Category: Buddhism

Cambodian Buddhism in the United States by Carol A. Mortland

By Carol A. Mortland

The first complete anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by means of Cambodian refugees within the usa over the last 4 decades.

Cambodian Buddhism within the United States is the 1st entire anthropological learn of Khmer Buddhism as practiced by way of Khmer refugees within the usa. according to study performed at Khmer temples and websites through the kingdom over a interval of 3 and a part many years, Carol A. Mortland makes use of player statement, open-ended interviews, lifestyles histories, and dialogues with Khmer clergymen and laypeople to discover the typical perform of Khmer faith, together with spirit ideals and therapeutic rituals. This ethnography is enriched and supplemented by way of old bills, reviews, memoirs, unpublished lifestyles histories, and family members memorabilia painstakingly preserved via refugees. Mortland additionally strains the alterations that Cambodians have made to faith as they try with the demanding situations of dwelling in a brand new nation, studying English, and assisting themselves. The ideals and practices of Khmer Muslims and Khmer Christians within the usa also are reviewed.

Carol A. Mortland is a retired professor and the coeditor (with David W. Haines) of Manifest Destinies: Americanizing Immigrants and Internationalizing Americans, and (with may perhaps M. Ebihara and Judy Ledgerwood) Cambodian tradition because 1975: fatherland and Exile.

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Pratique du bouddhisme tibétain (Les chemins spirituels) by Lorne Ladner,Brigitte Vadé,Larry Cohen

By Lorne Ladner,Brigitte Vadé,Larry Cohen

Qu'est-ce qui fait une vie épanouie et heureuse ? L'argent, le confort matériel ? l. a. célébrité ? Le pouvoir ? Une vie sociale ou affective riche ? los angeles réponse bouddhique est tout autre : L'expérience quotidienne de l. a. compassion. Le bonheur résulterait de notre capacité à nous ouvrir aux sentiments d'autrui, de notre désir de le libérer de ses souffrances. remark développer cette qualité dans notre vie ?

La culture bouddhique tibétaine offre de nombreuses suggestions de méditation favorisant les émotions et états positifs. Or il n'est pas nécessaire de devenir bouddhiste pour renoncer à ce qui nous fait souffrir, cultiver le contentement, l. a. paix et l. a. joie au quotidien. Pratiquer los angeles compassion, reconnaître los angeles vulnérabilité de l'autre, changer notre regard sur nous-mêmes pour voir le monde autrement...

Lorne Ladner nous suggest un ensemble d'exercices bouddhiques pour développer notre artwork de l. a. compassion et avancer sur le chemin du bonheur.

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The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality by Bernard Faure

By Bernard Faure

Is there a Buddhist discourse on intercourse? during this cutting edge examine, Bernard Faure finds Buddhism's paradoxical attitudes towards sexuality. His remarkably large variety covers the complete geography of this faith, and its lengthy evolution from the time of its founder, Xvkyamuni, to the premodern age. The author's anthropological procedure uncovers the inherent discrepancies among the normative teachings of Buddhism and what its fans practice.

Framing his dialogue on essentially the most admired Western thinkers of sexuality--Georges Bataille and Michel Foucault--Faure attracts from diversified reservoirs of writings, akin to the orthodox and heterodox "doctrines" of Buddhism, and its monastic codes. nearly untapped mythological in addition to felony assets also are used. The dialectics inherent in Mahvyvna Buddhism, specifically within the Tantric and Chan/Zen traditions, looked as if it would permit for better laxity or even inspired breaking of taboos.

Faure additionally deals a historical past of Buddhist monastic lifestyles, which has been buffeted via anticlerical attitudes, and by way of makes an attempt to control sexual habit from either inside of and past the monastery. In chapters dedicated to Buddhist homosexuality, he examines the way this sexual habit was once at the same time condemned and idealized in medieval Japan.

This publication will attraction specially to these attracted to the cultural background of Buddhism and in premodern jap tradition. however the tale of the way one of many world's oldest religions has confronted one in every of life's maximum difficulties makes attention-grabbing interpreting for all.

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Integrating Hypnosis with Psychotherapy: The Legacy of by Daniel L. Araoz

By Daniel L. Araoz

Psychotherapy is a scientifically confirmed kind of remedy, and neuroscience has justified hypnosis as a handy solution to teach our minds to alter our brains. notwithstanding, hypnosis is still broadly misunderstood. This quantity clears up many misconceptions surrounding the perform via exploring it as part of psychodynamic psychotherapy. during this context, hypnosis includes the activation of the patient’s delusion to create a brand new internal fact of the self, in order that this fact can take where of the outdated one for private enrichment of the person. proposing new proof from neuroscience and the traditional knowledge of Buddhism and detailing many brief case reports, this paintings finds the essence of hypnosis and demonstrates some great benefits of this usually misunderstood brain activity.

