Buddhism 101

Buddhism 101 Author Arnie Kozak
ISBN-10 9781507204344
Release 2017-08-01
Pages 256
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Learn everything you need to know about Buddhism in this clear and straightforward new guide. Buddhism was founded thousands of years ago, and has inspired millions of people with its peaceful teachings. Buddhism 101 highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern reader, with information on mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more. Whether you’re just looking to understand Buddhism or explore the philosophy in your own life and own journey to Enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know!

Buddhism 101

Buddhism 101 Author Lance Devoir
ISBN-10 1500729590
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 38
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If you'd like to learn about Buddhism, along with how to get started this is the book for you! Here's a Preview of What Buddhism 101 Contains:Understanding Buddhism The first Buddha and his teachings Buddhism all over the world! How to free your mind through Buddhism The concept of Karma Living in the moment – the Buddhist way of life And much, much more! Ready to Get Started with Buddhism?Find out everything you need to know about Buddhism with this easy to read, informative book!

A Handbook for Buddhists

A Handbook for Buddhists Author Khải Thiên
ISBN-10 0979965047
Release 2009
Pages 116
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A Handbook for Buddhists has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Handbook for Buddhists also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Handbook for Buddhists book for free.

Responses to 101 Questions on Buddhism

Responses to 101 Questions on Buddhism Author John Renard
ISBN-10 0809138786
Release 1999
Pages 187
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Written in the popular question-and-answer format, this book examines the beliefs, practices, spirituality and culture of one of the most important families of faith communities, Buddhism.

Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism

Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism Author J2rn Borup
ISBN-10 9789004165571
Release 2008
Pages 314
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"Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism" gives a new perspective on contemporary Japanese Zen Buddhism. Ideas, ritual practices, temples and interactions between the clergy, the laity and the institution are investigated as living representations of a unique and yet common Japanese religion.

Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism

Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism Author Christian K Wedemeyer
ISBN-10 9780231530958
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 336
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Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism fundamentally rethinks the nature of the transgressive theories and practices of the Buddhist Tantric traditions, challenging the notion that the Tantras were “marginal” or primitive and situating them instead—both ideologically and institutionally—within larger trends in mainstream Buddhist and Indian culture. Critically surveying prior scholarship, Wedemeyer exposes the fallacies of attributing Tantric transgression to either the passions of lusty monks, primitive tribal rites, or slavish imitation of Saiva traditions. Through comparative analysis of modern historical narratives—that depict Tantrism as a degenerate form of Buddhism, a primal religious undercurrent, or medieval ritualism—he likewise demonstrates these to be stock patterns in the European historical imagination. Through close analysis of primary sources, Wedemeyer reveals the lived world of Tantric Buddhism as largely continuous with the Indian religious mainstream and deploys contemporary methods of semiotic and structural analysis to make sense of its seemingly repellent and immoral injunctions. Innovative, semiological readings of the influential Guhyasamaja Tantra underscore the text’s overriding concern with purity, pollution, and transcendent insight—issues shared by all Indic religions—and a large-scale, quantitative study of Tantric literature shows its radical antinomianism to be a highly managed ritual observance restricted to a sacerdotal elite. These insights into Tantric scripture and ritual clarify the continuities between South Asian Tantrism and broader currents in Indian religion, illustrating how thoroughly these “radical” communities were integrated into the intellectual, institutional, and social structures of South Asian Buddhism.

Religion 101

Religion 101 Author Peter Archer
ISBN-10 9781440572647
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 288
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Discover the origins and traditions of world religions! With so many religions in the world, it isn't always easy to recall each faith's key influences, spiritual figures, and dogmas. Written in easy-to-understand language, Religion 101 offers a fascinating--and memorable--glimpse at the sacred stories, traditions, and doctrines that have influenced today's most popular religions. From Jesus and the Four Noble Truths to the Buddhist Wheel of Existence, this book provides you with thought-provoking insight into the customs and beliefs of common faiths like Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. Inside, you will also discover hundreds of important religious facts, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existence and meaning, or just want to find out what Kabbalah is all about, Religion 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

The Buddha Journey

The Buddha Journey Author Quang Tri
ISBN-10 9781944781705
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 300
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Of the hundreds of Buddhist introductory books on the market, The Buddha Journey: Questions and Answers for the Awakening Mind aims at bringing real questions from real people in one simple book. A Mahayana Buddhism approach, without any specialties or traditions, The Buddha Journey gives over 100 answers and perspectives to questions for those new to, curious in or advancing their Buddhist practices from a general point of view. The Buddha Journey aspires to answer the most commonly asked questions beginning or advancing students would ask. The Buddha Journey covers your basic Buddhism 101 introduction, then answers over 100 questions about compassion, anger, forgiveness, meditation, impermanence, sex, karma, death, becoming a Buddhist and more! Quang Trí writes in a simple, easy-to-understand way that allows the reader to understand the content and contemplate the subject matter on their own for their own interpretation.

