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How to Bring About Enlightenment
Three talks

Chicago, Illinois
November 1980

$14.95

Protecting the Mind:
Discipline Beyond Hope and Fear

Three talks

  1. Seeing the basic qualities of the mind that needs protecting.
  2. Self-consciousness of ego, panic, and the need for meditation.
  3. The exploration of whether or not ego exists is the practitioner's journey. Real protection is allowing mind to be as it is.

Karmé Chöling
September 1977

$14.95

Kindling the Flame of
Enlightenment

Four Talks

Karmé Chöling
July 1977

$28.95

Sacred Path of the
Warrior

Three Talks

Marburg, Germany
August 1987

$14.95

Mind and Meditation
Four Talks

Columbia, South Carolina
March 1977

$19.95

Naropa the Mahasiddha
Four Talks

Karmé Chöling
April 1977

$19.95

Vision of Mahayana
Four Talks

Boulder, Colorado
April 1977

$ 24.95

Generosity:
Transcending the Boundaries of Self

Three Talks

Talk 1: "Self" defined as the perception of one's separateness from their environment and others – a mistaken awareness arising out of fear due to ignorance; the transcendence of ignorance and of territoriality and lack of generosity is the path to enlightenment.

Talk 2: Transcending fixation on self is the practice of generosity; fruition is complete transcendence of reference to self; three types of confidence arise from generosity: 1. Faith in the truth that suffering arising out of ignorance. 2. Conviction in the real possibility of enlightenment. 3. Confidence in the three jewels as the vehicle to achieve enlightenment.

Talk 3: Embracing the path of the bodhisattva, without expectation of reward; breaking down territory of self and boundary between self and others is generosity; three traditional ways of giving without thought of oneself: a. Giving material comfort or assistance. b. Giving fearlessness or security. c. Giving the teachings of buddhadharma.

Karmé Chöling
September 1982

$14.95

Health in the Buddhist Tradition
Six Talks

Naropa Institute
July & August 1981

$29.95

Wheel of Life
Four Talks

  • Talk 1: Complete description of confused existence; Yama (lord of death), Yamantaka (conqueror of death) and Bhava (becoming).
  • Talk 2: Creation of an environment to sustain self.
  • Talk 3: Realizing the cessation of suffering through thoroughly understanding the origin.
  • Talk 4: Preventing the chain reaction.

Boulder, Colorado
April 1979

$19.95

Naropa the Mahasiddha
Three Talks

Naropa Institute
January 1983

$14.95

Stepping Through an
Open Doorway

Six Talks

Mendocino, California
May 1977

$29.95

Marpa: the Fruition of
Mahamudra in Everyday Life
Five Talks

Rocky Mountain Dharma Center
August 1977

$24.95

Lonely Journey: Devotion
in the Kagyü Lineage

Nine Talks

Devotion and its development from the student's perspective.
Naropa Institute
Summer and Fall 1977

$44.95

Sudden Glimpse: The Appearance of
Awakened Mind in Everyday Life

Three Talks

New York, New York
March 1978

$14.95

Patience: The Armor of
Non-Aggression

Three Talks

Talk 1: Patience contrasted with aggression; essence of enlightened mind; detailed practice of patience in three parts; cutting the root of anger. QA: humbleness, 2-fold egolessness, and karmic consequences.

Talk 2: The three characteristics of patience; five contemplations on not harming others; obstacles and hardships; patience to be still and investigate. QA: how to practice in an earthquake, livelihood, and working with others.

Talk 3: Prajna as supporting factor of patience; compassion, awareness and shunyata; outcomes and results of patience. QA: not being fake, taking the blame, and armor as display of discipline.

Karmé Chöling
July 1981

$14.95

Developing Confidence
One Talk

One of the few talks and discussions on
how to teach and give a talk, over two hours
Boulder, Colorado January 7, 1984

$7.95

Power & Wisdom
Three Talks

  • Talk 1: Simple description of how to proceed on the path of liberating oneself from suffering.
  • Talk 2: With effort one can penetrate the clouds of habitual mental patterns and recognize the awareness of simply being.
  • Talk 3: Confusion becomes transformed into wisdom.

