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Lamrim outline

OVERVIEW OF THE LAMRIM OUTLINE

1. Preeminent qualities of the compilers

2. Preeminent qualities of the teachings

3. How the teachings should be studied and taught Continua »

 

Pabongka Rinpoche: Introductory Discourse on the Lamrim.

Pabongka Rinpoche: Introductory Discourse on the Lamrim.

Except from: Liberation in the palm of your hand: a concise discourse on the path to enlightenment. By Pabongka Rinpoche; edited in the Tibetan by Trijang Rinpoche; translated into English by Michael Richards. Wisdom Publications http://www.wisdompubs.org/

Day 1 – Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, a peerless king of the Dharma, spoke a little in order to set our motivations properly for the teaching to follow. He said:

So be it. The great Tsongkapa, the Dharma king of the three realms, has said: Continua »

 

Destiny Fulfilled: Je Tsongkhapa’s Education As a Song of Realisation

Lama Tsongkhapa

Lama Tsongkhapa

Destiny Fulfilled: Je Tsongkhapa’s Education As a Song of Realisation

Om! May we have happiness and excellences!

1. The eyes for the world to see higher realms of life and the freedom of enlightenment,

Resting place for those tired from wandering on the paths of cyclic existence,

The root of happiness and excellence, my kind Gurus

And the Noble Lord Wisdom Treasure (Manjushri)—I bow to your feet!

2. To gather a great store [of merit and wisdom] with little effort,

Rejoicing in virtue is praised as best.

Particularly, regarding the past virtues collected by oneself,

If you develop, without pride, great joy in your virtues of the past

It is said these past virtues will increase even more. Continua »

 

Panchen Losang Ciögyan: The Simple Path

Lobsang Chökyi Gyaltsen, 4th Panchen Lama

The Simple Path Leading to the Omniscient State

Graphic Teachings on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Panchen Losang Ciögyan (pan chen blo bzang chos rgyan 1567-1662)

I constantly bow down at the feet of the venerable and holy Lama who is inseparable from Buddha Vajradhara!
Please take care of me with great love!

With regards to the stages of the path to Enlightenment, the profound method that leads fortunate beings to Buddhahood, it is divided into two: “How to practice Guru Devotion, the root of the path” and “How to train one’s mind after one has generated devotion”. The first outline has two subdivisions: “How to practice during the formal meditation session” and “How to practice during the intervals between sessions”. Continua »

 

Thogme Zangpo: 37 Practices of Bodhisattva

Thogme Zangpo

Thogme Zangpo

THE THIRTY-SEVEN PRACTICES OF ALL BUDDHAS’ SONS

(Rgyal-sras lag-len so-bdun-ma)
By Thogme Zangpo

I pay heartfelt homage to you, Lokesvara;
You have true compassion extending to all.

To those who in every coming and going
Have seen that each thing is inherently void,
And thus can devote both their time and their efforts
With one aim in mind – “Let me benefit all!”
To such foremost Gurus and you, Lokesvara,
All- seeing protector, with utmost respect
I bow down before you in constant obeisance,
And turn to your service my thoughts, words and deeds.

The Fully Enlightened Victorious Buddhas, Continua »

 

Atisha: A Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment

Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana

Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana

A Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment

by Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana

1 I bow in great reverence to all past, present and
Future Victors, to their Doctrine and Communities.
I shall light a Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment,
At the request of my good disciple Byang-chub-‘od.

2 In that they are Inferior or Mediocre or Superior,
Persons should be understood as three:
The characteristics of each are very clear,
and I shall note how they differ from one another.

3 One who by every means he finds,
Seeks by the pleasure of samsara,
And cares but for himself alone, that one
Is known as the Inferior Person. Continua »

 

III Dalai Lama: The Essence of Refined Gold

The Third Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso

The Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso

The text is a commentary on Lama Tzong Khapa’s lamrim text, “Songs or Lines of Experience.” http://www.sangye.it/altro/?p=603

The Nature of the Instruction

To the feet of the Venerable Lama,

Embodiment of the Three Jewels,

Profoundly I turn for refuge;

Bestow upon me your transforming powers.

Here, for spiritually inclined beings who wish to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by human life, is a treatise on the Lamrim Tradition of meditation, a tradition known as Stages on the Spiritual Path Leading to Enlightenment. Continua »

 

Gendun Tenzin Gyatso: The Sun Radiating Light of Goodness and Munificence

The Fourth Amdo Zhamar Gendun Tendzin Gyatso (a mdo zhwa dmar 04 dge ‘dun bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho)

The Sun Radiating Light of Goodness and Munificence: Laying Out the Points of Guided Meditations Of the Path of Bliss, A Treatise on the Path to Enlightenment” by the Fourth Amdo Zhamar Gendun Tenzin Gyatso. Translated by Tenzin Tsepag.

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The Sun Radiatiing Light of Goodness and Munificence: Laying Out the Points of Guided Meditations Of the Path of Bliss, A Treatise on the Path to Enlightenment.

Equalling the expanse of the space of knowledge (she-ja) in the three times, Magnificent with the sacred light of excellent (rab) wisdom,

From the depths of my heart I bow to my kind master skilled in spreading out The delightful lotus of scripture and realization until the end of the ocean (gya tsho). Continua »

 

Vth Dalaï Lama: Directions on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

5th Dalai Lama

Directions on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: Instructions from the Mouth of Mañjuśri1.

by the Vth Dalaï Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (1617-1682)

(translated by Ilia Durovic)

When I behold the Well-Born from the outer ocean of the twin collection of the State of Union, Method and Wisdom,
Atop the colossal boughs of harmonious major and minor marks,

Peerless Omniscience, ripened fruit of one hundred tastes,
Guru of the migrators, who has become a kin of the sun,
Continua »

 

Khunu Lama Rinpoche: Commentary on “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment”

Khunu Lama Rinpoche: After generating bodhicitta, our main task is to attain enlightenment.

Khunu Lama Rinpoche: Commentary on “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment”

Boudhanath, Nepal, 1975

Before listening to this teaching, first generate bodhicitta, thinking, “I want to receive enlightenment for the benefit of all mother sentient beings.” In other words, before listening to teachings, it is necessary to think of, to remember, all mother sentient beings.

The subject today is Lam-drön, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, which was written in Tibet by the great Atisha (Dipamkara Shrijnana), who was born about the year 982 in northeast India as the son of a Bengali king. Continua »