The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism - Table of Contents

Its Fundamentals and History

CONTENTS

SECTION ONE: THE TRANSLATIONS

List of Illustrations
Foreword by Shenpen Dawa Rinpoche
Preface to the Second Edition
Credits for Illustrations and Maps
Technical Note
Guide to Pronunciation
Abbreviations for Section One

BOOK ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE NYINGMA SCHOOL OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Detailed Contents of Book One
Translator's Introduction

THE TEXT

Verses of Invocation
Introduction

PART ONE: DOCTRINES OF SAMSARA AND NIRVANA

  1. The Essence and Definition of Dharma
  2. Doctrines of Samsara
  3. Doctrines of Nirvana
  4. Transmitted Precepts
  5. Treatises
  6. Quantitative Treatises
  7. Treatises of Inner Science

PART TWO: THE NATURE OF THE TEACHER ENDOWED WITH THE BUDDHA-BODIES

Introduction

  1. Samantabhadra, the Buddha-body of Reality
  2. Vajradhara, the Emanation of Samantabhadra
  3. The Two Buddha-bodies of Form
  4. The Five Buddha-bodies and Five Pristine Cognitions
  5. Distinctive Attributes of the Buddha-bodies and Pristine Cognitions

PART THREE: CAUSAL VEHICLES OF DIALECTICS

Introduction

  1. The Three Promulgations of the Doctrinal Wheel
  2. The Lesser Vehicle
  3. The Greater Vehicle
  4. The Superiority of Great Madhyamaka to Mind Only
  5. The Provisional and Definitive Meaning of the Transmitted Precepts
  6. The Enlightened or Buddha Family
  7. The Two Truths According to Great Madhyamaka
  8. Key to the Appraisal of Causal Vehicle Texts
  9. A Recapitulation of the Causal Vehicles

PART FOUR: RESULTANT VEHICLES OF SECRET MANTRA

Introduction

  1. The Superiority of Secret Mantra
  2. The Essence and Definition of Secret Mantra
  3. The Three Continua of Ground, Path and Result
  4. The Four Tantrapitaka
  5. Mahayoga
  6. Anuyoga
  7. Key to the Appraisal of Secret Mantra Texts
  8. The Superiority of Atiyoga, the Great Perfection
  9. The Definition of Atiyoga
  10. The Divisions of Atiyoga
  11. A Recapitulation of the Resultant Vehicles

CONCLUSION

Concluding Remarks
Dedicatory Verses
Colophon

BOOK TWO: HISTORY OF THE NYINGMA SCHOOL OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Detailed Contents of Book Two Translators' Introduction

THE TEXT

Verses of Invocation

PART ONE: THE ORIGIN OF THE PRECIOUS TEACHING OF THE CONQUEROR IN THIS WORLD

Introduction

  1. The Coming of Buddha, Teacher of the Doctrine
  2. The Collecting of Transmitted Precepts by Councils
  3. The Patriarchs of the Teaching
  4. The Preservation of the Teaching and Spread of the Greater Vehicle

PART TWO: THE RISE OF THE PRECIOUS TEACHING OF SECRET MANTRA

Introduction

  1. The Turning of the Secret Mantra Wheel
  2. The Collecting of Transmitted Precepts by Different Compilers
  3. The Emergence of this Teaching in the Human World
  4. The Lineage of Mahayoga, the Class of Tantras
  5. The Lineage of Mahayoga, the Class of Means for Attainment
  6. The Lineage of Anuyoga, the Perfection Stage
  7. The Lineage of Atiyoga, the Great Perfection
  8. Concluding Remarks

PART THREE: THE ORIGIN OF THE CONQUEROR'S TEACHING IN TIBET

Introduction

  1. The Three Ancestral Religious Kings
  2. The Decline and Expansion of the Doctrine during the Intermediate Period
  3. The Revival and Later Expansion of the Teaching

PART FOUR: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THREE INNER CLASSES OF TANTRA IN TIBET

Introduction

  1. Mahayoga and Anuyoga
  2. The Mental and Spatial Classes of Atiyoga
  3. The Esoteric Instructional Class of Atiyoga, the Innermost Spirituality
  4. Longcen Rapjampa

