Download The Wise Heart: Buddhist Psychology for the West by Jack Kornfield PDF

By Jack Kornfield

For over 2000 years, Buddhist psychology has provided precious insights into the character of the center and brain, and remodeled the way in which many folks worldwide deal with life's demanding situations. however the old texts on which those extraordinary teachings are dependent should be tricky to penetrate for contemporary seekers. Now, drawing on his adventure as a monk proficient in Thailand, Burma and India, in addition to his professional psychology perform, Jack Kornfield offers an obtainable, definitive consultant for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. this significant new paintings is within the culture of his vintage works A direction with middle and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, supplying sensible instruments to dealing with glossy lifestyles and working with feelings resembling worry, anger and disgrace. Kornfield additionally stocks the illuminating tales of his scholars and fellow practitioners, in addition to his personal trip in the direction of enlightenment, together with his restoration from a violence-filled formative years. here's a infrequent treasure that might provide readers better entry to the key attractiveness inside - and with no.

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Download In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became by Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Peggy McCracken PDF

By Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Peggy McCracken

The tale of Saint Josaphat, a prince who gave up his wealth and country to persist with Jesus, used to be probably the most well known Christian stories of the center a long time, translated right into a dozen languages, and brought up by way of Shakespeare within the service provider of Venice. but Josaphat is just remembered this day as a result of the similarities of his existence to that of the Buddha.
In seek of the Christian Buddha is determined opposed to the backdrop of the exchange alongside the Silk street, the Christian cost of Palestine, the unfold of Islam, and the Crusades. It lines the trail of the Buddha’s story from India and indicates the way it developed, adopting information from every one tradition in the course of its sojourn. those early cases of globalization allowed not just items but additionally wisdom to stream among assorted cultures and round a lot of the world.

Eminent students Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Peggy McCracken exhibit how religions born millions of miles aside shared rules in the course of the centuries. They discover magnificent convergences and divergences among those faiths on topics together with the which means of dying, the matter of wish, and their view of girls. Demonstrating the impressive energy of this story, they ask now not how tales flow between religions yet how religions stream between tales.

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Download Paroles de sages chinois by Alexis Lavis PDF

By Alexis Lavis

Toute parole, aussi authentique soit-elle, n'est pas nécessairement parlante. Elle exige, à mesure qu'elle est lointaine par l'origine, los angeles persistence des détours et l. a. faveur des circonstances. Puis il arrive qu'enfin nous los angeles reconnaissions s'adressant à nous : ainsi une fenêtre d'écoute et d'entente s'est-elle ouverte entre nous et los angeles Chine. Mais en quoi los angeles Chine nous intéresse-t-elle ? Fondamentalement, les choses nous intéressent parce qu'elles nous concernent dans notre être même. L'intérêt qui nous porte à nous mettre à l'école des Chinois doit donc s'envisager dans cet ordre et non dans celui plus routinier de l'économie ou de l. a. curiosité. Ce qui est en jeu ici touche à une query urgente : remark nous est-il attainable d'habiter humainement et authentiquement le monde tout comme notre propre life ? Telle est l. a. query fondamentale de l. a. pensée chinoise. C'est celle que ce livre se suggest d'explorer, en déployant le sens d'enseignements des différentes traditions chinoises : taoïste, confucéenne, bouddhiste, légiste et moïste. Ainsi s'éclaireront notamment des affirmations telles : "le Yin est sombre comme le fond des eaux ; le Yang est strength brillante" ; "le pouvoir doit rester caché ; il s'enracine dans le non-agir" ; "ceux qui veulent prendre le contrôle du monde et agir sur lui échoueront purement et simplement".Alexis Lavis est agrégé de philosophie, chargé de cours à l'université de Rouen, spécialisé dans l’étude des pensées asiatiques (Chine et Inde). Il a notamment publié L’Espace de l. a. pensée chinoise (Oxus, 2010), et est l’auteur de plusieurs traductions.

