The Experience of Buddhism

The Experience of Buddhism
Author: John Strong
Pages: 418
ISBN: UOM:39015070751436
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Release: 2008
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.

The Experience of Insight

The Experience of Insight
Author: Joseph Goldstein
Pages: 169
ISBN: 0877732264
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Release: 1976
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Documents teachings, questions and answers, and the experiences of the one hundred Buddhists involved in a month-long meditation course among California's giant redwoods

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Donald William Mitchell
Pages: 416
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123324555
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Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, Second Edition, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this unique work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan. It also includes an extensive discussion of modern, socially engaged Buddhism and a concluding chapter on the spread of Buddhism to the West. Author Donald W. Mitchell provides substantial selections of primary text material throughout that illustrate a great variety of moral, cultural, psychological, meditative, and spiritual Buddhist experiences. Buddhism features twenty-two boxed personal narratives by respected Buddhist leaders and scholars, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharma Master Sheng Yen, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Jeffrey Hopkins, Sulak Sivaraksa, Rita M. Gross, Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, and Robert Aitken. The text also includes photographs, maps, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary of technical terms. Integrating more information about how Buddhism is actually practiced around the world today, the second edition adds six brief end-of-chapter essays by scholars and practitioners on cultural experiences of Buddhism in Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and America. Ideal for courses in Buddhism, Asian religions, and Asian philosophy, this edition also offers additional photographs, new sections on topics like Buddhist cosmology, expanded coverage of Buddhism and globalization, and updated suggestions for further reading.

The Life of Buddhism

The Life of Buddhism
Author: Richard Carp,Frank E. Reynolds,Jason A. Carbine,University Frank E Reynolds,Mark Juergensmeyer
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0520223373
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Release: 2000-12-02
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bringing together 15 essays by international Buddhist scholars, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the life of Buddhism. The contributors focus on a range of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from New York to Tibet.

The Buddhist Experience

The Buddhist Experience
Author: Stephan V. Beyer
Pages: 274
ISBN: UVA:X000372313
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Release: 1974
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

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Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True
Author: Robert Wright
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781439195475
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Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright’s landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world’s most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is “provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding” (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience

A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience
Author: Thomas A. Kochumuttom,Vasubandhu
Pages: 287
ISBN: 812080662X
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Release: 1989
Editor: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Giving a new translation and interpretation of the basic works of Vasubandhu the yogacarin, the author shows that Yogacara metaphysics is basically the same as that of the early Buddhism. He contends that the Yogacara writings are open to interpretation in terms of realistic pluralism, and thus challenges their traditional interpretation in terms of idealistic monism. His translation is faithful to the original, arguments convincing and consistent, and presentation clear and readable. The texts translated and interpreted are (i) Madhyanta-vibhago-karika-bhasya, (ii) Trisvabhava-nirdesa, (iii) Trimsatika and (iv) Vimsatika. The doctrine of experience presented by these texts may be summarised in the words of the author as follow: The experience of samsara consists basically in one's being forced to view oneself as the grasper (grahaka), the enjoyer (bhoktr), knower (jnatr) of all beings, which are then viewed as the graspable (grahya), the enjoyable (bhojya), the knowable (jneya). There one cannot help mentally constructing the distinction between the subject and the object, the grasper and the graspable, the enjoyer and the enjoyable...

The Experience of Samadhi

The Experience of Samadhi
Author: Richard Shankman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0834824019
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dharma practice comprises a wide range of wise instructions and skillful means. As a result, meditators may be exposed to a diversity of approaches to the core teachings and the meditative path—and that can be confusing at times. In this clear and accessible exploration, Dharma teacher and longtime meditator Richard Shankman unravels the mix of differing, sometimes conflicting, views and traditional teachings on how samadhi (concentration) is understood and taught. In part one, Richard Shankman explores the range of teachings and views about samadhi in the Theravada Pali tradition, examines different approaches, and considers how they can inform and enrich our meditation practice. Part two consists of a series of interviews with prominent contemporary Theravada and Vipassana (Insight) Buddhist teachers. These discussions focus on the practical experience of samadhi, bringing the theoretical to life and offering a range of applications of the different meditation techniques.

Transcending

Transcending
Author: Kevin Manders,Elizabeth Marston
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781623174163
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A compelling collection of the many voices and experiences of trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary Buddhists Transcending brings together more than thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions to present a vision for a truly inclusive trans Buddhist sangha in the twenty-first century. Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the Buddhist world and society at large. While trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary practitioners have experienced empowerment and healing through their commitment to the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, they also share their experiences of isolation, transphobia, and aggression. In this diverse collection we hear the firsthand accounts, thoughts, and reflections of trans Buddhists from a variety of different lineages in an open invitation for all Buddhists to bring the issue of gender identity into the sangha, into the discourse, and onto the cushion. Only by doing so can we develop insight into our circumstances and grasp our true, essential nature.

