Archive For The “Buddhism” Category
By Bhikkhu Bodhi
This landmark assortment is the definitive creation to the Buddha's teachings - in his personal phrases. the yank scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have gained frequent acclaim, right here offers chosen discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest list of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words unearths the complete scope of the Buddha's discourses, from relations existence and marriage to renunciation and the trail of perception. A concise, informative creation precedes every one bankruptcy, guiding the reader towards a deeper figuring out of the texts that follow.
In the Buddha's Words permits even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to know the importance of the Buddha's contributions to our global history. Taken as a complete, those texts endure eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and element easy methods to an historical but ever-vital course. scholars and seekers alike will locate this systematic presentation imperative.
By Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler
Mixing logic and glossy psychiatry, The paintings of Happiness in a international applies Buddhist culture to twenty-first-century struggles in a appropriate method. the result's a sensible method of facing human difficulties that's either confident and lifelike, even within the such a lot hard times.
How do we look forward to finding happiness and that means in our lives while the trendy international turns out such an unsatisfied position?
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered greatly all through his existence, but he consistently appears to be like smiling and serene. How does he do it? within the paintings of Happiness in a global, Dr. Cutler walks readers during the Dalai Lama's philosophy on easy methods to in achieving peace of brain and are available to phrases with life's inherent ache. jointly, the 2 study the roots of a number of the difficulties dealing with the realm and convey us how we will procedure those calamities in a fashion that alleviates pain, and is helping us alongside in our own quests to be at liberty. via tales, meditations, and in-depth conversations, the Dalai Lama teaches readers to spot the cultural impacts and methods of pondering that result in own sadness, making feel of the hardships we are facing for my part, in addition to the afflictions suffered by way of others.
By Patrul Rinpoche
A favourite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The phrases of My excellent instructor is a realistic consultant to the religious practices universal to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. it's the vintage remark at the initial practices of Longchen Nyingthig, a cycle of teachings of the Nyingmapa institution. Patrul Rinpoche makes his topic available via a wealth of news, quotations, and references to daily life, giving the textual content the entire lifestyles and surroundings of a compelling oral educating.
This moment, revised version (of the e-book initially released via HarperSanFrancisco in 1994) is the results of an in depth and painstaking comparability of the unique Tibetan textual content with the English translation through the Padmakara Translation workforce. the recent version additionally comprises translations of a postface to the textual content written a century in the past for the 1st published Tibetan version by means of the 1st Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, and a brand new preface through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
By Alan Watts
By Bernard Faure
Written by way of popular Buddhist student, Bernard Faure, this can be an incredible advent to Buddhism for somebody who has unanswered questions on one of many world’s greatest and hottest religions.
- A interesting, brief booklet that demanding situations us to strip away present preconceptions we could have approximately Buddhism
- Considers questions similar to: will we speak of Buddhism as a unified faith or are there many Buddhisms? Is Buddhism a faith of tolerance and pacifism as many folks imagine? And is Buddhism a faith with out god(s), or is it extra of a philosophy than a religion?
- Traces the elemental historical past, ideals and nature of Buddhism in easy-to-understand language
“An perfect advent to the culture that debunks some of the Orientialist stereotypes by means of relentlessly highlighting the complexity and variety of Buddhism in its localized and ritualized kinds. It serves as an exceptional manner for readers to appreciate the paintings of 1 of the best and groundbreaking students of Buddhist reviews of this generation.” —Steven Heine, Florida overseas University
“Many humans understand whatever approximately Buddhism, yet, for fascinating old purposes, a lot of what they understand is inaccurate. In Unmasking Buddhism, Bernard Faure deals a transparent catalogue of those misconceptions after which compassionately dispels the darkness of ignorance.” —Donald S. Lopez, collage of Michigan
By Dalai Lama
As people, all of us proportion the need for happiness and which means in our lives. in keeping with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the power to discover precise success lies inside every one people. during this very unique publication, the non secular and temporal chief of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling writer is helping readers embark upon the trail to enlightenment with a beautiful illumination of the undying knowledge and an easy-access reference for day-by-day perform.
Divided right into a sequence of unique steps that would lead religious seekers towards enlightenment, How to Practice is a continuing better half within the quest to perform morality, meditation, and knowledge. This obtainable publication will advisor you towards establishing your middle, refraining from doing damage, and maintiaining mentaltranquility because the Dalai Lama exhibits you ways to beat daily hindrances, from emotions of anger and distrust to jealousy, lack of confidence, and counterproductive considering. Imbued along with his Holiness' vivacious spirit and feel of playfulness, How to Practice deals sage and functional perception into the human psyche and into the private aspirations that bind us all jointly.
The Tibetan ebook of the Dead is the main recognized Buddhist textual content within the West, having bought greater than one million copies because it was once first released in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a observation on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid journey, and the Beatles quoted Leary's model of their track "Tomorrow by no means Knows." extra lately, the ebook has been followed via the hospice flow, enshrined via Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook learn via Richard Gere. but, as acclaimed author and student of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan publication of the Dead seriously isn't Tibetan, it isn't fairly a publication, and it isn't relatively approximately death." during this compelling advent and brief historical past, Lopez tells the unusual tale of the way a comparatively imprecise and malleable selection of Buddhist texts of doubtful foundation got here to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West.
The vital personality during this tale is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric student and non secular seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, regardless of now not figuring out the Tibetan language and not traveling the rustic, crafted and named The Tibetan e-book of the Dead. in truth, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's e-book is far extra American than Tibetan, owing a better debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. certainly, Lopez means that the book's perennial allure stems not just from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but in addition from the best way Evans-Wentz translated the textual content into the language of a truly American spirituality.
By Thich Nhat Hanh
"[Thich Nhat Hanh] indicates us the relationship among own, internal peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Nominated via Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one in every of today’s major assets of knowledge, peace, compassion and comfort.
It used to be lower than the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries in the past that Buddha completed the perception that 3 states of brain have been the resource of all our disappointment: fallacious realizing, obsessive wish, and anger. All are tricky, yet in a single quick of anger—one of the main robust emotions—lives should be ruined, and overall healthiness and religious improvement may be destroyed.
With beautiful simplicity, Buddhist monk and Vietnam refugee Thich Nhat Hanh supplies instruments and recommendation for remodeling relationships, focusing strength, and rejuvenating these elements of ourselves which have been laid waste through anger. His striking knowledge can rework your lifestyles and the lives of the folk you're keen on, and within the phrases of Thich Nhat Hanh, may give each one reader the facility "to swap everything."
By Huston Smith
Retaining the entire liked features of Huston Smith's vintage The Religions of guy and the present totally revised and up-to-date The World's Religions, this attractive pictorial presentation refines the textual content to its very good necessities. In designated, soaking up, richly illustrated, and hugely readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we discover clean and engaging shows of either the variations and the similarities one of the around the globe spiritual traditions. The method is instantaneously vintage and modern, protecting the entire empathy, eloquence and erudition that thousands of readers love in regards to the prior versions, whereas being edited and designed for a modern normal readership. This pleasant marriage of winsome textual content and noteworthy photographs vividly brings to lifestyles the scope and imaginative and prescient of Huston Smith's services and perception.