Download E-books Buddhism Is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs PDF

By Steve Hagen

“[Hagan’s] ebook will entice readers drawn to what real Zen perform is meant to be approximately past the entire well known photos and colourful stories.”< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

—Robert M. Pirsig, New York occasions bestselling writer of Zen and the artwork of bike Maintenance

 

Buddhism isn't What you're thinking that is a transparent, direct, and fascinating advisor to the main crucial components of non secular inquiry: consciousness, purpose, honesty with oneself, compassion, and the need to rouse. A well known Zen instructor, Steve Hagen deals a invaluable hands-on guidebook during which examples from way of life are awarded along tales from Buddhist lecturers prior and current to banish misconceptions and encourage the newcomer and the a professional practitioner alike. Buddhism isn't What You Think—it is either more…and less.

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Download E-books Pali Buddhism Texts: Explained to the Beginner PDF

By Rune E. A. Johansson

Pali is among the heart Indian Idioms and the classical language of Theravada
Buddhism. it's hence very important either to linguists and to scholars of Buddhism. This
book is a straightforward advent to it. however it isn't really a ebook concerning the language - it truly is a
plunge without delay into it It facilities on a suite of unique texts, each one chosen as an
especially very important or attractive formula of a few Buddhist proposal. through a
vocabulary. translation and remark, every one textual content is defined so concretely that you
can learn It at once, with out uninteresting arrangements. a lot consciousness is dedicated to the many
technical phrases, that have annoyed such a lot of Western explorers of Buddhism. For
reference, a grammar is supplied And the linguist will locate Sanskrit parallels to many of
the phrases and a unique bankruptcy evaluating the 2 languages.

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Download E-books Sitting with Koans: Essential Writings on Zen Koan Introspection PDF

By John Daido Loori

The Zen culture has simply major meditative practices: shikantaza, or "just sitting"; and introspection guided via the strong Zen educating tales known as koans. Following within the culture of The artwork of simply Sitting (endorsed as a "A ebook we've wanted for an extended, lengthy time"), this new anthology from John Daido Loori illuminates the delicate perform of koan examine from many alternative issues of view.

Includes writings by:

  • Robert Aitken
  • William Bodiford
  • Robert Buswell
  • Roko Sherry Chayat
  • Francis Dojun Cook
  • Eihei Dogen
  • Heinrich Dumoulin
  • Hakuin Ekaku
  • Victor Sogen Hori
  • Keizan Jokin
  • Philip Kapleau
  • Chung-fen Ming-Pen
  • Taizan Maezumi
  • Dennis Genpo Merzel
  • Soen Nakagawa
  • Ruth Fuller Sasaki
  • Sokei-an Sasaki
  • Nyogen Senzaki
  • Zenkei Shibayama
  • Eido Shimano
  • Philip Yampolsky
  • Hakuun Yasutani
  • Wayne Yokoyama
  • Katsushiro Yoshizawa

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Download E-books Two Zen Classics: The Gateless Gate and the Blue Cliff Records PDF

By Katsuki Sekida

The unusual verbal paradoxes known as koans were used typically in Zen education to aid scholars reach an instantaneous awareness of truths inexpressible in phrases. the 2 works translated during this publication, Mumonkan (The Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku (The Blue Cliff Record), either compiled in the course of the track dynasty in China, are the simplest recognized and most often studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen literature. they're nonetheless used at the present time in various perform lineages, from conventional zendos to fashionable Zen facilities. In a very new translation, including unique commentaries, the well known Zen instructor Katsuki Sekida brings to those works an analogous clean and pragmatic technique that made his Zen education such a success. The insights of a life of Zen perform and his familiarity with either japanese and Western methods of considering make him a terrific interpreter of those texts.

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Download E-books Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (Bollingen Series, Vol. LVI) PDF

By Mircea Eliade

In this landmark e-book the popular student of faith Mircea Eliade lays the foundation for a Western realizing of Yoga, exploring how its tenet, that of freedom, includes ultimate on the planet with no letting oneself be exhausted through such "conditionings" as time and historical past. Drawing on years of research and event in India, Eliade presents a finished survey of Yoga in conception and perform from its earliest foreshadowings within the Vedas throughout the 20th century. the themes mentioned contain Patañjali, writer of the Yoga-sutras; yogic thoughts, equivalent to focus "on a unmarried Point," postures, and respiration self-discipline; and Yoga on the subject of Brahmanism, Buddhism, Tantrism, Oriental alchemy, mystical erotism, and shamanism.