The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism

The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism
Author: David Edward Shaner
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0887060617
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Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a pioneering study, David Shaner uses the resources of phenomenology to penetrate Buddhist philosophy in terms of Kukai and Dogen. In addition to this original and rigorous methodology, his work offers insights into some fundamental difficulties intrinsic to comparative studies. The problem of the relation between body and mind is a prime example. Shaner's observations shed a brilliant light on these traditional antinomies as they may be resolved or, more accurately, dissolved when seen in their appropriate contexts. In addressing these issues, the study also contributes to the understanding of common features that underlie the various doctrines of Japanese Buddhism. This work will appeal to both East and West phenomenologists, philosophers interested in the mind-body problem, scholars of comparative philosophy, and students of Japanese philosophy and religion.

Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism
Author: Thomas Doctor
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781317917328
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Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the formative phase of Tibetan Buddhism and plays a key role in the religious thought of his day and beyond. The book studies the framework of Mabja’s philosophical project, holding it up against the works of both his own Madhyamaka teachers as well as those of central authors of the later "classical period". The emerging account of the evolution of Madhyamaka in Tibet reveals a striking pattern of transformative appropriations. This, in turn, affords us insights into the nature and function of tradition in Tibetan religious culture and Mahāyāna Buddhism at large. Innovation is demanded for both the advancement and consolidation of tradition. This ground-breaking book is an invaluable contribution to the study of Tibetan philosophy. It is of great interest to Buddhist practitioners, specialists in Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism.

The Experience of Insight

The Experience of Insight
Author: Joseph Goldstein
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780834840997
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This modern classic on Buddhist meditation will help you further your practice and understanding of foundational Buddhist teachings This modern spiritual classic, presented as a thirty-day meditation retreat taught by Joseph Goldstein, offers timeless practical instructions and real-world advice for practicing meditation—whether walking or sitting in formal practice or engaging in everyday life. Goldstein—a beloved and respected meditation teacher who studied for many years under the guidance of eminent Buddhist teachers from India, Tibet, and Burma—uses the retreat format to explain various basic Buddhist teachings including karma, selflessness, and the four noble truths, while also drawing connections to many different spiritual traditions. Full of clear and practical instruction, The Experience of Insight is the perfect companion for both experienced practitioners and those looking to get into meditation for the first time.

Buddhism in Practice

Buddhism in Practice
Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781400880072
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Release: 2015-11-24
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts--each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator. These unusual sources provides the reader with a sense of the remarkable diversity of the practices of persons who over the course of 2,500 years have been identified, by themselves or by others, as Buddhists. Demonstrating the many continuities among the practices of Buddhist cultures widely separated by both history and geography, Buddhism in Practice continues to provide an ideal introduction to Buddhism and a source of new insights for scholars.

Studyguide for Experience of Buddhism

Studyguide for Experience of Buddhism
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Pages: 164
ISBN: 1478476184
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Release: 2013-05
Editor: Cram101
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Donald W. Mitchell,Sarah H. Jacoby
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0199861870
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Release: 2013-01
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan.

Identity and Experience

Identity and Experience
Author: Sue Hamilton
Pages: 218
ISBN: UVA:X004002806
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter

Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter
Author: Elizabeth Harris
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781134196241
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Release: 2006-04-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This major new work explores the British encounter with Buddhism in nineteenth century Sri Lanka, examining the way Buddhism was represented and constructed in the eyes of the British scholars, officials, travellers and religious seekers who first encountered it. Tracing the three main historical phases of the encounter from 1796 to 1900, the book provides a sensitive and nuanced exegesis of the cultural and political influences that shaped the early British understanding of Buddhism and that would condition its subsequent transmission to the West. Expanding our understanding of inter-religious relations between Christians and Buddhists, the book fills a significant gap in the scholarship on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka by concentrating on missionary writings and presenting a thorough exploration of original materials of several important pioneers in Buddhist studies and mission studies.

Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience
Author: Yaroslav Komarovski
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780190244903
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Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book links Tibetan Buddhist polemics regarding the realization of ultimate reality with contemporary debates around mystical experience. Komarovski demonstrates how the realization of reality, as understood by Tibetan thinkers, both resembles and challenges the idea of unmediated mystical experience"--

Women Practicing Buddhism

Women Practicing Buddhism
Author: Peter N. Gregory
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780861715398
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Release: 2008-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book grew out of the conference, Women Practicing Buddhism: American Experiences, held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2005. The conference brought together students, scholars, Buddhist teachers, practitioners, artists, activists, and healers to explore the diverse experiences of women practising Buddhism in contemporary America. The pieces here centre on issues of practice, bringing to bear women's particular experiences of Buddhism as it is spreading to North America and taking root in new contexts. They celebrate the ways in which women are changing Buddhism and explore the array of issues that women as Buddhists face today. Contributors include those recognizable as Buddhist teachers, as well as well-known (and even famous) practitioners.

Buddhism and Buddhists in China

Buddhism and Buddhists in China
Author: Lewis Hodus
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Preface: 'Buddhism is a religion which must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Gautama in India and developed in the early years succeeding, and as embodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, is not representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today. The faithful student of Buddhist literature would be as far removed from understanding the working activities of a busy center of Buddhism in Burmah, Tibet or China today as a student of patristic literature would be from appreciating the Christian life of London or New York City.'