Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Books, audiotapes, and sessions approximately yoga are this day as conventional as they're frequent, yet we within the West have only in the near past develop into engaged within the meditative doctrines of the East - purely within the final 70 or eighty years, actually. within the early a part of the twentieth century, it was once the pioneering efforts of willing students like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the overdue editor of this quantity, that brought on our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines - a better half to the preferred Tibetan booklet of the useless, that's additionally released by means of Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz version - is a set of 7 actual Tibetan yoga texts that first seemed in English in 1935. In those pages, amid priceless images and reproductions of yoga work and manuscripts, readers will come upon the various critical meditations utilized by Hindu and Tibetan specialists and philosophers during the a long time within the attainment of correct wisdom and Enlightenment. particular commentaries precede every one translated textual content, and a accomplished creation contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with eu notions of faith, philosophy, and technological know-how. Evans-Wentz has additionally incorporated 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 might curiosity any pupil of anthropology, psychology, comparative faith, or utilized Mahayana Yoga. those seven targeted yet in detail similar texts will supply any reader an entire and whole view of the non secular teachings that also tell the existence 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 by means of Donald S. Lopez, writer of the hot Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.

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Attaining the Way: A Guide to the Practice of Chan Buddhism by Sheng Yen

By Sheng Yen

This is often an inspiring advisor to the perform of Chan (Chinese Zen) within the phrases of 4 nice masters of that culture. It contains teachings from modern masters Xuyun and Sheng Yen, and from Jiexian and Boshan of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). although the texts have been written over a interval of hundreds of thousands of years, they're all remarkably lucid and are ideal for newcomers in addition to extra complex practitioners this present day. the entire details of religious perform are coated: philosophical foundations, equipment, methods to difficulties and obstacles—all geared toward supporting the coed reach how to enlightenment.

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Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness by Nyanaponika Thera

By Nyanaponika Thera

The Abhidhamma, the 3rd nice department of early Buddhist educating, expounds a innovative procedure of philosophical psychology rooted within the dual Buddhist insights of selflessness and based origination. based on the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, the program organizes the total spectrum of human recognition round the poles of Buddhist doctrine - bondage and liberation, Samsara and Nirvana - the place to begin and the ultimate objective. It thereby maps out, with amazing rigour and precision, the interior panorama of the brain to be crossed during the useful paintings of Buddhist meditation.

In this booklet of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, one in all our age's most appropriate exponents of Theravada Buddhism, makes an attempt to penetrate underneath the bold face of the Abhidhamma and to make its rules intelligible to the considerate reader of this day. His aspect of concentration is the attention bankruptcy of the Dhammasangani, the 1st treatise of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Basing his interpretation at the particular record of psychological components that the Abhidhamma makes use of as a advisor to mental research, he launches into daring explorations within the a number of dimensions of conditionality, the character of recognition, the temporality of expertise, and the mental springs of religious transformation. leading edge and wealthy in insights, this publication doesn't purely open up new avenues within the educational examine of early Buddhism. by way of treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of concept for philosophical and mental inquiry, it demonstrates the continued relevance of Buddhist inspiration to our such a lot astute modern efforts to appreciate the elusive but so intimate nature of the brain.

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The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 5: Emptiness by Geshe Tashi Tsering

By Geshe Tashi Tsering

In vacancy, the 5th quantity within the starting place of Buddhist concept sequence, Geshe Tashi Tsering presents readers with a really welcoming presentation of the relevant philosophical educating of Mahayana Buddhism. vacancy doesn't mean a nihilistic worldview, yet really the concept that an everlasting entity doesn't exist in any unmarried phenomenon or being. every little thing exists interdependently inside of an immeasurable volume of explanations and stipulations. An knowing of vacancy permits us to work out the area as a realm of limitless threat, rather than a static approach. similar to a desk comprises wood components, and the wooden is from a tree, and the tree is determined by air, water, and soil, so is the area jam-packed with a wondrous interdependence that extends to our personal brain and understanding. In lucid, available language, Geshe Tashi Tsering publications the reader to a real realizing of this endless hazard.

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Sitting with Koans: Essential Writings on Zen Koan

Contributor note: ahead through Tom Kirchner

The Zen culture has simply major meditative practices: shikantaza, or "just sitting"; and introspection guided by way of the robust Zen educating tales known as koans.

Following within the culture of The artwork of simply Sitting (endorsed as a "A e-book we have now wanted for an extended, lengthy time"), this new anthology from John Daido Loori illuminates the delicate perform of koan research from many alternative issues of view.

Includes writings by:
Robert Aitken William Bodiford Robert Buswell Roko Sherry Chayat Francis Dojun cook dinner Eihei Dogen Heinrich Dumoulin Hakuin Ekaku Victor Sogen Hori Keizan Jokin Philip Kapleau Chung-fen Ming-Pen Taizan Maezumi Dennis Genpo Merzel Soen Nakagawa Ruth Fuller Sasaki Sokei-an Sasaki Nyogen Senzaki Zenkei Shibayama Eido Shimano Philip Yampolsky Hakuun Yasutani Wayne Yokoyama Katsushiro Yoshizawa

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First Thought, Best Thought: 108 poems by Allen Ginsberg, Chögyam Trungpa

By Allen Ginsberg, Chögyam Trungpa

Here's a exact contribution to the sector of poetry: a brand new choice of works via America's finest Buddhist meditation grasp, Chögyam Trungpa. those poems and songs—most of which have been written because his arrival within the usa in 1970—combine a historical past in classical Tibetan poetry with Trungpa's intuitive perception into the spirit of the US, a spirit that's powerfully evoked in his use of colloquial metaphor and modern imagery. lots of the poems have been initially written in English—clearly the results of the author's personal perceptions of latest types and media provided to him through a unique tradition. every one poem has its personal perception and tool, which come from a skillful mix of conventional Asian subtlety and precision mixed with a completely sleek vernacular. numerous of the author's calligraphies accompany the gathering.

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The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation by Chögyam Trungpa

By Chögyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa’s in-depth exploration of the 4 Noble Truths—the foundational Buddhist instructing in regards to the starting place of anguish and its cessation—emphasizes their profound relevance not only as an concept once we set out at the direction, yet at any other second of our lives in addition, exhibiting how we will subscribe to view (intellectual figuring out) of the instructing with useful program with the intention to interrupt discomfort ahead of it arises.

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Le bouddhisme et la médecine traditionnelle de l'Inde by Sylvain Mazars

By Sylvain Mazars

Les spécialistes du bouddhisme et les historiens de l. a. médecine indienne n'ont pas manqué de relever les étroites kin entre le bouddhisme et los angeles médecine. l. a. query des affects réciproques du bouddhisme et de l. a. médecine n’a pas fait l'objet d’étude spécifique. Afin d’éclaircir los angeles query, cet ouvrage se suggest de retourner dans l’Inde ancienne, aux assets du bouddhisme. Il s’agit de comparer les corpus religieux du bouddhisme des origines avec les traités relatifs à l'Ayurveda, l. a. médecine pratiquée en Inde à cette époque.

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