Tibetan Buddhism Recommendations
Before starting this article, I would like to Bow three times to Guru, Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
A few years back, I was very curious about how Buddha become enlightened. I start doing Wikipedia and I found a meditation state known as Jhana was one part of his enlightenment, then I started reading many Tibetan Masters spiritual books and finally, I came to the conclusion that Compassion is the main seed of understanding the Emptiness and enlightenment of all the Buddhas.
The reason behind writing this article is many Travelers who are traveling to Tibet are curious of Tibetan Buddhism and through my little experience, I would like to share and recommend few of the important and precious Tibetan masters and spiritual books and stories.
Few Book Recommendation
1.Way to Bodhisattva by Shantideva
2. The 37 Practices of Bodhisattva by Je Togme Sangpo
Few Tibetan Masters recommendations based on my limited knowledge, hope it helps you on your path to the truth.
1. Je Milarepa Biography
One Biography where we can read about every emotion starting from hate to love. The beginning of revenge and the feeling of regret and finally the purification of evil karma and attainment of enlightenment. Je Milarepa's Biography is one of the favorite biographies to recommend to Tibetan Buddhism seekers.
2. Za Patrul Rinpoche (Words of my Perfect Teacher)
Composed by Great Nyingmapa master Za Patrul Rinpoche, it is one of the finest ways to enlighten.
3.Je Tsongkhapa (Lamrin Mind Training)
Composed by Great Gelukpa master Je Tsongkhapa. There is also a shorter version of the book translated into Tibetan as (lamrim Namdrol Lagchang)
4. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Lodro Rinpoche
One of my favorite 21st century Tibetan Buddhist masters is Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, his teachings are straightforward and right to the point and I love the way he put everything into pieces, making it so clear to see the problem, as long as you see the problem, you are very close to solving the problem.
I love all of his proverbs and teachings, one of the highlights: Spiritual path: the moment you feel comfortable, to pull the rug out of your feet.
The story of great Indian master Chandrakirti milking from a painted cow.
The best part is about the meditation when he shows us very clearly how to change our karma via changing our habits. Below I will share a few of his books and links where you can listen to his teachings.
Few Books of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
1. What makes you not a Buddhist
2. Not for Happiness
3. Life as a Cinema
Few Teaching links of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche