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By Kenting Ta Chamgon Situpa. 2011
A compilation of scholarly and insightful discourses that provides a clear and elegant introduction to the very essence of the… Buddhist perspective In Being Ultimately Perfect the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa explains that all teachings of the Buddha are directed towards making our lives meaningful and purposeful apart from taming the mind and realizing the essence of all dharma He also contends that enlightenment is not d che the result of causes or conditions it is beyond that This volume will help you gain a deep understanding of varied topics such as the purpose of life and the practice of dharma in everyday life The author describes the relationship among contentment stress and greed and talks about the nature of the mind limitlessness and primordial wisdom The book also presents a series of edifying dialogues with several students and is reader-friendly comprehensive and remarkably easy to understand
By Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt, Tulku Urgyen. 2006
This hands-on guidebook adapts the Dzogchen path for the modern student while adhering to traditional principles. The book is based… on the direct, accessible style of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and offers a thorough grounding in how to study, contemplate, and meditate in this rich spiritual environment. Guided by an introductory teaching by Rinpoche, as well as 42 selected teachings from great Dzogchen masters, readers learn to access the pure, clear awareness that lies hidden under the constant flow of anxious thoughts.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Jeffrey Hopkins, Gareth Sparham, Je Tsongkhapa. 2005
Tantra, or Vajrayana, Buddhism is a set of esoteric practices that involve mantra recitation and complex visualizations. Tantra constitutes the… fabric of a Tibetan Buddhist's daily practice, but no practice of tantra can be successful without adherence to the tantric precepts, the highest of three complementary sets of vows. Tsongkhapa is perhaps the greatest philosopher ever produced by Tibet's Buddhist culture, and this book is a translation of his explanation of the tantric precepts.
By Pema Chodron. 2005
Best-selling American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön presents a friendly and encouraging guide to spiritual practice for all those who want… to take up the path of the bodhisattva--one who aspires to live life with courage, generosity, patience, fearlessness, and compassion.The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living, offering a window into the greatest potential within us all. Written in the eighth century by the scholar and saint Shantideva, it presents a comprehensive view of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition’s highest ideal—to commit oneself to the life of a bodhisattva warrior, a person who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the freedom and common good of all beings. And it has inspired many of the tradition’s greatest teachers, providing a remarkable source of insight on the means by which we may heal ourselves and our troubled world. These essential teachings present the core of the Buddhist path, from cultivating deep-seated confidence to infusing one’s life with selflessness, joyfulness, kindness, and compassion. Pema Chödrön here invites you to journey more deeply into this liberating way of life, presenting Shantideva’s text verse-by-verse and offering both illuminating stories and practical exercises to enrich the text and bring its timeless teachings to life in our world today.
By Ogyen Trinley Dorje. 0017
In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, students are guided… through a shortened version of the preliminaries for mahamudra practice, which His Holiness composed with the aim of benefiting practitioners from developed countries who often lead busy lives. The complete practice, in Brief Recitations, is written in English, Tibetan, and Tibetan transliteration, and complete instructions for the Four Special Preliminaries are provided, with the exception of guru yoga. His Holiness guides students through the details of each practice, including the visualizations of Refuge, Vajrasattva purification, and Mandala offerings, often punctuated with his good humor. A summary of the practice sequences and a list of precepts of the refuge vow are also included in two appendices.
By Daisaku Ikeda. 2016
Life throws a lot at you. . . . Your grades aren’t the best, your friend just turned her back… on you, your parents are always on your case, your teachers don’t understand what you’re going through, the world is falling apart, and you don’t know what to do about it. Whatever is freaking you out, you have what it takes to handle it. Not only handle it but thrive because of it, becoming stronger than ever. For decades, SGI President Ikeda has dedicated his life to young people, showing millions how Buddhist wisdom can help them through their struggles. His belief in your intelligence, talent, and passion is boundless, as he knows you hold the keys to humanity’s future. The Victorious Teen pulls together hundreds of gems of wisdom that will move you, inspire you, and challenge you. This one-of-a-kind survival guide will provide the tools for you to begin building the life you want. When you’re ready to take control of your life, find new ways to face your problems, and emerge victorious, this book is for you.
By F Max M ller. 2000
These ancient verses offer a compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths -- concerning the nature of the… world and our lot in it -- and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome the essential suffering revealed by the Four Truths as the essence of life.
