Download Zen and the White Whale: A Buddhist Rendering of Moby-Dick by Daniel Herman PDF

By Daniel Herman

In Moby-Dick’s broad philosophical musings and principal narrative arch, Herman unearths a philosophy very heavily aligned particularly with the unique teachings of Zen Buddhism. In exploring the possibility of this hitherto undiscovered impression, Herman appears to be like at works Melville is both identified to have learn or that there's a powerful chance of his having come upon, in addition to providing a extra expansive attention of Moby-Dick from a Zen Buddhist viewpoint, because it is expressed in either historic and smooth teachings. yet not just does the e-book delve deeply into one of many few facets of Moby-Dick’s development left unexplored by means of students, it additionally conceives of a completely new method of interpreting the best of yankee books—offering severe re-considerations of a lot of its most important and contentious matters, whereas concentrating on what Melville has to coach us approximately dealing with adversity, respecting ideological range, and dwelling skillfully in a fickle, slippery world.

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Download Great Treasury of Merit: How to Rely on a Spiritual Guide by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso PDF

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

nice Treasury of benefit presents a whole rationalization of ways to guidance supplying to the non secular consultant (Lama Chöpa), probably the most very important meditation practices of Kadampa Buddhism. a piece of remarkable profundity and readability, this e-book includes a wealth of obtainable and useful directions on Lamrim, Lojong and Tantric Mahamudra, the very essence of Buddha’s teachings. An fundamental instruction manual for all those that desire to accomplish the fast route to enlightenment.

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Download Loving-Kindness in Plain English: The Practice of Metta by Henepola Gunaratana PDF

By Henepola Gunaratana

The bestselling writer of Mindfulness in simple English invites us to discover the cheerful advantages of dwelling with loving-kindness.

With his signature readability and heat, Bhante Gunaratana stocks with us how we will be able to domesticate loving-kindness to reside a lifetime of cheerful concord with others. via own anecdotes, step by step meditations, conversational renderings of the Buddha’s phrases within the suttas, and transformative insights into how we are living in and relate to the area, we examine that peace the following and now could be possible—within ourselves and in all our relations. Bhante G speaks on to how we will domesticate loving-kindness to discover emotional readability, triumph over anger, and develop into extra peaceful—both off and on the meditation cushion.

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Download The Web of Buddhist Wisdom: Introduction to the Psychology by Frits Koster PDF

By Frits Koster

Frits Koster has lived as a Buddhist monk in Thailand and Burma, the place he had the privilege to review elements of the Abhidhamma. within the net of Buddhist knowledge he explains vital topics similar to attention, psychological concomitants, physicality and the adventure of Enlightenment in a transparent and obtainable means. additionally, he addresses the legislations of kamma, the method of death and rebirth, the 4 Noble Truths and the price of the Abhidhamma.

The net of Buddhist knowledge, that's illustrated with drawings via Fop Smit, bargains a wealthy and obtainable advisor for someone who's drawn to the operating of the human brain. It bargains a transparent and straightforward acquaintance with the realm of the Abhidhamma and an previous but very actual reflect of our existence.

About the Author

Frits Koster is a vipassana meditation instructor and certified mindfulness instructor. He has additionally expert and labored as a psychiatric nurse. He has taught mindfulness in psychological health and wellbeing settings, together with clinics and hospitals for a few years. he's a instructor and member of the school of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based techniques (IMA) in addition to different education institutes throughout Europe. He has been practising Theravada Buddhism for 35 years and was once a Buddhist monk for 6 years within the Nineteen Eighties. He has been prime vipassana retreats and classes considering the fact that then. whereas he was once a monk he studied Buddhist psychology at a variety of monasteries in Southeast Asia.

He is the writer of numerous books, of which the subsequent books were translated and released (by Silkworm Books) into English: releasing perception (2004), Buddhist Meditation in rigidity administration (2007) and the internet of Buddhist knowledge (2014). he's co-author, with Erik van den breaking point, of Mindfulness-Based Compassionate residing (Routledge, 2015).

