The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

By Alan Watts

On the root of human clash is our basic false impression of who we're. the semblance that we're remoted beings, unconnected to the remainder of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” global with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of expertise and our violent and antagonistic subjugation of the flora and fauna. In The Book, thinker Alan Watts offers us with a much-needed resolution to the matter of non-public id, distilling and adapting the traditional Hindu philosophy of Vedanta to assist us take into account that the self is in reality the basis and floor of the universe. during this mind-opening and revelatory paintings, Watts has crafted a primer on what it ability to be human—and a guide of initiation into the crucial secret of lifestyles.

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My Spiritual Journey

By Dalai Lama

In this stylish self-portrait, the world’s so much outspoken and influential non secular chief recounts his epic and fascinating existence tale. The Dalai Lama’s such a lot obtainable and intimate e-book, My non secular Journey is a wonderful creation to the larger-than-life chief of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for a person taken with japanese faith, invested within the loose Tibet flow, or just looking a richer religious lifestyles. The Dalai Lama’s riveting, deeply insightful meditations on lifestyles will resonate strongly with readers of Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, or the His Holiness’s personal The paintings of Happiness and Ethics for the recent Millennium.

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The Tibetan History Reader

By Gray Tuttle, Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Covering the social, cultural, and political improvement of Tibet from the 7th century to the fashionable interval, this source reproduces crucial, hard-to-find essays from the earlier fifty years of Tibetan reviews, besides numerous new contributions. starting with Tibet's emergence as a nearby energy and concluding with its profound modern differences, the gathering is either a common and particular background, connecting the activities of people, groups, and associations to broader historic traits shaping Asia and the realm. With contributions from American, French, German, Italian, chinese language, jap, and Tibetan students, the anthology displays the overseas personality of Tibetan experiences and its a number of, interdisciplinary views. by means of some distance the main concise scholarly anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader attracts a transparent portrait of Tibet's historical past, its relation to its acquaintances, and its function in global affairs.

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Introduction to the Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra--one of the most well-liked Buddhist classics--is right here accessibly brought through considered one of its most outstanding scholars.

"Soon after coming into college in December of 1943, i used to be despatched to front as a scholar soldier. I questioned if I have been allowed to carry yet a unmarried e-book at the journey, in all likelihood to my loss of life, which might i would like to carry. It was once the Lotus Sutra" -- from the author's Preface.
Having constructed a lifelong appreciation of the Lotus Sutra -- even sporting a dog-eared reproduction with him via provider in international warfare II -- Yoshiro Tamura sought to writer an advent to this cherished paintings of Buddhist literature. Tamura sought after it to be varied than different uncomplicated explorations of the textual content; his advent will be plain-spoken, appropriate and delicate to trendy matters, and well-informed via modern scholarship. He succeeded marvelously with creation to the Lotus Sutra, which Gene Reeves -- Tamura's scholar and translator of the preferred English version of The Lotus Sutra -- interprets and introduces in English for the 1st time the following.
Tackling problems with authenticity within the so-called "words of Buddha," the impression of tradition and heritage at the improvement of the Lotus Sutra, and the sutra's function in eastern existence, Introduction to the Lotus Sutra grounds this historic paintings of literature within the actual, workaday global, revealing its persevered charm around the a long time.

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The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to Its History & Teachings

  • How and while did the numerous faculties of Buddhism emerge?
  • How does the historic determine of Siddartha Guatama relate to the numerous teachings which are awarded in his identify?
  • Did Buddhism adjust the cultures to which it used to be brought, or did they change Buddhism?

Leading Buddhist pupil Donald S. Lopez Jr. explores the origins of this 2,500-year-old faith and lines its significant advancements as much as the current, focusing not just at the crucial elemenmts universal to all faculties of Buddhism but additionally revealing the diversities one of the significant traditions. starting with the construction and constitution of the Buddhist universe, Lopez explores the lifetime of the Buddha, the center Buddhist tenets, and the improvement of the monastic existence and lay practices. Combining tremendous scholarship with attention-grabbing tales -- modern and ancient, occasionally fabulous, occasionally funny -- this wealthy and soaking up quantity offers a clean and specialist background of Buddhism and Buddhist life.

