Download The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga by Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa PDF

By Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa

One in all Buddhism’s foundational texts, the Visuddhimagga is a scientific exam and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation process. a number of the teachings of the Buddha chanced on during the Pali canon are equipped in a transparent, accomplished direction resulting in the ultimate aim of nibbana, the kingdom of entire purification. initially composed within the 5th century, this new translation presents English audio system insights into this foundational textual content. during this treatise complete and distinctive directions are given on forty matters of meditation geared toward focus, an complicated account of Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and specific descriptions of the phases of perception culminating in ultimate liberation.

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Download The Life of Milarepa by Tsangnyon Heruka, Andrew Quintman PDF

By Tsangnyon Heruka, Andrew Quintman

A new translation of the vintage biography of the main well known saint in Tibetan Buddhist historical past

The lifetime of Milarepa is likely one of the so much loved tales of the Tibetan humans and an excellent literary instance of the contemplative lifestyles. This biography, a dramatic story from a tradition now in predicament, could be learn on numerous degrees. a private and relocating advent to Tibetan Buddhism, it's also a close consultant to the hunt for liberation. It offers a quest for purification and buddhahood in one lifetime, tracing the trail of an exceptional sinner who grew to become a superb saint. it's also a powerfully evocative narrative, filled with magic, miracles, suspense, and humor, whereas reflecting the spiritual and social lifetime of medieval Tibet.

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Download Dharmakirti's Thought and its Impact on Indian and Tibetan by Shoryu Katsura PDF

By Shoryu Katsura

The lawsuits of the 3rd overseas Dharmakirti convention held in Hiroshima in 1997 acquire a few papers dedicated to the learn of the good seventh-century Buddhist thinker, Dharmakirti, and his affects upon the succeeding generations of either Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophers in India and Tibet. the second one foreign Dharmakirti convention used to be held in Vienna, and its court cases, reviews within the Buddhist Epistemological culture, were released during this related sequence. the current quantity comprises the result of the $64000 researches made via the key Dharmakirtian students on the planet because the final convention, in order that the readers can notice the current scenario within the box of Buddhist epistemology and common sense. a few papers are occupied with the epistemological issues, similar to the proposal of perceptibility, and others with the merely logical difficulties like an empty topic. a few take care of the Buddhist idea of language known as apoha compared to the perspectives of Nagarjuna, Bhartrhari and others, whereas others are dedicated to the ontological questions, corresponding to tips on how to ascertain the causal courting. a number of papers talk about Dharmakirti within the mild of feedback made by means of Jaina, Nyaya or Minamsa philosophers. and at last the main impressive characteristic of the current quantity is the rise of variety of contributions dedicated to the research of Tibetan culture of Buddhist epistemology and common sense which has been constructed less than the good effect of Dharmakirti.

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Download Buddhism: A Philosophical Approach by Cyrus Panjvani PDF

By Cyrus Panjvani

This booklet philosophically introduces the elemental truths, doctrines, and rules of Buddhism. Its aim is to provide an explanation for the lessons of the Buddha and of Buddhism truly and continuously. although the ebook treads past the Buddha's existence, together with into the Abhidharma and Mahayana traditions, it continues to be all through a philosophical dialogue and elaboration of the Buddha's proposal. it truly is intended to be an obtainable advisor when you don't have any history in Buddhism, and to be valuable to the philosophical realizing of these who do.

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Download The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 6: Tantra by Geshe Tashi Tsering PDF

By Geshe Tashi Tsering

During this 6th and ultimate quantity within the starting place of Buddhist idea sequence, Geshe Tashi Tsering brings his popular, necessary method of the esoteric practices of Buddhist tantra. awaiting the various questions Westerners have upon first encountering tantra's colourful imagery and veiled language, Tantra makes use of directly consult clarify deities, initiations, mandalas, and the body's sophisticated body structure of channels and chakras.

Tantric Buddhism presents a short street to buddhahood via dissolving the body's wind energies into the valuable channel on the middle, mimicking the changes of realization that happen on the time of demise. Guiding readers systematically from tantra's iteration level via to the whole enlightenment of the finishing touch level, Geshe Tashi Tsering even unpacks an easy compassion perform composed via the Dalai Lama, utilizing it to demonstrate the construction blocks universal to all such visualization techniques.

Tantra is a becoming end to this obtainable and sensible sequence.

