Buddhism without Beliefs

Buddhism without Beliefs
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1998-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781101663073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape
  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-03
  • ISBN : 9781590307939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

In the Buddha s Words

In the Buddha s Words
  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2005-07-28
  • ISBN : 9780861714919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Turning the Mind Into an Ally
  • Author : Sakyong Mipham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 157322345X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

An American Tibetan Buddhist shares stories and wisdom from American culture and Buddhist teachers that illustrate the steps in strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind as part of accomplishing one's personal goals. Reprint.

Anh s Anger

Anh s Anger
  • Author : Gail Silver
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2009-08-11
  • ISBN : 9781888375947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh, and includes a list of retreat communities that practice mindful living.

The Urban Monk

The Urban Monk
  • Author : Pedram Shojai
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release : 2017-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781623369019
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In this New York Times bestseller, you will discover how the calmness of Zen masters can help you stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter. Our world is an overwhelming place. Each day’s commitments to career and family take everything we’ve got, and we struggle to focus on our health, relationships, and purpose in life. Technology brings endless information to our fingertips, but the one thing we really want—a sense of satisfaction and contentment—remains out of reach. Pedram Shojai is here to change all of that. With practice, you can stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter, even among the chaos that constantly surrounds us. His no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools to elevate your existence. He guides you in learning to honor the body and mind, discharge stuck energy, and shake free from toxicity and excess stress. The world needs you to step up and live your life to the fullest. Pedram Shojai is the Urban Monk who can show you how to drink from infinity, find peace and prosperity, and thrive.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron
  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2008-12-09
  • ISBN : 0834821176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

The Foundations of Buddhism

The Foundations of Buddhism
  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1998-07-16
  • ISBN : 9780192892232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.

The Undefeated Mind

The Undefeated Mind
  • Author : Alex Lickerman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • ISBN : 9780757316432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Legions of self-help authors rightly urge personal development as the key to happiness, but they typically fail to focus on its most important objective: hardiness. Though that which doesn't kill us can make us stronger, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors today offer any insight into just how to springboard from adversity to strength. It doesn't just happen automatically, and it takes practice. New scientific research suggests that resilience isn't something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take specific action to develop. To build strength out of adversity, we need a catalyst. What we need, according to Dr. Alex Lickerman, is wisdom—wisdom that adversity has the potential to teach us. Lickerman's underlying premise is that our ability to control what happens to us in life may be limited, but we have the ability to establish a life-state to surmount the suffering life brings us. The Undefeated Mind distills the wisdom we need to create true resilience into nine core principles, including: A new definition of victory and its relevance to happiness The concept of the changing of poison into medicine A way to view prayer as a vow we make to ourselves. A method of setting expectations that enhances our ability to endure disappointment and minimizes the likelihood of quitting An approach to taking personal responsibility and moral action that enhances resilience A process for managing pain—both physical and emotional—that enables us to push through obstacles that might otherwise prevent us from attaining our goals A method of leveraging our relationships with others that helps us manifest our strongest selves Through stories of patients who have used these principles to overcome suffering caused by unemployment, unwanted weight gain, addiction, rejection, chronic pain, retirement, illness, loss, and even death, Dr. Lickerman shows how we too can make these principles function within our own lives, enabling us to develop for ourselves the resilience we need to achieve indestructible happiness. At its core, The Undefeated Mind urges us to stop hoping for easy lives and focus instead on cultivating the inner strength we need to enjoy the difficult lives we all have.

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds
  • Author : Carolyn Kisloski
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Release : 2018-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781643695815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The girl wants to plant seeds with her mother. But the watering can has a hole in it. How will she water her seeds?