The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volume Two

The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volume Two

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ISBN-13: 9781590305935
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 954,126
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991) was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. His extraordinary depth of realization enabled him to be, for all who met him, a foundation of loving-kindness, wisdom, and compassion. A dedicated exponent of the nonsectarian Rime movement, Khyentse Rinpoche was respected by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and taught many eminent teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He tirelessly worked to uphold the Dharma through the publication of texts, the building of monasteries and stupas, and by offering instruction to thousands of people throughout the world. His writings in Tibetan fill twenty-five volumes.

Table of Contents

Remembrance His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama xi

Foreword Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche xv

Preface Matthieu Ricard xvii

Acknowledgments Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche xxiii

A Brief Biography of Dilgo Kkyentse Rinpoche Tulfeu Thondup xxv

The Excellent Path to Enlightenment: Oral Teachings on the Root Text of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo 1

About Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo 3

The General Preliminaries 5

Introduction 7

The General Preliminaries 9

The Extraordinary Preliminaries 23

Taking Refuge 25

Bodhichitta, the Thought of Enlightenment 31

Vajrasattva 43

Mandala Offering 52

Guru Yoga 60

Conclusion 69

The Three Supreme Methods 71

The Root Text 77

Appendix 87

Notes 99

The Wheel of Investigation: An Explanation of Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche's Instructions for Examining the Mind 103

About Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche 105

The Commentary: The Wheel of Investigation and Meditation That Thoroughly Purifies Mental Activity 107

The Root Text: The Wheel of Investigation and Meditation That Thoroughly Purifies Mental Activity 125

Notes 131

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel: The Practice of Guru Yoga According to the Longchen Nyingthig Tradition 133

About Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa 135

Introduction 137

The Visualization 148

The Seven Branches 162

Devotion and Prayer 172

Making the Practice Part of One's Life 190

Notes 205

Acknowledgments 215

The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action: A Discourse Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle, and End 217

Foreword His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama 219

Translators' Preface 221

Translators' Acknowledgments 225

Introduction 227

Opening Verses 235

Part 1 The Shortcomings of Our Decadent Age 241

Part 2 The View, Meditation, and Action of the Mahayana 271

The Path of the Sutras 273

The Path of the Tantras 291

Part 3 Determination to Be Free from Samsara 347

Concluding Verses 359

The Root Text 365

Notes 385

Bibliography 399

About Patrul Rinpoche 401

The Hundred Verses of Advice: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most 407

Foreword Trulshik Rinpoche 409

Translators' Note 411

Introduction 413

The Verses and Commentary 415

Notes 481

Glossary 485

Sources and Credits 499

About the Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship and Shechen 501

Index 503

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