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Download So macht man Träume wahr: Tibetisch-Buddhistische by Tara Springett,Patricia Mach PDF

By Tara Springett,Patricia Mach

SO MACHT guy TRÄUME WAHR beschreibt kraftvolle, tibetisch-buddhistische Methoden, um das Gesetz der Anziehung zu nutzen und damit unsere Träume zu verwirklichen. Diese Techniken sind sehr effektiv und können in keinem anderen Buch über die Erfüllung von Wünschen gefunden werden.
Aus dem Inhalt:
* Entdecke, wie guy sich auf Wünsche konzentriert, die definitiv Glück bringen.
* Befreie den unbewussten Geist von 'inneren Saboteuren' und harmonisiere alle Unterpersönlichkeiten.
* Nutze die 'emotionale Zielvibration', um Wünsche zu materialisieren.
* Erlerne die wichtigste Geisteshaltung, die sicherstellt, dass alle Anstrengungen mit Erfolg gekrönt werden.
* Entdecke eine revolutionäre tibetisch-buddhistische Chakra-Übung, die wie eine Abkürzung funktioniert, um das Leben unserer Träume zu realisieren.

Tara Springett M.A. ist eine qualifizierte Psychotherapeutin, tibetisch- buddhistische Lehrerin und Autorin vieler Selbsthilfebücher. Seit über 25 Jahren hilft sie anderen Menschen dabei, mehr Glück und Liebe zu finden und die eigenen Träume zu verwirklichen.

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Download Mediums, Monks, and Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today by Pattana Kitiarsa PDF

By Pattana Kitiarsa

Mediums, priests, and Amulets is a cosmopolitan but obtainable examine of the nation of well known Buddhist ideals as they're practiced in Thailand this present day. utilizing a mix of targeted case experiences and research, Pattana Kitiarsa explores the character and evolution of well known Buddhism during the last 3 a long time by means of concentrating on these people who perform, popularize, and take advantage of it.

The case reports profiled during this e-book contain famous spirit mediums and magic priests, the lottery fever surrounding the posthumous cult of folks singer, Phumphuang Duangchan, the Chatukham‐Rammathep amulet craze, and the cult of wealth attributed to preeminent monk, Luang Pho Khun. It additionally explores the historical past of either renowned and respectable opinion surrounding supernatural Buddhism and its clashes with the rationalist, modernizing regulations of Thailand’s monarchy and government.

Mediums, priests, and Amulets contests the perspective that supernatural components inside of well known Buddhism are a symptom of the decline of the faith. as a substitute, it argues that this hybridity among conventional Buddhist ideals and parts from different religions is in reality a symptom of the well-being and wealth of Buddhism, because it negotiates large‐scale commercialization and worldwide modernity.

What others are saying

“Pattana Kitiarsa’s skill to weave his own studies in with subtle anthropological equipment makes this e-book a desirable and relocating learn. it's a great addition to the sphere and will be learn by way of every body drawn to faith and modernity in Southeast Asia and beyond.”—Justin McDaniel, writer of amassing Leaves and Lifting phrases (2008) and The Lovelorn Ghost and Magical Monk (2011)

“Medium, priests, and Amulets sheds gentle at the altering panorama of latest Thai faith that's more and more motivated by means of ‘prosperity cults’ from either inside and out the Buddhist institution. This ebook is helping us to make experience of the non secular universe, the place magic priests, spirit mediums, amulets, deities, and different non secular commodities of other kinds preserve showing endlessly.”—Phra Paisal Visalo


• centred case reviews on person cult practices, together with magic clergymen, spirit mediums, amulet cults, and different prosperity cults
• Written through the viewpoint of an anthropologist who's additionally a follower of well known Buddhism
• Discusses not just the interplay of renowned Buddhist practices with modern‐day lawmakers, but additionally of nineteenth‐century royal interplay with supernatural cults

About the author

Pattana Kitiarsa was once Assistant Professor within the division of Southeast Asian reports, school of Arts and Social Sciences, nationwide college of Singapore. His study excited by a large array of themes together with Muai Thai kick boxing, Buddhism, Thai pop culture and cinema, conventional fairs, and transnational exertions migration.

