New PDF release: Signless Buddha-Mindfulness

By Pingshi Xiao

utilizing a step by step procedure and a few functional recommendations, this booklet teaches the Dharma-door of signless Buddha-mindfulness, an immense process that permits a Buddhist practitioner to quickly in attaining one-pointed psychological focus they by no means notion they can. talent in signless Buddha-mindfulness brings super merits to one’s Dharma cultivation. Aided by way of the ability of in-motion meditative focus received from this technique, the practitioners with right stipulations are able to see the Buddha-nature, and people who are outfitted with the benefits from attaining the 3 natural Blessed Deeds can take rebirth at their will in any Buddha’s natural land on the finish of the present life.

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New PDF release: Green Monasticism: A Buddhist-Catholic Response to an

By Donald Mitchell,William Skudlarek

For greater than 40 years—inspired via the pioneering dialogues of the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, together with his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the Zen grasp Daisetz T. Suzuki—Buddhist and Christian monastics were engaged in interfaith colloquies in regards to the similarities and alterations among those nice non secular traditions. In 1996 and 2002, practitioners from Catholicism and diverse Buddhist traditions met at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, the house of Thomas Merton, to debate religious perform and the character of discomfort, respectively.

Green Monasticism is a set of articles and talks from the 3rd Gethesemani come across, which happened in 2008. The topic used to be the Buddhist and Catholic reaction to the environmental quandary. as well as overlaying a variety of Catholic concept, the essays come from either the Theravadan and Mahayana traditions and canopy either North American and foreign monastic orders.

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Ranjini Obeyesekere's Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva: The Sinhala PDF

By Ranjini Obeyesekere

Translations of 2 works from Sri Lanka on Yasodharā, the spouse of the Buddha—an allusive and exciting determine in Buddhist lore and literature.

What approximately Buddha’s spouse? we know that Prince Siddhartha left his spouse and boy or girl son to start his trip to enlightenment. The Pali canon doesn't point out the lady he left in the back of. Yasodharā enters the commentarial culture round the first century CE and lives on within the folks culture, starting to be from a shadowy determine to a nun and arahat (an Enlightened One), even gaining magical powers. during this booklet, Ranjini Obeyesekere deals a translation of 2 works from Sri Lanka in this fascinating determine. The Yasodharāvata (The tale of Yasodharā) is a people poem, whose best-known verses are Yasodharā’s lament over the departure of her husband. The Yasodharāpadānaya (The Sacred Biography of Yasodharā) is an account of Yasodharā as a nun able to miracles, who has traveled via sam|sara with the Bodhisattva, and who's praised by way of him. Obeyesekere areas those works inside of their historic and literary context and gives a thesaurus of Buddhist terms.

“…a hard and eye-opening learn, and the retelling and sharing of Yasodharā’s tale is the main primary form of feminist act.” — Feminist Review

“Obeyesekere provides us a masterful translation … [and] surveys the literary culture that gave Yasodhara existence and in addition discusses modern readings of the story.” — Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

“The translations are fluid, beautiful, and really readable. This publication illuminates the ‘shadows’ that obscured Yasodharā from the modernist, essentialized telling of the Buddha tale, thereby enriching the becoming style of narratives of girls in Buddhism.” — Donald okay. Swearer, writer of The Buddhist global of Southeast Asia

“In her attractive translation, Obeyesekere presents entry to a global of Buddhism that has basically been to be had to Sinhala readers. many folks will now be capable of learn, take pleasure in, and research those tales as an incredible element of what will be known as ‘devotional Buddhism.’” — George D. Bond, writer of Buddhism at paintings: neighborhood improvement, Social Empowerment and the Sarvodaya Movement

Ranjini Obeyesekere is an autonomous pupil and retired Lecturer of Anthropology at Princeton collage. She is the writer, editor, and translator of a number of books, together with pix of Buddhist girls: tales from the Saddharmaratnavaliya and Jewels of the Doctrine: tales of the Saddharmaratna&valiya, either additionally released via SUNY Press.

