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The Buddha S Ancient Path

Author : Piyadassi Thera
ISBN : 9781681720920
Genre : Philosophy
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A thorough exposition of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path by a renowned scholar-monk from Sri Lanka, who also traveled and studied in the West. The lively explanations are illuminated with many appropriate stories and quotations from the Buddha's words. Included is an "Indices" of proper names, and Pali and English terms.
Category: Philosophy

A Short Walk On An Ancient Path A Buddhist Exploration Of Meditation Karma And Rebirth

Author : Brian A. Ruhe
ISBN : 0968395120
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Praise for A Short Walk On An Ancient PathThis easy to read book takes you on a journey into the Buddha's world view and you will learn practical mindfulness methods of breath meditation, loving kindness and walking meditation to enhance health, well-being and insight. The subtitle describes it's major themes: A Buddhist Exploration of Meditation, Karma and Rebirth.When even the CIA can't decipher many Buddhist books on meditation, this clear yet profound handbook of teachings stands out from the rest. Moreover, it introduces the Dharma teachings of great North American Forest Monks to the general readership for the first time. If you are serious about Nirvana, get this book! - Ajahn Brahm, author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?Brian Ruhe is a long-time Vancouver teacher of authentic Buddhism, not the sugar-coated sentimental kind often marketed in North America. He is clear and engaging, not to mention a nice guy. - Douglas Todd, Spirituality and Philosophy, Vancouver Sun Brian Ruhe was formerly a monk in Thailand in 1996 and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation since. He authored Freeing the Buddha and has appeared on television and radio, and featured in newspaper articles.Whether you just want to learn how to meditate or go deeper into Buddhism, you will refer to this book again and again.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Along The Path

Author : Kory Goldberg
ISBN : 9781938754555
Genre : Travel
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Full of practical and inspiring information for meditators who plan to visit the sacred sites where the Buddha lived and taught in India and Nepal, this unique guidebook provides a rich anthology of stories relating to each of the sites, as well as helpful maps, creative artwork, and spiritual narratives from experienced travelers. Each site entry includes insider information and tips with detailed descriptions of transportation, accommodation, and local cuisine; suggested excursions and activities in the vicinity; and highlights of established Vipassana mediation centers best suited to accommodate visiting meditators. This second edition has been updated and revised to feature newly discovered pilgrimage sites and a few more stories from the Pali canon.
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Survey Of Buddhism The Buddha S Noble Eightfold Path

Author : Sangharakshita
ISBN : 9781909314931
Genre : Religion
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This first volume of Sangharakshita's Complete Works includes two foundational texts that have inspired readers for decades in their understanding and practice of Buddhism: A Survey of Buddhism and The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.Of the first, the great Buddhist teacher and writer Lama Anagarika Govinda wrote, 'It would be difficult to find a single book in which the history and development of Buddhist thought has been described as vividly and clearly as in this survey.' The first chapter illuminates the doctrines and methods common to all schools and draws out the transcendental unity of Buddhism. Later chapters discuss the teachings and practices of the different schools. The concluding chapter is dedicated to the bodhisattva ideal, 'the perfectly ripened fruit of the whole vast tree of Buddhism'. Sangharakshita's beautiful prose, shot through with poetry, combines with an exceptional clarity of thought to make the Survey one of the most inspiring elucidations of the Dharma.The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path: Vision and Transformation looks at one of the best known formulations of the Buddha's teaching. We are led step by step from the mundane world to the transcendental, from wrong view to right view, and on to Perfect Vision. A practical perspective shows how we can apply the Buddha's teachings to all aspects of our lives, including the food we eat, our relationships and our work. Sangharakshita goes on to make clear the real meaning of mindfulness and meditation, thus giving the reader both a vision of the whole path and guidance in setting out upon it.This volume includes a full section of endnotes locating the teachings to the suttas and sAtras that inspired them, as well as a Foreword by Dharmachari Subhuti looking at these two texts from an inspirational and a critical perspective, and bringing out the inner connection between them.
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Vision And Transformation

