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Introducing Buddha

Author : Borin Van Loon
ISBN : 9781848317680
Genre : Religion
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Meditation, Karma, Zen, Tantric and Nirvana are some of the many Buddhist ideas Westerners hear of frequently, even if their meaning has been lost in translation. This vast and complex non-theistic religion is woven into the fabric of Asian civilisations. from India to the Himalayan regions, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and elsewhere. What is Buddhism really all about? Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddha, but it also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually, and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student. Superbly illustrated by Borin Van Loon, the book illuminates this process through a rich legacy of stories, explains the practices of meditation, Taoism and Zen, and goes on to describe the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought.

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Introducing Buddhism

Author : Kodo Matsunami
ISBN : 9781462909612
Genre : Religion
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Introducing Buddhism is a classic, authoritative collection of essays on Buddhism It expresses the author's desire to write a comprehensive book on Buddhism from within—a book that will lead the reader to an understanding of Buddhism as it existed in the past and continues to exist today. In order to accomplish his purposes, he deals with his subject under four headings: Buddhism in Thought Buddhism in History Buddhism in Tradition Buddhism in Action It is the author's conviction that "the time has come to think of Buddhism not in terms of temples or of traditional rituals, but in terms of injecting more vitality to make Buddhism more meaningful to all of us. Buddhism has a living significance as a great world religion and can contribute to the enrichment of world culture."

Introducing Buddhism

Author : Venerable Dr. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru Aggamaha Pandita DLitt D Litt, Jayasili
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Introducing Buddhism

Author : Chris Pauling
ISBN : 9781907314193
Genre : Religion
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Introducing Buddhism is a lively and engaging guide for Westerners who want to learn more about Buddhism as a path of spiritual growth. Written in a clear, informal style, it explains the essential teachings and practices on which all mainstream Buddhists can agree, and shows how this ancient wisdom is more than ever relevant to the psychological, social, and spiritual issues concerning men and women in the modern West.

Introducing Buddhism

Author : Baḷangoḍa Ānandamaitreya (Nāyaka Sthavira.)
ISBN : UVA:X030168023
Genre : Buddhism
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Introducing Buddhism

Author : Kenneth Scott Latourette
ISBN : UVA:X030238466
Genre : Buddhism
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Lord Buddha

Author : Sager Qu
ISBN : 9781496980311
Genre : Religion
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The book presents insights into the life of the Buddha from his birth to the time he entered the parinirvana state of existence. In this book, an attempt is made to outline Buddhism properly for people of all ages.

Freud And The Buddha

Author : Axel Hoffer
ISBN : 9780429913969
Genre : Psychology
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This book investigates what psychoanalysis and Buddhism can learn from each other, and offers chapters by a Buddhist scholar, a psychiatrist-author, and a number of leading psychoanalysts. It begins with a discussion of the basic understanding of both psychoanalysis and Buddhism, viewed not as a religion but as a psychology and a philosophy with ethical principles. The focus of the book rests on the commonality between the psychoanalyst's neutrality as he listens to his freely associating patient, and the Buddhist monk's non-judgmental attention to his mind. The psychoanalytic concepts of free association, the unconscious, transference and countertransference are compared to the implications of the Buddhist principles of impermanence, non-clinging (non-attachment), the hard-to-grasp concept of the "not-self", and the practice of meditation. The differences between the role of the analyst and that of the Buddhist teacher of meditation are explored, and the important difference between the analyst's emphasis on insight and thinking is compared to the Buddhist attention to awareness and experience.

Buddhism A Very Short Introduction

Author : Damien Keown
ISBN : 9780191640506
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. In this new edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Dk Eyewitness Guides Buddhism

Author : Philip Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781405344630
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Ever wondered exactly what role the Dalai Lama plays in both Buddhism and the rest of the world, why Buddhists shave their heads or why the practises of Buddhism have become so popular in Western culture? Discover the fascinating history and teachings of this influential and ancient religion as well as artefacts, manuscripts and photographs. Suitable for key stages 2 and 3.

Discovering Buddhism

Author : Dominique Side
ISBN : 9781803138626
Genre : Religion
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Discovering Buddhism introduces Buddhism as a culture and civilization, a system of thought and a religion. This fascinating book presents the views and practices of all the main Buddhist traditions without bias and addresses the history of Buddhism, the key topics taught by the Buddha, and a selection of contemporary issues. It also includes critical assessments of the material, connecting traditional accounts with contemporary scholarship. The author makes each subject relevant and interesting so readers can engage in personal reflection and inquiry. This encounter with Buddhist ideas invites readers to question their outlook on life and can help make their views more aligned with reality. The book is written in a clear and accessible way for the non-specialist and provides up-to-date information for the teaching of Buddhism in schools complemented by the educational resources available on the Windows into Buddhism website. Authoritative and comprehensive, Discovering Buddhism is the go-to resource for anyone who is curious to know who the Buddha was, what he said, and why so many Westerners today find meaning in his teachings.

