Tibetan Sacred Dance

This colorful book serves to redress that lapse." --His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama "Tibetan Sacred Dance is the first book ever written for a general audience on this fascinating subject.

Tibetan Sacred Dance

Explores the significance and symbolism of the sacred and secular ritual dances of Tibetan Buddhism, with lavish color and rare historic photographs depicting the dances, costumes, and masks. Original.

A Journey in Ladakh

Now considered a classic among readers interested in Tibetan Buddhism and pilgrimages of the spirit of all kinds, A Journey in Ladakh is Andrew Harvey's spiritual travelogue of his arduous journey to one of the most remote parts of the ...

A Journey in Ladakh

Now considered a classic among readers interested in Tibetan Buddhism and pilgrimages of the spirit of all kinds, A Journey in Ladakh is Andrew Harvey's spiritual travelogue of his arduous journey to one of the most remote parts of the world--the highest, least populated region in India, cut off by snow for six months each year. Buddhists have meditated in the mountains of Ladakh since three centuries before Christ, and it is there that the purest form of Tibetan Buddhism is still practiced today.

Conflict Culture Change

Conflict, Culture, Change explores the cultural and environmental impacts of consumerism, nonviolence, and compassion in the post-9/11 world.

Conflict  Culture  Change

From Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sulak Sivaraksa comes this look at Buddhism's innate ability to help us change our world. Conflict, Culture, Change explores the cultural and environmental impacts of consumerism, nonviolence, and compassion in the post-9/11 world. Special attention is given to such ideas as the integration of mindfulness and social activism, the use of Buddhist ethics to confront structural violence; globalization's threat to traditional identity; and the example of the recent transformation of Thailand.

North American Buddhists in Social Context

The Double Mirror: A Skeptical Journey into Buddhist Tantra. ... How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America, rev. ed. Boston: Shambhala. ... Charles S. Prebish and Kenneth K. Tanaka.

North American Buddhists in Social Context

The first multi-author collection of social scientific scholarship on North American Buddhists, this volume examines the current state of research and key aspects of Buddhist life and experience in social context. Case studies feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, meditation-oriented, and socially engaged Buddhists.

Becoming the Buddha

The process by which this transformation occurs through chant, sermon, meditation, and the presence of charismatic monks is at the heart of this book.

Becoming the Buddha

The process by which this transformation occurs through chant, sermon, meditation, and the presence of charismatic monks is at the heart of this book."--BOOK JACKET.

Buddhism the Religion of No religion

In this dynamic series of lectures recorded in 1965 and 1969, Alan Watts joyfully takes us on an exploration of Buddhism, from its roots in India over 2,500 years ago to the explosion of interest in Zen and the Tibetan tradition in the West ...

Buddhism  the Religion of No religion

In this dynamic series of lectures recorded in 1965 and 1969, Alan Watts joyfully takes us on an exploration of Buddhism, from its roots in India over 2,500 years ago to the explosion of interest in Zen and the Tibetan tradition in the West. These lectures have been transcribed and edited by the author's son, Mark Watts, who also provides an introduction that sets them in their historical context. This book then begins with Journey From India, which presents a brief explanation of the Indian worldview and cosmology followed by a discussion of the important differences between Hinduism and Buddhism. The Middle Way offers an insight into the radical methods of the Mahayana, or "great vehicle," and reviews the basic Buddhist terms and teaching, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Alan Watts then turns his attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism in the remaining four chapters. In Religion of No-Religion he discusses how the Buddha taught the method of awakening through the experience of no-self, no-concept, and no-religion. This technique of short-circuiting the mind is seen today in the method of instruction centered upon Zen koans. In contrast to the intellectual methods of Zen, the Tibetan, or Vajrayana school, retained much more of the original Indian flavor of Mahayana Buddhism, and in Wisdom of the Mountains Watts provides an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by explaining its unique practices. In the final chapter, Transcending Duality, Alan Watts explores the male and female symbolism of Tantric yoga and explores the unity of polar opposites as a form of resonance.

Portraits of Tibetan Buddhist Masters

"Don Farber's book of photographs is a beautiful work of exquisite art and profound discovery.

Portraits of Tibetan Buddhist Masters

Color photographs of some of the most influential masters of contemporary Tibetan Buddhism and quotations from each of them are presented in this testament to the compassion that is at the heart of Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

The Concept of the Buddha

Written in an accessible way, this work is an outstanding research text for students and scholars of Mayahana Buddhism and anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy.

The Concept of the Buddha

Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by all Mayahanists. Written in an accessible way, this work is an outstanding research text for students and scholars of Mayahana Buddhism and anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy.

