• Religion

Buddhism Plain and Simple

Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462901905
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 2560
Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

    • Philosophy

Why the World Doesn't Seem to Make Sense

An Inquiry Into Science, Philosophy, and Perception
Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591811805
Category: Philosophy
Page: 303
View: 4231
In this wise and original book, science writer and Zen priest Steve Hagen helps us to perceive the world as it is, not merely as we conceive it to be. This revised and updated edition includes new scientific understandings and clarifications of some of the more complex ideas. “Read this book: it will change how you look at things.” – Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality

    • Religion

Buddhism for Beginners

Author: Thubten Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559398108
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 2432
This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?

    • Religion

How the World Can be the Way it is

An Inquiry for the New Millennium Into Science, Philosophy, and Perception
Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Quest Books (IL)
Category: Religion
Page: 343
View: 6100
Uses examples from physics, philosophy, and Zen teachings to describe a purely objective style of perception

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness Plain & Simple

Author: Oli Doyle
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 140915677X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
View: 1171
MINDFULNESS PLAIN & SIMPLE provides the tools, tips and tricks you need to de-stress and de-clutter your mind. Inner peace and happiness are available now, and they're closer than you think. By taking just a few minutes out of your day and making the simple but dramatic shift into the present moment, you will find more focus, effectiveness and clarity than you ever thought possible. There is no jargon, religion or new age vision quest, just simple tools to be happier and more confident straight away. Oli Doyle is renowned for teaching mindfulness directly to those with no experience. For anyone seeking a simple, practical guide to living mindfully, this book is a must.

    • Religion

Buddhism without Beliefs

A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
Author: Stephen Batchelor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663073
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 854
A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

    • Religion

You Are Here

Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309839
Category: Religion
Page: 137
View: 5034
By a renowned Buddhist monk and best-selling author, this guide offers simple daily practices--including mindfulness of breath, mindful walking, deep listening, mindful speech, and more--to help readers discover the happiness and freedom of living in the present moment.

    • Religion

You Have to Say Something

Author: Dainin Katagiri
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828316
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 871
Dainin Katagiri (1928–1990) was a central figure in the transmission of Zen in America. His first book, Returning to Silence, emphasized the need to return to our original, enlightened state of being, and became one of the classics of Zen in America. In You Have to Say Something, selections from his talks have been collected to address another key theme of Katagiri's teaching: that of bringing Zen insight to bear on our everyday experience. "To live life fully," Katagiri says, "means to take care of your life day by day, moment to moment, right here, right now." To do this, he teaches, we must plunge into our life completely, bringing to it the same wholeheartedness that is required in Zen meditation. When we approach life in this way, every activity—everything we do, everything we say—becomes an opportunity for manifesting our own innate wisdom. With extraordinary freshness and immediacy, Katagiri shows the reader how this wisdom not only enlivens our spiritual practice but can help make our life a rich, seamless whole.

    • Philosophy

Buddhism Is Not What You Think

Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs
Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780061739750
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 2995
Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it? Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

    • Religion

Buddhism 101

From Karma to the Four Noble Truths, Your Guide to Understanding the Principles of Buddhism
Author: Arnie Kozak
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507204345
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 1294
Learn everything you need to know about Buddhism in this clear and straightforward new guide. Buddhism was founded thousands of years ago, and has inspired millions of people with its peaceful teachings. Buddhism 101 highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern reader, with information on mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more. Whether you’re just looking to understand Buddhism or explore the philosophy in your own life and own journey to Enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know!

    • Philosophy

Understanding Zen

Author: Benjamin Radcliff,Amy Radcliff
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
Category: Philosophy
Page: 175
View: 692
"The authors of this book, who both have university affiliations, present Zen as a "secular doctrine without any necessary relationship to Buddhism or Eastern culture." Some of the seven chapters deal with such concepts as reason, paradox, meaning, and existence and how they relate to Zen. Others explore successfully the origin of Zen, the practice of meditation, and the social implications of Zen. The authors also investigate the Taoist and Buddhist ideas preceding Zen and relate it to Freudian psychology, anarchism, and the dualistic truths of the scientific method. Though this well-done study is accessible to informed lay readers, it is more suitable for academic libraries."—Library Journal


How to Practice Buddhism in Your Everyday Life
Author: Elias Axmar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781530553389
Page: 40
View: 2987
Learn How to Practice Buddhism, In Your Everyday Life! This book contains actionable information on how to practice Buddhism in your daily life.'Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.'- Buddha This beautiful, meaningful quote by Buddha, the founder of Buddhism sums up the basic essence of Buddhism. This book is going to help you better understand what Buddhism is, how it can benefit you, and how you can apply it in your routine life. Buddhism provides you with deep information related to the worldly pleasures, your desires, and everything that prevents you from acquiring inner peace and happiness. Moreover, it also guides you on how you can battle all your obstructions, both the inner and outer ones, to gain complete peace of mind. Buddhism is a philosophy, some refer to it as a religion, or a faith, that comprises of numerous beliefs, spiritual practices and traditions based primarily on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. Let us dig deeper into this and find out more about Buddhism. If you want to improve your understanding of Buddhism, you have landed at the right place. Reading this book to find out how Buddhism can be of help to you. In this book, you'll learn... Buddhism-Detailed Insight Into Buddhism And How It Came Into Being Teachings Of Buddhism Four Noble Truths How You Can Benefit From Buddhism How to Eliminate Depression With Meditation Mudras For Fighting Stress Mindfulness Exercises for Happiness Buddhism Practices for Improving your Health and Sleep Related Problems Mudras for Losing Weight, Improving Health, and Sleeping Better How to Improve your Relationships and Professional Life with Buddhism And more! Buy the book today and Learn How to Practice Buddhism, In Your Everyday Life!

