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On Tuesdays I M A Buddhist

Author : Michael Harding
ISBN : 9781473623521
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Searingly honest, funny, self-deprecating, Harding's narrative seems to rest on the pulse of Ireland' Irish Times One day in the summer of 2016, Michael Harding's wife brought an unusual gift home from Warsaw. All of a sudden, he found himself falling back into the old religious devotions of an earlier time. The meaning he had found through years of engagement with therapy began to dissolve. Here, in On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist, Harding examines the search for meaning in life which keeps him fastened to the idea of god. After many therapy sessions focused on an effort to uncover personal truth, and long solitary months on the road with a one man show, Harding is finally led to an artists' retreat in the shadow of Skellig Michael. Mixing stories from the road with dispatches from his Irish Times columns, On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist is a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment. 'What happens between one story and the next? That's the really interesting part. That's the space where we find bliss; where we float sometimes, suspended, and only for a brief moment. Perhaps only for a few scarce moments in an entire life.'
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Buddhist Rituals Of Death And Rebirth

Author : Rita Langer
ISBN : 9781134158737
Genre : Religion
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In Buddhist thought and practice, death has always been a central concept. This book provides a careful and thorough analysis of the rituals and social customs surrounding death in the Theravada tradition of Sri Lanka. Rita Langer describes the rituals of death and rebirth and investigates their ancient origins, analyzing social issues of the relationship between monks and lay people in this context. This aspect is of particular interest as death rituals are the only life cycle ritual in which Theravada Buddhist monks are actively involved. Drawing on early Vedic sutras and Pali texts as well as archaeological and epigraphical material, Buddhist Rituals of Death and Rebirth establishes that Sri Lankan rituals are deeply rooted in their pre-Buddhist, Vedic precursors. Whilst beliefs and doctrines have undergone considerable changes over the centuries, it becomes evident that the underlying practices have largely remained stable. The first comprehensive study of death rituals in Theravada Buddhist practice, this is an important contribution to the fields of Buddhist studies, indology, anthropology and religious studies.
Category: Religion

The Buddhist Guide To New York

Author : Jeff Wilson
ISBN : 9781466874282
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism in New York is as exciting and diverse as the city itself, but can be just as overwhelming for those new to the practice. What's a good temple or practice center to try for your first visit? What should you wear? What are the differences between the various schools? With The Buddhist Guide to New York, you can find a supportive community in which to explore the wisdom offered by this 2,500-year-old tradition. The book includes: * A brief introduction to Buddhism and the different schools, from Pure Land to Zen * General etiquette for visiting temples * Practice centers in all five boroughs, New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut * Tibetan stores and restaurants * Buddhist health practitioners * Museums and cultural resources * Bookstores, publications, educational institutions, and other resources Whether you're a new explorer of Buddhism or a long-time practitioner, The Buddhist Guide to New York by Jeff Wilson will help you enjoy everything the region has to offer.
Category: Religion

Engaged Buddhist Reader

Author : Arnold Kotler
ISBN : 9780938077985
Genre : Religion
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The Engaged Buddhist Reader is a collection of the most prominent voices of engaged Buddhism.
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The Buddha S Apprentices

Author : Sumi Loundon
ISBN : 9780861713325
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Young American Buddhists share twenty-seven more of their stories of living in the footsteps of the Buddha, each reflecting on the difficulties and joys found in this ancient philosophy. By the editor of Blue Jean Buddha. Original.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Buddha Teaches Acceptance

Author : Richard Duffley
ISBN : 9781604942651
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After two decades as a research chemist, Dick Dunphy finds himself an unemployed widower with a teenage son. Starting over, he completes law school, passes the bar, and takes the oath. He isn't much of a people person, however, and is having some trouble establishing a practice.Then Dunphy's neighbor Dotty arrives at his house in a flurry, barely clad, announcing that she needs a lawyer because she has just found her husband, Danny, with a bullet in his head. Dunphy reluctantly takes her as a client, but is replaced the next day. He's pissed-even if he didn't want to do the job, he needed the money.But then Dunphy gets hired by the FBI as a consultant on the case, and that's when things get interesting, especially when Dunphy meets the beautiful Agent Tanabe. An entanglement of false identity, government agencies, and murder, this is a not-to-be-missed adventure.

Shin Buddhism

Author : Taitetsu Unno
ISBN : 9780385504706
Genre : Religion
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Interest in Buddhism continues to grow throughout North America, and more and more readers are moving beyond the familiar Zen and Tibetan traditions to examine other types of Buddhism. In Shin Buddhism, Taitetsu Unno explains the philosophy anc practices of "Pure Land" Buddhism, which dates back to the sixth century C.E., when Buddhism was first introduced in Japan. While Zen Buddhism flourished in remote monasteries, the Pure Land tradition was adopted by the common people. With a combination of spiritual insight and unparalled scholoarship, the author describes the literature, history, and principles of this form of Buddhism and illuminates the ways in which it embodies this religion's most basic tenet: "No human life should be wasted, abandoned, or forgotten but should be transformed into a source of vibrant life, deep wisdom, and compassionate living." As a practice that evolved to harmonize with the realities of everyday life, Shin Buddhism will be particularly attractive to contemporary Western readers.
Category: Religion