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Alive Dharma teaching : WISDOM STUDIES; April 26,2009

Dear Friends of Buddha Dharma-OBF International, may this Alive Dharma teaching find you in peace, prosperity and wellbeing. As promissed before in this Teachings we focus on WISDOM STUDIES with e-learning curriculum.

1.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES The aim of e-learning curriculum is to provide free contemporary education about Buddhism for everyone around the world : Buddhist practitioners: monks, nuns, non-monastic practitioners, researches, authors , school teachers on all levels of education, scholars in interdisciplinary studies, inter-faith dialogues and everyone else interested in contemporary Buddhist studies and practice. Here one learns to study and practice with the help of Visual Dharmas- Buddhist teachings for 3rd millenium. 40 Visual Dharmas are published until April 2009 and more are in preparation. Every Visual Dharma (approximately 10 min. scientific video with Dharma art) has additional treatise with selected bibliography, notes and practical instructions. Each Visual Dharma also has 1,3 or more questions (e-learning curriculum) which should be carefully answered. If you wish to have your answers evaluated, apply for study at the Institute. Information is provided in the treatise to Visual Dharma : About Buddhism.

E-learning curriculum: part I. Basic knowledge VISUAL DHARMA : About Buddhism 1.What is Buddhism ? 2. Is Buddhism teaching the faith in the God ? 3. Why is Buddhism not negative sotheriology and nihilism? 4. What is the meaning of faith and confidence in Buddhism ? 5.What is the meaning of Seed symbol ? 6. Why does Buddhist meditation teach us to become unselfish ? 7.How must Buddhism be continued in modern times ? 8. How can you realise your Buddha potential ? 9. How can one purify ignorance, attachment and aversion? 10. What is the meaning of Bardo Thödol ? 11. Describe the attitude toward women in Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism .

II. Visual Dharma : Homage to Manjushri

1.What are the benefits of daily recitation of this simple Buddhist prayer ? 2.Why it´s important to understand sacred Buddhist texts ?

* Related Dharma teaching : The importance of prayers .

2. BUDDHIST WHOLESOME MEDICINE Going green to save the planet and all beings : instructions after the International day of planet Earth (April 22):

GARDENING has since centuries been spiritual practice in chan/zen monasteries and dharma centres. We should all learn from them to improve our gardens, to plant trees, bushes, cullinary herbs and medicinal herbs. In such natural way we learn to have more close contact with earth element, symbolising prosperity. South part of the mandala belongs to Buddha Ratnasambhava and golden light. In yogic energy Body it is the navel chakra : did you ever wonder why authentic martial arts practitioners and masters , chan/zen meditators etc. put attention to this chakra while meditating …zazen. To stabilise meditative experiences and avoid intellectualism so common in some other Buddhist schools of meditation.

MARTIAL ARTS : anyone who wish to learn martial arts – Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan and other martial arts , contact Sifu John Chow. OM AH HUM New key words for Visual Dharmas: Heritage of mankind, Millenium goals of United nations : Gender equality & empowerment of women. Previous Alive Dharma teachings are published at : http://www.myspace.com/BuddhaDharma_OBFI and http://www.buddhadharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com Heritage of mankind-Treasure of pure Dharma.

May you dwell in peace, prosperity,inspiration and wisdom.

His Eminence Lama Karma Gyan Sagar Rinpoche – World peace envoy : Association for non-violence, world peace, wheel Buddhist religion in Nepal – temple, monastery, peace pagodas, school for orphan children and center for 3 years meditation retreat in the lower Himalayas. Venerable Mangala Konchok Norbu-Dharma art director,EU Sifu John Chow , Australia- martial arts , TCM , healing , spirituality http://www.youtube.com/JohnChow H.E. Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche , Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Ling, EU

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Alive Dharma Teaching : True Knowledge of Buddhism in globalized world, April 19, 2009

Dear Friends of Buddha Dharma-OBF International,

On  April 22 there will be another International day of Planet earth. Visual Dharma to commemorate this event is enclosed together with teachings by Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche (from Collected works, alive Dharma work in continuity). This Sunday is Dakini day according to Buddhist lunar calendar : meditations and prayers are very important on all special days . May your week be full of peace and inspiration within.


