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Download E-books Bodhisattva of Compassion: The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin (Shambhala Classics) PDF

By John Blofeld

She is the embodiment of selfless love, the perfect image of radical compassion, and, for greater than a millennium all through Asia, she has been respected as “The one that Hearkens to the Cries of the World.” Kuan Yin is either a Buddhist image and a liked deity of chinese language folks faith. John Blofeld’s vintage examine lines the background of this most famed of all of the bodhisattvas from her origins in India (as the male determine Avalokiteshvara) to Tibet, China, and past, alongside the best way highlighting her shut connection to different figures reminiscent of Tara and Amitabha. The account is stuffed with captivating tales of Blofeld’s encounters with Kuan Yin’s devotees in the course of his trips in China. The booklet additionally comprises meditation and visualization ideas linked to the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and translations of poems and yogic texts dedicated to her.

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Download E-books Bouddha PDF

By Sophie Royer

Il y a 2500 ans, en Inde, après des années de quête spirituelle, Siddharta Gautama accède enfin à l'ultime vérité. Devenu le Bouddha - littéralement l'Eveillé -, il va dès lors enseigner à ses contemporains los angeles voie qui permet d'échapper à los angeles souffrance. Après sa mort, los angeles doctrine du sage proceed à se propager à travers l'Inde, avant de gagner toute l'Asie. Au XIXe siècle, les Occidentaux découvrent le bouddhisme. A leur journey, ils ne tardent pas à être touchés par l'humanisme de son message. Première faith de l'histoire de l'humanité à vocation universelle, le bouddhisme n'a rien perdu de son éclat. Mais que sait-on vraiment de l'identité de son fondateur ? En étudiant le contexte politique et spirituel de l'Inde ancienne, en croisant les récits légendaires rapportés par les disciples du maître avec le fruit des recherches scientifiques, cette biographie appréhende l. a. determine du Bouddha historique, sa vie et sa pensée.

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Download E-books Five Houses of Zen (Shambhala Dragon Editions) PDF

By Thomas Cleary

For all its emphasis at the direct event on perception with out reliance at the items of the mind, the Zen culture has created a tremendous physique of writings. Of this solid literature, the writings linked to the so-called 5 homes of Zen are extensively thought of to be preeminent. those 5 Houses-which arose in China through the 9th and 10th centuries, sometimes called the Golden Age of Zen-were no longer colleges or sects yet forms of Zen educating represented by means of essentially the most remarkable masters in Zen heritage. The writing of those nice Zen lecturers are awarded right here, many translated for the 1st time. those comprise: The sayings of Pai-chang, well-known for his Zen dictum "A day off, an afternoon with no foodstuff" choices from Kuei-shan's number of Zen admonitions, thought of crucial examining by means of quite a few Buddhist lecturers. Sun-chi's distinctive dialogue of the interior that means of the round image in Zen educating. Sayings of Huang-po from the fundamental approach to Transmission of brain. Excerpts from The checklist of Lin-chi, an outstanding classical textual content of Zen literature. Ts'ao-shan's presentation of the well-known educating machine often called the 5 Ranks. decisions of poetry from the Cascade assortment through Hsueh-tou, popular for his poetic commentaries at the vintage Blue Cliff checklist. Yung-ming's teachings on tips to stability the 2 easy points of meditation: focus and perception.

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Download E-books The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying PDF

The Tibetan publication of the useless: Awakening Upon Dying, with introductory statement by means of Dzogchen Buddhist grasp Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, is a brand new translation of the traditional textual content often referred to as The nice Liberation via listening to within the Intermediate State. either a realistic consultant and exciting historic, cultural, and non secular rfile, this re-creation contains fresh discoveries that experience allowed for a greater translation of formerly ambiguous passages.
Revealing a suite of directions designed to facilitate the internal liberation of the useless or demise individual, the publication offers a consultant to navigating the bardo--the period among dying and rebirth. initially composed by means of Padmasambhava, a major Indian grasp of the 8th century, the Tibetan e-book of the Dead used to be hid in Tibet till it was once chanced on within the fourteenth century by way of Karma Lingpa, a well-known Tibetan tertön (discoverer of historical texts). Describing intimately the features and terrific visions of every degree past demise, the publication contains invocations to be learn aloud to the loss of life individual, to assist his or her winning trip towards the level of liberation.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's advent clarifies the texts from the Dzogchen viewpoint and gives a scholarly precis of the traditional fabric in keeping with his oral teachings and written works. furthermore, fabric from numerous of Namkhai Norbu's newer written works and oral academics were additional, together with an essay at the 4 intermediate states after loss of life entitled Birth, lifestyles, and Death. A full-color 16-page insert of conventional Tibetan paintings highlights Tibet's precise aesthetic wisdom. 

