Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

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Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

Postby DeepFriedFunk » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:06 am

I'm not sparking a debate here. I began reading erm, troubling things, shall we say about the man. Whilst I have been told most of the knowledge in his introductory book "Modern Buddhism" is orthodox I would still like to find some different reading materials introducing Buddhism, especially geared more towards Mahayana Buddhism. I find Mahayana Buddhism most suited to my person but I would also like to compare view points and make up my own mind.

Any suggestions are greatly appeciated.

Namaste,

Joshua.

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Re: Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

Postby Mr. G » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:28 am

Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Prof. Paul Williams
Vision of Buddhism: The Space Under the Tree by Prof. Roger Corless
Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations by Prof. Paul Williams
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Re: Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

Postby zerwe » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:39 am

How to Practice by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Shaun

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Re: Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

Postby Tilopa » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:46 am

Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up - Alan Wallace

Luminous Mind - Kalu Rinpoche

The World of Tibetan Buddhism - HH Dalai Lama

Open Heart Clear Mind - Thubten Chodren

Wisdom Energy - Lama Yeshe

Words of my Perfect Teacher - Patrul Rinpoche

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Re: Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

Postby Konchog1 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:22 am

zerwe wrote:How to Practice by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Shaun
Seconded
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

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Re: Good introdutory books OTHER than G.K Gyatso Modern Buddhism

Postby catmoon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:00 am

Konchog1 wrote:
zerwe wrote:How to Practice by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Shaun
Seconded


I use that one a lot too. Thirded.
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