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TUSHITA PUBLICATIONS

Tushita Publications was established to preserve the Buddhist teachings, as passed through the great lineage masters to Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden. Geshe-la places great emphasis on ensuring his books provide reliable translations and accurate interpretations of the original Indian and Tibetan texts. The books are presented from a perspective and style that are clear and accessible to Western readers. Each book includes many translations of original verses, as well as specially commissioned line drawings of the various lineage holders.

All classes at the Tibetan Buddhist Society are taught from these books and they can be purchased in our bookshop or by contacting Tushita Publications directly at contact@tushita.org

About the Author - Geshe Archarya Thubten Loden

Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden is spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Australia, where he has been teaching Western students since 1976. Born in 1924, Geshe-la became a monk at the age of seven. Completing his study of all divisions of Buddhist philosophy, we was awarded the highest possible degree, the Geshe Lharampa. Among the candidates examined he was graded first among the first. Geshe-la was one of the few Geshes selected by HH the Dalai to study for the Acharya (Master's) degree at Varanasi's Sanskrit university in India. He then went on to gain a Master's qualification in vajrayana Buddhism after six years' study at Gyudmed Tantric College.

Geshe Loden's full biography

 

 Geshe Loden's Books

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Path to Enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism

The book will go a long way towards making the essential instructions of Tibetan Buddhism accessible to a wider readership... His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Path to Enlightenment presents with exceptional clarity the remarkable Tibetan Buddhist meditations and methods for developing the mind. This extensive commentary is primarily drawn from Je Tsong Khapa’s Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path. It includes numerous quotations from the relevant sutras and great Indian classics. For those practitioners not able to come to teachings regularly a copy of this book is a wonderful way to stay in touch with the Dharma. It gives a complete presentation of the path and acts as an invaluable reference to remind you of anything you may have forgotten from the teachings that you have received over the years.
 

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Meditations on the Path to Enlightenment

Meditations on the Path to Enlightenment emphasises the meditation techniques necessary to build a personal meditation practice and to develop the realisations of the Mahayana path. Meditations is an excellent companion to the Path to Enlightenment or a suitable stepping stone to that more extensive presentation. For those students working at establishing and maintaining a meditation practice at home, Meditations is the handbook you need. It sets out the way to structure a meditation session and then guides you through each of the meditations of the path to enlightenment.

 

 

 

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Essence of the Path to Enlightenment

The Essence of the Path to Enlightenment presents, in a condensed form, Je Tsong Khapa’s classic explanation of the Buddha’s teachings. The key topics of the Buddhist path are explained in eleven chapters. New material is also presented in this book, including an explanation of the twelve deeds of a Buddha, the six clairvoyances and the thirty-two major signs and eighty minor marks of a Buddha’s complete enjoyment body.

This book is the ideal introduction for people new to Buddhism. It also serves as a concise review for those unable to tackle the more extensive presentations.

Essence is the third of Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden’s path to enlightenment, or lam rim, titles and completes the series which provides an extensive, medium and concise version.
 

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The Fundamental Potential for Enlightenment

I am happy to know that the essential points of these teachings are here being made available…by Serje Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden." – His Holiness the Dalai Lama,

The Fundamental Potential for Enlightenment analyses the potential for enlightenment from the perspectives of the two main schools of Mahayana thought—the Mind-Only school and the Middle Way school. Fundamental Potential is drawn from Maitreya’s Sublime Continuum of the Mahayana, the Ornament for the Mahayana Sutras and the Ornament for Clear Realisation. It clearly establishes the existence of the potential within each living being, thus the validity of the goal of Enlightenment and the means to attain it. Fundamental Potential contains the inspiring message that the basic nature of beings is clear, radiant, wise and compassionate and prods us to awaken to this reality.
 

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Ocean of Indivisible Method and Wisdom

Four years in preparation this title provides a comprehensive explanation of Yamantaka generation and completion stages. The book also includes an explanation of the tantric paths and is intended only for Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners (those with initiations such as Kalachakra, Heruka, Guyhasamaja, Hevajra, Yamantaka and so forth). In developing this book Geshe Loden directed extensive translation work and four people were employed for the first two years and three for the second two years. The book includes twenty-five specially commissioned line drawings and is bound as a hard case for durability. The publishing of this title represents a major milestone for the Tibetan Buddhist Society and also a major investment in making these teachings available. Given that the subject of this book is Highest Yoga Tantra it will not be distributed through retailers but will only be sold direct by Tushita Publications.

 

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Path to the Union of Clear Light and Illusory Body

Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden here sets forth the mother tantra, wisdom tantra, or yogini tantra system of the glorious supreme Dakini, the Venerable Vajrayogini. The eleven generation stages and special completion stage techniques of Vajrayogini are explained in great clarity. In particular, Vajrayogini's unique and most subtle body mandala is set out in extensive detail. These practices are set in the context of a comprehensive overview of the various tantric methods. The book contains new translations of the short and long Vajrayogini sadhanas, as well as a compilation of quotes from a number of tantras and authoritative commentaries.

 


 

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Great Treasure of the Six Yogas of Naropa

The extraordinary meditational techniques of highest yoga tantra lead a practitioner most rapidly to enlightenment, where such realisation is seen as a union of ultimate meaning clear light and conventional pure illusory body. Within the secret treasure house of highest yoga tantra instruction, the six yogas of Naropa have long been held most dear to the heart of great yogis. The six yogas are presented as the yoga of inner fire, illusory body yoga, bardo yoga, clear light yoga, the yoga of consciousness transference and the yoga of forcible projection. They are the legacy of the great Pandit Naropa, and presented here as taught by the glorious second Conqueror, Jetsün Tsong Khapa. Success in tantric practice depends on the perfection vehicle, and in this presentation the six yogas are shown in the context of the divisions of the vehicles and the essential foundation of the preliminary practices.

 

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Prayers for the Path of Indivisible Great Bliss and Emptiness

Compiled and translated by Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden Prayers for the Path of Indivisible Great Bliss and Emptiness is Geshe Loden’s eighth book. It brings together for the first time in one edition all the major prayers and sadhanas compiled and translated into English by the Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Society, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden. The book has 17 sections covering Geshe-la’s favourite prayers, dedications and sadhanas such as those of Shakyamuni Buddha, Maitreya Buddha, Manjushri, Medicine Buddha, White Tara, Vajrasattva and the consciousness transference of Amitabha Buddha.

 

 

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Great Treasury of Mahamudra 

This most recent title from Geshe Loden presents the essence of meditating on emptiness from various perspectives within the sutra and tantra systems. The views and methods of Je Maitripa, Jetsün Tsong Khapa, Milarepa amongst others are explained. With extensive translations of source material, it shows how to develop the mahamudra view realising emptiness of persons and phenomena, using meditation techniques from the perfection vehicle, tantra generation and completion stages, and from the six yogas of Naropa.


 

 

 

 

All classes at the Tibetan Buddhist Society are taught from these books and they can be purchased in our bookshop or by contacting Tushita Publications directly at contact@tushita.org