Dinner With Buddha

Autore: Roland Merullo
Editore: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616205164
Grandezza: 73,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3338

“We, like Otto, find our cynicism worn away by Rinpoche’s gentle instruction in the simple but terribly difficult art of letting go, living each moment to the fullest, seeing the sacred in the everyday . . . This brave, meditative author has carved a unique niche in American literature.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review If life is a journey--with detours, paths from which to choose, and myriad roadblocks to overcome--then Otto Ringling is most certainly on the journey of a lifetime. The first fifty or so years of his journey were pretty good. He felt that he had it all, until one day he didn’t. Looking for answers, he calls on his brother-in-law, Volya Rinpoche, a wise man and spiritual leader. A man who accepts the world as it comes to him; a man without pride or vanity. Someone who, as it turns out, is experiencing his own time of doubt. So, in hopes of finding answers to life’s mysteries, the two embark on a journey through America, a road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude. “Merullo offers keen insight into and intelligent assessments of modern American life, but it is his compassionate portrait of a grieving Otto in search of inner tranquility that is most affecting.” —Booklist “Otto is such a full human, which is why we can empathize with his questions and immerse ourselves in his experiences. In the end, we are all humanized by the spiritual journey of Dinner with Buddha.” —Spirituality and Practice “Merullo masterfully depicts the struggles of practicing mindfulness moment by moment . . . [The] novel is full of nuanced, thoughtful prose and is an immensely satisfying conclusion to the series.” —Publishers Weekly

Farmville The Novel Or Zen And The Art Of Finding Love And Enlightenment On The Internet

Autore: Martin Avery
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557542154
Grandezza: 28,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8420

"Love is as strong as death, as hard as Hell," they say. Would you like to remain attached to that belief?

Buddha S Book Of Stress Reduction

Autore: Joseph Emet
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698140796
Grandezza: 33,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 676

From stress to well-being—give yourself the gift of the Buddha’s peace. No, it is not all in your head: life is stressful, and some lives more so than others. Yet people react to the same situations differently, and recognizing the difference between what we can control and what we can’t is crucial for stress management—and it is an awakening in and of itself. This practical book is designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation practice to stress reduction. Unlike other stress-reduction books, Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction also helps you develop the positive values of a calm and constructive attitude. It takes you from stress—where many of us find ourselves—to well-being. From the author of Buddha's Book of Sleep--which won the 2013 COVR Award for Best Book of the Year. Buddha's Book of Sleep includes a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh.

If You Meet The Buddha Tell Him A Joke A Book Of Weird Nonsense

Autore: Author Burr Cook
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312533439
Grandezza: 42,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9732

This book is total nonsense and was written for those who enjoy wasting time. It is made up of old jokes most of which are not original. Having said that, I think that some folks may enjoy reading it even after being forewarned. The jokes are loosely woven into a story about a mental patient who is released from a sanitarium prematurely and by mistake. He has many adventures. He joins a group of Buddhist monks who mistake his stupidity for profundity. He has exceedingly good karma.

Finding Wisdom In East Asian Classics

Autore: Wm. Theodore De Bary
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527195
Grandezza: 29,89 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4141

Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilization and culture. Essays address frequently read, foundational texts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as early modern fictional classics and nonfiction works of the seventeenth century. Building strong links between these writings and the critical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, this volume shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large. Wm. Theodore de Bary focuses on texts that have survived for centuries, if not millennia, through avid questioning and contestation. Recognized as perennial reflections on life and society, these works represent diverse historical periods and cultures and include the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Xunxi, the Lotus Sutra, Tang poetry, the Pillow Book, The Tale of Genji, and the writings of Chikamatsu and Kaibara Ekken. Contributors explain the core and most commonly understood aspects of these works and how they operate within their traditions. They trace their reach and reinvention throughout history and their ongoing relevance in modern life. With fresh interpretations of familiar readings, these essays inspire renewed appreciation and examination. In the case of some classics open to multiple interpretations, de Bary chooses two complementary essays from different contributors. Expanding on debates concerning the challenges of teaching classics in the twenty-first century, several pieces speak to the value of Asia in the core curriculum. Indispensable for early scholarship on Asia and the evolution of global civilization, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics helps one master the major texts of human thought.

