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Download Herzensunterweisungen eines Mahamudra-Meisters (German by Gendün Rinpoche PDF

By Gendün Rinpoche

Dieses Buch ist das Vermächtnis eines der großen tibetisch-buddhistischen Meister unserer Zeit. Es enthält seine Herzensunterweisungen zu grundlegenden Aspekten spiritueller Entwicklung und Befreiung: Das Herz öffnen, Mitgefühl und Hingabe entwickeln, tief entspannen und alle Ichbezogenheit loslassen – mit diesen Voraussetzungen für wirkliches Glück und tatsächliche Befreiung befasst sich Gendün Rinpoche in seinen Unterweisungen.

Er erläutert zentrale Aspekte unserer spirituellen Entwicklung wie Meditation, den Umgang mit Gefühlen, das Entwickeln von Mitgefühl, Hingabe und Weisheit, die spirituelle Beziehung von Lehrer und Schüler, die richtige Vorbereitung auf den Tod. Alles was once er dazu sagt, kommt direkt von seinem Herzen, aus seiner eigenen Erfahrung, und stellt eine Grundausrüstung für buddhistische Praktizierende dar.

Das herausragende Merkmal des Buches ist die außergewöhnliche Fähigkeit des Autors, den Leser anzuregen, sich selbst ernsthaft der buddhistischen Praxis zu widmen. Es wird für Neuankömmlinge von Nutzen sein, die eine praktische und maßgebliche Einführung in die zentralen Themen des Buddhismus suchen. Aber auch für erfahrene Praktizierende wird es von großem Wert sein, da zahllose Perlen von Ratschlägen ihnen helfen werden, Unsicherheiten in ihrer Dharma-Praxis zu klären.

Gendün Rinpoche (1918-1997), ein Lama der tibetischen Karma-Kagyu culture, verbrachte über 30 Jahre in Meditations-Zurückgezogenheit in Tibet und Indien. 1975 wurde er von seinem Lehrer, dem sixteen. Karmapa, nach Frankreich gesandt. Tausenden, vor allem westlichen Menschen, vermittelte er in den darauf folgenden 22 Jahren den spirituellen Reichtum des tibetischen Buddhismus und trug durch die Einrichtung zahlreicher Lehr-, Praxis- und Retreat-Zentren dazu bei, die buddhistischen Lehren fest im westlichen Boden zu verankern.

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Download Zen Light: Unconventional Commentaries on the Denkoroku by Stefano Mui Barragato PDF

By Stefano Mui Barragato

The Denkoroku, or "Record of Transmitting the Light," comprises the enlightenment tales of the earliest Zen ancestors. In Zen Ught, the writer reviews in this Buddhist vintage, which he studied as a part of his personal complicated Zen education.

Sensei Barragato brings the numerous studies of his existence and his stories in Catholicism and Quaker perform to the lessons of Zen Buddhism, making those commentaries straight away off-beat, clean, and revealing. He touches at the significant concerns that impact our lives, making this ebook of curiosity to either the start in addition to the complicated scholar of Zen.

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Download Hardcore Zen Strikes Again by Brad Warner PDF

By Brad Warner

In 2003 Brad Warner released his first ebook Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster videos and the reality approximately truth. this isn't that ebook! Hardcore Zen was once a groundbreaking examine Zen Buddhism in the course of the eyes of a Western punk rocker dwelling in Japan who grew to become an ordained monk whereas operating for an organization that made reasonable monster videos. during this new sequel, Hardcore Zen moves back, Brad returns to his roots and offers a glimpse into a few of his early writings that shaped the foundation for that e-book. those essays, commonly from a long-defunct site Brad produced within the early 2000s, shape a image of the genesis of Brad’s first booklet. Brad has supplied new introductions and afterwords to every essay in addition to an entire bankruptcy written for Hardcore Zen that didn't make the ultimate minimize, plus a piece of writing approximately his studies on the corporation he used to be operating for while the ebook used to be written. jointly they make a useful assortment for an individual drawn to Brad’s writing in addition to these drawn to his particular approach of featuring the undying truths of Zen in a modern idiom.

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Download Wache auf und lache (German Edition) by Daehaeng Kunsunim,Hanmaum Seonwon PDF

By Daehaeng Kunsunim,Hanmaum Seonwon

"Wache auf! Höre auf, dich von deiner Geschäftigkeit, deinen Ängsten und Konzepten täuschen zu lassen. Das, used to be du suchst, gibt es bereits - überall in deinem täglichen Leben. Wenn du das verstanden hast, wirst du nicht anders können als herzhaft zu lachen."

In dieser Frische und Klarheit lehrt die angesehene koreanische Zen-Meisterin Daehaeng über die ursprüngliche Buddhanatur in uns allen. Ihre Weisheit, ihr Humor und unendliches Mitgefühl scheinen in den fünf Dharma- Vorträgen dieses Buches auf und sprechen direkt zum Herzen.

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Download Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism by Steven Heine PDF

By Steven Heine

Koans are dialogues that stand on the middle of Zen Buddhist literature and are frequently used to impress the "great doubt" in checking out a trainee's growth. The Mu Koan contains a quick dialog within which a monk asks grasp Zhaozhou even if a puppy has Buddha-nature. in accordance with the most model, the answer is "Mu": actually, "No," yet implying the philosophical idea of nothingness. this example is broadly thought of to be the only top- identified and most generally circulated koan list of the Zen institution that gives existential unencumber from anxiousness to realize non secular illumination.