The American Encounter with Buddhism 1844 1912

"The American encounter with Buddhism began in 1844 with Henry David Thoreau's translation of a passage from a French edition of the Lotus Sutra and Edward Elbridge Salisbury's lecture on the history of Buddhism at the first annual meeting ...

The American Encounter with Buddhism  1844 1912

"The American encounter with Buddhism began in 1844 with Henry David Thoreau's translation of a passage from a French edition of the Lotus Sutra and Edward Elbridge Salisbury's lecture on the history of Buddhism at the first annual meeting of the American Oriental Society. The debate that ensued in nineteenth-century America about the nature and value of Buddhism is the subject of Thomas A. Tweed's book. Tweed examines the impact of Buddhism and shows what happened when a new and transplanted religious movement came into contact with an established and significantly different tradition. For Tweed, the debate about Buddhism highlights the fundamental beliefs and values of Victorian American culture and delineates the cultural constraints on religious dissent." "At first, Tweed shows, Western interpreters had difficulty placing Buddhism within familiar traditions. Some emphasized the parallels between Buddhism and Catholicism, others the similarities between Buddhism and "heathenism." Later commentators began to stress Buddhism's doctrinal distinctiveness, while apologists presented Buddhism as compatible with familiar Christian beliefs and values and drew parallels between the Buddha and Jesus. After 1879, the conversation grew more lively and widespread as tens of thousands of Americans sought to learn more about Buddhism and a few thousand considered themselves Buddhists. While many of these sympathizers and adherents thought of themselves as dissenters from Victorian America, Tweed shows that, in important ways, they were cultural "consenters." Though dissenters were willing, in their embrace of Buddhism, to abandon the ideas of a personal creator and a substantial, immortal self, they shared certain values with their critics which they did not abandon--individualism, optimism, and activism. They tried to reconcile Buddhism with these values and to attempt in some measure to make Buddhism consonant with traditional Victorian American culture. Despite Buddhist apologists' success in stimulating interest and harmonizing Buddhism to Victorian values, the cultural strain remained too great for many. Although Buddhism attracted much attention, finally it failed to build enduring institutions or inspire more seekers to embrace the religion. It was not until the next century that Buddhism would find a cultural environment more conducive to its growth."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Buddhism

Offers an introduction to Buddhism, covering origins, the religion's spread across Asia, theological beliefs, sacred persons, rituals, death and the afterlife, and Buddhism's role in society.

Buddhism

Offers an introduction to Buddhism, covering origins, the religion's spread across Asia, theological beliefs, sacred persons, rituals, death and the afterlife, and Buddhism's role in society.

Westward Dharma

Buddhism Beyond Asia Charles S. Prebish, Martin Baumann ... In The Faces of Buddhism in America, edited by Charles S. Prebish and Kenneth K. Tanaka, 164–80. ... The Double Mirror: A Skeptical Journey into Buddhist Tantra.

Westward Dharma

"Like seeds on the wind, Buddhist teachings continue to reach new lands. This outstanding book brings to light, in rich detail, the current flowering of Buddhism in the West. Long a world religion, Buddhism is now a global one."—Kenneth Kraft, author of The Wheel of Engaged Buddhism "Westward Dharma deserves a place on the growing bookshelf of contemporary Buddhist studies. Prebish and Baumann broaden our horizons from North America to the wider Western world, exploring key aspects of Buddhism's most recent geographical and cultural expansion."—Paul David Numrich, coauthor of Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America.

Emptiness in the Mind only School of Buddhism

Included are historical and doctrinal introductions and a critical edition of the text, as well as a lengthy synopsis to aid the general reader. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find this important book indispensable.

Emptiness in the Mind only School of Buddhism

Dzong-ka-ba's (1357-1419) The Essence of Eloquence is the one book on wisdom that the Dalai Lama carries with him wherever he goes. Composed by Tibet's great yogi-scholar and founder of the Ge-luk-ba school, it stands as a landmark in Buddhist philosophy. In this first of a three-volume series, Jeffrey Hopkins focuses on how the conflict between appearance and reality is presented in the Mind-Only, or Yogic Practice, School. The Essence of Eloquence is so rich that for the last six centuries numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars have been drawn into a dynamic process of both finding and creating consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's often terse and cryptic tract. Hopkins makes extensive use of these commentaries to annotate the translation. Included are historical and doctrinal introductions and a critical edition of the text, as well as a lengthy synopsis to aid the general reader. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find this important book indispensable. Dzong-ka-ba's (1357-1419) The Essence of Eloquence is the one book on wisdom that the Dalai Lama carries with him wherever he goes. Composed by Tibet's great yogi-scholar and founder of the Ge-luk-ba school, it stands as a landmark in Buddhist philosophy. In this first of a three-volume series, Jeffrey Hopkins focuses on how the conflict between appearance and reality is presented in the Mind-Only, or Yogic Practice, School. The Essence of Eloquence is so rich that for the last six centuries numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars have been drawn into a dynamic process of both finding and creating consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's often terse and cryptic tract. Hopkins makes extensive use of these commentaries to annotate the translation. Included are historical and doctrinal introductions and a critical edition of the text, as well as a lengthy synopsis to aid the general reader. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find this important book indispensable.

