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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.
International bestseller med flere end 3 millioner solgte eksemplarer alene i Sydkorea”De ting du først kan se, når du sætter farten ned” er en smukt fortalt bog til alle, der føler, at verden omkring dem går lidt for hurtigt.Forfatteren Haemin Sunim er zenbuddhistisk munk, og hans enkle og milde råd, der henvender sig til alle uanset religion, nationalitet eller alder, har gjort bogen til en nyklassiker inden for genren.I bogen giver han råd om alt fra kærlighed, stress, tilgivelse, konflikter på arbejdet og blandt venner og gør os opmærksomme på den glæde og styrke, det bringer os, når vi sætter farten ned.”Genialt enkle råd fra en zenbuddhistisk munk der vil give dit humør, din karriere og dine personlige relationer et boost.” – Daily Mail”Alle der gerne vil trives bedre i deres liv burde have den liggende på deres natbord.” – Arianna Huffington
Counsels from My Heart is one of the few volumes of teachings by Dudjom Rinpoche, a legendary meditation master of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, to become available in English. It features talks to students presented in Dudjom Rinpoche's characteristically incisive and direct style, bringing the timeless heart-counsels of this great teacher vividly to life.
A core text of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, presented in English for the first time, with commentary by Jamgn Mipham, one of the Nyingma tradition's most lucid and brilliant minds.A concise commentary by the eighth-century Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava on a chapter from the Guhyagarbha Tantra, which gives an overview of the different Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical views, including the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), with an explicative commentary by the nineteenth-century scholar Jamgn Mipham (1846-1912). Padmasambhava's text is a core text of the Nyingma tradition because it provides the basis for the system of nine vehicles (three sutra vehicles and six tantra vehicles) that subsequently became the accepted way of classifying the different Buddhist paths in the Nyingma tradition. Mipham's commentary is the one most commonly used to explain Padmasambhava's teaching. Mipham is well known for his prolific, lucid, and original writings on many subjects, including science, medicine, and philosophy, in addition to Tibetan Buddhist practice and theory.
From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chdrn offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcomeincludes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.
What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, Dilgo Khyentse.In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolveto consider others' needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creaturescarries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of ';I' and ';mine,' culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other.This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries. Dilgo Khyentse's commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.
The "e;Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama"e; series begins with this small book of teachings by His Holiness, the perfect introduction to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice.There is no one more suited to introduce beginnersand remind seasoned practitioners of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Speaking to an audience of Western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. Starting with the very foundation of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha's first teachings on suffering, happiness, and peace. He follows with commentary on two of Buddhism's most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings.This book was previously published under the title Lighting the Way.
Imagined by one of the worlds leading experts on Buddhism, this fictionalised conversation presents the essential biography of its famously wise founder.A relaxed chat with the Buddha tells us what he thought about impermanence, karma, mindfulness, compassion, love, and everything else that leads us toward a true understanding of ourselves and the cosmos.We know him as the Buddha, the Awakened One. Born Siddhartha Gautama 2,500 years ago in northern India, he became one of the worlds greatest spiritual leaders. He suffered as we do, then by his own efforts found the key to liberation from the bonds of desire, hatred and ignorance. As Westerners living in relative prosperity, we can identify with this man who had it all - love, success, money, talent, privilege - but set these things aside to search for something deeper and more enduring. This book presents an account of the Buddhas life followed by a series of plausible and illuminating but imagined conversations, which probe all aspects of his philosophy for living. The insights he conveys here offer us practical wisdom for a better life.
Ursula Grether verlässt ihre Komfortzone und lebt ihren Traum.Sie lässt sich von einem fremden, wilden Mann ansprechen und zu Übernachtung und Verpflegung ohne fließendes Wasser auf 5350 m über dem Meer einladen. Als Resultat begleitet sie für einige Zeit Reinhold Messner als seine Expeditionsärztin.Sie erfährt die Lehren des Buddhismus und gründet einen der ersten buddhistischen Hospizdienste in Berlin. Sie schämt sich zunächst für eine gefürchtete, unheilbare Krankheit – Parkinson – und schreit ihre Scham dann hinaus in die Welt, um sich von ihr zu befreien und um psychisch zu wachsen und innerlich zu heilen. Sie springt durch ihre Todesangst tief hinab in ihr wahres Sein.Ursula Grether begann als Studentin ihre weltumspannenden Reisen, die in über vierzig Länder führten. Dreißigjährig vollzog sie eine Wende, beschäftigte sich intensiv mit Buddhismus, zog zwei Kinder groß, arbeitete in Berlin als Ärztin und Familientherapeutin und gründete mit Freunden einen der ersten deutschen, buddhistischen Hospitzdienste. Mit 60 erhielt sie die Diagnose Parkinson.
