books by Snow Lion Publications

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Healing with Form, Energy, and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen

Snow Lion Publications, 2002

In the shamanic world-view of Tibet, the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space are accessed through the raw powers of nature and through non-physical beings associated with the natural world. In the Tibetan tantric view, the elements are recognized as five kinds of energy in the body and are balanced with a program of yogic movements, breathing exercises, and visualizations. In these Dzogchen teachings, the elements are understood ...


A Concise Introduction To Tibetan Buddhism

Snow Lion Publications, 2008

Lucid and economical, the Concise Introduction delivers a brisk, fast-moving survey. For many years, Powers' nearly six hundred-page Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism has served as the field's most authoritative and comprehensive introductory text on Tibet's distinctive Buddhist tradition. Now Powers has responded to requests to provide an introductory text in compact form. This slimmed-down reference explains the core Buddhist doctrines and the ...


Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Norbu, Namkhai published by Snow Lion Publications Paperback

Snow Lion Publications, 1992


Tsongkhapa's Six Yogas of Naropa
Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa

Snow Lion Publications, 1996

Regarded as one of the finest discussions on the subject to come out of Tibet.


The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

Snow Lion Publications, 1998

This book gives detailed instruction for dream yoga, including foundational practices done during the day. In the Tibetan tradition, the ability to dream lucidly is not an end in itself, rather it provides an additional context in which one can engage in advanced and effective practices to achieve liberation. Dream yoga is followed by sleep yoga, also known as the yoga of clear light. It is a more advanced practice, similar to the most secret ...


Into the Heart of Life

Snow Lion Publications, 2011

One of the most respected Western figures of contemporary Buddhism offers insights gleaned from more than forty years of Buddhist practice. With her vast perspective she presents a well-grounded understanding of how the timeless Buddhist teachings apply to the demands and challenges of modern life. A wide range of topics are covered in this pragmatic presentation offering down-to-earth advice on how to enhance the quality of our lives.


The Seven-Point Mind Training
Alan B. Wallace

Snow Lion Publications, 2004

The central theme of The Seven-Point Mind Training is to make the liberating passage from constricting solitude of self-centeredness to the warm kinship with otherswhich occurs with the cultivation of cherishing others even more than oneself.


Walking through Walls: A Presentation of Tibetan Meditation
Geshe Gendun Lodro

Snow Lion Publications, 1990

A comprehensive meditation manual.


Open Heart, Clear Mind

Snow Lion Publications, 1990

This practical introduction to Buddhism focuses on the application of Buddhist psychology to modern life. Thubten Chodron, an American Buddhist nun, presents the basic points of this path for understanding ourselves and improving the quality of our lives. In a straightforward style and with warmth and humor, Chodron gives us the fundamental points of the Buddha's teaching on transforming habitual attitudes and realizing our full human potential.


The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness
The Dalai Lama

Snow Lion Publications, 1990

This book offers a comprehensive view of the Dalai Lama, both his personal life and his thoughts on issues of global concern. An engaging picture emerges of man whose goodwill, understanding and practically have brought him respect from world leaders and the acclaim of millions around the world.


Training the Mind in the Great Way
Gyalwa Gendum Druppa

Snow Lion Publications, 1997

Glenn H. the freshness of a contemporary work to a transmission more than five hundred years old.—Tricycle


A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga
Karma Chagme

Snow Lion Publications, 1997

This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice.


Kindness, Clarity, and Insight: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso
Dalai Lama

Snow Lion Publications, 1984

Though [the Dalai Lama] is one of the most erudite scholars...he has a gift for reducing his doctrine to a core of lucid practicality, crystallized in the title of his book, Kindness, Clarity and Insight.—Time Magazine


Minding Closely: The Four Applications of Mindfulness

Snow Lion Publications, 2011

The ability to sustain close mindfulness is a learned skill that offers profound benefits in all situations. This book explains the theory and applications of the practice the Buddha called the direct path to enlightenment. These simple but powerful techniques to cultivate mindfulness will allow anyone, regardless of tradition, beliefs, or lack thereof, to achieve genuine happiness and freedom from suffering. By closely minding the body and ...


Stages of Meditation
The Dalai Lama

Snow Lion Publications, 2001

The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited for Westerners.


Generating the Deity
Gyatrul Rinpoche

Snow Lion Publications, 1996

These are step-by-step teachings on the genereation stage practices of deity yoga as they were practiced in Tibet.


The Great Treatise On The Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment Vol 2: Volume Two

Snow Lion Publications, 2004

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Llam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), completed this masterpiece in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsong-kha-pa took great pains to base his incisive insights on the classical Indian Buddhist ...


Enlightened Courage: An Explanation of Atisha's Seven Point Mind Training
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Snow Lion Publications, 1993

This is a book to keep and reread, a book to jolt one out of oneself and back to one's senses.—Tricycle Magazine


The Four Immeasurables: Cultivating a Boundless Heart
Alan B. Wallace

Snow Lion Publications, 2004

This book is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationship to others.


Transforming the Heart: The Buddhist Way to Joy and Courage
Gesha Jampa Tegchok

Snow Lion Publications, 1999

A practical and inspiring guide for developing our ability to be happy and benefit others, this commentary on  The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas  by Gyalsay Togme Sangpo is studied by followers of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The root text gives in thirty-seven short verses the essential practices leading to enlightenment. Gyalsay Togme Sangpo (1295-1369) was renowned as a bodhisattva in Tibet and revered for living according to ...



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