Psychotherapy and Buddhism

Psychoanalytic Review, 80(1), 123–134. Butler, K. (1990, May/June). Encountering the shadow in Buddhist America. Common Boundary, pp. 14–22. Butterfield, S. (1994). The double mirror: A skeptical journey into Buddhist Tantra.

Psychotherapy and Buddhism

There is currently a burgeoning interest in the relationship between the Western psychotherapeutic and Buddhist meditative traditions among therapists, researchers, and spiritual seekers. Psychotherapy and Buddhism initiates a conversation between these two modern methods of achieving greater self-understanding and peace of mind. Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin explores how they might be combined to better serve patients in therapy and adherents to a spiritual way of life. He examines the strengths and limitations of each tradition through three contexts: the nature of self, conception of ideal health, and process of achieving optimal health. The volume features the first two cases of Buddhists in psychoanalytic treatment.

Burma

This selection of lectures by Professor Hla Pe, who has published widely in the fields of Burmese language and literature, and cultural studies, provides an insight into Burmese literature, culture, beliefs and way of life through the ...

Burma

This selection of lectures by Professor Hla Pe, who has published widely in the fields of Burmese language and literature, and cultural studies, provides an insight into Burmese literature, culture, beliefs and way of life through the author’s own personal life and career. The lectures are divided into six parts: On Literature, On Historiography, On Scholarship, On Language, On Life, and On Buddhism.

Lust for Enlightenment

This book reveals how Buddhists, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, relate to the "inner fire" that drives humankind.

Lust for Enlightenment

Over the centuries, Buddhism has responded to sexuality in a variety of fascinating ways, sometimes, suppressing the sexual urge, sometimes sublimating it, sometimes cultivating it, and, on the highest levels, transforming it. This book reveals how Buddhists, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, relate to the "inner fire" that drives humankind. Included are chapters on the Buddha's love life before his enlightenment and his later relationships with women, the tantric approach to sex among Buddhists of ancient India, Tibet, China, and Japan; Zen in the art of love; and a positive discussion of women and Buddhism.

Establishing a Pure Land on Earth

"Based on direct observations, private interviews, and careful textual and historical analysis, Stuart Chandler looks at the challenges faced by Master Xingyun and his followers as they try to adhere to traditional practices and values ...

Establishing a Pure Land on Earth

"Based on direct observations, private interviews, and careful textual and historical analysis, Stuart Chandler looks at the challenges faced by Master Xingyun and his followers as they try to adhere to traditional practices and values while tapping into the advantages afforded by modern, global society." "Anyone with an interest in modern Buddhism or Chinese religion and culture will find Establishing a Pure Land on Earth an accessible, in-depth study of one of the most important Buddhist movements of the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET.

The New Buddhism

Stephen Batchelor , “ Deep Agnosticism : A Secular Vision of Dharma Practice , " in Buddhism in America ... Snow Lion , 1988 ) ; and Ellen S. Sidor , A Gathering of Spirit : Women Teaching in American Buddhism ( Cumberland , R.I .

The New Buddhism

This text outlines the development and spread of ancient Buddhism. It describes its journey west and its evolution here, sketching the lives and teachings of some of Western Buddhism's most important figures.

The New Buddhism

A study of Buddhist practice in the West draws on interviews to describe how Western influences--especially gender roles, power, and sex--have transformed Buddhist ceremonies, meditation, and the path to enlightenment.

The New Buddhism

A study of Buddhist practice in the West draws on interviews to describe how Western influences--especially gender roles, power, and sex--have transformed Buddhist ceremonies, meditation, and the path to enlightenment.

Indestructible Truth

An introduction to Tibetan Buddhism covers the history, philosophy, and meditation practices of the religion.

Indestructible Truth

An introduction to Tibetan Buddhism covers the history, philosophy, and meditation practices of the religion.