Download e-book for kindle: The Water Horse and Other Years. A History of 17th and 18th by K. Dhondup

By K. Dhondup

And among the strains of those violent and scary chapters run the lives of the Dalai Lamas and the Panchen Lamas, always supplying religious solace and power to the ache Tibetan plenty beaten below ceaseless energy struggles among the Tibetan regents, Mongol chiefs, and Manchu emperors. particularly, the Water Horse and different Years strains the political upward push of the Ganden Phodrang as personified within the individual and establishment of the Dalai Lamas, who've stored Tibet alive in the course of the centuries.

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W. Y. Evans-Wentz's Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines PDF

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Books, audiotapes, and periods approximately yoga are this present day as universal as they're common, yet we within the West have just recently develop into engaged within the meditative doctrines of the East - in basic terms within the final 70 or eighty years, in truth. within the early a part of the 20 th century, it was once the pioneering efforts of prepared students like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the overdue editor of this quantity, that prompted our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines - a better half to the preferred Tibetan e-book of the useless, that's additionally released by way of Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz variation - is a suite of 7 genuine Tibetan yoga texts that first seemed in English in 1935. In those pages, amid necessary pictures and reproductions of yoga work and manuscripts, readers will come across many of the relevant meditations utilized by Hindu and Tibetan specialists and philosophers during the a long time within the attainment of correct wisdom and Enlightenment. detailed commentaries precede each one translated textual content, and a complete creation contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with ecu notions of faith, philosophy, and technological know-how. Evans-Wentz has additionally integrated a physique of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he obtained firsthand in the course of his fifteen-plus years of research within the Orient, findings that may curiosity any scholar of anthropology, psychology, comparative faith, or utilized Mahayana Yoga. those seven targeted yet in detail similar texts will furnish any reader a whole and whole view of the non secular teachings that also tell the lifestyles and tradition of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's different 3 Oxford titles on Tibetan faith, that are additionally showing in new variants, this 3rd version of Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines includes a new foreword via Donald S. Lopez, writer of the new Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.

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Read e-book online Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening PDF

By Stephen Batchelor

ISBN-10: 1573226564

ISBN-13: 9781573226561

People with an curiosity in Buddhism will welcome this new ebook through Stephen Batchelor, former monk and writer of Alone With Others and The Awakening of the West. yet those who find themselves simply studying this more and more well known perform may have a lot to realize as well-for Buddhism with no ideals serves as an exceptional, basic creation that demystifies Buddhism and explains easily and it appears that evidently how its perform can enhance our lives. heading off jargon and conception, Batchelor concentrates at the concrete, making Buddhism obtainable and compelling and exhibiting how a person can embark in this path-regardless in their non secular historical past.

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New PDF release: For a Future to Be Possible: Commentaries on the Five

By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Maxine Hong Kingston, Stephen Batchelor, Joan Halifax, Christopher Reed, Annabel Laity, Patricia Marx Ellsberg, David Steindl-Rast

ISBN-10: 1888375078

ISBN-13: 9781888375077

The 5 Mindfulness Trainings—protecting lifestyles, performing with generosity, behaving responsibly in sexual relationships, talking and listening deeply and mindfully, and keeping off substance abuse—are the fundamental assertion of ethics and morality in Buddhism. In For a destiny to be attainable, Zen grasp and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and fourteen well known co-authors talk about those 5 Mindfulness Trainings and supply insights and demanding situations for the way they may play a huge position in our own lives and in society.

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Download PDF by David Webster: The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon

By David Webster

ISBN-10: 0415346525

ISBN-13: 9780415346528

David Webster explores the inspiration of wish as present in the Buddhist Pali Canon. starting via addressing the assumption of a 'paradox of desire', wherein we needs to wish to finish hope, the different types of hope which are articulated within the Pali texts are tested. various perspectives of hope, as present in Western concept, are offered in addition to Hindu and Jain methods. An exploration of the idea that of ditthi(view or opinion) is additionally supplied, exploring the way 'holding perspectives' should be noticeable as analogous to the method of wanting. different matters investigated contain the mind-body dating, the diversity of Pali phrases for wish, and desire's optimistic non secular worth. A comparative exploration of a few of the methods completes the paintings.

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Treasury of Precious Qualities by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Jigme Lingpa PDF

By Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Jigme Lingpa

ISBN-10: 1590307119

ISBN-13: 9781590307113

This publication is a translation of the 1st a part of Jigme Lingpa’s Treasury of worthy features, which in a narrow quantity of chic verses units out in brief yet comprehensively the Buddhist course in response to the Nyingma tuition. The concision of the foundation textual content and its use of tricky poetic language, wealthy in metaphor, require wide clarification, amply provided the following through the statement of Kangyur Rinpoche.

The current quantity lays out the lessons of the sutras in slow levels in keeping with the normal 3 degrees, or scopes, of non secular pastime. It starts with crucial teachings on impermanence, karma, and ethics. Then, from the Hinayana viewpoint, it describes the fundamental Buddhist teachings of the 4 noble truths and the twelve hyperlinks of based coming up. relocating on, eventually, to the Mahayana point of view, it expounds totally the lessons on bodhichitta and the trail of the six paramitas, and offers an strangely specified exposition of Buddhist vows.

The paperback version contains Jigme Lingpa’s root textual content in verse, which used to be now not integrated within the hardcover variation.

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Download e-book for iPad: Essays in Idleness and Hōjōki (Penguin Classics) by Kamo no Chōmei, Yoshida Kenkō

By Kamo no Chōmei, Yoshida Kenkō

ISBN-10: 0141957875

ISBN-13: 9780141957876

Those works on life's fleeting pleasures are through Buddhist clergymen from medieval Japan, yet each one indicates a unique world-view. within the brief memoir Hôjôki, Chômei recounts his selection to withdraw from worldly affairs and dwell as a hermit in a tiny hut within the mountains, considering the impermanence of human lifestyles. Kenko, even if, monitors a fascination with extra earthy concerns in his selection of anecdotes, recommendation and observations. From ribald tales of drunken clergymen to aching nostalgia for the fading traditions of the japanese court docket, Essays in Idleness is a continually outstanding paintings that levels around the spectrum of human event.

Meredith McKinney's first-class new translation additionally contains notes and an advent exploring the religious and historic heritage of the works.

Chômei was once born right into a relatives of Shinto monks in round 1155, at at time whilst the reliable international of the court docket was once quickly breaking apart. He turned an incredible notwithstanding minor poet of his day, and on the age of 50, withdrew from the area to develop into a tonsured monk. He died in round 1216.

Kenkô was once born round 1283 in Kyoto. He most likely turned a monk in his overdue twenties, and used to be additionally famous as a calligrapher. at the present time he's remembered for his clever and witty aphorisms, 'Essays in Idleness'.

Meredith McKinney, who has additionally translated Sei Shonagon's The Pillow Book for Penguin Classics, is a translator of either modern and classical eastern literature. She lived in Japan for 20 years and is at the moment a visitng fellow on the Australian nationwide college in Canberra.

'[Essays in Idleness is] a most pleasurable booklet, and person who has served as a version of jap variety and flavor because the seventeenth century. those cameo-like vignettes mirror the significance of the little, fleeting futile issues, and every essay is Kenko himself' Asian Student

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