Download PDF by James L. Fredericks: Buddhists and Christians: Through Comparative Theology to

By James L. Fredericks

Buddhists and Christians examines Christian teachings approximately different religions to argue that the next move to discussion is ""comparative theology."" Fredericks asks why the Buddha refused to interact in God-talk and means that figuring out the reply to this query may also help Christians and Buddhists to have higher communique and to discover that God unearths how to mutual comprehension and deeper solidarity.

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The Life of Shabkar: Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin - download pdf or read online

By Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol,Dalai Lama,Matthieu Ricard

The lifetime of Shabkar has lengthy been well-known by way of Tibetans as one of many masterworks in their non secular history. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol dedicated himself to a long time of meditation in solitary retreat after his encouraged formative years and early education within the province of Amdo below the assistance of numerous awesome Buddhist masters. With choice and braveness, he mastered the top and such a lot esoteric practices of the Tibetan culture of the good Perfection. He then wandered all over over the Himalayan area expressing his cognizance. Shabkar's autobiography vividly displays the values and visionary imagery of Tibetan Buddhism, in addition to the social and cultural lifetime of early nineteenth-century Tibet.

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New PDF release: Blessings of the Creative Buddha

By Martin Lowenthal

existence is a present and a part of what it takes to completely open that present is to find and enact the methods you're a present to existence. This publication offers a view of Buddhism that captures the complete aliveness and inventive nature of being human. benefits of the artistic Buddha celebrates the lively artistic means of sacralizing existence, of becoming right into a spiritually mature man or woman, of shaping social justice, and of producing collective benefits within the type of profit and beauty.

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Download e-book for kindle: You Were Born for a Reason by Kentetsu Takamori,Daiji Akehashi,Kentaro Ito,Juliet

By Kentetsu Takamori,Daiji Akehashi,Kentaro Ito,Juliet Carpenter

As people, we've something in universal: we seek all our lives for lasting happiness. YOUR have been BORN FOR A cause tells us that happiness can certainly be came upon. however it isn't present in where we mostly glance, resembling prestige, achievements, or kin. This e-book, which has bought approximately part one million copies due to the fact that its unique ebook in Japan, indicates us how you can navigate life's hindrances from a deep and abiding resource of internal peace. The authors - a Buddhist instructor, a psychotherapist, a thinker - convey their mixed knowledge to endure at the age-old query: what's the function of lifestyles? They direct us towards solutions contained in often-overlooked Buddhist teachings - in particular, within the phrases of Shinran, who's the founding father of Jodo Shinshu, the biggest of Japan's faculties of Buddhism. In transparent and compelling language, YOU have been BORN FOR A cause indicates why human lifestyles isn't just significant, yet infinitely beneficial. It considers the various ills that plague glossy society - suicide, homicide, angst, a continuing experience of futility - and courses us to the long-lasting truths which could renew our hearts and eventually supply genuine happiness.

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Read e-book online Le Zen: Un essai pour trouver le bonheur à travers le PDF

By Federic Jôkô Procopio

Federico Jôkô PROCOPIO partage "de cœur à cœur" son expérience de los angeles méditation et, à travers elle, l. a. philosophie du bouddhisme zen, inépuisable resource de bonheur

Il nous y donne accès, convaincu que l'homme est avant tout un être profondément spirituel et que l. a. foi le pétrit au plus intime de lui-même. Son désir est d'ouvrir cette Voie de sagesse ancienne au plus huge nombre, persuadé que si l'homme n'a pas nécessairement besoin d'apparats religieux pour donner un sens à son lifestyles et goûter le sens du monde, il recèle en lui une soif spirituelle indicible, un désir de bonheur profond, une inouïe sagesse et une grande bonté. Sans le savoir et à portée de sa major, l'être humain frôle sans cesse l'immensité et, sous chacun de ses pas, une incroyable béatitude absolue.

Un advisor essentiel pour ceux qui souhaitent trouver leur chemoin vers los angeles spiritualité et vivre l'expérience de l. a. méditation zen

A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Federico Jôkô PROCOPIO, philosophe et psychanalyste, est né en Italie en 1976. Á 10 ans, il entre au séminaire, puis au monastère bénédictin ; il passera 10 années dans une vie religieuse chrétienne à l. a. recherche de l’accomplissement d’une vocation spirituelle contemplative avant de quitter le cloître pour retrouver une vie pleinement vécue et profondément spirituelle au cœur du monde. En 1998, il rencontre le bouddhisme zen comme une révélation. Depuis sixteen ans, il pratique cette Voie qu’il a aussi enseignée plusieurs années à Paris. Ordonné moine zen pour los angeles première fois en 2002, il a porté l. a. pratique de l. a. méditation en entreprise, en milieu hospitalier et auprès des personnes âgées.

