Son of the Gun

Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
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ISBN: 9781594650963
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When an abandoned baby, with a tail, is rescued from a South American rubbish bin by a dwarf transvestite prostitute, you know you're reading a story that only the mad genius of Jodorowsky could conceive! The child grows up to become Juan Solo, a vicious gangster and political enforcer, whose selfish savagery sees him quickly rise through the ranks. But as he discovers his heritage he begins to question his values, and to seek redemption. This brutal Greek tragedy- cum-contemporary western of gang warfare, corrupt politics and ultimate salvation is flawless.

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics Vol 1

Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614294720
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Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises. Under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. It is the Dalai Lama’s view that the explorations by the great masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest today, whether we are Buddhist or not. Volume 1, The Physical World, explores of the nature of our material world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body. The book weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Each of the major topics is introduced by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

The White Lama

Author: Alexandro Jodorowsky
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ISBN: 9781594650802
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Late 19th century Tibet. When the Grand Lama Mipam dies, the seeds of corruption are sown across the land. Raised by locals, Gabriel, the orphan of white explorers, is chosen as the reincarnation of the Grand Lama. Torn between two worlds, Gabriel must master the sacred ways, defeat his own personal demons and battle a great evil. He will need to enlist the aid of warrior monks, yetis and the Lord of Cats if he is to save his adopted country from utter devastation in this awe-inspiring tale of mystical adventure, martial arts and magic realism in the 'Land of Snows'.

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Queer Dharma

Author: Winston Leyland
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ISBN: 9780940567238
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In this second volume, gay men write indepth about how they integrate their sexuality and Buddhist practice. Includes articles, essays and photos. Sequel to the best selling volume one which is also available.

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

Author: Tsong-Kha-Pa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 155939871X
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The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and practitioners rely on its authoritative presentation as a gateway that leads to a full understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. Tsong-kha-pa took great pains to base his insights on classical Indian Buddhist literature, illustrating his points with classical citations as well as with sayings of the masters of the earlier Kadampa tradition. In this way the text demonstrates clearly how Tibetan Buddhism carefully preserved and developed the Indian Buddhist traditions. This second of three volumes covers the deeds of the bodhisattvas, as well as how to train in the six perfections.

Tantra in Tibet

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120803763
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Tantra is Tibet consists of three parts published under the auspices of the Dalai Lama:The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra-Part I by Tsong-ka-pa is one of the principal classic texts on tantra. It presents the main features common to all the Buddhist tantra systems as well as the difference between sutra and tantra.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198030515
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

The Zentangle Primer

Author: Rick Roberts
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781575697
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Are you looking for an escape from your hectic life? Do you struggle to wind down? Maybe you've lost your creativity and are seeking inspiration. Join the millions of people who have discovered that the Zentangle Method is more than just doodling; it's an all consuming, relaxing experience. Learn how to create beautiful images using structured patterns and unlock a world of mindfulness and stress-busting creativity. Founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas provide clear and detailed instructions so that no matter your age, you can pick up your pencil and forget about your worries. Jampacked full of in-depth lessons, exciting exercises and tangle step-outs, this book will unlock your creativity in new and unexpected ways.