Download e-book for kindle: Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from by Shabkar,Padmakara Translation Group

By Shabkar,Padmakara Translation Group

ISBN-10: 1590301161

ISBN-13: 9781590301166

according to the lessons of the Buddha, this publication bargains the main compelling and impassioned indictment of meat-eating to be present in Tibetan literature and is pertinent to someone attracted to vegetarianism as an ethical or non secular factor. The Buddha's teachings express how harmful behavior might be tested and reworked progressively from inside. the purpose isn't to repress one's wish for meat and animal items by means of strength of will, yet to increase heartfelt compassion and sensitivity to the agony of animals, in order that the will to take advantage of and feed on them obviously dissolves.

There are texts awarded right here. One is an excerpt from Shabkar's Book of Marvels, which includes quotations from the Buddhist scriptures and the lessons of masters of Tibetan Buddhism that argue opposed to the intake of meat, with Shabkar's remark. the second one, the Nectar of Immortality, is Shabkar's discourse at the value of constructing compassion for animals.

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The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan: The Vanquished Gods of by Yijiang Zhong PDF

By Yijiang Zhong

ISBN-10: 1350066540

ISBN-13: 9781350066540

ISBN-10: 1474271081

ISBN-13: 9781474271080

Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a fancy and various spiritual culture in early smooth and Meiji Japan, 1600-1868. Highlighting the function of the god Okuninushi and the mythology established at the Izumo Shrine in western Japan as a part of this procedure, he exhibits how and why this god got here to be neglected in country Shinto within the sleek period.

In doing so, Zhong strikes clear of the normal figuring out of Shinto background as anything thoroughly inner to the state of Japan, and in its place situates the formation of Shinto inside of a bigger geopolitical context regarding highbrow and political advancements within the East Asian quarter and the position of western colonial expansion.

The foundation of recent Shinto in Japan draws commonly on basic resource fabrics in Japan, a lot of that have been in simple terms made to be had to the general public under a decade in the past and feature no longer but been studied. resource fabrics analysed contain shrine files and item fabrics, modern written texts, legitimate fabrics from the nationwide and provincial degrees, and a huge diversity of visible resources in keeping with modern prints, drawings, pictures and fabric culture.

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Download e-book for iPad: Eminent Buddhist Women by Karma Lekshe Tsomo

By Karma Lekshe Tsomo

ISBN-10: 143845130X

ISBN-13: 9781438451305

ISBN-10: 1438451318

ISBN-13: 9781438451312

Explores the exemplary legacy of Buddhist girls around the centuries and around the Buddhist world.

Eminent Buddhist Women unearths the exemplary legacy of Buddhist girls in the course of the centuries. regardless of the Buddha’s personal egalitarian values, Buddhism as a faith has been ruled through males for greater than thousand years. With few exceptions, the achievements of Buddhist girls have remained hidden or overlooked. The narratives during this e-book name into query the standards for “eminence” within the Buddhist culture and the way those standards are built and regulated. each one bankruptcy can pay a long-overdue tribute to 1 lady or a gaggle of ladies from around the Buddhist international, together with the West. utilizing quite a few resources, from orally transmitted legends to firsthand ethnographic learn, participants study the main matters ladies face of their perform of Buddhist ethics, contemplation, and social motion. What emerges are Buddhist ideas that go beyond gender: loving kindness, compassion, knowledge, non secular attainment, and liberation.

“In her bankruptcy ‘What Is a suitable position Model?’ Rita Gross describes the necessity for extra tales approximately Buddhist girls, relatively these whose feats should not so fabled as to appear out of succeed in for modern practitioners. This quantity advances that target, mapping the trails of diverse, frequently lesser-known ladies who've committed their lives to Buddhism and encouraged their communities.” — Buddhadharma

“Educational and inspirational, this crucial assortment will entice students and practitioners alike.” — Hsiao-Lan Hu, writer of This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking within the worldwide Community

Karma Lekshe Tsomo is Professor of Theology and non secular reports on the college of San Diego. Her books contain Into the Jaws of Yama, Lord of loss of life: Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death; Buddhist ladies and Social Justice: beliefs, demanding situations, and Achievements; Buddhist ladies throughout Cultures: Realizations; and Sisters in Solitude: Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women, all released by means of SUNY Press.

