A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192853864
This accessible volume covers both the teachings of the Buddha and the integration of Buddhism into daily life. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? What or who is the Buddha, and what are his teachings? How has Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how can contemporary dilemmas be faced from a Buddhist perspective? Words such as "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, but what do they really mean? Keown has taught Buddhism at an introductory level for many years, and in this book he provides a lively, challenging response to these frequently asked questions.
The Parent's Tao Te Ching
Ancient Advice for Modern Parents : A New Interpretation
Paperback ISBN: 1569246629
Applies the lessons of the Tao Te Ching to the challenge of raising children in a modern world, exploring the power of mindfulness, words, fear, labels, behavior, rules, and possessions on our lives.
Awakening the Buddha Within
Eight Steps to Enlightenment
Paperback ISBN: 0767901576
Drawing on three decades of learning from the spiritual masters of Asia, an American lama illuminates the sacred wisdom and practices of Buddhism and shows readers how to integrate them into their lives, relationships, and careers. Reprint. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Practicing the Art of Mindful Living
Paperback ISBN: 0938077570
In this sequel to Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how mindful awareness can help us see the roots of war, violence, substance abuse, and social alienation. Touching Peace offers a compelling vision for rebuilding society.
Taming the Tiger
Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness and Universal Compassion
Paperback ISBN: 0892815698
Taming the tiger of the mind is a necessary step on the path to personal growth and self-mastery. With wit and wisdom, Akong Tulku Rinpoche teaches how to confront and subdue the ceaseless mental chatter within. True peace, he explains, may be achieved through a practical program for cultivating awareness and bringing the spiritual into everyday life. Only then may we find the sort of happiness that also brings happiness to others. The author explores the pitfalls that result from our habits of thought. He discusses such things as motivation and compassion and how one can aspire to right conduct through the practice of mindfulness. An introductory guide to using the key concepts of Tibetan Buddhism in everyday life. Includes a series of practical exercises by which to change our patterns of living and thinking. Practiced consistently, these can provide a basis for self-knowledge, mind therapy, and self-healing. 1967, Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (author of Meditation in Action) founded the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in theWest.
Ethics for the New Millennium
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Paperback ISBN: 1573228834
One of humankind's most respected religious leaders presents a plan for a new human and social paradigm, arguing that humankind is not inherently sinful and discussing how redirection in the perception of our fundamental natures can bring powerful and positive change. Reprint.
The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings
Paperback ISBN: 1570628084
Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship. Ajahn Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers: Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and many other Western Buddhist teachers were at one time his students. Anyone who has attended a retreat led by one of these teachers, or read one of their books, will be familiar with this master's name and reputation as one of the great Buddhist teachers of this century.