Download E-books Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions (South Asia Across the Disciplines) PDF

By Christian K. Wedemeyer

Making experience of Tantric Buddhism essentially rethinks the character of the transgressive theories and practices of the Buddhist Tantric traditions, tough the inspiration that the Tantras have been "marginal" or primitive and situating them instead―both ideologically and institutionally―within greater traits in mainstream Buddhist and Indian culture.

Critically surveying previous scholarship, Wedemeyer exposes the fallacies of attributing Tantric transgression to both the passions of lusty priests, primitive tribal rites, or slavish imitation of Saiva traditions. via comparative research of contemporary historic narratives―that depict Tantrism as a degenerate type of Buddhism, a primal spiritual undercurrent, or medieval ritualism―he likewise demonstrates those to be inventory styles within the eu ancient imagination.

Through shut research of fundamental assets, Wedemeyer unearths the lived international of Tantric Buddhism as principally non-stop with the Indian spiritual mainstream and deploys modern equipment of semiotic and structural research to make feel of its probably repellent and immoral injunctions. leading edge, semiological readings of the influential Guhyasamaja Tantra underscore the text's overriding difficulty with purity, pollutants, and transcendent insight―issues shared through all Indic religions―and a large-scale, quantitative examine of Tantric literature indicates its radical antinomianism to be a hugely controlled ritual observance constrained to a sacerdotal elite. those insights into Tantric scripture and formality make clear the continuities among South Asian Tantrism and broader currents in Indian faith, illustrating how completely those "radical" groups have been built-in into the highbrow, institutional, and social buildings of South Asian Buddhism.

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Download E-books Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 2 PDF

By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to expert orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has constructed to embody inter alia, theology and non secular reviews, philosophy, cultural reviews, anthropology and comparative reports. there's now better direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever prior to, and Buddhist reviews are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist stories from an enormous variety of educational disciplines, released during the last 40 years. With a brand new creation via the editor, this assortment is a special and unrivalled study source for either scholar and scholar.

VOLUME II THE EARLY BUDDHIST faculties AND
DOCTRINAL background; THERAVADA
DOCTRINE
Acknowledgements vn
18 Theravada Buddhist sangha: a few basic observations on
historical and political elements in its improvement 1
HEINZ BECHERT
19 Notes at the formation of Buddhist sects and the origins of
Mahayana
HEINZ BECHERT
20 Buddhistjhana: its nature and attainment based on the
Pali sources
L.S. COUSINS
21 The 'five points' and the origins of the Buddhist schools
L.S. COUSINS
22 individual and self
L S. COUSINS
23 Cosmology and meditation: from the Aggaiiiia-Sutta to the
Mahayana
RUPERT GETHIN
24 Kindness and compassion as a way to nirvaQa
R.F. GOMBRICH
25 focus or perception: the not easy of Theravada
Buddhist meditation theory
PAUL GRIFFITHS
26 Councils as principles and occasions within the Theravada
CHARLES HALLISEY
27 Saik$a-dharmas revisited: additional issues of
Mahasa~pghika origins
CHARLES S. PREBISH
zs MahasaQighika origins: the beginnings of Buddhist
sectarianism
JAN NATTIER AND CHARLES S PREBISH
29 the different our bodies of the Buddha: reflections on a neglected
aspect of Theravada tradition
FRANK E. REYNOLDS
30 at the challenge of the relation of non secular perform and
philosophical idea in Buddhism
LAMBERT SCHMITHAUSEN
31 Buddhist Modernism and the rhetoric of meditative
experience
ROBERT H SHARF
32 the remodeling reward: an research of devotional acts of
offering in Buddhist Avadiina literature
JOHN robust
PETER SKILLING

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Download E-books Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening PDF

By Stephen Batchelor

People with an curiosity in Buddhism will welcome this new booklet via Stephen Batchelor, former monk and writer of Alone With Others and The Awakening of the West. yet people who are simply getting to know this more and more well known perform could have a lot to realize as well-for Buddhism with no ideals serves as a superior, elementary advent that demystifies Buddhism and explains easily and evidently how its perform can improve our lives. fending off jargon and idea, Batchelor concentrates at the concrete, making Buddhism available and compelling and displaying how a person can embark in this path-regardless in their non secular history.

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Download E-books Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries PDF

By Noah Levine

Buddha used to be a innovative. His perform was once subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened perspective went opposed to the norms of his day—in his phrases, "against the stream." His teachings replaced the area, and now they could switch you too.

Presenting the fundamentals of Buddhism with own anecdotes, routines, and guided meditations, bestselling writer Noah Levine courses the reader alongside a religious course that has resulted in freedom from agony and has stored lives for 2,500 years. Levine may still recognize. Buddhist meditation stored him from a lifetime of dependancy and crime. He went directly to suggestions and train numerous others the Buddhist approach to freedom, and right here he stocks these life-changing classes with you. learn and wake up to a brand new and higher life.

