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Download Chan Buddhism (Dimensions of Asian Spirituality) by Peter D. Hershock PDF

By Peter D. Hershock

Chan Buddhism has turn into paradigmatic of Buddhist spirituality. identified in Japan as Zen and in Korea as Son, it's some of the most strikingly iconoclastic non secular traditions on the earth. This succinct and energetic paintings basically expresses the which means of Chan because it built in China greater than one thousand years in the past and offers priceless insights into the particular goals and varieties of perform linked to the culture, together with its emphasis at the solidarity of knowledge and perform; the truth of "sudden awakening"; the significance of meditation; using "shock tactics"; the centrality of the teacher-student courting; and the party of enlightenment narratives, or koans.

Unlike many scholarly stories, which supply distinctive views on ancient improvement, or courses for private perform written by means of modern Buddhist academics, this quantity takes a center direction among those ways, weaving jointly either historical past and perception to exhibit to the overall reader the stipulations, strength, and creativity that symbolize Chan. Following a survey of the delivery and improvement of Chan, its practices and spirituality are fleshed out via tales and teachings drawn from the lives of 4 masters: Bodhidharma, Huineng, Mazu, and Linji. eventually, the that means of Chan as a residing religious culture is addressed via a philosophical studying of its perform because the awareness of knowledge, attentive mastery, and ethical clarity.

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Download Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature: by Ju Mipham,Khenpo Shenga,Dharmachakra Translation Committee PDF

By Ju Mipham,Khenpo Shenga,Dharmachakra Translation Committee

The Buddhist masterpiece Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature, frequently noted through its Sanskrit name, Dharmadharmatāvibhaṅga, is a part of a suite often called the 5 Maitreya Teachings, a suite of philosophical works that experience develop into classics of the Indian Buddhist culture. Maitreya, the Buddha’s regent, is held to have entrusted those profound and tremendous directions to the grasp Asaṅga in the heavenly realm of Tuṣita. Outlining the variation among visual appeal and truth, this paintings exhibits that the trail to awakening comprises abandoning the incorrect and proscribing ideals we have now approximately ourselves and the realm round us and establishing ourselves to the unlimited strength of our real nature. by way of divesting the brain of misunderstanding, the treatise explains, we see issues as they really are. This perception makes it possible for the average unfolding of compassion and knowledge. This quantity contains commentaries by way of Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, whose discussions remove darkness from the subtleties of the basis textual content and supply worthy perception into the character of fact and the method of awakening.

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Download Grassroots Zen: Community and Practice in the Twenty-First by Perle Besserman,Manfred Steger PDF

By Perle Besserman,Manfred Steger

Grassroots Zen envisions a socially engaged Buddhism the place zazen is built-in on a daily basis with paintings, family members, and social obligations.Though either authors have practiced conventional Zen for many years right here they eschew the militaristic, patriarchal traits of Zen in prefer of "an egalitarian group of socially cellular contributors who position much less emphasis upon transmission and hierarchy than on person responsibility."

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Download Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet by Reginald A. Ray PDF

By Reginald A. Ray

This publication presents an entrée into the Tantric (or Vajrayana) Buddhism of Tibet, as conveyed through Tibetan masters instructing within the West, and as got via their Western scholars. The Tantric culture is a special choice of lesser-known texts, thoughts, and meditation practices which are frequently made on hand merely to skilled and particularly initiated practitioners.

The "Vajra international" (vajradhatu in Sanskrit) is a realm of indestructibility, the extent of fact past all concept and mind's eye, all impermanence and alter, which a completely discovered individual is familiar with and inhabits. Used metaphorically, "Vajra global" refers back to the conventional tradition of Tibet and the original spirituality that's its mystery strength.