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Download "The Tibetan Book of the Dead": A Biography (Lives of Great by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. PDF

By Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

The Tibetan ebook of the Dead is the main well-known Buddhist textual content within the West, having bought greater than 1000000 copies because it was once first released in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a observation on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid journey, and the Beatles quoted Leary's model of their tune "Tomorrow by no means Knows." extra lately, the e-book has been followed through the hospice stream, enshrined via Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook learn through Richard Gere. but, as acclaimed author and student of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan booklet of the Dead seriously isn't Tibetan, it isn't quite a publication, and it's not fairly approximately death." during this compelling advent and brief historical past, Lopez tells the unusual tale of ways a comparatively imprecise and malleable number of Buddhist texts of doubtful foundation got here to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West.

The imperative personality during this tale is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric student and non secular seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, regardless of now not figuring out the Tibetan language and not traveling the rustic, crafted and named The Tibetan booklet of the Dead. in reality, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's booklet is far extra American than Tibetan, owing a better debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. certainly, Lopez means that the book's perennial charm stems not just from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but in addition from the way in which Evans-Wentz translated the textual content into the language of a truly American spirituality.

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Download Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral by John R. McQuaid, Paula E. Carmona PDF

By John R. McQuaid, Paula E. Carmona

Fresh experiences point out that melancholy is the most typical mental sickness within the US, affecting as many as 17 million american citizens. This publication integrates the non secular perform of mindfulness with mental innovations for altering unfavourable recommendations and behaviors right into a robust and proven-effective software for dealing with this critical and distressing condition.

Current records recommend that as many as 17 million american citizens be afflicted by melancholy; extra examine states that below 25 percentage of those obtain enough remedy for the sickness. In scientific trials, remedy techniques that contain spirituality with psychology have confirmed to be dramatically powerful at countering melancholy. This publication is co-written by means of a number one expert within the therapy of melancholy and a scientific nurse who, as a Zen practitioner informed with Charlotte Joko Beck and Jon Kabat-Zinn.

A idea grounded within the perform of sure kinds of Buddhism, mindfulness is the wide awake, uninvolved know-how of the current second. Western psychologists have lately discovered that this mind set is very conducive to the accomplishment of cognitive behavioral remedy, or CBT: an energetic mode of mental therapy that makes an attempt to acknowledge and counter destructive concepts and behaviors prior to they bring about debilitating indicators like melancholy. As records determine time and again that melancholy is the one most typical mental challenge affecting americans, the refinement of psychotherapy throughout the integration of spirituality-based suggestions has generated huge curiosity between psychology pros. This approachable and easy-to-use ebook makes those strong strategies to be had to the overall public.

The booklet is equipped round a compelling sequence of particular, step by step interventions that offer readers with an knowing of the recommendations that bring about melancholy. They tips on how to locate the inducement to confront depressive emotions. via sitting with painful feelings and permitting them to cross, you can find so that you can lessen the frequency of depressive episodes. utilizing meditation practices for statement and know-how, strengthen the power to acknowledge cognitive, physiological, and environmental triggers which may result in annoyed classes of the sickness. for those who switch the way you procedure your daily lifestyles, your day-by-day actions, the alternatives you're making, and how you focus on life's ups and downs you advance the abilities you must stream past melancholy and strengthen lasting peace of mind.

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Download Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child by Thich Nhat Hanh PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

A thrilling contribution to the starting to be development of making use of Buddhist practices to motivate wellbeing and stability psychological health and wellbeing. Reconciliation makes a speciality of aware wisdom of our feelings and gives concrete practices to revive broken relationships via meditations and routines to aid recognize and rework the harm that many folks could have skilled as little ones. Reconciliation indicates how anger, unhappiness, and worry can turn into pleasure and calmness by way of studying to respire with, discover, meditate, and discuss our robust feelings. Written for a large viewers and available to humans of all backgrounds and religious traditions.

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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 renowned Christian stories of the center a long time, translated right into a dozen languages, and mentioned by way of Shakespeare within the service provider of Venice. but Josaphat is simply remembered this day as a result of similarities of his existence to that of the Buddha.
In seek of the Christian Buddha is decided opposed to the backdrop of the alternate 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 exhibits 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 in addition wisdom to circulate among diverse cultures and round a lot of the world.

Eminent students Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Peggy McCracken show how religions born hundreds of thousands of miles aside shared rules through the centuries. They discover remarkable convergences and divergences among those faiths on topics together with the which means of demise, the matter of hope, and their view of ladies. Demonstrating the remarkable energy of this story, they ask now not how tales move between religions yet how religions flow between tales.

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