The Foundations of Buddhism


  • Author: Rupert Gethin
  • Release Date : 1998-07-15
  • Genre: Buddhism
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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism existing in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattva, this books provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism....

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English


  • Author: Henepola Gunaratana
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
  • File Size: 2809865 Bytes


In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals.Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern. The Satipatthana Sutta has become the basis of all mindfulness meditation, and Bhante unveils it to the reader in his trademark "plain English" style. Contemplating the Four Foundations of Mindfulness—mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the mind, and of phenomena themselves—is recommended for all practitioners. Newcomers will find The Four Foundations of ...

The Foundations of Buddhism
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The Foundations of Buddhism


  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-07-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192892232


The Foundations of Buddhism 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 Foundations of Buddhism
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The Foundations of Buddhism


  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 1998-07-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191606717


The Foundations of Buddhism Book Description :

Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. 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. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattva, this books provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a ...

Sayings of the Buddha

Sayings of the Buddha


  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192839251


Sayings of the Buddha Book Description :

This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture....

Buddhist Psychology
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Buddhist Psychology


  • Author : Tashi Tsering
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-11-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719617


Buddhist Psychology Book Description :

This new volume from the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, provides a stand-alone and systematic - but accessible - entry into how Buddhism understands the mind. Geshe Tashi, an English-speaking Tibetan monk who lives in London, was trained from boyhood in a traditional Tibetan monastery and is adept in communicating this classical training to a modern Western audience. Buddhist Psychology addresses both the nature of the mind and how we know what we know. Just as scientists observe and catalog the material world, Buddhists for centuries have been observing and cataloging the components of inner experience. The result is a rich and subtle knowledge that can be harnessed to the goal of increasing human well being....

Mahayana Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism


  • Author : Paul Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-07-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134250578


Mahayana Buddhism Book Description :

Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul Williams’ Mahayana Buddhism is widely regarded as the standard introduction to the field, used internationally for teaching and research and has been translated into several European and Asian languages. This new edition has been fully revised throughout in the light of the wealth of new studies and focuses on the religion’s diversity and richness. It includes much more material on China and Japan, with...

Buddhism in Practice

Buddhism in Practice


  • Author : Donald S. Lopez Jr.
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400880072


Buddhism in Practice Book Description :

This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts--each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator. These unusual sources provides the reader with a sense of the remarkable diversity of the practices of persons who over the course of 2,500 years have been identified, by themselves or by others, as Buddhists. Demonstrating the many continuities among the practices of Buddhist cultures widely separated by both history and geography, Buddhism in Practice continues to provide an ideal introduction to Buddhism and a source of new insights for scho...

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice


  • Author : Thubten Chodron
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614295457


The Foundation of Buddhist Practice Book Description :

The second volume in the Dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 1, Approaching the Buddhist Path, contained introductory material that set the context for Buddhist practice. This second volume, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, contains the important teachings that will help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice. The Foundation of Buddhist Practice begins with the four seals shared by all Buddhist philosophies, and moves on to an explanation of the reliable cognition that allows us to evaluate the veracity of the Buddha’s teachings. The book provides many other essential Buddhist teachings, including: the relationship of a spiritual mentor and stude...

Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness

Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness


  • Author : Edo Shonin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319185910


Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness Book Description :

​This book explores a wide range of mindfulness and meditative practices and traditions across Buddhism. It deepens contemporary understanding of mindfulness by examining its relationship with key Buddhist teachings, such as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight-Fold Path. In addition, the volume explores how traditional mindfulness can be more meaningfully incorporated into current psychological research and clinical practice with individuals and groups (e.g., through the Buddhist Psychological Model). Key topics featured in this volume include: Ethics and mindfulness in Pāli Buddhism and their implications for secular mindfulness-based applications. Mindfulness of emptiness and the emptiness of mindfulness. Buddhist teachings that support th...

The foundations of Tibetan Buddhism

The foundations of Tibetan Buddhism


  • Author : H. E. Kalu Rinpoche
  • Publisher : Snow Lion Pubns
  • Release Date : 2004-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1559392126


The foundations of Tibetan Buddhism Book Description :

A marvelously clear and accessible presentation of this Buddhist tradition's fundamental training, with special emphasis on the important preliminary practices....

Concise History of Buddhism

Concise History of Buddhism


  • Author : Andrew Skilton
  • Publisher : Windhorse Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-06-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909314122


Concise History of Buddhism Book Description :

An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton - a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism - explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and describes its varied developments in India, Buddhism's homeland, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. A fascinating insight into the historical progress of one of the world's great religions....