A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

Author: Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 155939790X
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Buddhist teachings provide numerous methods for bringing greater meaning and happiness into our lives and into our relationships with others. In A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche reveals these methods in direct, vibrant, down-to-earth language. At the core of this work lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a text composed by Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704–1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche interprets these ancient teachings with compassion, humor, and a keen awareness for their relevance in contemporary Western life. Those who sincerely want to study and practice the Buddha's teachings will find this an indispensable guide.

Guide to the Buddhist Path

Author: Sangharakshita
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 190731430X
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Buddhism, with its numerous schools and teachings, can feel daunting. How can one practise Buddhism in a systematic way? Profoundly experienced in Buddhist practice, intimately familiar with its main schools, and founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community, an international movement, Sangharakshita is the ideal guide. In this highly readable, reliable and far-reaching guide, he sorts out fact from myth and theory from practice to reveal the principal ideals and teachings of Buddhism.

A Guide to the Buddhist Path

Author: Sangharakshita (Bhikshu)
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 9781899579044
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In this approachable handbook, Sangharakshita guides the reader through the complex tradition of Buddhism. In part one he tackles the theory of the religion in sections devoted to the Buddha, his teachings, and the spiritual community, while in part two he discusses the practicalities of trying to lead a Buddhist life. For those wishing to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, this is a complete map of the Buddhist path.

A Guide to the Buddhist Path

Author: Sangharakshita (Bhikshu)
Publisher: Windhorse Publications (UK)
ISBN: 9781907314056
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In this highly readable handbook on the fundamental teachings of Buddhism, Sangharakshita guides the reader through this sometimes complex religion.

Essential Buddhism

Author: Jack Maguire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476761965
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Four hundred million people call themselves Buddhists today. Yet most Westerners know little about this powerful, Eastern-spawned faith. How did it begin? What do its adherents believe? Why are so many Westerners drawn to it? Essential Buddhism responds to these questions and many more, offering an accessible, global perspective on the religion's past, present, and future. It identifies how the principal concepts and practices originated and evolved through diverse cultural adaptations into three basic formats: * Theraveda (including Vipassana, brought from Vietnam in the 1960s and including such practitioners as Jack Kornfield and Jon Kapat-Zinn) * Mahayana (including Zen Buddhism, originally brought to America by Japanese teachers after World War II and popularized by Jack Kerouac and Thomas Merton) * Vajrayana (including Tibetan Buddhism, from the teachers who fled the Chinese takeover of Tibet in the 1950s as well as the Dalai Lama, and embraced by Allen Ginsberg, Richard Gere, and countless others) Essential Buddhism is the single best resource for the novice and the expert alike, exploring the depths of Buddhism's popularity and illuminating its tenets and sensible approach to living. Written in the lucid prose of a longtime professional storyteller, and full of Buddhist tales, scriptural quotes, ancient stories, and contemporary insights, Essential Buddhism is the first complete guide to the faith and the phenomenon.

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120816671
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Joyful Path of Good Fortune presents the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment in a form that is easy to understand and put into practice. Enriched with stories and illuminating analogies, it presents the essential meaning of all Buddha`s teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, giving step-by-step guidance on all the meditations leading to full enlightenment.

The Essence of Buddhism

Author: Traleg Kyabgon
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834822121
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This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path from the Tibetan point of view is as accessible as it is complete. Traleg Kyabgon breaks the teachings down conveniently into the three traditional "vehicles," while never letting us forget that the point of all the Dharma is nothing other than insight into the mind and heart. Along the way he provides vivid definitions of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers common questions such as: • Why does Buddhism teach that there is "no self"? • Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? • Does Buddhism encourage social passivity? • What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra? • Why is it said that samsara is nirvana? • Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment?

Handbuch Meditation

Author: Culadasa John Yates
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641201853
Format: PDF
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Das universale Standardwerk zur Meditation. Die Meditation ist der Königsweg zum Erwachen. Sie erlaubt uns, mit zunehmender Übung immer tiefere Zustände der Glückseligkeit, des Friedens und der Erkenntnis zu erreichen, die schließlich in der endgültigen und dauerhaften Befreiung vom Leiden gipfeln. Der Meditationslehrer und promovierte Neurowissenschaftler Culadasa John Yates zeigt in dieser universalen Meditationsanleitung, wie wir Schritt für Schritt unsere Praxis vertiefen können. Das an Erfahrungstiefe und Kenntnisreichtum über die Stufen der Meditation einzigartige Handbuch gestattet es sowohl Einsteigern als auch erfahrenen Meditierenden, allseits bekannte Hindernisse und Probleme – beispielsweise Gedankenwandern, Unachtsamkeit oder Langeweile – zu überwinden, indem die Ursachen erklärt und eingängige Lösungsmethoden vorgestellt werden. Hierbei werden auch aktuelle neurowissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse genutzt. Das neue Standardwerk zur Meditation führt anhand vieler Übungen und Beispiele in erleuchtete Dimensionen des Bewusstseins.

Jeder Lotos hat ein sch nes Herz

Author: Ajahn Brahm
Publisher: Lotos
ISBN: 3641072085
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Der Weg zu Gelassenheit und innerer Stärke Von Termin zu Termin hetzend, stressgeplagt und ständig unter Druck findet der moderne Mensch nur noch schwer zu Erholung und innerer Ruhe. Kann Meditation hier eine Hilfe sein? »Ja, man muss nur richtig meditieren«, sagt Ajahn Brahm, einer der ungewöhnlichsten und angesehensten buddhistischen Lehrer unserer Zeit. »Meditation kann unseren Alltag wandeln, bereichern und lässt ihn leichter werden.« Zunächst schildert der Autor klar und deutlich, wie die anfänglichen Hindernisse und Stolpersteine überwunden werden können: das unaufhörliche Gedankenkarussell, die Ungeduld, die Ablenkung durch äußere Einflüsse und die Müdigkeit. In der Vertiefung der Praxis geht es um tiefe Gedankenstille, das Gewahrsein des Augenblicks, das Loslassen aller Mühen und Sorgen. Dieses Buch lehrt eine Form der Meditation, die uns stärker werden, innere Stille finden und Kraft schöpfen lässt, um die Hürden des Alltags zu überwinden und in das spirituelle Leben einzutreten.

Essential Buddhism

Author: Diane Morgan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384525
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An engaging, clear-sighted book that covers all aspects of this rich, peaceful, and insightful tradition. * A brief survey of the impact of Buddhism around the world today * Numerous stories and examples illuminate Buddhism's history and practice * A glossary * A bibliography for those interested in learning more