overpriced products. Guiding you through an initial makeup drawer purge, through setting beauty priorities, to crafting a finished look, Jenny gives you real-life tips for spending your limited time (and budget) to achieve the results you want. With Lazy Perfection you'll know that you're putting your best face forward--minus the fuss!

Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two


  • Author : Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche,Jigme Lingpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2013-08-20
  • ISBN : 083482857X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This second and concluding volume of Jigme Lingpa’s classic Treasury of Precious Qualities is presented together with a detailed commentary by Kangyur Rinpoche. Composed in the form of a lamrim, or presentation of the stages of the path, the first volume set out the teachings of the sutras. The present volume continues this same structure and is a general description of the tantra teachings followed by an exposition of the Great Perfection, which in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism is regarded as the summit of all vehicles and the final stage of the path of spiritual training. The section on the tantras is a compendious presentation of all important issues: lineage, empowerment, the generation and perfection stages, and samaya. The section on the Great Perfection is arranged according to the classification of Ground, Path, and Result and gives an extremely clear introduction to the doctrinal background that underpins the practice of this unique system.

Progress Over Perfection


  • Author : Gregg C. Roberts
  • Publisher : Publish Your Purpose Press
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781946384140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

- What would happen if we stopped relying on doctors to keep us healthy? - If we made our health a priority before receiving a life-threatening diagnosis? - If we stopped living in fear of the insurance industry and our politicians? In Progress Over Perfection, certified health coach Gregg Roberts will help you achieve a lifetime of wellness ¿ in a way that¿s realistic, forgiving, and works with your lifestyle. Guided by his mantra ¿progress over perfection,¿ you'll learn how to take a whole body approach to your wellness by embracing what makes YOU feel good. You¿ll ditch the one-size-fits-all programs and restrictive diets to discover: -How to make better food choices while enjoying the occasional indulgence -How to incorporate movement and mindfulness into your day -How to manage stress and enjoy a good night¿s sleep With Gregg¿s expert guidance and compassionate support, you can take control of your health ¿ one step at a time.