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Download Monkey (Penguin Classics) by Wu Cheng'en PDF

By Wu Cheng'en

Monkey depicts the adventures of Prince Tripitaka, a tender Buddhist priest on a perilous pilgrimage to India to retrieve sacred scriptures observed by way of his 3 unruly disciples: the grasping pig creature Pipsy, the river monster Sandy - and Monkey. Hatched from a stone egg and given the secrets and techniques of heaven and earth, the irrepressible trickster Monkey can journey at the clouds, turn into invisible and rework into different shapes - abilities that end up very necessary whilst the 4 guests arise opposed to the dragons, bandits, demons and evil wizards that threaten to avoid them of their quest. Wu Ch’êng-ên wrote Monkey within the mid-sixteenth century, including his personal specified type to an old chinese language legend, and in so doing created a stunning mix of nonsense with profundity, slapstick comedy with religious knowledge.

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Download Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha by Jack Kerouac PDF

By Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac's profound meditations at the Buddha?s lifestyles and religion

In the mid-1950s, Jack Kerouac, a lifelong Catholic, turned interested by Buddhism, an curiosity that had an important effect on his principles of spirituality and later stumbled on expression in such books as Mexico urban Blues and The Dharma Bums. initially written in 1955 and now released for the 1st time in paperback, Wake Up is Kerouac?s retelling of the lifetime of Prince Siddhartha Gotama, who as a tender guy deserted his prosperous kinfolk and comfy domestic for a lifelong look for enlightenment. Distilled from a large choice of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as either a penetrating account of the Buddha?s lifestyles and a concise primer at the primary teachings of Buddhism.

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Download Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An Explanation of the Terma by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche PDF

By Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

In all religions, sacred texts and gadgets have seemed miraculously. one of the such a lot awesome of those revelatory traditions is the terma culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Termas usher in a clean chance for the renewal of religious perform. right here Tulku Thondup Rinpoche tells the tale of the terma culture initiated via Padmasambhava, the ninth-century saint who validated Buddhism in Tibet.

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Download Buddhism in Sinhalese Society 1750-1900: A Study of by Kitsiri Malalgoda PDF

By Kitsiri Malalgoda

Even supposing the inhabitants of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) embraces many fans of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, Buddhists have lengthy constituted the nice majority. equally, Buddhism is practiced through the Sinhalese, by means of some distance the most important ethnic team within the country.

For greater than 2,000 years the background of Sinhalese Buddhism has been recorded through clergymen in a chain of chronicles. those chronicles encouraged a deep feel of historic continuity. Mr. Malalgoda has made an in depth research of the rather fresh heritage of Sinhalese Buddhism, within which the classical culture skilled revival and alter in accordance with either inner and exterior pressures.

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Download The Selfless Mind, Personality, Consciousness and Nirvana in by Peter Harvey PDF

By Peter Harvey

This paintings is worried with exploring sure key beneficial properties of
the world-view of early Buddhism: its perspective to notions of self and
its realizing of the character and position of viiinai}Q: 'consciousness'
or 'discernment'. either one of those issues are of intrinsic curiosity in
themselves, and exploration of them in early Buddhist literature
both allows a greater realizing of early Buddhism and adds
a varied standpoint to the present debate on those subject matters. In order
to perform this research, although, it is vital to have an understanding
of sure easy options of early Indian idea.

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Download Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering by Clark Strand PDF

By Clark Strand

Is there extra to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is glossy Buddhism appropriate to the issues of everyday life? Does it empower participants to remodel their lives? Or has Buddhism turn into too indifferent, so nonetheless and quiet that the Buddha has fallen asleep? Waking the Buddha tells the tale of the Soka Gakkai foreign, the biggest, such a lot dynamic Buddhist circulation on the earth today—and one who is waking up and shaking up Buddhism so it could actually actually paintings in usual people’s lives. Drawing on his lengthy own adventure as a Buddhist instructor, journalist, and editor, Clark Strand bargains wide perception into how and why the Soka Gakkai, with its dedication to social justice and its egalitarian process, has develop into a job version, not just for different colleges of Buddhism, yet for different religions in addition. Readers should be encouraged by means of the struggles and triumphs of the Soka Gakkai’s 3 founding presidents—individuals who staked their lives at the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and the intense strength of these teachings to assist humans turn into chuffed.

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