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Download E-books The Zen of Steve Jobs PDF

By Caleb Melby, JESS3

An illustrated depiction of Steve Jobs' friendship with Zen Buddhist Kobun Chino Otogawa and the impression it had on Jobs' career

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) had such a tremendous effect on such a lot of people who his existence usually took on points of fantasy. yet a lot of his luck was once as a result of collaboration with designers, engineers and thinkers. The Zen of Steve Jobs tells the tale of Jobs' courting with one such individual: Kobun Chino Otogawa.

Kobun used to be a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan within the early Seventies. He was once an innovator, lacked appreciation for principles and used to be captivated with artwork and layout. Kobun was once to Buddhism as Jobs was once to the pc enterprise: a renegade and maverick. It wasn't lengthy earlier than the 2 grew to become friends--a courting that used to be now not outfitted to last.

This image publication is a reimagining of that fellowship. the tale strikes again and ahead in time, from the Seventies to 2011, yet facilities at the interval after Jobs' exile from Apple in 1985 while he took up extensive learn with Kobun. Their time jointly used to be quintessential to the large leaps that Apple took afterward with its product layout and enterprise strategy.

informed utilizing stripped down discussion and impressive calligraphic panels, The Zen of Steve Jobs explores how Jobs may need honed his layout aesthetic through japanese faith ahead of picking out to spot basically what he wishes and depart the remaining behind.

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Download E-books Introduction To Emptiness: As Taught In Tsong-Kha-Pa's Great Treatise On The Stages Of The Path PDF

By Guy Newland

Readers are hard-pressed to discover books that may support them comprehend the critical suggestion in Mahayana Buddhism—the concept that final fact is vacancy. In transparent language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that vacancy isn't a magical type of nothingness, yet a selected fact that could and needs to be understood via calm and cautious mirrored image. Newland's modern examples and bright anecdotes may help readers comprehend this middle proposal as provided in a single of the good vintage texts of the Tibetan culture, Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise at the levels of the trail to Enlightenment. This re-creation comprises necessary issues for every bankruptcy.

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Download E-books Practicing Peace in Times of War PDF

By Pema Chödrön

With battle and violence flaring worldwide, many folks are left feeling weak and completely helpless. during this e-book Pema Chödrön attracts on Buddhist teachings to discover the origins of aggression, hatred, and warfare, explaining that they lie nowhere yet inside of our personal hearts and minds. She is going directly to clarify that the best way we as contributors reply to demanding situations in our daily lives can both perpetuate a tradition of violence or create a brand new tradition of compassion.

"War and peace start within the hearts of individuals," proclaims Pema Chödrön on the beginning of this inspiring and available booklet. She is going directly to supply functional concepts any people can use to paintings for peace in our personal lives, on the point of our behavior of notion and motion. It's by no means too overdue, she tells us, to appear inside of and find a new lifestyle and remodel not just our own lives yet our complete international.

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Download E-books Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames 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 one in every of today’s prime assets of knowledge, peace, compassion and comfort.

It used to be lower than the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries in the past that Buddha completed the perception that 3 states of brain have been the resource of all our disappointment: mistaken realizing, obsessive hope, and anger. All are tough, yet in a single rapid of anger—one of the main strong emotions—lives could be ruined, and well-being and non secular improvement could be destroyed.

With beautiful simplicity, Buddhist monk and Vietnam refugee Thich Nhat Hanh provides instruments and suggestion for reworking relationships, focusing strength, and rejuvenating these components of ourselves which have been laid waste via anger. His impressive knowledge can remodel your lifestyles and the lives of the folks you're keen on, and within the phrases of Thich Nhat Hanh, can provide each one reader the facility "to swap everything."

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Download E-books The Lion's Roar: An Introduction to Tantra PDF

This ebook relies on historical seminars of the Nineteen Seventies, within which Chögyam Trungpa brought the tantric teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to his Western scholars for the 1st time. each one seminar bore the identify "The 9 Yanas." Yana, a Sanskrit note that means "vehicle," refers to a physique of doctrine and useful guideline that permits scholars to develop spiritually at the course of Buddha-dharma. 9 autos, prepared in successive degrees, make up the full course of Buddhist perform. educating all 9 potential giving a complete photo of the religious trip. The author's nontheoretical, experiential technique opens up a global of basic mental insights and subtleties. He speaks on to a modern Western viewers, utilizing earthly analogies that position the traditional teachings in the course of usual existence.

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