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Vol. V

TRUE  KNOWLEDGE  OF  BUDDHISM

IN GLOBALIZED  WORLD

International  day of Earth

“Tathagatas forms are endless. And so is His awareness…”

From theVisual Dharma for the planet Earth

1. Introduction :

Everything is in the process of constant change. And CHANGE we need also in Buddhism. Positive change, constructive CHANGE. As brave citizens of this planet Earth we must not clinge so much to negativities of previous century: to social injustice, to wars and conflicts. To find strength within oneself means to go ahead in the process of positive change. In Buddhist terms, especially in Buddhist Vajrayana terms or tantric terms this is called TRANSFORMATION. Transforming or converting negativities into constructive, positive, fresh and alive process.

Many people of this planet Earth, our home, are not yet aware the fact that we entered new millennium nine years ago ! Although the process of constructive change began then, it was for many beings more or less unconscious. Our aim is to make this constructive process of transformation conscious- every citizen of our home planet Earth must become aware of it. Look into yourself and reflect – what can you contribute in your daily life toward constructive transformation of yourself and your environment ? Maybe you are an aggressive person with implosive or explosive anger , always quarreling with others, trying to oppress others, esp. women, spreading your own personal prejudices and psychic problems and trying to sell them as religion ?! Such citizens of our home planet Earth must work more diligently on their true spiritual growth. Spreading religious prejudices and religious intolerance is great crime, often leading to religious extremism! All religious and spiritually developed men and women must take great care and educate general public against religious intolerance, extremism and prejudices, mostly against women. This planet Earth needs more female spiritual masters who can show authentic, practical wisdom and compassion , who can teach true spiritual ethic which begins with : don´t kill any sentient beings, save lives of sentient beings and avoid eating their flesh-meat. It is utterly ridiculous that those of us who teach true spiritual ethic are discriminated and slandered by some narrow minded people as controversial personalities and movements. Those narrow minded people who slander us in such corrupted way, are actually very controversial themselves , because they work against the development of humanity. They try to preserve their “territories” as if religions and spirituality would be their personal property.

2. Visions for the present and the future :

Buddhism offers global awareness in globalized world through right EDUCATION. US President Barack Obama – Friend of Buddha Dharma on youtube channel- recognized the value of education when he spoke with 4000 youths gathered in Strasbourg in April 2009.

We must encourage ourselves day by day through prayers, meditations, virtuous deeds, study and reflection in this process of individual and collective transformation. We must grow more together , not reflecting so much on that which separates us (race, nationality, social position etc.) but on that which connects us : the pursuit of happiness ! We must learn how to love ourselves – not in egoistic or egocentric way – we must learn to discover and  love our innate Buddha nature . Our innate Buddha nature is like the seed waiting dormant in every being, waiting to be discovered. It is innate seed of goodness, Samantabhadra Buddha within. It can be awakened through devotion and faith and meditations and prayers, by studying the Dharma teachings of those who teach the Truth, by understanding their pith instructions which always point inwards, directly to you. We always teach true Gnosis, Knowledge within. If more than 600 millions of Buddhists of our home planet Earth pray every day sincerely and devotedly to Buddhas, this means great step forward in the process of positive change , of transforming collective karma of this planet. If many more millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus , Jews, Bahai and spiritual communities pray sincerely and devotedly to God and praise God within , this means great step forward in world peace.

3. World Peace as challenge in globalized world :

To work and support world peace means to support SOCIAL  JUSTICE on all continents of our home planet Earth. Few rich people on this planet must learn to be generous toward pitiful people and toward animals. They must do virtuous deeds with RIGHT MOTIVATION , not with selfish, limited motivation to attract attention of mass media. They must learn to become true humanitarians from their heart. This will make them even more famous , shining within, from their heart, more starry. To be reborn as human being is great opportunity for spiritual growth. True spiritual growth means to become less selfish, to share your Knowledge and wisdom freely. In this way you contribute very positively to your own personal transformation, adding your own drop of wisdom to collective transformation of humanity.  As H.H. the XIV. Dalai Lama pointed out many years ago when teaching about Bodhicitta: “Each and everyone of us is responsible for the future of humanity.” (1)  Not only politicians, movie stars, business men , religious leaders etc. All  must be trained in this way – also managers of international corporations !  Their education must completely change from being selfish and egocentric into being unselfish and compassionate, open, wise and vast. Those managers must re-educate themselves. It is constantly said that everyone must be in life learning process. Why should not  managers be able to learn more ?! Politics and economy are interconnected with climate change which affects all of us on this planet Earth. In your country try to support such politicians who have good human qualities, who are unselfish in words and deeds and who can work for the welfare of citizens – all citizens, not only for social elitists ! We  can learn from the noble example of Mahatma Gandhi, although in India his spiritual values are not practiced enough in daily life. Otherwise the 300 millions of dalits – outcasts – would already have equal  rights as all others !Learn about meditation on Compassion :


