Category: Buddhism

  • One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery, Enlightenment by Kenneth Kushner,Jackson Morisawa

    By Kenneth Kushner,Jackson Morisawa

    One Arrow, One existence is a vintage treatise on kyudo, the artwork of conventional jap archery, and its relation to the beliefs and perform of Zen Buddhism.

    With a pretty good advent to the shape and perform of Zen meditation, in addition to a radical description of the 8 levels of Kyudo, One Arrow, One existence captures the subtleties of the complementary nature of concept and motion, move and stillness. Demonstrating the significance of bringing flow, posture and respiring into concord, One Arrow, One existence interweaves Zen philosophy with day-by-day adventure and methods, academics, and the dojo, to offer a reputation and face to kyudo. starting with its dialogue of the respiring, posture, and focus that's primary to either disciplines, then fast relocating directly to the subtleties of complex perform, writer, Ken Kushner ties every thing jointly right into a own testimony of the pervasiveness of Zen in daily life.

    Illustrator, Jackson Morisawa's line drawings deliver the artwork of kyudo to lifestyles. For these drawn to Zen and relocating meditation, kyudo practitioners of all degrees, in addition to scholars of ways of martial arts, this quantity is an quintessential guidebook.
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  • Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural by Juliane Schober

    By Juliane Schober

    for hundreds of years, Burmese have seemed to the authority in their spiritual culture, Theravada Buddhism, to barter social and political hierarchies. sleek Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar examines these moments within the sleek heritage of this Southeast Asian kingdom whilst faith, tradition, and politics converge to chart new instructions. Arguing opposed to Max Weber’s characterization of Buddhism as other-worldly and divorced from politics, this research indicates that Buddhist perform necessitates public validation inside of an economic climate of benefit during which ethical motion earns destiny rewards. The intervention of colonial modernity in conventional Burmese Buddhist worldviews has created conjunctures at which public matters serious to the nation’s destiny are reinterpreted in gentle of a Buddhist paradigm of power.
    Author Juliane Schober starts off through targeting the general public position of Buddhist perform and the ways that precolonial Buddhist hegemonies have been negotiated. Her dialogue then lines the emergence of recent Buddhist groups during the colonial event: the disruption of conventional paradigms of hegemony and governance, the creation of recent and secular venues to energy, smooth matters like nationalism, schooling, the general public position of faith, the facility of the kingdom, and Buddhist resistance to the heart. the continued discourse and cultural negotiation of those subject matters draw Buddhist groups into political arenas, both to valid political strength or to withstand it on ethical grounds. The ebook concludes with an exam of how during which Buddhist resistance in 2007, recognized within the West because the Saffron Revolution, used to be subjugated by means of army secularism and the transnational pressures of an international economy.

    A skillfully crafted paintings of scholarship, smooth Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar could be welcomed via scholars of Theravada Buddhism and Burma/Myanmar, readers of anthropology, heritage of religions, politics, and colonial experiences of contemporary Southeast Asia, and students of spiritual and political perform in smooth nationwide contexts.
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  • Histoire du Bouddhisme tibétain : La Compassion des by Elisabeth Martens

    By Elisabeth Martens

    Cet ouvrage rend au Bouddhisme tibétain son statut de faith qui, comme toute autre faith, a connu une évolution en accord avec son environnementsocial. Loin de l. a. compassion et de los angeles tolérance qui sont, actuellement, les pictures de marque du Bouddhisme tibétain, l'enseignement du Bouddha a servi à implanter son autorité morale et spirituelle sur les populations tibétaines et à s'entourer de biens matériels. Le bouddhisme tibétain d'aujourd'hui, aseptisé et versioné à nos demandes, a-t-il encore quelque selected à gagner en séduisant un Occident que l'on prétend en "vide spirituel".
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  • The Gods and the Demons Are Not Two: A Tantra of the Great by Christopher Wilkinson

