The Buddha from Dolpo: A Study of the Life and Thought of by Cyrus Stearns

By Cyrus Stearns

The Buddha from Dölpo is a revised and enlarged variation of the one e-book concerning the so much arguable Buddhist grasp within the historical past of Tibet, Dölpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361), who turned maybe the best Tibetan professional of the Kalacakra or Wheel of Time, an enormous process of tantric teachings. dependent principally on esoteric Buddhist wisdom from the mythical land of Shambhala, Dölpopa's insights have profoundly prompted the advance of Tibetan Buddhism for greater than 650 years.

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Buddhism and Cultural Studies: A Profession of Faith by Edwin Ng

By Edwin Ng

This ebook explores the reciprocity among Buddhist, Derridean, and Foucauldian understandings approximately ethics, subjectivity, and ontological contingency, to enquire the moral and political capability of perception meditation perform. The booklet is narrated from the viewpoint of a postcolonial ‘Western Buddhist’ convert who, regardless of growing to be up in Singapore the place Buddhism used to be part of his disaporic ‘Chinese’ ancestral background, simply embraced Buddhism while he migrated to Australia and came across Western translations of Buddhist teachings. via an autoethnography of the author’s Buddhist-inspired pursuit of an educational career, the ebook develops and professes a non-doctrinal figuring out of religion that could be pertinent to ‘believers’ and ‘non-believers’ alike, inviting the tutorial reader particularly to think about the (unacknowledged) position of religion in helping scholarly perform. awesome a cautious stability among serious research and self-reflexive inquiry, the ebook plays in all senses of the notice, a career of faith.

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Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu’s Unifying Buddhist by Jonathan Gold

By Jonathan Gold

The Indian Buddhist thinker Vasubandhu (fourthfifth century C.E.) is understood for his serious contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma suggestion, his flip to the Mahayana culture, and his concise, influential Yogacara-Vij'anavada texts. Paving the good manner finds one other measurement of his legacy: his integration of numerous probably incompatible highbrow and scriptural traditions, with far-ranging effects for the improvement of Buddhist epistemology and the theorization of tantra. so much students learn Vasubandhus texts in isolation and separate his highbrow improvement into special levels. that includes shut stories of Vasubandhus Abhidharmakosabhasya, Vyakhyayukti, Vimsatika, and Trisvabhavanirdesa, between different works, this publication identifies recurrent remedies of causality and scriptural interpretation that unify exact strands of notion less than a unmarried, coherent Buddhist philosophy. In Vasubandhus fingers, the Buddhas rejection of the self as a fake development offers a framework in which to elucidate complicated philosophical matters, equivalent to the character of ethical supplier and subjectivity less than a commonly causal worldview. spotting this continuity of objective throughout Vasubandhus assorted corpus recasts the pursuits of the thinker and his actually leading edge imaginative and prescient, which prompted Buddhist concept for a millennium and maintains to resonate with today's philosophical matters. An appendix contains vast English-language translations of the main texts mentioned.

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Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 2 by Paul Williams

By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to professional orientalists, the research of Buddhism has built to include inter alia, theology and spiritual reviews, philosophy, cultural reports, anthropology and comparative stories. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever earlier than, and Buddhist stories are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist stories from an unlimited variety of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new creation through the editor, this assortment is a different and unrivalled learn source for either scholar and scholar.

VOLUME II THE EARLY BUDDHIST faculties AND
DOCTRINAL historical past; THERAVADA
DOCTRINE
Acknowledgements vn
18 Theravada Buddhist sangha: a few basic observations on
historical and political elements in its improvement 1
HEINZ BECHERT
19 Notes at the formation of Buddhist sects and the origins of
Mahayana
HEINZ BECHERT
20 Buddhistjhana: its nature and attainment in accordance with the
Pali sources
L.S. COUSINS
21 The 'five points' and the origins of the Buddhist schools
L.S. COUSINS
22 individual and self
L S. COUSINS
23 Cosmology and meditation: from the Aggaiiiia-Sutta to the
Mahayana
RUPERT GETHIN
24 Kindness and compassion as a method to nirvaQa
R.F. GOMBRICH
25 focus or perception: the frustrating of Theravada
Buddhist meditation theory
PAUL GRIFFITHS
26 Councils as principles and occasions within the Theravada
CHARLES HALLISEY
27 Saik$a-dharmas revisited: additional issues of
Mahasa~pghika origins
CHARLES S. PREBISH
zs MahasaQighika origins: the beginnings of Buddhist
sectarianism
JAN NATTIER AND CHARLES S PREBISH
29 the various our bodies of the Buddha: reflections on a neglected
aspect of Theravada tradition
FRANK E. REYNOLDS
30 at the challenge of the relation of religious perform and
philosophical idea in Buddhism
LAMBERT SCHMITHAUSEN
31 Buddhist Modernism and the rhetoric of meditative
experience
ROBERT H SHARF
32 the remodeling reward: an research of devotional acts of
offering in Buddhist Avadiina literature
JOHN robust
PETER SKILLING

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Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a by Marjorie Pivar, Quang Van Nguyen

By Marjorie Pivar, Quang Van Nguyen

Set through the French and American wars in South Vietnam, Fourth Uncle within the Mountain is the genuine tale of an orphan, Quang Van Nguyen, followed via a sixty-four-year-old monk, Thau, who consists of nice accountability for his humans as a barefoot general practitioner. Thau manages opposed to all odds to elevate his son to persist with in his footsteps and in doing so saves him, in addition to part of Vietnam's esoteric wisdom from the Vietnam holocaust. Thau is needed through the French regime and sometimes needs to flee in to the jungle, the place he's completely at domestic residing one of the animals. As clever and innovative as Thau is, he meets his fit in his mischievous son. Quang is extra attracted to studying Cambodian sorcery and martial arts than in constructing his talents and knowledge in response to his father's plan. Fourth Uncle within the Mountain is an odyssey of a single-father people hero and his foundling son in a land ravaged by means of the atrocities of conflict. it's a vintage tale whole with humor, tragedy, and perception, from a rustic the place ghosts and magic are genuine.

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The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Nanamoli

By Bhikkhu Nanamoli

Composed solely of texts from the Pali canon, this specific biography offers the oldest actual checklist of the Buddha’s existence and innovative philosophy. the traditional texts are rendered right here in a language marked by way of lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices attach the canonical texts. bright memories of his own attendant Ananda and different disciples convey the reader into the Buddha’s presence, the place his instance deals profound idea and assistance at the route to freedom.

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