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Download PDF by Brad Warner: It Came from Beyond Zen!: More Practical Advice from Dogen,

By Brad Warner

ISBN-10: 160868511X

ISBN-13: 9781608685110

Vol. 2 of Brad Warner’s Radical yet Reverent Paraphrasing of Dogen’s Treasury of the genuine Dharma Eye

In Japan in 1253, one of many nice thinkers of his time died — and the realm slightly spotted. That guy used to be the Zen monk Eihei Dogen. for hundreds of years his major paintings, Shobogenzo, languished in obscurity, locked away in distant monasteries till students rediscovered it within the 20th century. What took goodbye? In Brad Warner’s view, Dogen was once too sooner than his time to discover an appreciative viewers. To carry Dogen’s paintings to a much bigger readership, Warner all started paraphrasing Shobogenzo, recasting it in basic, daily language. the 1st a part of this venture led to Don’t Be a Jerk, and now Warner provides this moment quantity, It got here from past Zen! once more, Warner makes use of wry humor and incisive remark to bridge the space among prior and current, making Dogen’s phrases clearer and extra appropriate than ever before.

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Read e-book online Das Bodhisattva Gelübde: Ein praktischer Leitfaden um PDF

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

ISBN-10: 3908543053

ISBN-13: 9783908543053

Ein Bodhisattva ist ein Freund der Welt, der motiviert durch Mitgefühl Erleuchtung zum Wohle aller Lebewesen anstrebt. In diesem willkommenen Leitfaden erklärt Geshe Kelsang ausführlich, wie das Bodhisattva Gelübde abgelegt und eingehalten wird, wie damaging Geistesarten gereinigt und wie die Bodhisattva Handlungen des Gebens, moralischer Disziplin, Geduld, Bemühen, Konzentration und Weisheit ausgeübt werden. Mit diesem Handbuch als Begleiter können wir die Lebensweise eines Bodhisattva beginnen und auf dem Pfad zur vollen Erleuchtung voranschreiten.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works by Shinzen Young

By Shinzen Young

ISBN-10: 1591794609

ISBN-13: 9781591794608

ISBN-10: 1683642120

ISBN-13: 9781683642121

“Enlightenment”—is it a fantasy or is it actual? In each non secular culture, internal explorers have came upon that the liberated kingdom is in reality a typical event, as genuine because the sensations you're having correct now—and that in the course of the research of your individual recommendations, emotions, and perceptions you could wake up to transparent perception and a happiness self sustaining of conditions.
for many years, essentially the most enticing lecturers of our time has illuminated the numerous dimensions of awakening—but completely at his dwell retreats and on audio recordings. Now, with The technological know-how of Enlightenment, Shinzen younger brings to readers an uncommonly lucid advisor to mindfulness meditation for the 1st time: the way it works and the way to take advantage of it to reinforce your cognitive capacities, your kindness and reference to the realm, and the richness of your entire experiences.
As millions of his scholars and listeners will be certain, Shinzen is like no different instructor you’ve ever encountered. He merges medical readability, a unprecedented take hold of of source-language teachings East and West, and a present for sparking perception via unforeseen analogies, illustrations, humor, and firsthand bills that demonstrate the internal trip to be as wondrous as any geographical day trip. sign up for him right here to explore: 

  • Universal insights spanning Buddhism, Christian and Jewish mysticism, shamanism, the yogas of India, and lots of different paths
  • How to start and navigate your personal meditation practice
  • Concentration, clarity, and equanimity—the center catalysts of awakening
  • Impermanence—its many points and the way to paintings with them
  • Experiencing the “wave” and “particle” natures of self
  • Purification and clarification—how we digest psychological blockages and behavior via internal work
  • Emerging neuroscience study, the way forward for enlightenment, and masses more 

For meditators of all degrees and beliefs—especially those that imagine they’ve heard it all—this many-faceted gem might be certain to shock, impress, remove darkness from, and inspire.

