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Anmelderrost bog, der som den første beskriver og analyserer buddhismen i Danmark fra de første "lænestolsbuddhister" til de nuværende praktiserende buddhister.Buddhismeeksperten Jørn Borup giver en systematisk og velskrevet præsentation af forskellige typer af buddhisme og buddhister, som han sætter i et nutidigt dansk perspektiv.Her finder læseren en gennemgang af de forskellige buddhistiske gruppers historie, organisation og praksis, hvoraf den sidste er inddelt efter de buddhistiske "hjul", theravada, mahayana og vajrayana.
Nøglen til at leve lykkeligtI tusindvis af år har buddhistiske munke vidst, at vi kan opnå balance, ro og livsglæde gennem meditation. Den nyeste hjerneforskning – foretaget på buddhistiske munke – har nu ført videnskabeligt bevis for, at meditation ændrer hjernens strukturer og neuroner, så vi bliver mere lykkelige.En af testpersonerne i denne banebrydende hjerneforskning er Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, som uddyber sin forståelse af lykken i Glæden ved at være til. Han ved af egen erfaring, at meditation kan forandre hjernen. Som barn led han i flere år af svære panikanfald, som han overvandt gennem intensiv meditation.Glæden ved at være til er fyldt med helt enkle meditionsøvelser. Bogen introducerer en lethed i forhold til det at meditere, og med venlighed, humor og varme giver Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche nye synsvinkler på meditation som en daglig praksis for det moderne menneske: Tag et lille skridt ad gangen, vær venlig mod dig selv og mediter kortvarigt flere gange om dagen.Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche er den 7. inkarnation af Yongle Mingyur Dorje, en legendarisk meditationsmester og lærer, hvis meditationslinje har haft en enorm indflydelse på den buddhistiske kanon. Yongey Rinpoche underviser over hele verden – også i Danmark."GLÆDEN VED AT VÆRE TIL er en herlig bog; den er let tilgængelig, giver en god introduktion til buddhismen og er fyldt med enkle øvelser, som gør det let at komme i gang med at meditere." – Psykologi
FORELSKET I VERDEN er den verdenskendte tibetanske meditationslærer og munk Yongey Mingyur Rinpoches gribende personlige beretning. Han forlod alt – sit hjem, alle han kendte, forsikring om mad i maven hver dag og en beskyttet, privilegeret tilværelse som overhoved for tre klostre – og begav sig ud på en pilgrimsrejse for i praksis at afprøve alt det, han havde lært. Han ønskede at finde ud af, hvem han virkelig var, uden titler og roller. En nat sneg han sig ud, uden nogen opdagede det og levede de næste fire år som omvandrende munk i Indien, en til tider yderst barsk tilværelse som tigger på gaden, hvor han fik rig mulighed for at teste holdbarheden af sin spirituelle træning. Det er en fantastisk spændende historie, og hele beretningen igennem viser han os, hvordan vi kan forvandle vores frygt for døden og møde livet med glæde.
The first volume in a multi-volume collection presenting the Dalai Lama's comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path.His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. This series collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron. The Buddha wanted his students to investigate, to see for themselves whether what he said were true. As a student of the Buddha, the Dalai Lama promotes the same spirit of investigation, and as the rich tradition of the Buddha makes its way into new lands and cultures, His Holiness has recognized that new approaches are needed to allow seekers in the West to experience the relevance of the liberating message in their own lives. Such an approach cannot assume listeners are free from doubt and already have faith in Buddhism's basic tenets. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, therefore, starts from the universal human wish for happiness and presents the dynamic nature of the mind. This first volume also provides a wealth of reflections on Buddhist history and fundamentals, contemporary issues, and the Dalai Lama's own personal experiences. It stands alone as an introduction to Buddhism, but it also provides a foundation for the systematic illumination of the path in the volumes to come. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion collects the Dalai Lama's decades of presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment. It has been compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron.