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Hope Is a Decision: Selected Essays - download pdf or read online

By Daisaku Ikeda

How can we stay positive whilst the area appears falling aside round us? In those intimate essays, the writer leads the reader on an inspirational trip to discover solutions and desire in afflicted occasions. The ebook comprises incisive commentaries on terrorism, strong and evil, and getting older and dying that offer a brand new standpoint on impending the area with wish. The lyrical reflections on poetry and friendship spotlight how such non secular ambitions are the wellsprings of desire in darkish occasions. each one essay indicates ways that an individual can attach their own look for energy, knowledge, and wish to the collective wish to result in a simply, humane, and worrying society.

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Download e-book for iPad: Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for by Judith Simmer-Brown,Fran Grace,Louis Komjathy

By Judith Simmer-Brown,Fran Grace,Louis Komjathy

A ground-breaking booklet on utilizing meditation in schooling and the way it will possibly improve instructing and learning.

Meditation and the Classroom inventively articulates how educators can use meditation to teach the entire scholar. particularly, a few universities have initiated contemplative reports recommendations and others have opened contemplative areas. This represents an try to deal with the interior existence. it's also an indication of a brand new period, one during which the us is extra spiritually diversified than ever earlier than. Examples from college study rooms and statements via scholars point out advantages contain elevated self-awareness, creativity, and compassion.

The spiritual reviews students who've contributed to this booklet usually train approximately meditation, yet right here they comprise reflections on how meditation has affected them and their educating. until eventually lately, even though, even many non secular stories professors may locate sharing meditation studies, not to mention educating meditation suggestions, a breach of disciplinary and educational protocols. the worth of educating meditation and instructing approximately meditation is mentioned. moral matters corresponding to pluralism, appreciate, skills, strength and coercion, and keeping off genuine or perceived proselytization also are tested. whereas equipment for spiritual experiences are emphasised, the ebook presents priceless advice for all these drawn to this endeavor.

“…this e-book is an effective starting aspect because it brings to the fore the pedagogical concerns raised via contemplation in educating and amply illustrates the diversity of meditational practices that may be utilized in undergraduate instruction.” — Teaching Theology and Religion

“This is a landmark assortment that comes with insights, reflections, and suggestions from best students and academics who've had major adventure in contemplative pedagogy.” — Ruben L. F. Habito, writer of Healing Breath: Zen for Christians and Buddhists in a Wounded World

“I was once encouraged by way of this e-book. It inspired me to take hazards within the lecture room and to take dangers as a man or woman to boot. It hits the ideal stability of surroundings a bigger context and offering valuable information regarding how practitioners truly accomplish this within the school room. i've got completely without doubt that this can be an important publication released so far on contemplative pedagogy.” — Joseph A. Favazza, Dean of the college and Professor of spiritual reviews, Stonehill College

Judith Simmer-Brown is Professor of spiritual experiences at Naropa collage and the writer of Dakini’s hot Breath: the female precept in Tibetan Buddhism.

Fran Grace is Professor of spiritual experiences on the collage of Redlands and the writer of Carry A. kingdom: Retelling the Life.

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Get Longchenpa's Advice from the Heart PDF

By Norbu Chogyal Namkhai,Elio Guarisco

Longchepa's Thirty phrases of recommendation are like nuggets of gold provided to us in his open hand, in order that their proposal can flip our brain to a honest and uncorrupted religious perform. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, along with his transparent creation to the foundations and perform of Dzogchen, units in context the thirty phrases of recommendation after which proceeds to provide an explanation for every one because the foundation of Longchepa's religious event, in a fashion that's suitable to us as contributors in our time.

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Anne Hunt Overzee's The Body Divine: The Symbol of the Body in the Works of PDF

By Anne Hunt Overzee

The physique Divine explores the ways that non secular lecturers, one Christian (Teilhard de Chardin) and one Hindu (Ramanuja) have visible the realm as inherently divine, and feature awarded this perception theologically by using an emblem, that of the 'body of the divine' (the physique of Christ/Brahman). In a cautious examine in their ideals, Dr Hunt Overzee indicates how either thinkers got here to appreciate fact when it comes to awareness, believing that salvation/release is learned via achieving the Lord. This aim is approximated via a replaced view of items, within which every thing is noticeable to belong to the Lord and to take place his presence. the writer compares these religious practices taught through every one philosopher that allows you to aid humans reach the Lord, and locations those practices in a broader context of practices for remodeling consciousness.

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New PDF release: The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older

By Kathleen Dowling Singh

learn how to use your later years for awakening and religious growth.

Encouraging, inspiring, and functional, The Grace in Aging invitations all those that have ever skilled religious longing to rouse of their twilight years. given that getting older, in and of itself, doesn't result in religious adulthood, The Grace in Aging indicates and explores explanations and stipulations that we will create in our lives, simply as we live them, to permit awakening to spread -- remodeling the predictable sufferings of getting older into profound possibilities for development in readability, love, compassion, and peace.

Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines huge and intricate teachings into skillful potential and clever perspectives. hassle-free language and piercing questions deliver Singh's teachings into the pointy concentration of our personal lives; the contemplative nature of every bankruptcy allows an unusual intensity of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our personal minds contact the reader individually, providing the opportunity to take in the results deeply and do the paintings of releasing his or her personal brain. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh deals knowledge from lecturers from various non secular backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and extra. Lessening our attachments, lowering our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we endure witness to the potential of awakening for all beings.

The Grace in getting older offers instructions for older participants of any knowledge culture who desire to wake up earlier than they die; no use for caves or seven-year retreats. this is often religious perform for the lives we live.

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Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will: Agentless Agency? - download pdf or read online

By Rick Repetti

Throughout the historical past of Buddhism, little has been acknowledged sooner than the 20 th Century that explicitly increases the query even if now we have loose will, notwithstanding the Buddha rejected fatalism and a few Buddhists have addressed no matter if karma is fatalistic. lately, even if, Buddhist and Western philosophers have started to explicitly talk about Buddhism and loose will.

This publication contains Buddhist philosophy extra explicitly into the Western analytic philosophical dialogue of loose will, either that allows you to render extra perspicuous Buddhist principles that may make clear the Western philosophical debate, and with a purpose to render extra perspicuous the numerous attainable positions at the unfastened will debate which are on hand to Buddhist philosophy. The publication covers:

  • Buddhist and Western views at the challenge of loose will
  • The puzzle of no matter if loose will is feasible if, as Buddhists think, there isn't any agent/self
  • Therav?da views
  • Mah?y?na views
  • Evidential concerns from technology, meditation, and skepticism

The first ebook to compile classical and modern views on unfastened will in Buddhist suggestion, it really is of curiosity to teachers engaged on Buddhist and Western ethics, comparative philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of brain, philosophy of motion, organisation, and private identity.

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Download e-book for iPad: Der Buddhismus II: Theravada-Buddhismus und Tibetischer by Manfred Hutter,Lauren Drover,Tilman Frasch,Karl-Heinz

By Manfred Hutter,Lauren Drover,Tilman Frasch,Karl-Heinz Golzio,Detlef Kantowsky,Jaques P. Leider,Julia Linder,Andrea Loseries,Klaus Sagaster,Christian Schicklgruber,Jens Wilkens

Nach dem ersten Band, der den indischen Buddhismus beschrieben hat, behandeln die Kapitel dieses Bandes die geschichtliche und lehrmäßige Entwicklung des Theravāda-Buddhismus in seinen "klassischen" Ländern (Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Kambodscha, Thailand und Laos), aber auch dessen Verbreitung und Revitalisierung in Indien, Bangladesch, Malaysia und Indonesien. Ferner werden die verschiedenen Schulen des tibetischen Buddhismus detailliert dargestellt und in die Geschichte Tibets eingeordnet, aber auch die lokalen Ausprägungen des tibetischen Buddhismus in Bhutan sowie unter den mongolischen Volksgruppen werden beschrieben. Ein letztes Kapitel behandelt den Buddhismus bei den Turkvölkern Zentralasiens vor der Islamisierung.

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