Boulder, Colorado
May 1984

$14.95

Path of Radiant Wisdom
Six Talks

Orcas Island, Washington
April and May, 1984

$29.95

Sudden Glimpse: The Step
Beyond Hesitation

Three Talks

A continuation of the the New York City seminar
Karmé Chöling
March 1978

$14.95

Mind and Meditation
Three Talks

Vancouver, British Columbia
April 1978

$14.95

Transforming Confusion into Wisdom
Four Talks plus the preceding Public Talk

Los Angeles, California
September 1978

$21.95

Construction Workers ITS
Three Talks

Rocky Mountain Dharma Center
July 1981

$14.95

Effort and Freedom
Three Talks

Talk 1: How to practice meditation without struggle;how to be, without self consciousness; freedom as the natural state of our being is the ground of meditation practice; memories of past events and expectations of future one's do not have to entrap our state of mind.

Talk 2: Effort is based on freedom to begin with; not a mechanistic or forced action, effort proceeds from the absence of conceptual notions about how to act; recognizing modes of laziness with respect to meditation practice and applying the antidotes reconnects us with the basic state of freedom.

Talk 3: Through meditation practice (effort) we first liberate ourselves from confused mind; this is the lesser enlightenment or realization of our Buddha nature; greater or complete enlightenment is realizing bodhicitta, the view of seeing others' potential as Buddha and the practice of compassion through the six paramitas.

Karmé Chöling
May 1984

$14.95

Life and Teachings of Naropa
Three Talks

Marburg, Germany
August 1987

$14.95

Battle of Ego
Three Talks

Halifax, Nova Scotia
December 1986

$14.95

Rain of Wisdom
Public Talk

An introduction to the lineage and our practice heritage.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 1987

$5.95

Emptiness and Compassion
Three Talks

Boulder, Colorado
January 1987

$14.95

Great Eastern Sun: Joining Heaven and Earth
Three Talks

Talk 1: Warriorship, sacredness and perception.
Talk 2: Great Eastern Sun as ordinary, just being.
Talk 3: Vision, discipline and natural hierarchy.

Boulder, Colorado
December 1985

$14.95

Great Eastern Sun: Joining
Heaven and Earth

Three Talks

Boulder, Colorado
February 1985

$14.95

Sacred Path of the Warrior
Three Talks

Montreal, Quebec
October 1987

$14.95

Primordial Confidence
Two Talks

Chicago, Illinois
November 1987

$10.95

Shambhala Principles

An introduction to the history and profundity of the
Warrior Lineage and Path.
Toronto, Ontario
November 1987

$5.95

Art in Everyday Life
Three Talks

Through the discipline of meditation the natural expression of our being becomes manifest. In this open state everything we express is genuine, because of that, beautiful, and consequently, art.

Naropa Institute
March 1985

$14.95

A Community Talk,
prepared for the 21st commemoration of the Vajra Regent's parinirvana, 2011

Burlington, Vermont
December 2, 1987

$10.00

Discipline
Three Talks

Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 1988

$14.95

Primordial Confidence
Two Talks

Chicago, Illinois
November 1987

$10.95

Direct Path to Enlightenment

A public talk on Mahamudra
Los Angeles, California
April 16, 1988

$5.95

Mahamudra Lineage
Three Talks

Talk 1: Command lineage and its history; the ordinary experience of wisdom we miss; putting oneself on the line through practice; devotion as natural state of mind that arises from space

Talk 2: How practice manifests in one's life; emphasis on experience without attachment; not leading to anything; being truly settled and effortless; devotion as naked state of being

Talk 3: Fruition - realization of the indivisibility of mind, guru and phenomena; three bodies; benefiting others just by being alone

San Francisco, California
April & May, 1988

$14.95