Daring Steps

Author: Ringu Tulku
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559397993
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Daring Steps stands out among the multitude of books on Tibetan Buddhism as being a uniquely accessible overview of the Buddhist path that encompasses all three yanas, or traditional Buddhist spiritual paths. Ringu Tulku—renowned for both his insight and approachable style—consistently brings the teachings back to the reader's own experience as he reveals the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization. This book draws on several venerable sources, among them the Buddha's earliest teachings, and a Vajrayana text by the yogi known as Crazy Khyentse. The author takes us from the most basic meditation practice to the rarefied realm of Mahamudra, touching on a dazzling range of teachings and techniques along the way. This lively presentation will be welcomed as both a trustworthy introduction for the beginning student and an indispensable reference for practitioners at every stage of the path.

The Gospel of Buddha

Author: Paul Carus
Publisher: Forgotten Isle Publications via PublishDrive
ISBN:
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The Gospel of Buddha was an 1894 book by Paul Carus. It was modeled on the New Testament and told the story of Buddha through parables. It was an important tool in introducing Buddhism to the west and is used as a teaching tool by some Asian sects.

Confusion Arises as Wisdom

Author: Ringu Tulku
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828073
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The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the freedom that comes from perceiving the emptiness of all phenomena—teachings known collectively by the name Mahamudra—are presented here with remarkable clarity through commentary on a twelfth-century text. The text is "Gampopa's Great Teachings to the Assembly," by Gampopa, the foremost disciple of the legendary figure Milarepa and founder of Tibetan Buddhism's Kagyu school. The commentary is by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a contemporary teacher of deep learning and profound practice with a remarkable gift for presenting these traditional teachings in a way that is accessible to Western hearts and minds. Gampopa in his teaching combined the general Mahayana teachings he received from the Kadampa tradition of Atisha with the quintessential Vajrayana teachings, which he received from his teacher, Milarepa. These became the basis of the Kagyu lineage teachings that he founded. This particular text, which includes both Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings, is representative of the classic teachings of the Kagyu tradition in general.

The Book of Tea

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 142901279X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.

Crossing the Stream

Author: Sangharakshita
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 9780904766783
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Soon after taking ordination as a Buddhist monk, the English author of this book moved to the town of Kalimpong, on the edge of the Himalayas. He was to live there for 14 years - reflecting, writing and editing Buddhist journals, befriending a number of distinguished Tibetan lamas as they fled across the nearby border, and establishing the world's first inter-denominational Buddhist centre. The 32 essays in the book come from that period, and reveal a man profoundly committed to the inner life, who is not afraid to challenge orthodox attitudes and interpretations in his pursuit of the practical essence of Buddhism.

Bringing Home the Dharma

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611800501
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Many people seeking inner peace and self-cultivation look to the East for inspiration and guidance. Author Jack Kornfield himself pursued rigorous training in traditional Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia. Here he shares the fruits of four decades of study and practice in the East and the West, highlighting one essential insight: true wisdom is found nowhere else than right here in this very moment, as we go about our daily lives. We need not travel to an ashram or a meditation retreat--our households, relationships, and work lives give us profound opportunities to awaken our buddha nature, our natural wisdom and loving-kindness. In this book, Kornfield shares this and other key lessons he has learned studying with some of the most revered Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. Topics include: realizing our full potential, conscious parenting, common obstacles to awakening, spirituality and sexuality, enlightened political action, and much more. Previously in hardback.

Force of Nature

Author: Laird Hamilton
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609611020
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With a superhero's physique, a beautiful athlete/model wife, and the ocean as his office, Laird Hamilton's charmed lifestyle is enviable. Now he shares his secrets for living a balanced life, including the unique physical regimens, mental strategies, andspiritual beliefs that have allowed Hamilton to do what he loves, while being surrounded by family and radiating peak health and fitness.--From publisher description.

Mind Training

Author: Ringu Tulku
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398473
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This small accessible book contains the essence of the Seven-Point Mind Training, expressed in the intimate colloquial style that distinguishes Ringu Tulku's teachings. The Seven-Point Mind Training, a lojong practice, assumes no prior special training or preparation. It does not require practitioners to enter seclusion or change the way they live their lives. It asks that they examine their relationships with all those around them and make a strong determination to become enlightened for others' sake rather than for their own. It gives instructions for tonglen breathing practice that ties the concepts of lojong to the physical act of breathing. Mind Training focuses simply on giving up, self-cherishing, and transforming self-centered thinking into compassion, egoistic feelings into altruism, desire into acceptance, and resentment into joy.