The Experience of Buddhism

The Experience of Buddhism
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Author: John Strong
Pages: 418
ISBN: UOM:39015070751436
Release: 2008
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.

Buddhism

Buddhism
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Author: Donald William Mitchell
Pages: 416
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123324555
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, Second Edition, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this unique work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan. It also includes an extensive discussion of modern, socially engaged Buddhism and a concluding chapter on the spread of Buddhism to the West. Author Donald W. Mitchell provides substantial selections of primary text material throughout that illustrate a great variety of moral, cultural, psychological, meditative, and spiritual Buddhist experiences. Buddhism features twenty-two boxed personal narratives by respected Buddhist leaders and scholars, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharma Master Sheng Yen, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Jeffrey Hopkins, Sulak Sivaraksa, Rita M. Gross, Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, and Robert Aitken. The text also includes photographs, maps, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary of technical terms. Integrating more information about how Buddhism is actually practiced around the world today, the second edition adds six brief end-of-chapter essays by scholars and practitioners on cultural experiences of Buddhism in Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and America. Ideal for courses in Buddhism, Asian religions, and Asian philosophy, this edition also offers additional photographs, new sections on topics like Buddhist cosmology, expanded coverage of Buddhism and globalization, and updated suggestions for further reading.

The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism

The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism
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Author: David Edward Shaner
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0887060617
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a pioneering study, David Shaner uses the resources of phenomenology to penetrate Buddhist philosophy in terms of Kukai and Dogen. In addition to this original and rigorous methodology, his work offers insights into some fundamental difficulties intrinsic to comparative studies. The problem of the relation between body and mind is a prime example. Shaner's observations shed a brilliant light on these traditional antinomies as they may be resolved or, more accurately, dissolved when seen in their appropriate contexts. In addressing these issues, the study also contributes to the understanding of common features that underlie the various doctrines of Japanese Buddhism. This work will appeal to both East and West phenomenologists, philosophers interested in the mind-body problem, scholars of comparative philosophy, and students of Japanese philosophy and religion.

Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism
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Author: Thomas Doctor
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781317917328
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: Routledge

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Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the formative phase of Tibetan Buddhism and plays a key role in the religious thought of his day and beyond. The book studies the framework of Mabja’s philosophical project, holding it up against the works of both his own Madhyamaka teachers as well as those of central authors of the later "classical period". The emerging account of the evolution of Madhyamaka in Tibet reveals a striking pattern of transformative appropriations. This, in turn, affords us insights into the nature and function of tradition in Tibetan religious culture and Mahāyāna Buddhism at large. Innovation is demanded for both the advancement and consolidation of tradition. This ground-breaking book is an invaluable contribution to the study of Tibetan philosophy. It is of great interest to Buddhist practitioners, specialists in Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism.

The Life of Buddhism

The Life of Buddhism
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Author: Richard Carp,Frank E. Reynolds,University Frank E Reynolds,Jason A. Carbine,Mark Juergensmeyer
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0520223373
Release: 2000-12-02
Editor: Univ of California Press

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Bringing together 15 essays by international Buddhist scholars, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the life of Buddhism. The contributors focus on a range of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from New York to Tibet.

Becoming Buddhist

Becoming Buddhist
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Author: Glenys Eddy
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781441118462
Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Exploration of the nature of the socialization and commitment process in Western Buddhist contexts through use of interview material with individual Anglo-Australian converts.

The Irish Buddhist

The Irish Buddhist
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Author: Alicia Turner,Laurence Cox,Brian Bocking
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780190073084
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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""The Irish Buddhist tells the story of a poor Irishman who worked his way across America as a migrant worker, became one of the very first Western Buddhist monks, and traveled the length and breadth of Asia, from Burma and present-day Thailand to China and Japan, and from India and Sri Lanka to Singapore and Australia. Defying racial boundaries, he scandalized the colonial establishment of the 1900s. As a Buddhist monk, he energetically challenged the values and power of the British empire. U Dhammaloka was a radical celebrity who rallied Buddhists across Asia, set up schools, and argued down Christian missionaries - often using western atheist arguments. He was tried for sedition, tracked by police and intelligence services, and died at least twice. His early years and final days are shrouded in mystery despite his adept use of mass media. His story illuminates the forgotten margins and interstices of imperial power, the complexities of class, ethnicity and religious belonging in colonial Asia, and the fluidity of identity in the high Victorian period. Too often, the story of the pan-Asian Buddhist revival movement and Buddhism's remaking as a world religion has been told "from above," highlighting scholarly writers, middle-class reformers and ecclesiastical hierarchies. By contrast, Dhammaloka's adventures "from below" highlight the changing and contested meanings of Buddhism in colonial Asia. They offer a window into the worlds of ethnic minorities and diasporas, transnational networks, poor whites, and social movements, all developing different visions of Buddhist and post-imperial modernities. ""--

