Book Synopsis The Buddha Cries! by : Anil Maheshwari
Though There Are Several Books On The Power-Play Within The Monastic Orders, The Author'S Book Is An Update On The Arrival Of Ugyen Trinley Dorje -- The 14-Year-Old Claimant To The 17Th Reincarnation Of The Karmapa -- In India And The Consequent Re-Opening Of The Feud Within The Tibetan Clergy.
Download or Read eBook Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Volume II) PDF written by Ken and Visakha Kawasaki and published by Pariyatti Publishing. This book was released on 2018-02-15 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Volume II) by : Ken and Visakha Kawasaki
Whereas Western intellectuals seek the essence of Buddhism in its doctrines and meditation practices, the traditional Buddhists of Asia absorb the ideas and values of their spiritual heritage through its rich narrative literature about the Buddha and his disciples. The most popular collection of Buddhist stories is, without doubt, the Jatakas. These are the stories of the Buddha's past births, relating his experiences as he passed from life to life on the way to becoming a Buddha. At times he takes the form of a bird, at times he is born as a hare, a monkey, a prince, a merchant, or an ascetic, but in each case he uses the challenges he meets to grow in generosity, virtue, patience, wisdom, and compassion.This anthology of Jatakas, ably told by Ken and Visakha Kawasaki, remains faithful to the original yet presents the stories in clear and simple language. It thereby makes the Jatakas accessible even to young readers and to those for whom English is not their first language.
Download or Read eBook Buddhist Voices in School PDF written by Sue Erica Smith and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-10-30 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Buddhist Voices in School by : Sue Erica Smith
TCSE-Smith, blurb (final 9 August 2013) There are 400 million Buddhists in the world. Buddhists in Australia make up 3% of the population. So why have Buddhists had so little to say about educating youth? And, can Buddhism survive in Australia without educating youth? Sue Smith in Buddhist Voices in School answers why Buddhists are reluctant to ‘go public’ on education, and how Buddhism has much to offer the critical area of enhancing the wellbeing of young people. Here she distinguishes spiritual education from religion. Using case studies of Buddhist classes in primary schools Smith shows how a community adapted Buddha-Dharma to fit with contemporary education. The book describes how Social and Emotional Learning, inquiry and experiential approaches to education fit well with the intentions of Buddhism. In these classes students learned to meditate and explored ethics through a lively selection of Jataka tales. Voices from a Buddhist community, state school teachers, parents and also students inform the narrative of this book. It is the students themselves that reveal over time how they have developed calm, focus, kindness, resilience and better ability to make choices through their participation. The author concludes that the principles and techniques used in this program make potent contributions to current pedagogy. This book will be of great value to educators, academics and all those who have interest in Buddhism and who care about how children are educated.
Download or Read eBook Buddha's Not Smiling PDF written by Erik D. Curren and published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishe. This book was released on 2008 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Buddha's Not Smiling by : Erik D. Curren
Interest in Buddhism has exploded in the last couple of decades, and millions of people around the world view Tibetan Buddhism as the religion's most pure and authentic form. Yet, a political conflict among Tibetan lamas themselves is now poised to tear the Tibetan Buddhist world apart and threaten the ntegrity of its thousand-year old teachings. On August 2, 1993, Rumtek monastery was attacked. Its monks were expelled and the cloister was turned over to supporters of a boy-lamas appointed by the Chinese government. But Rumtek was not in China, and its attackers were not Communist troops. Rumtek was in India, the refuge for most exiled Tibetans. And it was Tibetan lamas and monks themselves who led the siege. Yet, evidence shows that Chinese agents directly supported Tibetan lamas and monks who attacked Rumtek monastery. While a complete picture of this controversy has been blurred by the media's focus on international Buddhist celebrities, Buddha's Not Smiling challengers Readers to Judge for themselves the health of Tibetan Buddhism today.
Book Synopsis BUDDHA DHARMA PRACTICE by : BRUCE W. PARK
This is a new translation and compilation by Bruce W. Park, Dharma Coach of Lotus Dharma Society in New York. This collection presents selected teachings of the Buddha from the Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese texts. Buddha Dharma Practice allows readers to grasp the essence of the Buddha's compassion and wisdom.
