Philosophers of Nothingness: An Essay on the Kyoto School (Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture)

By James W. Heisig

During this research, the tips of Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji are awarded either as a constant tuition of suggestion in its personal correct and as a problem to the Western philosophical culture to open itself to the unique contribution of Japan.

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Secret of the Vajra World, The Tantirc Buddhism of Tibet-Shambhala

By Reginald A. Ray

Mystery of the Vajra global is a accomplished survey of the profound and
vast teachings of the Vajrayana, focusing in particular at the Kagyti and
Nyingma lineages. Acharya Ray's mastery of the topic and devotion
to the tradition-an inspiring mix of gifts-permeate the entire
book. Streams of nectarlike quotations from the nice and cozy breath of many
great masters and an abundance of illuminating tales produce a book
that is significant, mesmerizing, and straightforward to appreciate. Taken together
with the author's prior paintings, Indestructible fact, it presents an indepth
treatment of Tibetan Buddhism, together with either its exoteric (Hinayana
and Mahayana) and esoteric (Vajrayana) autos, illuminating
its philosophical foundation, meditation practices, aim of enlightenment, cultural
context, and old background.
Buddhism bargains a number of ways to evoke the enlightened nature
of the brain. the real nature of the brain is enlightened, the utmost
peace, openness, and omniscience. Conceptual notions of forms,
words, and emotions are mere designations created and felt through the dualistic
mind, all rooted in greedy at a "self," perceived as a very existing
entity. hence, whilst the enlightened nature of the brain is awakened,
our greedy mentality dissolves and the entire psychological objects-the
whole universe-are woke up because the Buddhafield, the features of the
enlightened nature.

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The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon

Composed solely of texts from the Pali canon, this specific biography offers the oldest genuine checklist of the Buddha’s existence and innovative philosophy. the traditional texts are rendered the following in a language marked through lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices attach the canonical texts. shiny reminiscences of his own attendant Ananda and different disciples carry the reader into the Buddha’s presence, the place his instance deals profound concept and tips at the route to freedom.

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Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

By Christian K. Wedemeyer

Making experience of Tantric Buddhism essentially rethinks the character of the transgressive theories and practices of the Buddhist Tantric traditions, difficult the idea that the Tantras have been "marginal" or primitive and situating them instead―both ideologically and institutionally―within better developments in mainstream Buddhist and Indian culture.

Critically surveying past scholarship, Wedemeyer exposes the fallacies of attributing Tantric transgression to both the passions of lusty clergymen, primitive tribal rites, or slavish imitation of Saiva traditions. via comparative research of contemporary historic narratives―that depict Tantrism as a degenerate kind of Buddhism, a primal non secular undercurrent, or medieval ritualism―he likewise demonstrates those to be inventory styles within the ecu ancient imagination.

Through shut research of fundamental resources, Wedemeyer finds the lived global of Tantric Buddhism as mostly non-stop with the Indian spiritual mainstream and deploys modern equipment of semiotic and structural research to make experience of its doubtless repellent and immoral injunctions. cutting edge, semiological readings of the influential Guhyasamaja Tantra underscore the text's overriding hindrance with purity, toxins, and transcendent insight―issues shared by way of all Indic religions―and a large-scale, quantitative learn of Tantric literature exhibits its radical antinomianism to be a hugely controlled ritual observance constrained to a sacerdotal elite. those insights into Tantric scripture and formality make clear the continuities among South Asian Tantrism and broader currents in Indian faith, illustrating how completely those "radical" groups have been built-in into the highbrow, institutional, and social constructions of South Asian Buddhism.

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L'Odyssée des Karmapas : La grande histoire des lamas à la Coiffe Noire

By Lama Kunsang, Marie Aubèle

Le karmapa, l un des plus hauts dignitaires du bouddhisme tibétain, est le seul, en termes d autorité spirituelle, à pouvoir être comparé avec le dalaï-lama.

