Good Karma

Author: Thubten Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083484026X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? The Buddhist practice of mind training gives us the answer to these questions: it involves overcoming our self-centered attitude and replacing it with an attitude that cherishes others. This, in turn, leads us to act in ways that naturally lead away from suffering and toward happiness—in short, to create good karma. Thubten Chodron offers a commentary on one of the great Tibetan Buddhist poems, The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, which shows, clearly and practically, how to eliminate the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression and to create the causes of joyful liberation for oneself and all others.

Don t Believe Everything You Think

Author: Thubten Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828383
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It can be hard for those of us living in the twenty-first century to see how fourteenth-century Buddhist teachings still apply. When you’re trying to figure out which cell phone plan to buy or brooding about something someone wrote about you on Facebook, lines like "While the enemy of your own anger is unsubdued, though you conquer external foes, they will only increase" can seem a little obscure. Thubten Chodron’s illuminating explication of Togmay Zangpo’s revered text, The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, doesn’t just explain its profound meaning; in dozens of passages she lets her students and colleagues share first-person stories of the ways that its teachings have changed their lives. Some bear witness to dramatic transformations—making friends with an enemy prisoner-of-war, finding peace after the murder of a loved one—while others tell of smaller lessons, like waiting for something to happen or coping with a minor injury.

Karma

Author: Traleg Kyabgon
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083480090X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, "action") is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts and actions determine our future, and therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that abound in popular culture, especially oversimplifications that make it seem like something not to be taken seriously. Karma is not simple, as Traleg Kyabgon shows, and it’s to be taken very seriously indeed. He cuts through the persistent illusions we cling to about karma to show what it really is—the mechanics of why we suffer and how we can make the suffering end. He explains how a realistic understanding of karma is indispensable to Buddhist practice, how it provides a foundation for a moral life, and how understanding it can have a transformative effect on the way we relate to our thoughts and feelings and to those around us.

Karma

Author: Jeffrey Armstrong
Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781601091062
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Karma, says Jeffrey Armstrong, is not about retribution, vengeance, punishment, or reward. Karma simply deals with what is. The effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and for the pain and joy one brings to others. This small, powerful book explores the “Law of Karma” — central in Hinduism, Ayyavazhi, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism — from both a historical and a spiritual perspective, and explains how to tap it to enrich and enlarge one’s experience of the world.

A Gift of Happiness

Author: Gill Farrer-Halls
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740740602
Format: PDF
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We can unlock the potential for happiness and satisfaction that lies within each of us by becoming aware of our mental processes and then applying discriminating wisdom to all our actions of body, speech, and mind." -Kathleen McDonald A Gift of Happiness is part of an inspirational series that delivers greater understanding, harmony, and enlightenment for all who journey through life. Each volume of the series, which also includes A Gift of Awakening and A Gift of Inner Peace, combines author Gill Farrer-Halls's Buddhist-focused concepts with British artist Robert Beer's exquisite color illustrations inspired by the natural world. Book jackets boast an eye-catching translucent cover with metallic inks. A Gift of Happiness invites readers to find their true and joyful selves, while opening their hearts to lasting peace through the laws of karma. The book examines traditional Buddhist concepts such as purification, acceptance, selflessness, and nonattachment, addressing the true meaning of happiness and how it can be realized. Practical exercises, uplifting lessons, and proactive meditations make this a helpful and thorough guide to the subject.

Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat

Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
ISBN: 1891868713
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is an edited transcript of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at a three-month Vajrasattva retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, California, from February 1 to April 30, 1999.

Lillian Too s Basic Feng Shui

Author: Lillian Too
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780958711333
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Too distills the essence of the practise and explains in simple terms how feng shui can improve anyone's life.

Moral Issues in Six Religions

Author: William Owen Cole
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435302993
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by practising members of the six major world religions, this is a multi-faith approach to social and moral issues, for students aged 14-16. The variety of opinions, problems and differing points of view are designed to help students understand the issues and enable them to develop and express their own views and opinions. The many activities include discussion topics for group and class work.

Mindful Emotion enhanced

Author: Paramabandhu Groves
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 1909314579
Format: PDF
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This book is all about kindness behaviour training. The authors have drawn on their clinical experience as well as Buddhism to develop a practical course in cultivating kindness, intended to complement and augment other mindfulness-based approaches. Amid the recent explosion of secular mindfulness, their aim is to reemphasize the importance of the heart, introducing the reader to a variety of ways of approaching kindness-based meditation, as well as to how to put kindness into practice in daily life.

Transforming Problems Into Happiness

Author: Thubten Zopa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861711947
Format: PDF
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Happiness and suffering are dependent upon your mind, upon your interpretation. They do not come from outside, from others. All of your happiness and all of your suffering are created by you, by your own mind," says Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Commenting on a 12th-century Tibetan text of instructions and practical advice for everyday spiritual living, Lama Zopa Rinpoche literally teaches us how to be happy when we are not, by bringing about the changes in attitude that permit us to live a happy and relaxed life in which external circumstances no longer rule us. In Transforming Problems Into Happiness, Lama Zopa Rinpoche brings his own special flavor or contemporary relevance to a timeless teaching on Buddhist psychology. This volume will be valuable to everyone, whatever their religious or spiritual background.