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The majority of the following books are from the library of Chon Tri. Many of the summaries and in his own words. If you wish to purchase the book, click on the cover image and you will be linked to Amazon.com.
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buy this book 41. THE EMPTINESS OF EMPTINESS: AN INTRODUCTION TO EARLY INDIAN MADHYAMIKA
by Chandrakirti, C. W. Huntington, Jr. & Geshe Namgyal Wangchen (translators)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The (ISBN #: 0824817125, Paperback, 304 pp, February 1995)
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"This work is valuable as one of the first book-length attempts to interrogate matters that will surely be significant for contemporary scholarly understandings of zbuddhism. As the first complete translation of Candrakirti's major works into prcise and readable English, an achivement that might well encourage further collaboration between Western and Tibetan scholars, it is a contribution to be applauded." -- The Journal of Religion.

buy this book 42. THE ESSENTIALS OF THE VINAYA TRADITION & THE COLLECTED TEACHINGS OF THE TENDAI LOTUS SCHOOL
by Gyonen - Gishin, Paul L. Swanson, et al... (translators)
Publisher: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Research (ISBN #: 0962561894, Hardcover, 331 pp, April 1996)
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"The precepts (sila) are bejewelled boat to cross the river of desires, a divine carriage to traverse the mountains of hatred, a proximate cause of entering the citadel of Enlightenment (bodhi), and a direct path leading to the realms of Buddhas. Further, because of the precepts, the sustaining power of the Three Jewels leading all sentient beings to Enlightenment is ever new; the saving virtue of the vehicles of the five classes of beings is tremendously great." (From the Preface of the book).

buy this book 43. THE HEART OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY: DINNAGA AND DHARMAKIRTI
by Amar Singh
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal (ISBN #: 8121501210, Hard cover 168 pages, May 2004)
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This is an interesting and exciting book in showing how modern scholarship misunderstood three great Sautrantika critical philosophers. If the evidence adduced in this book is correct, then the history of Buddhist philosophy, fifth century onward, has to be rewritten. Also, new studies and translations are implied of all the works of Dinnaga and Dharmakirti. The author sheds a new light, taking into consideration the views of ancient and modern scholars, on many complex and polemic issues of the Buddhist philosophy.

buy this book 44. THE HUNDRED THOUSAND SONGS OF MILAREPA
by Milarepa; Garma C. C. Chang (translator)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. (ISBN #: 1570624763, Hardcover, 730 pp, May 1999)
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Tibetans accord The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa a classic status comparable to that of the Mahabharata and the Bible, and revere its author as probably the best single exemplar of the religious life. Milarepa was an eleventh-century Buddhist poet and saint, a cotton-clad yogi who avoided the scholarly institutions of his time and wandered from village to village, teaching enlightenment and the path to Buddhahood through his spontaneously composed songs. With titles like "The Salvation of the Dead," "A Woman's Role in the Dharma," and "Challenge from a Wise Demoness," Milarepa's poems are filled with fascinating tales of miraculous encounters and colorful imagery, and present a valuable insight into the living quality of Tibetan Buddhism.

buy this book 45. THE PRACTICE OF DZOGCHEN
by Longchen Rabjam, Tulku Thondup (translator)
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated (ISBN #: 1559390549, Hardcover, 488 pp, March 1995)
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The Practice of Dzogchen is an anthology of writings on Dzogpa Chenpo (Dzogchen) by Longchen Rabjam (1308-1363) the most celebrated writer and adept of the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism. Dzogpa Chenpo is the innermost esoteric philosophy and meditation training, which until recent decades was only whispered into the ears of heart-disciples by the learned masters. Dzogpa Chenpo employs a meditative technique which effortlessly uncovers the emotional and intellectual layers of the mind and instantly awakens its essential nature, which is Buddha Mind or Buddhahood itself.

buy this book 46. THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
by Padma-Sambhava, Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup (translator),Walter Y. Evans-Wentz (editor)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (ISBN #: 0195002237, Paperback, 249 pp, May 1976)
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This remains one of the most unique sacred books of the world because it contributes to the science of death, existence after death, and rebirth.

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Hospice Counselor, A reviewer, May 24, 2000
A Sacred Text
This book is a blueprint on the nature of soul. It guides you into levels of consciousness that engages optimum freedom for the soul at the moment of death and beyond. It is a book that should be on the self of anyone who works with the dying.

buy this book 47. THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD: THE GREAT LIBERATION THROUGH HEARING IN THE BARDO
by Padma-Sambhava, Francesca Fremantle (translator) & Chogyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. (ISBN #: 0877736758, Paperback, Pocketsize, 288 pp, July 1994)
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In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism--traditionally read aloud to the dying--death and rebirth are seen as a process that offers the possibility of attaining ultimate liberation. This translation emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living, with many lessons in human psychology. Two-color interior.

Book Description
Shows that these ancient teachings are penetrating and relevant, not only for understanding death, but as a guide to life. Illustrated.

buy this book 48. THE WAY OF ZEN
by Alan Watts
Publisher: Vintage Books (ISBN #: 394702980, Paper back, 236 pages, August 1989)
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The Way of Zen begins as a succinct guide through the histories of Buddhism and Taoism leading up to the development of Zen Buddhism, which drew deeply from both traditions. It then goes on to paint a broad but insightful picture of Zen as it was and is practiced, both as a religion and as an element of diverse East Asian arts and disciplines. Watts's narrative clears away the mystery while enhancing the mystique of Zen.

buy this book 49. THE YOGACARA IDEALISM
by Ashok Kumar Chatterjee
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publisher (ISBN #: 8120803159, Hardcover, 237 pp, January 1987)
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Expounds the metaphysics of the Yogacara school of Buddhism in all its aspects and bearings. Chapters are devoted to a critical and constructive discussion of its idealistic core as well as its spiritual discipline. This book was acclaimed as a unique contribution to the study of Buddhism on its first publication in 1962 and subsequently in 1975. This reprint after a lapse of more than ten years fills the need for the new generation of students and researchers.

buy this book 50. TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING
by Sogyal Rinpoche, Patrick Gaffney (Editor), Andrew Harvey (Editor)
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (ISBN #: 0062507931, Hardcover, 425 pp, August 1992)
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In this major and comprehensive work, Buddhist meditation master and international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche brings together the ancient wisdom of Tibet with modern research on death and dying and the nature of the universe. With unprecedented scope, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Sogyal Rinpoche presents simple yet powerful practices from the heart of the Tibetan tradition that anyone, whatever their religion or background, can do to transform their lives, prepare for death and help the dying. He gives advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion and offer them spiritual assistance. Rinpoche presents his own vision of the near-death experience from the Tibetan perspective. He explains in detail the "bardos," those states of consciousness after death that have fascinated and tantalized Western artists, psychologists, scientists, doctors, and philosophers ever since the publication of The Tibetan Book of the Dead in 1927. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is not only a spiritual masterpiece but also a manual, a guide, a work of reference, and a source of sacred inspiration.

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