365 DALAI LAMA, DAILY ADVICE FROM THE HEART by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Imagine having two minutes with the Dalai Lama offering you personal advice on how you could live your life better, overcome your problems, be more joyful and create a better world. This revolutionary new book brings you exactly that: short passages to offer you enlightening advice for everyday living.
DAILY WISDOM: 365 Buddhist Inspirations by Josh Bartok
Open up "Daily Wisdom" and find page after page of illuminating words. You'll encounter ancient Buddhist sages and contemporary meditation masters offering encouragement and quiet counsel- some in spacious poetry, others in lucid prose- on love and living wisely, on meditation and mindfulness, on the pitfalls of anger and the necessity of compassion. Whether you're seeking morning inspiration or a few uplifting words to help keep a difficult day in perspective, "Daily Wisdom" is a valuable companion.
MANUAL OF KEY BUDDHIST TERMS: Categorization of Buddhist Terminology with Commentary by Lotsawa Kara Paltseg trans. by Thupten Rikey & Andrew Ruskin
Categorization of Buddhist Terminology with Commentary. In order to understand Buddhism clearly, we need to have a good knowledge of Buddhist terminology. This text, written by an 8th century Tibetan translator named Kabu Paltseg, introduces us to a world of definitive Buddhist terminology. In addition to clearly categorizing many key Buddhist terms, the author provides comprehensive lists with commentaries of the terms through which the reader can learn about the world of Buddhism: its psychology, cosmology, philosophical outlook and other aspects.
"The author has spent many years in contact with Tibetan lamas of all schools. He is admirably qualified as a guide through the labyrinth that is Tibetan Buddhism. He gives a down-to-earth account of the origin and history of Buddhism in Tibet, and explains the essentials of the tradition."
SIMPLE BUDDHISM: A Guide to Enlightened Living by Alexander and Annellen Simpkins
Exploring a new religion is no easy task. That's why the Simple series is so popular-these delightful books take readers by the hand and lead them into the basics of an Eastern faith without intimidation or confusion. Simple Buddhism invites readers to discover this appealing religion and its peaceful doctrines as well as: · The history of Buddhism · The themes of Buddhism (The Four Noble Truths, The Eightfold Path, Nirvana, and more) · How to apply Buddhism in your daily life · The ultimate thesis of Buddhism: to live in the moment, see things as they truly are, and recognize yourself as part of this whole.
Edward Conze, one of the most distinguished writers on Buddhism, provides a compact summary of the development of Buddhism from the time of the Buddha to the present day.
With skill, sympathy and insight, Conze briefly traces all the key aspects of 2500 years of Buddhist history- Hinayana, Mahayana, Tantra, Zen- and discusses each of the countries where it had and continues to have a major influence. Conze's classic introduction has come to be recognized as must reading for all students of Buddhism and inter-religious studies.
SPIRITUAL GEMS FROM THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST TRADITION by Zab Sang Institute
Compiled under the guidance of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche by the Zab Sang Institute.
Many people are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, but sometimes they don't have a clue where to start. This book is the perfect beginning--a small collection of practices that have great meaning but are easy to understand. These prayers and aspirations bring meaning into daily activities, and encourage peace, joy, and harmony. The small format of this essential collection is easily carried, designed to be a handy and practical spiritual companion.
LEGACY OF THE BUDDHA: The Universal Power of Buddhism by Sanghamitra Sharma
This book offers the story of Buddhism from its beginnings, in the life of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, his transfiguration as the Buddha and the metamorphosis of his vision into Buddhism the religion. It continues with its migration to different countries and the development of a specific identity in each place, with ideas and practices distinct to each sect and school. History, fact and legend intertwine in the making of a philosophy that is the guiding light to three hundred million people worldwide.
CRITICAL TERMS FOR THE STUDY OF BUDDHISM by Donald Lopez
Over the past century, Buddhism has come to be seen as a world religion, exceeding Christianity in longevity and, according to many, philosophical wisdom. Buddhism has also increasingly been described as strongly ethical, devoted to nonviolence, and dedicated to bringing an end to human suffering. And because it places such a strong emphasis on rational analysis, Buddhism is considered more compatible with science than the other great religions. As such, Buddhism has been embraced in the West, both as an alternative religion and as an alternative to religion.
This volume provides a unique introduction to Buddhism by examining categories essential for a nuanced understanding of its traditions.
Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches back over 2,500 years. In this book, Rupert Gethin investigates the common threads connecting diverse traditions of Buddhist thought and practice: the story of the Buddha, the scriptural tradition of his teachings, the four noble truths, monastic and lay ways of life, karma and rebirths, ethics, meditation, and philosophy. While concentrating on the formative phase of Buddhism in India, he also considers the ways in which these foundations have shaped the development of Buddhism beyond India and into the twentieth century.