Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

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Arupajhana7
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Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by Arupajhana7 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:17 pm

Hello, I am looking to fill in many of my gaps in knowledge of the philosophical systems in Buddhism. I am about to have two different jobs simultaneously so I will not be able to study extensively every night so a 12 volume treasury might not be the best. I am looking for something that is fairly complete but won't take me more than two years to read through.

I have already studied CTR's Path of individual liberation and much from his Path of the Boddhisatva.
I have already studied and read the following: Contemplating reality by Andy Karr, progressive stages of meditation on emptiness and The Sun of Wisdom by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, several Shambhala Seminary Transcripts (non-Shambhala curriculum suggestions going forward please), Old Path White Clouds, and Bikkhu Bodhi's "In the Buddha's Words".

I have read commentaries on the Heart Sutra and listened to lectures on Madhyamaka. I feel like I have some understanding of Madhyamaka but many gaps in my knowledge of the schools that preceded that view.

Some areas in particular that I would like to gain proficiency in in are the 12 Nidanas and the Chittimatra system.

Any suggestions?

Thank you so much!

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by passel » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Mipham’s Gateway to Knowledge could be the resource you’re looking for
"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by Arupajhana7 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:29 pm

passel wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Mipham’s Gateway to Knowledge could be the resource you’re looking for
Sweet thank you I will look into it. You have jogged my memory in that now I recall someone recommending this one to me before

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by passel » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:47 pm

:thumbsup:
Arupajhana7 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:29 pm
passel wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Mipham’s Gateway to Knowledge could be the resource you’re looking for
Sweet thank you I will look into it. You have jogged my memory in that now I recall someone recommending this one to me before
It’s in four thin paperbacks that are not too hard to find. PDFs are online- I’m not sure if they’re pirated or released as a free dharma resource. I use the PDFs myself. I had a few of the paperbacks at one time but that was so many moves ago...
"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by Josef » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:10 am

The Nectar of Manjushr's Speech
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by Arupajhana7 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:25 pm

Josef wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:10 am
The Nectar of Manjushr's Speech
Sweet, thank you for the reccomendation!

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by Matt J » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:43 pm

PSL has a complete shedra series. I haven't read these, but there other books are top notch.

https://www.padmasambhava.org/chiso/boo ... t-8-books/
"The essence of meditation practice is to let go of all your expectations about meditation. All the qualities of your natural mind -- peace, openness, relaxation, and clarity -- are present in your mind just as it is. You don't have to do anything different. You don't have to shift or change your awareness. All you have to do while observing your mind is to recognize the qualities it already has."
--- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by Arupajhana7 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:29 am

Thank you folks! I will be ordering these books soon!

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Re: Looking for book(s) with shedra style teachings, not too many volumes

Post by smcj » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:04 pm

NB: Those books are the Dudjom flavor of Nyingma.
These teachings include: the essential philosophical points of the Vaibhashika, Sautrantika, Mind Only (Chittamatra), and Madhyamaka Schools, as well as extensive instructions on the union of Rangtong and Shentong views as taught by the great masters Longchenpa and Mipham Rinpoche
:thumbsup:
I may get the set for our library here at my Kagyu monastery. Nobody here will read them, but they’ll be good to have around.
I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.

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