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Becoming Vajrasattva : The Tantric path of Purification by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush, Lama Thubten Zopa

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

"Lama Yeshe used to be able to translating Tibetan Buddhist inspiration not just via language, yet through his presence, gestures, and method of life." (Gehlek Rimpoche, writer of excellent lifestyles, stable Death)

"One of the nice lecturers of our time." (Sogyal Rinpoche, writer of The Tibetan publication of dwelling and Dying)

Common to all 4 traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the perform of Vajrasattva is used to purify detrimental karma, disease, and stumbling blocks to non secular improvement. Lama Yeshe, the inspirational instructor who strongly stimulated the advance of Buddhism within the West, discovered that the perform of Vajrasattva introduced dramatic effects for his Western scholars. changing into Vajrasattva is an entire advisor to this purification perform, delivering guideline at the process, observation at the conventional texts, and perception into tantra. additionally integrated is a complete component of entire retreat directions - crucial studying fabric for somebody project a retreat within the Tibetan tradition.

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) was once born in Tibet and expert on the nice Sera Monastic collage. He fled the chinese language oppression in 1959 and within the past due Sixties, along with his leader disciple, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, started instructing Buddhism to Westerners at their Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1975 they based the overseas Buddhist association, the root for the renovation of the Mahayana culture (FPMT), which now has greater than a hundred and sixty facilities, initiatives and companies worldwide.

Nicholas Ribush is the founding director given that 1996 of the Lama Yeshe knowledge Archive, devoted to retaining the lessons of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He graduated from Melbourne college scientific university in 1964 and primary encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in 1972. He used to be an ordained monk from 1974 to 1986. He helped determine knowledge guides with Lama Yeshe in 1976, confirmed Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Delhi in 1977, and Kurukulla heart in Boston in 1989. Ribush used to be a member of the basis for the protection of the Mahayana culture (FPMT) board of administrators from 1983 till 2002. He lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the religious Director of the basis for the maintenance of the Mahayana culture (FPMT), a world community of Buddhist facilities, monasteries, and affiliated initiatives, together with knowledge courses. Rinpoche was once born in 1946 within the village of Thami within the Solo Khumbu area of Nepal close to Mount Everest. His books contain reworking difficulties into Happiness, easy methods to feel free, and supreme therapeutic. He lives in Aptos, California.

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You do not have to learn tremendously complex philosophies or study volumes of texts under many lamas. Of course, you can learn from teachers and books, but if you are skillful, you can learn through a very simple method: do not believe what your senses tell you. It is not necessary to search far and Inner Refuge and Meditation on Emptiness 33 wide for what stops you from seeing shunyata. Simply realize that the way you perceive the sense world every day of your life is completely wrong, that it is the misconceived projection of your ego.

To discover our inner nature, to have the inner realization of shunyata, we must begin by searching for the absolute nature of our own minds. When we have discovered reality within, it will be much easier to discover the reality of external phenomena. The principal means of realizing shunyata is not through intellectual exercises, such as studying the words of other teachers or engaging in logical debate. Through such methods alone we cannot discover shunyata. We also have to investigate our own minds to identify our wrong concepts and views and practice methods of purification.

Each sentient being lives according to his or her own way of thinking, level of conscious energy, attitude, and environment. That is karma. I am using the word karma a lot here. I hope you understand what I mean. In conclusion, then, all buddhas show you the true path and true cessation, the Dharma that liberates you from samsara. They try to make you realize that what really benefits you is acting in accordance with the path. This means that you, not the buddhas, are ultimately responsible for your liberation.

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