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Discovering Buddhism: Awakening
the Limitless Potential of Your Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Italy, 2014.
Photo by Piero Sirianni
In this issue


Buddhism is not at all a tactful religion, always trying to avoid giving offense. Buddhism addresses precisely what you are and what your mind is doing in the here and now. That’s what makes it so interesting.

- Lama Thubten Yeshe

Prepare for Practice This Tibetan New Year with a Liberation Tibetan Calendar!

2015 Liberation Tibetan Calendar 2015 Liberation Tibetan Calendar
Back to its original format! The Liberation calendar includes the Tibetan lunar dates and information about more than thirty kinds of practice days and auspicious and inauspicious days for each month.

Every year since 1999, Liberation Prison Project has produced and sold thousands of Liberation Tibetan lunar calendars to support their work, helping people in prison with their Buddhist practice.
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Transforming Problems
and Presenting the Path

Discovering Buddhism Module Eleven - Transforming Problems - Online Discovering Buddhism Module Eleven - Transforming Problems - Online
Get "Discovering Buddhism – Transforming Problems, Online" today and enjoy a 45% discount PLUS receive "Discovering Buddhism – Presenting the Path, Online" for FREE! In this module you will consider well the disadvantages of self-cherishing and the advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. Learn how to employ the special techniques of mind training or “lo-jong” as a means to transform problems into happiness and learn to like problems as much as ice cream.
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Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment Atisha's Lamp for the
Path to Enlightenment

Atisha's most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. Atisha's text thus became the source of the lam-rim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Buddhism in a Nutshell - Hard Copy Buddhism in a Nutshell - Hard Copy
Buddhism in a Nutshell is an overview of the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment that combines the blessings and transformational teachings of Tibetan Buddhist masters Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche with the candidly refreshing perspective of Western teacher Venerable Amy Miller.
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Brave Parenting Brave Parenting
As parents today, we often feel that our role is to protect our children from the world: to cushion them when they fall, to lift them over obstacles, and to remove sharp rocks from their path. But controlling a child’s entire environment and keeping all pain at bay isn’t feasible—we can’t prepare the world for our children, so instead we should focus on preparing our children for the world. “The solution is not removing impediments from our children’s lives,” writes Krissy Pozatek, “it is compassionately encouraging them to be brave.” We need to show our kids how to navigate their own terrain.
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Transforming Problems into Happiness Transforming Problems into HappinessCommenting on a 13th-century Tibetan text that contains instructions and practical advice for everyday spiritual living, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches us how to be happy by literally changing our attitude, permitting us to live a happy and relaxed life despite our external circumstances.
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Mindís Potential and
Refuge in the Three Jewels

Discovering Buddhism Module One - Mind and Its Potential - Online Discovering Buddhism Module One - Mind and Its Potential - Online
Get "Discovering Buddhism – Mind and Its Potential, Online" today and enjoy a 45% discount PLUS receive "Discovering Buddhism – Refuge in the Three Jewels, Online" for FREE! Explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end. In addition, learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind.
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Buddhist Psychology Buddhist Psychology
Buddhist psychology addresses both the nature of the mind and how we know what we know. Just as scientists observe and catalog the material world, Buddhists for centuries have been observing and cataloging the components of our inner experience. The result is a rich and subtle knowledge that can be harnessed to the goal of increasing human well being.
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Rituals and Realization: a User's Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practices Rituals and Realization: a User's Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practices
This book begins with the inspiring and clear teachings given by Khenrinpoche Lama Lhundrup on why we need ritual in our lives. This is followed with an introduction by Venerable Sarah Thresher on the elements of ritual practice and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s particular style of leading rituals. The rest of the book contains the rituals taught in the training.
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Essential Buddhist Prayers Vol. I Essential Buddhist Prayers Vol. I
This edition contains the same prayers and practices as the previous volume, with the addition of a few very powerful mantras included at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In addition, incorporating Rinpoche’s suggestions with feedback from FPMT students, directors, and spiritual program coordinators, we have created a prayer book that is lighter and easier to use.
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How to Develop Bodhichitta
and the Four Noble Truths