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Kuan-yin: The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara by Chün-fang Yü

By Chün-fang Yü

by way of a ways essentially the most vital items of worship within the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is thought of as the embodiment of compassion. He has been largely respected through the Buddhist nations of Asia because the early centuries of the typical period. whereas he used to be heavily pointed out with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia, and the Tibetans proceed to today to view the Dalai Lamas as his incarnations, in China he grew to become a she -- Kuan-yin, the "Goddess of Mercy" -- and has a really various heritage. The reasons and strategies of this metamorphosis have confused Buddhist students for centuries. during this groundbreaking, finished learn, Chün-fang Yü discusses this dramatic transformation of the (male) Indian bodhisattva Avalokitesvara into the (female) chinese language Kuan-yin -- from a comparatively minor determine within the Buddha's retinue to a common savior and the most renowned deities in chinese language religion. concentrating on many of the media in which the female Kuan-yin turned built and domesticated in China, Yü completely examines Buddhist scriptures, miracle tales, pilgrimages, well known literature, and monastic and native gazetteers -- in addition to the altering iconography mirrored in Kuan-yin's pictures and creative representations -- to figure out the function this fabric performed during this impressive transformation. The ebook eloquently depicts the domestication of Kuan-yin as a case learn of the indigenization of Buddhism in China and illuminates the methods this cherished deity has affected the lives of all chinese language humans down the ages.

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The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam's Writings on the by Longchenpa,Harold Talbott,Tulku Thondup

By Longchenpa,Harold Talbott,Tulku Thondup

This vintage selection of texts at the meditation perform and concept of Dzogchen provides the nice Perfection in the course of the writings of its superb authority, the fourteenth-century Tibetan student and visionary Longchen Rabjam. the head of Vajrayana perform within the Nyingma culture of Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen embodies a procedure of teaching that awakens the intrinsic nature of the brain to bare its unique essence, totally ideal and unfastened from all duality—buddha nature, or buddhahood itself.

In The perform of Dzogchen, Tulku Thondup interprets crucial passages from Longchen Rabjam’s voluminous writings to light up and make clear this instructing. He additionally attracts at the works of later masters of the culture, putting Dzogchen in context either relating to different faculties of Buddhism and with regards to the nine-vehicle define of the Buddhist direction defined within the Nyingma culture. This accelerated version comprises Counsel for Liberation, Longchenpa’s poetic exhortation to readers to fast input the trail of liberation, step one towards the summit of Dzogchen practice.

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The Lotus Sutra: The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the by Shinkyo Warner,Senchu Murano

By Shinkyo Warner,Senchu Murano

The go back of  Murano’s vintage Translation

The Lotus Sutra is among the most crucial sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. It used to be translated into chinese language by way of Kumarajiva in 406 CE less than the identify: Myohorengekyo (Miao-Fa-Lien-Hua-Ching). The chinese language identify capacity “Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the fantastic Dharma.” the interpretation during this quantity is predicated upon Kumarajiva’s chinese language work. 

The translator, Bishop Senchu Murano, was once an ordained priest in Nichiren Shu. Murano earned a level in East Asian reviews from the college of Washington in 1938 and served as a instructor of Buddhist reviews at Rissho college in Tokyo from 1962 to 1979. 

Murano’s formidable paintings in this landmark translation took two decades to accomplish. It used to be initially released in 1974 and used to be the 1st complete translation of Kumarajiva’s chinese language paintings to seem in English. 

Long out of print, Murano’s groundbreaking paintings been faithfully reproduced and greater for the electronic period. For the 1st time, it truly is now extensively to be had to a brand new new release of Buddhist scholars and scholars.

For readers unusual with Buddhist phrases and cosmology, this version contains absolutely revised glossaries overlaying greater than 1,800 entries. The glossaries comprise descriptions of the lifetime of the Buddha, disciples of the Buddha, vital Sanskrit and English Buddhist phrases (as good as very important chinese language Buddhist phrases as they're utilized in Japan), and translated right names given during this translation that successfully function a convenient Buddhist dictionary.

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A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra (Meeting the Buddhas) by Vessantara

By Vessantara

Vessantara explains the foremost features of the Tantra, introduces its many Deities, and explores its symbolism. This consultant presents the principles for a gentle and thorough figuring out of Tantric Buddhism, encouraging self assurance within the exploration of its many issues and indulgent types. Mantra recitation and vibrant visualizations of the Deities lie on the center of the Tantric perform and Vessantara presents attractive meditations on all the key figures whereas additionally explaining the reasoning, idea and historical past in the back of every one practice.

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