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📒Dropping Ashes On The Buddha ✍ Stephen Mitchell
✏Dropping Ashes on the Buddha Book Summary : “Somebody comes into the Zen center with a lighted cigarette, walks up to the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap. You are standing there. What can you do?” This is a problem that Zen Master Seung Sahn is fond of posing to his American students who attend his Zen centers. Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a delightful, irreverent, and often hilariously funny living record of the dialogue between Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn and his American students. Consisting of dialogues, stories, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters using the Zen Master’s actual words in spontaneous, living interaction with his students, this book is a fresh presentation of the Zen teaching method of “instant dialogue” between Master and student which, through the use of astonishment and paradox, leads to an understanding of ultimate reality.
📒Stealing Buddha S Dinner ✍ Bich Minh Nguyen
📒Brilliant Sanity ✍ Francis J. Kaklauskas
✏Brilliant Sanity Book Summary : "Brilliant Sanity" is a rare feat. This engaging and informative book is sure to become essential for psychotherapy scholars, acceptance and mindfulness researchers, and clinicians alike. This is one not to be missed.--Doug Mennin, Ph.D., Yale University.
📒Asceticism And Healing In Ancient India ✍ Kenneth G. Zysk
✏Asceticism and Healing in Ancient India Book Summary : The rich Indian medical tradition is usually traced back to Sanskrit sources, the earliest of which cannot much antedate the common era. In this book Kenneth Zysk shows that Buddhist scriptures some centuries older than this contain abundant information about medical practice, and are our earliest evidence for a rational approach to medicine in India. He argues that Buddhism and the medical tradition were mutually supportive: that Buddhist monks and people associated with them contributed to the development of medicine, while their skills as physical as well as spiritual healers enhanced their reputation and popular support. Drawing on a wide range of textual, archaeological, and secondary sources, Zysk first presents an overview of the history of Indian Medicine in its religious context. He then examines primary literature from the Pali Buddhist Canon and from the Sanskrit treatises of Bhela, Caraka, and susruta. By close comparison of these two bodies of literature Zysk convincingly shows how the theories delineated in the medical classics actually became practice.
📒Radiant Mind ✍ Jean Smith
✏Radiant Mind Book Summary : Complete with excerpts from both ancient Buddhist texts and contemporary teachings, a compilation of essential teachings presents both a solid introduction for novices and a "best of" collection for readers more familiar with Buddhist practice. Original.
📒Spoken Tibetan Basics ✍ Tenzin Tharpa
✏Spoken Tibetan Basics Book Summary : This text is best viewed in pdf format. Download this and other free original texts from my website: TenazinTharpa.com. A spoken Tibetan language primer: a no-nonsense approach to learning spoken Tibetan.
📒Opening The Hand Of Thought ✍ Kōshō Uchiyama
✏Opening the Hand of Thought Book Summary : Wise, clear, and searching, this collection of the writings of an iconoclastic Zen master takes a rational approach to transcendence, to the discovery of the unlimited depth of reality, and to understanding the self beyond our usual notions of who we are.
📒Book Of Myths ✍ Acharya Prashant
✏Book of Myths Book Summary : This is one of the most challenging books one can come across. Why? Because it questions and deconstructs the belief system. Through rigorous inquiry and intense discussions, it critiques all that we safely assume to be factual and real. The book not only deconstructs popular notions such as positive thinking, self-improvement, sixth-sense, karma, enlightenment, meditation, guru, heaven & hell, destiny & freewill, etc., but also redefines them.
📒Buddha In The Marketplace ✍ Alex John Catanese
✏Buddha in the Marketplace Book Summary : Classical Tibetan Buddhist scriptures forbid the selling of Buddhist objects, and yet there is today a thriving market for Buddhist statues, paintings, and texts. In Buddha in the Marketplace, Alex John Catanese investigates this practice, which continues to be viewed as a form of "wrong livelihood" by modern Tibetan Buddhist scholars. Drawing on textual and historical sources, as well as ethnographic research conducted in the region of Amdo, Tibet, Catanese follows the trajectory of Buddhist objects from their status as noncommodities prior to the Cultural Revolution to their emergence as commodities on the open market in the modern period. The book examines why Tibetans have more recently begun to sell such objects for their personal livelihoods when their religious tradition condemns such business activities in the strongest possible terms. Addressing the various societal and religious ramifications of these commercial practices, Catanese illustrates how such activity is leading to significant cultural and economic changes, transforming the "moral economy" associated with Buddhist objects, and contributing to a reinterpretation of Tibetan Buddhist identity.
📒The Faults Of Meat ✍ Geoffrey Barstow
✏The Faults of Meat Book Summary : Vegetarianism is a hotly debated topic within Buddhist circles. This book provides a valuable new contribution to the discussion with translations of thirteen Tibetan texts focused on the ethical problems associated with eating meat, coming from a wide variety of perspectives and lineages. Should all Buddhists be vegetarian? Vegetarianism is an important topic of debate in Buddhist circles—some argue that Buddhists should avoid meat entirely while others suggest that it is acceptable. For the most part, however, this ethical query has been conducted in the West without consulting traditional literature on the subject. The Faults of Meat brings together for the first time a collection of rich and intricate explorations of authoritative Tibetan views on eating meat. These fourteen nuanced texts, ranging from scholastic treatises to poetic verse, reveal vegetarianism as a significant, ongoing issue of debate for Tibetans across time and traditions, with a wide variety of voices marshaled against meat, and a few in favor. Authors include many important Tibetan teachers: Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361) Khedrup Jé (1385–1438) The eighth Karmapa, Mikyö Dorjé (1507–1554) Shabkar Tsokdrük Rangdröl (1781–1851) Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö (1961– ) and many more. These Buddhist teachers recognize both the ethical problems that surround meat eating and the practical challenges of maintaining a vegetarian diet; their skilled arguments are illuminated further by the translators’ introductions to each work. The perspectives in The Faults of Meat are strikingly relevant to our discussions of vegetarianism today; they introduce us to new approaches and solutions to a contentious issue for Buddhists.