In a cautious research of the old and rhetorical foundation of the literature, Steven Heine demonstrates that the Mu model of the case, most well-liked by way of advocates of the keyword procedure, doesn't in any respect represent the last word about the which means and value of the Mu Koan. He exhibits that one other canonical model, which provides either "Yes" and "No" responses, has to be taken under consideration. Like Cats and Dogs deals serious perception and a brand new theoretical point of view on "the koan of koans."

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Download Divine Stories: Divyavadana, Part 1: Divyavadana v. 1 by Andy Rotman PDF

By Andy Rotman

Divine Stories is the inaugural quantity in a landmark translation sequence dedicated to making the wealth of classical Indian Buddhism available to trendy readers. The tales right here, one of the first texts to be inscribed via Buddhists, spotlight the ethical financial system of karma, illustrating how gestures of religion, specifically choices, can convey the present of destiny happiness and supreme liberation. initially inside the Divyavadana, an important compendium of Sanskrit Buddhist narratives from the early universal period, the tales during this assortment convey the ethical and moral impulses of Indian Buddhist concept and are a testomony to the historic and social energy of narrative. lengthy believed through fans to be the particular phrases of the Buddha himself, those divine tales are indubitably essentially the most influential tales within the background of Buddhism.

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Download Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa PDF

By Chogyam Trungpa

caution: utilizing this ebook might be damaging for your ego! The slogans it comprises are designed to evoke the center and domesticate love and kindness towards others. they're innovative in that working towards them fosters abandonment of private territory in when it comes to others and in figuring out the area because it is.

The fifty-nine provocative slogans awarded here—each with a remark by means of the Tibetan meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa—have been utilized by Tibetan Buddhists for 8 centuries to assist meditation scholars have in mind and concentrate on very important ideas and practices of brain education. They emphasize assembly the normal occasions of lifestyles with intelligence and compassion below all conditions. Slogans contain, "Don't be swayed via exterior circumstances," "Be thankful to everyone," and "Always hold just a pleased mind."

This version includes a new foreword by means of Pema Chödrön.

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Download arinomama no jibunn: identity no jyoushiki wo koeru (samgha by alubomulle sumanasara PDF

By alubomulle sumanasara

「ありのままの自分でいたい」「本当の自分を見つけたい」―そう考える方もいらっしゃると思います。しかし、人間は複数の「顔(性格や心)」を持っています。「自分」というものは絶え間なく変化するものであり、確固たるものではありません。このとらえどころのない自分に振り回されないためには、どうすればよいのでしょうか。自分自身を正しく発見し、幸福に生きるための方法を、お釈迦様の智慧から学びます。

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Download Chinese Religious Art by Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky PDF

By Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky

Chinese non secular Art is a wide survey of the origins and improvement of a number of the types of creative expression of chinese language religions. The learn starts with an summary of old archaeology so that it will determine nascent non secular ideologies in a number of Neolithic Cultures and early chinese language ancient eras together with the Shang dynasty (1300-1050 BCE) and Zhou Dynasty(1000-221 BCE) up till the period of the 1st Emperor (221-210 BCE) half treats Confucianism as a non secular culture interpreting its scriptures, photos, temples and rituals. followed because the kingdom ideology within the Han dynasty, Confucian principles permeated society for over thousand years. Filial piety, moral habit and different rules formed the pictorial arts. half 3 considers many of the colleges of Daoist trust and their expression in paintings. the guidelines of a utopian society and the pursuit of immortality signify this faith from its earliest part. Daoism has an difficult pantheon and ritualistic artwork, in addition to an earthly culture most sensible expressed in monochrome ink portray. half 4 covers the improvement of Buddhist artwork starting with its access into China within the moment century. Its monuments—comprised mostly of cave temples carved excessive within the mountains alongside the frontiers of China and massive metropolitan temples —provide facts of its evolution together with the adoption of savior cults of the Buddha of the Western Paradise, the Buddha of the longer term, the increase of Ch’an (Zen) and esoteric Buddhism. of their improvement, those a variety of spiritual traditions interacted, sharing paintings, structure, iconography and rituals. via the 12th century a level of syncretism merged all 3 traditions right into a well known faith. the entire religions are reviving after their extirpation in the course of the Cultural Revolution. utilizing ancient files and creative facts, a lot of which has now not been released, this learn examines their person and shared demeanour of worshipping the divine forces.

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Download Buddhist Practice and Visual Culture: The Visual Rhetoric of by Julie Gifford PDF

By Julie Gifford

Providing an total interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this publication appears at Mahayana Buddhist non secular rules and practices which may have educated Borobudur, together with either the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images.


The writer explores a model of the classical Mahayana that foregrounds the significance of the visible when it comes to Buddhist philosophy, meditation, devotion, and formality. The booklet is going directly to convey that the architects of Borobudur designed a visible global during which the Buddha seemed in various kinds and will be interpreted in 3 ways: by way of understanding the real nature of his instructing, via visionary adventure, and by means of encountering his numinous presence in pictures.


Furthermore, the e-book analyses a very entire and programmatic expression of Mahayana Buddhist visible tradition in an effort to increase the theoretical dialogue of the monument. It argues that the comfort panels of Borobudur don't passively illustrate, yet really creatively "picture" chosen passages from texts. proposing new fabric, the publication contributes immensely to a brand new and higher figuring out of the importance of the Borobudur for the sphere of Buddhist and spiritual Studies.

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