What Makes You Not a Buddhist
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

What Makes You Not a Buddhist


  • Author : Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-08-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834823160


What Makes You Not a Buddhist Book Description :

So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes—straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught....

What Makes You Not a Buddhist
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

What Makes You Not a Buddhist


  • Author : Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590305706


What Makes You Not a Buddhist Book Description :

With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism-beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes-straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught. And after he explains what makes you not a Buddhist, he kindly explains what a Buddhist is. The author is one of the most creative and innovative young Tibetan lamas teaching today....

What Makes You Not a Buddhist
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

What Makes You Not a Buddhist


  • Author : Jamyang Khyentse
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000116077474


What Makes You Not a Buddhist Book Description :

Dzongsar Khyentse is one of the most creative and innovative young Tibetan Buddhist lamas teaching today. The director of two feature films with Buddhist themes (the international sensation The Cup and Travelers and Magicians), this provocative teacher, artist, and poet is widely known and admired by Western Buddhists. Moving away from conventional presentations of Buddhist teachings, Khyentse challenges readers to make sure they know what they're talking about before they claim to be Buddhist. With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism--beyond a romance with beads, incense, and exotic people in robes--straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught. In essence, this book explains what a Buddhist r...

Why I Am Not a Buddhist

Why I Am Not a Buddhist


  • Author : Evan Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300226553


Why I Am Not a Buddhist Book Description :

A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world's most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness for everything ranging from business to romance. There are conferences, courses, and celebrities promoting the notion that Buddhism is spirituality for the rational; compatible with cutting-edge science; indeed, "a science of the mind." In this provocative book, Evan Thompson argues that this representation of Buddhism is false. In lucid and entertaining prose, Thompson dives deep into both Western and Buddhist philosophy to ...

Why I Am a Buddhist
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Why I Am a Buddhist


  • Author : Stephen T. Asma
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1612830412


Why I Am a Buddhist Book Description :

Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism. There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma’s iconoclasm, irreverence, and hardheaded approach to the subject. He is distressed that much of what passes for Buddhism is really little more than “New Age mush.” He asserts that it is time to “take the California out of Buddhism.” He presents a spiritual practice that does not require a belief in creeds or dogma. It is a practice that is psychologically sound, intellectually credible, and esthetically appealing. It is a...

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588369840


Confession of a Buddhist Atheist Book Description :

Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man’s confession. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha—told from the author’s unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Drawing from the original Pali Canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha’s death by his followers, Batchelor shows us the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man wh...

The Power of an Open Question
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Power of an Open Question


  • Author : Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834822792


The Power of an Open Question Book Description :

How do we find a resting place in a world that is complex and always changing? How do we practice spirituality beyond the limits of blind acceptance and doubt? Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel proposes that when we ask challenging questions like these, we access our deepest intelligence and most powerful insights. "When we ask a question," she suggests, "our mind is engaged yet open. The process of inquiry protects us from our tendency to reach static conclusions. Instead, we can respond to uncertainty and change with inquisitiveness and a sense of wonder." Her book guides us on a provocative, playful, and spiritually enriching journey of contemplation that could last a lifetime....

Not for Happiness
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Not for Happiness


  • Author : Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834828049


Not for Happiness Book Description :

Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be "happy"? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngöndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngöndro practice is a must, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about: • developing "renunciation mind" • discipline, meditation and wisdom • using your imagination in visualization practice • why you need a gu...

The Sanity We Are Born With
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Sanity We Are Born With


  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821273


The Sanity We Are Born With Book Description :

More and more mental health professionals are discovering the rich tradition of Buddhist psychology and integrating its insights into their work with clients. Buddhist tradition teaches that all of us are born with what Chögyam Trungpa terms "basic sanity," or inherent goodness, health, and clear perception. Helping ourselves and others to connect with this intrinsic ground of sanity and health is the subject of this collection of teachings, which the author gave to Western psychologists, psychotherapists, and students of Buddhist meditation over a number of years. The Sanity We Are Born With describes how anyone can strengthen their mental health, and it also addresses the specific problems and needs of people in profound psychological distress. Ad...

Radical Acceptance
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Radical Acceptance


  • Author : Tara Brach
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-08-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446445426


Radical Acceptance Book Description :

'An invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion' Thich Nhat Hanh Feelings of self-doubt and insecurity are what hold us back in life and cause true suffering. In her landmark book Radical Acceptance, renowned meditation and mindfulness teacher Tara Brach offers us all a path to freedom. Drawing on personal stories, Buddhist teachings and guided meditations Tara leads us to trust our innate goodness. She reveals how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion, heal fear and shame and build loving, authentic relationships....