Pema Chödröns bog At leve smukt handler om, hvordan vi kan manøvrere i tilværelsen, når jorden ryster under os. Pema Chödrön redegør for, hvordan det er muligt at leve smukt med glæde og omsorg for andre, selv når vi står over for uvished og forandring. Hemmeligheden er, at jorden grundlæggende altid ryster under os. Ved at organisere bogen omkring den buddhistiske praksis – kaldet de tre løfter – udpeger forfatteren vejen til en dyb sundhed, vi kan hvile i, uanset hvad der sker i vores tilværelse af opbrud og tab.De tre løfter er: 1) ikke at volde andre eller sig selv ondt gennem tanke eller handling, 2) at holde vores hjerte og sind åbent over for andre levende væsner, 3) at udvikle en anskuelse, der gør det muligt for os at opfatte alt, hvad der sker i vores tilværelse som udtryk for en klarheds energi, der er befordrende for vores videre færd mod overblik, indsigt og medfølelse.
';A masterpiece.' Jon Kabat-ZinnSince Mindfulness in Plain English was first published in 1994, it has become one of the bestselling and most influential books in the field of mindfulness. It's easy to see why. Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. The book showcases Bhante's trademark clarity and wit, as he explores the tool of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving kindness, an especially important topic in today's world. For anyone who is new to meditation, this is a great resource for learning how to live a more productive and peaceful life.
Thich Nhat Hanh er zenbuddhist. Hans livssyn er lyst, og han inddrager børnene som det centrale i livet. Hans budskab er enkelt: Fred er noget, vi vælger i nuet. Første del omhandler vores hverdagsvaner letheden præger den serie af zenøvelser, der tager udgangspunkt i vores daglige gøremål og omgivelser, som f.eks. telefoner, opvask, almen opmærksomhed m.m. Anden del beskæftiger sig med forholdet til følelser og krop, kærlighed og livskvalitet. Tredje del sammenkæder den indre fred med verdensfreden. Dalai Lama har skrevet forordet. Thich Nhat Hanh er vietnamesisk buddhistmunk og lever i Frankrig. Her har han oprettet et center, som besøges af mennesker fra hele verden, der ønsker at arbejde med sig selv og styrke freden i verden. Fred er vejen indeholder highlights fra en række af hans bøger. »En dejlig lille bog, der lærer os at leve og nyde nuet.« - Søndag »Veloplagt. Koncentreret. Tankevækkende. Et værdifuldt overblik.« - JydskeVestkysten ». en lys, varm, kærlig, og menneskelig opfattelse af tilværelsen.« - Jyllands-Posten
Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), en japansk ronin, en omvandrende kriger på samuraiernes tid, legendarisk kendt for sin uovervindelighed og for ”De fem ringes bog" om uovervindelighedens grundlag: Frigørelsen fra anspændelse, at blive ét med den totale opmærksomhed, der er tomhed, der føder fri bevægelse. Musashis skærpede liv-død-bevidsthed bliver en indsigt i, at livets værdi opstår af dødens mulighed. En bog om strategi og rytme på alle livets områder. Den er forblevet inspirationskilde for vidt forskellige mennesker. På dansk ved, med kommentarer og efterskrift af Hugo Hørlych Karlsen.
2012 er Burmas (Myanmar) år. Der er næppe blevet skrevet og sagt mere om det hidtil glemte land end i øjeblikket. “ASHINS FORÅR – fortællinger fra Burma” tager læserne med på en rejse gennem et smukt, men forpint land, der er under forandring. Guiden er den buddhistiske munk Ashin. Ashin er munk i et af verdens mest brutale militærregimer. I september 2007 går han og tusindvis af andre munke på gaden i Burma, hvor de viser deres utilfredshed med styrets undertrykkelse af befolkningen. Håbet sitrer i luften, men munkenes forsøg på revolution slår fejl. Militæret sætter hårdt ind over for munkene og fængsler, tæver og dræber dem for at få dem til at tie. Ashin kan kun bede til, at hans land nogensinde bliver et bedre sted at leve. I over to år har Christina Lund Sørensen fulgt den buddhistiske munk, Ashin, og sammen tager de på en rejse gennem Burma. Der udvikler sig et varmt venskab mellem journalisten og munken undervejs, mens de sammen forsøger at finde ud af, hvad det vil sige at være menneske i et af verdens mindst frie lande. ASHINS FORÅR er en dokumentarisk fortælling om en helt særlig munk, hans drøm om frihed, om kærlighed til en engelsk fodboldklub, om Aung San Suu Kyi og om at være munk i et land, der i årtier har været isoleret fra resten af verden, men som i disse år er under voldsom forandring. Dette er Burma. Om forfatteren :Christina Lund Sørensen (f. 1980) er journalist og har i en årrække beskæftiget sig med demokrati og menneskerettigheder i Sydøstasien og har boet i regionen. Som freelance korrespondent har hun dækket politik og konflikter for Danmarks Radio, Kristeligt Dagblad og Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. Hun har interviewet personer som Aung San Suu Kyi og Abu Bakar Bashir. Christina Lund Sørensen blev i 2009 nomineret til Nairobiprisen for at sætte fokus på forholdene i Sydøstasien.