Finding Mount Guyot

Autore: Buddha Palguta
Editore: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484802021
Grandezza: 41,20 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9306

A laugh-out-loud backpacking story about a whiskey-drinking, blue-collar kid from the flatlands of Cleveland, Ohio who gets it into his head that he wants to be a mountain man. Beginning in 1977, the book follows Johnny Rez and a cast of quirky companions through fourteen rollicking adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Along the way, Johnny tangles with hungry bears, raging white water, sultry Southern women, a host of cops and rangers, and even a creature called a "snot otter." The story culminates with a series of attempts to climb the most elusive Smoky Mountain of all, Mount Guyot (pronounced "GEE-oh"), where few people ever set foot. After three decades of booze, dope, and broken dreams, can a newly-sober John Reznick finally find Mount Guyot and claw his way to the top? The years are working against him, but faith and love are on his side... Praise for Finding Mount Guyot: "A novel that is part societal dissection, part fairy tale, part bildungsroman, part love story. IT'S UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'LL EVER READ." "I did NOT want Mount Guyot to be found as I wanted the search to go on, and on, and on!" "Wonderful story that I couldn't put down." "Plenty of laugh out loud moments that kept me coming back for more!" "Read it in a weekend and wish there were more coming..." "I have never before been so captivated by any book." "Lots of laughs, and it made me remember some of the crazy things my friends and I used to do."

The Buddha S Apprentices

Autore: Sumi Loundon
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 086171332X
Grandezza: 47,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8281

Young American Buddhists share twenty-seven more of their stories of living in the footsteps of the Buddha, each reflecting on the difficulties and joys found in this ancient philosophy. By the editor of Blue Jean Buddha. Original.

The Buddha S Gospel

Autore: Lindsay Falvey
Editore: lindsay falvey
ISBN: 0646420712
Grandezza: 16,70 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7312

Hidden Buddhas

Autore: Liza Dalby
Editore: Stone Bridge Press
ISBN: 1933330856
Grandezza: 40,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7456

According to Buddhist theology, the world is suffering through a final corrupt era called mappo. As mappo continues, chaos will increase until the center can no longer hold. Then the world will end. Hundreds of temples in Japan are known to keep mysterious "hidden buddhas" secreted away except on rare designated viewing days. These statues are not hidden because they are powerful - their power lies in their being hidden. Are they being protected, or are they protecting the world? In this novel, one Buddhist priest struggles with the dictates of his inherited orthodoxy, while another rebels. An American graduate student begins to suspect the mysterious purpose of the hidden buddhas, just as he falls in love with a beautiful Japanese artist who is haunted by an aborted child. The weaving of karma that brings these two together results in a tech-savvy half-Western, half-Japanese child who text-messages her way through the profane world to enlightenment. Tracing the lives of its characters through the late twentieth century to the present, from Paris to Kyoto to California, Hidden Buddhas turns a cosmopolitan eye on discipline and decadence in religion, fashion, politics, and modern life.

A Storied Sage

Autore: Micah L. Auerback
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022628638X
Grandezza: 33,67 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9987

This study traces the modern transformation of Japanese Buddhist concepts across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, specifically the notion of the historical Buddhai.e., the prince of ancient Indian descent who abandoned his wealth and power to become an awakened being. Since Buddhism arrived in Japan in the sixth century, the historical figure of the Buddha has repeatedly disappeared from view and returned, always in different forms and to different ends. Micah Auerback offers the first account of the changing fortunes of the Japanese Buddha, following the course of early modern and modern producers and consumers of both high and low culture, who found novel uses for the Buddha s story outside the confines of the Buddhist establishment. Auerback challenges the still-prevalent concept that Buddhism had grown ossified and irrelevant during Japan s early modernity, and complicates the image of Japanese Buddhism as a sui generis tradition within the Asian Buddhist world. Auerback also links the later Buddhist tradition in Japan to its roots on the Continent, and argues for the relevance of attention to narrative and the historical imagination in the study of Buddhist Asia more broadly conceived. And, Auerback engages the question of secularization by examining the after life of the Buddha in the hagiographic literature, demonstrating that the late Japanese Buddha did not, as is widely thought, fade into a ghost of its former self, but rather underwent a complete transformation and reincarnation. The book thus joins the larger discussion of secularization in modernity beyond Buddhism, Japanese religions, and the Asian continent."

Four Insights For Finding Fulfillment

Autore: Xingyun
Editore: Buddha's Light Publishing
ISBN: 193229354X
Grandezza: 56,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8429

Contains English translation of Kumarajiva's Chinese translation of Diamond Sutra--publisher's e-mail.