4. Human selfishness causes climate change

The cause of climate change is human selfishness. Shifu Ching Hai proves again and again on her Supreme Master TV that meat eating habit contribute greatly to climate change. If you consider yourself genuine human being, stop eating meat ! You will become more happy, peaceful, wise, compassionate with yourself and others. With peace and happiness your inner wisdom, your innate seed of Goodness – will sprout out strongly.  You will begin to realize your potentials of goodness.  Fear and anger will diminish and your confidence will increase. You will become genuine human with wisdom and awareness about positive and negative actions and their consequences. Your wisdom of discernment, your prajna  will be awakened . Make this positive change in your life TODAY. Don´t wait for tomorrow. Read spiritual  novel THE BRICK !!! which we published in our Wisdom without borders series of Teaching (2) Our innate wisdom speaks to us every moment and we must listen to it. Listen to your inner voice, your intuition , your conscience.Learn more about Buddhism, Peace and Ecology :


There are enough resources and enough money on our home planet Earth, but they are not properly distributed. Don´t stamp this out as a kind of socialist idea as opposed to capitalism. We must overcome such distinctions. I am true Buddhist with a sense of social justice. I am also ecologically aware in the sense of GOING GREEN and being vegetarian for more than 28 years.  Managers, politicians, religious leaders, movie stars and everyone else must show their own example of humbleness, evolving into shining examples of true humanitarians who work for the welfare of all beings.. Practically speaking : they must help to improve living standards of their fellow citizens and think less and less on their own profit. They must learn how to create merit / positive energy and dedicate it to all beings. Of course not everyone can become as the saintly as Mother Theresa. Her shining example truly teaches deeper and greater humanity and solidarity between races and nations.

5. Discovering hidden talents :

Everyone of us has hidden talents and we must discover them through faith, prayers and meditation. Discovering your own hidden talents will make you happy. Everyone is so unique and gifted. Listen to your inner voice, to your intuition. Many of us feel the need to contribute more and more Wisdom toward transformation of humanity . Put your words into right, virtuous actions. This is MEDITATION IN ACTION (3), this is the way of the Bodhisattva – Bodhisattvacaryavatara. There are much more Bodhisattvas on this planet Earth who help sentient beings as we can imagine. To become great, vast Bodhisattva follow the moral code of the Bodhisattva from the Brahma Net Sutra (4). The process begins with avoiding eating meat and saving lives of sentient beings.  When you stop eating meat you already save lives of animals ! See with your wisdom eye : how cruel it is to eat the dead body of another sentient being ! When you become spiritually awake you will wonder how could you ever be so ignorant that you ate the dead body of another being ?! Awaken swiftly from the delusion of eating meat- body of another being . For this we pray.

6. Right listening :

Learn to listen to your own inner voice, your intuition as well as wisdom advices that others offer freely. If you don´t know how to listen rightly, read the study of Mark Brady in selected bibliography (5).  May everything be auspicious in your life  and may your inner wisdom awaken more and more.

7. Global awareness and challenge in world economy :

Everything is interconnected. We all depend on each other, therefore we can not live on expenses of others. Citizens of North America, Europe, Australia and other developed countries must be aware of these important facts. We support free marked economy but managers of international corporations – producing clothes and other goods – must be aware : free marked economy must stop to be exploitation of female workers in factories of less developed countries (Sri Lanka, border area between Mexico and USA ,India,  China). Stable economic growth can not happen on the shoulders of workers who don´t have basic social rights . Stable economic growth will begin when workers will have more rights to participate in the sharing of profits in companies .bloggif_50ca247edf2ce If managers of companies are able to understand that everyone in their company desire happiness and prosperity, such managers have basic human understanding. Every company is like a family – small or big , everyone should feel happy and peaceful in orders to develop creativity. In such inspiring way the dynamics of the company also develops. Managers who can inspire and manage such positive change in their company , are good managers , unselfish managers. Everyone who has ever participated in a team work knows this facts ! Otherwise learn from the teams in sport (“dream team”).  Let us not focus too much on economic crysis – let us focus on POSITIVE CHANGES that everyone of us can contribute to our home planet Earth .

8. Visual Dharmas – Buddhist teachings for 3rd millennium’s Global awareness

They are supreme healing- empowered  medicine- for this planet. They reflect wisdom, goodness, true compassion…spiritually nourishing all beings. All 52 Visual Dharmas (and more to come) that are published on http://www.youtube.com/OpenBuddhistForum channel  are empowered with the Sound of Dharmata. They are like white virtuous seeds, growing day by day. By embedding our channel and Visual Dharmas to your web sites you yourself contribute to this growth . This brings great positive energy to yourself and the planet.  Visual Dharmas reflect all four enlightened activities of the mandala :

1.pacifying – purifying = East part of the mandala-Buddha Vajrasattva.

2.enriching – South part, Buddha Ratnasambhava

3. magnetizing – West part – Buddha Amitabha

4. subduing – North part –  Buddha Amogasiddhi

These activities arise from the central part of the mandala , from all-encompassing wisdom of Buddha Vairochana.


We publish Visual Dharmas in service of humanity . Actively participate in this positive process by embedding Visual Dharmas , presenting them in educational programes etc. Consider how much positive, enlightened energy would be awakened in you – if you SPONSOR the preparation of Visual Dharmas !

With your right efforts in promoting ten enlightened activities you also help millennium goals of United nations : universal education, reducing poverty (including spiritual poverty on this planet ) , promote Gender equality and empowerment of women. And you actively participate in our common  international projects : Heritage of mankind .

9.Colophon:

When I write this insights down while sitting at the garden of Atiyoga Ling, birds sing around , listening to inspiring peaceful music. They always learn new melodies. It is symphony of peace and joy. First plum trees opened their white blossoms toward blue sky. Yellow butterflies circle around in the garden. Bees fly around in search for spring nectar. They all know how to do this in a virtuous way :  only humans must still awaken innate Buddha nature and be truly loving  and compassionate toward all sentient beings.

TOGETHER WE CAN : SAVE THE PLANET BY BEING VEGETARIANS AND GOING GREEN ! YES, TOGETHER WE PRAY AND MEDITATE FOR INNER & OUTER PEACE ON THE PLANET . Please share this encouraging , globally optimistic message with everyone .

WISDOM AWARENESS*****

BE VEG. GO GREEN. SAVE THE PLANET. *****
走向绿色。拯 救地球。
BE VEG. GO GREEN. Sauver la planète.
शाकाहारी इ. जाओ ग्रीन. ग्रह सहेजें.
Se Vegetariano. GO GREEN. SALVAR EL PLANETA.
ベジタリアンがあります。グリーンでGO。惑 星を保存します。
BE VEG. Go Green. Salvare il pianeta.
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يتعين فيغ. اذهب الأخضر. انقاذ الكوكب.
BE VEG. GO GREEN. Σωτηρία του πλανήτη.
야채 좋을. 그린 가렴. 행 성을 구할 수.
BE VEG. GAAN GROEN. Planeet red.
צמחוני. Go Green. להציל את כדור הארץ.
Jadilah Vegetarian. GO GREEN. SAVE THE PLANET

Buddhist collective meditations and prayers (since 1988) according to the programe of Visual Dharmas : every Sunday from 4-5 p.m. Meditate at that time at your home, Buddhist centre, temple , in the nature

10.Notes :

1. Human approach to world peace , Wisdom publ. 1988

2. The Brick !!! Novel by Sifu John Chow, published at www.myspace.com/BuddhaDharma_OBFI – blog.

3.H.E.Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche: Meditation in action, Teaching at the Adria sea side, Slovenia,EU, March 1994; translation : Meditacija v akciji , Buddha Dharma, Vajra-Garuda Publications, 2001.

4. Brahma Net Sutra – Moral code of the Bodhisattvas , Sutra translation committee of US and Canada, New York, 1998; reprinted for free distribution : Buddha Educational Foundation, Taiwan.

5. Mark Brady , Ph D : Right listening

Right Listening « Neurosynthesis

]Although Mark Brady and Jennifer Austin Leigh write for a much broader audience, I will carry Right Listening in my pocket on a daily basis.”
neurosynthesis.wordpress.com/rightlistening/

11. Selected bibliography :

1. dr. K. Sri Dhammananda : Buddhism for human life , Buddhist missionary society, Malaysia, 1996; reprinted for free distribution : Buddha Educational Foundation, Taiwan.

