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Heritage of Mankind

Her Eminence Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche

GENTLE RAIN OF NECTAR BLESSINGS

Vol. V

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).

BUDDHA DHARMA – OBF International


BuddhaDharma.OBFInternational@gmail.com


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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