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1 Cyrus Stearns
Luminous Lives: The Story of the Early Masters of the Lam 'bras Tradition in Tibet
Wisdom Publications; Boston, USA; 2001; 0861713079 / 9780861713073; First Edition; Paperback; Brand New; 
Printed Pages: 319. 018809

Price: 34.95 USD
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2 Donald Dinwiddle, Contributing authors: Heather Stoddard, Donald Dinwiddie, Ramon Prats, Peter Alan Roberts, Cyrus Stearns and Tenzin Dechen Rochard
Portraits of the Masters: Bronze Sculptures of the Tibetan Buddhist Lineages
Serindia Publications; Chicago, USA; 2003; 1932476008 / 9781932476002; First Edition; Hardbound; New; New; 
Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism is rapidly becoming a part of our cultural landscape, an element of human civilisation with its own universal appeal. Nevertheless public awareness remains limited concerning the great teachers and visionaries who over fourteen centuries formulated and expounded the system of thought which in the 21st century seems the most contemporary of the world religions. And yet there is a rich written tradition dating back at least 800 years documenting their lives and teachings, and an even more ancient tradition of portraiture in sculpture and painting which strove to capture both the physical and spiritual presence of these lamas. Portraits of the Masters unfolds for the first time a pictorial history of a dynamic and living religious tradition. A catalogue of 108 portrait bronzes of great masters of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, it presents an innovative history of these teaching lineages based on and illustrated by the collection. Ranging in date from the 12th to 18th century, the sculptures in Portraits of the Masters span the most productive period in the history of Tibetan Buddhist art, providing unparalleled illustration of Tibetan portraiture’s long and varied history. Prefaced with a groundbreaking and comprehensive history of Tibetan portraiture, the collection is presented in five sections devoted to the Arhats, drawn from the Buddha’s original Indian disciples, and to the native Tibetan schools of the Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and the Kadam and Geluk. Each section opens with a history of the tradition, written by leading scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. These histories not only illumine the lives of the great masters, but also eloquently articulate the basic precepts of their teachings. The sculptures are then examined within this context – the history and images breathing life into each other. Printed Pages: 396 with 300 color illustrations. 000513

Price: 145.00 USD
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3 Cyrus Stearns (translator); Foreword By His Holiness Sakya Trizin
Taking the Result as the Path: Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdre Tradition
Wisdom Publications; Boston, USA; 2009; 0861714431 / 9780861714438; First Edition; Hard Cover; Brand New; Brand New; 
The tradition known as the Path with the Result, or Lamdré‚ is the most important tantric system of theory and meditation practice in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an unprecedented compilation of eleven vital works from different periods in the history of the Path with the Result in India and Tibet, including the Vajra Lines of the great Indian adept Virupa (ca. seventh-eighth centuries), the basic text of the tradition. The collection also includes six writings by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk (1524-68) and an instruction manual composed by the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-62). None of the works in this book have ever been published before in any European language, and most of these writings traditionally have been considered secret. The present translation, volume 4 of the Library of Tibetan Classics, has been made with the personal approval and encouragement of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya tradition. Printed Pages: 784. 027191

Price: 59.95 USD
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4 Cyrus Stearns
The Buddha from Dolpo: A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 8120818334 / 9788120818330; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 

Price: 7.25 USD
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5 Cyrus Stearns
The Buddha from Dolpo: A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 8120819365 / 9788120819368; First Edition; Paperback; New; 

Price: 6.00 USD
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