||Buddhist Philosophy - GPF book
|Now I would like to go through some of the teachings that relate to
emptiness, the Prajnaparamita. Within the teachings of Lord Buddha
the Prajnaparamita Sutras belong to the Sutra section.
From the book Ground, Path & Fruition (published by Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications 2005)
||Buddhist Philosophy - TL December 2008
|I would like to very briefly go over general Buddhist
philosophy, in a simple but comprehensive manner.
Buddhist philosophy is enormous and to be quite clear
and thorough about it is very difficult, so I would like
to share with you the general outline of Buddhist
Dec. 2008 edition of Thar Lam
(published by Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications 2008)
||Discovering Inner Goodness - TL April 2010
|Discovering inner goodness only truly happens through meditation.
You can discover your inner goodness intellectually of course,
but it is just knowledge of what is possible.
Apr. 2010 edition of Thar Lam
(published by Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications 2010)
|Emptiness makes everything possible. If it were not for emptiness, nothing would be
possible because everything would be fixed, solid. If everything is solid and fixed,
then nothing can change, nothing will happen, nothing will improve, nothing will get
A teaching on Emptiness, given at the Maitreya Institute, San Francisco, May 1989
|Enlightenment is the most important subject for Buddhism, because
the purpose and intention of every action is enlightenment. In fact, for Buddhists,
attaining enlightenment is the purpose of life itself.
A teaching on Enlightenment, given at the Maitreya Institute, San Francisco, May 1989
||Madhyamaka - TL April 2007
|Madhyamaka is translated into English as .the
Middle-way.. There are quite a few schools of
thought, or lineages, of Madhyamaka, such as the
Rangtong and Shentong.
Madhyamaka, from the April 2007 issue of Thar Lam (Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications)
||Pramana - August 2007
|I would like to go through Tsema, Pramana in Sanskrit. Pramana is translated as "dialectics", "cognitive signs", or "valid cognition".
It involves reasoning; in this
subject we do not give
superstition or simple, blind
belief any room. Instead we
dig into every aspect of the
subject, making sure the truth
is revealed, which means .valid
cognition. is a good
Pramana, from the August 2007 issue of Thar Lam (Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications)
||The Essence of Ones Heart
|Based on the topic concerning the nature of the mind, there are three particular
questions: 1) What does it mean to recognize the nature of mind? 2) How do we
experience the relative and absolute truth in everyday life? 3) How can we manage
to look through delusions and transform the related negative emotions which arise
Tai Situpa's teaching at Karma Chang Chub Choe Phel Ling, Heidelberg, Germany.
||The Prajnaparamita - TL April 2004
am going to teach on what is
called "The Prajnaparamita". in
Sanskrit and the "She-Rab-ki-Parol-du-Chinpa"
The Second Turning of the Wheel contains the teachings
entitled .The Prajnaparamita Teachings.. The Prajnaparamita
sutras are extensive. There are seventeen main texts and The
Heart Sutra is one of these.
The Prajnaparamita, from the April 2004 issue of Thar Lam (Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications)