Practical Insight Meditation: Basic and Progressive Stages by Ven Mahasi Sayadaw

By Ven Mahasi Sayadaw

On the request of diverse scholars who had got advantages from him, the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw wrote a treatise in volumes on perception or vipassana meditation.This basic introductory paintings is an English translation of the second one quantity of that paintings, and it focuses as a rule on Satipatthana perception meditation. In simple language, his phrases are psychological guidance for the elemental and innovative practice.The first quantity of his explanatory paintings is inside the development of perception, one other Buddhist e-book Society booklet.

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Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self (Studies by André van der Braak

By André van der Braak

In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming and not using a Self, André van der Braak engages Nietzsche in a discussion with 4 representatives of the Buddhist Zen culture: Nagarjuna (c. 150-250), Linji (d. 860), Dogen (1200-1253), and Nishitani (1900-1990). In doing so, he finds Nietzsche's concept as a philosophy of constant self-overcoming, within which even the proposal of "self" has been triumph over. Van der Braak starts off by way of interpreting Nietzsche's dating to Buddhism and standing as a transcultural philosopher, recalling examine on Nietzsche and Zen to this point and commencing the fundamental argument of the research. He keeps via interpreting the practices of self-overcoming in Nietzsche and Zen, evaluating Nietzsche's radical skepticism with that of Nagarjuna and evaluating Nietzsche's method of fact to Linji's. Nietzsche's equipment of self-overcoming are in comparison to Dogen's zazen, or sitting meditation perform, and Dogen's concept of forgetting the self. those comparisons and others construct van der Braak's case for a feedback of Nietzsche knowledgeable through the tips of Zen Buddhism and a feedback of Zen Buddhism obvious during the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one global philosophy. This remedy, concentrating on probably the most fruitful components of analysis inside modern comparative and intercultural philosophy, may be important to Nietzsche students, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

By Sogyal Rinpoche

"What is it i am hoping for from this booklet? To motivate a quiet revolution within the complete means we glance at health and wellbeing and deal with the loss of life, and the full method we glance at existence and deal with the living."
This acclaimed religious masterpiece is greatly considered as the most entire and authoritative displays of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written. A guide for all times and dying and a powerful resource of sacred notion from the center of the Tibetan culture, The Tibetan booklet of dwelling and Dying offers a lucid and encouraging advent to the perform of meditation, to the character of brain, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and deal with the loss of life, and to the rigors and rewards of the religious path.
Buddhist meditation grasp and foreign instructor Sogyal Rinpoche brings jointly the traditional knowledge of Tibet with glossy study on dying and loss of life and the character of the universe. With exceptional scope, The Tibetan booklet of dwelling and Dying clarifies the majestic imaginative and prescient of existence and demise that underlies the vintage sacred textual content The Tibetan ebook of the Dead. Sogyal Rinpoche provides easy but strong practices from the center of the Tibetan culture that anybody, no matter what their faith or historical past, can do to remodel their lives, arrange for demise, and aid the dying.

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The Foundations of Buddhism (Opus) by Rupert Gethin

By Rupert Gethin

Buddhism is an unlimited and complicated non secular and philosophical culture with a heritage that stretches over 2,500 years, and that is now via round a hundred and fifteen million humans. during this creation to the principles of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates at the principles and practices which represent the typical historical past of different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and jap) that exist on the earth this present day. From the narrative of the tale of the Buddha, via discussions of facets reminiscent of textual traditions, the framework of the 4 Noble Truths, the interplay among the monastic and lay methods of lifestyles, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the trail of the bodhisattva, this publication offers a stimulating advent to Buddhism as a faith and lifestyle.

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Si-Yu-Ki Buddhist Records of the Western World : Translated by Samuel Beal

