Friday, April 05, 2013

Reading List suggestions for Course


  1. Debate in Tibetan Buddhism by Daniel E. Perdue – Snow Lion Publications
  2. Knowing, Naming &  Negation by Anne Carolyn Klein – Snow Lion Publication 
  1. Mind in Tibetan Buddhism by Lati Rinpoche and Elizabeth Napper – Snow Lion Publications.
  2. Buddhist Psychology by Geshe Tashi Tsering – Wisdom Publications 

* PDF DOWNLOADS for above. {This is a new post - though dated 2004}

  1. Cutting through appearances by Jeffrey Hopkins – Snow Lion Publications.
  2. Maps of the profound by Jeffrey Hopkins – Snow Lion Publications.
  3. Buddhist Philosophy by Daniel Cozort and Craig Preston – Snow Lion Publications.
  4. Appearance and Reality by Guy Newland – Snow Lion Publications. 


  • Meditation on Emptiness by Jeffrey Hopkins - Snow Lion Publications.
  • The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment / Lam Rim Chenmo by Lama Tsongkhapa, Vols. I, II, & III – Snow Lion Publications. 



Abhisamayalamkara by Maitreya 


Download PDF of Ornament in Tibetan (mཎgon rཊogs rGyan - མངོན་རྟོགས་རྒྱན་ - input in Mac Pages by Marta Saro).

Download PDF of Introduction & Chapter 1 of Ornament with Gyaltseb Je's Outlines & chapter headings (English translation by Instituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy, 1998).

HANDOUTS - CHARTS - serve as Course Texts    

Download PDFs of SPRING 2011 Handouts, Charts & Notes - BODHICITTA & the TWO TRUTHS.

Download PDFs of  FALL 2011 - Handouts 1-9 & Class Notes - Noble Truth of Suffering

Download PDFs of FALL 2011 - Handouts 10-22 & Class Notes - Noble Truth of Origination.

Download PDFs of FALL 2011 - Handouts 23-29 - Noble Truths of Cessation & Path.

Download PDFs of SPRING 2012 Handouts & Class Notes - REFUGE.

Download PDFs of FALL 2012 Handouts & Class Notes - Diligence; and Meditative States & Clairvoyance.

BOOKS related to the Ornament for Clear Realizations topics to-date

  1. Ornament for Clear Realization by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche – Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Trust Publications. 
  2. Bodhicitta by Ven. Lobsang Gyatso – Snow Lion Publications.
  3. The Awakening Mind by Geshe Tashi Tsering – Wisdom Publications.
  4. The Two Truths by Guy Newland – Snow Lion Publications.
  5. Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth by Geshe Tashi Tsering – Wisdom Publications.
  6. Knowledge and Liberation by Ann Carolyn Klein – Snow Lion Publications.
  7. Meditative States in Tibetan Buddhism - Part One - Lati Rinbochay's Oral Presentation of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions .  Part Two - Panchen Sonam Drakpa's "Explanation Concentrations and Formless Absorptions" from his General Meaning (Commentary on Maitreya's Ornament for Clear Realization) with Denma Lochoe Rinbochay's oral commentary.  Translations by Leah Zahler & Jeffrey Hopkins.  Wisdom Publications - Boston. **
** This text includes a translation of the section of Panchen Sonam Drakpa's General Meaning textbook  on the subject-matter of the FALL 2012 term.

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