Treasures of the Sakya Lineage is a rich collection of teachings by both contemporary and ancient Sakya masters, showing a thousand years of lineage continuity. It provides an overview of the... More > history, view, key lineage figures, and crucial teachings of the oldest continuously operating institution among the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. This Vietnamese translation extracted five chapters from 24 chapters in the original English text. The Prajna Upadesa Foundation wishes to introduce to the Vietnamese community samples of teachings from great Sakya scholars and meditation masters, including: Khenpo Appey Rinpoche, Sakya Pandita, Jetsun Rinpoche Dragpa Gyaltsen, His Emminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, Choegyal Phakpa, and Khenpo Migmar Tseten. The readers will find the last chapter in this book profoundly unique. This last chapter features "The Song of Experience", poetically written by one of the most highly realized masters in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the late His Eminence Chogye Rinpoche.< Less
The Tibetan Book of Awakening: Seven Steps to Joy and Wisdom is a practical manual on Tibetan Buddhism. These seven steps are like a staircase that one can use to gradually discover total awakening.
... More > When we wholeheartedly commit to practicing these seven steps, the result will be a positive inner transformation, and ultimately, the attainment of joy and wisdom.< Less
The Play of Mahamudra is a discourse on Virupa's mystical songs. Virupa was one of the eighty-four mahasiddhas, or great accomplished masters. These songs were sung by Virupa from his awakened state... More > of enlightenment. For this reason these songs are a profound and poetic window into the indescribable state of the "mahamudra" the union of clarity and emptiness, wisdom and compassion.< Less
On the border of Nepal lies a little region which was once the home of the Śākyas, a class of Kshatriyas, or men of the warrior caste. To Suddhodana of Kapila-vastu, a nobleman of the... More > Gautama family of this tribe, was born about 660 B.C. a. son Siddhārtha. When he grew up Siddhārtha likewise married and begot a son, Rāhula, by name. And then, when he was about twenty-nine years of age, as tradition relates, Siddhārtha became weary of the world and the flesh. So he left the world, to become a wandering beggar-student, in the hope of finding the key to the great mystery in the teachings of some master of philosophic lore. But none of the teachers whom he met could satisfy the hunger of his soul, and the severest mortification of the flesh brought him no light. One day, as he sat meditating his long search came to an end, and the answer to the mystery of life was revealed to him. Henceforth he was the Buddha, the Enlightened Seer, who had won the perfect peace of spiritual knowledge, the Nirvana.< Less