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Understanding Our Mind: 51 Verses on Buddhist Psychology by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

A finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, Understanding Our Mind, is Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound examine Buddhist psychology with insights into how those historic teachings follow to the fashionable global. in response to the fifty verses at the nature of awareness taken from the nice fifth-century Buddhist grasp Vasubandhu and the lessons of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh specializes in the direct event of spotting, embracing, and searching deeply into the character of our emotions and perceptions.  offering the elemental teachings of Buddhist utilized psychology, Understanding Our Mind exhibits us how our brain is sort of a box, the place all types of seed is planted—seeds of anguish, anger, happiness, and peace. the standard of our lifestyles relies on the standard of the seeds in our brain. If we all know the best way to water seeds of pleasure and rework seeds of agony, then realizing, love, and compassion will flower. Vietnamese Zen grasp Thuong Chieu stated, "When we know how our brain works, the perform turns into easy."

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Guardian of the Sea: Jizo in Hawai'i (Latitude 20 Books by John R. K. Clark

By John R. K. Clark

Jizo, some of the most liked Buddhist deities in Japan, is understood basically because the parent of youngsters and tourists. In coastal parts, fishermen and swimmers additionally glance to him for cover. as well as historical past info on Jizo as a parent deity and ancient information on Jizo statues in Hawai‘i, the writer discusses shorecasting strategies and companies, which as soon as performed a key function within the lives of neighborhood Japanese.

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Sources of Tibetan Tradition (Introduction to Asian by Kurtis R. Schaeffer,Matthew T. Kapstein,Gray Tuttle

By Kurtis R. Schaeffer,Matthew T. Kapstein,Gray Tuttle

The such a lot entire choice of vintage Tibetan works in a Western language, this quantity illuminates the complicated historic, highbrow, and social hobbies of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the trendy interval. It contains greater than one hundred eighty consultant writings of the Tibetan culture, greater than part by no means sooner than translated into English. the suitable creation to Tibetan tradition for nonspecialists, this anthology additionally provides better intensity to the study and figuring out of extra complex scholars.

Selected texts span Tibet’s mammoth geography and approximately 13 hundred years of heritage, that includes a various variety of authors together with non secular and lay leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; clergymen and nuns; poets and artists; aristocrats and commoners. Their works replicate Buddhist resources and their profound position in shaping Tibetan tradition but in addition illustrate different significant different types of conventional Tibetan wisdom: medication, the sensible arts, linguistics, good judgment, and epistemology. Thematically various to boot, choices deal with subject matters comparable to historical past and historiography; political and social conception; legislation; rhetoric; aesthetic conception; narrative; commute and geography; folksong; and huge non secular and philosophical subject matters, all when it comes to the original trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors commence every one bankruptcy with a proof of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce every one translated textual content with a concise clarification of the cloth. Concluding with writings that stretch into the early 20th century, this quantity presents a very expansive come across with Tibet’s unprecedented highbrow heritage.

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The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the by Erik Braun

By Erik Braun

perception meditation, which claims to supply practitioners an opportunity to flee all affliction by means of perceiving the real nature of truth, is among the most well-liked different types of meditation this day. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia frequently see it because the Buddha’s most vital reward to humanity. within the first ebook to ascertain how this tradition got here to play any such dominant—and particularly recent—role in Buddhism, Erik Braun takes readers to Burma, revealing that Burmese Buddhists within the colonial interval have been pioneers in making perception meditation fundamental to fashionable Buddhism.

Braun makes a speciality of the Burmese monk Ledi Sayadaw, a pivotal architect of contemporary perception meditation, and explores Ledi’s popularization of the examine of the most important Buddhist philosophical texts within the early 20th century. by way of selling the learn of such abstruse texts, Braun indicates, Ledi was once capable of standardize and simplify meditation equipment and cause them to greatly accessible—in half to guard Buddhism in Burma after the British takeover in 1885. Braun additionally addresses the query of what rather constitutes the “modern” in colonial and postcolonial types of Buddhism, arguing that the emergence of this kind of meditation used to be brought on by precolonial elements in Burmese tradition in addition to the disruptive forces of the colonial period. delivering a readable narrative of the existence and legacy of 1 of contemporary Buddhism’s most crucial figures, The delivery of Insight presents an unique account of the advance of mass meditation.

