Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism - Dudjom Rinpoche

The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism - Dudjom Rinpoche
The long-awaited reprint of this monumental and definitive study of the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism. This is one of the master works of recent Buddhist scholarship. Written by the late head of the Nyingma sect, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, the book covers in detail and depth both the main teachings and the history of the Nyingma tradition.

In the section on the teachings, Dudjom Rinpoche delineates the entire range of the Buddhist spiritual and philosophical systems. These form a dynamic gradation of experience, from the mundane level of cyclic existence to that of the Great Perfection, Dzogchen.

In the section on the history of the school, a fascinating account is given of the religious development of Tibet, from the seventh century until the present day. Included are numerous biographies of the major teachers in the lineage, and a rectification of misconceptions and criticisms concerning the Nyingma school. Extensive notes and records of source materials round out a volume of immense importance.

"It is a work which communicates the highest wisdom of the Nyingma lineage to the English-speaking world." Shenpen Dawa Rinpoche.


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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school. Jetsunma is an author, teacher and founder of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in Himachal Pradesh, India. She is best known for being one of the very few Western yoginis, having spent twelve years living in a remote cave in the Himalayas, three of those years in strict meditation retreat. Vicki Mackenzie, who wrote Cave in the Snow about her, relates that what inspired the writing of the book was reading Tenzin Palmo's statement to a Buddhist magazine that "I have made a vow to attain Enlightenment in the female form - no matter how many lifetimes it takes"

Chenrezig and Tonlen Practice
Difficult Points for Westerners
Mindfulness and Opening the Heart
Wisdom Of Emptiness

The Pirate Bay

Commentary on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

Commentary on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
by Venerable Thubten Chodron

Chapter 1: The Benefit of the Spirit of Awakenging (Bodhicitta)
Chapter 2: Disclosure of Wrongdoing
Chapter 3: Adopting the Spirit of Awakening


A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Shantideva
Translated by Stephen Batchelor

Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavatara ( A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life) holds a unique place in Mahayana Buddhism akin to that of the Dhammapada in Hinayana Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita in Hinduism. In combining those rare qualities of scholastic precision, spiritual depth and poetical beauty, its appeal extends to a wide audience of Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Composed in India during the 8th century of the Christian era, it has since been an inspiration to millions of people throughout the world. This present translation by Stephen Batchelor is based upon a 12th century Tibetan commentary as orally explained by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey. The ninth chapter on wisdom has been expanded for this edition with relevant commentarial passages.

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Meditaciones guiadas del Lamrim

Las Meditaciones Guiadas del Lamrim de Venerable Chodron, fueron traducidas al español y grabadas por Venerable Saldon.
Las 42 grabaciones que aparecen a continuación, son meditaciones dirigidas que pertenecen a las etapas del camino conocidas como Lamrim. Da un clic aquí para ver un resumen completo del camino del Lamrim. Las grabaciones originales en inglés están disponibles en Snow Lion, da un clic aquí para obtener más información.

[transl: Venerable Chodron's Guided Meditations on the Lamrim have been translated into Spanish and recorded by Venerable Saldon.
The 42 recordings below are guided meditations corresponding to the stages of the path known as Lamrim. For a full outline of the Lamrim path, click here. The original recordings in English are available from Snow Lion. Click here for more information on this publication.]


El Libro Tibetano de la Vida y de la Muerte

El libro tibetano de la vida y de la muerte - Sogyal Rimpoché
En este exhaustivo trabajo, el maestro de meditación budista y conferenciante internacional Sogyal Rimpoché combina la milenaria sabiduría del Tíbet con la moderna investigación sobre la muerte, los moribundos y la naturaleza del universo, EL LIBRO TIBETANO DE LA VIDA Y DE LA MUERTE expone con claridad y un rigor sin precedentes la majestuosa visión que nos ofrece el LIBRO TIBETANO DE LOS MUERTOS.
Sogyal Rimpoché presenta unas prácticas sencillas y a la vez poderosas de la tradición tibetana, asequibles a cualquier persona sea cual sea su religión o tradición cultural, para que pueda transformar su vida, prepararse para la muerte y ayudar a los moribundos. Nos muestra la esperanza que existe en la muerte, y cómo podemos ir más allá de la negación y el miedo para descubrir aquello que hay en nosotros que sobrevive a la muerte y es inmutable.

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Heart of Tibet

Dalai Lama: Heart of Tibet [VHS] (1991)
This biographical profile of the Dalai Lama captures him at a particularly interesting time in his life, during a visit to Los Angeles in 1989 to conduct a Buddhist initiation for thousands of Westerners. Later that year, the Dalai Lama, who as the exiled political leader of the Tibetan people steadfastly advocates a policy of nonviolence, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In interviews in Los Angeles, the Dalai Lama is his usual self, deeply serious while making a complicated point, and then gleefully erupting in giggles the next moment. A particularly interesting aspect of this documentary is that it focuses not only on the Dalai Lama, but on the effect he has on people who come into contact with him. A journalist for the Los Angeles Times speaks frankly about how it felt to meet him and be in his presence, and his American bodyguard, Paul "Tiny" Stacy, tells a moving story about how working for the Dalai Lama has lifted him from the depths of despair. Vintage film shot in Tibet bolsters a good biographical segment on the Dalai Lama, and the plight of Tibet under Chinese occupation is discussed and illustrated with footage smuggled out of Lhasa. This is an intelligently constructed look at one of the world's most remarkable citizens. --Robert J. McNamara

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

I was told that the part 7 and 8 links are broken. I look for them with no success.

There's this other link that may be working.


Tibetan Tantric Choir

Nothing can prepare the uninitiated for the shocking sound of Tibetan throat singing, and these two liturgical pieces, each clocking in at near 25 minutes, are among the best, and most chilling, examples. The Gyuto Monks, in exile in India since the annexation of their native Tibet, have developed a tradition of singing that involves producing the lowest possible notes in the vocal range while simultaneously singing high overtones. The resulting sound suggests a symphony of inspired bullfrogs whose passion is Buddha, not Budweiser, croaking endlessly while rotating a wet foot around the perimeter of a giant wineglass. Which is a pretty mundane metaphor for music that produces such a powerful sense of dread and spiritual awe. Track 2 also includes clattering drums, some made of human crania. Spice Girls it ain't.... --James Rotondi

Artist: The Gyuto Monks
Title Of Album:Tibetan Tantric Choir
Year Of Release: 1987
Label: Windham Hill Records
Genre: Tibetan Buddhism
Quality: Lossless
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 48:42
Total Size: 270 Mb

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As Buddha Torrents has ended, I've decided to keep sharing, the same way that BT did it.
I'll try to post frequently and good content.
Also, i'll try to post in Spanish.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Touching the Earth

Touching the Earth - Thich Nhat Hanh
One of the most powerful acts of devotion is also one of the most simple: bowing down and surrendering to the earth. This is the basis for The Five Prostrations, a time-honored Buddhist meditation practice that joins the mind and body. On Touching the Earth, Buddhist masters Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Chân Không update this ancient teaching for the modern student. You learn each phase of this practice, which will help empty your body of resentment while opening it to compassion for all life. Through the songs of Sister Chan Khong (whom Thich Nhat Hanh has called a living bodhisattva, or one dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings) you also gain an ancient Buddhist technique for communicating tenderness and healing to your body. Touching the Earth comes to you with a foldout explaining this artful meditation in detail.



Aitken Roshi Final Interview

Aitken Roshi Final Interview
This past week American Zen Master Robert Aitken passed away at age 93. Shortly before his passing he gave this final interview. The audio is of poor quality and unedited.