Too often Buddhism has been subjected to the Procrustean box of western thought, whereby it is stretched to fit fixed categories or had essential aspects lopped off to accommodate vastly different cultural norms and aims. After several generations of scholarly discussion in English-speaking communities, it is time to move to the next hermeneutical stage. Buddhist philosophy must be liberated from the confines of a quasi-religious stereotype and judged on its own merits. Hence this work will approach Chinese Buddhism as a philosophical tradition in its own right, not as an historical after-thought nor as an occasion for comparative discussions that assume the west alone sets the standards for or is the origin of philosophy and its methodologies. Viewed within their own context, Chinese Buddhist philosophers have much to contribute to a wide range of philosophical concerns, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion, even though Western divisions of philosophy may not exhaust the rich contents of Chinese Buddhist philosophy. .
Kartik, tanarul calugar, stie ca trebuiesa aleaga intre viata de la manastire si iubirea lui pentru Moyana. Stie bine ca inca nu reuseste sa scape de dorintele tineretii sale si de dragostea fata de ea. O revolta impotriva traditiilor sfinte ale calugarilor din Pangchi il poate pune sub blestemul maestrilor insa isi doreste libertatea mai mult decat orice altceva si intr-o zi fuge de la manastire pentru a o gasi pe fata pe care o iubea.Aceasta nuvela fascinanta a lui Maxin James este povestea calatoriei lui Kartik, tanarul calugar care-si urmeaza chemarea, se lupta cu indoielile sale si in final se abandoneaza destinului, regasindu-si propria fiinta.
This book examines the psychological dimensions of emotions and humour in Buddhism. While there is a wealth of material concerning human emotions related to humour and the mindful management of negative emotions, very little has been written on the theory of Buddhist humour. Uniting both Buddhist and Western philosophy, the author draws upon the theory of 'incongruity humour', espoused by figures such as Kierkegaard, Kant and Hegel and absorbed into the interpretation of humour by the Buddhist monk and former Western philosopher, Nanavira Thero. The author makes extensive use of rich primary sources such as the parables used by Ajahn Brahm while interweaving Western theories and philosophies to illuminate this original study of humour and emotion. This pioneering work will be of interest and value to students and scholars of humour, Buddhist traditions and existentialism more widely.
This book establishes how Buddhism in the Insight Meditation tradition supports "e;remarkable relational resilience"e; for women who are of African descent and same-sex loving, yet living in a society that often invalidates women, African-Americans, LGBTQ people, and non-Christians. Pamela Ayo Yetunde explores the psycho-sexual experiences of African-American Buddhist lesbians, and shows that their abilities to be in healthy relationships are made possible through their Buddhist practices and communities, even in the face of invisibilizing forces related to racial, gender, sexuality, and religious discrimination and oppression.