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Buddha in Sri Lanka: Remembered Yesterdays by Swarna Wickremeratne,George D. Bond

By Swarna Wickremeratne,George D. Bond

Combining memoir, background, and present-day narrative, this booklet describes how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka.

This e-book offers either an erudite and intimate examine how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka. whereas India is named the birthplace of Buddhism, Sri Lanka is its different domestic; Buddhism extends again over twenty-five hundred years at the island and continues to be on the middle of its religious traditions and culture.

Throughout the booklet, writer Swarna Wickremeratne contains a own view, sharing tales of herself, her family members, acquaintances, and neighbors as they “lived Buddhism” either in the course of her Sri Lankan girlhood and through newer occasions. This own view makes the traditions come alive as Wickremeratne info Buddhist ideals, customs, rituals and ceremonies, and folklore. She additionally offers a desirable dialogue of the Sangha, the institutional monkhood in Sri Lanka, together with its background, codes of behavior, and evolution and resilience through the years. Wickremeratne explores the hot makes an attempt through many priests to reinvent themselves in a society characterised via secularization, globalization, and a tide of competitive Christian evangelization.

Swarna Wickremeratne is a librarian at Oakton group collage and an autonomous scholar.

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Cette précieuse vie humaine (French Edition) by Khandro Rimpotché,Burner Sylviane

By Khandro Rimpotché,Burner Sylviane

Prenant pour cadre les quatre idées fondamentales des Préliminaires communs du bouddhisme tibétain (le caractère précieux de l. a. vie humaine, los angeles vérité de l’impermanence, los angeles réalité de l. a. souffrance et l’inéluctabilité du karma) Khandro Rimpotché explique pourquoi et remark nous pourrions mieux utiliser notre courte life pour parcourir un chemin spirituel et améliorer le monde dans lequel nous vivons. Elle nous dit : « Pensez à tous ces instants que vous avez perdus à hésiter ou à vous laisser distraire, à tous ces instants où vous avez dépensé une énergie inutile en vous laissant aller à los angeles jalousie, à los angeles colère ou à l’égoïsme. Au second de los angeles mort, vous regarderez en arrière et tout cela ressemblera à un rêve ».
Ce livre inclut des exercices de réflexion pour nous encourager à apprécier à sa juste valeur l’énorme potentiel du corps et de l’esprit humain. Ces exercices se concentrent sur remark apprendre à considérer los angeles vie comme un cadeau et remark offrir aux autres une graine de bonheur en accédant à los angeles paix dans notre propre vie.
Bien qu’élevée en Asie, Khandro Rimpotché connaît parfaitement los angeles tradition occidentale, ce qui lui a permis de transmettre los angeles sagesse du bouddhisme tibétain aux Occidentaux avec une authenticité et une spontanéité remarquables. C’est aussi l’un des maîtres tibétains vivants qui a ecu le plus accès à l’éducation ; elle donne des enseignements aux États-Unis et en Europe depuis plus de 15 ans, ce qui lui a valu d’attirer des milliers de disciples. Elle apporte une imaginative and prescient féminine designated à cette culture de sagesse qu’est le bouddhisme tibétain.

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Sky Dancer by Keith Dowman

By Keith Dowman

Yeshe Tsogyel, consort of Guru Padmasambhava, is the main well-known of the enlightened girls of Tibet. ladies have a unique position in tantra, yet apart from Sky Dancer there are few writings that current the religious practices and evolution of lady aspirants. the following ladies are in an eminent place, and a course of perform is given for present-day initiates to emulate. Keith Dowman has additional a observation at the course of internal tantra, girl and the dakini, and the Nyingma lineages.

