Caring is something we and our world urgently need. We know real caring when we experience it, but our way of life, or perhaps our way of relating to our minds, seems to leave us feeling profoundly uncared for. Lacking care ourselves, we begin to lose our ability to care for others.
In Caring, Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of the deep importance of learning to care. Drawing on his Buddhist background as well as more than fifty years spent working closely with students from around the world, he shows us how caring can bring us face-to-face with human nature’s deepest mysteries and its highest potentials.
In reflections that range from the simple and heartfelt to the challenging and profound, Caring shows us how caring can ease our hearts, strengthen our spirits, and transform our sense of what is possible.
Mind endlessly identifies its experience; its decisions determine our fate. Yet even though mind is central to all we think, feel and do, we cannot seem to point to the pointer. What, in the end, is mind?
The final volume of the Lotus Trilogy turns the inquiry back toward the inquiring mind, as the investigators Sophie, Adam, and Lucius continue their wide-ranging dialogue. In the process, they are introduced to a new understanding of mind and encounter an open field at the heart of knowledge.
The Lotus Trilogy, a new series about knowledge, experience, and the mind, was created by Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku for readers of all backgrounds and perspectives. No specialized knowledge is required – only a willingness to take a journey of the mind.
With words we build the world, according to what we have been told.
Lotus Language investigates the fundamental importance of language and meaning for human experience. The second volume of the Lotus Trilogy continues the adventure begun in Lotus Body, as Adam, Sophie, and Lucius take an in-depth look at the powerful role language has played in patterning our potentials. Could we open up the meanings that have shaped our lives and create something new?
Our bodies may seem ordinary, but they offer us an extraordinary opportunity to explore the play of space and time.
Using a dialogue format and a conversational tone, Volume One of the Lotus Trilogy explores the inner mystery that inhabits our most familiar experiences, as Adam, Sophie, and Lucius discuss the nature of shape and form, and the roles played by time and space in everything that appears.
How is our experience being produced?
Could it ever be different?
In a series of short but penetrating essays, Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku examines how language and perception condition our sense of reality, and how ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘mine’, and ‘mind’ both facilitate and limit our understanding of ourselves. A closer look at time and the operations of mind opens up a startling possibility: our ability to contact transformative knowledge may be far greater than we realize.
Using simple, accessible language to address complex and challenging themes drawn from years of study with the masters of his tradition, Tarthang Tulku takes readers on a journey to the heart of human experience.
This book presents a model of self-observation, self-communication, in which mind freely dialogues with Mind. An open, curious approach to mind can surprise us, releasing great creativity and vitality into our lives. It is even possible for our most difficult emotions to be transformed into precious inner resources. This great treasure of Mind lives within you and is yours to discover.
Revelations of Mind is an exercise for the mind. It offers a way of unfolding mental experience that readers can take on for themselves. Experienced meditators may benefit in special ways, but the book is for anyone who appreciates the importance of developing a clearer understanding of his or her own mind.
To activate this flow of understanding, you need to read with an open mind. Even if you do not immediately understand, trust your mind to absorb what is being said. Relax the urge to comment and reject and simply observe. Let mind read and dialogue with itself, mind to mind, until clarity arises. Over time, you will find your own unique way of looking, seeing, and tasting what is being said, your own way of viewing yourself and your journey.
As you engage your life experience in new ways, you may have a sense of deep relaxation, as if something held tight deep with were thawing out. You see with new eyes, and you feel with a heart healing from the wounds of misunderstanding. No longer influenced so easily by the strong opinions of others, you are ready to find your way. Whatever you accomplish, understanding will support you, bringing depth to your vision.