Buddha's Not Smiling

Buddha's Not Smiling
Title Buddha's Not Smiling PDF eBook
Author Erik D. Curren
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages 352
Release 2008
Genre Religion
ISBN 9788120833319

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The book shows a complete picture of the controversy on that aspect of religion, and challenges the reader to judge for themselves.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

Buddha's Not Smiling

Buddha's Not Smiling
Title Buddha's Not Smiling PDF eBook
Author Erik D. Curren
Publisher
Total Pages 0
Release 2009-05
Genre
ISBN 9788120834200

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Interest In Buddhism Has Exploded In The Last Couple Of Decades, And Millions Of People Around The World View Tibetan Buddhism As The Religion' Most Pure And Authentic Form. Yet, A Political Conflict Among Tibetan Lamas Themselves In Now Poised To Tear The Tibetan Buddhist World Apart And Threaten The Integrity Of Its Thousand-Year-Old Teaching. On August 2, 1993 Rumtek Monastery Was Attacked. Its Monks Were Expelled And The Cloister Was Turned Over To Supporters Of A Body Lama 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 Its Was Tibetan Lamas And Monks Them Selves Who Lead The Siege. Yet Evidence Shows That Chinese Agents Directly Supported Tibetan Lamas And Monks Who Attached Rumtek Monastery. While A Complete Picture Of This Controversy Has Been Blurred By Media'S Focus On International Buddhist Celebrities, Buddha'S Not Smiling Challenger Readers To Judge For Them Selves The Health Of Tibetan Buddhism Today.

Smile of the Buddha

Smile of the Buddha
Title Smile of the Buddha PDF eBook
Author Jacquelynn Baas
Publisher
Total Pages 320
Release 2005
Genre Art
ISBN

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"The relations between eastern and western cultures have long been a neglected topic, and this careful and intelligent look at a small but significant part of those relations is most welcome."--Thomas McEvilley, author of The Shape of Ancient Thought "How wonderful that Jacquelynn Baas has seen the light of the Buddha's smile shining from faraway Asia into the realm of the art of modern times in what we think of as the West! . . . Her work reveals how some of our most influential artists explored and expressed the sophisticated perceptions and joyful energy emanating from the realm of Buddhist Asia."--Robert A. F. Thurman "As a Buddhist scholar and artist I welcome this thoughtful and richly detailed study of how many aspects of Buddhism have stimulated, invigorated, and enriched Western arts over the past 150 years."--Stephen Addiss, author of The Art of Zen "A crucial contribution to modern art studies, this high-spirited text surveys Western artists awakened by the wisdom of the East, from Monet and Duchamp to O'Keeffe to Martin. It is a thoughtful book about thoughtful artists, their values and their visions, with a lot to offer general readers and specialists alike."--Charles Stuckey, Associate Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True
Title Why Buddhism is True PDF eBook
Author Robert Wright
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 336
Release 2017-08-08
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1439195471

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From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright’s landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world’s most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is “provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding” (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

The Laughing Buddha Book

The Laughing Buddha Book
Title The Laughing Buddha Book PDF eBook
Author Fran London
Publisher Chronicle Books
Total Pages 50
Release 2012-06-01
Genre Reference
ISBN 1452119643

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He may not be wealthy or svelte, but the Laughing Buddha is happy and says that you can be, too. Layering your life with lucky objects and images such as the Laughing Buddha increases your chances for happiness and prosperity. This illustrated book contains the story of the Laughing Buddha, so prepareyourself for a life full of joy, luck, and prosperity!

Buddha & Love

Buddha & Love
Title Buddha & Love PDF eBook
Author Lama Ole Nydahl
Publisher Brio Press
Total Pages 0
Release 2012
Genre Love
ISBN 9781937061845

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Discusses how a Buddhist approach to love can help break bad habits, improve the bonds of partnership, and foster a more comfortable emotional and spiritual environment that benefits both people in a relationship.

If the Buddha Dated

If the Buddha Dated
Title If the Buddha Dated PDF eBook
Author Charlotte Kasl
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 244
Release 1999-02-01
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 9780140195835

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Zen and the art of falling in love . . . At once practical, playful, and spiritually sound, this book is about creating a new love story in your life. Drawing from Christian, Buddhist, Sufi and other spiritual traditions, If the Buddha Dated shows how to find a partner without losing yourself. Kasl, a practicing psychotherapist, workshop leader, and Reiki healer for thirty years, offers practical wisdom on using the path to love as a means of awakening. If the Buddha Dated teaches that when you stay loyal to your spiritual journey, you will bring curiosity, fascination, and a light heart to the dating process.