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The Triple Gem

Author : Gerald Roscoe
ISBN : 9747047276
Genre : Religion
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Introduction to the history, principles, and practices of Buddhism, with reference to Thailand.
Category: Religion

The Core Teachings

Author : Hsing Yun
ISBN : 9781932293326
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 29.37 MB
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The Buddha's teachings are contained in an immense number of sutras, treatises, and commentaries, making it a daunting task to acquire an integrative understanding of Buddhist philosophy and practice. In The Core Teachings: Buddhist Practice and Progress 1, Venerable Master Hsing Yun outlines and explains the central concepts and practices in simple language. An accomplished scholar of Buddhism, Venerable Master Hsing Yun illuminates these complex concepts with insights from decades of practice. A clear and accurate understanding of the core of the Buddha's teachings is essential for putting them into practice and progressing on the path of enlightenment. The Core Teachings is a precious jewel for beginners and advanced students of Buddhism alike.
Category: Philosophy

A Study Guide For Samatha Vipassana Meditation Based On The Five Meditation Techniques

Author : Phra Thepyanmongkold
Genre : Religion
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The National Coordination Center of Provincial Meditation Institutes of Thailand was established with the commitment of Directors from 338 Meditation Centers (out of over 400) invited by the National Buddhism Organization to a conference at Wat Yannawa, Bangkok, April 23-25, B.E. 2551 (2008). There were fi ve objectives. Three were established at the conference and the last two were added later. 1. To support the Sangha Body’s Provincial Meditation Centers to administer Buddhist Education effectively, 2. To cooperate with Provincial Meditation Centers to teach meditation at the same high standard for all people at all levels, 3. To assist Provincial Meditation Centers with academic scholarship. 4. To cooperate with the Chiefs of the Sangha Regions and Directors of the Provincial Meditation Centers to raise academic training techniques to the same high standard. 5. To support the Sangha in stabilizing, protecting and developing Buddhism under the rules of the Discipline, the Law and the Sangha Rules. The committee members agreed to publish A Study Guide for Samatha-Vipassanā Meditation based on the Five Meditation Techniques, as a book. Those fi ve techniques are the Triple Gem Meditation (buddho), Mindfulness of Breathing (ānāpānasati), Rising-Falling (infl ating-contracting), Mind (nāma) and Body (rūpa), and Dhammakaya Meditation (sammā arahang). The purposes for this publication were for disseminating the Right Dhamma Practice to the directors and meditation masters of Meditation Centers across Thailand and Buddhists worldwide who study and practice the Right Practice of Lord Buddha, and, most importantly, for all meditators independently practicing any one of these based on one’s own temperament. The book has been translated by Phra Maha Natpakanan Gunanggaro, and edited by Phra Maha Wannapong Wannavanso, David Dale Holmes, Eunice E. Cerezo, Mr. Sakrapan Eamegdool, Mr. Watcharapol Daengsubha, and Ms. Jessica Dawn Ogden. Please address any questions or comments to I would like to thank everyone for their strenuous efforts and to congratulate them on this successful contribution to the promulgation of the Dhamma. May these meritorious actions lead all to have prosperity of life and to achieve the Paths, Fruits and Nibbana. May Lord Buddha bless you all, as well as your meritorious work.
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Light On Enlightenment

Author : Christopher Titmuss
ISBN : 9781446459546
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Many in the West today are familiar with the benefits offered by meditation and mindfulness, and keen to understand more about Buddhism. Written by a former journalist and Buddhist monk, Light on Enlightenment is an accessible guide to the Buddhist teachings, offering insight and inspiration for daily life, as well as a lucid guide on the path to enlightenment. Christopher Titmuss draws upon the experiences of real people to show how Buddhist teachings are relevant to the problems of Western society, and can exert a valuable influence on science, psychotherapy, green issues, our lifestyles and communities. Light on Enlightenment opens up for all of us the possibility of inner transformation and regaining control over our lives.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Comprehensive Manual Of Abhidhamma

Author : Anuruddha
ISBN : 9789552401039
Genre : Religion
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This is the classical introduction to the study of Abhidhamma, the Buddhist philosophy of mind and mental processes. The work contains a translation of Acariya Anuruddha's Abhidhammattha-sangaha along with the Pali text and a detailed explanatory guide to this ancient philosophical psychology. A long introduction explains the basic principles of the Abhidhamma. Includes 48 charts and tables.
Category: Religion