Download E-books Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th-Anniversary Edition PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

"[Thich Nhat Hanh] indicates us the relationship among own, internal peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Nominated through Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is certainly one of today’s best resources of knowledge, peace, compassion and comfort.

The twentieth anniversary variation of the vintage textual content, up to date, revised, and that includes a conscious residing magazine.

Buddha and Christ, possibly the 2 so much pivotal figures within the heritage of humankind, each one left in the back of a legacy of teachings and practices that experience formed the lives of billions of individuals over millennia. in the event that they have been to satisfy at the street at the present time, what may each one consider the other's non secular perspectives and practices? 

Thich Nhat Hanh has been a part of a decades-long discussion among nice contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its good looks that may be conveyed merely by means of an interloper. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the 2 traditions meet, and he reawakens our figuring out of either. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are photos of Buddha and Jesus, and that i contact either one of them as my religious ancestors."

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Download E-books Buddhism Plain and Simple PDF

By Steve Hagen

This e-book deals a transparent, user-friendly method of Buddhism regularly and wisdom particularly. it truly is approximately being wide awake and in contact with what's going the following and now. while the Buddha used to be requested to sum up his educating in one observe, he acknowledged, "Awareness." The Buddha taught the best way to see at once into the character of expertise. His observations and insights are simple, functional, and down-to-earth, and so they deal solely with the current. In Buddhism simple and straightforward, Steve Hagen provides those uncluttered, unique teachings in daily, available language unencumbered by way of non secular ritual, culture, or trust.

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Download E-books The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic PDF

The Lotus Sutra is considered one of many world's nice non secular scriptures and so much influential texts. it is a seminal paintings within the improvement of Buddhism all through East Asia and, through extension, within the improvement of Mahayana Buddhism in the course of the global. occurring in an unlimited and fantastical cosmic atmosphere, the Lotus Sutra locations emphasis on skillfully doing no matter what is required to serve and compassionately take care of others, on breaking down differences among the absolutely enlightened buddha and the bodhisattva who vows to put off salvation till all beings could proportion it, and particularly on every being's innate ability to develop into a buddha.

Gene Reeves's new translation appeals to readers with very little familiarity with technical Buddhist vocabulary, in addition to long-time practitioners and scholars. additionally, this impressive quantity contains the entire "threefold" textual content of this vintage.

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Download E-books Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism PDF

By Rajiv Malhotra

India is greater than a kingdom kingdom. it's also a different civilization with philosophies and cosmologies which are markedly targeted from the dominant tradition of our instances - the West. India's non secular traditions spring from dharma which has no specified an identical in Western frameworks. regrettably, within the rush to have fun the starting to be approval for India at the global degree, its civilizational matrix is being co-opted into Western universalism, thereby diluting its forte and power. In Being various: An Indian problem to Western Universalism, philosopher and thinker Rajiv Malhotra addresses the problem of an immediate and sincere engagement on transformations, through reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the saw to the observer and searching on the West from the dharmic standpoint. In doing so, he demanding situations many hitherto unexamined ideals that each side carry approximately themselves and every different. He highlights that whereas targeted ancient revelations are the root for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization within the physique the following and now. He additionally issues out the imperative team spirit that underpins dharma's metaphysics and contrasts this with Western suggestion and background as a man-made team spirit.
Erudite and interesting, Being varied reviews stylish reductive translations and analyses the West's anxiousness over distinction and fixation for order which distinction the artistic function of chaos in dharma. It concludes with a rebuttal of Western claims of universalism, whereas recommending a multi-cultural worldview.

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Download E-books The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga (Vipassana Meditation and the Buddha's Teachings) PDF

One of Buddhism’s foundational texts, the Visuddhimagga is a scientific exam and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation procedure. 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 objective of nibbana, the nation 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 difficult account of Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and particular descriptions of the levels of perception culminating in ultimate liberation. This replaces 9552400236.

