Legends of the Mahasiddhas

Lives of the Tantric Masters
Author: N.A
Publisher: Inner Traditions
ISBN: 9781620553657
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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A richly illustrated collection of stories about the mahasiddhas, spiritual adventurers who attained enlightenment and magical powers by disregarding convention • A modern translation of ancient legends that reveals the human qualities of the rebellious saints known as siddhas and the vital elements of their philosophy • Recounts stories of enlightened masters from all walks of life, including a washerman, a thief, a conman, a gambler, and a whore, and the magical and “crazy” deeds of each, such as walking through walls, flying, talking with birds, and turning people to stone • Richly illustrated with paintings of the tantric saints by artist Robert Beer Offering a modern translation of “The Legends of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas,” a 12th-century Tibetan text, translator Keith Dowman shares stories of the spiritual adventurers, rebellious saints, and enlightened tantric masters of ancient India known as “siddhas.” He shows how the mahasiddhas arose from the grassroots of society and represented an entire spectrum of human experience. Counted among the greatest of the siddhas are a washerman, a cowboy, a thief, a conman, a gambler, and a whore, all extraordinary men and women who attained the goal of their meditations, as well as enlightenment and magical powers, by disregarding convention and penetrating to the core of life. Recounting the magical and “crazy” deeds of the mahasiddhas, such as walking through walls, flying, talking with birds, and turning people to stone, Dowman reveals the human qualities of the tantric masters and the vital elements of the siddhas’ philosophy of nonduality and emptiness. Richly illustrated with paintings of the tantric saints by artist Robert Beer, these stories of the mahasiddhas show us a way through human suffering into a spontaneous and free state of oneness with the divine.

Buddhist Masters of Enchantment

The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas
Author: N.A
Publisher: Inner Traditions
ISBN: 9780892817849
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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A beautifully illustrated collection of the stories of the Mahasiddhas, the magicians and saints who founded the lineages of the Tantric tradition. A highly readable translation of legends from the Tibetan oral tradition. Recounts stories of the masters who embodied various paradigms for psychic and spiritual awakening. There is no better illustration of the nature of Tantric Buddhism than the lives of the masters who founded it. Extraordinary men and women who attained enlightenment and magical powers by disregarding convention and penetrating to the core of life, the Mahasiddhas show us a way through human suffering into a spontaneous and free state of oneness with the divine. Keith Dowman's highly readable translation of these legends from Tibetan oral tradition is enhanced by the beautifully realized illustrations of the Tantric saints by artist Robert Beer.

Masters of Mahamudra

Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas
Author: N.A
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438401485
Category: Philosophy
Page: 454
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In Tibetan Buddhism, Mahamudra represents a perfected level of meditative realization: it is the inseparable union of wisdom and compassion, of emptiness and skillful means. These eighty-four masters, some historical, some archetypal, accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers; Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them. Through many years of study, Keith Dowman has collected and translated their songs of realization and the legends about them. In consultation with contemporary teachers, he gives a commentary on each of the Great Adepts and culls from available resources what we can know of their history. Dowman’s extensive Introduction traces the development of tantra and discusses the key concepts of the Mahamudra. In a lively and illuminating style, he unfolds the deeper understandings of mind that the texts encode. His treatment of the many parallels to contemporary psychology and experience makes a valualbe contribution to our understanding of human nature.

