Download Taste of Freedom: Approaches to the Buddhist Path by Bikshu Sangharakshita PDF

By Bikshu Sangharakshita

The Buddha defined his educating as having yet one flavor - the style of freedom. This publication bargains an evidence of what he intended, and provides a thorough account of the target and perform of Buddhism.

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Download Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama: The Untold Story of the Holy by Alexander Norman PDF

By Alexander Norman

The entire tale of the Dalai Lamas

   His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is understood to the realm for his efforts to maintain Tibetan tradition and for his inspiring religious teachings. usually omitted, despite the fact that, is the lengthy, colourful background from which this so much liked of holy males has emerged. In Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman tells this tale in complete for the 1st time, from Tibetan Buddhism’s foundational narratives to the present-day difficulty confronted through Tibet. 
   And what a narrative it really is. in addition to committed clergymen selflessly serving the Tibetan humans, between His Holiness’s non secular forebears there are a Dalai Lama who waged wars, a womanizing and drunk poet, and several other who wound up useless following disputes over temporal strength. additionally, whereas Western practitioners specialise in Tibetan Buddhism’s freeing imaginative and prescient of enlightenment, it at the same time includes ritual practices of prophecy and magic, in addition to a bright pantheon of deities and demons.
   In the tip, even if Tibet falls wanting the Western myths of a Himalayan utopia, by way of illuminating the old fight towards compassion and selflessness embodied within the Dalai Lama lineage, Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama finally unearths a fact that's enormously extra compelling than any romance of “Shangri-La” and offers deeper purposes for admiring Tibetan culture.

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Download Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo by Dōgen, Kazuaki Tanahashi PDF

By Dōgen, Kazuaki Tanahashi

Treasury of the genuine Dharma Eye (Shobo Genzo, in eastern) is a enormous paintings, thought of to be one of many profoundest expressions of Zen knowledge ever wear paper, and in addition the main awesome literary and philosophical paintings of Japan. it's a choice of essays through Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founding father of Zen’s Soto school.

Kazuaki Tanahashi and a crew of translators that characterize a Who’s Who of yank Zen have produced a translation of the good paintings that mixes accuracy with a deep realizing of Dogen’s voice and literary presents. The finely produced, two-volume boxed set encompasses a wealth of fabrics to assist knowing, together with maps, lineage charts, a bibliography, and an exhaustive word list of names and terms—and, as an advantage, the main popular of all Dogen’s essays, “Recommending Zazen to All People.”

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Download Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia by Henrik H. Sørensen, Richard K. Payne, Charles D. Orzech PDF

By Henrik H. Sørensen, Richard K. Payne, Charles D. Orzech

Possibly, it used to be the shape of Buddhism categorized Esoteric Buddhism that had the best geographical unfold of any type of Buddhism. It left its imprint not just on its local India, yet some distance past, on Southeast Asia, relevant Asia, together with Tibet and Mongolia, in addition to the East Asian international locations China, Korea and Japan. not just has Esoteric Buddhism contributed considerably to the advance of Buddhism in lots of cultures, however it additionally facilitated the transmission of spiritual paintings and fabric tradition, technological know-how and know-how. This quantity, the results of a world collaboration of 40 students, offers a finished source on Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras of their chinese language, Korean, and jap contexts from the 1st few centuries of the typical period correct as much as the current. members comprise: Barbara Ambrose, Anna Andreeva, Sarah Aptilon, Ian Astley, Clemente Beghi, Heather Blair, William Bodiford, Chen Jinhua, Paul Copp, Ronald M. Davidson, Lucia Dolce, Athanasios Drakakis, Donald Drummond, Ruth Dunnell, Jay Ford, David Gardiner, Rolf Giebel, Robert M. Gimello, David grey, Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis, Nobumi Iyanaga, George Keyworth, Martin Lehnert, Hun Y. Lye, Shinya Mano, Richard M. McBride, Laura Meeks, Regan Murphy, Charles D. Orzech, Richard ok. Payne, Klaus Pinte, Fabio Rambelli, Thierry Robouam, James Robson, Brian Ruppert, Neil Schmid, Gaynor Sekimori, Shen Weirong, Henrik H. S rensen, Mark Unno, Pamela Winfield

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Download The Dhammapada (Classics of Indian Spirituality) by Eknath Easwaran PDF

By Eknath Easwaran

Dhammapada capability “the direction of dharma,” the trail of fact, concord, and righteousness. Eknath Easwaran’s translation of this crucial Buddhist textual content, in keeping with the oldest model, comprises 423 brief verses collected via the Buddha’s direct disciples after his loss of life and arranged via subject matter: anger, proposal, pleasure, excitement, and others. The Buddha’s undying teachings take the shape of shiny metaphors from way of life and are good served via Easwaran’s lucid translation. An authoritative creation and bankruptcy notes supply worthy context for contemporary readers.

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Download 101 storie Zen by Nyogen Senzaki, Paul Reps PDF

By Nyogen Senzaki, Paul Reps

«Lo Zen non è una setta ma un’esperienza». Da questa esperienza, che ha al suo centro los angeles nozione di satori, "illuminazione", è nata una letteratura immensa, dalle numerose ramificazioni, a partire dal sesto secolo in Cina (sotto il nome di Ch’an) e a partire dal dodicesimo secolo fino ai nostri giorni in Giappone (sotto il nome di Zen). Ciò che in Occidente ha finito according to presentarsi spesso come moda banale è dunque una ricchissima tradizione religiosa, senza los angeles quale è impensabile una grande parte della filosofia, della letteratura e dell’arte estremo-orientali. in line with avvicinarsi a questo intricato complesso poche introduzioni sono altrettanto giuste nel tono, svelte e amabili come questa raccolta di storie Zen curata da Nyogen Senzaki e Paul Reps. Il lettore vi troverà una scelta dalla "Raccolta di pietre e di sabbia" di Muju, maestro giapponese del tredicesimo secolo, e da altri testi classici Zen, sino alla positive del secolo diciannovesimo. Con sobrietà e grazia Senzaki e Reps hanno saputo presentare in rapidi tratti apologhi capitali o ignoti, intrecciandoli con felice precisione, in modo che il lettore possa entrare in contatto immediato con le grandi questioni (e con le grandi soluzioni) dello Zen, contatto che troverebbe ben più difficilmente affidandosi a ponderosi manuali, contrari già nella loro costruzione allo spirito Zen – in keeping with eccellenza imprendibile e paradossale, irridente verso ogni sapienza soddisfatta, spesso nascosto dietro gli schermi del vuoto e del non sapere.

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Download The Way of Zen by Alan Watts PDF

By Alan Watts

The best way of Zen starts as a succinct consultant in the course of the histories of Buddhism and Taoism major as much as the advance of Zen Buddhism, which drew deeply from either traditions. It then is going directly to paint a huge yet insightful photo of Zen because it was once and is practiced, either as a faith and as a component of various East Asian arts and disciplines. Watts's narrative clears away the secret whereas bettering the mystique of Zen.

Since the 1st booklet of this booklet in 1957, Zen Buddhism has turn into firmly verified within the West. As Zen has taken root in Western soil, it has included a lot of the angle and method set forth by means of Watts within the manner of Zen, which continues to be some of the most very important introductory books in Western Zen.

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