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Buddhism now

Author : Nigel Mellor
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Monkfish and DVD are friends. Well, sort of. DVD likes meat pies. And a pint. And girls. But he's often miserable. Quite reasonably, he needs to know why he's not happy. The problem is, the answers keep bringing up more questions. Monkfish reckons he knows a thing or two, if only DVD would let him get a word in and stop being difficult. He wants to blend modern science with the essence of Buddhism. DVD just wants a quick reply. Can the two quarrel their way to dealing with the Big Questions of life, the universe... and Buddhism (with a little help from the author and Auntie Joan)? And what exactly is 'inner peace' anyway? And can you still party? Dr. E Mapstone, author of Stop Dreaming, Start Living: "This book would appeal to those who are undaunted by a bit of slapstick comedy in the quest for a new meaning in life. The underlying message makes perfect sense!" Professor L. Todd, Newcastle University: "Dr Mellor's highly entertaining and informative introduction to Buddhism is also deeply scholarly... Certain to inspire."


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Liberating Insight

Author : Frits Koster
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This book introduces the reader to the psychology of Theravada Buddhism, the cradle of all later Buddhist schools and traditions. In simple and clear language Frits Koster describes the fundamental teachings of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths, karma and rebirth. He also introduces various forms of meditation, in particular vipassana or insight meditation. After a practical explanation of the method and practice of insight meditation, he elaborates on the fruits of this practice, namely wisdom and purification of the mind. In the final section of the book, Koster applies the principles and benefits of insight meditation to Western society in the areas of health, therapy, relationships, communication and stress. The book offers a rich and authentic introduction to Buddhist psychology and insight meditation.

Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness Based Therapy

Author : Padmasiri de Silva
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This book represents an outstanding contribution to the field of somatic psychology. It focuses on the relationship between body and emotions, and on the linkages between mindfulness-based emotion studies and neuroscience. The author discusses the awakening of somatic intelligence as a journey through pain and trauma management, the moral dimensions of somatic passions, and the art and practice of embodied mindfulness. Issues such as the emotions and the body in relation to Buddhist contemplative practice, against the background of the most recent findings of current neuroscience, are expanded in the book. A broad review of the Darwinian-Jamesian heritage on emotion studies is a unique contribution to the tradition of the somatogenic strands of emotions, and provides a contrasting focus to the ideogenic emotions in Sigmund Freud. This work provides an invaluable resource for students of psychology and philosophy, psychotherapists and meditation teachers, students, and for anyone with an interest in the field of somatic psychology.

Travels in the Land of Hunger

Author : Domenico Italo Composto-Hart
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In the spring of 2004 - after living in Tokyo, Japan for over three years pursuing a career as a freelance musician - science fiction and fantasy author Domenico Italo Composto-Hart set off on a half-year backpacking journey through the lands of East and Southeast Asia, Siberia, Central Russia, the Baltic states, the Nordic countries, and Eastern and Western Europe. Traveling by foot, bus, train, and boat - and seeing the world through the analytical lens of anthropology, archaeology, and economics - Domenico documents, researches, and deciphers the developing nations he encounters as they rise through the turbulence of unregulated Western capitalism and globalization. Travels in the Land of Hunger is the author's reflective account of the dark, long-lasting impact of Western colonialism and imperialism, the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge regime, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the sex tourism and sex trafficking industries in Southeast and East Asia. It is also a narrative of finding exotic beauty, inspiration, inner strength, and unexpected love.

Shambhala Sun

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Mud and Water

Author : Bassui Tokusho
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The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly to the importance of seeing our own original nature and recognizing it as Buddhahood itself. Bassui is taking familiar concepts in Buddhism and recasting them in an essential Zen light. Though he lived centuries ago in a culture vastly different from our own, Zen Master Bassui speaks with a voice that spans time and space to address our own modern challenges - in our lives and spiritual practice. Like the revered Master Dogen several generations before him, Bassui was dissatisfied with what passed for Zen training, and taught a radically reenergized form of Zen, emphasizing deep and direct penetration into one's own true nature. And also like Dogen, Bassui uses powerful and often poetic language to take familiar Buddhist concepts recast them in a radically non-dual Zen light, making ancient doctrines vividly relevant. This edition of Mud and Water contains several teachings never before translated.