Buddha For Beginners

Author : Jane Hope
ISBN : 1874166188
Genre : Buddha (The concept)
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Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddha. It also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth. The text, by a practicing Vajrajana Buddhist, and the vibrant illustrations illuminate the process by way of a rich legacy of stories and explanations. The book concludes with a description of the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought.

Buddhism And Law

Author : Rebecca Redwood French
ISBN : 9780521515795
Genre : Law
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This volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law.

The A To Z Of Buddhism

Author : Carl Olson
ISBN : 0810870738
Genre : Religion
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In the early 21st century, Buddhism has become ubiquitous in America and other western nations, moving beyond the original bodhi tree in India to become a major global religion. During its journey westward, it has changed, adapted to new cultures, and offered spiritual help to many people looking for answers to the problems of life. It is being studied in institutions of higher education, being practice by many people, and having its literature translated and published. The A to Z of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Encountering Buddhism And Islam In Premodern Central And South Asia

Author : Blain Auer
ISBN : 9783110629866
Genre : History
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This volume brings together a variety of historians, epigraphists, philologists, art historians and archaeologists to address the understanding of the encounter between Buddhist and Muslim communities in South and Central Asia during the medieval period. The articles collected here provoke a fresh look at the relevant sources. The main areas touched by this new research can be divided into five broad categories: deconstructing scholarship on Buddhist/Muslim interactions, cultural and religious exchanges, perceptions of the other, transmission of knowledge, and trade and economics. The subjects covered are wide ranging and demonstrate the vast challenges involved in dealing with historical, social, cultural and economic frameworks that span Central and South Asia of the premodern world. We hope that the results show promise for future research produced on Buddhist and Muslim encounters. The intended audience is specialists in Asian Studies, Buddhist Studies and Islamic Studies.

Asian Fruits And Berries

Author : Kathleen Low
ISBN : 9781476675954
Genre : Gardening
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 From loquat to breadfruit to persimmon, Asian fruits and berries offer a dizzying selection of tastes, techniques and associated lore. This guide provides descriptions, histories, growing techniques and additional information about Asia's resplendent selection of fruits and berries, with a full color photograph accompanying each entry. Their rich history and cultural lore is presented in this practical guide to identifying, eating and growing the berries and fruits of the Asian continent.

Buddhism In Dialogue With Contemporary Societies

Author : Carola Roloff
ISBN : 9783830990734
Genre : Religion
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The growing pluralization of religion and culture in Europe means that we encounter an increasing number of Buddhist immigrants as well as ‘Western’ converts. Against this background, in June 2018, the Academy of World Religions and the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg (Germany), invited scholars of Theravāda, East Asian and Tibetan Buddhism. The questions discussed referred to: - Does Buddhism matter today? What can it contribute? - Must Buddhism adapt to the modern world? How can Buddhism adapt to a non-Asia context? - When Buddhism travels, what must be preserved if Buddhism is to remain Buddhism? The contributions in this volume show not only that Buddhism matters in the West but that it already has its strong impact on our societies. Therefore, universities in Europe should include Buddhist theories and techniques in their curricula.

Probing The Sutras

Author : Guy Gibbon
ISBN : 9781666718836
Genre : Religion
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A compact summary like Probing the Sutras has been sorely needed for some time, as more and more Westerners have dipped into meditation without any understanding of its predominantly Buddhist scriptural underpinning. This concise, well-informed introduction to the history and contents of eleven seminal Buddhist sutras also provides suggestions for reflection, meditation, and practical applications related to the key teachings of each scripture. Readers of Probing the Sutras will be able to develop a framework for understanding Buddhist doctrines--and see the unique pearls of wisdom contained within each sutra.

Mahayana Buddhism

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781134250561
Genre : Religion
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Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul Williams’ Mahayana Buddhism is widely regarded as the standard introduction to the field, used internationally for teaching and research and has been translated into several European and Asian languages. This new edition has been fully revised throughout in the light of the wealth of new studies and focuses on the religion’s diversity and richness. It includes much more material on China and Japan, with appropriate reference to Nepal, and for students who wish to carry their study further there is a much-expanded bibliography and extensive footnotes and cross-referencing. Everyone studying this important tradition will find Williams’ book the ideal companion to their studies.

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