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Tibet's Sacred Mountain: The Extraordinary Pilgrimage to Mount Kaillas
Tibet's Sacred Mountain
The Extraordinary Pilgrimage to Mount Kaillas
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818476
• The record of a spiritual journey through an extraordinary land, and of the devoted pilgrims who seek to climb Mount Kailas. • Two Americans recount their experiences during the sacred pilgrimage to one of the most remote places on Earth. • With more than 100 color photographs that capture the awe-inspiring landscape and the tireless determination of the pilgrims. In a remote corner of western Tibet, in one of the highest, most pristine places on Earth, rises a sublime snow-clad pyramid of rock and snow--Mount Kailas. To Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims this 22,028-foot mountain is the throne of the gods, the "Navel of the Earth," the place where the divine takes earthly form. For more than a thousand years these pilgrims have journeyed here to pay homage to the mountain's mystery, circumambulating it in an ancient ritual of devotion that continues to the present day. Spinning prayer wheels, chanting mantras, and prostrating themselves at shrines, the pilgrims make the arduous climb toward the physical and emotional high point of the journey, the lofty pass known as the Dolma La. With spectacular color photography and vivid travel writing, Tibet's Sacred Mountain provides a stunning account of this awe-inspiring landscape, and of the variety, vitality, and sheer determination of the pilgrims who venture there. Both photographer Russell Johnson and writer Kerry Moran have made the difficult pilgrimage around the mountain several times. Tibet's Sacred Mountain is the record of their inspiring journey that opens a window on a magical land of pure light and dazzling color where the temporal and the eternal unite and where every feature of the landscape holds its own divinity.
Buddhism Plain and Simple
Buddhism Plain and Simple
Paperback      ISBN: 0767903323
Shares the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, explains the twelvefold path, and includes Zen stories
The Doctrine of Awakening: The Attainment of Self-Mastery According to the Earliest Buddhist Texts
The Doctrine of Awakening
The Attainment of Self-Mastery According to the Earliest Buddhist Texts
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815531
In a probing analysis of the oldest Buddhist texts, Julius Evola places the doctrine of liberation in its original context. The early teachings, he suggests, offer the foremost example of an active spirituality that is opposed to the more passive, modern forms of theistic religions. This sophisticated, highly readable analysis of the theory and practice of Buddhist asceticism, first published in Italian in 1943 , elucidates the central truths of the eightfold path and clears away the later accretions of Buddhist doctrine. Evola describes the techniques for conscious liberation from the world of maya and for achieving the state of transcendence beyond dualistic thinking. Most surprisingly, he argues that the widespread belief in reincarnation is not an original Buddhist tenet. Evola presents actual practices of concentration and visualization, and places them in the larger metaphysical context of the Buddhist model of mind and universe. The Doctrine of the Awakening is a provocative study of the teachings of the Buddha by one of Europe's most stimulating thinkers.Â
Ethics for the New Millennium: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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.
What Would Buddha Do?: 101 Answers to Life's Daily Dilemmas
What Would Buddha Do?
101 Answers to Life's Daily Dilemmas
Hardcover      ISBN: 1569751811
Offering practical solutions to common problems based on the wisdom of the Buddha, the author taps the East's greatest teacher for practical advice on day-to-day matters. Original. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
A Heart As Wide As the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness
A Heart As Wide As the World
Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness
Paperback      ISBN: 1570624283
A book by a popular Buddhist teacher offers genuine aid and comfort for anyone on the spiritual path, discussing the inevitable ups and downs of meditation practice, the cultivation of wisdom and compassion, and how to incorporate the benefits of meditation into our lives. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Practice of Tibetan Meditation: Exercises, Visualizations, and Mantras for Health and Well-Being
The Practice of Tibetan Meditation
Exercises, Visualizations, and Mantras for Health and Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819030
A practical and comprehensive step-by-step handbook to Tibetan meditation from a world-renowned Tibetan Lama. • Contains more than 30 meditation exercises and accompanying mantras for both the beginner and the more advanced practitioner. • Includes a 60-minute CD of mantras to accompany each meditation. • Incorporates Tibetan breath work, massage techniques, and physical exercises. For centuries, Tibetan Lamas have transmitted spiritual knowledge through the teachings of mind-training meditation, although many of these teachings remain relatively unknown in the West. Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche now shares these rare jewels of Tibetan wisdom in an easy and accessible manner, leading the Western reader toward the path of true happiness. Dagsay Tulku's teachings range from introductory sessions designed to create an oasis of calmness in daily life to deep practices for cleansing and healing. He also offers traditional meditations to prepare for death, the ultimate transition. True to the rich sensory nature of Tibetan Buddhism, these meditations are enhanced with instructions for relaxing massage and an accompanying 60-minute CD of mantras.
It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness
It's Easier Than You Think
The Buddhist Way to Happiness
Paperback      ISBN: 0062512943
A Buddhist teacher brings the message and tenets of the religion to a larger audience through a collection of simple stories and anecdotes that seek to imply rather than tell the reader the Buddha's wisdom. Reprint. PW.
Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living
Touching Peace
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.
The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty
The Faith to Doubt
Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty
Paperback      ISBN: 0938077228