From the Well to the Sea

Author : Hideo Hatakeda
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From the Well to the Seais the true story of a young Japanese man who travels by ship to distant New Zealand, where he makes an inner journey of faith from Buddhism to Christianity. Using detailed material from his personal diary, readers will enjoy following Hideo Hatakeda as he struggles to adapt to living and working in a completely different culture from his own. When he realizes that Christian fellowship has no ethnic boundaries because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, he learns to trust, not in circumstances or blessings, but in God alone. Truly, this Japanese frog has jumped into the great ocean of self-discovery to experience the joy of a personal relationship with the true and living God. In like manner, readers will discover a fresh perspective on cultural differences and gain renewed faith as they see the world through the eyes of one young Japanese missionary.

Theravada Buddhism

Author : Diana St. Ruth
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A History of Buddhist Philosophy

Author : David J. Kalupahana
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"This erudite, well-written, highly instructive, and constantly interesting work ... covers a broad spectrum, including Dignaga, Tantrism, and Ch'an. A single focus is maintained, however, by Kalupahana's insistence on the non-absolutistic, non-foundationalist, non-essentialist character of the Buddha's philosophy, set off against the absolutism of previous Indian philosophy and against the recurring revivals of abolutism within the Buddhist tradition itself." --Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, March 1993

Open Road The

Author : Iyer
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One Of The Most Acclaimed And Perceptive Observers Of Globalism And Buddhism Now Gives Us The First Serious Consideration For Buddhist And Non-Buddhist Alike Of The Fourteenth Dalai Lama S Work And Ideas As A Politician, Scientist, And Philosopher. Pico Iyer Has Been Engaged In Conversation With The Dalai Lama (A Friend Of His Father S) For The Last Three Decades An Ongoing Exploration Of His Message And Its Effectiveness. Now, In This Insightful, Impassioned Book, Iyer Captures The Paradoxes Of The Dalai Lama S Position: Though He Has Brought The Ideas Of Tibet To World Attention, Tibet Itself Is Being Remade As A Chinese Province; Though He Was Born In One Of The Remotest, Least Developed Places On Earth, He Has Become A Champion Of Globalism And Technology. He Is A Religious Leader Who Warns Against Being Needlessly Distracted By Religion; A Tibetan Head Of State Who Suggests That Exile From Tibet Can Be An Opportunity; An Incarnation Of A Tibetan God Who Stresses His Everyday Humanity. Moving From Dharamsala, India The Seat Of The Tibetan Government-In-Exile To Lhasa, Tibet, To Venues In The West, Where The Dalai Lama S Pragmatism, Rigor, And Scholarship Are Sometimes Lost On An Audience Yearning For Mystical Visions, The Open Road Illuminates The Hidden Life, The Transforming Ideas, And The Daily Challenges Of A Global Icon.

Wild Geese

Author : Victor S?gen Hori
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The most comprehensive study of Buddhism in Canada to date, Wild Geese offers a history of the religion's evolution in Canada, surveys the diverse communities and beliefs of Canadian Buddhists, and presents biographies of Buddhist leaders. The essays cover a broad range of topics, including Chinese, Tibetan, Lao, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese Buddhisms, critical reflections on Buddhism in the West, census data on the growth of the religion, and analysis of the global context for the growth of Buddhism in Canada. Presenting a sweeping portrait of a crucial part of the multicultural mosaic, Wild Geese is essential reading for anyone interested in religious life in Canada.

Annual Report

Author : Archæological Survey of India
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A mission in China

Author : William Edward Soothill
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Bones Stones and Buddhist Monks

Author : Gregory Schopen
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Buddhism in Myanmar and Thailand

Author : S. M. Haldhar
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Twenty Years of the Visva Bharati Cheena Bhavana 1937 1957

Author : Yunshan Tan
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Religion and American Culture

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Buddhism and the Contemporary World

Author : Bhalchandra Mungekar
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A selection of papers delivered at the first international Buddhist conference in Bombay in April 2005, along with an essay.

Buddhism in East Asia

Author : Sukumar Dutt
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