Download or Read eBook The Connected Discourses of the Buddha PDF written by and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-06-10 with total page 2080 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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This volume offers a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. The Samyutta Nikaya consists of fifty-six chapters, each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha's suttas or discourses. The chapters are organized into five major parts. The first, The Book with Verses, is a compilation of suttas composed largely in verse. This book ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon, showing the Buddha in his full grandeur as the peerless "teacher of gods and humans." The other four books deal in depth with the philosophical principles and meditative structures of early Buddhism. They combine into orderly chapters all the important short discourses of the Buddha on such major topics as dependent origination, the five aggregates, the six sense bases, the seven factors of enlightenment, the Noble Eightfold Path, and the Four Noble Truths. Among the four large Nikayas belonging to the Pali Canon, the Samyutta Nikaya serves as the repository for the many shorter suttas of the Buddha where he discloses his radical insights into the nature of reality and his unique path to spiritual emancipation. This collection, it seems, was directed mainly at those disciples who were capable of grasping the deepest dimensions of wisdom and of clarifying them for others, and also provided guidance to meditators intent on consummating their efforts with the direct realization of the ultimate truth. The present work begins with an insightful general introduction to the Samyutta Nikaya as a whole. Each of the five parts is also provided with its own introduction, intended to guide the reader through this vast, ocean-like collection of suttas. To further assist the reader, the translator has provided an extensive body of notes clarifying various problems concerning both the language and the mean
Download or Read eBook Burning for the Buddha PDF written by James A. Benn and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2007-02-28 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Burning for the Buddha by : James A. Benn
Burning for the Buddha is the first book-length study of the theory and practice of "abandoning the body"(self-immolation) in Chinese Buddhism. It examines the hagiographical accounts of all those who made offerings of their own bodies and places them in historical, social, cultural, and doctrinal context. Rather than privilege the doctrinal and exegetical interpretations of the tradition, which assume the central importance of the mind and its cultivation, James Benn focuses on the ways in which the heroic ideals of the bodhisattva present in scriptural materials such as the Lotus Sutra played out in the realm of religious practice on the ground.
Download or Read eBook Seeing Like the Buddha PDF written by Francisca Cho and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Seeing Like the Buddha by : Francisca Cho
Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice. In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge of both Buddhism and film studies, Cho examines the aesthetic vision of several Asian and Western films that explicitly or implicitly embody Buddhist teachings about karma, emptiness, illusion, and overcoming duality. Her wide-ranging analysis includes Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring (South Korea, 2003), Nang Nak (Thailand, 1999), Rashomon (Japan, 1950), Maborosi (Japan, 1995), and the films of American Terrence Malick.
Download or Read eBook Buddhism in Translations PDF written by Henry Clarke Warren and published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ.. This book was released on 1998 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Buddhism in Translations by : Henry Clarke Warren
Here is a work that aims at presenting `different ideas and conceptions` which are `found in Pali writings`. In the words of henry Clarke Warren, the author of the volume: `Translation has been the means employed as being the most effectual... The sele
Download or Read eBook The Buddha's Wife PDF written by Janet Surrey and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-06-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
As the category of women’s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha’s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment. What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? The Buddha’s Wife brings this rarely told story to the forefront, offering a nuanced portrait of this compelling and compassionate figure while also examining the practical applications her teachings have on our modern lives. Princess Yasodhara’s journey is one full of loss, grief, and suffering. But through it, she discovered her own enlightenment within the deep bonds of community and “ordinary” relationships. While traditional Buddhism emphasizes solitary meditation, Yasodhara’s experience speaks of “The Path of Right Relation,” of achieving awareness not alone but together with others. The Buddha’s Wife is comprised of two parts: the first part is a historical narrative of Yasodhara’s fascinating story, and the second part is a “how-to” reader’s companion filled with life lessons, practices, and reflections for the modern seeker. Her story provides a relational path, one which speaks directly to our everyday lives and offers a doorway to profound spiritual maturation, awakening, and wisdom beyond the solitary, heroic journey.