El corazón del Yoga

Desarrollando una práctica personal
Author: T. K. V. Desikachar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594778256
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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YOGA "No puedo pensar en ningún libro mejor para reomendar a un amigo que empieza a entusiamarse con el yoga, pero que está desconcertado por la abundancia de diferentes escuelas y sus enseñanzas, contradictorias a veces. Además, me vería en apuros para pensar en u libro que pudiera recomendar más ampliamente a cualquier estudiante de yoga, que busca profundizar más en esta práctica. . . . El gran regalo de El corazón del yoga no radica simplemente en la profundidad del aprendizaje de Desikachar, sino en la compasión, la gentileza, el sentido práctico y el espíritu realista que impregna este libro." Yoga Journal "Lea este libro de principio a fin y empezará a entender de qué se trata el yoga." --The Sunday Times "Quienes están interesados en entender lo que es el yoga, aquellos que buscan un contexto más extenso y se enfocan en su práctica hatha, aquellos que buscan el Yoga Sutra como un guía y todos aquellos directa o indierectamente, han amado y recibido algún beneficio de Krishnamacharya o Desikachar, desearán tener este libro." --Yoga International "Una valiosa fuente de información sobre la teoría y práctica del yoga. Indispensable para estudiantes y maestros por igual." --Indra Devi, autora de Yoga for You Sri Tirmalai Krishnamacharya, quien vivió más de 100 años, fue uno de los más grandes yoguis de la era moderna. Los elementos de su enseñanza se han difundido por todo el mundo, gracias a los trabajos de B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois e Indra Devi, en sus primeros años, fueron alumnos de Krishnamacharya. Su hijo T.K.V. Desikachar vivió y estudió con él toda su vida y ahora enseña la gama total del yoga de Krishnamacharya y tiene como base las enseñanzas fundamentales de su padre, donde se sostiene que las prácticas se deben adaptar continuamente a las necesidades cambiantes del individuo, para lograr el máximo valor terapéutico. En El corazón del yoga Desikachar ofrece una síntesis del sistema de su padre y su propio acercamiento práctico, que describe como "un programa para la espina, a cualquier nivel, físico, mental y espiritual." Este es el primer texto sobre yoga, que da una idea general de la seuencia, paso a paso, para desarrollar una práctica completa de acuerdo a los antiguos principios del yoga. Desikachar discute todos los elementos del yoga-posturas y contraposturas, respiración consciente, meditación y filosofía-y muestra al estudiante de yoga cómo debe desarrollar una práctica que se ajuste a su estado actual de salud, su edad ocupación y estilo de vida. Krishnamacharya daba al Yoga Sutra de Patañjali un valor muy alto. En este libro se incluy en su totalidad, con la traducción y comentarios de Desikachar. A la segunda edición de El corazón del Yoga se agregó el Yogañjalisaram, treinta y dos poemas compuestos por Krishnamacharya que capturan la esencia de sus enseñanzas y aún más, hacen de El corazón del yoga un hito en la transmisión del yoga, de los antiguos maestros al mundo moderno. Un ingeniero estructural teórico, T.K.V. Desikachar vivió y estudió con su padre hasta la muerte de éste en 1989. Ha dedicado su vida a la enseñanza del yoga a personas de todas condiciones y niveles de habilidad, y en la actualidad enseña en la escuela fundada en memoria de su padre en Madrás, así como en Europa, los Estados Unidos, Australia y Nueva Zelandia.

The Self Possessed

Deity and Spirit Possession in South Asian Literature and Civilization
Author: Frederick M. Smith
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510659
Category: Social Science
Page: 736
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The Self Possessed is a multifaceted, diachronic study reconsidering the very nature of religion in South Asia, the culmination of years of intensive research. Frederick M. Smith proposes that positive oracular or ecstatic possession is the most common form of spiritual expression in India, and that it has been linguistically distinguished from negative, disease-producing possession for thousands of years. In South Asia possession has always been broader and more diverse than in the West, where it has been almost entirely characterized as "demonic." At best, spirit possession has been regarded as a medically treatable psychological ailment and at worst, as a condition that requires exorcism or punishment. In South (and East) Asia, ecstatic or oracular possession has been widely practiced throughout history, occupying a position of respect in early and recent Hinduism and in certain forms of Buddhism. Smith analyzes Indic literature from all ages-the earliest Vedic texts; the Mahabharata; Buddhist, Jain, Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Tantric texts; Hindu devotional literature; Sanskrit drama and narrative literature; and more than a hundred ethnographies. He identifies several forms of possession, including festival, initiatory, oracular, and devotional, and demonstrates their multivocality within a wide range of sects and religious identities. Possession is common among both men and women and is practiced by members of all social and caste strata. Smith theorizes on notions of embodiment, disembodiment, selfhood, personal identity, and other key issues through the prism of possession, redefining the relationship between Sanskritic and vernacular culture and between elite and popular religion. Smith's study is also comparative, introducing considerable material from Tibet, classical China, modern America, and elsewhere. Brilliant and persuasive, The Self Possessed provides careful new translations of rare material and is the most comprehensive study in any language on this subject.

