Buddhism without Beliefs

Buddhism without Beliefs Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 9781101663073
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 144
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A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment.



Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 9781588369840
Release 2010-03-02
Pages 320
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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 who looked at life in a radically new way. Batchelor also reveals the everyday challenges and doubts of his own devotional journey—from meeting the Dalai Lama in India, to training as a Zen monk in Korea, to finding his path as a lay teacher of Buddhism living in France. Both controversial and deeply personal, Stephen Batchelor’s refreshingly doctrine-free, life-informed account is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism.



Wie ich die entscheidenden 10 gl cklicher wurde

Wie ich die entscheidenden 10  gl  cklicher wurde Author Dan Harris
ISBN-10 9783423428767
Release 2016-02-19
Pages 320
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Ein ehrliches Versprechen Als Dan Harris während der Moderation von »Good Morning America« vor laufender Kamera eine Panikattacke erleidet, ist ihm klar, dass er etwas ändern muss. Zeit seines Lebens ein Skeptiker, lässt er sich auf eine Interviewserie mit bedeutenden spirituellen Lehrern ein: Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mark Epstein, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, dem Dalai Lama und Sharon Salzberg. Dabei erfährt er einiges über Achtsamkeit. Harris erkennt, dass er die Stimme in seinem Kopf besiegen muss, die ihn immer mehr unter Stress setzt. Und heute weiß er: Durchatmen und Innehalten kann wirklich helfen.



Handbuch Meditation

Handbuch Meditation Author Culadasa John Yates
ISBN-10 9783641201852
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 560
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Das universale Standardwerk zur Meditation. Die Meditation ist der Königsweg zum Erwachen. Sie erlaubt uns, mit zunehmender Übung immer tiefere Zustände der Glückseligkeit, des Friedens und der Erkenntnis zu erreichen, die schließlich in der endgültigen und dauerhaften Befreiung vom Leiden gipfeln. Der Meditationslehrer und promovierte Neurowissenschaftler Culadasa John Yates zeigt in dieser universalen Meditationsanleitung, wie wir Schritt für Schritt unsere Praxis vertiefen können. Das an Erfahrungstiefe und Kenntnisreichtum über die Stufen der Meditation einzigartige Handbuch gestattet es sowohl Einsteigern als auch erfahrenen Meditierenden, allseits bekannte Hindernisse und Probleme – beispielsweise Gedankenwandern, Unachtsamkeit oder Langeweile – zu überwinden, indem die Ursachen erklärt und eingängige Lösungsmethoden vorgestellt werden. Hierbei werden auch aktuelle neurowissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse genutzt. Das neue Standardwerk zur Meditation führt anhand vieler Übungen und Beispiele in erleuchtete Dimensionen des Bewusstseins.



The Awakening of the West

The Awakening of the West Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 1626542295
Release 2015-09-10
Pages 436
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"The Awakening of the West" is an insightful and elegantly written history chronicling the developing relationship between Buddhism and Western culture. As anyone familiar with the work of Stephen Batchelor (best-selling author of Buddhism Without Beliefs) would expect, "The Awakening of the West" is presented in a fresh and lively way and backed by thorough research. Using the innovative approach of starting with the present and working back in time, Batchelor makes it easy to connect familiar contemporary Buddhist teachers to their historical roots. He breathes life into history by capturing the personalities and times of famous and lesser-known but important Buddhist figures. After absorbing these stories and their context, readers will not only have a greater appreciation of Buddhism as a religion but can gain insights that can help them develop their own discerning wisdom. "The Awakening of the West" is a unique, engaging and important book for anyone seeking a greater understanding of Buddhism.



Secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhism Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 9780300223231
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 296
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An essential collection of Stephen Batchelor's most probing and important work on secular Buddhism As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. However, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, schools, and the workplace. Is it possible to recover from the Buddhist teachings a vision of human flourishing that is secular rather than religious without compromising the integrity of the tradition? Is there an ethical framework that can underpin and contextualize these practices in a rapidly changing world? In this collected volume of Stephen Batchelor's writings on these themes, he explores the complex implications of Buddhism's secularization. Ranging widely--from reincarnation, religious belief, and agnosticism to the role of the arts in Buddhist practice--he offers a detailed picture of contemporary Buddhism and its attempt to find a voice in the modern world.



Buddhismus f r Ungl ubige

Buddhismus f  r Ungl  ubige Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 3596509742
Release 2006
Pages 143
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Buddhismus f r Ungl ubige has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buddhismus f r Ungl ubige also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buddhismus f r Ungl ubige book for free.



Living with the Devil

Living with the Devil Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 9781101663080
Release 2005-06-07
Pages 240
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Stephen Batchelor's seminal work on humanity's struggle between good and evil In the national bestseller Living with the Devil, Batchelor traces the trajectory from the words of the Buddha and Christ, through the writings of Shantideva, Milton, and Pascal, to the poetry of Baudelaire, the fiction of Kafka, and the findings of modern physics and evolutionary biology to examine who we really are, and to rest in the uncertainty that we may never know. Like his previous bestseller, Buddhism without Beliefs, Living with the Devil is also an introduction to Buddhism that encourages readers to nourish their "buddha nature" and make peace with the devils that haunt human life. He tells a poetic and provocative tale about living with life's contradictions that will challenge you to live your life as an existence imbued with purpose, freedom, and compassion—rather than habitual self-interest and fear.