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Download E-books Buddhism: A Philosophical Approach PDF

By Cyrus Panjvani

This publication philosophically introduces the fundamental truths, doctrines, and rules of Buddhism. Its objective is to give an explanation for the lessons of the Buddha and of Buddhism essentially and constantly. even though the ebook treads past the Buddha's lifestyles, together with into the Abhidharma and Mahayana traditions, it is still all through a philosophical dialogue and elaboration of the Buddha's suggestion. it's intended to be an obtainable consultant if you happen to haven't any history in Buddhism, and to be helpful to the philosophical knowing of these who do.

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Download E-books Living with Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness & Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy & Shame (Paperback) - Common PDF

In dwelling together with your center broad Open, Steve plants, a renowned mindfulness-based pressure aid (MBSR) instructor, and Bob Stahl, writer of the bestselling Mindfulness-Based rigidity relief Workbook, aid readers use mindfulness to maneuver earlier the common emotions of disgrace and self-loathing and advance larger self belief and conceit.

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Download E-books The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation PDF

By Arinna Weisman, Jean Smith

Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith mix transparent causes of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their own tales highlighting a number of the demanding situations and insights of perform. The Beginner's consultant to perception Meditation bargains suggestion approximately occurring retreat and assist in identifying a instructor and a group to perform with. this is often an significantly functional e-book that covers each point of the lessons a newbie must start.

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Download E-books The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to Its History & Teachings PDF

  • How and whilst did the various faculties of Buddhism emerge?
  • How does the old determine of Siddartha Guatama relate to the various teachings which are offered in his identify?
  • Did Buddhism adjust the cultures to which it used to be brought, or did they change Buddhism?

Leading Buddhist student Donald S. Lopez Jr. explores the origins of this 2,500-year-old faith and strains its significant advancements as much as the current, focusing not just at the crucial elemenmts universal to all colleges of Buddhism but additionally revealing the diversities one of the significant traditions. starting with the construction and constitution of the Buddhist universe, Lopez explores the lifetime of the Buddha, the center Buddhist tenets, and the improvement of the monastic lifestyles and lay practices. Combining fabulous scholarship with interesting tales -- modern and historic, occasionally superb, occasionally funny -- this wealthy and soaking up quantity provides a clean and professional background of Buddhism and Buddhist life.

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Download E-books Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 7 PDF

By Paul Williams

From a box basically of curiosity to professional orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has constructed to embody inter alia, theology and non secular stories, philosophy, cultural reviews, anthropology and comparative reports. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever ahead of, and Buddhist experiences are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist reviews from an enormous variety of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new advent via the editor, this assortment is a distinct and unrivalled study source for either scholar and scholar.

VOLUME VII BUDDHISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Acknowledgements
88 the feminine renunciants of Sri Lanka: the Dasasilamattawa
LOWELL W. BLOSS
89 "Merit transference" in Sinhalese Buddhism: a case study
of the interplay among doctrine and practice
RICHARD GOMBRICH
90 Narrative, sub-ethics, and the ethical lifestyles: a few evidence
from Theravada Buddhism
CHARLES HALLISEY AND ANNE HANSEN
91 Buddhism and legislations: the view from Mandalay
ANDREW HUXLEY
92 the good culture and the Little within the point of view of
Sinhalese Buddhism
GANANATH OBEYESEKERE
93 Dhamma in dispute: the interactions of faith and legislations in
Thailand 111
FRANK E. REYNOLDS
94 The 32 myos within the medieval Mon kingdom
H.L. SHORTO
95 Buddhist legislation in accordance with the Theravada-Vinaya: a survey
129
of thought and perform 149
OSKAR VON HINUBER
96 Buddhist legislations in accordance with the Theravada-Vinaya (II): some
additions and corrections
OSKAR VON HINUBER

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Download E-books The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World PDF

By Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler

Mixing logic and glossy psychiatry, The artwork of Happiness in a stricken global applies Buddhist culture to twenty-first-century struggles in a suitable manner. the result's a smart method of facing human difficulties that's either confident and reasonable, even within the such a lot demanding times.

How do we anticipate finding happiness and which means in our lives while the trendy global turns out such an unsatisfied position?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered vastly all through his existence, but he continually looks smiling and serene. How does he do it? within the paintings of Happiness in a afflicted international, Dr. Cutler walks readers throughout the Dalai Lama's philosophy on the right way to in achieving peace of brain and are available to phrases with life's inherent discomfort. jointly, the 2 learn the roots of the various difficulties dealing with the area and convey us how we will technique those calamities in a fashion that alleviates ache, and is helping us alongside in our own quests to be at liberty. via tales, meditations, and in-depth conversations, the Dalai Lama teaches readers to spot the cultural affects and methods of pondering that result in own disappointment, making feel of the hardships we are facing for my part, in addition to the afflictions suffered by way of others.

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