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A superb introduction to the life and thought of a revolutionary spiritual thinker.
Shows how do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? This title reveals how to live a life brimming with joy. IT offers an opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
This is a biography of one of the greatest of Japan's 20th century philosophers, Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945). Interspersed throughout a narrative of Nishida's life and thought is a selection of the philosopher's own essays, letters and short presentations.
"The Lotus Sutra," one of the central texts of Mahayana Buddhism, provides a basis for key Buddhist ideas. This translation by Reeves provides readers from vastly different backgrounds with the opportunity to understand and utilize the wisdom of this profound text.
A title, that weaves together the vast and the minute, the earthly and the celestial, reflecting the near-omnipresent aid of the gods alongside the Buddha's moving final reunion with his devoted son, Rahula.
Based on HAVING THE THREE CONVICTIONS by Lama Je Tsong Khapa (1357-1419 AD), this book examines the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, a stage in the practice of Yoga Tantra. Through experiential commentary, guided meditation, and practical advice, Lama Yeshe brings the reader a tantalizing taste of the blissful technology of tantra as well as its direct application to everyday living.
This is a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, containing all of the important suttas ("Discourses of the Buddha") on such key Buddhist concepts as the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, the seven factors of enlightenment, and the Noble Eightfold Path. "The Connected Discourses of the Buddha" ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon. Bhikkhu Bodhi's distinguished and precise translation, his insightful introductory materials, and his extensive notes guide the reader through this vast collection of the Buddha's ancient teachings. This is the third title in Wisdom Publications' award-winning "Teachings of the Buddha Series," following "The Long Discourses of the Buddha" and "The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha." Like its two predecessors, and 2005's anthology of "Discourses of the Buddha," this volume belongs in the library of every student of Buddhism.
Do you feel at home? Are you comfortable in your own skin? Do you have a sense of belonging? In this book, the author addresses these questions and guides us on the path we all take to find out who we really are and where we really belong.
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, offers practical views on meditation: how to do it; the different procedures; and what we can gain from it. He explains how we can develop a spiritual path in a sequence rather than a scattered pattern, and shows the importance of building up method and wisdom.
The author, himself a Zen master, here unfolds an explanation of core Buddhist teachings such as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. He makes these practices accessible to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, showing how our very suffering can be the path to our liberation.
Ippen (1239-1289) was a wandering "hijiri" (holy man) and religious leader whose movement developed into one of the major schools of Japanese Buddhism. This text presents a translation of all of Ippen's extant writings, including letters and verse, together with records of his spoken words.