Buddha's Lions: The Lives of the Eighty-Four Siddhas by James B. Robinson

By James B. Robinson

those existence tales of eighty-four Tantric masters who accomplished the top result of the Vajrayana have encouraged generations of practitioners. via counting on a professional instructor, committed women and men of alternative backgrounds: cobblers, princes, blacksmiths, and wood-gatherers, have been in a position to take daily event because the course and achieve enlightenment in one lifetime. jam-packed with sophisticated, concise teachings expressed within the poetic songs of attention of the siddhas. first-class creation to the Vajrayana and a superb source for the examine of Tibetan. Tibetan textual content, iconographical notes, with eighty four specified line drawings.

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Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen: 1 by Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki,Richard M. Jaffe

By Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki,Richard M. Jaffe

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki used to be a key determine within the creation of Buddhism to the non-Asian international. Many outdoors of Japan encountered Buddhism for the 1st time via his writings and instructing, and for almost a century his paintings and legacy have contributed to the continued non secular and cultural interchange among Japan and the remainder of the realm, fairly the USA and Europe. Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki gathers the entire variety of Suzuki’s writings—both vintage essays and lesser-known yet both major articles. this primary quantity within the sequence provides a set of Suzuki’s writings on Zen Buddhist notion and perform. to be able to make sure the endured relevance of Zen, Suzuki drew on his years of analysis and perform, putting the culture into dialog with key tendencies in 19th- and twentieth-century notion. Richard M. Jaffe’s in-depth creation situates Suzuki’s method of Zen within the context of recent advancements in non secular idea, perform, and scholarship. The romanization of Buddhist names and technical phrases has been up to date, and chinese language and jap characters, which have been faraway from many post–World struggle II versions of Suzuki’s paintings, were reinstated. this can be a precious variation of Suzuki’s writings for modern students and scholars of Buddhism.

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Dharma Drum: The Life and Heart of Chan Pracice by Chan Master Sheng Yen

By Chan Master Sheng Yen

this is a terrific advisor to the perform of Chan Buddhism by means of a good sleek instructor. half One provides grasp Sheng Yen’s energetic, anecdotal account of the historical past and major ideas of the Chan culture, together with his cautious directions for meditation. half includes one hundred eighty of his gemlike aphorisms and sayings that function inspirations to religious perform. The ebook will attract newbies in addition to skilled students.

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Zazen: The Way to Awakening by KIDO INOUE


The human brain is inherently unfastened. It neither affirms nor denies. it's not limited by way of the clash of the opposites, like correct and unsuitable or self and others. An woke up brain is familiar with that the dynamic solidarity among self and others types a part of an built-in complete. Having direct wisdom of this brain brings profound peace. the lessons of the Buddha aspect how one can collect this data via direct own adventure.
In this fascinating and enlightening selection of tales, 3 Zen scholars contemplate their own trips and percentage how their lives in this case reworked as a result of the perform. less than the course of Zen grasp Kido Inoue, they proportion their doubts, their problems, their amazement, and the differences that they skilled of their lives. the final word target of Zen is to damage out of the limitations of ego and feature direct own event of absolutely the infinity of our being. it's to rouse to the reality of our nature past the ego. In a nutshell, Zen specializes in the essence of mind.

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Le grand livre du bouddhisme (French Edition) by Quentin Ludwig

By Quentin Ludwig

Un livre de référence complet, available et vivant

Ce consultant du bouddhisme dresse un landscape historique et culturel de cette substantial sagesse qui, sur tous les continents, depuis plus de deux mille ans, séduit des milliards d'hommes.

Pour ce faire, l'auteur s'intéresse non seulement à l'aspect religieux du bouddhisme mais aussi à sa philosophie, à sa logique, à sa cosmologie, à ses livres sacrés, à ses rites et à son artwork très particulier.

Ce livre s'adresse à tous et suggest plusieurs outils de découverte :

  • un dictionnaire ;
  • des notes ;
  • des extraits des livres sacrés ;
  • un index détaillé.

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Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American by Paul G. Hackett

By Paul G. Hackett

In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard (1908–1947), the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” turned the 3rd American in background to arrive Lhasa, the capital urban of Tibet. in the course of his remain, he accumulated the biggest choice of Tibetan texts, paintings, and artifacts within the Western hemisphere at the moment. He additionally documented, in either nonetheless images and 16mm movie, the age-old civilization of Tibet at the eve of its destruction via chinese language Communists.