Los Antiinflamatorios Naturales


Author: Christopher Vasey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788416192496
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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MO. El sistema de adivinación tibetano


Author: Jamgon Mipham
Publisher: EDAF
ISBN: 9788441409132
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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MO es un sistema de adivinación tibetano del que, desde hace siglos, se han utilizado distintos métodos en el Tíbet. El de esta obra se basa fundamentalmente en el Kalachakra Tantra. La forma de consulta del oráculo es sencilla y se practica con unos dados, dividiéndose la respuesta en once partes: familia y propiedades; intenciones y propósitos; amigos y riqueza; enemigos; visitantes; enfermedad; espíritus malignos; prácticas espirituales; objetos perdidos; si vendrán y la tarea se llevará a cabo; asuntos restantes. Es la primera vez que este oráculo se traduce al español, y estamos seguros de que su consulta asombrará al lector por la profundidad de su contenido, inspirado en la sabiduría budista.

The Book of Miracles

The Meaning of the Miracle Stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam
Author: Kenneth L. Woodward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 429
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A collection of stories about workers explores scriptural contexts of each religious tradition and discusses traditions relating to the Sufi mystics, Hindu and Buddhist saints, Christian hermits, Talmudic wonder-workers, and Muslim ascetics.

Tantra

Path of Ecstasy
Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825457
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.

The Alchemical Body

Siddha Traditions in Medieval India
Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614934X
Category: Religion
Page: 614
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The Alchemical Body excavates and centers within its Indian context the lost tradition of the medieval Siddhas. Working from previously unexplored alchemical sources, David Gordon White demonstrates for the first time that the medieval disciplines of Hindu alchemy and hatha yoga were practiced by one and the same people, and that they can be understood only when viewed together. White opens the way to a new and more comprehensive understanding of medieval Indian mysticism, within the broader context of south Asian Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam. "White proves a skillful guide in disentangling historical and theoretical complexities that have thus far bedeviled the study of these influential aspects of medieval Indian culture."—Yoga World "Anyone seriously interested in finding out more about authentic tantra, original hatha yoga, embodied liberation . . . sacred sexuality, paranormal abilities, healing, and of course alchemy will find White's extraordinary book as fascinating as any Tom Clancy thriller."—Georg Feuerstein, Yoga Journal

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs


Author: N.A
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570624162
Category: Art
Page: 368
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An ultimate sourcebook to the symbolic language of Tibetan art. Hundreds of author Robert Beer's own exquisite line drawings depict major Tibetan symbols and motifs--landscapes, deities, animals, plants, gurus, mudras (ritual hand gestures), dragons and other mythic creatures--ranging from complex mythological scenes to small, simple ornaments. Line art throughout.

Crystal Legends


Author: Moyra Caldecott
Publisher: Bladud Books
ISBN: 1843193264
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Crystals and gemstones have been a source of fascination since Neolithic times; they endure when the bones of those they have adorned have turned to dust. Such was the profundity of crystal lore that ancient peoples incorporated crystals and gemstones as dynamic and potent symbols in their legends and myths. In Crystal Legends Moyra Caldecott approaches crystals from a new angle, retelling stories drawn from world mythology which show the significance of crystals and precious stones as symbolic icons in a variety of traditions. In addition, she gives in-depth commentaries on their esoteric meaning and significance for us. From Buddhist and biblical texts, European and Egyptian tales, Arthurian and Atlantean legends, this fascinating collection will appeal to anyone with an interest in the power of crystals and the eternal journey of the soul towards enlightenment.