    By Christopher Wilkinson

    to these conversant in the esoteric traditions of Buddhism, the nice Perfection is widely known as a pathway of rapid enlightenment, a automobile for a surprising leap forward of enlightened knowledge right here within the current. We could ask yourself, notwithstanding, what the good Perfection has to assert in regards to the visible fact that there are every kind of other beings who dwell below every kind of stipulations, and the truth that we ourselves struggle through every kind of emotional turbulence at the same time we examine the nice Perfection. What does the nice Perfection need to say concerning the demonic aspect of items? What does it say approximately our understandings of what divine beings are? How does it combine a imaginative and prescient of the divine and the demonic into the material of immediate enlightenment? How do practitioners of the nice Perfection comprehend their very own demons and hottest deities, and are available to phrases with them? In a global view in which everyone seems to be already enlightened, what's the functionality of compassion? those issues are addressed within the Gods and the Demons aren't Two.
    This Tantra deals a long dialogue of the demonic and the divine, with details at the reputation of demons and their various periods, how we will comprehend no matter if our lives are managed via demons, a dialogue of exorcism, and an intensive presentation at the nice Perfection’s trouble for all periods of residing beings. we're brought right into a mythological global populated via a wide selection of demonic and heavenly beings and are inspired to “share the flavor” (ro snyoms) of what lifestyles is like for them, a type of sympathetic comprehension of different beings. we're guided during the geographical regions of samsara, and inspired to proportion within the flavor of what it might be like if we have been another being. How wouldn't it believe to be a component, a demon, an ailment, a denizen of hell, an animal, or a god? Empathy is used to indicate us towards an knowing of one of those perfection that there's in each residing factor, a very good perfection.
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  • Mind at Ease: Self-Liberation through Mahamudra Meditation by Traleg Kyabgon

    By Traleg Kyabgon

    "In this uniquely insightful evaluate and perform consultant, Traleg Kyabgon offers a radical advent to the Kagyu lineage's Mahamudra culture. The author's procedure is straightforward—he provides the Mahamudra teachings as a method of seeing issues in, as he says, "a confident and open gentle. Even issues we would in most cases regard as undesirable and bad might be interpreted in a extra uplifting means because of the expansiveness of the Mahamudra vision." Mahamudra—which potential "great seal" or "great symbol," concerning the emblem or mark of final fact, or emptiness—points to the real nature of brain in addition to the final word insubstantiality of all things.
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  • Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on by Lhundub Sopa

    By Lhundub Sopa

    An exploration of the perform of samatha, the fashion of meditation dedicated to concentration and attention

    Geshe Sopa maintains his elucidation of Lama Tsongkhapa's masterwork at the Buddhist direction with a proof of the center meditative perform of samatha, or calm abiding. 

    displaying the way it is actually crucial for--and is going hand in hand with--the fulfillment of perception into truth, he provides useful tips for countering sleepiness, agitation, and their extra sophisticated opposite numbers. major us step-by-step towards deeper degrees of focus, quantity four of the Steps at the route to Enlightenment series brings readers toward the last word aim of samatha: limitless and easy focus.
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  • Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?: A Westerner's by Lama Tsomo,The Dalai Lama

    By Lama Tsomo,The Dalai Lama

    If you're thinking that meditation is barely for priests, imagine again.

    Today's international appears starting to be increasingly more tense by way of the minute—for we all. So now, as a instructor of Tibetan Buddhist perform and a 21st-century lady, Lama Tsomo bargains us time-tested instruments for purchasing beneath our daily concerns and making our lives richer and extra gratifying with the discharge of Why Is the Dalai Lama continually Smiling? Reviewers deem the e-book “a sympathetic, customized textual content” (Foreword Reviews), and suggest it “to those that are looking to research extra approximately Buddhism, meditation, or simply the way to dwell a extra peaceable way of life” (Readers’ Favorite).

    Why Is the Dalai Lama regularly Smiling? is a full of life, approachable advisor for utilizing the traditional traditions and practices of Tibetan Buddhism to discover happiness and peace during this sleek global. good acquired and praised, the publication used to be commemorated with numerous awards in 2016, together with a countrywide Indie Excellence Award and a silver medal from the self reliant writer e-book Awards.

    Through step by step directions, images, and necessary reasons, Lama Tsomo recounts her own and non secular trip to bigger happiness, and teaches how we will be able to event the various merits of meditation. She bargains confirmed innovations for polishing our concentration, bettering relationships, and residing on a daily basis extra mindfully and joyfully.

    Laced with humor, compassion, and tales from Lama Tsomo's personal lifestyles, Why Is the Dalai Lama consistently Smiling? meets us the place we're and courses us onto the trail to a deeper information of the area and ourselves. it is a trip worth taking. As Lama Tsomo invitations within the book’s prologue, "Won't you come back along?"

