Category: Buddhism

Beyond Enlightenment: Buddhism, Religion, Modernity by Richard Cohen

By Richard Cohen

The overwhelming majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha utilizing the be aware enlightened, instead of woke up. This bias has ended in Buddhism turning into normally perceived because the eponymous faith of enlightenment.

Beyond Enlightenment is a worldly learn of a few of the underlying assumptions concerned with the learn of Buddhism (especially, yet no longer solely, within the West). It investigates the tendency of so much students to flooring their examine of Buddhism in those specific assumptions in regards to the Buddha’s enlightenment and a selected knowing of faith, that is traced again via Western orientalists to the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation.

Placing a different emphasis on Indian Buddhism, Richard Cohen adeptly creates a piece that would entice people with an curiosity in Buddhism and India and in addition students of faith and history.

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Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai by Upasika Kee Nanayon,Thanissaro

By Upasika Kee Nanayon,Thanissaro

Upasika Kee was once a uniquely strong religious instructor. Evocative of the good Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard-hitting. within the 20th century, she became some of the most recognized lecturers in Thailand--male or female--all the extra striking simply because, rarer nonetheless, she was once now not a monastic yet a layperson. Her relentless honesty, together with her encouraging voice, is one cause such a lot of modern Buddhist academics bear in mind Upasika Kee so fondly, and so frequently. With this booklet, readers looking anything comparable to the vintage Mindfulness in undeniable English can obtain guideline on meditation perform as they turn into conversant in the legacy of a well known Buddhist determine. Pure and Simple, the 1st widely-available choice of her writings, should be gratefully bought not just by way of those that knew Upasika Kee, yet by means of a person who encounters her for the 1st time in its pages.

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Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the by R. Keller Kimbrough

By R. Keller Kimbrough

Wondrous Brutal Fictions offers 8 seminal works from the seventeenth-century jap sekkyo and ko-joruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the 1st time. either poignant and hectic, they vary from tales of cruelty and brutality to stories of affection, charity, and remarkable filial devotion, representing the simplest of early Edo-period literary and function traditions and performing as very important precursors to the Bunraku and Kabuki varieties of theater. As works of Buddhist fiction, those texts relate the histories and miracles of specific buddhas, bodhisattvas, and native deities. a lot of their protagonists are cultural icons, recognizable via their illustration in later works of jap drama, fiction, and picture. the gathering contains such sekkyo “sermon-ballad” classics as Sansho Dayu, Karukaya, and Oguri, in addition to the “old joruri” performs Goo-no-hime and Amida’s Riven Breast. R. Keller Kimbrough presents a severe advent to those vivid functionality genres, emphasizing the position of seventeenth-century publishing of their unfold. He additionally information six significant sekkyo chanters and their playbooks, filling an important scholarly hole in early Edo-period theater. greater than fifty reproductions of as a rule seventeenth-century woodblock illustrations provide wealthy, visible foundations for the severe creation and translated stories. perfect for college students and students of medieval and early smooth eastern literature, theater, and Buddhism, this assortment offers an exceptional come upon with well known Buddhist drama and its far-reaching impression on literature and culture.

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics) by Chogyam Trungpa,Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

By Chogyam Trungpa,Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

during this smooth religious vintage, the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa highlights the most typical pitfall to which each and every aspirant at the non secular course falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The common tendency, he indicates, is to determine spirituality as a technique of self-improvement—the impulse to boost and refine the ego while the ego is, by way of nature, primarily empty. "The challenge is that ego can convert whatever to its personal use," he acknowledged, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick all of us play on ourselves, and to supply us a much brighter fact: the real and joyous liberation that necessarily contains letting pass of the self instead of operating to enhance it. it's a message that has resonated with scholars for almost thirty years, and continues to be clean as ever this present day.

This new version incorporates a foreword via Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

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The Buddhist Sects of Japan: Their History, Philosophical by E Steinilber-Oberlin

By E Steinilber-Oberlin

The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has gone through massive adjustments in its adoption within the some distance East. It has, in Japan, assumed a simpler point, and has come to play a major position within the lifestyle of motion. yet during this technique jap Buddhism has cut up itself into many sects with drastically differing doctrines, although all profess a style destined to raise the soul and a mode of motion. the knowledge of this religious move is a vital key to the certainty of the modern jap frame of mind, and The Buddhist Sects of Japan offers the 1st whole account of it within the English language.