Topics include:
The tantric view of human nature and the exterior world
The specific function of the guru, or tantric mentor
The initial practices that arrange the scholar for complete initiation
The significant dimensions of Vajrayana perform, together with visualizations, liturgies, and internal yogas
The culture of the tulku, or incarnate lama
The lore surrounding the dying of normal humans and of saints
The perform of solitary retreat, the epitome of conventional Tibetan Buddhism

Secret of the Vajra global is the better half quantity to the author's prior e-book, Indestructible fact: The residing Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism. whereas that publication makes a speciality of the historical past, cosmology, philosophy, and perform of the extra public, exoteric facet of Tibetan Buddhism, this paintings treats its extra hidden and esoteric features as they take form in Vajrayana. jointly, the 2 volumes offer a extensive advent to the main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Download John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics (New Directions in by Peter Jaeger PDF

By Peter Jaeger

John Cage used to be one of the first wave of post-war American artists and intellectuals to be stimulated by way of Zen Buddhism and it was once a power that led him to turn into profoundly engaged with our present ecological obstacle. In John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics, Peter Jaeger asks: what did Buddhism suggest to Cage? and the way did his figuring out of Buddhist philosophy influence on his illustration of nature? Following Cage's personal artistic ideas within the poem-essay shape and his use of the traditional chinese language textual content, the I Ching to form his song and writing, this ebook outlines a brand new serious language that reconfigures writing and silence.

Interrogating Cage's 'green-Zen' within the mild of latest psychoanalysis and cultural critique in addition to his personal later flip in the direction of anarchist politics, John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics presents readers with a seriously performative website for the Zen-inspired "nothing” which is living on the center of Cage's poetics, and which so basically intersects along with his ecological writing.

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Download Versöhnung mit dem inneren Kind: Von der heilenden Kraft der by Thich Nhat Hanh,Ursula Richard PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh,Ursula Richard

„Es ist nie zu spät für eine glückliche Kindheit“: Dieser berühmte Satz ist für alle gültig, die sich von Thich Nhat Hanh leiten lassen. Die Folgen seelischer Verletzungen in der Kindheit wie Angst und Verlassenheit oder Wut und Trauer sind bis in die Zellebene hinein wirksam und blockieren unser inneres Wachstum.
Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt, dass meist schon unsere Eltern oder sogar frühere Generationen dieselben belastenden Gefühlsmuster in sich getragen und weitervererbt haben. Deshalb ist es wichtig und sinnvoll, als Erwachsener einen heilenden Kontakt zu seinem inneren style aufzunehmen, um diese Muster zu durchbrechen. Die buddhistische Methode bewusster, achtsamer Wahrnehmung und damit verbundener Atempraxis ist bei diesem Heilungsprozess äußerst wirksam.
Der weltbekannte Meditationsmeister lässt keinen Zweifel daran, dass jeder Mensch durch diese Praxis seine inneren Verletzungen grundlegend heilen und zu einer tiefgreifenden Transformation finden kann.

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Download Le Bouddhisme : Philosophie ou Religion ? (Religions et by Christophe Richard PDF

By Christophe Richard

S'il est un lieu commun on ne peut plus répandu à propos du Bouddhisme, c'est bien celui consistant à affirmer que ce dernier est davantage une philosophie qu'une faith. Seulement, qu'entend-on exactement par "philosophie", par "religion" et par "Bouddhisme" ? Cet ouvrage tente d'apporter une définition claire et précise de ces catégories typiquement occidentales.

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Download Zen War Stories (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism) by Brian Victoria PDF

By Brian Victoria

Following the significantly acclaimed Zen at War (1997), Brian Victoria explores the intimate dating among jap institutional Buddhism and militarism throughout the moment international War.
Victoria finds for the 1st time, via exam of the wartime writings of the japanese army itself, that the Zen school's view of existence and demise was once intentionally included into the military's programme of 'spiritual schooling' so one can strengthen a fanatical army spirit in either infantrymen and civilians.  in addition, that D. T. Suzuki, the main well-known exponent of Zen within the West, is proven to were a wartime proponent of this Zen-inspired standpoint which enabled jap squaddies to depart for the battlefield already resigned to death.  Victoria takes us onto the naval battlefield within the corporation of warrior-monk and Rinzai Zen grasp Nakajima Genjô.  We view the conflict in China in the course of the eyes of a Buddhist army chaplain.  The ebook additionally examines the connection to Buddhism of Japan's seven Class-A warfare criminals who have been hung by means of the Tokyo warfare Crimes Tribunal in 1948.
A hugely arguable learn, this ebook could be of curiosity, initially, to scholars of Zen in addition to all these learning the historical past of this era, let alone a person inquisitive about the perennial query of the 'proper' courting among faith and the state.