2.Entering the Stream : an introduction to the Buddha and His Teachings ; the companion reader to Bernardo Bertolucci’s film Little Buddha; Shambhala, Boston, 1993.

3. The Earth Charter : Values and principles for a sustainable future www.earthcharter.org

4. 2015  100 commitments for gender equality and empowerment of women , Ministry for foreign affairs of Denmark, 2008. We are grateful to Her Excellency Anita Hugau, the ambassador of Denmark in Slovenia, EU , for offering us this valuable work freely.

5. Related Visual Dharmas: Day of the planet Earth; Buddhism, peace and ecology .

12. International institute for contemporary Buddhist studies : e-learning curriculum :

1. What can you learn from these insights and which of them can you apply in your daily life ?

2. What does “being vegetarian” means to you ?

3. What is the aim of Visual Dharmas-Buddhist teachings for 3rd millennium ?

DEDICATED TO ALL BEINGS

„The best of all gifts is the Gift of Truth.“

D h a m m a p a d a

Gentle Rain of Nectar Blessings

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GENEROSITY OF TEACHING PURE BUDDHA DHARMA

The best of all gifts is the gift of Truth

These words come from the Dharma (Dhamma). They are the footprints (Pada) of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. We must follow on His footprints. His Dharma is our Path. Dharma is very important Jewel among three Jewels of Refuge : Buddha-Dharma-Sangha. Buddhas teach about ten enlightened activities. First of them is publishing Dharma texts for free distribution and this is the correct way of promoting the Buddha Dharma. These are religious texts and must be treated with respect. These publications are not sold (as merchandise) but are available with donation. Giving donation belongs to first perfection or dana paramita. It is responsibility of Dharma teachers to generously teach the Path of enlightenment and it is the responsibility of those who listen the Dharma to donate according to their possibilities. In Western countries these principles are not enough known , because there is no long history of Buddhism in those countries. But it´s the responsibility of authentic Dharma teachers to promote the Dharma in a correct way ! In such open way the Buddha Dharma is available to all regardless of their social position.

In Buddhism there is centuries old tradition of patrons , donors and sponsors. It brings great merit / positive energy to financially support preparation of Buddhist texts for free distribution. Thus one support Triple gems appearances for all beings. What does it mean to handle Buddhist texts with respect ? In this regard everyone can also learn from other religions : respect of Christians in regard to the Bible, respect of followers of Judaism in regard to Thorah , respect of Sikkhs in regard to their Holy book etc.. Buddhist sacred text are part of the Refuge (Dharma) and must be treated with respect. One should not keep them in low places, on dirthy places, one should not step over them, one should not throw them among garbage etc.

At Buddha Dharma we were very fortunate in last ten years to receive Buddhist literature published for free distribution by the Buddha Educational Fundation, Taiwan. We rejoice at their merit. In appendix there are 81 titles of Dharma books that are available. By studying almost all titles we deepened our understanding of different Buddhist orders and lineages. Good Dharma teacher must also know other Buddhist schools besides one´s own in order to teach the Dharma in a non-sectarian way. This does not mean to mix up everything : it mean that one can quote or explain form the perspective of that particular Buddhist school. Ri-me approach in teaching the Dharma means non-biased or non-partisan way. One can as well belong to this or that particular Buddhist order or lineage. It is important that good Dharma teacher has broad Knowledge about the Dharma, that he/she has personal experiences : not only repeating the words of Dharma predecessors but understanding their meaning. He must also have right motivation to benefit sentient beings through wisdom and authentic compassion based on the Bodhicitta of aspiration and application. He must also dedicate the merit accordingly.

In contemporary globalised world where millions of Truth seekers have internet access, Buddhist orders and lineages can not remain closed in themselves but must open up. We are glad to see that there are Buddhist texts on internet prepared for free download although there are much more dharma books sold as merchandise ! We encourage everyone to publish Dharma texts on internet for free download. In such authentic way we can all serve the humanity. There must be more dialogues between Buddhist orders as it was in the past. There is impression that some Buddhist masters have more dialogues with other religions esp. Christians as among themselves ! We esp. encourage dialogues between Mahayana/Vajrayana and Chan/zen Buddhists as well the dialogues between Theravada and Mahayana orders. This is not only responsibility of the principals of these Buddhist orders but of every practicing Buddhist.