EXTRAIT

Celui qui contemple ses profondeurs découvre l’univers

Lorsque l’invitation à écrire sur le zen s’est présentée à moi, j’ai ressenti non seulement los angeles reconnaissance d’être un passeur de plus, une major supplémentaire qui puisse transmettre ce merveilleux trésor-héritage qu’est le bouddhisme zen, mais aussi l. a. ambitious probability d’ancrer cette transmission dans l. a. tradition occidentale chrétienne qui est los angeles nôtre, ici, aujourd’hui par le vécu d’un moine bouddhiste occidental et laïque.
Pourquoi cela m’a-t-il paru si vital ?
Parce que je suis un chrétien baptisé, j’ai vécu dix ans de ma jeunesse au séminaire puis dans l’ordre bénédictin comme jeune moine appelé par un fervent désir spirituel, hélé par une voix intérieure à creuser l. a. connaissance de ce Grand Tout qui nous dépasse et que l’on appelle « Dieu », interpellé par une soif de vie indicible, aspirant à l. a. réalisation d’une life sainte, comblée de sens, et rayonnante de bonté.

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Download e-book for iPad: Spaciousness: The Radical Dzogchen of the Vajra-Heart: by Keith Dowman,Pelden Longchenpa

By Keith Dowman,Pelden Longchenpa

This recognized seminal textual content of radical Dzogchen offers a profound but easy poetic assertion of ways it truly is to immerse oneself within the matrix of the now and realize buddha. it's the own assertion of a peerless yogin-adept. definitely the magic of his poetry impresses us that manner and absolutely this Treasury of the Dharmadhatu, the Choyingdzo, finds the consummation of Dzogchen. In it we're guaranteed that over and peculiarly the yogas and dhyanas of Hindustan, all of the ritual and magic of Tibet and the entire quasi spiritual new-age remedies of the West there exists an easy, undying demeanour of being, effortless of entry, requiring no exhausting approach or renunciate way of life, that may supply us a few consistent delight during this vale of laughter and tears among beginning and loss of life.

With Longchenpa, Dzogchen Ati reaches its such a lot entire revelation; the Choyingdzo is Longchenpa's so much revealing assertion in regards to the vajra-heart, and Keith Dowman has made a superb translation. The pathless direction of Dzogchen comes alive during this poetic exposition of the apex of Tibetan mysticism.

The type of language, the interpretation, using poetic invention creates as surroundings of realizing, as though a mahasiddha have been writing in Oxford English with a marginally of yankee slang. this can be radical Dzogchen not just within the genuine instructing itself, but in addition within the translation that moves the flint of idiom to create sparks of knowledge that show the entire hologram.

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Download PDF by John S. Harding,Victor Sōgen Hori,Alexander Soucy: Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada

By John S. Harding,Victor Sōgen Hori,Alexander Soucy

while Sasaki Sōkei-an based his First Zen Institute of North the US in 1930 he advised that bringing Zen Buddhism to the USA was once like "holding a lotus opposed to a rock and watching for it to set down roots." at the present time, Buddhism is a part of the cultural and non secular mainstream.

Flowers at the Rock examines the dramatic progress of Buddhism in Canada and questions the various underlying assumptions approximately how this practice has replaced within the West. utilizing old, ethnographic, and biographical ways, participants light up neighborhood expressions of Buddhism discovered all through Canada and relate the expansion of Buddhism in Canada to worldwide networks. an international viewpoint permits the quantity to beat the stereotype that Asia and the West are against one another and acknowledges the continuities among Buddhist activities in Asia and the West which are formed via an analogous impacts of modernity and globalization.

Flowers at the Rock experiences the interesting and inventive adjustments, inflections, and diversifications that Buddhists make after they set down roots in an area tradition. it really is crucial studying for somebody drawn to Buddhism, non secular existence in Canada, and the wider problems with multiculturalism and immigration.

Contributors comprise Michihiro Ama (University of Alaska), D. Mitra Barua (University of Saskatchewan), Paul Crowe (Simon Fraser University), Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (University of Iowa), Mavis Fenn (University of Waterloo), Kory Goldberg (Champlain College), Sarah F. Haynes (Western Illinois University), Jackie Larm (University of Edinburgh), Paul McIvor (independent), James Placzek (University of British Columbia), and Angela Sumegi (Carleton University).

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Read e-book online Taming Untameable Beings: Early Stories of Chögyam Trungpa PDF

By Jim Lowrey

Padmasambhava—the lotus born—overcame cultural, political, and non secular stumbling blocks to deliver the Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India within the 9th century. Likewise, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche needed to overcome spiritual and cultural competition to Buddhism—the mystery teachings, in particular—to determine his neighborhood in North the USA within the 20th century.

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Download PDF by Michael McAlister: Awake in This Life: a guide for those climbing the Mountain

By Michael McAlister

Is it attainable to convey the peace of an enlightened point of view into the center of our busy lives? non secular instructor and writer Michael McAlister offers solutions in his groundbreaking new ebook, wide awake during this existence: A advisor for these mountaineering the Mountain of Spirit. Written in transparent, usually funny prose, conscious during this lifestyles courses readers into major extra unsleeping lives and awakening to what's eternally sacred and real in each one folks. much less a few specific religious course than a accomplished examine of spirituality itself, the booklet demonstrates how you can lead to profound cognizance into our day by day lives. Drawing from the deep wells of japanese and western religious traditions, McAlister exhibits readers what to anticipate at the trip, the best way to maneuver round roadblocks, and eventually find out how to combine the educating right into a new and extra sacred approach of living.

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