The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of by Bhikkhu Bodhi,Bodhi

By Bhikkhu Bodhi,Bodhi

This quantity bargains an entire translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The hooked up Discourses of the Buddha, the 3rd of the 4 nice collections within the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. The Samyutta Nikaya involves fifty-six chapters, each one ruled by means of a unifying topic that binds jointly the Buddha's suttas or discourses. The chapters are equipped into 5 significant parts.

The first, The ebook with Verses, is a compilation of suttas composed mostly in verse. This e-book ranks as some of the most inspiring compilations within the Buddhist canon, exhibiting the Buddha in his complete grandeur because the peerless "teacher of gods and humans." the opposite 4 books deal intensive with the philosophical ideas and meditative constructions of early Buddhism. They mix into orderly chapters the entire vital brief discourses of the Buddha on such significant issues as established origination, the 5 aggregates, the six experience bases, the seven components of enlightenment, the Noble Eightfold course, and the 4 Noble Truths.

Among the 4 huge Nikayas belonging to the Pali Canon, the Samyutta Nikaya serves because the repository for the various shorter suttas of the Buddha the place he discloses his radical insights into the character of truth and his special route to religious emancipation. This assortment, it kind of feels, used to be directed as a rule at these disciples who have been able to greedy the inner most dimensions of knowledge and of clarifying them for others, and in addition supplied counsel to meditators reason on consummating their efforts with the direct consciousness of the last word fact.

The current paintings starts off with an insightful normal advent to the Samyutta Nikaya as an entire. all the 5 elements can be supplied with its personal advent, meant to lead the reader via this monstrous, ocean-like choice of suttas.

To extra support the reader, the translator has supplied an in depth physique of notes clarifying numerous difficulties relating either the language and the mean

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Ich war einmal ein Fluss: Mein Weg von der Ärztin zur by Dang Nghiem,Claudia Seele-Nyima

By Dang Nghiem,Claudia Seele-Nyima

Diese ergreifende Geschichte einer jungen Frau führt uns von den Reisfeldern Vietnams an die Küste Kaliforniens und von dort zur Zen-Gemeinschaft Thich Nhat Hanhs im Südwesten Frankreichs.Dang Nghiem wurde während des Krieges in Vietnam geboren, ihre Mutter ist Vietnamesin, ihr Vater ein US-amerikanischer Soldat. Sie erfüllt den Wunsch ihrer geliebten Großmutter, als sie nur mit ihrem kleinen Bruder an der Seite in die united states aufbricht und sich zur Ärztin ausbilden lässt, um anderen Heilung zu bringen. Der plötzliche Tod ihres Geliebten wird zum dramatischen Wendepunkt in ihrem Leben. Sie erkennt, dass sie selbst Heilung braucht und begibt sich in die Zen-Gemeinschaft von Thich Nhat Hanh.Schwester Dang Nghiem erzählt berührend und mit ungebrochen freudigem Gemüt ihre Geschichte. Eine Geschichte, die Mut machen kann, auch jenen, die selbst Leid und Verlust erfahren haben.

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Histoire du Bouddhisme tibétain : La Compassion des by Elisabeth Martens

By Elisabeth Martens

Cet ouvrage rend au Bouddhisme tibétain son statut de faith qui, comme toute autre faith, a connu une évolution en accord avec son environnementsocial. Loin de l. a. compassion et de los angeles tolérance qui sont, actuellement, les pictures de marque du Bouddhisme tibétain, l'enseignement du Bouddha a servi à implanter son autorité morale et spirituelle sur les populations tibétaines et à s'entourer de biens matériels. Le bouddhisme tibétain d'aujourd'hui, aseptisé et versioné à nos demandes, a-t-il encore quelque selected à gagner en séduisant un Occident que l'on prétend en "vide spirituel".

