The Heart Of Understanding

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006037
Genre : Religion
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The heart of the Prajñaparamita Sutra is regarded as the essence of Buddhist teaching, offering subtle and profound teachings on non-duality and the letting go of all preconceived notions, opinions, and attachments, and so becoming open to all the wonders of our life. The Heart Sutra is recited daily in Mahayana temples and practice centers throughout the world. Thich Nhat Hanh’s translation and commentary are the fruit of the author’s more than sixty years of monastic study and practice. He describes the sutra as "a precious gift to us, the gift of fearlessness." Based on a historic lecture at the Green Gulch Zen Center, Muir Beach, California on April 19, 1987, this is one of the most simple, clear, concise, and understandable commentaries on this very important Buddhist sutra. In the Heart Sutra, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara describes how to train in the perfection of wisdom by seeing through the illusory nature of all things. The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell, containing only 632 characters in the traditional Chinese translation. Despite its brevity, it covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture and has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This revised edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the initial release and features a new introduction by Peter Levitt and a new afterword by Thich Nhat Hanh. Edited by poet and Zen teacher Peter Levitt, author of Fingerpainting on the Moon.
Category: Religion

The Other Shore

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781941529157
Genre : Philosophy
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This new translation of the Buddha's most important, most studied teaching offers a radical new interpretation. In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Prajñaparamita Heart Sutra, one of the most important and well-known sutras in Buddhism. The Heart Sutra is recited daily in Mahayana temples and practice centers throughout the world. This new translation came about because Thich Nhat Hanh believes that the patriarch who originally compiled the Heart Sutra was not sufficiently skillful with his use of language to capture the intention of the Buddha's teachings—and has resulted in fundamental misunderstandings of the central tenets of Buddhism for almost 2,000 years. In The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh provides the new translation with commentaries based on his interpretation. Revealing the Buddha's original intention and insight makes clear what it means to transcend duality and pairs of opposites, such as birth and death, and to touch the ultimate reality and the wisdom of nondiscrimination. By helping to demystify the term "emptiness," the Heart Sutra is made more accessible and understandable. Prior to the publication of The Other Shore, Thich Nhat Hanh's translation and commentaries of the Heart Sutra, called The Heart of Understanding, sold more than 120,000 copies in various editions and is one of the most beloved commentaries of this critical teaching. This new book, The Other Shore, supersedes all prior translations.
Category: Philosophy

Awakening Of The Heart

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006112
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.
Category: Religion

Das Herz Des Kosmos

Author : Thích-Nhất-Hạnh
ISBN : 3451284685
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Der Dude Und Sein Zen Meister

Author : Jeff Bridges
ISBN : 9783838753089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Der Dude ist nicht nur die unangefochtene Kultfigur aus 'The Big Lebowsky', er ist auch das Alter Ego von Jeff Bridges. Der bekannte Schauspieler aus fast fünfzig Hollywood-Filmen, ausgezeichnet mit dem Golden Globe Award und dem Oscar als bester Hauptdarsteller, ist als Privatperson niemals in Erscheinung getreten. Im Gespräch mit Zen-Meister Bernie Glassman entsteht der private Kosmos des zurückhaltenden, multitalentierten Künstlers, seine Ansichten über das Leben, seine Philosophie und seine größte Rolle.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Heart Attack Sutra

Author : Karl Brunnholzl
ISBN : 9780834840386
Genre : Religion
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The radical message of the Heart Sūtra, one of Buddhism's most famous texts, is a sweeping attack on everything we hold most dear: our troubles, the world as we know it, even the teachings of the Buddha himself. Several of the Buddha's followers are said to have suffered heart attacks and died when they first heard its assertion of the basic groundlessness of our existence—hence the title of this book. Overcoming fear, the Buddha teaches, is not to be accomplished by shutting down or building walls around oneself, but instead by opening up to understand the illusory nature of everything we fear—including ourselves. In this book of teachings, Karl Brunnhölzl guides practitioners through this 'crazy' sutra to the wisdom and compassion that lie at its core.
Category: Religion


Author : Gopi Krishna
ISBN : 3426291703
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Die M Nche Und Ich

Author : Mary Paterson
ISBN : 9783641103941
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Den Weg ins Innerste finden: Eine Retreat-Erfahrung in Plum Village Was haben ein Granatapfel, ein kaputter Kopfhörer, ein viel zu schwerer Koffer, ein verdorbener Fisch und eine Handvoll singender Mönche mit dem Sinn des Lebens zu tun? Nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern gerät Marys Leben aus den Fugen. Auf der Suche nach innerem Halt macht sie sich auf nach Südfrankreich – in das Kloster des Zen-Lehrers Thich Nhat Hanh. Für 40 Tage und Nächte taucht sie ein in eine Welt, die ganz anders ist, als alles, was sie bisher kannte. Womit Mary nicht gerechnet hatte: die wirklich wertvollen Lektionen des Lebens nehmen manchmal wundersame Formen an ... “Eine Buddhistin mit Sinn für Humor! Mary Paterson beschreibt einen lebensfrohen Buddhismus, der uns in dieser eigenartigen Welt helfen kann, ein freies, glückliches Leben zu führen.“ Brian Haycock, Autor von Dharma Road
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The Heart Sutra Explained

Author : Donald S. Lopez
ISBN : 0887065902
Genre : Philosophy
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Renowned for its terse declaration of the perfection of wisdom, the Heart Sutra is the most famous of Buddhist scriptures. The author draws on previously unexamined commentaries, preserved only in Tibetan, to investigate the meanings derived from and invested into the sutra during the later period of Indian Buddhism. The Heart Sutra Explained offers new insights on "form is emptiness, emptiness is form," on the mantra "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the final period of Buddhism in India. It also includes complete translations of two nineteenth century Tibetan commentaries demonstrating the selective appropriation of Indian sources.
Category: Philosophy