This little audiobook contains the core teaching on Buddhism by the Dalai Lama. It includes thought-provoking quotations about the importance of love and compassion, and the need for individual responsibility, fuses ancient wisdom with an awareness of the problems of everyday life.In addition to containing the essence of Buddhism, this audiobook offers practical wisdom for daily life. The goal of this small gift audiobook is to improve the listener's state of mind and to discover the deep peace that exists within.Here are pithy reflections on the need to rid oneself of preoccupations with mundane concerns and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it? Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.
A direct, pithy, and accessible guide to the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism by one of the most beloved and respected contemporary lamasAccessible, playful, and genuine, this concise guide shows how we can incorporate our own daily experiences into our spiritual path and awaken to how things truly are. By embracing sadness, love, and openness in our lives, we develop an altruistic attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggression. This easy-to-read manual by one of the most widely loved and respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time teaches us how to honestly explore and deal with our own hang-ups and neuroses. Through knowing our own true nature as aware and compassionate, we can progress, step-by-step, on the Buddhist path and use Rinpoche's pithy wisdom along the way as a touchstone.Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's fresh and engaged approach to timeless Buddhist wisdom enables us to deeply connect with authentic teachings in a modern context. This work is a delight and inspiration to read, outlining the major teachings and practices of Buddhism in a succinct way.
Simple and accessible wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on how to use compassionate anger for social transformationIn the real world, exploitation exists. In the real world, there is a huge and unjust gap between rich and poor. The question, from a Buddhist perspective, is how should we deal with inequality and social injustice? His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches that it is wrong for a spiritual person to remain indifferent; we must struggle to solve these problems. These problems are brought to our consciousness because they anger us, and this little book teaches us how to deal with that anger.There are two types of anger. One type arises out of compassion and is useful and must be encouraged. The other type arises out of jealousy and envy and results in hatred, ill will, and harm. Here you will learn the Buddhist path to compassionate anger-a motivating force that can transform the negative into the positive and change the world.
Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha's inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose perpetual survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters.This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today's globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha's vision of human flourishing.
Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from twenty-four Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of eighty years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.
Learn everything you need to know about Buddhism in this clear and straightforward new guide.Buddhism was founded thousands of years ago, and has inspired millions of people with its peaceful teachings. Buddhism 101 highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern listener, with information on mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more. Whether you're just looking to understand Buddhism or explore the philosophy in your own life and own journey to Enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know!
Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this songa series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of lifea winning idea and an instant classic.
Selbst- und Welterkenntnis im Sinne Buddhas: Die hier zusammengestellten Lehren von Buddha haben seit Jahrtausenden das menschliche Denken verändert und bewegt. Buddha ist einer der größten Weisheitslehrer der Menschheitsgeschichte. Der Mönch spricht von den "vier Wahrheiten", von dem Weg der Reinheit, dem Glück und der großen Stille der Seele. Ein Werk für alle, die durch meditative und spirituelle Erfahrungen den Weg zu sich selbst finden möchten.`Wer aufmerksam auch nur eine kleine Zeile der zahllosen Reden Buddhas liest, dem tönt daraus eine Harmonie entgegen, eine Seelenstille, ein Lächeln ...´ - Hermann HesseVor etwa 2500 Jahren wurde Gautama Buddha in Nordindien geboren. In tiefer Meditation erkannte er nach langer Suche das Wesen des Geistes und wurde zum Begründer des Buddhismus.
In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. A ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "e;mindfulness"e;-the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries, meditations, personal anecdotes, and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is-in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking-and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace. Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us, its beauty and also its pollution and injustices. The deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage readers to work for peace in the world as they continue to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "e;mindless"e; into the mindful.
"e;A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."e;-Samurai maximUnder the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to listeners how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.
If you change your brain, you can change your life.Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone elsesand then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that its possible to strengthen positive brain states.By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. Buddhas Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, youll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use every day to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.
Transform any space into a place of peace and calm with this inspiring guide from celebrated Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.Designed for those new to mindfulness practices, Making Space offers easy-to-follow instructions for setting up a breathing room; listening to a bell; practicing sitting, breathing, and walking meditations; and cooking and eating. Whether you live alone or with a family, this beautifully written book can help you create a sense of retreat and sanctuary anywhere at home.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to Buddhist teachings as well as more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh in his more than sixty years as a Buddhist monk and teacher.With sections on Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating, and Practicing with Children, Happiness is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking, or simply sitting and breathing. Thich Nhat Hanh says, "e;Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart...Joy and happiness are available to you in the here and now."e;
An ideal starting point for those interested in Buddhism, Being Peace contains Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on peace and meditation.Using real examples from his own life, as well as poems and fables, Nhat Hanh explains his key practices for living "e;right in the moment we are alive."e; These lessons are taught with fine writing and sparkling phrases that draw the reader in and make Being Peace an audiobook that encourages multiple listenings.Still as timely as when it was first published over twenty-five years ago, Being Peace is a revelation for anyone concerned with the state of the world and the quality of life.