Download E-books Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku PDF

Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen grasp who based the japanese Soto tuition of Zen, is popular as one of many world's such a lot notable non secular thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Dogen totally transforms the language of Zen, utilizing it in novel and terribly appealing how one can element to every little thing vital within the spiritual life.

He is understood for 2 significant works. the 1st paintings, the large Shobogenzo (Treasury of the real Dharma Eye), represents his early teachings and exists in myriad English translations; the second one paintings, the Eihei Koroku, is a set of all his later teachings, together with brief formal discourses to the priests education at his temple, longer casual talks, and koans along with his commentaries, in addition to brief appreciatory verses on quite a few themes. The Shobogenzo has got huge, immense cognizance in Western Zen and Western Zen literature, and with the book of this watershed quantity, the Eihei Koroku would certainly upward push to commensurate stature.

Dogen's broad Record is the first-ever whole and scholarly translation of this huge paintings into English and this version is the 1st time it's been to be had in paperback. This variation comprises broad and particular study and annotation through students, translators and Zen lecturers Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, in addition to forewords via the eighteenth-century poet-monk Ryokan and Tenshin Reb Anderson, former abbot of the San Francisco Zen heart - plus introductory essays from Dogen pupil Steven Heine, and the sought after, overdue American Zen grasp John Daido Loori.

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Download E-books The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History PDF

By Gyurme Dorje

Written by way of an exceptional sleek Nyingma grasp, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma college of Tibetan Buddhism covers intimately and intensity either the elemental teachings and the background of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest college. This, the 1st English translation of His Holiness' masterwork, constitutes the main whole paintings of its variety within the West.

An absolute treasure for college kids of the culture, it's also an fundamental reference for somebody with an curiosity in Buddhism. The e-book contains chronologies and glossaries that elucidate Buddhist doctrine, and it offers interesting insights into the Buddhist heritage of Tibet. treatises shape the current quantity, particularly the Fundamentals of the Nyingma School and the History of the Nyingma School. one of the most generally learn of all His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's works, those treatises have been composed throughout the years instantly following his arrival in India as a refugee. His purpose in writing them was once to maintain the suitable constitution of the Nyingma philosophical view inside its personal ancient and cultural context.

This is the 1st time this article has been on hand in a exchange version. superbly awarded, this single-volume version represents a very fantastic present, and lines illustrations in black and white and in colour, plus maps, bibliographic info, and beneficial annotations.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy) PDF

By Stephen J. Laumakis

During this basically written undergraduate textbook, Stephen Laumakis explains the starting place and improvement of Buddhist principles and ideas, concentrating on the philosophical principles and arguments offered and defended by means of chosen thinkers and sutras from numerous traditions. He starts off with a comic strip of the Buddha and the Dharma, and highlights the origins of Buddhism in India. He then considers particular information of the Dharma with distinctive recognition to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology, and examines the advance of Buddhism in China, Japan, and Tibet, concluding with the information of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. In each one bankruptcy he contains causes of key words and teachings, excerpts from basic resource fabrics, and displays of the arguments for every place. His publication can be a useful consultant for all who're drawn to this wealthy and colourful philosophy.

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Download E-books Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos PDF

An ideal better half to the well known Tibetan ebook of the Dead.

In lifestyles and in loss of life, in meditation and in sleep, each transitional level of recognition, or bardo, offers a chance to beat obstacles, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings during this publication give you the below- status and guide essential to flip each part of lifestyles into a chance for uncontrived, average liberation.

Like the Tibetan booklet of the lifeless, Natural Liberation is a time period, a "hidden treasure" attributed to the eighth-century grasp Padmasambhava. Gyatrul Rinpoche's lucid remark accompanies the textual content, illuminating the trail of awakening to the purpose of complete enlightenment. Natural Liberation is an important contribution to the library of either students and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Download E-books Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self (Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion) PDF

In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming with no Self, André van der Braak engages Nietzsche in a discussion with 4 representatives of the Buddhist Zen culture: Nagarjuna (c. 150-250), Linji (d. 860), Dogen (1200-1253), and Nishitani (1900-1990). In doing so, he finds Nietzsche's notion as a philosophy of constant self-overcoming, during which even the concept of "self" has been conquer. Van der Braak starts by means of reading Nietzsche's courting to Buddhism and standing as a transcultural philosopher, recalling learn on Nietzsche and Zen to this point and starting off the fundamental argument of the learn. He maintains through reading the practices of self-overcoming in Nietzsche and Zen, evaluating Nietzsche's radical skepticism with that of Nagarjuna and evaluating Nietzsche's method of fact to Linji's. Nietzsche's equipment of self-overcoming are in comparison to Dogen's zazen, or sitting meditation perform, and Dogen's suggestion of forgetting the self. those comparisons and others construct van der Braak's case for a feedback of Nietzsche knowledgeable by means of the tips of Zen Buddhism and a feedback of Zen Buddhism obvious during the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one global philosophy. This remedy, concentrating on the most fruitful parts of analysis inside of modern comparative and intercultural philosophy, could be beneficial to Nietzsche students, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

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Download E-books Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life PDF

You’re caught within the airport safeguard line, overdue for a flight. the road isn’t relocating. You’re offended on the defense team of workers for taking goodbye, you’re aggravated on the different passengers for having lots stuff, you’re mad at your boss for sending you in this journey within the first position. by the point you get for your gate you’re indignant, deflated, and exhausted. Then somebody cuts in entrance of you within the line to board and also you snap. “There’s a line, you know!” Is that truly you, status in an airport, yelling at a stranger, feelings raging?