The Buddhist Catechism

The Buddhist Catechism Author Henry Steel Olcott
ISBN-10 9781775415275
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 159
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A founding member of the Theosophical Society, and perhaps the first well-known European to convert to Buddhism, Henry Steel Olcott made a lasting contribution with his Buddhist Catechism of 1881. Seeing Buddhism with a Westernized scientific eye, the work is given in the same question and answer structure used in the Christian Catechism. David McMahan wrote of Olcott that he "allied Buddhism with scientific rationalism in implicit criticism of orthodox Christianity, but went well beyond the tenets of conventional science in extrapolating from the Romantic and Transcendentalist influenced 'occult sciences' of the nineteenth century."

The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Buddhism

The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Buddhism Author Bradley Hawkins
ISBN-10 9781440695834
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 208
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You're no idiot, of couse. You know many people have turned to Buddhism as an alternative to organized religion, but you're mistaken if you believe that all Buddhists live a monklike existence. Don't wait until your next life to experience Zen! 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism' reveals the essence of Buddhist thought from its inception in the Far East to its growing devotees in the West. In this 'Pocket Idiot's Guide', you get: -The life of Siddhartha, better known as the Buddha; the founder of Buddhism. -The basic Buddhist belief system, including the Three Marks of Existence, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path. -Fully explained concepts such as Zen, karma, dharma, and sutras. -The history of the various Buddhist sects and their important influence.


Buddhism Author Phra Daksinganadhikorn
ISBN-10 IND:39000002811607
Release 1973
Pages 101
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Buddhism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buddhism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buddhism book for free.

Knowing Body Moving Mind

Knowing Body  Moving Mind Author Patricia Q Campbell
ISBN-10 9780199911363
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 250
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Knowing Body, Moving Mind investigates ritualizing and learning in introductory meditation classes at two Buddhist centers in Toronto, Canada. The centers, Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti, are led and attended by Western (sometimes called "convert') Buddhists: that is, people from non-Buddhist familial and cultural backgrounds. Inspired by theories that suggest that rituals impart new knowledge or understanding, Patricia Campbell examines how introductory meditation students learn through formal Buddhist practice. Along the way, she also explores practitioners' reasons for enrolling in meditation classes, their interests in Buddhism, and their responses to formal Buddhist practices and to ritual in general. Based on ethnographic interviews and participant-observation fieldwork, the text follows interview participants' reflections on what they learned in meditation classes and through personal practice, and what roles meditation and other ritual practices played in that learning. Participants' learning experiences are illuminated by an influential learning theory called Bloom's Taxonomy, while the rites and practices taught and performed at the centers are explored using performance theory, a method which focuses on the performative elements of ritual's postures and gestures. But the study expands the performance framework as well, by demonstrating that performative ritualizing includes the concentration techniques that take place in a meditator's mind. Such techniques are received as traditional mental acts or behaviors that are standardized, repetitively performed, and variously regarded as special, elevated, spiritual or religious. Having established a link between mental and physical forms of ritualizing, the study then demonstrates that the repetitive mental techniques of meditation practice train the mind to develop new skills in the same way that physical postures and gestures train the body. The mind is thus experienced as both embodied and gestural, and the whole of the body as socially and ritually informed.

What Would Buddha Do

What Would Buddha Do Author Franz Metcalf
ISBN-10 9781569757628
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 144
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What Would Buddha Do has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What Would Buddha Do also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What Would Buddha Do book for free.

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions

The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions Author
ISBN-10 9780141955049
Release 2010-03-25
Pages 1008
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Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.

Achan A Year of Teaching in Thailand

Achan  A Year of Teaching in Thailand Author Elayne Clift
ISBN-10 9786167270517
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 184
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This lively collection of vignettes, pithy essays, profiles, humorous anecdotes and travel tales shares the experience of a seasoned American writer, traveler, and teacher who spent a year as a guest lecturer at a university in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It offers an entertaining and enlightening read for anyone who loves exploring other countries and cultures. A gem of a travel memoir!

Buddhist Studies Review

Buddhist Studies Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081692298
Release 1998
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Buddhist Studies Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buddhist Studies Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buddhist Studies Review book for free.

The Splendid Vision

The Splendid Vision Author Richard S Cohen
ISBN-10 9780231527521
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 176
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Featuring the first-ever English translation of the “Splendid Vision Sutra,” a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses, this volume explicates the text’s cultural significance as a source of extraordinary value, cosmic truth, and existential meaning. The ancient author of the “Splendid Vision Sutra” promises every imaginable reward to those who heed its words and rites, whether one’s desire is to become king, enjoy heavenly pleasures for thousands of millennia, or attain the spiritual summit of advanced bodhisattvahood. Richard S. Cohen carefully analyzes this religious rhetoric, developing a heuristic model of “scripture” that extends beyond Buddhist literature. In his framework, a text becomes sacred scripture when a community accepts it as a receptacle of extraordinary value, an authoritative source of cosmic truth, and a guide for meaningful action. While clarifying these points, Cohen untangles the discursive skein through which the “Splendid Vision Sutra” expresses its authority, inspires readers to accept that authority, and promises superior power and accomplishments to those who implement its teachings. Exploring ways of living and reading a text, Cohen draws on Marcel Duchamp’s theory of found art, Jerzy Grotowski’s idealization of the holy actor, and other formulations, identifying contingencies, uncertainties, and incompleteness in the lived present and its determination of our reception of the past. More than a mere introduction to an important work, The Splendid Vision opens a window into religious experience and practice in contemporary environments as well as in the world of the sutra.