The Experience of Buddhism

The Experience of Buddhism
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Author: John Strong
Pages: 418
ISBN: UOM:39015070751436
Release: 2008
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.

Buddhism

Buddhism
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Author: Donald William Mitchell
Pages: 416
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123324555
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, Second Edition, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this unique work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan. It also includes an extensive discussion of modern, socially engaged Buddhism and a concluding chapter on the spread of Buddhism to the West. Author Donald W. Mitchell provides substantial selections of primary text material throughout that illustrate a great variety of moral, cultural, psychological, meditative, and spiritual Buddhist experiences. Buddhism features twenty-two boxed personal narratives by respected Buddhist leaders and scholars, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharma Master Sheng Yen, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Jeffrey Hopkins, Sulak Sivaraksa, Rita M. Gross, Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, and Robert Aitken. The text also includes photographs, maps, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary of technical terms. Integrating more information about how Buddhism is actually practiced around the world today, the second edition adds six brief end-of-chapter essays by scholars and practitioners on cultural experiences of Buddhism in Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and America. Ideal for courses in Buddhism, Asian religions, and Asian philosophy, this edition also offers additional photographs, new sections on topics like Buddhist cosmology, expanded coverage of Buddhism and globalization, and updated suggestions for further reading.

A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience

A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience
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Author: Thomas A. Kochumuttom,Vasubandhu
Pages: 287
ISBN: 812080662X
Release: 1989
Editor: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Giving a new translation and interpretation of the basic works of Vasubandhu the yogacarin, the author shows that Yogacara metaphysics is basically the same as that of the early Buddhism. He contends that the Yogacara writings are open to interpretation in terms of realistic pluralism, and thus challenges their traditional interpretation in terms of idealistic monism. His translation is faithful to the original, arguments convincing and consistent, and presentation clear and readable. The texts translated and interpreted are (i) Madhyanta-vibhago-karika-bhasya, (ii) Trisvabhava-nirdesa, (iii) Trimsatika and (iv) Vimsatika. The doctrine of experience presented by these texts may be summarised in the words of the author as follow: The experience of samsara consists basically in one's being forced to view oneself as the grasper (grahaka), the enjoyer (bhoktr), knower (jnatr) of all beings, which are then viewed as the graspable (grahya), the enjoyable (bhojya), the knowable (jneya). There one cannot help mentally constructing the distinction between the subject and the object, the grasper and the graspable, the enjoyer and the enjoyable...

The Experience of Insight

The Experience of Insight
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Author: Joseph Goldstein
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780834840997
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This modern classic on Buddhist meditation will help you further your practice and understanding of foundational Buddhist teachings This modern spiritual classic, presented as a thirty-day meditation retreat taught by Joseph Goldstein, offers timeless practical instructions and real-world advice for practicing meditation—whether walking or sitting in formal practice or engaging in everyday life. Goldstein—a beloved and respected meditation teacher who studied for many years under the guidance of eminent Buddhist teachers from India, Tibet, and Burma—uses the retreat format to explain various basic Buddhist teachings including karma, selflessness, and the four noble truths, while also drawing connections to many different spiritual traditions. Full of clear and practical instruction, The Experience of Insight is the perfect companion for both experienced practitioners and those looking to get into meditation for the first time.

Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism
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Author: Thomas Doctor
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781317917328
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the formative phase of Tibetan Buddhism and plays a key role in the religious thought of his day and beyond. The book studies the framework of Mabja’s philosophical project, holding it up against the works of both his own Madhyamaka teachers as well as those of central authors of the later "classical period". The emerging account of the evolution of Madhyamaka in Tibet reveals a striking pattern of transformative appropriations. This, in turn, affords us insights into the nature and function of tradition in Tibetan religious culture and Mahāyāna Buddhism at large. Innovation is demanded for both the advancement and consolidation of tradition. This ground-breaking book is an invaluable contribution to the study of Tibetan philosophy. It is of great interest to Buddhist practitioners, specialists in Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism.

The Life of Buddhism

The Life of Buddhism
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Author: Richard Carp,Frank E. Reynolds,University Frank E Reynolds,Jason A. Carbine,Mark Juergensmeyer
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0520223373
Release: 2000-12-02
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bringing together 15 essays by international Buddhist scholars, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the life of Buddhism. The contributors focus on a range of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from New York to Tibet.

Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience
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Author: Yaroslav Komarovski
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780190244903
Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This book links Tibetan Buddhist polemics regarding the realization of ultimate reality with contemporary debates around mystical experience. Komarovski demonstrates how the realization of reality, as understood by Tibetan thinkers, both resembles and challenges the idea of unmediated mystical experience"--

Women Practicing Buddhism

Women Practicing Buddhism
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Author: Peter N. Gregory
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780861715398
Release: 2008-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book grew out of the conference, Women Practicing Buddhism: American Experiences, held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2005. The conference brought together students, scholars, Buddhist teachers, practitioners, artists, activists, and healers to explore the diverse experiences of women practising Buddhism in contemporary America. The pieces here centre on issues of practice, bringing to bear women's particular experiences of Buddhism as it is spreading to North America and taking root in new contexts. They celebrate the ways in which women are changing Buddhism and explore the array of issues that women as Buddhists face today. Contributors include those recognizable as Buddhist teachers, as well as well-known (and even famous) practitioners.

Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True
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Author: Robert Wright
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781439195475
Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright’s landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world’s most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is “provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding” (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

The Experience of Samadhi

The Experience of Samadhi
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Author: Richard Shankman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0834824019
Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dharma practice comprises a wide range of wise instructions and skillful means. As a result, meditators may be exposed to a diversity of approaches to the core teachings and the meditative path—and that can be confusing at times. In this clear and accessible exploration, Dharma teacher and longtime meditator Richard Shankman unravels the mix of differing, sometimes conflicting, views and traditional teachings on how samadhi (concentration) is understood and taught. In part one, Richard Shankman explores the range of teachings and views about samadhi in the Theravada Pali tradition, examines different approaches, and considers how they can inform and enrich our meditation practice. Part two consists of a series of interviews with prominent contemporary Theravada and Vipassana (Insight) Buddhist teachers. These discussions focus on the practical experience of samadhi, bringing the theoretical to life and offering a range of applications of the different meditation techniques.

The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism

The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism
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Author: David Edward Shaner
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0887060617
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a pioneering study, David Shaner uses the resources of phenomenology to penetrate Buddhist philosophy in terms of Kukai and Dogen. In addition to this original and rigorous methodology, his work offers insights into some fundamental difficulties intrinsic to comparative studies. The problem of the relation between body and mind is a prime example. Shaner's observations shed a brilliant light on these traditional antinomies as they may be resolved or, more accurately, dissolved when seen in their appropriate contexts. In addressing these issues, the study also contributes to the understanding of common features that underlie the various doctrines of Japanese Buddhism. This work will appeal to both East and West phenomenologists, philosophers interested in the mind-body problem, scholars of comparative philosophy, and students of Japanese philosophy and religion.

The Buddhist Experience

The Buddhist Experience
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Author: Stephan V. Beyer
Pages: 274
ISBN: UVA:X000372313
Release: 1974
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

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Encyclopaedia of Buddhism

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism
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Author: Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015031125324
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown

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The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism

The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism
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Author: David Edward Shaner
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781438419510
Release: 2021
Editor: SUNY Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a pioneering study, David Shaner uses the resources of phenomenology to penetrate Buddhist philosophy in terms of Kukai and Dogen. In addition to this original and rigorous methodology, his work offers insights into some fundamental difficulties intrinsic to comparative studies. The problem of the relation between body and mind is a prime example. Shaner's observations shed a brilliant light on these traditional antinomies as they may be resolved or, more accurately, dissolved when seen in their appropriate contexts. In addressing these issues, the study also contributes to the understanding of common features that underlie the various doctrines of Japanese Buddhism. This work will appeal to both East and West phenomenologists, philosophers interested in the mind-body problem, scholars of comparative philosophy, and students of Japanese philosophy and religion.

Studyguide for Experience of Buddhism

Studyguide for Experience of Buddhism
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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Pages: 164
ISBN: 1478476184
Release: 2013-05
Editor: Cram101

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Identity and Experience

Identity and Experience
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Author: Sue Hamilton
Pages: 218
ISBN: UVA:X004002806
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown

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Buddhism

Buddhism
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Author: Donald W. Mitchell,Sarah H. Jacoby
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0199861870
Release: 2013-01
Editor: OUP USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan.

The Essence of Buddhism

The Essence of Buddhism
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Author: Traleg Kyabgon
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780834822122
Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path from the Tibetan point of view is as accessible as it is complete. Traleg Kyabgon breaks the teachings down conveniently into the three traditional "vehicles," while never letting us forget that the point of all the Dharma is nothing other than insight into the mind and heart. Along the way he provides vivid definitions of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers common questions such as: • Why does Buddhism teach that there is "no self"? • Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? • Does Buddhism encourage social passivity? • What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra? • Why is it said that samsara is nirvana? • Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment?

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism fasc 1 Causality

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism  fasc  1  Causality
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Author: Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951P000073476
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown

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Living Without Regret

Living Without Regret
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Author: Arnaud Maitland,Caroline van Tuyll van Serooskerken
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0898003679
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Dharma Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An introduction in Tibetan Buddhist teachings and how to apply them in our lives