To achieve right education publishing Buddhist texts for free distribution is extremely important enlightened activity. All noble qualities come with right education. Virtuous Dharma activities of the Buddha Educational Foundation in Taiwan inspired us to began to publish Buddhist e-publications of Buddha Dharma in 2003. There are seven such publications available and 40 Visual Dharmas on our YouTube channel (February 2009).

With virtuous deeds we can all step forward on the footsteps of the Buddhas,

following their noble, enlightened examples.

If you publish Buddhist texts for free distribution, please write the titles or internet site where they are published. We will publish the data base on our YouTube channel, thus supporting your beneficial work for all beings.

Appendix with 81 + 7 titles is part of this Dharma essay , published at

www.myspace.com/BuddhaDharma_OBFI Blog and at http://www.BuddhaDharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com. May the Dharma increase.

BUDDHIST BOOKS FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION : IN ENGLISH

Published by the Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan


& Vajra Garuda e-Publications


1. Ajahn Sumedho : The Way It Is 177 pages

2. Ven. Narada Thera : The way to Nibbana 83 pg

3. Narada : A Manual of Buddhism 199 pg

4. Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda : Daily Buddhist Devotions 210 pg

5. Ven. Master Chin Kung : A Path to true happiness 65 pg

6. Ven. Master Chin Kung : To understand Buddhism 150 pg

7. Rev. Cheng Kuan : The Sweet Dews of Chan 92 pg

8. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda : Treasure of the Dharma 360 pg

9. Brahma Net Sutra Moral code of the Bodhisattvas 120 pg

10.Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda : The Buddhist Way 160 pg

11.Liao-Fan´s Four Lessons 127 pg

12.Gems of Buddhist Wisdom 519 pg

13.K.Sri Dhammananda : Human Life and problems 220 pg

14.Bhikkhu P.A. Payutto : Good, evil and beyond 120 pg

15.Ven. Pidiville Piyatissa : An exposition of Buddhism 74 pg

16.B.A. Kausalyayan : An intelligent Man´s Guide to Buddhism 176 pg

17.Two Buddhist Books in Mahayana 110 pg

18.Phra Sunthorn Plamintr : Basic Buddhism Course 190 pg

19.J.C. Cleary : Pure Land * Pure Mind 250 pg

20.Ven. Balangoda Anandamaitreya : Buddhism-Lectures & Essays 180 pg

21.Ven. Ajahn Chah : Living Dhamma 110 pg

22.Ven. Master Chin Kung : Buddhism as an education 45 pg

23.Ven. Master Chin Kung : Buddhism : Wisdom of Compassion and Awakening 210 pg

24.On Amidism (different authors) 120 pg

25.Bikkhu Kantipalo : Buddhism explained 205 pg

26.Bhikkhu Buddhadasa : In samsara exists Nibbana 18 pg

27.C.T.Shen : Mayflower II On the Buddhist Voyage to Liberation 180 pg

28.The Dhammapada : pali text and translation 340 pg

29.Peter Della Santina : The Tree of Enlightenment 350 pg

30.Li Ping Nan : A Buddhist Goal that can be achieved in one´s present life 30 pg

31.Ven.H.Gunaratana Mahathera : Mindfulness in Plain English 190 pg

32.Sutra of the Medicine Buddha 110 pg

33.The Sutra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha´s Fundamental Vows 95 pg

34.Narada Thera : Buddhism in a Nutshell 75 pg

35.Dr.B.R. Ambedkar : The Buddha and His Dhamma 600 pg

36.A Pictorial Biography of Sakyamuni Chinese/English 230 pg

37.Sangha Talk Beginner & Intermediate Level : English Conversation Textbook 80 pg

38.Sangha Talk Advanced level : A Dharma English Textbook 105 pg

39.Rev. Siridhamma : The life of the Buddha 100 pg

40.The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra 60 pg

41.Thich Thien Tam : Buddhism of wisdom and faith 360 pg

42.Pure Land Buddhism Dialogues with Ancient Masters 212 pg

43.Changing Destiny- Liao-Fan´s Four Lessons/Commentary by Master Chin Kung 500 pg