Alone with Others

Alone with Others Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 0802151272
Release 1983
Pages 143
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"Inspired by Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattava's way of life, the oral instructions of living Buddhist masters, Martin Heidegger's classic Being and time, and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQuarrie," this is a "contemporary guide to understanding the timeless message of Buddhism, and in particular its relevance in actual human relations."--Cover.



Das Herz von Buddhas Lehre

Das Herz von Buddhas Lehre Author Thích-Nhất-Hạnh
ISBN-10 3451054124
Release 2004
Pages 288
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Das Herz von Buddhas Lehre has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Das Herz von Buddhas Lehre also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Das Herz von Buddhas Lehre book for free.



Dharma Punx

Dharma Punx Author Noah Levine
ISBN-10 389901636X
Release 2013
Pages 292
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Dharma Punx has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dharma Punx also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dharma Punx book for free.



Buddhism in America

Buddhism in America Author Richard Hughes Seager
ISBN-10 9780231504379
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 384
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Over the past half century, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement in America, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups shaping the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism’s modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism’s spread across America, arriving with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and spreading rapidly with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.



Buddhism in Australia

Buddhism in Australia Author Cristina Rocha
ISBN-10 9781136890789
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 192
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The number of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent years. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 per cent of Australia's population, almost doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the fastest growing religion in the country. This book analyses the arrival and localisation of Buddhism in Australia in the context of the globalisation of Buddhism. Australia's close geographical proximity to Asia has encouraged an intense flow of people, ideas, practices and commodities from its neighbouring countries, while at the same time allowing the development of the religion to be somewhat different to its growth in other Western countries. The book seeks to explore the Buddhist experience in Australia, looking at the similarities and particularities of this experience in relation to other Western countries. The inception of Buddhism in Australia is investigated, and a voice is provided to people on the ground who have been fundamental in making this process possible. For the first time, academic analysis and practitioners' experience are juxtaposed to show the adaptations and challenges of Buddhism in Australia from above and below. This book is a unique and valuable contribution to the study of Buddhism in the West, globalization of religion, and studies in Asian Religion.



The Faith to Doubt

The Faith to Doubt Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 9781619026360
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 128
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Kierkegaard said that faith without doubt is simply credulity, the will to believe too readily, especially without adequate evidence, and that “in Doubt can Faith begin.” All people involved in spiritual practice, of whatever persuasion, must confront doubt at one time or another, and find a way beyond it to belief, however temporary. But “faith is not equivalent to mere belief. Faith is the condition of ultimate confidence that we have the capacity to follow the path of doubt to its end. And courage.” In this engaging spiritual memoir, Stephen Batchelor describes his own training, first as a Tibetan Buddhist and then as a Zen practitioner, and his own direct struggles along his path. “It is most uncanny that we are able to ask questions, for to question means to acknowledge that we do not know something. But it is more than an acknowledgement: it includes a yearning to confront an unknown and illuminate it through understanding. Questioning is a quest.” Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. He considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. Buddhism has survived for the past 2,500 years because of its capacity to reinvent itself in accord with the needs of the different Asian societies with which it has creatively interacted throughout its history. As Buddhism encounters modernity, it enters a vital new phase of its development. Through his writings, translations and teaching, Stephen engages in a critical exploration of Buddhism's role in the modern world, which has earned him both condemnation as a heretic and praise as a reformer.



Der M nch und der Philosoph

Der M  nch und der Philosoph Author Jean-François Revel
ISBN-10 3462032399
Release 2003
Pages 383
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Der M nch und der Philosoph has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Der M nch und der Philosoph also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Der M nch und der Philosoph book for free.



The Three Petalled Rose

The Three Petalled Rose Author Ronald W. Pies MD
ISBN-10 9781475971576
Release 2013-01-29
Pages 248
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This is a book for anyone who wants to live “the good life,” but who has not yet found a clear path to that goal. By examining the common threads that unite three, great spiritual traditions--Judaism, Buddhism, and Stoicism--the author provides a framework for achieving a fulfilled and ethically responsible life. The author helps the reader take the spiritual “nutrients” from these three ancient traditions and transform them into a life of beauty, order, and purpose. No scholarly expertise or special knowledge of religion is required to understand this book, nor need the reader believe in a “supreme being” or owe allegiance to a particular religion. All that's needed is an open mind and a sincere desire to create an awakened and flourishing life.



Im stillen Meer des Gl cks

Im stillen Meer des Gl  cks Author Ajahn Brahm
ISBN-10 9783641024000
Release 2009-03-11
Pages 384
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Meditieren, wie der Buddha es lehrte Authentisch und unverfälscht, nämlich anhand der überlieferten Worte des Buddha, gibt dieses Buch eine verständliche, umfassende Einführung in die Meditation. Wer die klassische Form buddhistischer Geistesübung erlernen und erfolgreich praktizieren will, findet hier alles, was dazu nötig ist.