The Naked Buddha Speaks

Author: Adrienne Howley
Editor: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742747353
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The long-awaited companion to The Naked Buddha. The Naked Buddha, a timely, down-to-earth and highly accessible beginners' guide to Buddhism, struck a chord with Australian and international readers alike. In The Naked Buddha Speaks, feisty Buddhist nun Adrienne Howley continues her mission to demystify Buddhism by showing how anyone can integrate its practices into their everyday life. She also answers the questions many of her readers have raised, such as: How can Buddhism make me happy? How does a Buddhist cope with grief and loss? How do I practise generosity when I'm having a bad day? How can I move away from greed and hatred? How can I change my expectations? I want to meditate, but how do I start? In her warm and humorous style, Adrienne Howley unlocks the original basic tenets and practices of Buddhism, now the fastest-growing religion in Australia, and shows us how we can apply its principles in useful and meaningful ways to our lives.

Naked Buddha

Author: Adrienne Howley
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 9781863251655
Size: 10,18 MB
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A timely, charmingly written, highly accessible beginner's guide to Buddhism by an Australian who was ordained in 1982 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in Australia. For the many people who are interested in learning more about it, here is a primer on Buddhism and Buddhist practice written in a deceptively simple manner, with an engaging, gentle humour and flavour. Adrienne Howley's purpose is to demystify Buddhism, stripping away the layers of ritual and iconography that have grown up around it over the centuries, and to present the original, basic tenets and practices in a way that will be appealing to Western, and especially Australian readers. THE NAKED BUDDHA includes sections on who Buddha was and how he came to formulate his philosophy; descriptions of the three main Buddhist traditions; what ordinary Buddhists believe and practise today; and meditation: how and why? There are also answers to questions most commonly asked by non-Buddhists. The Venerable Adrienne Howley was ordained in 1982 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1993 she took the highest ordination vows possible from a Vietnamese Buddhist master, thus becoming one ofthe very few Western women in the world to have done so. A former nurse and the mother of two sons, she has sailed around the world in an old 36-foot gaff-rigger, survived a life-threatening cancer, and is the author of a biography of the noted Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar. Now in her early seventies, she lives in a small rural town north of Sydney, where she devotes her time to Buddhist practice and teaching, as well as doing volunteer work in a local hospice.

Buddhism For Beginners

Author: Howley Venerable Adrienne
ISBN: 9788180563430
Size: 16,51 MB
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Buddhism for Beginners includes sections on who Buddha was and how he came to formulate hos philosophy; descriptions of the three main Buddhist believe and practice today; and meditations; how and why? There are also answers to most commonly asked questions.

Brain Training With The Buddha

Author: Eric Harrison
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615196242
Size: 10,74 MB
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The essential guide to training your brain for mindfulness—modern, science-based, and with no Buddhism required. Publisher’s note: Brain Training with the Buddha was previously published in hardcover as The Foundations of Mindfulness. Lifelong meditation teacher Eric Harrison intimately understands the benefits of mindfulness, from improved focus and better judgment to relaxation and inner peace. He’s helped tens of thousands of students to achieve these goals by rooting his practice in the Buddha’s original text on how to meditate and live mindfully: the Satipatthana Sutta. Brain Training with the Buddha offers a secular perspective on this ancient wisdom that requires no familiarity with Buddhism itself—only openness to the Buddha’s original teachings. Harrison’s translation of this sutta (the first in modern English) comes with guidance for anyone looking to train their mind by applying its thirteen steps to mindful living today.

Manikin Plays

Author: Sreenath Nair
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443864110
Size: 11,42 MB
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The plays in this collection reflect on the political and social issues of contemporary Indian society. Stone Idols retells the story of Buddha through the experience of an actress in a theatre group. The play addresses the complexities of self and identity while deconstructing the mythical story of Buddha. The Beauty Parlour shows the contradictions of an urban middle class girl who is victimized by the male gaze and market economy. The play is set in an Indian urban metropolis where the central character lives a life with tremendous pressure in terms of day-to-day living. The plays in this collection address the issues of sexuality and gender politics that are widespread in Indian social and cultural life. This is a rare collection of two plays with a rare combination of innovative style, literary brilliance and philosophical insights. The book includes critical essays and production photographs.

Fish Food The Book Of Life

Author: Kim Schulz
ISBN: 1387248103
Size: 18,30 MB
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Fish Food is full of unconventional wisdom in regards to healing the human spirit, mind and body. Created for the ultimate human experience. Not only does the author share her own healing journey, she also shares how she came to discover the ability to communicate with spirit guides, through nature and dreams. Be forewarned, this book is full of wisdom!

Great Disciples Of The Buddha

Author: Nyanaponika
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 086171864X
Size: 14,30 MB
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A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.

Spiritual Living

Author: Dr Marko Kimi Milic
ISBN: 1365322807
Size: 18,54 MB
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Girls Seek Bliss

Author: Nicole Beland
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649462
Size: 18,94 MB
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Buddhism made easy for the girl on the go. Are you searching for serenity but can’t seem to find it amongst the sticky tubes of lip gloss floating around in your purse, the piles of paperwork stacked on your desk, or the endless numbers programmed into your cell? Have the words "calm" and "stress-free" disappeared from your vocabulary? If so: Take some advice from the Bold and the Buddha-ful Try a mini-meditation Learn how to create your own Space to Chill Improve your love life by using The Eightfold Path to Finding a Good Guy Spice up your sex life by trying some Tantric Tricks Building on the most basic principles of Buddhism, Girl Seeks Bliss is the perfect book for any young woman looking to unclutter her mind, her heart…and her closet, and be better prepared to face the obstacles life throws her way every day.

A Treasury Of Buddhist Stories

Author: Buddhaghosa
Editor: Buddhist Publication Society
ISBN: 955240147X
Size: 14,88 MB
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A collection of fifty-six of the most popular and beloved Buddhist stories of all time, from Burlingame's classic translation of the background stories to the Dhammapada Commentary. Suitable for adults and young readers of age 14 and over.