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The Sun My Heart: From Mindfulness to Insight Contemplation
The Sun My Heart
From Mindfulness to Insight Contemplation
Paperback      ISBN: 0938077120
In this sequel to The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh draws on psychology, philosophy, and contemporary physics to investigate meditation and interdependence. Rooted in Buddhist understanding, The Sun My Heart is at once an intellectual adventure and an inspiration to practice.
The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan
The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0394716965
This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by selected excerpts from basic writings with succinct introductions and commentary. From these one may observe not only the remarkable vitality of Buddhism in its spread through Asia, but also the essential links between widely diverse forms, showing how the spiritual message of the Buddha found expression in different historical and cultural circumstances. Thus both its continuity in time and its wide range of influence mark Buddhism as a major spiritual force in the world. Buddha, as the Awakened One, has exemplified to millions of followers throughout the ages a living Truth, a dynamic wisdom and an active compassion. It is these qualities that have inspired hope and courage in men who were asked to face to the stark reality of man's condition: the inevitable involvement in suffering which arises from his persistent egoism and refusal to recognize his finitude.
Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State
The Self-Perfected State
Paperback      ISBN: 1559390573
Clear explanation of the Dzogchen teachings and practices that reawaken and establish us in our true nature.
Kensho: The Heart of Zen
The Heart of Zen
Paperback      ISBN: 1570622698
Kensho is the transformative glimpse of the true nature of all things. It is an experience so crucial in Zen practice that it is sometimes compared to finding an inexhaustible treasure because it reveals the potential that exists in each moment for pure awareness free from the projections of the ego. Among the traditional Zen works are a number of important texts focusing on the profound subtleties of this essential Zen awakening and the methods used in its realization. The selections here are taken from: Straightforward Explanation of the True Mind, by Korean Zen teacher Chinul (1158-1210), which provides the contextual balance needed to understand kensho by relating it to the broader teachings of the Buddhist scriptures and treatises. Several works by Japanese Zen master Hakuin (1786-1769), whose teachings emphasize the techniques used in the cultivation and application of kensho and the importance of going beyond the experience itself to apply Zen insight to the full range of human endeavors. The Book of Ease, a Chinese koan collection from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, with commentary showing the practical dimension of classical koan practice. The translator provides extensive introductory notes and detailed commentary on each of the selections to help the reader understand the inner meaning of this essential experience of Zen.
Taking the Path of Zen
Taking the Path of Zen
Paperback      ISBN: 0865470804
Examines the fundamental principles of Zen Buddhism, discusses how to put these beliefs in practice in everyday life, and describes Zen customs and ceremonies
The Dalai Lama a Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings by and About the Dalai Lama/Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
The Dalai Lama a Policy of Kindness
An Anthology of Writings by and About the Dalai Lama/Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Paperback      ISBN: 1559390220
Brought me gently and pleasantly into the life and mind of this extraordinary spiritual leader and assured the success of my interview with him.--Bill Moyers, PBS
Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society
Seeds of Peace
A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society
Paperback      ISBN: 0938077783
Sulak Sivaraksa, founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and winner of the 1995 Right Livelihood Award, takes on such issues as the "religion of consumerism," indicating solutions to a wide range of political, economic, and social problems. Seeds of Peace offers his most passionate writings.
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Peace Is Every Step
The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0553351397
Teaches the Zen practice of mindfulness, the act of keeping one's consciousness alive to one's experiences, and offers methods for continuing the quest for spiritual fulfillment amid daily modern life
Buddha's Little Instruction Book
Buddha's Little Instruction Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0553373854
Providing an inspirational introduction to Buddhism, a compilation of Buddhist wisdom, advice, and guidance shares insights into the joys, sorrows, and spiritual needs of modern life. Original.
Be Still and Know: Reflections from Living Buddha, Living Christ
Be Still and Know
Reflections from Living Buddha, Living Christ
Paperback      ISBN: 1573225622
a spiritual handbook, written by a renowned thinker and scholar, contains meditations and reflections that reawaken our understanding of both Christianity and Buddhism and is designed to enrich our daily lives through personal contemplation. Original.