Et si les preceptes du bouddhisme vous aidait a mieux gerer vos employes et votre entreprise ?Parce que les preceptes bouddhistes correspondent bien aux aspirations de l'homme actuel et que les societes ne peuvent plus etre seulement materialistes, cette MasterClass propose d'en decliner les fondamentaux dans la gestion des personnes et des entreprises. Ainsi, les themes majeurs du bouddhisme que sont la simplicite, le respect de l'environnement ou la non-violence peuvent et doivent etre davantage mis en valeur par l'entreprise. Plus encore, le bouddhisme amenant les individus a se liberer du materiel et a prendre conscience de l'impermanence des choses, ce livre nous enseigne pourquoi et comment il est possible de reellement changer notre facon d'agir en tant que salarie, manager et citoyen.Suivez les conseils de ce guide de management peu ordinaire qui incite a changer sa facon d'apprehender ses actions en s'inspirant du bouddhisme !EXTRAITLa joie n'est pas une obligation a la charge de l'entreprise. Bien sur, c'est formidable lorsqu'elle existe, mais elle ne figure dans aucun des business plans strategiques que j'ai eus sous les yeux. Quant a la satisfaction dans le travail, telle que les employes la definissent, elle est beaucoup trop rare et insaisissable.Non que les chefs d'entreprise bien intentionnes et les employes preferent vivre dans l'insatisfaction, mais il est indeniable qu'une fois emis le souhait que tout le monde, nous compris, puisse trouver plaisir et epanouissement dans son travail, nous sommes assez vite confrontes a la realite : notre metier consiste a faire des profits, pas a faire plaisir aux salaries. Si cette conclusion est inevitable, c'est faute d'avoir pris conscience qu'il existait d'autres options ou d'autres facons de raisonner. La plupart des gens ne voit pas plus loin que le modele economique qui est le notre - le capitalisme, la libre entreprise - et ne se pose pas la question de savoir si ce systeme est veritablement acceptable et immuable.Pour diverses raisons personnelles et professionnelles, je suis parvenu a une conclusion tres differente. Un an apres la mort de ma fille, un ami m'a suggere de lire un livre intitule Le cA ur des enseignements du Bouddha, du Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, un moine vietnamien. Ainsi a commence pour moi un voyage qui continue encore, a la decouverte d'un homme appele Siddharta Gautama que nous connaissons sous le nom de Bouddha.CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUELloyd Field est specialiste des relations entre bouddhisme et entreprises [...] Sa demarche est cautionnee par le Dalai Lama qui a ecrit l'avant-propos de ce livre. - Le Dauphine - EntreprisesFinalement, le lecteur curieux constatera que le management bouddhiste s'adapte a l'entreprise avec beaucoup de souplesse. - Jean-Claude Hazera, Les EchosDe quoi rassurer le boss : le bouddhisme n'est pas oppose a la creation de richesse. Mais il faudrait plutot regarder du cote des placements ethiques. - TeleramaA PROPOS DE L'AUTEURApres une brillante carriere de responsable des ressources humaines, Lloyd Field a developpe une activite de consultant. Conseiller de certaines des plus grandes entreprises mondiales, ses conferences et ses seminaires de formation ont d'ores et deja touche plus de 20 000 personnes a travers le monde. Il se consacre aujourd'hui a aider les dirigeants d'entreprise a resoudre leurs problemes professionnels en mettant en A uvre des strategies influencees par le bouddhisme. Sa demarche a recu l'appui de sa Saintete le Dalai Lama qui a signe l'avant-propos de ce livre.
The captivating autobiography of the first Western nun ordained in Thich Nhat Hanh's Vietnamese Zen lineage.In 1988, Sister Annabel Laity became the first Western person to be ordained as a monastic disciple in Thich Nhat Hanh's Vietnamese Zen lineage. She was given the Dharma name Chan Duc, which means True Virtue. Thirty years later, Sister Annabel is a much-loved senior Dharma teacher in the Plum Village community. She teaches and leads retreats worldwide, and is widely recognized as an accomplished and insightful Buddhist scholar. In this autobiography, Sister True Virtue shares the trials and joys of her lifelong search for spiritual community. First inspired by the kind Catholic nuns who ran her primary school, she encounters Buddhism while studying ancient languages at university in England. A few years later, when teaching classics in Greece, she meets a Tibetan Buddhist nun, an encounter that changes the course of her life and eventually leads her to her teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, and to her spiritual home in Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh's practice center in France. True Virtue is a timeless testament to the importance of spiritual exploration, and offers a unique perspective on Thich Nhat Hanh's monastic community.
Quotes from the Buddha are everywhere: on Facebook, Instagram, coffee mugs, posters. There's only one problem: the Buddha didn't actually say most of them. This humorous and informative book takes these fake Buddha quotes as a launching point for a discussion on what the Buddha really did say, and is a great entry point for those interested in learning more about Buddhism--what it is, and what it isn't.Bodhipaksa, a well-known Buddhist teacher and the founder of fakebuddhaquotes.com, takes a look at some of the quotes that are erroneously attributed to the Buddha, explains the ways in which these disagree (or sometimes agree) with Buddhist teachings, and offers some genuine examples of the Buddha's words.The perfect gift for the Buddhist in your life and an essential addition to any Buddhist library, I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha! is at once humorous and scholarly, and a timely antidote to the "e;fake news"e; that can surround some of the Buddha's teachings.