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Download buddha no jissennshinrigaku abidanmakougisirizu daiichikan by alubomulle sumanasara,akira fujimoto PDF

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Download Green Monasticism: A Buddhist-Catholic Response to an by Donald Mitchell,William Skudlarek PDF

By Donald Mitchell,William Skudlarek

For greater than 40 years—inspired through 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 concerning the similarities and transformations among those nice religious 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 non secular perform and the character of agony, respectively.

Green Monasticism is a suite of articles and talks from the 3rd Gethesemani come across, which came about in 2008. The topic used to be the Buddhist and Catholic reaction to the environmental situation. 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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Download Das Wunder im Jetzt (German Edition) by Thich Nhat Hanh,Ursula Richard PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh,Ursula Richard

Das Vermächtnis des großen Zen-Meisters: ein Weisheitsbuch über das Phänomen der Zeit.
Der große buddhistische Lehrer Thich Nhat Hanh teilt in „Das Wunder im Jetzt“ erstmals viele persönliche Erfahrungen seines Lebens. Er beschreibt seine eigene spirituelle Suche, seine Zweifel auf dem Weg und seine tiefen Einsichten. Besonders beeindruckend ist, wie Meditation und Poesie ihm geholfen haben, das Erleben von Gewalt und Unterdrückung zu transformieren und sich in der Welt zu engagieren.
Im ersten Teil erzählt Thich Nhat Hanh aus seiner Zeit als junger Mönch während des Vietnam-Krieges, als die Wände des Klosters von Gewehrkugeln durchsiebt waren. Er hat damals verstanden, dass der Buddhismus das reale Leiden der Menschen lindern kann. So entstand die Bewegung des Engagierten Buddhismus, den er bis heute vertritt.
Im zweiten Teil vermittelt er seine tiefen Einsichten der buddhistischen Lehre anhand einer in Vietnam sehr bekannten historischen Erzählung. Dadurch werden die komplexen Sachverhalte anschaulich und leicht nachvollziehbar. Es geht dabei immer wieder um das Phänomen der Stille und Zeitlosigkeit, um das tiefe Verstehen des Lebens, um das „Wunder im Jetzt“.
Diese letzten von ihm selbst verfassten Texte wirken durch ihre brillante Klarheit und ermöglichen es, selbst einen Raum der Zeitlosigkeit und tiefen Erkenntnis zu erfahren.
Zweifarbig gestaltet mit Kalligraphien und Gedichten von Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Download Inner Peace - Global Impact (Advances in Workplace by Kathryn Goldman Schuyler PDF

By Kathryn Goldman Schuyler

internal PEACE—GLOBAL effect describes underlying ideas of Tibetan knowledge traditions proper for winning management within the twenty first century in addition to Tibetan academics whose entrepreneurial activities have been severe to the improvement of Tibetan Buddhism within the West. With first-person narratives, own tales, scholarly examine, and commentaries via famous social scientists, this booklet is written for everybody who wishes rules to revitalize leadership.

It is wealthy with brilliant photos of deep own event. Long-time Western Tibetan Buddhist practitioners describe how their perform has prompted them in fields as various as clinical examine, social paintings, artwork, dance, and college instructing. The Dalai Lama is obvious during the eyes of his long-time good friend, eminent writer Huston Smith, in addition to throughout the reports of Thupten Jinpa, his 25-year English translator. Sogyal Rinpoche stocks his imaginative and prescient for remodeling conventional methods of learning, whereas Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, a tenth iteration Tibetan yogi, displays at the demanding situations of educating in a Western tradition the place views fluctuate so greatly from these of Tibet.

With insights from Tibetan lamas and Western suggestion leaders together with Peter Senge, invoice George, and Margaret Wheatley, this e-book creates new visions for management and the workplace.

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