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Introduction to Digital Humanities: Buddhism: 1 by Daniel Veidlinger

By Daniel Veidlinger

IDH faith offers a chain of brief introductions to precise components of analysis on the intersections of electronic humanities and faith, supplying an summary of present methodologies, innovations, instruments, and tasks in addition to defining demanding situations and possibilities for extra learn. This quantity explores DH and Buddhism in 4 sections: thought and technique; electronic Conservation, upkeep and Archiving; electronic research; electronic assets. It covers subject matters resembling language processing, electronic libraries, on-line lexicography, and ethnographic equipment.

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Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy by Meshel Laurie

By Meshel Laurie

"It sounds like we’re all busy nowadays. Unbelievably busy. Self-confessed workaholic Meshel Laurie understands greater than somebody what that’s like. yet as a working towards Buddhist, she's chanced on a few rules to assist mood her traits – and you may too!

Exploring the way to juggle the calls for of labor, young children and growing older mom and dad, Meshel stocks her personal reports with wit and knowledge, drawing on her lengthy and sundry occupation: from operating entrance table at a brothel to anchoring a drive-time radio show.

She asks: why are all of us so busy? How a lot of our busyness is unhelpful? And what adjustments will we make to discover a few peace?

Honest, hilarious and heartfelt, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy will help you remain sane within the smooth office, how one can deal with tough relationships and the way to accomplish higher stability on your life.

Meshel Laurie is a comic and radio and tv character. She is a typical panellist on The Project,
and has additionally seemed on Spicks and Specks, excellent news Week and Rove. On KIIS 101.1 she hosts Matt & Meshel with Matt Tilley. She is the writer of The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny and Buddhism for Break-ups."

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Buddhist Nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka: A Critique of the by Wei-Yi Cheng

By Wei-Yi Cheng

Taking a comparative method, this fieldwork-based research explores the lives and suggestions of Buddhist nuns in present-day Taiwan and Sri Lanka. the writer examines the postcolonial heritage and its impact at the sleek state of affairs, in addition to surveying the most historic, financial, and social elements which impact the location of nuns in society.

Based on unique learn, together with interviews with nuns in either nations, the e-book examines their views on debatable matters and specifically these in regards to the prestige of ladies in Buddhism. matters mentioned contain allegedly misogynist teachings when it comes to women’s inferior karma, that they can't turn into Buddhas, and that nuns need to keep on with extra rules that priests do not.

Bridging the distance among feminist concept and the truth of ladies in faith, the publication makes a special contribution to the learn of ladies in Buddhism through concentrating on nuns from either one of the most wings of Buddhism (Theravada and Mahayana) in addition to furthering feminist reviews of Buddhism and faith typically.

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Introduction to the Lotus Sutra by Yoshiro Tamura,Gene Reeves,Michio Shinozaki

By Yoshiro Tamura,Gene Reeves,Michio Shinozaki

The Lotus Sutra--one of the most well-liked Buddhist classics--is the following accessibly brought through certainly one of its most outstanding scholars.

"Soon after getting into collage in December of 1943, i used to be despatched to front as a pupil soldier. I questioned if I have been allowed to deliver yet a unmarried e-book at the journey, potentially to my dying, which might i need to deliver. It was once the Lotus Sutra" -- from the author's Preface.
Having constructed a lifelong appreciation of the Lotus Sutra -- even wearing a dog-eared reproduction with him via provider in international conflict II -- Yoshiro Tamura sought to writer an advent to this cherished paintings of Buddhist literature. Tamura sought after it to be assorted than different uncomplicated explorations of the textual content; his advent will be plain-spoken, appropriate and delicate to fashionable issues, and well-informed via modern scholarship. He succeeded marvelously with creation to the Lotus Sutra, which Gene Reeves -- Tamura's pupil and translator of the preferred English version of The Lotus Sutra -- interprets and introduces in English for the 1st time the following.
Tackling problems with authenticity within the so-called "words of Buddha," the impression of tradition and background at the improvement of the Lotus Sutra, and the sutra's function in jap lifestyles, Introduction to the Lotus Sutra grounds this historic paintings of literature within the actual, workaday global, revealing its persevered attraction around the ages.

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Being Right Here: A Dzogchen Treasure Text of Nuden Dorje by Andreas Ruft

By Andreas Ruft

The treasure textual content of Nuden Dorje renders a truly transparent and real account of the view and crucial meditation of dzogchen the perform of nondual adventure. The presentation is within the males ngag variety, a private guideline distilling the author's personal awareness in a way either appealing and deeply significant. brief verses convey with pithy readability how a number of the facets of dzogchen healthy jointly. The textual content offers either an actual portrayal of the perform and a transparent guideline in how one can follow it.

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