Based on hundreds of thousands of basic resources and infrequent archival fabrics, Theos Bernard, the White Lama recounts the true tale in the back of the purported adventures of this iconic determine and his position within the development of America’s spiritual counterculture. Over the process his short lifestyles, Bernard met, linked, and corresponded with the foremost social, political, and cultural leaders of his day, from the Regent and excessive politicians of Tibet to saints, students, and diplomats of British India, from Charles Lindbergh and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Gandhi and Nehru. even supposing hailed as an excellent pioneer by way of the media, Bernard additionally had his flaws. He was once an entrepreneur propelled via grandiose schemes, a good-looking guy who shamelessly used his appears to bop from wealthy spouse to wealthy spouse in help of his actions, and a grasp manipulator who concocted his personal interpretation of japanese knowledge to fit his ends. Bernard had a shiny destiny prior to him, yet disappeared in India through the communal violence of the 1947 Partition, by no means to be obvious again.

Through diaries, interviews, and formerly unstudied files, Paul G. Hackett stocks Bernard’s compelling existence tale, with his efforts to rouse America’s spiritual counterculture to the unfolding occasions in India, the Himalayas, and Tibet. Hackett concludes with an in depth geographical and cultural hint of Bernard’s Indian and Tibetan trips, which shed infrequent mild at the explorer’s mysterious disappearance.

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein

By Joseph Goldstein

The brain comprises the seeds of its personal awakening—seeds that we will domesticate to bring on the culmination of a existence lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein stocks the knowledge of his 4 a long time of training and perform in a booklet that might function a lifelong significant other for a person dedicated to aware dwelling and the conclusion of internal freedom.

Goldstein's resource instructing is the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's mythical discourse at the 4 foundations of mindfulness that grew to become the root for the numerous forms of Vipassana (or perception meditation) came across this day. beautiful intimately but absolutely available and appropriate for the trendy scholar, Mindfulness takes us via a profound learn of:

  • Ardency, transparent realizing, mindfulness, and concentration—how to enhance those 4 characteristics of brain crucial for strolling the trail wisely
  • The Satipatthana refrain—how deeply considering the 4 foundations of mindfulness opens us to reveal realizing and continuity of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the physique, together with the breath, postures, actions, and actual characteristics
  • Mindfulness of feelings—how the event of our feel perceptions impacts our internal and outer worlds
  • Mindfulness of mind—learning to acknowledge skillful and unskillful states of brain and thought
  • Mindfulness of dhammas (or different types of experience), together with the 5 stumbling blocks, the Six experience Spheres, the Seven components of Awakening, and lots more and plenty more

"There is a wealth of that means and nuance within the event of mindfulness that could improve our lives in unimagined ways," writes Goldstein. In Mindfulness you may have the instruments to mine those riches for yourself.

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Don't Take Your Life Personally by Ajahn Sumedho,Diana St Ruth

By Ajahn Sumedho,Diana St Ruth

Ajahn Sumedho urges us to belief in wisdom and discover for ourselves what it truly is to event actual liberation from psychological discomfort and soreness, simply because the Buddha himself did and a part thousand years ago.

Ajahn Sumedho, an American Buddhist monk, practised for ten years in Thailand with the well-known monk, Ajahn Chah. He has when you consider that spent over thirty years in England and is the founding father of the Cittaviveka wooded area Monastery in West Sussex and the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire.

‘Mindfulness or wisdom is understanding. it's a direct understanding, immanent the following and now. it truly is being totally current, aware of this current second as is. yet defining mindfulness has a tendency to make it into whatever — after which it really is now not mindfulness. Mindfulness isn't really a specific thing; it's a attractiveness, an intuitive information; it really is understanding with no grasping.’

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In The Service Of His Country: The Biography Of Dasang by Dundul Namgyal Tsarong

By Dundul Namgyal Tsarong

In the carrier of His Country tells the tale of a extraordinary person who rose from humble origins because the son of a farmer to turn into one of many striking figures within the social and political lifetime of Tibet sooner than the chinese language takeover within the Nineteen Fifties. Dasang Damdul Tsarong (1888–1959), famous as a baby for his strange intelligence and power, entered the non-public carrier of the 13th Dalai Lama on the age of twelve. After distinguishing himself in army provider, he was once promoted to a excessive rank within the Tibetan govt, married into an aristocratic kinfolk, and shortly turned commander-in-chief of the Tibetan military and one in all Lhasa's best voters. Tsarong was once a dynamic and infrequently arguable determine, a voice for the modernization of Tibet's executive, in particular in its courting to the overseas group. This e-book offers perception into the heritage and explanations of the tragic lack of Tibet's energy of self-government. incorporated are 40 photos taken in Tibet at this severe time, many through D. D. Tsarong himself.

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