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Der Buddhismus in Süd- und Südostasien: Geschichte und by Heinz Bechert

By Heinz Bechert

Der Buddhismus hat sich im Laufe seiner langen Geschichte über den größten Teil von Süd-, Südost-, Zentral- und Ostasien ausgebreitet und ist bis heute in vielen Ländern Asiens die bedeutendste faith geblieben. In dieser Vielfalt von Kulturen hat sich der Buddhismus dank seiner großen Anpassungsfähigkeit entwickeln und erhalten können. So sucht guy an der Oberfläche oft mit Mühe die Einheitlichkeit, die sich in Christentum und Islam in Grundzügen findet. Gleichwohl gibt es so etwas wie eine "Welt des Buddhismus", in der gemeinsame Grundsätze Geltung haben. Bechert stellt dies am Beispiel des Theravada-Buddhismus mit seinen Entwicklungen von den Anfängen bis in die Gegenwart meisterlich dar. Der vorliegende textual content basiert auf einer in den Jahren 2004 und 2005 von Heinz Bechert an der Universität Wien gehaltenen Vorlesung, bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Ernst Steinkellner.

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Yoga of the Mahamudra: The Mystical Way of Balance by Will Johnson

By Will Johnson

provides 3 uncomplicated yogic ideas from Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra

• Explains how stability is the main to attaining larger consciousness

• comprises somatic koans

Mahamudra, actually "the nice gesture," is frequently seemed upon because the optimum manifestation of realization recognized in the Tibetan Vajrayana culture. In Yoga of the Mahamudra, Will Johnson explains the way it is feasible to bring on the situation of mahamudra obviously through the use of the magical yoga of stability to create what he calls the embodied move.

He provides 3 basic yogic ideas from Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra. the 1st precept, "do not anything with the physique yet relax," kinds the vertical axis of the embodied move. it's an inner procedure that specializes in the upright constitution of the physique, which opens up our dating to the divine resource. the second one precept, "Let the brain dangle to nothing," permits the horizontal circulation of power to our brain. This horizontal axis represents our dating to the realm: what we see and listen to, and what our brain does with the items we understand. The institution of those vertical and horizontal flows of strength permits us to include the 3rd precept, "to turn into like a hole bamboo." during this method the physique and brain turn into terribly fluid, surrendering to the currents of the existence forces that consistently move via them like air via a flute. the writer concludes with a few somatic koans, routines that let the direct event of stability and result in the construction of the embodied cross.

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Das Jetzt im Strom der Zeit: Von den sechs Daseinszuständen by Chögyam Trungpa

By Chögyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche ist eine der einflussreichsten spirituellen Persönlichkeiten, die je in den Westen gekommen ist. Wie kaum ein anderer conflict er in der Lage, die tiefen Weisheitslehren der Tibeter für den modernen Menschen anschaulich zu machen.
In seinem psychologischen Hauptwerk zeigt er, dass die sechs Bardos im Grunde Bewusstseinszustände sind, die jeder in seiner täglichen Erfahrung immer wieder durchläuft. Trungpa zeigt, wie guy etwa die psychische Energie negativer Gefühle wie Gier, Neid oder Wut umwandeln und für inneres Wachstum nutzen kann.
Die systematische Sicht auf die verschiedenen Bewusstseinszustände und die entsprechenden Meditationen in diesem Klassiker helfen, uns von falschen Anschauungen zu befreien und wirkliche Weisheit zu erreichen.

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Treasures from Juniper Ridge: The Profound Instructions of by padmasambhava guru Rinpoche,Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,Erik Pema

By padmasambhava guru Rinpoche,Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,Erik Pema Kunsang