Author : Sangharakshita
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110226680
Genre : Religion
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Who of us is not familiar with those times when a beautiful sunset, a piece of music, a few words in a book, or even the death of a close friend, gives us a vision of some deeper meaning to life? The teaching of the Eightfold Path challenges us to grasp the implications of that vision, and asks us to transform ourselves in its light. Like the teaching itself, this book covers every aspect of life. Sangharakshita's vivid commentary leaves us in no doubt that the spiritual dimension is available here and now, at every minute of the day.
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The Four Noble Truths And The Eightfold Path Annotated Edition

Author : Paul Carus
ISBN : 9783849619107
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism In this book Paul Carus compiles the fundamental teachings of the Buddha: the four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and Buddha's sermons and advice to his disciples. In this reading, Buddha explains how nirvana can result from the discipline of the Noble Eightfold Path. In his teachings, Buddha did not claim divine authority, instead he emphasizes that each person should trust his own experience. (courtesy of Contents: First Truth - The Noble Truth Of Suffering The Five Groups Of Existence The "Corporeality Group" Of Four Elements Dependent Origination Of Consciousness The Three Characteristics Of Existence The Three Warnings Second Truth - The Noble Truth Of The Origin Of Suffering The Threefold Craving Heaping Up Of Present Suffering Heaping Up Of Future Suffering Inheritance Of Deeds (Karma) Third Truth - The Noble Truth Of The Extinction Of Suffering Dependent Extinction Of All Phenomena Nirvana The Arahat, Or Holy One The Immutable Fourth Truth - The Noble Truth Of The Path That Leads To The Extinction Of Suffering The Two Extremes And The Middle Path The Eightfold Path First Step - Right Understanding Second Step - Right Mindedness Third Step - Right Speech Fourth Step - Right Action Fifth Step - Right Living Sixth Step - Right Effort Seventh Step -Right Attentiveness Eighth Step - Right Concentration Development Of The Eightfold Path In The Disciple

Healing The Heart And Mind With Mindfulness

Author : Malcolm Huxter
ISBN : 9781317505402
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness is a practical book that provides strategies using mindfulness to manage stress, anxiety and depression, as well as ways to cultivate psychological wellbeing. Uniquely, it combines a traditional Buddhist approach to mindfulness with contemporary psychology and current perspectives. Drawing on the author’s many years of clinical experience as a psychologist as well as his personal experience in Buddhist meditation practices, it outlines how the Buddha’s four applications of mindfulness can provide a pathway to psychological wellbeing, and how this can be used personally or with clinical populations. This accessible, user friendly book provides strategies for healing the heart and mind. Malcolm Huxter introduces mindfulness as it is presented in Buddhist psychology and guides the reader through meditations in a systematic way. The practices are clearly explained and supported by relevant real life stories. Being aware that mindfulness and meditation are simple but not easy, Huxter guides the reader from the basics of mindfulness and meditation through to the more refined aspects. He provides a variety of different exercises and guided meditations so that individuals are able to access what suits them. The guided meditations can be streamed or accessed as free audio downloads. Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness is aimed at anyone who wishes to use mindfulness practices for psychological freedom. This book provides insight and clarity into the clinical and general applications of Buddhist mindfulness and will be of interest to mental health practitioners, students of mindfulness, professional mindfulness coaches and trainers, researchers and academics wishing to understand Buddhist mindfulness and the general public.
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The Buddha S Path To Deliverance

Author : Nyanatiloka Thera
ISBN : 9789552401770
Genre : Religion
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This classic anthology from the Pali Canon charts the entire course of spiritual development as prescribed in the most ancient Buddhist texts. Drawing upon the Buddha's own words from the Sutta Pitaka, the compiler has arranged them in accordance with two overlapping schemes of practice: the threefold training in virtue, concentration, and wisdom, and the seven stages of purification. The long chapter on concentration provides sutta sources for all the forty classical subjects of meditation, while the chapter on wisdom cites texts relating to the development of insight. The result is a comprehensive meditation manual composed almost entirely from the Buddha's discourses, illuminated by the author's own brief explanations.
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In The Buddha S Words

Author : Bodhi
ISBN : 9780861714919
Genre : Philosophy
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The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.
Category: Philosophy