When the world is burning with anger, divisiveness, and fear, this book of inspiring quotes selected by the editors of Parallax Press is a still, small voice in the storm that will bring peace of mind to the reader. With delicate illustrations by artist Maude White, this book speaks to the vulnerability and courage of holding space for the loving, connected, and more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.This book is gift, solace, and inspiration for idealists, progressives, and anyone fighting the good fight. In the long tradition of spiritual activists from Martin Luther King Jr and Thich Nhat Hanh to new and less known voices, this book of 100 quotes draws from a range of contemplative traditions and offers wisdom and nourishment for anyone engaged in working for a more compassionate world. Quotes include those by Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Joanna Macy, Sulak Sivaraksa, and others, on themes of awareness, idealism, kindness, self-compassion, truth-telling, transformation, resilience, and love.
Many visitors attending public talks and teachings of the Dalai Lama have been shocked to encounter nearby crowds of angry protesters, people dressed in Tibetan Buddhist monastic robes, proclaiming the Dalai Lama to be a "e;liar,"e; "e;hypocrite,"e; "e;dictator,"e; etc., and accusing him of robbing them of their religious freedom.Dolgyal Shugden: A History reveals with clear evidence, how these protests have been organized by a Tibetan monk, Kelsang Gyatso, and have been coordinated and populated by his followers, members of his "e;New Kadampa Tradition."e; It also provides in depth research to show how, though the demonstrations purport to object to the Dalai Lama's repudiation of their worship of the Dolgyal Shugden, considered by most Tibetans to be a mundane, somewhat demonic spirit, their main aim is simply to attack the Dalai Lama by damaging his reputation, in parallel with the present Chinese government's worldwide attempts to do the same.This book seeks to clarify the ignorance and misconceptions surrounding the Dolgyal Shugden spirit cult and its relationship with the Dalai Lamas of Tibet, and goes on to further analyze the record and development of the schismatic New Kadampa Tradition, unveiling the cultic structures and dogmas, the financial mechanisms, the international affiliations, and the driving motivations of its leadership that keep it running and expanding its missionary activities.
';The path from birth to death is a journey without a road map. Destinations, geography, and weather conditions are all hidden from us. There are no signposts save those we have erected in our own minds, no tourist brochures save those we have our-selves manufactured with the tools of imagination. This is not a story I have ever dreamed of telling.';It begins, like Dante's Divine Comedy, though far less poetically, in the middle of the road of life more precisely, the Sacramento Freeway, an endless-seeming expressway that arrows its way through the parched hills of Western California. ';It is a Friday morning in San Francisco, the morning after one of the most thrilling experiences of my career a reception to launch my opera Madana in the United States. ';The next few weeks are sure to be full of exciting things. I have just made contact with a new publisher who is enthusiastic about a possible new novel. The British producer of a film based on my novel Jasmine Nights has just attached a brilliant director to the project. There is talk of new operas, new horizons. ';But an hour after I wake up that morning on the drive home to Los Angeles something very strange happens. I decide to become a Buddhist monk. Less than twenty-four hours later, I am on a plane to Thailand.'So begins the astonishing journey of S.P. Somtow, through philosophy and religion, culture and comedy, lurching towards enlightenment.Novelist, composer and conductor Somtow Sucharitkul (who writes books under the name S.P. Somtow) had an extraordinary epiphany while driving downthe California coast. At almost 50 years of age, having spent very little time in his native Thailand, he was seized by an overwhelming desire to enter a Buddhist monastery. This is the story of that journey, full of surprises, culture shock, discoveries, humor and spirituality. Visions, dreams, comedy, philosophy, wisdom and superstition mingle in an unforgettable fusion.
While in grad school in the early 1990s, Chris Niebauer began to notice striking parallels between the latest discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, and the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, and other schools of Eastern thought. When he presented his findings to a professor, his ideas were quickly dismissed as "e;pure coincidence, nothing more."e; Fast-forward 20 years later and Niebauer is a PhD and a tenured professor, and the Buddhist-neuroscience connection he found as a student is practically its own genre in the bookstore. But according to Niebauer, we are just beginning to understand the link between Eastern philosophy and the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience and what these assimilated ideas mean for the human experience. In this groundbreaking book, Niebauer writes that the latest research in neuropsychology is now confirming a fundamental tenet of Buddhism, what is called Anatta, or the doctrine of "e;no self."e; Niebauer writes that our sense of self, or what we commonly refer to as the ego, is an illusion created entirely by the left side of the brain. Niebauer is quick to point out that this doesn't mean that the self doesn't exist but rather that it does so in the same way that a mirage in the middle of the desert exists, as a thought rather than a thing. His conclusions have significant ramifications for much of modern psychological modalities, which he says are spending much of their time trying to fix something that isn't there. What makes this book unique is that Niebauer offers a series of exercises to allow the reader to experience this truth for him- or herself, as well as additional tools and practices to use after reading the book, all of which are designed to change the way we experience the world-a way that is based on being rather than thinking.
