The Foundations Of Buddhism

Author : Rupert Gethin
ISBN : 9780192892232
Genre : Religion
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In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.
Category: Religion

Mahayana Buddhism

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781134250578
Genre : Religion
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Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul Williams’ Mahayana Buddhism is widely regarded as the standard introduction to the field, used internationally for teaching and research and has been translated into several European and Asian languages. This new edition has been fully revised throughout in the light of the wealth of new studies and focuses on the religion’s diversity and richness. It includes much more material on China and Japan, with appropriate reference to Nepal, and for students who wish to carry their study further there is a much-expanded bibliography and extensive footnotes and cross-referencing. Everyone studying this important tradition will find Williams’ book the ideal companion to their studies.
Category: Religion

An Introduction To Buddhist Psychology

Author : Padmasiri De Silva
ISBN : 9781349212125
Genre : Psychology
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An introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology, this book deals with the nature of psychological inquiry, concepts of mind, conciousness and behaviour, emotions and personality, motivation and the therapeutic structures of Buddhist psychology.
Category: Psychology

Buddhism In Practice

Author : Donald S. Lopez Jr.
ISBN : 9781400880072
Genre : Religion
File Size : 52.38 MB
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This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts--each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator. These unusual sources provides the reader with a sense of the remarkable diversity of the practices of persons who over the course of 2,500 years have been identified, by themselves or by others, as Buddhists. Demonstrating the many continuities among the practices of Buddhist cultures widely separated by both history and geography, Buddhism in Practice continues to provide an ideal introduction to Buddhism and a source of new insights for scholars.
Category: Religion

Strange Life Of Ivan Osokin

Author : P. D. Ouspensky
ISBN : 1584200057
Genre : Fiction
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Here is the story of Ivan Osokin, a young man who has squandered every chance life has given him. A failure at school, ruined financially, and rejected by the woman he loves, he finds himself at a dead end. He wishes to live his life over again so he can avoid all his mistakes. Then he meets a magician who gives him that chance.
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Sons Of The Buddha

Author : Kamala Tiyavanich
ISBN : 9780861715367
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A preacher must have common sense, knowing how to turn everyday life experience into Dharma lessons, and assess an audience to maximize communications with them. Sons of the Buddha shows how three boys evolved into remarkable exponents of this ideal. Filled with lively anecdotes and illustrations, and brimming with local color, the book shows how each worked successfully to change moral attitudes and Dharma practices, restore Buddhism's social dimension, bridge the divide between laypeople and monastics, and champion tolerance toward other religions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Buddhist Thought

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781136520884
Genre : Religion
File Size : 60.29 MB
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Buddhist Thought is crucial reading for those interested in Buddhism. It guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' lucid style. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout in light of new scholarship, in particular on Mahayana and tantric Buddhism. It now includes a section of further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and glossary of terms.
Category: Religion

Puja And Piety

Author : Pratapaditya Pal
ISBN : 9780520288478
Genre : Art
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Accompanies the exhibition presented at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, April 17-July 31, 2016.
Category: Art

The Life Of The Buddha

Author : Tenzin Chogyel
ISBN : 9781101608036
Genre : Religion
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A blueprint for a life of mindfulness, dedicated to the easing of suffering both for oneself and for others The story of Shakyamuni Buddha’s epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin Chögyel’sThe Life of the Buddha, composed in the mid–eighteenth century and now in a vivid new translation, is a masterly storyteller’s rendition of the twelve acts of the Buddha. Chögyel’s classical tale seamlessly weaves together the vast and the minute, the earthly and the celestial, reflecting the near-omnipresent aid of the gods alongside the Buddha’s moving final reunion with his devoted son, Rahula. The Life of the Buddha has the power to engage people through a deeply human story with cosmic implications. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Religion