By Samuel Beal

One of the quite a few travelogues, Hiuen Tsiangs Si yu ki or files of the Western international, is seemed to be the main useful assets booklet for the research of historical Indian hsitory. Si-yu-ki isn't really only a shuttle diary recording Hiuen Tsiang stopover at to numerous locations in India and the locations en direction, yet can also be an account of the stipulations of India through the 7th century. This trip was once undertaken by way of Hieun Tsiang basically with the intention to vacationing the Buddhist areas of pilgrimage and to hunt solutions to the questions agitating his brain. He used to be encouraged during this via the recollection of comparable trips undertaken centuries in the past by way of his predecessors, Fa hien Sung Yun and so on. approximately writer : Rev. Samuel Beal graduated in 1847 from Trinity collage, Cambridge. among 1852 and 1887 he labored as a Bishop within the British military and iafter retirement in 1888 turned the Rector of vegetables Norton, Towcester. In 1877 he was once appointed a lecturer in chinese language within the collage collage, London. Contents : creation Travels of Fa Hian or Fo Knoki The venture of Sung Yun and Hwel Sang Preface to the Ta Tang Si yu ki Thirty 4 international locations 3 international locations Fifteen nations Six Countires Additions and Corrections.

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Beyond Enlightenment, Buddhism, Religion, Modernity by Richard Cohen

By Richard Cohen

Nearly all of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha utilizing the observe enlightened, instead of woke up. This bias has led to Buddhism turning into commonly perceived because the eponymous faith of enlightenment.

Beyond Enlightenment is a cosmopolitan learn of a few of the underlying assumptions thinking about the examine of Buddhism (especially, yet no longer solely, within the West). It investigates the tendency of so much students to flooring their examine of Buddhism in those specific assumptions concerning the Buddha’s enlightenment and a selected realizing of faith, that's traced again via Western orientalists to the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation.

Placing a unique emphasis on Indian Buddhism, Richard Cohen adeptly creates a piece that may attract people with an curiosity in Buddhism and India and likewise students of faith and historical past.

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Journey to Mindfulness: The Autobiography of Bhante G. by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Jeanne Malmgren

By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Jeanne Malmgren

Bhante Gunaratana —Bhante G., as he's affectionately called—has lengthy been one of the so much liked Buddhist lecturers within the West. Ordained at twelve, he may finally develop into the 1st Buddhist chaplain at an American college, the founding father of a retreat heart and monastery, and a bestselling author.

Here, Bhante G. lays naked the often-surprising ups and downs of his seventy-five years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his many years of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his tale with the "plain-English" technique for which he's so popular.

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My Spiritual Journey by Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever

By Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever

The realm is aware the general public face of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

we've examine his close to get away from Tibet after the chinese language invasion, his nobel Peace Prize, and his friendships with international leaders, Hollywood actors, and scientists all over the world. yet what are his internal, own ideas on his personal religious existence? For the 1st time and in his personal phrases, the Dalai Lama charts his religious trip from his boyhood days in rural Tibet to his years as a monk within the capital urban of Dharamsala, to his lifestyles in exile as an international chief and image of peace.

My religious Journey presents a brilliant and relocating portrait of the Dalai Lama’s existence trip that's own in tone yet common in scope. He explores 3 levels or commitments of his non secular life—as a individual, as a Buddhist monk, and because the Dalai Lama—each of which has made him extra devoted to exploring and instructing human values and internal happiness, selling concord between all religions, and advocating for the civil rights and health of the Tibetan people.

on the age of 2, little Tenzin Gyatso was once pointed out because the fourteenth reincarnation of the 1st Dalai Lama. From then on, his existence has been on a trajectory few can think. a few see him as a dwelling Buddha and ethical authority, others determine him as a “god-king,” whereas nonetheless others see him in political phrases as both a hero or a counterrevolutionary. In My religious Journey, we see the non-public struggles, the braveness, the laughter, and the compassion that experience outlined the notable lifetime of considered one of our world’s maximum residing legends.

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Histoire de la pensée chinoise by Anne Cheng

By Anne Cheng

Depuis quatre mille ans, los angeles tradition chinoise offre l’image d’une remarquable continuité. Pourtant, c’est à travers une histoire faite de ruptures, de mutations mais aussi d’échanges, que l. a. Chine a vu naître des pensées aussi originales que celles de Confucius et du taoïsme, assimilé le bouddhisme et engagé à l’ère moderne un discussion, décisif, avec l’Occident.

Anne Cheng nous donne de cette culture intellectuelle une synthèse magistrale. L’évolution de l. a. pensée chinoise est ici retracée depuis los angeles dynastie des Shang au deuxième millénaire avant notre ère jusqu’au mouvement du four mai 1919, qui marque à los angeles fois l. a. rupture avec le passé et le renouveau d’une pensée qui n’a pas dit son dernier mot.

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