Modern Buddhism The Path of Compassion and Wisdom Volume 2 Tantra

Modern Buddhism  The Path of Compassion and Wisdom   Volume 2 Tantra
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Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781906665883
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Tharpa Publications US

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Introduction and Encouragement This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone. We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease. Volume 2 Tantra explains how to practise Buddha’s profound Tantric teachings – the quick path to enlightenment. Covering topics such as The Preciousness of Tantra, The Tantra of Generation Stage and Completion Stage, and How to Meditate on the Central Channel, Indestructible Drop and Indestructible Wind and Mind, this volume shows how, through sincere practice, we can fulfil our compassionate wish and attain full enlightenment in this life. Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.” With best wishes, Manuel Rivero-De Martine Tharpa Publications, UK Tharpa Director info@emodernbuddhism.com

The Experience of Samadhi

The Experience of Samadhi
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Author: Richard Shankman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0834824019
Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dharma practice comprises a wide range of wise instructions and skillful means. As a result, meditators may be exposed to a diversity of approaches to the core teachings and the meditative path—and that can be confusing at times. In this clear and accessible exploration, Dharma teacher and longtime meditator Richard Shankman unravels the mix of differing, sometimes conflicting, views and traditional teachings on how samadhi (concentration) is understood and taught. In part one, Richard Shankman explores the range of teachings and views about samadhi in the Theravada Pali tradition, examines different approaches, and considers how they can inform and enrich our meditation practice. Part two consists of a series of interviews with prominent contemporary Theravada and Vipassana (Insight) Buddhist teachers. These discussions focus on the practical experience of samadhi, bringing the theoretical to life and offering a range of applications of the different meditation techniques.

North American Buddhists in Social Context

North American Buddhists in Social Context
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Author: Paul David Numrich
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9789004168268
Release: 2008-06-04
Editor: BRILL

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first multi-author collection of social scientific scholarship on North American Buddhists, this volume examines the current state of research and key aspects of Buddhist life and experience in social context. Case studies feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, meditation-oriented, and socially engaged Buddhists.

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism fasc 1 Causality

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism  fasc  1  Causality
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Author: Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951P000073476
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown

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Buddhist Studies Review

Buddhist Studies Review
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X030289539
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown

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The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
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Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781448116959
Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Random House

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25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

Nirvana and Ineffability

Nirvana and Ineffability
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Author: Asanga Tilakaratne
Pages: 169
ISBN: UVA:X002606133
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown

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Zorba the Buddha

Zorba the Buddha
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Author: Hugh B. Urban
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780520286672
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: University of California Press

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Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho (1931–1990). Most Americans today remember him only as the “sex guru” and the “Rolls Royce guru,” who built a hugely successful but scandal-ridden utopian community in central Oregon during the 1980s. Yet Osho was arguably the first truly global guru of the twentieth century, creating a large transnational movement that traced a complex global circuit from post-Independence India of the 1960s to Reagan’s America of the 1980s and back to a developing new India in the 1990s. The Osho movement embodies some of the most important economic and spiritual currents of the past forty years, emerging and adapting within an increasingly interconnected and conflicted late-capitalist world order. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival research, Hugh Urban has created a rich and powerful narrative that is a must-read for anyone interested in religion and globalization.

Buddhism The early Buddhist schools and doctrinal history Therav da doctrine

Buddhism  The early Buddhist schools and doctrinal history   Therav  da doctrine
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Author: Paul Williams
Pages: 314
ISBN: 0415332281
Release: 2005
Editor: Taylor & Francis

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This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar. Coverage includes: - Buddhist origins; early history of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia - early Buddhist Schools and Doctrinal History; Theravada Doctrine - the Origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism; some Mahayana religious topics - Abhidharma and Madhyamaka - Yogacara, the Epistemological tradition, and Tathagatagarbha - Tantric Buddhism (Including China and Japan); Buddhism in Nepal and Tibet - Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, and - Buddhism in China, East Asia, and Japan.

Challenge and Response in Internal Conflict The experience in Asia

Challenge and Response in Internal Conflict  The experience in Asia
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Author: Doris M. Condit
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105073072733
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown

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Guide to Buddhist Religion

Guide to Buddhist Religion
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Author: Frank Reynolds,John Strong,John Holt
Pages: 415
ISBN: UVA:X004230728
Release: 1981
Editor: Boston : Hall

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Dharma Training Course Year Two

Dharma Training Course Year Two
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Author: Triratna Buddhist Community
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781326876562
Release: 2017-04-21
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Triratna Dharma Training Course for Mitras offers a comprehensive four-year course in Buddhism and meditation. Year Two includes: The BuddhaÕs Noble Eightfold Path Prat

Mayflower II

Mayflower II
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Author: C. T. Shen
Pages: 179
ISBN: 0915078031
Release: 1983
Editor: Hachette Digital

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