Doctrinal Backgrounds of Vipassana Meditation

Doctrinal Backgrounds of Vipassana Meditation


  • Author : R. C. van Oosterwijk
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789491431098


Doctrinal Backgrounds of Vipassana Meditation Book Description :

Vipassan -meditation (or practice) has become popular in South East Asia and the West. However, these practices aiming at reaching insight are taught in many varieties. The focus of this book is on the doctrinal sources of a number of vipassan -practices. Part one considers a number of methods by modern teachers and scholar-monks about vipassan -meditation, and compares these with the canonical Pali discourses they refer to.In Part two the author analyses which principles related to insight and practices to develop insight have been widely accepted in the Pali discourses. Futhermore, a comparison with some discourses available in English from Chinese versions is offered. This study is written for those who have a practical or theoretical interest in ...

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation


  • Author : Sarah Shaw
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-04-18
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781134242030


Buddhist Meditation Book Description :

Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and practice and supplies explanation, context and doctrinal background to the subject of meditation. The main themes of the book are the diversity and flexibility of the way that the Buddha teaches meditation from the evidence of the canon. Covering fundamental features of Buddhist practice such as posture, lay meditation, and meditative technique it provides comments both from the principal early commentators on Buddhist practice, Upatissa and Buddhaghosa, and fr...

Becoming Buddhist

Becoming Buddhist


  • Author : Glenys Eddy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781441161451


Becoming Buddhist Book Description :

What does it mean to be a Western Buddhist? For the predominantly Anglo-Australian affiliates of two Western Buddhist centres in Australia, the author proposes an answer to this question, and finds support for it from interviews and her own participant-observation experience.Practitioners' prior experiences of experimentation with spiritual groups and practices-and their experiences of participation, practice and self-transformation-are examined with respect to their roles in practitioners' appropriation of the Buddhist worldview, and their subsequent commitment to the path to enlightenment.Religious commitment is experienced as a decision-point, itself the effect of the individual's experimental immersion in the Centre's activities.During this time ...

Buddhism  The early Buddhist schools and doctrinal history   Therav  da doctrine

Buddhism The early Buddhist schools and doctrinal history Therav da doctrine


  • Author : Paul Williams
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Buddhism
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  • ISBN 10 : 0415332281


Buddhism The early Buddhist schools and doctrinal history Therav da doctrine Book Description :

This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar. Coverage includes: - Buddhist origins; early history of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia - early Buddhist Schools and Doctrinal History; Theravada Doctrine - the Origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism; some Mahayana religious topics - Abhidharma and Madhyamaka - Yogacara, the Epistemological tradition, and Tathagatagarbha - Tantric Buddhism (Including China and Japan); Buddhism in Nepal and Tibet - Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, and - Buddhism in China, East Asi...

The Art of Living
Score: 4.5
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The Art of Living


  • Author : William Hart
  • Publisher : Pariyatti
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781928706731


The Art of Living Book Description :

This is the classic introduction to Vipassana meditation: a full-length study of the teaching of S. N. Goenka, prepared under his guidance and with his approval. Useful for meditators and non-meditators alike.This was the first book to appear in English that accurately describes the practice of Vipassana at length for the general reader. It includes stories by Goenkaji as well as answers to students' questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching....

The Middle Way

The Middle Way


  • Author :
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  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Buddhism
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  • ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0106159478


The Middle Way Book Description :

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The Headspace Guide to    Mindfulness   Meditation
Score: 2
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The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness Meditation


  • Author : Andy Puddicombe
  • Publisher : Coronet
  • Release Date : 2011-05-26
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444722239


The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness Meditation Book Description :

'If you're thinking about trying mindfulness, this is the perfect introduction....I'm grateful to Andy for helping me on this journey.' BILL GATES 'It's kind of genius' EMMA WATSON Feeling stressed about Christmas/Brexit/everthing? Try this... Demystifying meditation for the modern world: an accessible and practical route to improved health, happiness and well being, in as little as 10 minutes. Andy Puddicombe, founder of the celebrated Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. * Rest an anxious, busy mind * Find greater ease when faced with difficult emotions, thoughts, circumstances * Improve focus and concentrat...

The Issue at Hand

The Issue at Hand


  • Author : Gil Fronsdal
  • Publisher : Insight Meditation Center
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Genre: Meditation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780615162867


The Issue at Hand Book Description :

Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice. An inspiring and very accessible compilation of essays and edited talks on the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. As Gil Fronsdal states, "the search for the issue at hand is the search for what is closest at hand, for what is directly seen, heard, smelt, tasted, felt, and cognized in the present." Gil brings the practice of mindfulness not only to formal meditation but to all the varying aspects of every day life....

Why Buddhism is True
Score: 4
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Why Buddhism is True


  • Author : Robert Wright
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439195475


Why Buddhism is True Book Description :

From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can ...

Buddhist Revivalist Movements

Buddhist Revivalist Movements


  • Author : Alan Robert Lopez
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137540867


Buddhist Revivalist Movements Book Description :

This text provides a comparative investigation of the affinities and differences of two of the most dynamic currents in World Buddhism: Zen Buddhism and the Thai Forest Movement. Defying differences in denomination, culture, and historical epochs, these schools revived an unfettered quest for enlightenment and proceeded to independently forge like practices and doctrines. The author examines the teaching gambits and tactics, the methods of practice, the place and story line of teacher biography, and the nature and role of the awakening experience, revealing similar forms deriving from an uncompromising pursuit of awaking, the insistence on self-cultivation, and the preeminent role of the charismatic master. Offering a pertinent review of their encoun...