Just Add Buddha

Autore: Franz Metcalf
Editore: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569754098
Grandezza: 62,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 987

Written for spiritual seekers who deal with unenlightened coworkers and inconsiderate bank tellers more often than Zen masters and Tibetan monks, this book demonstrates the practical side of Buddhism. Author Franz Metcalf shows how to weave simple vows, quick rethinks, instant relaxations, fast visualizations, and many other stripped-down Buddhist practices into every area of life. Individually, Metcalf's techniques work as quick fixes for specific dilemmas, but woven together, they gradually strengthen one's spiritual base when one day a habitual way of being has been quietly transformed. While not written to impress pure Buddhists, this book takes Buddhism seriously. Approachable sections on Buddhism's rich tradition and a sprinkling of quotes from ancient scripture and contemporary teachers connect the book's practices to the deeper wisdom underlying them. Always, Just Add Buddha remains squarely focused on daily life, drawing out the most practical aspects of Buddhism.

The Buddhist Jataka Stories And The Russian Novel Mysticism Of Lawrence

Autore: Martin Wickramasinghe
Grandezza: 26,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8775

Study of the characters of the novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian author with special reference to the influence of Jataka stories on these characters.

The Trail To Buddha S Mirror

Autore: Don Winslow
ISBN: 9781935415251
Grandezza: 43,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5969

The long-awaited reprint of the 2nd Neal Carey novel by the best-selling author of SAVAGES.

Buddha Impetus To Primitive Psyche

Autore: Shelton Ranasinghe
Editore: Shelton Ranasinghe
ISBN: 0615274420
Grandezza: 11,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5946

The Buddha clearly stated, to subject his teaching to observation and analysis before accepting and living up to it. This is an astonishing invitation in his teachings that is not found in any other religions. Religions provide answers to the questions of mystic nature. How the mystic ideas came into the minds of primitive man and how the religions evolved into present forms, is briefly elaborated in this book. Almost all people stick to the belief systems induced by the parents. Irrespective of ones religion, this is a strange phenomenon of our psyche, which we do not perceive. Some people can be driven to commit suicide in the name of their belief system. This explains how external ideas implanted in us after birth, play a dominant role in our life journey. As to how our brain cells are programmed to accommodate this unique feature of I ness in us is the mystery of all mysteries. The core Buddha teachings address the I ness in a comprehensive manner. The Buddha is reputed as a supreme person of enormous knowledge, specifically in the thinking about thinking. This book explores the core elements of Buddha teachings in a broader manner with a different dimension of logical insight, analysis and rationale. The status of mindfulness, the logic of ending unhappiness, the purpose of meditation, etc., have been extensively exposed from conventional Buddhist realms by correlating these to mind programs. The author has explained, why he postulates self as a mere sub-program in an innate brain program. In his words We have been programmed to presume as we are the program but we are not; the main brain program runs us . This book will be interested to readers, to explore the common Buddhist concepts expressed in a different manner, correlating them to facts of nature, brain functions and common sense. Read this book for details!

The Catcher In The Rye

Autore: John C. Unrue
Editore: Gale / Cengage Learning
Grandezza: 12,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4740

"Gale Study Guides to Great Literature is a unique reference line composed of three series: "Literary Masters, Literary Masterpieces and "Literary Topics. Convenient, comprehensive and targeted toward current coursework, these guides place authors, titles and topics into context for high school and college students as well as general researchers. Each "Literary Masters volume introduces a significant author, covering basic biographical information. The related "Literary Masterpieces volume explores a major title from this author's works in detail. Finally, the "Literary Topics volume places the author and work within a relevant literary movement or genre.

Buddha Cooper

Autore: Bradley Bates
Editore: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434960609
Grandezza: 31,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4911

Shambhala Sun

Grandezza: 38,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2212

Finding Joy In Joyce

Autore: John P. Anderson
Editore: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581127621
Grandezza: 49,52 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9156

This is a detailed reader's guide to James Joyce's masterwork Ulysses, voted the most important novel of the 20th century. The guide provides episode by episode an in depth explanation of the action and symbolism, including a description of the related books of Homer's Odyssey and the correspondences. This guide is designed to give the user the keys to the kingdom of one of the wonders of Western civilization. The non-academic author, a retired lawyer and life long Joyce reader, brings new approaches to find the deep meaning of each of Joyce's episodes and the novel as a whole. The scope of this effort, the complete Joyce, is unique in an area monopolized by more narrowly focused academics. The analysis elucidates Joyce's technique to mimic patterns in history and nature in his architecture of coherence. His medicine for the diseased spirit of our age is a custom blend of Jesus and Buddha, not as they are marketed by institutional religions, but as they lived their lives as humans. Joyce's god is more possibilities in life and art, and this guide will do that for you.