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The Compass of Zen (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

By Seung Sahn

The Compass of Zen is a straightforward, exhaustive—and frequently hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen by means of a latest Zen grasp of substantial renown. In his decades of educating in the course of the international, the Korean-born Zen grasp Seung Sahn has turn into recognized for his skill to chop to the center of Buddhist educating in a fashion that's strikingly transparent, but freed from esoteric and educational language. during this booklet, established mostly on his talks, he provides the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a manner that's splendidly obtainable for beginners—yet so wealthy with tales, insights, and private reviews that long-time meditation scholars also will locate it a resource of idea and a source for examine.

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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Damien Keown

This Very brief creation deals readers an excellent evaluate of the lessons of the Buddha, in addition to a succinct advisor to the mixing of Buddhism into everyday life. What are the certain positive factors of Buddhism? Who was once the Buddha, and what are his teachings? phrases equivalent to "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, yet what do they suggest? Damien Keown presents a full of life, informative reaction to those commonly asked questions about Buddhism. As he sheds mild into how Buddhist notion built over the centuries, Keown additionally highlights how modern dilemmas could be confronted from a Buddhist point of view.

In the second one variation Keown presents new views on Buddhist idea, together with updated fabric concerning the evolution of Buddhism all through Asia, the fabric tradition of Buddhism and its value, new teachings at the ethics of warfare and peace, and alterations to ethnicity, category, and gender.

About the Series:

Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence bargains concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary idea to background, and Archaeology to the Bible. now not easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity during this sequence offers trenchant and provocative--yet continually balanced and complete--discussions of the vital matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief creation supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has constructed and the way it has encouraged society. finally, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, delivering all scholars an obtainable and plentiful reference library. regardless of the region of research that one deems vital or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the final reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable advisor that might most likely turn out indispensable.

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Le bouddhisme et la médecine traditionnelle de l'Inde (Médecines d'Asie: Savoirs et Pratiques) (French Edition)

Les spécialistes du bouddhisme et les historiens de l. a. médecine indienne n'ont pas manqué de relever les étroites kin entre le bouddhisme et los angeles médecine. los angeles query des impacts réciproques du bouddhisme et de los angeles médecine n’a pas fait l'objet d’étude spécifique. Afin d’éclaircir los angeles query, cet ouvrage se suggest de retourner dans l’Inde ancienne, aux assets du bouddhisme. Il s’agit de comparer les corpus religieux du bouddhisme des origines avec les traités relatifs à l'Ayurveda, l. a. médecine pratiquée en Inde à cette époque.

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Buddhist Texts Through the Ages

Edward Conze provides the most advantageous anthology of Buddhist texts and scriptures during this stunningly formidable assortment. He strains the improvement of Buddhism in the course of the a long time, with translations from the unique Pali, Sanskrit, chinese language, Tibetan and eastern. For these searching for the right better half to Conze’s unique textual content, Buddhism, or for these new to Buddhist theology, Buddhist Texts during the Ages incorporates a thorough and accomplished consultant to the theology. This version additionally contains a thesaurus of English and overseas phrases.

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A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master

By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

Own memoirs aren't unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange edition: 3 degrees of religious teachings, conveying outer, internal, and refined facets of knowledge, that provide readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of considered one of Vajrayana Buddhism’s most precious figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of religious treasures referred to as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is popular for his revelations on “refining perception” or Nang Jang, and, via dream yoga, trance, and visions, for transmitting the “mindstream” of a few enlightened religious beings, resembling Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he bought and stocks during this publication.

A transparent replicate
reveals what excessive lamas regard as such a lot sacred and intimate: non secular evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary existence. Lingpa recounts each one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying how one can meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a non secular experience that still contains daily meditation recommendation, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra pro practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.

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