44.The Seeker´s Glossary of Buddhism 800 pg

45.Ven.Dr.M.Vajiragnana : Meditation = Awareness 70 pg

46.Ven. U Vimalaramsi : The Anapanasati Sutta 90 pg

47.Pure Land Zen Zen Pure Land / Letters from Patriarch Yin Kuang 270 pg

48.Patriarch Ou-i : Mind-Seal of the Buddhas 200 pg

49.Ajahn Sumedho : Cittaviveka Teachings from the Silent Mind 140 pg

50.Writings of Piyadassi The Spectrum of Buddhism 450 pg

51.Dr.K.Sri Dhammananda : Treasure of the Dhamma 360pg

52.Zen Master Han-Shan on Pure Land Buddhism : Pure Land of the Patriarchs 60pg

53.Ven.Dr.C. Phangcham : Buddhism for young students 105 pg

54.King Fruitful Buddhist tales for young and old Vol.2, stories 51-100 310 pg

55.Jy Din Sakya : Empty Cloud : The Teachings of Xu Yun 122pg

56.Ven. Ajahn Chah : Food for the Heart 140pg

57.Samantabhadra´s Vows Chapter 40 of the Avatamsaka Sutra; trilingual ed. 112pg

58.K.Sri Dhammananda : How to live without fear & worry 250pg

59.Peter D. Santina : Fundamentals of Buddhism 14o pg

60.Ven. Sayadaw : Vipassana meditation Lectures on insight meditation 140 pg

61.Ven.K. Sri Dhammananda : What Buddhists believe 330 pg

62.Dr. Thynn Thynn : Living meditation Living Insight 120 pg

63.Ven. Master Chin Kung : The Art of Living 40 pg

64.K.Sri Dhammananda : Buddhism in the eyes of intellectuals 60 pg

65.D.J. Subasinha : Buddhist rules for the laity 80 pg

66.Ven. Chin Kuing : What is Buddhism ? 60 pg

67.Radhika Abeysekera : Practicing the Dhamma with a view to Nibbana 130 pg

68.Narada : A manual of Abhidhamma 450 pg

69.Ven. Sumangalo : Buddhist Sunday School Lessons 140 pg

70.Ven. S. Dhammika : Good question Good answer 70 pg

71.Visuddhacara : Loving and Dying 120 pg

72.Elder Yuan Chin Lee : Direct approach to Buddhadharma 160pg

73.Walpola Rahula : What the Buddha taught 150 pg

74.Ven. Ajahn Sumedho : The Four Noble Truths 70 pg

75.Ajahn Munindo : The gift of well-being 140 pg

76.Cheng Wie-anTaming the monkey mind / A guide to pure land practice 120 pg

77.U Ko Lay : Guide to Tripitaka 150 pg

78.Ven. Maha Thero Weragoda Sarada : The Greatest Man who ever lived 230 pg

79.Buddhism: Key stage I- Workbook;100pg

80.Buddhism: Key stage II 70 pages

81.Buddhism: Key stage II-Teacher´s Guide

73 pages

These Dharma books are not sold. They are prepared for free distribution and are available with donation basis (dana paramita).

Donation must at least cover the expenses for postage. Any further donation will be used for preparing Buddhist texts on DVD (electronic publications).

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VAJRA GARUDA E PUBLICATIONS

1. Manjushri-nama-samgiti : Chanting the names of Manjushri ; Introduction and Afterword : Parting from four attachments by Tulku Tara Drimed Drolkhar; Reading transmission (lung) of Jam-pal Tsen-jod by ven. Khenchen Padma Tsewang Rinpoche

Multimedia CD-ROM ; 2003

ISBN 96191189-0-1

2. Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche : Ciganski klepet ; Slovenian translation of Rinpoche´s Dharma work : Gypsy Gossip; includes Dances of Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava (Power Point) and digital video with titles of the chapters . Multimedia CD-Rom , 2003

ISBN 961-91189-1-X

3.Vajra-Garuda Publications 1989-2003

Contains 21. scanned Buddhist works in Slovenian and Englishand some in Tibetan (Tai Situ Rinpoche : Reincarnation; Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche: Words for the West; Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche : Vajrakilaya sadhana) etc. ; Introduction by Tulku Tara Drimed Drolkhar; multimedia : ven. Mangala Konchok Norbu. DVD 2005

ISBN 961-91189-4-4

4.Vajra Heart : Visual Dharma about Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu DVD 70 min.

Introduction by Tulku Tara Drimed Drolkhar,

multimedia applications : M. Konchok Norbu

CD-ROM: Master Sheng-yen Lu : A Complete and detailed Exposition of the True Buddha Tantric Dharma; 2006

ISBN 961-91189-5-2

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