Browse our collection of books in both the traditional field of Buddhist Yoga, as well as the emerging trend of buddadharma inspired studio-based yoga practice.
A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages
Teachings on Guhyasamaja Tantra
Gavin Kilty, Translator
Tsongkhapa's Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices—the so-called five stages (pancakrama)—of the advanced phase of Guyhasamaja tantra. Beginning with a thorough examination of the Indian sources, Tsongkhapa draws particularly from the writings of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Candrakirti, and Naropa to develop a definitive understanding of the Vajrayana completion stage. Whereas in the generation stage, meditators visualize the Buddha in the form of the deity residing in a mandala palace, in the completion stage discussed in the present volume, meditators transcend ordinary consciousness and actualize the state of a buddha themselves. Among other things, Tsongkhapa's work covers the subtle human physiology of channels and winds along with the process of dying, the bardo, and rebirth. This definitive statement on Guhyasamaja tantra profoundly affected the course of Buddhist practice in Tibet.
ISBN:0-86171-454-7_|_636_|_Our Price: $47.96 (20% OFF)_|_More Info
Bliss of Inner Fire
Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa
Lama Thubten Yeshe, Author
Robina Courtin, Editor_|_Alisa Cameron, Editor
In the classic bestseller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound yet wonderfully clear glimpse into the authentic and sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general.
Following Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text Having the Three
Convictions, Lama Yeshe introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa,
focusing mainly on the first of these six, the practice of inner fire
(tummo). Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined
and penetrating state-the experience of clear light, an extra-ordinarily
powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize
Lama Yeshe felt that twentieth-century Westerners could easily grasp the
often misunderstood ideas of this esoteric tradition: "We really need
tantra these days because there is a tremendous explosion of delusion and
distraction.and we need the atomic energy of inner fire to blast us out of
Lama Yeshe's aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of
inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding. Lama's
own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes
through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own
capacity for inexhaustible bliss.
ISBN:0-86171-136-X_|_256 pp_|_Our Price: $13.56 (20% OFF)_|_More Info
The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind
Frank Jude Boccio, Author
Georg Feuerstein, Foreword
Whether you have no background in meditation or yoga or have been practicing for years, Mindfulness Yoga is for you. This groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new form of yoga, Mindfulness Yoga, which seamlessly integrates the Buddha's teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with traditional asana yoga practice.
Mindfulness Yoga emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice, an aspect often overlooked in a culture that tends to fixate solely on the physical benefits of yoga. Unlike any other Buddhism-meets-yoga book, Mindfulness Yoga presents the two disciplines as a single practice that brings health to the body and liberates the mind and spirit, awakening compassion and fostering equanimity and joy. Mindfulness Yoga will appeal to the many people who have an interest in yoga, Buddhism, and meditation, but who may not have been able to find a teacher who could bring these practices together in a meaningful, practical way.
In the first part of the book, author Frank Jude Boccio offers a superb and lively introduction to the Buddha's teachings and locates them within the larger context of the Indian spiritual traditions. Then, in second half of the book, Boccio offers three complete Mindfulness Yoga sequences, including over 100 pictures, with detailed guidance for body, breath, and mind. Special lay-flat binding makes this book even more useful as a practice aid.
ISBN:0-86171-335-4_|_368 pp_|_Our Price: $15.96 (20% OFF)_|_More Info
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