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Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination and Insight by Kamalashila
Daily Purification: A Short Vajrasattva Practice
Thubten Zopa - 2001
The Bodhisattva Vow: A Practical Guide to Helping Others
Kelsang Gyatso - 1995
In this practical guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify downfalls, and how to practise the Bodhisattva’s deeds of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom. With this handbook as our companion, we can enter the Bodhisattva's way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.
Dalai Lama : The Best Teachings of The Dalai Lama, Journey to a Happy, Fulfilling and Meaningful Life.
J. Thomas - 2014
Regularly priced at $ 4.99. Read on your PC, MAC, smart phone or Kindle Device. Why is The Dalai Lama always smiling? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has asked myself this question. This is a man who has practically lost his country and is now living as the frugal exiled leader of the Tibetans. Why is he smiling? To us there is no logical reason for him to maintain such a sunny deposition – so why does he? It’s called happiness! This book explores the Dalai Lama’s teachings on how to achieve the happiness he displays so easily. Beneath the deepness of his words are concepts so easy to understand, you’ll wonder why you didn’t realize them before now. This book will reveal; What true happiness really is Why love and compassion are the entry points to happiness and how you can cultivate these concepts and apply them in your daily life The things you might be doing that are causing you unhappiness and how to wean yourself off these habits gradually for a happier you What real wisdom is and how it affects your perception of your own suffering, other people and their actions and how to train your mind to reinterpret these events in the correct way Why and how to cultivate mindfulness and incorporate meditation practices into your daily life and increase your enjoyment of your life right now as well. Much, much more! This book is for those who are genuinely seeking happiness. Prepare to be happy! Download your copy today! Today only,get this Kindle book for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $ 4.99 To order The Best Teachings of The Dalai Lama, Journey To a Happy, Fulfilling and Meaningful life, click the BUY button and download your copy right now! Tags : The Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama, Meditation, Buddhist, Buddhism, Dalai Lama Books, Enlightment Books, Happiness, Meaningful Life, Health and Happiness, Happiness and meditation, The Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama, Meditation, Buddhist, Buddhism, Dalai Lama Books, Enlightment Books, Happiness, Meaningful Life, Health and Happiness, Happiness and meditation, The Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama, Meditation, Buddhist, Buddhism, Dalai Lama Books, Enlightment Books, Happiness, Meaningful Life, Health and Happiness, Happiness and meditation, The Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama, Meditation, Buddhist, Buddhism, Dalai Lama Books, Enlightment Books, Happiness, Meaningful Life, Health and Happiness, Happiness and meditation.
A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery
Kevin Griffin - 2010
Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible, and accessible Middle Way. Griffin shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces that can be accessed through meditation and inquiry.Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety. His personal story of addiction is not only raw, honest and engrossing, but guides readers to an inquiry of their own spirituality. In doing so, he poses profound questions, including:· How can I understand God from a Buddhist perspective?· How can I “turn my will and my life over” as a Buddhist?· How can this idea of God “remove my shortcomings”?· How do I learn this God’s “will”?
For Today & Tomorrow: Daily Encouragement
Daisaku Ikeda - 1999
Great for the newest member and seasoned practitioners. --sgi-usa.org
Quotes To Enrich Life & Spirit - From Buddha through Gandhi to Zen
Anthony Morganti - 2011
The book has two main sections with the first having the quotes divided by their topic such as Love, Happiness, Anger, etc. The second part of the book has specific quotes from Buddha, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu and Zen Quotations.
The Great Seal: Limitless Space & Joy: The Mahamudra View of Diamond Way Buddhism
Ole Nydahl - 2004
THE GREAT SEAL describes our basis for development, the path, and the goal of Diamond Way Buddhism and offers insight into both the conditioned world and absolute reality. THE GREAT SEAL, or Mahamudra view, is compared to painting on water. Everything fits perfectly in the moment, yet while it appears it is also dissolving. Enlightened actions work in the same way: here and now, beyond expectations or fears, without holding on or pushing away.
What You Practice Is What You Have: A Guide to Having the Life You Want
Cheri Huber - 2010
Examples of everyday issues—and the accompanying, unconscious practices—that can weigh a person down, such as weight gain, sleeplessness, trouble at work, and family life, are addressed with clarity and humor. Employing the tools and techniques of Zen awareness, this guide helps readers make their lives better by freeing themselves from the barrage of repetitive thoughts that constantly besiege the average person.
Be an Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace
Ayya Khema - 1999
Be an Island is at once an introduction to the teachings of Buddhism and a rich continuation of Ayya Khema's personal vision of Buddhist practice.
The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind.
Thubten Yeshe - 2004
Here are some exerpts:Lama Yeshe on Buddhism:"Buddhism is not just about one or two small things; it is not some tiny philosophy. Lord Buddha explained the nature of every single phenomenon in the universe."On Mind:"At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but 'silent' does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality."On Meditation:"Meditation is the right medicine for the uncontrolled, undisciplined mind. Meditation is the way to perfect satisfaction. The uncontrolled mind is by nature sick; dissatisfaction is a form of mental illness. What's the right antidote to that? It's knowledge-wisdom; understanding the nature of psychological phenomena; knowing how the internal world functions."This title was published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, a non-profit organization established to make the Buddhist teachings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche freely accessible in many ways, including on our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive website.
One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat
Jane Dobisz - 2007
“3:15 A.M. Wake Up. 3:20 300 Bows. 4:00 Ma. 4:15 Sitting. 4:45 Walking.” And so it goes, for 100 days. Dobisz, inspired by her Korean Zen master’s discipline of long, solitary retreats, has decided to embark on a retreat of her own. The unfolding story of her experience is related here. The suburban-raised Dobisz weaves amusing anecdotes about learning to live a Walden-like existence — water comes from a well, wood needs to be chopped — with Zen teachings and striking insights into the miracles and foibles of the human mind when there’s nothing on hand to distract it. Entertaining and inspiring, the book is a joyous testament to the benefits that solitude and reflection can bring to all.
A Monastery Within: Tales from the Buddhist Path
Gil Fronsdal - 2010
These are tales of transformation and spiritual growth. They delight and challenge as they express different facets of the Buddhist path to liberation in familiar, yet fresh and engaging, ways. These stories can be reread often, each time supporting new reflec- tions on the spiritual life and the possibility of each person awakening to the kindness, clarity and insight available to all of us. A Monastery Within points to how each person can build an inner home for the awakened life.
What is the Dharma?: The Essential Teachings of the Buddha
Sangharakshita - 1998
Whether we have just begun our journey or are a practitioner with more experience, What is the Dharma? is an indispensable exploration of the Buddha's teachings as found in the main Buddhist traditions. Constantly returning to the question 'How can this help me?' Sangharakshita examines a variety of fundamental principles, including: karma and re-birth, nirvana and shunyata,conditioned co-production, impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and insubstantiality, ethics, meditation, and wisdom. The result is a refreshing, unsettling, and inspiring book that lays before us the essential Dharma, timeless and universal.
Vishvapani Blomfield - 2011
Vishvapani Blomfield places Gautama in a credible historical setting without assuming that he was really just an ordinary person, albeit an exceptionally wise and kindly one.
Everyday Zen: Love and Work
Charlotte Joko Beck - 1989
Combining earthly wisdom with spiritual enlightenment, it describes how to live each moment to the full and shows the relevance of Zen to every aspect of life.