In his classic work on the subject, perennialist author Frithjof Schuon explores the vast and varied landscape that is Buddhism. Every reader interested in Buddhism from whatever angle will here find much that speaks to his or her condition. Schuon presents Buddhism not as an historical artifact of the past but as a living spiritual force. In describing the essentials of Buddhism, he frequently makes use of comparisons with other traditions, including Western religious thought. The rich and diverse world of Buddhist art-from its statuary to the tea ceremony-is a subject treated with particular importance. A valuable section on Shinto, the indigenous Japanese tradition of the "e;way of the gods"e;, concludes the book. This revised edition, containing over 75 pages of new material, features a fully revised translation from the French original as well as previously unpublished selections from Schuon's letters and other private writings. Also included is an editor's preface, editor's notes, a glossary of foreign terms and phrases, an index, and biographical notes.
Following the devastating Mongol conquest of Baghdad in 1258, the domination of the Abbasids declined leading to successor polities, chiefly among them the Ilkhanate in Greater Iran, Iraq and the Caucasus. Iranian cultural identities were reinstated within the lands that make up today's Iran, including the area of greater Khorasan. The Persian language gained unprecedented currency over Arabic and new buildings and manuscripts were produced for princely patrons with aspirations to don the Iranian crown of kingship. This new volume in The Idea of Iran series follows the complexities surrounding the cultural reinvention of Iran after the Mongol invasions, but the book is unique capturing not only the effects of Mongol rule but also the period following the collapse of Mongol-based Ilkhanid rule. By the mid-1330s the Ilkhanate in Iran was succeeded by alternative models of authority and local Iranian dynasties. This led to the proliferation of diverse and competing cultural, religious and political practices but so far scholarship has neglected to produce an analysis of this multifaceted history in any depth. Iran After the Mongols offers new and cutting-edge perspectives on what happened. Analysing the fourteenth century in its own right, Sussan Babaie and her fellow contributors capture the cultural complexity of an era that produced some of the most luminous masterpieces in Persian literature and the most significant new building work in Tabriz, Yazd, Herat and Shiraz. Featuring contributions by leading scholars, this is a wide-ranging treatment of an under-researched period and the volume will be essential reading for scholars of Iranian Studies and Middle Eastern History.
Only the worthy merit abuse.The higher you go, the lower you reach.Atheists and theists are bedfellows, for they both presume to know.An aphorism is a brief expression of a truth or sentiment, and while volumes have been written on life and death, love and loss, pain and pleasure, and right and wrong, sometimes it is a simple aphorism that can best capture the truth and express a point of view, enriching the old and bringing something of the new.In Aphorisms: Brief Bursts of Truth, author Donald Patrick Redheffer takes his love of philosophy and poetry and probes the human condition in pursuit of truth wherever it lies. With over four thousand succinct, concise bursts of truthcategorized by topic from absolutes, adversity, anticipation, and authority to walking, weather, why, and wisdomeach aphorism provides a truth that is brief and to the point, never allowing belief or desire to change the focus.Explore within these simple marriages of thought and language a provocative, sometimes profound, and always incomplete reflection of truthfor fiction surrounds truth, whereas aphorisms capture its essence.My writings come from a placeEnriched by heart and mind,Where one stares into empty spaceFor hours at a time,Pursuing the sublime.
As spiritual paths, Zen and Christianity can learn from one another. In this book, Anglican priest and Zen teacher Christopher Collingwood sets out how Zen can return Christians to their roots with renewed energy, and allow others to consider Christianity in a new and more favourable light. For the many Christians searching for a greater depth of spirituality, Zen offers a way to achieve openness. Drawing on Zen experience and the teachings of Jesus as depicted in the gospels, Zen Wisdom for Christians enables Christians to explore avenues of thought and experience that are fresh and creative. Using examples of Zen koans and Zen readings of Christian texts, the author provides a radical reorientation of life - away from one based on self-centredness and the notion of a separate, isolated self, to a way that is inclusive and at one with all.Zen Wisdom for Christians proves that the practice of Zen can lead Christians towards deeper spirituality and enhance religious experience through mutual appreciation, in a way that is truly eye-opening and life-changing.