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Download Breve historia del Budismo (Spanish Edition) by Ernest Bendriss PDF

By Ernest Bendriss

La historia de l. a. única religión que tiene como máxima deidad a un ser humano. Un estudio exhaustivo de los personajes más relevantes y de las prácticas que permiten el acceso al Nirvana.

Breve historia del budismo presenta un estudio de alta divulgación del budismo, desde los angeles India prebudista hasta hoy en día. Por el rigor de sus capítulos y sus esquemas, ofrece al lector una visión amplia y pormenorizada y no rehúye de desmitificar ciertos a priori. Se basa en los estudios de los más grandes eruditos del budismo y en las últimas investigaciones de especialistas en historia de las religiones, antropólogos, especialistas del mundo asiático, etc.

Ernest Bendriss muestra cómo los angeles filosofía budista, además de ser particularmente tolerante, se interesa por cuestiones existenciales universales a las cuales propone explicaciones pero también soluciones prácticas. Son, sin duda, dichas características las que le permitieron difundirse ampliamente y arraigarse profundamente en el seno de las poblaciones. Es también una de las razones que explica su capacidad para adaptarse tan fácilmente a los angeles evolución del mundo.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

- Este libro hace referencia a todas las formas de budismo que existen en el mundo asiático y en otros lugares.

- Responde al interés religioso e intelectual por el budismo, y ha sido concebido como una herramienta de consulta, de información, de trabajo y de investigación destinado no sólo a estudiantes de budismo, filosofía, antropología y ciencias de las religiones, sino también para un amplio público interesado en los diversos aspectos del budismo.

- Propone abarcar una visión de conjunto de los conocimientos disponibles a los angeles vez en las tradiciones inherentes al budismo y en los trabajos occidentales sobre el budismo.

- Presenta un marco pormenorizado del desarrollo de todas las escuelas budistas, en sus facetas india, china, tibetana y japonesa y surasiática.

La historia de una religión que promueve valores como l. a. tolerancia o el respeto a todas las criaturas del mundo y que está de overall actualidad ganando adeptos en nuevos territorios y conservando los que ya los angeles practicaban.

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Download Pratique du bouddhisme tibétain (Les chemins spirituels) by Lorne Ladner,Brigitte Vadé,Larry Cohen PDF

By Lorne Ladner,Brigitte Vadé,Larry Cohen

Qu'est-ce qui fait une vie épanouie et heureuse ? L'argent, le confort matériel ? l. a. célébrité ? Le pouvoir ? Une vie sociale ou affective riche ? los angeles réponse bouddhique est tout autre : L'expérience quotidienne de l. a. compassion. Le bonheur résulterait de notre capacité à nous ouvrir aux sentiments d'autrui, de notre désir de le libérer de ses souffrances. remark développer cette qualité dans notre vie ?

La culture bouddhique tibétaine offre de nombreuses recommendations de méditation favorisant les émotions et états positifs. Or il n'est pas nécessaire de devenir bouddhiste pour renoncer à ce qui nous fait souffrir, cultiver le contentement, l. a. paix et l. a. joie au quotidien. Pratiquer los angeles compassion, reconnaître los angeles vulnérabilité de l'autre, changer notre regard sur nous-mêmes pour voir le monde autrement...

Lorne Ladner nous suggest un ensemble d'exercices bouddhiques pour développer notre artwork de los angeles compassion et avancer sur le chemin du bonheur.

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