Released on 2012-03-12Categories Religion

Buddhist Thought

Buddhist Thought

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136520877

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 806

This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' clear and engaging style. The second edition has been fully revised in light of new scholarship, in particular on Mahāyāna Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, an often neglected and inadequately understood topic. As well as a detailed bibliography this authoritative resource now includes recommended further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and extensive glossary of terms, all aimed at helping students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of Buddhist thought.
Released on 2015-01-06Categories Philosophy

A Little Bit of Buddha

A Little Bit of Buddha

Author: Chad Mercree

Publisher: Sterling Ethos

ISBN: 1454913029

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 506

Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health provides anyone suffering from chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low-grade irritations such as bloating, gas, constipation, and lactose intolerance to more serious conditions such as ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, gallstones, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. A special section focuses on pediatric digestive problems, and there's expert nutritional and dietary advice plus recipes to help ensure digestive health.
Released on 2018-07-17Categories Religion

An Introduction to Buddhism

An Introduction to Buddhism

Author: The Dalai Lama

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559394758

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 565

The Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama series begins with this small book of teachings by His Holiness—the perfect introduction to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice There is no one more suited to introduce beginners—and remind seasoned practitioners—of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Speaking to an audience of Western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. Starting with the very foundation of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha’s first teachings on suffering, happiness, and peace. He follows with commentary on two of Buddhism’s most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings. This book was previously published under the title Lighting the Way.
Released on 2002-01-04Categories Religion

Buddhist Thought

Buddhist Thought

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203185933

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 601

Buddhist Thought guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha, to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' lucid style. Of particular interest is the up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in India, a branch of Buddhism where strictly controlled sexual activity can play a part in the religious path. Williams' discussion of this controversial practice as well as of many other subjects makes Buddhist Thought crucial reading for all interested in Buddhism.
Released on 1996-10-03Categories Religion

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780191606441

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 716

This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? Who was the Buddha, and what are his teachings? How has Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how can contemporary dilemmas be faced from a Buddhist perspective? Words such as 'karma' and 'nirvana' have entered our vocabulary, but what do they mean? Damien Keown's book provides a lively, informative response to these frequently asked questions about Buddhism.
Released on 2000Categories Philosophy

Sōtō Zen

Sōtō Zen

Author: Keidō Chisan Kohō (Zenji)

Publisher: Shasta Abbey Buddhist Supplies

ISBN: 093006609X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 824

An introduction to Buddhist thought by the Chief Abbot of Soji-ji monastery. The book explains the origins and development of Zen, as well as the key doctrines of Soto Zen. It also contains the teachings of some of the most prominent masters.
Released on 2013-12-04Categories Religion

Buddhism Goes to the Movies

Buddhism Goes to the Movies

Author: Ronald Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135019945

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 156

Buddhism Goes to the Movies: Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice explains the basics of Buddhist philosophy and practice through a number of dramatic films from around the world. This book introduces readers in a dynamic way to the major traditions of Buddhism: the Theravāda, and various interrelated Mahāyāna divisions including Zen, Pure Land and Tantric Buddhism. Students can use Ronald Green’s book to gain insights into classic Buddhist themes, including Buddhist awakening, the importance of the theory of dependent origination, the notion of no-self, and Buddhist ideas about life, death and why we are here. Contemporary developments are also explored, including the Socially Engaged Buddhism demonstrated by such figures as the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other Buddhist activists. Finally, comparisons between filmic expressions of Buddhism and more traditional artistic expressions of Buddhism—such as mandala drawings—are also drawn. An important addition to any introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice, Buddhism Goes to the Movies is an excellent way to bring Buddhist thought, history, and activity to the uninitiated and interested reader.
Released on 2013-10-01Categories Buddhism

Introduction to Early Buddhism

Introduction to Early Buddhism

Author: Frank Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615639208

Category: Buddhism

Page: 110

View: 613

SUMMARY OF INTRODUCTION TO EARLY BUDDHISM Introduction to Early Buddhism by Frank J. Hoffman is a work designed for introducing students to the central philosophical themes and issues in early Buddhism. The book is divided topically into chapters that give an overview of the life of the Buddha, Buddhism and Buddhist texts, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, and Metaphysics. Each of the chapters focus on a selection of Pali sutta (discourses) that explain the Buddhist position on the topic of that chapter. Buddhism is explained in its own terms through the text summaries themselves. The chapter on Logic, Truth, and Method focuses on a discussion of right communication giving attention to discourses that explain non-contradiction, the importance of dhamma or truth, and the method of non-contention. The chapter on Epistemology introduces the Buddhist views on what constitutes right knowledge by focusing on the noble way to enlightenment as opposed to ignoble living, threefold knowledge, speculative questions, mastering fear, and achieving freedom of mind through meditation. The chapter on Buddhist Ethics focuses on skillful and unskillful actions affecting rebirth rather than caste, methods of arriving at perfect view, and social equality. The chapter on Metaphysics includes summaries of discourses summarized that involve a discussion of rebirth, the middle way, impermanence and destruction of defilements, the parable of the raft, knowledge of marvelous rebirths, impermanence and release from suffering, and the conversion of a murderer. Each chapter concludes with a series of discussion questions to help the student better understand the contents of the book and promote their own philosophical journey. A glossary of important Pali Buddhist terms is provided, along with an index.
Released on 1998-07-16Categories Religion

The Foundations of Buddhism

The Foundations of Buddhism

Author: Rupert Gethin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192892232

Category: Religion

Page: 333

View: 435

In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.
Released on 2007-01-01Categories Buddhism

Buddhism as Philosophy

Buddhism as Philosophy

Author: Mark Siderits

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754653692

Category: Buddhism

Page: 252

View: 328

'Buddhism as Philosophy' does more than just report what Buddhist philosophers said: it presents their arguments and invites the reader to assess their overall cogency.