Détenteur des savoirs ésotériques et des pratiques miraculeuses, cette determine hors du commun se distingue par sa coiffe noire qu on dit tissée par des dakinis (des déités féminines) et qui symbolise l activité des bouddhas. Considéré comme une émanation du bodhisattva de los angeles compassion, Avalokiteshvara, le karmapa est un « Héros pour l Éveil » qui revient sans cesse pour aider les êtres.

Lama Kunsang et Marie Aubèle retracent pour nous l histoire des dix-sept karmapas qui, depuis le XIIe siècle, ont façonné los angeles spiritualité et l histoire du Tibet.

Cet ouvrage sans équivalent le plus complet paru en Occident sur le sujet , offre une lecture à plusieurs niveaux : spirituel, historique, sociétal... et ce, de façon vivante, émaillée de nombreuses informations et anecdotes tirées de resources tibétaines, chinoises, mongoles, françaises et anglaises.

Le livre est enrichi d illustrations en couleur et d une advent rédigée par un Rinpoché.

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The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness

By Pema Chodron

This ebook is set announcing definite to lifestyles in all its manifestations—embracing the effective mix of pleasure, agony, brilliance, and confusion that characterizes the human adventure. Pema Chödrön exhibits us the profound price of our scenario of "no get away" from the ups and downs of lifestyles.

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Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation

By B. Alan Wallace

A few of the maximum of life’s adventures can take place whereas you’re dozing. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, that is the facility to change your individual dream truth any method you're keen on just by being conscious of the truth that you’re dreaming whereas you’re in the course of a dream. there's a variety of innovations somebody can learn how to develop into a lucid dreamer—and this e-book presents all of the guide you must start. yet B. Alan Wallace additionally exhibits how one can take the event of lucid dreaming past leisure to take advantage of it to intensify creativity, to resolve difficulties, and to extend self-knowledge. He then is going a step additional: relocating directly to the equipment of Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga for utilizing your lucid goals to achieve the profoundest form of perception.

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The Meditative Path: A Gentle Way to Awareness, Concentration, and Serenity

By John Cianciosi

As soon as, the Mula Nasruden was once looking out the floor less than a highway lamp. "Can I help?" requested a chum. "I misplaced my key within the house," stated Nasruden. "But then why glance out here?" "Because the sunshine is best within the street," got here the answer. Nasruden is a brilliant idiot in heart japanese folklore. basically by means of turning at the mild within his condominium -- his internal psyche --will he locate the main. John Cianciosi exhibits us the best way to just do that. at once from the guts, this useful, nonreligious e-book publications the reader of any religion to minimize pressure, elevate health and wellbeing, and attain internal peace. It basically explains the meditative technique and provides extremely simple routines to stability idea and perform. each one bankruptcy comprises Q&A sections in accordance with the typical reader's event and made from the author's twenty-four years of educating, first as a Buddhist monk and now in lay existence. Of all primers on meditation, this one excels in displaying the way to decelerate existence within the speedy lane.

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Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II: Pure Land

By Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki used to be a key determine within the advent of Buddhism to the non-Asian international. Many outdoor Japan encountered Buddhism for the 1st time via his writings and instructing, and for almost a century his paintings and legacy have contributed to the continued non secular and cultural interchange among Japan and the remainder of the area, really the USA and Europe. This moment quantity of Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki brings jointly Suzuki’s writings on natural Land Buddhism. on the middle of the natural Land culture is the Buddha Amida and his staggering realm often called paradise or “the land of bliss,” the place sentient beings may still aspire to be born of their subsequent existence and the place liberation and enlightenment are guaranteed. Suzuki, through highlighting convinced subject matters in natural Land Buddhism and deemphasizing others, shifted its concentration from a destiny, otherworldly objective to non secular event within the current, in which one realizes the nonduality among the Buddha and oneself and among paradise and this international. An advent via James C. Dobbins analyzes Suzuki’s cogent, special, and thought-provoking interpretations, which helped stimulate new understandings of natural Land Buddhism particularly assorted from conventional doctrine.

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