Coloring for Meditation
Author: Tashi Dhargyal
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Color fifty illustrations along with a master Tibetan artist in this book for all ages. Tibetan Buddhists have long seen art as a powerful meditative practice, but you need not be Buddhist to enjoy coloring the fifty illustrations here. Through deep symbolism, Tibetan imagery of enlightenment depicts the qualities of wisdom and compassion, and the mindful focus evoked by coloring them can not only still agitation, it can connect us to deeper meaning. Images inside include the Buddha, several different bodhisattvas, major symbols, decorative motifs, important figures from Tibetan history, mythical creatures, and scenes from nature. Each illustration is accompanied with a brief description. This accessible presentation of traditional imagery is drawn from the artist’s own two-story painting he is creating at his studio in California, and readers can get further inspiration and interact with the author at coloringformeditation.com.
Publisher: Mandala Publishing
The Tibetan written language is steeped in a rich spiritual and historical tradition that has remained unchanged for over a millennia. Over the last few years, it has become increasingly endangered. In an effort to raise awareness about the value and beauty of this ancient and sacred language, artist Tashi Mannox and photographer Robin Kyte-Coles have sourced mantras and quotes from practicing Buddhists, written them in gorgeous Tibetan calligraphy, and consciously paired those timeless bits of wisdom with photos of Buddhas from around the world. A journey through Eastern symbology,Inspirations from Buddha provides a unique selection of visual and written pairings that invite meditation, thought, and spiritual reflection.
Awakening the Sacred Body
Author: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyal
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
The power of the breath has been recognized for millennia as an integral part of health and well-being. In Awakening the Sacred Body, teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche makes accessible the ancient art of Tibetan breath and movement practices. In clear, easy-to-understand language, he outlines the theory and processes of two powerful meditations-the Nine Breathings of Purification and the Tsa Lung movements-that can help you change your relationship to yourself, to others, and to the world. The simple methods presented in Awakening the Sacred Body and on the accompanying DVD focus on clearing and opening your energetic centers to allow the natural human qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity to arise. When sadness releases, joy is able to arise. When anger releases, love becomes available. When prejudice releases, equanimity prevails. and when lack of kindness ceases, compassion is present. These practices, which focus the mind and breath together while performing specific body movements, will help you discover your inner wisdom and express your greatest potential.
The Art of Awakening
Author: Konchog Lhadrepa, Charlotte Davis
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Previously published in Tibetan under title: The path of liberation: the Tsering Art School manual for the basic gradual stages of study of deity drawing: New Delhi: Shechen Publications, 2005.
Author: Marty Noble
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Inspired by the living legacy of Tibetan art, this vibrant coloring book features 30 designs adapted from authentic scroll paintings and mandalas. Elaborate images depict Buddhas, deities, Tibetan astrology signs, ritual instruments, and other traditional motifs. Great for colorists, designers, and anyone with an interest in religious iconography, especially admirers of the magnificent artistic traditions of Tibet. 30 full-page b/w illus. Captions.
Spiritual biography meets edge-of-your-seat undercover reporting: how an American Buddhist smuggled out hard evidence of abuse and torture in Tibet. For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet evidence of atrocities by the Chinese government, showing it to the U.S. government, human rights organizations, and anyone who would listen. Yet Pistono did not originally intend to fight for social justice in Tibet-he had gone there as a Buddhist pilgrim. Disillusioned by a career in American politics, he had gone to the Himalayas looking for a simpler way of life. After encountering Buddhism in Nepal, Pistono's quest led him to Tibet and to a meditation master whose spiritual brother is Sogyal Rinpoche, bestselling author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Pistono not only became the master's student but also couriered messages to him in Tibet from the Dalai Lama in India. This began an extraordinary, and ultimately vital, adventure. In the Shadow of the Buddha is a book about Tibet through the eyes of a devotee-a stranger hiding in plain sight. It's about how a culture's rich spiritual past is slipping away against the force of a tyrannical future. It's about how Tibetans live today, and the tenacity of their faith in the future in spite of dire repression and abuse. It's also about Pistono's own journey from being a frustrated political activist to becoming a practicing Buddhist mystic, a man who traveled thousands of miles and risked his own life to pursue freedom and peace. Watch a Video
Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
Author: Joanna Arettam
Publisher: Journey Editions
"Dharma Beads" looks beyond just the hip aspect of wearing Buddhist malas and presents a clear and concise introduction to the Buddhist spiritual tradition. Includes all the beads and materials needed to make three bracelets, along with step-by-step instructions. Full color.
Author: Eileen London, Belinda Recio
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
The authors of Box of Dreams use art to connect numerous spiritual traditions together, focusing on Roman Catholic Labyrinth walking, Buddhist altar building, Tibetan sand painting, and Native American doll making, among other traditional art forms that share common themes and techniques.
Many books have been published in recent years on the topic of mahamudra, or meditation on the fundamentally clear nature of the mind. This book is different in the systematic way it draws from a variety of source texts in order to construct a complete, graded path of practice informed by an understanding of the particular obstacles faced by meditators in the West. Dan Brown is a clinical psychotherapist who has also spent much time evaluating the experiences of meditators on longterm retreats. He knows the Tibetan literature on mahamudra meditation and has over thirty years of both personal meditation experience and observation of the experiences of others. He co-wrote, with Ken Wilber and Jack Engler, the book Transformations in Consciousness, and he teaches an annual seminar on mahamudra meditation at the Esalen Institute. Pointing Out the Great Way is a spiritual manual that describes the Tibetan Buddhist meditation known as mahamudra from the perspective of the 'gradual path.' The gradual path is a progressive process of training that is often contrasted to sudden realization. As such, this book contains a step-by-step description of the ways to practice, precise descriptions of the various stages and their intended realizations, and the typical problems that arise along with their remedies. Simply put, mahamudra meditation involves penetrative focus, free of conceptual elaboration, upon the very nature of conscious awareness. A unique feature of this book is its integrative approach to the stages of mahamudra meditation. A number of works on Buddhist meditation stages in general and mahamudra meditation in particular are already available in English, yet none, single text or commentary on the stages of mahamudra meditation, captures the inner experience of these stages in sufficient detail to convey its richness. This book represents the needed alternative by integrating material from a variety of root texts, practical manuals,
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again. Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and his memoir Journey to Mindfulness.
"Drawing on his brush paintings in The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, Robert Beer has selected 45 images meant to be used as templates for coloring. Including auspicious symbols, detailed landscapes, contemplative patterns, and mythical motifs, the detailed artwork here is elegant and meaningful-drawing on Buddhist teachings to give each piece greater depth."
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Author: Shunryū Suzuki, Trudy Dixon, Richard Baker
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Consists of a collection of stories and meditations on Zen practice that originated from a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki to a small group in California.
The eighth-century Buddhist work about life and death
Sacred art presented as coloring templates for contemplation and creativity--stunning and detailed artwork from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Drawing on his brush paintings in The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs and other works, Robert Beer has selected 50 images meant to be used as templates for coloring. The book features figures spanning centuries of the tradition, including spiritual adventurers, rebellious saints, and enlightened Tantric masters. The detailed artwork is elegant and meaningful--drawing on Buddhist teachings to give each piece greater depth.