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Download E-books The Buddhist Path: A Practical Guide From The Nyingma Tradition Of Tibetan Buddhism PDF

By Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal, Kenchen Palden Sherab

An available and useful creation to Tibetan Buddhism as practiced within the Nyingma or 'ancient' culture, The Buddhist Path provides for us the right kind means of cultivating mind and center in order that our precise nature can appear. The authors supply transparent reasons and strategies that demonstrate how the brain capabilities and what its essence, our primordial nature, is. they communicate distinctive directions on the right way to meditate, utilizing tools starting from producing calm abiding to the tantric suggestions of visualization, mantra, and formless meditation.

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Download E-books The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa, Gyurme Dorje

The first entire translation of a vintage Buddhist text on the adventure via dwelling and dying

Graced with commencing phrases by means of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe version of The Tibetan e-book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English either sleek and precise." Translated with the shut help of top modern masters and hailed as “a great accomplishment,” this ebook faithfully provides the insights and intentions of the unique paintings. It comprises the most distinct and compelling descriptions of the after-death kingdom in international literature, practices that may rework our event of everyday life, tips on supporting people who are demise, and an inspirational standpoint on dealing with bereavement.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two PDF

This publication is a translation of the second one a part of a observation at the Treasury of worthwhile Qualities, the main celebrated paintings of Jigme Lingpa (1730–1798), some of the most vital figures within the Nyingma lineage. In a slim quantity of chic verse, this root textual content (new during this revised version) offers the complete Buddhist course in line with the Nyingma college. since it is so concise and uses difficult poetic language, the statement is integral.

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Download E-books Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy PDF

The Indian Buddhist thinker Vasubandhu (fourth–fifth century C.E.) is understood for his severe contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma idea, his flip to the Mahayana culture, and his concise, influential Yogacara–Vijñanavada texts. Paving the nice Way unearths one other measurement of his legacy: his integration of a number of likely incompatible highbrow and scriptural traditions, with far-ranging outcomes for the advance of Buddhist epistemology and the theorization of tantra.

Most students learn Vasubandhu's texts in isolation and separate his highbrow improvement into precise levels. that includes shut reviews of Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasya, Vyakhyayukti, Vimsatika, and Trisvabhavanirdesa, between different works, this e-book identifies recurrent remedies of causality and scriptural interpretation that unify designated strands of inspiration less than a unmarried, coherent Buddhist philosophy. In Vasubandhu's fingers, the Buddha's rejection of the self as a fake development presents a framework during which to explain complex philosophical concerns, resembling the character of ethical corporation and subjectivity lower than a extensively causal worldview. spotting this continuity of goal throughout Vasubandhu's diversified corpus recasts the pursuits of the thinker and his really cutting edge imaginative and prescient, which prompted Buddhist notion for a millennium and keeps to resonate with state-of-the-art philosophical concerns. An appendix contains vast English-language translations of the most important texts discussed.

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Download E-books John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics: John Cage and the Performance of Nature (New Directions in Religion and Literature) PDF

By Peter Jaeger

John Cage used to be one of the first wave of post-war American artists and intellectuals to be encouraged by way of Zen Buddhism and it was once a power that led him to turn into profoundly engaged with our present ecological predicament. In John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics, Peter Jaeger asks: what did Buddhism suggest to Cage? and the way did his realizing of Buddhist philosophy impression on his illustration of nature? Following Cage's personal artistic techniques within the poem-essay shape and his use of the traditional chinese language textual content, the I Ching to form his track and writing, this ebook outlines a brand new severe language that reconfigures writing and silence.

Interrogating Cage's ‘green-Zen' within the mild of latest psychoanalysis and cultural critique in addition to his personal later flip in the direction of anarchist politics, John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics presents readers with a severely performative website for the Zen-inspired "nothing" which is living on the center of Cage's poetics, and which so basically intersects along with his ecological writing.

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Download E-books Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom PDF

Drawn from the documents of chinese language Zen masters of the Tang and music dynasties, this assortment may well shock a few readers. unlike the preferred photograph of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic culture deeply rooted in Asian tradition, those passages painting Zen as remarkably versatile, adaptive to modern and person wishes, and transcending cultural boundaries.

The readings contained in Zen Essence emphasize that the perform of Zen calls for cognizance by myself and doesn't rely on a historical past in Zen Buddhism and Asian tradition. the genuine essence of Zen is living within the dating among brain and tradition, no matter what that tradition should be. This specified choice of writings creates an image of Zen now not as a faith or philosophy, yet as a realistic technological know-how of freedom.

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