Download E-books The Compass of Zen (Shambhala Dragon Editions) PDF

By Seung Sahn

The Compass of Zen is a straightforward, exhaustive—and usually hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen by means of a contemporary Zen grasp of substantial renown. In his a long time of training through the global, the Korean-born Zen grasp Seung Sahn has turn into recognized for his skill to chop to the center of Buddhist educating in a manner that's strikingly transparent, but freed from esoteric and educational language. during this booklet, established principally on his talks, he provides the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a manner that's splendidly available for beginners—yet so wealthy with tales, insights, and private stories that long-time meditation scholars also will locate it a resource of thought and a source for learn.

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Download E-books Moments of Mindfulness: Daily Inspiration PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

This superbly designed reward booklet comprises the various best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh. easy meditation directions and messages of peace, love, perception, figuring out, and compassion accompany two-color illustrations all through, with clean pages for private reflections and suggestion. Moments of Mindfulness is an ideal magazine for religious exploration.

Moments of Mindfulness is meant for use as a private computing device or to easily learn for daily proposal, and to assist carry conscious practices and mirrored image to lifestyle. With attractive information and layout it makes an excellent present. Illustrations through Jenifer Kent.

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Download E-books Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos PDF

An ideal better half to the well known Tibetan publication of the Dead.

In lifestyles and in dying, in meditation and in sleep, each transitional level of recognition, or bardo, presents a chance to beat barriers, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings during this ebook give you the less than- status and guide essential to flip each part of existence into a chance for uncontrived, normal liberation.

Like the Tibetan e-book of the lifeless, Natural Liberation is a time period, a "hidden treasure" attributed to the eighth-century grasp Padmasambhava. Gyatrul Rinpoche's lucid statement accompanies the textual content, illuminating the trail of awakening to the purpose of complete enlightenment. Natural Liberation is a vital contribution to the library of either students and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Download E-books Bouddha PDF

By Sophie Royer

Il y a 2500 ans, en Inde, après des années de quête spirituelle, Siddharta Gautama accède enfin à l'ultime vérité. Devenu le Bouddha - littéralement l'Eveillé -, il va dès lors enseigner à ses contemporains l. a. voie qui permet d'échapper à los angeles souffrance. Après sa mort, l. a. doctrine du sage proceed à se propager à travers l'Inde, avant de gagner toute l'Asie. Au XIXe siècle, les Occidentaux découvrent le bouddhisme. A leur journey, ils ne tardent pas à être touchés par l'humanisme de son message. Première faith de l'histoire de l'humanité à vocation universelle, le bouddhisme n'a rien perdu de son éclat. Mais que sait-on vraiment de l'identité de son fondateur ? En étudiant le contexte politique et spirituel de l'Inde ancienne, en croisant les récits légendaires rapportés par les disciples du maître avec le fruit des recherches scientifiques, cette biographie appréhende los angeles determine du Bouddha historique, sa vie et sa pensée.

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Download E-books Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening PDF

By Stephen Batchelor

People with an curiosity in Buddhism will welcome this new ebook by way of Stephen Batchelor, former monk and writer of Alone With Others and The Awakening of the West. yet people who are simply gaining knowledge of this more and more well known perform could have a lot to realize as well-for Buddhism with out ideals serves as a high-quality, basic creation that demystifies Buddhism and explains easily and it appears that evidently how its perform can improve our lives. keeping off jargon and idea, Batchelor concentrates at the concrete, making Buddhism available and compelling and exhibiting how somebody can embark in this path-regardless in their spiritual heritage.

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Download E-books The Bodhisattva Ideal : Wisdom and Compassion in Buddhism PDF

By Sangharakshita

How will we feel free and whilst aware of the affliction of others? it may be performed: this is often the message of the Bodhisattva excellent. identical to the Bodhisattva, one that needs to realize Enlightenment for the sake of all beings, lies on the center of a lot of Indian, Tibetan and chinese language Buddhism. For one wishing to stick with this direction, the improvement of internal calm and positivity that results in actual knowledge is balanced via a real and energetic main issue for others which flora into nice compassion. Sustained by means of a deep knowing won via meditation and mirrored image, the Bodhisattva is ready to paintings tirelessly for the advantage of all. Sangharakshita areas the precise of the Bodhisattva in the context of the full Buddhist culture. Unfolding this imaginative and prescient of our capability, he demonstrates how we ourselves can flow in the direction of this ideal.