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This collection of philosophical essays by a student of Zen Buddhism synthesizes aspects of Western culture and science with the author's insights from his Zen practice, revealing understandings into both. The book discusses a wide and provocative range of topics including Zen and The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Zen and artificial intelligence; Zen and the Postmodern condition; Zen and Christian afterlife; Zen and the problematic questions of free will and morality; and Zen and the nature of consciousness, among others. This book is a stimulating and off-beat philosophical tour that will challenge how the reader looks at things.
“Ruth Ozeki, a Zen Buddhist priest, sets herself the task of staring at her face in a mirror for three full, uninterrupted hours; her ruminations ripple out from personal and familial memories to wise and honest meditations on families and aging, race and the body.” —Minneapolis Star TribuneWhat did your face look like before your parents were born? In The Face: A Time Code, bestselling author and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki recounts, in moment-to-moment detail, a profound encounter with memory and the mirror. According to ancient Zen tradition, “your face before your parents were born” is your true face. Who are you? What is your true self? What is your identity before or beyond the dualistic distinctions, like father/mother and good/evil, that define us? With these questions in mind, Ozeki challenges herself to spend three hours gazing into her own reflection, recording her thoughts, and noticing every possible detail. Those solitary hours open up a lifetime's worth of meditations on race, aging, family, death, the body, self doubt, and, finally, acceptance. In this lyrical short memoir, Ozeki calls on her experience of growing up in the wake of World War II as a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian American; of having a public face as an author; of studying the intricate art of the Japanese Noh mask; of being ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest; and of her own and her parents’ aging, to paint a rich and utterly unique portrait of a life as told through a face. Alternately philosophical, funny, personal, political, and poetic, the short memoirs in The Face series offer unique perspectives from some of our favorite writers. Find out more at www.restlessbooks.com/the-face.
Children of the Revolution is a book of converging worlds. In it you discover the very human weave of courage, perseverance and vision, woven with a delightful touch of humour and surprise.It also has the beguiling pattern of a journey unfolding. And as it unfolds, you learn. And you are inspired.Children of the Revolution, by Feroze Dada, is a story which begins with a chance meeting at a family gathering in Burma (Myanmar) with a freedom fighter from the PaO region in the northeast of the country, and which then takes you on to a monastery on the shores of beautiful Inle Lake in Shan State. There, at the Buddhist monastery of Phaya Taung, the head monk Phongyi is passionately caring for and teaching more than 600 orphaned and refugee children of the revolutionary wars. You discover that both the freedom fighter and the Buddhist monk are in their different ways forces of nature, or men of action, and while you learn about their lives, you also find the human goodness that shines in the darkness of war, and you witness the path of the dhamma in the world. You cannot fail to be encouraged by Phongyis example to `go beyond ones imagination because there is no limit.But at the same time, another story is unfolding, and that is the journey of self-discovery of Feroze Dada, who moves with his Burmese wife MuMu between his metropolitan western life and Taunggyi in the northeast of Burma, where her family live, and in doing so finds a new reality and purpose.Feroze is a man of action too, as you will discover. And he has written an inspirational story which is all the more powerful when you consider that his reasons for making the journey are literally a world away from what transpired. There are no accidents, the law of karma tells us, but were not the sole cause of our experiences either.
The very idea that the teachings can be mastered will arouse controversy within Buddhist circles. Even so, Ingram insists that enlightenment is an attainable goal, once our fanciful notions of it are stripped away, and we have learned to use meditation as a method for examining reality rather than an opportunity to wallow in self-absorbed mind-noise. Ingram sets out concisely the difference between concentration-based and insight (vipassana) meditation; he provides example practices; and most importantly he presents detailed maps of the states of mind we are likely to encounter, and the stages we must negotiate as we move through clearly-defined cycles of insight. Its easy to feel overawed, at first, by Ingram's assurance and ease in the higher levels of consciousness, but consistently he writes as a down-to-earth and compassionate guide, and to the practitioner willing to commit themselves this is a glittering gift of a book.In this new edition of the bestselling book, the author rearranges, revises and expands upon the original material, as well as adding new sections that bring further clarity to his ideas.