PART FIVE: THE DISTANT LINEAGE OF TRANSMITTED PRECEPTS

Introduction

  1. The Lineage of Nyak
  2. The Lineage of Nup
  3. The Lineage of the Zur Family
  4. Biographies of the Rong Tradition
  5. Dotokpa's Lineage of the Zur Tradition
  6. Biographies of the Kham Tradition
  7. Miscellaneous Lineages of the Zur and Kham Traditions
  8. Rongzom Choki Zangpo
  9. The Traditions of Vajrakila
  10. The Lineages of the Empowerment of the Sutra which Gathers All Intentions
  11. Later Lineages of the Transmitted Precepts

PART SIX: THE CLOSE LINEAGES OF THE TREASURES

  1. The Nature, Purpose and Kinds of Treasure
  2. Biographies of the Treasure-finders
  3. Sangye Lama
  4. Trapa Ngonshe
  5. Nyang-rel Nyima Ozer
  6. Guru Choki Wangcuk
  7. Como Menmo
  8. Orygen Lingpa
  9. Ngodrup Gyeltsen or Rikdzin Godemcen
  10. Sangye Lingpa
  11. Dorje Lingpa
  12. Ratna Lingpa
  13. Pema Lingpa
  14. Karma Lingpa
  15. Thangtong Gyelpo
  16. Ngari Pancen Pema Wangyel
  17. Rikdzin Jatson Nyingpo
  18. Rikdzin Dudul Dorje
  19. Lhatstun Namka Jikme
  20. The Fifth Dalai Lama
  21. Rikdzin Terdak Lingpa, the Great Treasure-finder of Mindroling
  22. Jikme Lingpa
  23. Chogyur Decen Lingpa
  24. Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
  25. Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
  26. Mipham Jamyang Namgyel Gyamtso

Conclusion

PART SEVEN: A RECTIFICATION OF MISCONCEPTIONS CONCERNING THE NYINGMA SCHOOL

  1. General Reply to Criticisms of the Nyingmapa Tantras
  2. On the View of the Great Perfection
  3. Response to Critics of the Sutra which Gathers All Intentions
  4. Response to Critics of the Root Tantra of the Secret Nucleus
  5. The Continuity of the Nyingmapa Tradition and its Impact on the Other Schools
  6. On the Validity of the Treasures
  7. The Shortcomings of Refutation and Proof
  8. On The Prophecies Found in the Treasures
  9. The Relationship between the Nyingmapa and Ponpo Traditions
  10. On the "Bad Luck of the Nyingmapa"

PART EIGHT: THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE DOCTRINE

  1. Duration of the Doctrine
  2. A Chronology of the Buddha's Life
  3. From the Buddha's Final Nirvana until the Beginning of the First Tibetan Sexagenary Cycle
  4. From the Beginning of the First Sexagenary Cycle to the Present
  5. Some Prophecies

CLOSING STATEMENTS

  1. Primary Sources
  2. Concluding Benedictions
  3. Colophon

SECTION TWO: REFERENCE MATERIAL

Contents
Introduction
Guide to Pronunciation
Abbreviations for Section Two

NOTES

  1. Fundamentals
  2. History

GLOSSARY OF ENUMERATIONS

Introduction
Glossary of Enumerations

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Introduction
Part One: Works Cited by the Author
Part Two: Works Referred to by the Translators

  1. Indic Texts
  2. Tibetan Texts
  3. Secondary Literature
  4. Addenda to the Bibliography

ARTIFACTS AND MATERIAL TREASURES

Introduction
Artifacts and Material Treasures

INDEX OF TECHNICAL TERMS

Introduction
Index of Technical Terms

INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES

Introduction
Index of Personal Names

INDEX OF LOCATIONS

Introduction
Index of Locations

MAPS

Introduction

  1. Buddhist India and Adjacent Regions
  2. North-Central India
  3. Tibet
  4. Western Tibet and Nepal
  5. North-Central Tibet
  6. South-Central Tibet and Bhutan
  7. North-West Kham
  8. South-West Kham
  9. Amdo
  10. North -East Kham
  11. South-East Kham