What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Pero » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:46 am

I've ordered Dudjom Lingpa's autobiography. Reading "Mind in comfort and Ease" by the Dalai Lama every once in a while (only read the root text in full).
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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby wisdom » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:29 am

'Drops of Nectar', Khenpo Kunpals commentary on 'Entering the Conduct of the Bodhisattvas'.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Josef » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:44 am

I am currently reading the first volume Jim Valby's translation of Khenpo Zhenpen Osers commentary on the Kunjed Gyalpo.
Its very good.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby sangyey » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:01 am

Mind Training -The Great Collection translated by Thupten Jinpa.

Really a treasure and excellent resource for putting into practice the lojong trainings as they have been originally taught.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Josef » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:08 am

sangyey wrote:Mind Training -The Great Collection translated by Thupten Jinpa.

Really a treasure and excellent resource for putting into practice the lojong trainings as they have been originally taught.

Thats an awesome book.
The next LOTC is going to be really good too. It has a lamrim style text in it by Sakya Pandita.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby sangyey » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:16 am

What's it called Nangwa? I was also thinking about getting The Book of Kadam and have been waiting for the release of Longchenpa's The Great Chariot.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Beatzen » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:33 am

"mindfulness, bliss and beyond" by ajahn brahm
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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Josef » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:45 am

sangyey wrote:What's it called Nangwa? I was also thinking about getting The Book of Kadam and have been waiting for the release of Longchenpa's The Great Chariot.

I think they are calling it Stages of the Buddhas Teaching or something like that. It wont be out for a while yet.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby deff » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:15 am

i'm just getting into "center of a sunlit sky: madhyamaka in the kagyu tradition" - so far it's quite awesome :smile:

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby randomseb » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:16 am

I just finished reading Old Path White Clouds, very interesting novel/biography

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Tewi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:19 am

Sam van Shaik, Approaching the Great Perfection: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig (Wisdom, 2004). Translates and discusses ten texts.

Paul Williams, The Reflexive Nature of Awareness: A Tibetan Madhyamaka Defence (Motilal Banarsidass, 1998). About the debate between Tsongkhapa and Mipham over the ninth chapter of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara.

Eagerly awaiting two new books on the AA, one by the Padmakara Translation group.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby irishbuddhist » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:22 pm

I am reading a book called "The Great Medicine" by Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. Using the classic text by Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurme Pema Namgyal as a guide, Rinpoche uses examples from his own life and anecdotes about his teachers ( Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche) to point out the many ways for applying the Buddhist teachings in a practical way.


I have just started reading this book and am finding it a good read.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:42 pm

Red Pine's Lankavatara Sutra - some notes are silly or not needed - but at least we have a Suzuki supplement now.
Basically, there is not even one buddha, only great wisdom. Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby Mojo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:44 am

The Path of Emancipation by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby mindyourmind » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:53 am

A cut and paste list of the books that I ordered, which should be delivered to me today or tomorrow :reading: :reading: :reading:


- As It Is, Volume 1: Essential Teachings from the Dzogchen Perspective

- The Supreme Source: The Fundamental Tantra of the Dzogchen Semde

- Vajra Speech: Pith Instructions for the Dzogchen Yogi

- Roaring Silence: Discovering the Mind of Dzogchen

- The Practice of Dzogchen

- Approaching the Great Perfection: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig

- Fearless Simplicity: The Dzogchen Way of Living Freely in a Complex World

- Being Right Here: A Dzogchen Treasure Text of Nuden Dorje Entitled the Mirror of Clear Meaning

- Blazing Splendor: The Memoirs of the Dzogchen Yogi

- The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta: A Guide to the Attainment of Wisdom

- Hinting at Dzogchen: A Compendium of Teachings by Tsoknyi Rinpoche

- Natural Perfection: Lonchenpa's Radical Dzogchen

- Illusion of Life and Death
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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby mindyourmind » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:54 am

deff wrote:i'm just getting into "center of a sunlit sky: madhyamaka in the kagyu tradition" - so far it's quite awesome :smile:



One of the best Dharma books I have ever read.
Dualism is the real root of our suffering and all of our conflicts.

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby deff » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:40 pm

same here, i'm really loving it :twothumbsup:

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby mint » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:46 pm

Not so much reading but listening to Pema Chodron: Be Grateful to Everyone!

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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby DGA » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:56 pm

Our sangha is reading & discussing The Awakening of Faith right now. Next, it's the Sutra of Complete Enlightenment.

I just finished reading Namkhai Norbu's book on Dream Yoga.
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Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

Postby catmoon » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:21 pm

Pema Chodron isn't usually my cup of tea, but I recently romped through "Practicing Peace in Times of War". It's full of good stuff, although the book doesn't seem to have a lot to do with the title. It might have been better titled "Practicing Peace in Socially Awkward Moments at the Tea Party".


Nonetheless, one chapter has a really good introduction to the concept of shenpa and the mindfulness practices that can revolve around it, and the rest of the book is above average reading.
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