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The Bodhi Tree Grows In L A

Author : Bhante Walpola Piyananda
ISBN : 9781590305683
Genre : Religion
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Truth is regularly stranger than fiction for the abbot of a Buddhist temple that happens to be situated right in the far-from-tranquil inner city. Here are the adventures of Bhante Walpola Piyananda, abbot of a Theravada Buddhist meditation center in Los Angeles, California. Whether he's talking a dangerously unbalanced man out of buying a gun, confronting a naked woman in his Dharma hall, helping reform gossipers and gamblers, or simply teaching meditation, Bhante is ever unflappable, and his teaching is always heartfelt, warm, and wise. To Bhante, every experience is an opportunity for learning and appreciating the Dharma, or the Buddha's teachings, and he is never at a loss for the perfect parable for the occasion. His stories are peppered with traditional Buddhist lessons, blessings, and morality tales, which he explains with clarity and zeal. But he also reflects on social and political issues and events such as the racial tension in his neighborhood after the Rodney King trial or the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan.
Category: Religion

Thus We Heard

Author : Bhante Walpola Piyananda
ISBN : 0615433391
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Saffron Days In L A

Author : Bhante Walpola Piyananda
ISBN : IND:30000078352170
Genre : Religion
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Provides the story and experiences of Piyananda, a Theravadan Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka who came to Los Angeles over twenty five years ago to establish a Buddhist center.
Category: Religion

Belief Bounty And Beauty

Author : Albertina Nugteren
ISBN : 9789047415619
Genre : Religion
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This study is focused on the interaction of material and symbolic values ascribed to sacred trees in India and expressed in 3,000 years of ritual practice. Point of departure is the contemporary trend of mining religious narratives in order to mobilise environmental awareness.
Category: Religion

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036343069
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Frommer S Irreverent Guide To Los Angeles

Author : Jeff Spurrier
ISBN : 076453923X
Genre : Travel
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"Like being taken around by a savvy local." –The New York Times "Little fluff and lots of fun." –Boston Globe "Hipper and savvier than other guides." –Diversion magazine Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff? Then move over to the IRREVERENT GUIDES–the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend. Look inside for the lowdown on: How to survive a smog alert Where to stay in Catalina and pretend you’re a 1920s millionaire Why Tail O’ the Pup is the city’s most significant architectural statement Beaming up to the Star Trek bridge at LAX Where to catch the Groundlings–the improv group that launched the careers of Jon Lovitz, Lisa Kudrow, and Will Ferrell And much more!
Category: Travel

The Search For Shangri La

Author : Charles Allen
ISBN : 9780349142180
Genre : Travel
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The idea of a hidden refuge, a paradise far from the stresses of modern life, has universal appeal. In 1932 the writer James Hilton coined the word 'Shangri-La' to describe such a place, when he gave that name to a hidden valley in the Himalayas in his novel LOST HORIZON. In THE SEARCH FOR SHANGRI-LA acclaimed traveller and writer Charles Allen explores the myth behind the story. He tracks down the sources that Hilton drew upon in writing his popular romance, and then sets out to discover what lies behind the legend that inspired him. In the course of a lively and amusing account of his four journeys into Tibet, Allen also gives us a controversial new reading of the country's early history, shattering our notions of Tibet as a Buddhist paradise and restoring the mysterious pre-Buddhist religion of Bon to its rightful place in Tibetan culture. He also locates the lost kingdom of Shang-shung and, in doing so, the original Shangri-La itself: in an astounding gorge beyond the Himalayas, full of extraordinary ruins.
Category: Travel

New Age Encyclopedia

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ISBN : UOM:49015002844646
Genre : New Age movement
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Summary: a guide to the beliefs, concepts, terms, people, and organizations that make up the New Age movement.
Category: New Age movement


Author : Asiatic Society (Kolkata, India)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119137094
Genre : Asia
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Category: Asia

Los Angeles

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ISBN : PSU:000032244366
Genre : Los Angeles (Calif.)
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Category: Los Angeles (Calif.)

The Story Of We Than Da Ya

Author : L. Allan Goss
ISBN : UCAL:$B107466
Genre : Buddha (The concept)
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Buddhism In India As Described By The Chinese Pilgrims A D 399 689

Author : Kanai Lal Hazra
ISBN : UVA:X004758486
Genre : Buddhism
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Illustrations: 1 Map Description: The book Buddhism in India as Described by the Chinese Pilgrims incorporates an exhaustive study of the lives and the works of Chinese pilgrims and their connection with the growth of Buddhism in India, during fifth to seventh centuries AD. The book has been divided into four sections in order to present a handy description of the different aspects of Buddhism as noted by the Chinese pilgrims during those centuries. In his endeavour to make the work more descriptive the author has made use of the records compiled by Thomas Watters, J. Takakusu, Samuel Beal, H.A. Gibbs, James Legge etc.
Category: Buddhism

New Age Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106013645533
Genre : Lifestyles
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Category: Lifestyles