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The Resource A chariot to freedom : guidance from the great masters on the Vajrayāna preliminary practices, Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal ; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group

A chariot to freedom : guidance from the great masters on the Vajrayāna preliminary practices, Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal ; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group

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A chariot to freedom : guidance from the great masters on the Vajrayāna preliminary practices
Title
A chariot to freedom
Title remainder
guidance from the great masters on the Vajrayāna preliminary practices
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Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal ; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
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  • eng
  • tib
  • eng
Summary
"A unique commentary on the preliminary practices of Vajrayāna Buddhism, from a beloved Nyingma master. A Chariot to Freedom presents the preliminary practices that form the foundation of the Vajrayāna Buddhist path. In order to receive the proper empowerments and instructions from a qualified master, one must first make specific preparations, which in most traditions consists of a five-stage process of purifying the mind. Supported by the writings of the greatest teachers of the past and passages from Buddhist classical literature, Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal (1871-1926) explains in depth the five practices of taking refuge, arousing bodhichitta, Vajrasattva purification, mandala offering, and Guru Yoga. Drawing from the original words of the Buddha in the sūtras and from the later treatises of masters such as Nāgārjuna, Shāntideva, and Guru Padmasambhava, Shechen Gyaltsap's commentary reads like a carefully selected anthology of Buddhist teachings that reveal the preliminary practices of Vajrayāna Buddhism. Shechen Gyaltsap explains why each practice is beneficial and provides profound and eminently useful guidance for practitioners, while simultaneously transmitting the wisdom of generations of Buddhist masters"--
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1871-1926,
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Zhe-chen Rgyal-tshab Padma-ʼgyur-med-rnam-rgyal
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non fiction
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  • Tantric Buddhism
  • Tantric Buddhism
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual life
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual life
  • Tantric Buddhism
  • Tantric Buddhism
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A chariot to freedom : guidance from the great masters on the Vajrayāna preliminary practices, Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal ; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
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Added title page in Tibetan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche -- Foreword / by Pema Wangyal -- Translators' Introduction -- A Chariot to Freedom: Part I: The Virtuous Beginning, Comprising an Explanation of How the Teachings Should Be Presented and Received: 1. Attitude -- 2. Conduct -- 3. The Benefits of Teaching the Dharma and Listening to It -- Part II: The Virtuous Middle, Comprising an Explanation on Training One's Being through the Four Common Practices for Turning the Mind: 4. Preliminaries to Beginning a Session -- 5. Reflecting on the Difficulty of Finding the Freedoms and Advantages -- 6. Reflecting on Death and Impermanence -- 7. Reflecting on Actions, Cause, and Result -- 8. Reflecting on the Sufferings of Cyclic Existence -- Part III: The Virtuous Ending, Comprising an Explanation of the Main Preliminaries for the Path of the Diamond Vehicle: 9. Taking Refuge -- 10. Arousing the Mind Set on Enlightenment -- 11. The Meditation and Recitation of Vajrasattva -- 12. The Maṇḍala Offering -- 13. The Instruction on the Guru Yoga -- Concluding Remarks -- Concluding Poem -- Colophon -- Appendix 1: Structural Outline of A Chariot to Freedom -- Appendix 2: Prayer to the Lord of the Victorious Ones (gTso rgyal ma) -- Appendix 3: Confession Prayer -- Appendix 4: The Seven-Line Prayer -- Glossary -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography
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1240263025
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxviii, 724 pages
Isbn
9781611804584
Lccn
2021008415
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1240263025
Label
A chariot to freedom : guidance from the great masters on the Vajrayāna preliminary practices, Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal ; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
Publication
Copyright
Note
Added title page in Tibetan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche -- Foreword / by Pema Wangyal -- Translators' Introduction -- A Chariot to Freedom: Part I: The Virtuous Beginning, Comprising an Explanation of How the Teachings Should Be Presented and Received: 1. Attitude -- 2. Conduct -- 3. The Benefits of Teaching the Dharma and Listening to It -- Part II: The Virtuous Middle, Comprising an Explanation on Training One's Being through the Four Common Practices for Turning the Mind: 4. Preliminaries to Beginning a Session -- 5. Reflecting on the Difficulty of Finding the Freedoms and Advantages -- 6. Reflecting on Death and Impermanence -- 7. Reflecting on Actions, Cause, and Result -- 8. Reflecting on the Sufferings of Cyclic Existence -- Part III: The Virtuous Ending, Comprising an Explanation of the Main Preliminaries for the Path of the Diamond Vehicle: 9. Taking Refuge -- 10. Arousing the Mind Set on Enlightenment -- 11. The Meditation and Recitation of Vajrasattva -- 12. The Maṇḍala Offering -- 13. The Instruction on the Guru Yoga -- Concluding Remarks -- Concluding Poem -- Colophon -- Appendix 1: Structural Outline of A Chariot to Freedom -- Appendix 2: Prayer to the Lord of the Victorious Ones (gTso rgyal ma) -- Appendix 3: Confession Prayer -- Appendix 4: The Seven-Line Prayer -- Glossary -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
1240263025
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxviii, 724 pages
Isbn
9781611804584
Lccn
2021008415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1240263025

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