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Download E-books The Pocket Pema Chodron (Shambhala Pocket Classics) PDF

By Pema Chodron

Here's a treasury of 108 brief decisions from the best-selling books of Pema Chödrön, the loved Buddhist nun. Designed for on-the-go thought, this assortment deals teachings on:

   • becoming fearless

   • breaking freed from damaging styles

   • developing persistence, kindness, and pleasure amid our daily struggles

   • unlocking our typical heat, intelligence, and goodness

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Download E-books Jataka Tales of the Buddha: An Anthology, Volume 1 PDF

By Ken Kawasaki, Visakha Kawasaki

Word: ninety nine% certain that this is often retail from amazon (found on what.cd) yet as I didn't collect it without delay I won't checklist it as such.

This quantity, the 1st of 3, comprises one hundred ten tales. the total anthology includes 217 of the unique 547 Jātakas. this isn't a brand new translation from the Pali, yet relatively a retelling of the tales in smooth English.

Whereas Western intellectuals search the essence of Buddhism in its doctrines and meditation practices, the conventional Buddhists of Asia take in the guidelines and values in their non secular historical past via its wealthy narrative literature in regards to the Buddha and his disciples. the preferred number of Buddhist tales is, absolutely, the Jātakas. those are the tales of the Buddha's prior births, touching on his reports as he handed from lifestyles to existence with a view to turning into a Buddha. every now and then he's taking the shape of a poultry, every now and then he's born as a hare, a monkey, a prince, a service provider, or an ascetic, yet in each one case he makes use of the demanding situations he meets to develop in generosity, advantage, persistence, knowledge, and compassion. This anthology of Jatakas, ably instructed by means of Ken and Visakha Kawasaki, is still trustworthy to the unique but provides the tales in transparent and easy language. It thereby makes the Jātakas obtainable even to younger readers and to these for whom English isn't their first language.

I wish that this choice of Jātaka stories–entertaining, uplifting, soaking up, every now and then a laugh, yet regularly fascinating–will allow the trendy reader to understand the amazing literary history of Buddhism and the easy fantastic thing about its easy teachings.

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Download E-books Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro PDF

Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of 1 of the few Tibetan Buddhist ladies to checklist the tale of her existence. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also referred to as Dewé Dorjé, 1892–1940) was once remarkable not just for attaining non secular mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity within the Golok quarter of japanese Tibet, but additionally for her candor. This e-book listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow spiritual neighborhood individuals whose voices interweave together with her personal to relate what's a narrative of either love among Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and religious liberation.

Sarah H. Jacoby's research makes a speciality of the prestige of the feminine physique in Sera Khandro's texts, the advantage of celibacy as opposed to the expediency of sexuality for non secular reasons, and the variation among profane lust and sacred love among female and male tantric companions. Her findings upload new dimensions to our knowing of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating commonplace scriptural displays of male topic and feminine aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of perception and technique that jointly shape the Vajrayana Buddhist imaginative and prescient of whole buddhahood. through advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a spot for herself as a feminine virtuoso within the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion.

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Download E-books Peace of Mind: Becoming Fully Present PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

We can’t heal with our minds on my own. considering might be whatever efficient and artistic, yet with no integrating physique and brain, a lot of our pondering is lifeless and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating physique and brain is the one technique to be absolutely alive in every one second, with out getting misplaced in our recommendations whereas strolling, cooking, riding, and going approximately our daily lives. merely via cultivating a conscious physique and an embodied brain do we be totally alive. Bringing jointly historic knowledge and modern considering, Thich Nhat Hanh says it truly is like and software—if you do not have either, you cannot do anything.

Peace of Mind offers a origin for starting mindfulness practices and realizing the rules of mind/body know-how. through studying how our actual physique and brain are inseparable in developing our personal perceptions and stories we will start to belief and nourish our skill to create healthiness.

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