The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 6: Tantra by Geshe Tashi Tsering

By Geshe Tashi Tsering

During this 6th and ultimate quantity within the origin of Buddhist concept sequence, Geshe Tashi Tsering brings his established, valuable method of the esoteric practices of Buddhist tantra. looking ahead to the various questions Westerners have upon first encountering tantra's colourful imagery and veiled language, Tantra makes use of directly seek advice from clarify deities, initiations, mandalas, and the body's sophisticated body structure of channels and chakras.

Tantric Buddhism offers a short street to buddhahood through dissolving the body's wind energies into the crucial channel on the center, mimicking the differences of cognizance that take place on the time of dying. Guiding readers systematically from tantra's new release level via to the whole enlightenment of the final touch degree, Geshe Tashi Tsering even unpacks an easy compassion perform composed by way of the Dalai Lama, utilizing it to demonstrate the development blocks universal to all such visualization techniques.

Tantra is a becoming end to this obtainable and useful sequence.

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Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy by Jay L. Garfield

By Jay L. Garfield

This quantity collects essays through philosophers and students operating on the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist experiences. Many have uncommon scholarly documents in Western philosophy, with services in analytic philosophy and good judgment, in addition to deep curiosity in Buddhist philosophy. Others have unusual scholarly documents in Buddhist experiences with robust pursuits in analytic philosophy and good judgment. All are dedicated to the firm of cross-cultural philosophy and to bringing the insights and strategies of every culture to endure on the way to remove darkness from difficulties and ideas of the opposite. those essays tackle a extensive diversity of themes within the philosophy of brain, philosophy of language, good judgment, epistemology, and metaphysics, and reveal the fecundity of the interplay among the Buddhist and Western philosophical and logical traditions.

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Buddhism and Christianity in discussion face to face : or, by Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.

By Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.

This booklet, 'The nice Debate - Buddhism and Christianity nose to nose' is a correct mirrored image of the ancient party whilst Buddhism and Christianity have been introduced into an enviornment of nose to nose debatable dialogue via an oral debate, led by way of the eminent Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda thero, the silver tongued orator of the age and David De Silva, a Wesleyan minister held at Panadura, Sri Lanka approximately one and 1 / 4 centuries in the past while old Sri Lanka (Ceylon) was once below British colonial rule and Buddhism was once in nice threat as a result of the island being overrun through a flood of Christian missionaries. The chapters of this ebook has been defined the beginning and occurrence of Buddhism, the doctrines of Buddhism, the ethical effect of Bu, rebirth, Animistic or spirit rules , and assorted speeches made through Reverend Migettuwatte Gunananda and Reverend David De Silva on Buddhism and Christianity. in addition, it's been this publication which caused Colonel H. S. Olcott of the USA to embody Buddhism.

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The Zen of Steve Jobs by Caleb Melby, Forbes LLC

By Caleb Melby, Forbes LLC

An illustrated depiction of Steve Jobs' friendship with Zen Buddhist Kobun Chino Otogawa and the impression it had on Jobs' career
Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) had such an important impression on such a lot of people who his lifestyles frequently took on elements of delusion. yet a lot of his luck was once because of collaboration with designers, engineers and thinkers. The Zen of Steve Jobs tells the tale of Jobs' courting with one such individual: Kobun Chino Otogawa.

Kobun used to be a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan within the early Nineteen Seventies. He was once an innovator, lacked appreciation for ideas and used to be captivated with artwork and layout. Kobun used to be to Buddhism as Jobs was once to the pc enterprise: a renegade and maverick. It wasn't lengthy prior to the 2 grew to become friends--a dating that used to be now not outfitted to last.

This image e-book is a reimagining of that fellowship. the tale strikes again and ahead in time, from the Seventies to 2011, yet facilities at the interval after Jobs' exile from Apple in 1985 while he took up extensive learn with Kobun. Their time jointly was once critical to the massive leaps that Apple took afterward with its product layout and enterprise strategy.