It occurs to so much folks greater than we’d wish to admit. directly, our lives appear uncontrolled and overwhelming. It’s continuously whatever, isn’t it? yet what when you may procedure the whole lot of your life—from the smallest judgements to life’s largest setbacks—with overall self belief, readability, and keep an eye on?

According to Sakyong Mipham, all of us have that strength. the secret's easy: for those who simply cease wondering your self for all time, happiness and self assurance will come clearly. It sounds absurd and, what’s extra, most unlikely. yet in Ruling Your World, Sakyong Mipham stocks historical secrets and techniques on easy methods to take keep watch over of our lives and succeed whereas cultivating compassion for others and self belief in our personal intelligence and goodness. the foremost to this healthiness lies within the historic recommendations of the warrior kings and queens of Shambhala.

The country of Shambhala was once an enlightened nation of benevolent kings and queens and fiercely expert warriors. nobody understands needless to say even if this nation used to be genuine or legendary, yet there are old guidebooks to this land and useful directions for making a Shambhala on your personal global, bringing peace, goal, and viewpoint into your existence and atmosphere.

Sakyong Mipham, the descendant of a warrior king, has inherited those teachings and offers us the teachings and myths of the good rulers and warriors of Shambhala. He makes those teachings correct to our twenty-first-century lives in a clean and witty voice and is helping us all to achieve our strength for energy and regulate in a doubtless uncontrollable world.

For the 1st time ever, respected non secular chief Sakyong Mipham brings the teachings of the traditional Shambhala warriors and rulers to the Western international and indicates us how you can stay our lives with self assurance.

Most people live in a haze—sometimes aiding others, occasionally supporting ourselves, occasionally chuffed, occasionally unhappy. We don’t believe in charge of our personal lives. the traditional teachings of Shambhala rulership exhibit us that all of us be able to rule our personal international and stay with self belief. to do that, we have to use our day-by-day lives to be powerful, in preference to competitive, and to behave with knowledge and compassion. this can sound tough, but if we start to combine this historical knowledge of rulership into our way of life, we've got either religious and worldly luck. We don’t have to abandon our lifestyles and develop into an ascetic or a monk in an effort to achieve self assurance and accomplish this good fortune. we will be able to stay on the planet as a ruler it doesn't matter what we're doing.
—from
Ruling Your World

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Download E-books Common Ground: Lessons and Legends from the World’s Great Faiths PDF

As the spice maker’s cupboard is filled with many herbs, so may still a student be jam-packed with Scripture, Talmud, and Legend—an old Jewish proverb

This connection with legend—or the instructing stories utilized by the sages—is a striking testimony to the facility of tale and its position within the heritage, improvement, and tradition of a humans. Legends have helped humans comprehend each other, and provide a context for using historical ideals in new ways.

A universal Ground is an eclectic quantity of the best legends of the area together with these from Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and extra, in addition to a dialogue on why those tales nonetheless topic at the present time. The stories featured reveal how doubtless disparate ideals percentage universal principles and issues which are extra related than they're assorted, assisting readers to work out the realm round them with a clean perspective.

These tales and parables attributed to saints and sages will provide thought in the event you wish to stay a lifetime of generosity, realizing, and wish. because the ebook brings jointly the main superb teachings of the world’s nice faiths, readers will detect new issues of dialog and figuring out. Likewise, this selection of tales from voices as different as Tolstoy and Lao Tzu, from Buddha to Jesus, create a stunning tapestry of training that may be utilized to modern difficulties and private choices

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Download E-books Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism PDF

By John Powers

This can be the main entire and authoritative advent to Tibetan Buddhism on hand up to now, overlaying quite a lot of subject matters, together with heritage, doctrines, meditation, practices, colleges, non secular fairs, and significant figures. The revised variation includes improved discussions of modern Tibetan background and tantra and comprises very important new courses within the box. starting with a precis of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and the way it will definitely was once delivered to Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric equipment for private transformation. The 4 major faculties of Tibetan Buddhism, in addition to Bön, are explored intensive from a nonsectarian viewpoint. This new and elevated version is a scientific and fantastically transparent presentation of Tibetan Buddhist perspectives and practices.

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