By Lama Marut. 2012
Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises… that offers a revolutionary yet wholly practical approach to creating and sustaining happiness in a complex modern age. Integrating the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism into the everyday grind, A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life presents a fresh take on our quest for a joyful existence. Each chapter includes an action plan designed to elicit true happiness and forge a clear path toward fulfillment. You'll learn how to: * transform problems into opportunities; * set yourself free from fear and anxiety; * unburden yourself of past resentment; * create an action plan for true happiness. Further explore the concepts of a spiritual renegade lifestyle through Microsoft Tags within this book, which link to online videos of Lama Marut discussing each of his concepts firsthand. This book is bound to disrupt your suffering, disturb your dissatisfaction, and elicit a deep-seated contentment. Happiness is in your hands.
By Richard Bryan Mcdaniel. 2013
Zen Masters of Japan is the second book in a series that traces Zen's profoundly historic journey as it spread… eastward from China and Japan, toward the United States. Following Zen Masters of China, this book concentrates on Zen's significant passage through Japan. More specifically, it describes the lineage of the great teachers, the Pioneers who set out to enlighten an island ready for an inner transformation based on compassionate awareness.While the existing Buddhist establishment in Japan met early Zen pioneers like Dogen and Eisai with fervent resistance, Zen Buddhism ultimately perservered and continued to become further transformed in its passage through Japan. The Japanese culture and Japanese Buddhism practices further deepened and strengthened Zen training by combining it with a variety of esoteric contemplative arts-the arts of poetry, the tea ceremony, calligraphy, and archery. Zen Masters of Japan chronicles this journey, and shows how the new practices soon gained in popularity among all walks of life-from the lowly peasant, offering a hope of reincarnation and a better life; to the Samurai warrior due to its casual approach to death; to the ruling classes, challenging the intelligentsia because of its scholarly roots. A collection of Zen stories, meditation, and their wisdom, Zen Masters of Japan also explores the illusive state of 'No Mind' achieved in Japan that is so fundamental to Zen practices today.
By John Miksic, Anita Tranchini, Marcello Tranchini. 1990
This book is intended to enhance the enjoyment which one obtains from Borobudur and its reliefs, by describing what is… known of the ancient Javanese who built it and of the symbols which they employed to express their conception of man's place in the universe.
By Jonathan Gold. 2015
Featuring close studies of Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasya, Vyakhyayukti, Vimsatika, and Trisvabhavanirdesa, among other works, this book identifies recurrent treatments of causality… and scriptural interpretation that unify distinct strands of thought under a single, coherent Buddhist philosophy
By Thomas Cleary, Nan Huai-Chin. 1995
The development of Zen in China is really the story of the flourishing of Chinese philosophy, arts and literature beginning… as far back as the Han Dynasty and earlier. Master Nan Huai-Chin offers an engaging chronicle of both in this groundbreaking work.
By Paul C. Blum, A. Ferdinand Herold. 1954
THE LIFE OF BUDDHA Based on prolonged study of Indian legends, poems,history) and literature, The Life of Buddha not only… adds to the actual knowledge of the facts surrounding the life of the Lord Buddha, but it also renders intelligible much that has hitherto mystified the Western student of the Orient. With great clarity, the author brings out the modes of life the sense of values, the technique of meditation, and the daily life of the Lord Buddha. This book should have appeal to a great variety of readers; packed with stimulating information, it is of interest to the student of Eastern religion and mysticism and the lover of Asiatic art, as well as to those concerned with philosophy, with the psychology of religion, and also to the general reader who hopes to gain an insight into the Orient. This vivid account of Buddha's life shows clearly how the values and manners set down by this man swept through India, Burma, Indo-China, and Ceylon, across China and Korea, and into Japan; and howthe daily life of a man who lived over two thousand five hundred years ago has become an inspiration, not only to millions of Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese,but also to increasing numbers of Westerners as well.
By Gerald L. Ericksen. 1993
The author presents a series of 79 visual koans in the form of dot-to-dots which help to translate Eastern thought… into Western understanding. Each illustration is accompanied by a concise phrase from Buddhist teachings along with a brief interpretation. There is also an on-going sequence of relaxation instructions drawn from Buddhist psychology. Each set fosters a unique interaction between mind and spirit, which will help lead the reader from confusion to enlightenment.