Told utilizing stripped down discussion and ambitious calligraphic panels, The Zen of Steve Jobs explores how Jobs may have honed his layout aesthetic through jap faith ahead of selecting to spot basically what he wishes and depart the remainder behind.

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"The Tibetan Book of the Dead": A Biography (Lives of Great by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

By Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

The Tibetan publication of the Dead is the main recognized Buddhist textual content within the West, having bought greater than 1000000 copies because it was once first released in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a statement on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid journey, and the Beatles quoted Leary's model of their track "Tomorrow by no means Knows." extra lately, the booklet has been followed via the hospice move, enshrined by way of Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook learn by means of Richard Gere. but, as acclaimed author and student of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan booklet of the Dead isn't Tibetan, it isn't particularly a ebook, and it's not rather approximately death." during this compelling creation and brief background, Lopez tells the unusual tale of the way a comparatively imprecise and malleable number of Buddhist texts of doubtful beginning got here to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West.

The primary personality during this tale is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric student and religious seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, regardless of no longer understanding the Tibetan language and not vacationing the rustic, crafted and named The Tibetan ebook of the Dead. actually, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's ebook is far extra American than Tibetan, owing a better debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. certainly, Lopez means that the book's perennial allure stems not just from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but in addition from the way in which Evans-Wentz translated the textual content into the language of a truly American spirituality.

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The Star Spangled Buddhist: Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai by Jeffrey Ourvan

By Jeffrey Ourvan

Nearly 4 million american citizens declare to be Buddhist. furthermore, millions of usa citizens of varied faiths examine Buddhism, have an interest in its philosophical tenets, or fashionably view themselves as Buddhists. They’re a part of what’s been defined because the fastest-growing non secular stream in the US: a wide team of individuals upset with conventional non secular choices and thirsty for an method of spirituality grounded in good judgment and in line with medical wisdom. The famous person Spangled Buddhist is a provocative examine those American Buddhists via their 3 greatest pursuits within the usa: the Soka Gakkai foreign, Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism.

The perform of every of those American faculties, not like most standard Asian Buddhist sects, is grounded within the proposal that every one individuals are in a position to achieving enlightenment in “this lifetime.” however the alterations also are profound: the spectrum of philosophical expression between those American Buddhist colleges is as various as that saw among Reformed, Orthodox, and Hasidic Judaism.

The megastar Spangled Buddhist isn’t written from the point of view of a monk or educational yet fairly from the view of writer Jeff Ourvan, a lifelong-practicing lay Buddhist. As Ourvan explores the yank Buddhist flow via its most well liked colleges, he arrives at a clearer realizing for himself and the reader approximately what it skill to be—and how one may well decide to be—a Buddhist in the United States.

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The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation by Arinna Weisman

By Arinna Weisman

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is taken into account the most amazing Buddhist lecturers alive, and the way to feel free represents him at his most tasty and encouraging. right here Rinpoche is helping readers locate their strong center, the guts which can simply celebrate within the happiness of others. He additionally provides sage suggestion on remodeling difficulties into happiness and discovering compassion for one's "enemies" -- these humans, options, and occasions in lifestyle which are problematic and unsightly. finishing with 3 powerfully evocative guided meditations, the e-book is helping readers see that the extra they provide away, the extra happiness they locate without delay. Packaged in a colourful, compact hardcover, how one can feel free is both necessary for either Buddhists and common seekers of peace and serenity.

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Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor

By Stephen Batchelor

A countrywide bestseller and acclaimed consultant to Buddhism for newcomers and practitioners alike

In this straightforward yet vital quantity, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was once no longer a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric wisdom of the universe, yet a guy who challenged us to appreciate the character of ache, allow cross of its origins, and convey into being a lifestyle that's on hand to us all. The recommendations and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, aren't anything to think in yet whatever to do—and as he explains essentially and compellingly, it's a perform that we will interact in, despite our heritage or ideals, as we are living each day at the route to non secular enlightenment.

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