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Introductions Page



 

Introductions to Buddhism


In Miscellaneous Buddhism:

An Introduction to Buddhism I

Buddhism An Introduction

In the Thich Nhat Hahn folder: From The Miracle of Mindfulness



From The Teachings of The Historical Buddha - In the Theravada/ Suttas I folder:

The Dhammapada

The Word of The Buddha



From The Tibetan Buddhist Tradition - In Tibetan Buddhism/ Authors:

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Buddhism; Make Your Mind An Ocean; Becoming Your Own Therapist

Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro - Opening the Dharma

H. H. The Dalai Lama - A Survey of the Paths of Tibetan Buddhism



From the Zen Tradition - In the Zen Buddhism/ Modern Teachers folder:

Deshimaru Roshi: The Practice of Zen is Zazen










Introductions to Meditation



A Basic Method of Meditation

and

Two Commentaries to A Basic Method of Meditation: Factors in the Unfolding of Clear Meditation

and From Distraction to Single Pointed Concentration


From Thich Nhat Hahn

On his gatha

In - Out
Deep - Slow
Calm - Ease
Smile - Release
Present Moment - Wonderful Moment


A Selection from 'Healing is Possible Through Resting'  (6 pages)

A Selection from 'The Art of Healing Ourselves'  (3 pages)


An Illustration of mindfulness following the breath   (1 page)


On his gatha

In - Out
Flower - Fresh
Mountain - Solid
Water - Reflecting
Space - Free

From An Evening with Thich Nhat Hahn, April, 1991   (8 pages)

 

From the Theravada Tradition: In the Theravada Buddhism/ Teachers folder:

Ajaan Lee:Instructions in Meditation; Breath Meditation, Seven Steps

Ajaan Chah: Meditation I, II and III

Ajaan Buddhadasa: Mindfulness with Breathing Getting Started

Henepola Gunaratana: How to Breathe

Unknown: Only One Breath

 

From the Zen Tradition - In the Zen Buddhism/ Modern Teachers folder

Deshimaru Roshi: The Practice of Zen is Zazen

Shodo Harada Roshi:From The Path to Bodhidharma

From Various Sources, from theZen Anscestors: Selections from Shikantaza

Uchiyama Roshi: From Opening the Hand of Thought

Sheng Yen: What is Chan?, and Guarding the One 

 

In the Zen Ancestors folder:

Master Xu Yun: The Essentials of Chan Practice

 

From The Tibetan Buddhist Tradition - in the Tibetan Buddhism/ Subjects/ Meditation folder:

Gelugpa:

The Five Faults and Eight Antidotes Teachings (next three)

Dagom Rinpoche - Calm Abiding

Lama Gelek - Developing Samadhi

Gen Lamrimpa - From Samatha Meditation

Geshe  Rabten - The Perfection of Concentration

Kagyu:

Bokar Rinpoche - Notes from Meditation

Thrangu Rinpoche - The Reason We Practice Meditation - beginning on page 5

Sakya:

Dezhung Rinpoche - A Lamp For the Path to Liberation

Nyingma:

Sogyal Rinpoche -Bringing the Mind Home


"Samadhi is like pure, clean water, for it can wash away all defilements."
 -from the Great Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom.





       Wisdom Teachings




Cover of  The Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines

 



In theTibetan Buddhism/ Subjects/ Wisdom folder: 

An Intoduction to Buddhist Wisdom Teachings

Lama Thubten Yeshe - Searching for the Causes of Unhappiness; From Liberating Words,
On Wisdom

Lama Zopa Rinpoche - Wisdom Teachings

The Essentials of Mahamdra Practice

Tulku Urgyen - Notes from Rainbow Painting



           

Teachings On Love, Compassion and Bodhicitta


In the Theravada/Metta folder: 

The Metta Sutta - The Discourse on Love

 

In theTibetan Buddhism/ Subjects/ Love, Compassion and Bodhicitta folder: 

I Live in This World

The Bodhisattva Ideal

Shantideva - Stabilizing in the Bodhimind

From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra

Lama Thubten Yeshe - Bodhicitta, the Perfection of Dharma

Eight Verses on Training the Mind

Prayers of Universal Aspiration



On Tantra


In Tibetan Buddhism / Authors/ Thrangu Rinpoche / 

The Tantric Path and Mahamudra - beginning on page 50

In Tibetan Buddhism/ Subjects/ Tantra/ Introductory Essays: 

Thich Thien-An - Self Power, Other Power

An Introduction to Mantra for Westerners: Great River of Compassion



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