By Tara Springett
By Tara Springett
By John S. Strong
The quantity starts with an overview-introduction to the various elements of Buddhism by way of surveying the modern day temples that exist in Lumbini, the Buddha’s birthplace. It then recounts not just the tale of the Buddha’s lifestyles, however the ways that next Buddhist traditions sought to beat the absence of the Buddha, after his loss of life. Turning to Buddhist Doctrine, it expands the thought of the center approach to depict the way within which Buddhism either refrained from or integrated the intense teachings extant in India in its time. It then is going directly to express how the subject matter of the center means additionally is helping us comprehend the transition to later faculties of Buddhist concept. eventually, it examines the institution and nature of Buddhist neighborhood lifestyles ahead of happening to teach its improvement within the very diversified environments of Thailand, Japan, and Tibet.
Throughout, the writer doesn't hesitate to lace his factors with own anecdotes and insights accrued in the course of over 40 years of learning Buddhism and traveling and dwelling in Buddhist countries.
By Anthony Molino,Roberto Carnevali,Alessandro Giannandrea,Dorothy Yang
By Lama Zopa Rinpoche
In addition, the perform comprises mantra recitation and visualization in keeping with Shakyamuni Buddha and a Lam-rim prayer within the type of a request for advantages to advance all of the realizations at the route to complete awakening.
25 pages, 2013 edition.
By Maren Schneider
By Tulku Thondup
By David L. McMahan
In this publication, David McMahan charts the advance of this "Buddhist modernism." McMahan examines and analyzes quite a lot of renowned and scholarly writings produced by way of Buddhists world wide. He makes a speciality of ideological and ingenious encounters among Buddhism and modernity, for instance within the geographical regions of technology, mythology, literature, artwork, psychology, and spiritual pluralism. He exhibits how sure issues lower throughout cultural and geographical contexts, and the way this way of Buddhism has been created by way of a number of brokers in numerous instances and areas. His place is important yet empathetic: whereas he provides Buddhist modernism as a development of various events with various pursuits, he doesn't lessen it to a mistake, a misrepresentation, or fabrication. particularly, he offers it as a posh historic approach constituted via numerous responses -- occasionally trivial, usually profound -- to a couple of an important issues of the fashionable era.
By Rob Preece
This publication masterfully clarifies the character of tantric perform. unlike the techniques of traditional faith, tantra doesn't try to soothe the turmoil of life with consoling delivers of heaven and salvation. The tantric practitioner chooses to confront the bewildering and chaotic forces of worry, aggression, wish, and delight, and to paintings with them in the sort of approach that they're channeled into artistic expression, loving relationships, and correctly engaged sorts of existence. on the way to make the tactics of tantra psychologically intelligible for a modern reader, Rob Preece makes sensible use of the paintings of contemporary psychotherapy, forging a compelling hyperlink among a Western culture that hearkens again to the alchemical traditions of our personal earlier and the comparably alchemical suggestions of Tibetan Buddhist tantric practices. in response to the pragmatic and healing goals of either psychotherapy and Buddhist meditation, The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra by no means loses sight of the imperative value of utilizing those rules to the concrete realities of daily lifestyles. via illuminating the richly symbolic language of tantra throughout the intermediate language of psychology, The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra issues to the transformative nature of tantric practices.
By Geshe Sonam Rinchen,Ruth Sonam
By William Woollard