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The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in by Ward Keeler

By Ward Keeler

Until its contemporary political thaw, Burma was once closed to such a lot international researchers, and fieldwork-based study was once infrequent. In The site visitors in Hierarchy, one of many few such works to seem lately, writer Ward Keeler combines shut ethnographic realization to lifestyles in a Buddhist monastery with a large research of Burman gender ideology. the result's a thought-provoking research of Burmese social kinfolk either inside and past a monastery’s partitions.

Keeler exhibits that the jobs members opt for in Burman society entail inevitable trade-offs in privileges and status. a guy who turns into a monk offers up a few social possibilities yet takes on others and profits nice admire. on the other hand, a guy can turn into a head of family. Or he can decide to tackle a female gender identity—to the derision of many yet no longer inevitably his social exclusion. a lady, against this, is anticipated to main issue herself along with her kin with kinfolk and family members. Any curiosity she may possibly convey in turning into a nun arouses ambivalent reactions: even though it fulfills Buddhist teachings, it contravenes assumptions a few woman’s right position.

In Burma, hierarchical understandings all relationships, yet hierarchy implies kin of trade, now not easily inequality, and everybody takes on subordinate roles of their bonds with a few, and superordinate ones with others. realizing the place strength lies and the way to narrate to it thoroughly is vital. it will possibly suggest picking out every now and then to withstand strength, yet extra usually it consists of exercise care as to whom one needs to subordinate oneself, in what methods, and on what terms.

Melding reflections at the paintings of theorists akin to Dumont, Anderson, Warner, and Kapferer with shut realization to the main points of Burman social interplay, Keeler balances theoretical insights and ethnographic statement to provide a wealthy and demanding learn. The conundrum on the middle of this book—whether to select autonomy, the Buddhist looking of detachment, or for attachment, the need for shut bonds with others—is person who all people, not only Burmans, needs to confront, and it truly is person who admits of no ultimate resolution.

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Bouddha mode d'emploi (ESPRIT OUVERT) (French Edition) by Jack KORNFIELD,Dominique THOMAS

By Jack KORNFIELD,Dominique THOMAS

Entre manuel de psychologie bouddhique et témoignage, un ouvrage moderne et très team of workers qui retrace l'itinéraire d'un des plus grands enseignants bouddhistes occidentaux. Un essai où Jack Kornfield évoque son parcours team of workers, nous initie à une spiritualité plus pragmatique en part avec nos problèmes quotidiens, et surtout rapproche d'une manière inédite bouddhisme et psychologie.

" Nous devons trouver une façon plus sage de vivre. l. a. bonne nouvelle, c'est qu'il est tout à fait attainable d'y parvenir. "

Il y a des livres qui changent l. a. vie. Bouddha mode d'emploi est de ceux-là. Dans cette véritable bible de l'épanouissement, le plus grand maître bouddhiste d'Occident nous livre des trésors de sagesse.

S'appuyant sur les expériences de ses nombreux élèves et sur son propre parcours, Jack Kornfield nous offre enfin une resolution face aux conflits, à l'angoisse, au désespoir et au mépris de soi.

L'amour bienveillant pour soi et pour les autres, l. a. compassion, l. a. gratitude et l. a. joie sont notre nature originelle, avec laquelle il est attainable de renouer. Laissez-vous guider par des exercices pratiques et accessibles à tous et commencez dès aujourd'hui votre révolution intérieure.

Un advisor au carrefour des pensées occidentale et orientale, pour se libérer de los angeles peur, découvrir los angeles beauté de l'impermanence, et enfin prendre soin de soi et du monde.

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The Silent Question: Meditating in the Stillness of by Toni Packer

By Toni Packer

In The Silent Question, Packer presents clean insights on utilizing the stories of existence which are uncooked, messy, painful, and occasionally jam-packed with laughter, to open the way to compassion. She urges us to allow move of our ideas and to take a seat "in the stillness of now not figuring out" as a way to replicate upon the fundamental query of who we're. Packer encourages us to find that existence, strength, and perception come from the wondering, the taking a look, the listening.

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