An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy in India and Tibet


Author: òZahåiruddåin Aòhmad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buddhist philosophy
Page: 395
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This Book Is An In-Depth Study Of Buddhist Philosophy In India And Tibet. The Concentration Is On Ontology/Epistemology And, To A Somewhat Lesser Extent, Soteriology. It Is Based On The Writings Of The Buddhist Philosophers Themselves, From The Unknown Authors Of The Pali `Abhidhamma' Books Down To The Present Dalai Lama Of Tibet. It Takes Into Consideration The Work Of Many Twentieth Century Scholars Of Buddhism In Order To Bring Our Knowledge Of Buddhist Philosophy Up-To-Date. An Exhaustive Index (And Glossary) Has Been Prepared In Order To Help The Reader With The Technical Terms Of Buddhist Philosophy.;;The Two Parts And Fourteen Chapters Of The Book Are As Follows: Part I (India): Ch.I: The Theravada. Ch.Ii: The Sarvastivada. Ch.Iii: The Madhyamaka (1) The Prasangikas Nagarjuna And Candrakirti. Ch.Iv: The Madhyamaka (2) The Prasangikas Aryadeva And Santideva. Ch.V: The Madhyamaka (3) The Svatantrikas. Ch.Vi: The Yogacara (1) Two Yogacara Sutras And Asanga And Vasubandhu. Ch.Vii: The Yogacara (2) Dignaga And Dharmakirti. Ch.Viii: The Yogacara (3) Santarakshita And Kamalasila. Ch.Ix: The `Tathagata-Garbha'. Part Ii (Tibet): Ch.X: The Vajrayana, General Features. Ch.Xi: The Nyingmapa. Ch.Xii: The Sakyapa. Ch.Xiii: The Kagyupa. Ch.Xiv: The Gelugpa.

The Dragon's Gift

The Sacred Arts of Bhutan
Author: Terese Tse Bartholomew,John Johnston,Honolulu Academy of Arts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932476354
Category: Art, Bhutan
Page: 390
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This catalogue accompanies The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan, one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions of Buddhist art to be held in recent times. For over five years, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Little, has conducted ambitious fieldwork and research in Bhutan. Enjoying a close working relationship with the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Honolulu Academy of Arts research teams have been given unprecedented access to the nation's treasuries of sacred art and dance. Beautifully illustrated, it also includes scholarly essays.

The Golden Letters

The Three Statements of Garab Dorje, the First Teacher of Dzogchen, Together with a Commentary by
Author: Garab Dorje
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 389
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The teachings of Dzogchen, which directly introduces the practitioner to the Nature of Mind, were first expounded by Garab Dorje in the country of Uddiyana and later went to India and Tibet. The essence of Garab Dorje's message is "The Three Statements that Strike the Essential Points." Patrul Rinpoche wrote a brilliant commentary, together with practices entitled "The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King"andmdash;here translated with notes, commentaries, and a glossary of terms.

A Buddhist Guide to the Power Places of the Kathmandu Valley


Author: Keith Dowman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789937506021
Category: Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages
Page: 94
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With reference to Kathmandu Valley in Nepal; includes traveler information.

Darshana International

An International Quarterly of Philosophy, Psychology, Psychical Research, Religion, Mysticism and Sociology
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Maternidad sin riesgos

guía para un embarazo fácil y sin riesgos
Author: Connie Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788445500484
Category: Childbirth
Page: 318
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The Middle Way


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buddhism
Page: N.A
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El Budismo Tibetano Esencial


Author: Robert A. F. Thurman
Publisher: Ediciones Robinbook
ISBN: 9788479272548
Category: Religion
Page: 377
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Esta obra es clave para comprender la doctrina que ha llevado a la transformacion radical de la sociedad tibetana modificando la conducta personal y comunitaria, dirigiendolas hacia la universalidad del amor y la liberacion de la sabiduria. El budismo es una doctrina vigente y liberadora que busca permanentemente el avance evolutivo del hombre y la intensificacion de sus emociones, sus percepciones y su inteligencia intuitiva. La esencia del dogma y las ensenanzas de los Budas. La relacion del budismo con otras religiones y creencias. La interaccion entre budismo y tantrismo. La propagacion del budismo desde la India a toda Asia.