Treasures from Juniper Ridge combines meditation and pith practice
instructions in a manner that's effortless to use and understand. it's a compilation
of came across teachings, termas, by way of the best grasp of Vajrayana
Buddhism, Padmasambhava, hidden through his woman disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal.
Treasures is replete with items which are direct, profound, clean, and pertinent
to our times.
These a number of revelations are for all degrees of practitioners. they supply indepth factors of varied points of perform, together with: deity, death
and death, non-conceptual meditation and spotting brain nature. The
book outlines how you can practice those teachings for the trendy scholar, while
remaining precise to conventional principles.
“Padmasambhava’s pith directions are very important simply because he
is not only a mythical determine or an historic delusion. he's an exact person
who consistently contains out spontaneous actions, together with manifesting
as treasure revealers, in order that there's continually a clean, unimpaired teaching
that humans can perform. This additionally guarantees that Padmasambhava’s spiritual
influence and benefits are unceasing.
The detailed caliber of those terma teachings is they supply a method
for accomplishment that's applicable for every particular iteration, period
of time, and person one that meets them. The treasure teachings
he gave at the Juniper Ridge of Crystal Pearls include the fundamental meaning
of countless numbers of such instructions.”
—Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

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Basho's Haiku: Selected Poems of Matsuo Basho by Matsuo Basho,David Landis Barnhill

By Matsuo Basho,David Landis Barnhill

A great new translation of the poetry of Basho—Zen monk, poet of nature, and grasp of the haiku form.

Basho's Haiku deals the main finished translation but of the poetry of jap author Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), who's credited with perfecting and popularizing the haiku kind of poetry. probably the most broadly learn jap writers, either inside his personal nation and world wide, Basho is principally cherished through those that have fun with nature and people who perform Zen Buddhism. Born into the samurai type, Basho rejected that international after the dying of his grasp and have become a wandering poet and instructor. in the course of his travels throughout Japan, he turned a lay Zen monk and studied background and classical poetry. His poems contained a magical caliber and expressed common topics via uncomplicated photographs from the usual world.

David Landis Barnhill's superb e-book strives for literal translations of Basho's paintings, prepared chronologically on the way to express Basho's improvement as a author. warding off wordy and explanatory translations, Barnhill captures the brevity and power of the unique eastern, letting the pictures recommend the intensity of that means concerned. Barnhill additionally offers an summary of haiku poetry and analyzes the importance of nature during this literary shape, whereas suggesting the significance of Basho to modern American literature and environmental thought.

David Landis Barnhill is Director of Environmental experiences and Professor of English on the college of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. he's the coeditor (with Roger S. Gottlieb) of Deep Ecology and global Religions: New Essays on Sacred floor, additionally released by means of SUNY Press, and the editor of At domestic on the planet: changing into local to Our position: A Multicultural Anthology.

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LOS TÓPICOS DEL BUDISMO (Spanish Edition) by Bernard Faure

By Bernard Faure

los angeles comprensión del budismo está enmascarada por una serie de principles preconcebidas que hemos proyectado sobre las distintas tradiciones budistas originarias de Asia. Estas rules, a veces, simplemente erróneas o, los angeles mayoría de las veces, parcialmente ciertas, nos ofrecen una visión simplificada y superficial del budismo y ocultan su riqueza y profundidad. Bernard Faure se propone “desenmascarar” el budismo abordando los principales tópicos y clichés que tiñen nuestra comprensión del mismo. Por ejemplo: el budismo no es una religión sino una filosofía; el budismo niega los angeles existencia del yo; el budismo predica los angeles reencarnación; el budismo es una religión pacífica; el budismo es appropriate con l. a. ciencia, o el budismo es un tipo de terapia. Estos son solo algunos de los prejuicios que tenemos en Occidente sobre el budismo y que, como nos desvela el autor, lejos de originarse en las tradiciones asiáticas, proceden de los valores culturales de l. a. modernidad occidental (racionalismo, individualismo, fantasma del nihilismo, crítica protestante del catolicismo, orientalismo, espiritualidad new age…), unos procesos que han configurado un budismo aislado de sus distintos contextos históricos y culturales. Por ello, los angeles lectura de este libro resulta a l. a. vez fundamental, reveladora y desconcertante. El lector no quedará indiferente ante los angeles caída de mitos y tópicos sobre el budismo, algo necesario si queremos tener una comprensión más profunda y sutil del pensamiento y las prácticas budistas en el mundo.

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