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Compasión universal: Inspiración para tiempos difíciles - download pdf or read online

By Gueshe Kelsang Gyatso

ISBN-10: 849370430X

ISBN-13: 9788493704308

Todos los seres humanos tenemos un mismo deseo en común: ser felices y no experimentar sufrimiento. Incluso los recién nacidos, animales e insectos también lo tienen. Este ha sido nuestro deseo vital desde tiempo sin principio y lo sigue siendo en todo momento, incluso cuando dormimos. Dedicamos toda nuestra vida a trabajar duramente para satisfacerlo.
Desde los orígenes de este mundo, los seres humanos han dedicado mucho tiempo y energía a mejorar sus condiciones externas, buscando así felicidad y soluciones a sus muchos problemas. Pero ¿cuál ha sido el resultado? En vez de ver cumplidos sus deseos, los seres humanos han presenciado cómo su sufrimiento ha ido en aumento, al tiempo que disminuyen cada vez más sus experiencias de paz y felicidad. Ello demuestra claramente que nos urge encontrar un verdadero método con el que podamos lograr una felicidad pura y liberarnos del sufrimiento.
El medio verdadero para alcanzar l. a. felicidad pura y l. a. liberación del sufrimiento es l. a. práctica de Dharma. Todas nuestras insatisfacciones y dificultades son el resultado de nuestra mente incontrolada y de las acciones perjudiciales que cometemos. Poniendo en práctica el Dharma podemos aprender a apaciguar y controlar nuestra mente, y a abandonar las acciones indebidas y su causa valuable. De este modo podremos alcanzar una paz permanente, l. a. cesación verdadera de todo nuestro sufrimiento.
El Dharma supremo del adiestramiento de l. a. mente (tib.:
Loyong) es un método insuperable para controlar los angeles mente en el que se revela, además, el camino significant que conduce a l. a. iluminación. Existen muchas instrucciones de Loyong, como las recopiladas en el texto conocido como Cien prácticas del adiestramiento de los angeles mente. En este libro, Compasión common, se explica cómo poner en práctica las instrucciones de Loyong que el Bodhisatva Gueshe Chekhaua expone en su texto raíz Adiestramiento de los angeles mente en siete puntos. Estos siete puntos son:

1. Prácticas preliminares del adiestramiento de l. a. mente.
2. Práctica relevant: adiestramiento en las dos bodhichitas.
3. Cómo transformar las circunstancias adversas en el camino a los angeles iluminación.
4. Cómo integrar todas nuestras prácticas diarias.
5. Indicaciones de progreso en el adiestramiento de los angeles mente.
6. Los compromisos del adiestramiento de los angeles mente.
7. Los preceptos del adiestramiento de l. a. mente.

El primer punto, las prácticas preliminares, constituye l. a. preparación necesaria para emprender el camino imperative hacia l. a. iluminación, y el segundo es el camino propiamente dicho. Los cinco puntos restantes son los métodos para completar dicho camino.
Tener l. a. oportunidad de practicar esta preciosa y profunda enseñanza es mucho más importante que recibir todas las joyas preciosas que hay en este mundo. Si comprendemos que escuchar las enseñanzas presentadas en este excelente Dharma, leerlas, estudiarlas, contemplarlas y ponerlas en práctica posee un valor incalculable, nos dedicaremos a ello con todo nuestro corazón, fe y entusiasmo.

Gueshe Kelsang Gyatso, Tharpaland. Noviembre de 1987.

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Ocho pasos hacia la felicidad: El modo budista de amar - download pdf or read online

By Gueshe Kelsang Gyatso

«La mente que estima a los demás es el buen corazón supremo. Mantener este buen corazón solo nos proporcionará felicidad tanto a nosotros mismos como a todos los que nos rodean.»

Esta preciosa obra nos muestra cómo meditar en un bello poema que constituye una de las escrituras budistas más apreciadas, Adiestramiento de l. a. mente en ocho estrofas, y que ha servido de inspiración a generaciones de meditadores budistas a lo largo de casi un milenio.
Compuesto por el gran Bodhisatva tibetano Gueshe Langri Tangpa, este pequeño poema nos enseña a transformar las dificultades de l. a. vida en experiencias espirituales de gran valor.
En Ocho pasos hacia l. a. felicidad, Gueshe Kelsang Gyatso revela métodos prácticos para aplicar esta gran sabiduría de antaño a fin de encontrar felicidad duradera y dar verdadero sentido a nuestra ajetreada vida moderna.

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