By Charlotte Kasl. 2005
Perennial favorites, Charlotte Kasl's If the Buddha Dated and If the Buddha Married have inspired readers with their empowering blend… of spiritual and psychological insights. Her latest, If the Buddha Got Stuck, is a wise yet lighthearted book that will speak to anyone who's ever experienced being stuck in life and wanted to break free. With her signature clarity, wisdom, and warm heart, Kasl presents readers with seven steps that tap into life's bigger picture: Notice Where You're Stuck; Show Up; Pay Attention; Live in Reality; Connect with Others; Move From Thought to Action; and Let Go. Full of insight from Buddhist and other teachings that emphasize the joy that comes with letting go of attachments to events and things, If the Buddha Got Stuck is an inspirational and practical roadmap to a more joyful, peaceful, and fulfilling life.
By Quentin Kuei Yuan Huang. 2018
THE STRANGE AND TERRIFYING STORY OF THE FIRST BISHOP TO BE IMPRISONED BY THE CHINESE COMMUNISTSDuring World War II … Bishop Huang was known as Bishop of the Burma Road owing to that vital supply line ending in his diocese After the war he was taken prisoner for 79 days by Communists who overran his diocese This fascinating book first published in 1954 describes Bishop Huang s escape over 800 miles of hostile territory and his subsequent trip to the United States
By Azby Brown. 2013
This new edition of this Azby Brown architecural classic contains a new preface by Brown, fully revised chapters, along 25%… new photography and in color for the first time.An extraordinary and ambitious work of architectural reconstruction is underway in twenty-first century Nara. The Genius of Japanese Carpentry is the story of the twelve-hundred-year-old Yakushiji monastery and the dedicated modern-day craftsmen who are working to restore what has been lost to the depredations of time, fire, and warfare.In the eighth century, anonymous carpenters first erected the intricately-designed timber temples and pagodas that compose the Yakushiji Buddhist monastery. Then as today, these buildings were considered marvels of architectural elegance and traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Although the full restoration will not be complete until 2030, one of the main temples, the Picture Hall, has been completely reconstructed, employing the original methods, architectural style, and largely the same woodworking technology as its predecessors. Azby Brown chronicles the Picture Hall's painstaking restoration through photographs, extensive interviews with the carpenters and woodworkers, and original drawings based on the plans of Japanese master carpenter Tsunekazu Nishioka. An inspiring testament to the craftsmen, their dedication to excellence, and their philosophy of work as personal fulfillment, The Genius of Japanese Carpentry offers detailed documentation of this singular project and a moving reminder of the humanity that bridges past and present.
By Donald W. Mitchell. 1998
Masao Abe: A Zen Life of Dialogue is a compilation of essays that cover the life and work of Masao… Abe, perhaps one of the greatest Zen Buddhist communicators of the twentieth century. Masao Abe has opened up a rich dialogue between Japan and the West. He is considered the leading living Zen figure in the Kyoto School of Buddhist thought and the successor of D.T. Suzuki, his early mentor, as the foremost exponent of Zen Buddhism in the West.Through stories and recollections, thrity-five leading intellectual figures explore Abe's encounter with the West, including his work on interfaith dialogue as a basis for world peace as well as his comparative philosophical scholarship over the past thirty years. This book is a retrospective and an extra ordinary step ahead in the encounter between Zen and the West.
By Wolfgang Kopp, Barbara Wittenberg-Haenauer. 1996
Zen Beyond All Words contains a selection of talks given by MasterWolfgang Kopp at the Tao Ch'an Center in Wiesbaden,… Germany, during the summer of 1992. In the spirit of the ancient Chinese Ch'an masters, Wolfgang Kopp teaches a direct and powerful Zen. He conveys neither a theoretical system nor a one-sided dogmatism of sitting, and he neither wears customary robes nor holds a traditional title.
By Renuka Singh. 1998
The words of wisdom, compassion, brotherhood, and love found in these pages spring from one of the world's greatest spiritual… teachers -- the Dalai Lama. This one-per-day collection attempts to provide exactly what readers are looking for -- a fresh, accessible introduction to the Dalai Lama's inspirational wisdom. He speaks in each daily reflection with an endearing informality and practicality about almost every aspect of human life -- from the secular to the religious. He offers his thoughts on the subjects of happiness, loneliness, enlightenment, suffering and anger. How do we deal with painful memories? How can we use meditation to stimulate our minds? Why is it important to express your own mental conflicts? Warm and affection, this is a book that will inspire all readers.