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Download E-books Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism PDF

By John Powers

This is often the main accomplished and authoritative advent to Tibetan Buddhism to be had up to now, overlaying a variety of issues, together with heritage, doctrines, meditation, practices, colleges, spiritual gala's, and significant figures. The revised variation comprises extended discussions of modern Tibetan background and tantra and comprises very important new guides within the box. starting with a precis of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and the way it will definitely was once dropped at Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric equipment for private transformation. The 4 major colleges of Tibetan Buddhism, in addition to Bön, are explored intensive from a nonsectarian perspective. This new and improved variation is a scientific and fantastically transparent presentation of Tibetan Buddhist perspectives and practices.

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Download E-books The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 2: Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth PDF

By Geshe Tashi Tsering

Relative fact, final fact is a transparent and remarkably functional presentation of a center Buddhist educating at the nature of truth. Geshe Tashi Tsering presents readers with a good chance to augment not just thier wisdom of Buddhism, but additionally a robust capability to profoundly increase their view of the world.

The Buddhist educating of the "two truths" is the gateway to realizing the often-misunderstood philosophy of vacancy. This quantity is a wonderful resource of aid for an individual drawn to cultivating a extra holistic and transformative knowing of the realm round them and eventually in their personal cognizance.

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Download E-books The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th Anniversary Edition PDF

By Sogyal Rinpoche, Patrick Gaffney, Andrew Harvey

“A great success. In its strength to the touch the guts, to evoke awareness, [The Tibetan e-book of residing and Dying] is an inestimable gift.”
San Francisco Chronicle

A newly revised and up-to-date variation of the across the world bestselling non secular vintage, The Tibetan ebook of residing and Dying, written through Sogyal Rinpoche, is the last word advent to Tibetan Buddhist knowledge. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting handbook for all times and demise that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan an identical of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,” this can be the fundamental paintings that moved Huston Smith, writer of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, “I have encountered no ebook at the interaction of existence and loss of life that's extra finished, functional, and wise.”

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Download E-books Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality PDF

By J. Francis Stroud

"This is your warning sign! you'll now not have even learned you have been sleep-walking. such a lot folks are as a rule. Awareness is an eye-opener. it truly is Anthony de Mello telling you lightly yet firmly, 'It's time to wake up now.'" --Charles Osgood of "CBS Sunday Morning" and "The Osgood File"

"Awareness may be the severe try out of yankee company within the subsequent decade. I name it the 'business of awareness.'" --F.X. Maguire, fire Communications Group

The center of Anthony de Mello's bestselling non secular message is know-how. blending Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu respiring workouts, and mental perception, de Mello's phrases of desire come jointly in Awareness in a grand synthesis.

In brief chapters for analyzing in quiet moments at domestic or on the place of work, he cajoles and demanding situations: We needs to depart this go-go-go global of phantasm and turn into conscious. And this simply occurs, he insists, by way of changing into alive to the wishes and power of others, no matter if at domestic or within the workplace.

Here, then, is a masterful ebook of the spirit, difficult us to get up in each element of our lives.

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Download E-books Principles of Buddhist Tantra PDF

By Ian Coghlan, Voula Zarpani

Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche was once a popular instructor of Tibetan Buddhism with scholars around the globe. respected as a instructor by way of even the Dalai Lama, he was once identified in particular as a grasp of Buddhist tantra, the strong esoteric tools for achieving enlightenment quickly. the lessons during this ebook are a novel list of his deep studying in that box. initially added in California to a gaggle of Western scholars, the lessons touch upon a vintage advent to tantra through the nineteenth-century Mongolian lama Choje Ngawang Palden. The paintings, Illumination of the Tantric Tradition, is a staple even at the present time of the curriculum for education younger monastics.

Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche explains the certain positive aspects of the 4 periods of tantra--action tantra, functionality tantra, yoga tantra, and optimum yoga tantra--by describing how you can growth via their paths and degrees. He illuminates key concerns in tantric perform which are nonetheless an issue for debate in the culture. ultimately, he supplies a different remedy of the original tools of Kalacakra tantra, that is usually taught all over the world by way of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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