    Featuring an introductory letter from H.H. Dalai Lama, Why Is the Dalai Lama continually Smiling? features a set of fantastically illustrated meditation playing cards, "Science Tidbits," a word list of Buddhist phrases, and classes utilized in Namchak starting place eCourses and retreats. research extra concerning the booklet and Lama Tsomo at
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  • A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the by Holly Gayley,Joshua Schapiro,Ringu

    By Holly Gayley,Joshua Schapiro,Ringu

    Deepen your meditation with recommendation on Buddhist perform from celebrated masters of Tibet’s nonsectarian rimé tradition.

    For generations, Buddhist masters in Tibet have composed sheldam, poignant directions adapted to the desires in their disciples within the kind of brief works of recommendation. usually tough to discover in booklet, those works hide issues starting from training whereas ailing to sitting in solitary retreat to spotting the character of brain. This assortment makes a speciality of an influential and encouraging new release of Buddhist academics: the nineteenth-century ecumenical, or rimé, culture of japanese Tibet. A amassing of awesome Moons provides energetic translations of 19 pithy and profound works through those nice masters, in addition to essays through their translators which discover the classy features in their selected works, spotlight their ecumenical gains, and touch upon the adventure of translation. 

    Includes works from Jamgon Kongtrul, Dza Patrul Rinpoché, Ju Mipham Rinpoché, Dudjom Lingpa, The 3rd Dodrupchen, Do Khyentsé, Tokden Sakya Sri, Jikmé Lingpa, Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, Getsé Mahapandita, Shangton Tenpa Gyatso, and Bamda Thupten Gelek Gyatso.

    This ebook arose from a distinct convention on Tibetan translation, the place the fourteen translators shared their approach with one another and obtained suggestions from their friends with a unique specialize in the literary facets of the resource texts. As a mirrored image of this genesis, the accompanying essays during this quantity by way of the translators discover the classy features in their selected works, spotlight ecumenical positive factors in them, and touch upon the adventure of translation. This distinctive ebook might be welcomed via spiritual students, Buddhist practitioners, and meditators.
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  • Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, by Franz Metcalf,BJ Gallagher,His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    By Franz Metcalf,BJ Gallagher,His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    Buddhism has for millions of years supplied a non secular beginning for the day-by-day lives of thousands of individuals around the globe. yet does Buddhism have whatever to provide us—Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike—in today’s international of labor? Metcalf and Gallagher imagine it does. non secular knowledge, Western or jap, conjures up and instructs us in dwelling a superb existence. And that’s simply as real at paintings as at home.

    Buddha mind—a resource of calm, compassion, and insight—exists inside each one folks, not only the old Buddha. Being Buddha at paintings exhibits tips to embrace that brain within the tension and clamor of the workplace—how to faucet into the Buddha recognition with a purpose to relieve day-by-day tensions and greet demanding situations with understanding, equanimity, and stable humor.

    The ebook is split into 3 sections. the 1st, “Becoming a conscious Worker,” covers Buddha’s knowledge for our personal paintings; the second one, “Cultivating conscious paintings Relationships,” makes a speciality of tips on how to paintings with folks; the 3rd, “Creating a aware Workplace,” offers with broader organizational subject matters. there's knowledge the following for everyone—from frontline employees and workforce participants, to supervisors and bosses, to most sensible executives and organizational leaders.
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  • Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of by Sarah Harding

    By Sarah Harding

    worry, anger, and negativity are states that every people need to cope with. Machik's entire Explanation, the main recognized ebook of the lessons of Machik Lapdrön, the nice lady saint and yogini of 11th- to twelfth-century Tibet, addresses those matters in a realistic, direct means.

    Machik constructed a procedure, the Mahamudra Chöd, that takes the Buddha's teachings as a foundation and applies them to the quick reviews of unfavorable brain states and malignant forces. Her distinctive female strategy is to invoke and nurture the very "demons" that we worry and hate, remodeling these reactive feelings into love. it's the tantric model of constructing compassion and fearlessness, a thorough approach to slicing via ego-fixation.

    This increased variation contains Machik Lapdrön's earliest identified educating, the unique resource textual content for the culture, The nice package deal of Precepts on Severance (Chöd). This pithy set of directions finds that the lessons of the perfection of knowledge are the real proposal for Chöd. it's superbly clarified in a brief remark through Rangjung Dorje, the 3rd Karmapa.
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