Discovering Buddhism Module Ten - How to Develop Bodhichitta - Online Discovering Buddhism Module Ten - How to Develop Bodhichitta - Online
Get "Discovering Buddhism – How to Develop Bodhichitta, Online" today and enjoy a 45% discount PLUS receive "Discovering Buddhism – Samsara and Nirvana, Online" for FREE! Discover the clear meditation instructions available in Tibetan Buddhism that enable you to develop your innate qualities of loving kindness and compassion. Learn the skills of applying these techniques to generate the mind of bodhichitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others, known to be the heart of Buddha’s teachings.
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Four Noble Truths Four Noble Truths
The Foundation of Buddhist Thought series is an excellent introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. This volume, the first of six, provides a complete presentation the Buddha's seminal Four Noble Truths, which summarize the fundamentals of the Buddhist worldview. Indeed, they are an essential framework for understanding all of the other teachings of the Buddha.
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Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others Bodhisattva Attitude:
How to Dedicate Your Life to Other
Focusing specifically on bodhichitta, the altruistic determination to achieve enlightenment for the sole purpose of enlightening all sentient beings, the book is not merely about what bodhichitta is and why one should develop it, but rather it is about how it can be developed and integrated into every moment of ones life.
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Amitabha Buddha Thangka Extra Small Amitabha Buddha Thangka Extra Small
Amitabha represents the purification of ordinary discernment and overcoming attachment.
Hand-painted on cloth by Nepali-Tibetan artists in Nepal using traditional painting techniques and materials. Thangka features significant gold accents.
The size of the painting is 6 x 8 inches (15 x 20 cm). With the brocade the thangka measures 13 x 18 inches (33 x 46 cm) approximately.
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Chenrezig Four-Arm Statue 8 Inch Chenrezig Four-Arm Statue 8 Inch
Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, represents the boundless compassionate energy of all the buddhas. His four arms signify the four immeasurable attitudes of love, compassion, equanimity and joy. This statue is made of copper and has a gold hand-painted face.
Handcrafted by Nepali-Tibetan artisans in Nepal.
Approximately 8 inches (20 cms) tall.
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Establishing a Daily Practice
and Relating to your Teacher

Discovering Buddhism Module Eight – Establishing a Daily Practice - Online Discovering Buddhism Module Eight – Establishing a Daily Practice - Online
Get "Discovering Buddhism – Establishing a Daily Practice, Online" today and enjoy a 45% discount PLUS receive "Discovering Buddhism – The Spiritual Teacher, Online" for FREE! In this module you will assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice. Using Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s A Daily Meditation on Shakyamuni Buddha (also known as A Daily Meditation Practice) as a guide, become familiar with the elements necessary to generate realizations in the mind. Also, receive some tips for making every action of the day meaningful.
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Shakyamuni Buddha - A Daily Meditation on Shakyamuni Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha - A Daily Meditation on Shakyamuni Buddha
Written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for use by beginning students, it is a clearly outlined practice complete with guided meditations for developing one's motivation, the mind of refuge, and the thought of bodhichitta. In addition the practice contains mantra recitation and visualization based on Shakyamuni Buddha and a Lam-rim prayer in the form of a request for blessings to develop all the realizations on the path to full awakening.
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The Preliminary Practice of Altar Set-up & Water Bowl Offerings The Preliminary Practice of Altar
Set-up & Water Bowl Offerings

Setting up an altar and making offerings are an integral part of the preliminary practices taught by Buddha to enable us to engage in successful meditation. By doing this practice daily, our minds become ripe for realizations. This short text provides a complete explanation of how to set up a personal altar, how to make water bowl offerings, and how to offer them in the most extensive and beneficial way.
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Advice Regarding Spiritual Teachers PDF Advice Regarding Spiritual
Teachers - PDF Download

In Tibetan Buddhist centers, you often witness a great deal of devotion displayed and communicated with respect to the spiritual teacher (guru). This short text introduces newcomers to this practice and explains why such emphasis is placed on establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with a spiritual teacher.
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Altar Cloth Brocade - Lotus Altar Cloth Brocade - Lotus
This cloth can be used to protect an altar's surface and to beautify your sacred space. It is also suitable for ornamenting your personal puja table and as an offering to your sacred texts and ritual items. The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. Hand made by Napalese family. Altar runner is made of brocade with cotton lining on back. This runner measures approx. 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm).
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Crystal Mala - High Quality Crystal Mala - High Quality
This shimmering, high-quality crystal mala is crowned with final guru bead and white knot. Bead size is approx. 8 mm.
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Enjoy the Complete
Discovering Buddhism Online Program!

Discovering Buddhism Online Package Discovering Buddhism Online Package
Get the Discovering Buddhism Online Package and build a solid foundation in the teachings and practice of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism! Discovering Buddhism Online is a 14-module correspondence course. Students can choose to participate on a casual basis or to pursue a certificate of completion for each module by participating in retreats, meditations, reading translations and texts, and listening to lectures.
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