    • Fiction


Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8184958595
Category: Fiction
Page: 172
View: 6146
Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life but soon becomes restless and discards it for pleasures of the flesh. He is quickly bored and sickened by the unending lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, he comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself. Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.


50 Buddhist Teachings for Happiness, Spiritual Healing, and Enlightenment
Author: John Baskin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781515197454
Page: 122
View: 642
UNLOCKING THE POWER OF BUDDHISMMaximizing your potential!Over the last decades, the primitives have been faithful to the Buddhist religion, and as time went on, Buddhism has encompassed its theological nature and is now being looked at as a way of life.Its practice cultivates a sense of liberation, allowing the human mind to journey through life with a sense of peace and attract positive energy. Moreover, it awakens the soul to wisdom and compassion that makes everyday living more victorious.When you purchase Buddhism: 50 Buddhist Teachings For Happiness, Spiritual Healing, And Enlightenment you will gain access to answers as to why people who practice such live a tremendous life, and you will begin to see things differently.This book is packed with powerful information that will take you to the path of enlightenment, helping you achieve true happiness.These 50 teachings will show you the proper way to view life not as if they were, but as it should be.Here Are 7 Benefits You Will Achieve When You Buy This Book: Improve overall health Improve focus Achieve peace and serenity Removes pain and suffering Become more loving and compassionate Gain more wisdom in life Helps you see the power of Now This book also shares the beautiful history of Buddhism. That way, a deeper understanding is reached thus giving you a wonderful experience that you can pass on from generation to generation.You are more than what you think so "Buy" your own copy of Buddhism: 50 Buddhist Teachings For Happiness, Spiritual Healing, And Enlightenment today and hold the wonders in your hands!You deserve it!

    • Philosophy


Beginner's Guide: Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Everyday Life
Author: Ian Tuhovsky
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781500792152
Category: Philosophy
Page: 97
View: 6246
Discover the Noble Teachings of Buddha to Bring Peace & Happiness to Your Everyday Life! Dear Friends, Buddhism is one of the most practical and simple belief systems on this planet and it has greatly helped me on my way to become a better person in every aspect possible. In this book I will show you what happened and how it was. No matter if you are totally green when it comes to Buddha's teachings, or maybe have already heard something about it - this book will help you systematize your knowledge and will inspire you to learn more and too take steps to make your life positively better! I invite you to take this beatiful journey into the graceful and meaningful world of Buddhism with me today! In This Book I Will Tell You About: -Why Would You Want To Incorporate Buddha's Teachings Into Your Life? -What Buddhism Is And What it Definitely Is Not? -What is the Essence of Buddhism? -Three Main Branches of Buddhism -Buddha's Life and Teachings -Basics of Buddhism (Five Basic Buddha's Principles) -How to Cease Your Suffering -Karma, Rebirth and Reincarnation; Difference between Rebirth and Reincarnation -What Happens After Death According to Buddhism? -Where and How to Start? -The Art of Meditation -Benefits of practicing Buddhism in Everyday Life+ My Personal Experiences! -Further Resources to Continue Your Journey!

    • Religion

The Naked Buddha

A Practical Guide to the Buddha's Life and Teachings
Author: Adrienne Howley
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9781569244326
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 4599
Although a widely observed and respected practice in America, Buddhism is still difficult for many seekers to thoroughly grasp. Now, Adrienne Howley — personally ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and one of the highest ranking Buddhist nuns in the world — writes in a warm, simple, and engagingly humorous style that illustrates the life, ideas, and teachings of the Buddha and the religion and philosophy that he inspired. This charming guide demystifies Buddhism and shows how we can apply its teachings to our lives in useful and meaningful ways. Howley covers who Buddha was and how he came to formulate his philosophy, the three main Buddhist traditions, what ordinary Buddhists believe and practice today, and meditation: how and why. There are also answers to questions most commonly asked by non-Buddhists, including: How can Buddhism make me happy? How can I always practice generosity? and How can I move away from greed and hatred? The Naked Buddha is an accessible, down-to-earth introduction to this ancient Asian religion and a valuable addition to the literature on Buddhism.

    • Family & Relationships

Buddhism for Couples

A Calm Approach to Relationships
Author: Sarah Napthali
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195140
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
View: 2912
Learn Buddhist principles that can help enrich your romantic life, your life in general, and the lives of those around you. Surely a happy marriage for a normally adjusted couple is a simple matter of give-and-take—some patience, tolerance, and just trying to be cheerful as often as possible. There is no shortage of books providing relationship advice that can help us with these matters. But Buddhist teachings address more than just surface knowledge, and guide us to delve deeper into our psyches. With an emphasis on self-compassion, Buddhism for Couples explains how to apply Buddhist teachings to your relationships to patch things up, hold things together, and, even on good days, scale the heights of relationship happiness. Written for both men and women, this book tackles the loaded subjects of housework, anger, sex, conflict, and infidelity, and introduces Buddhist strategies that can enrich a relationship. Humorous and informative, Buddhism for Couples provides a fresh approach to living as a couple, persuading us to leave behind stale, habitual ways of relating that don’t work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Religion

Mind in the Balance

Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity
Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519702
Category: Religion
Page: 264
View: 7980
By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern philosophy and science, B. Alan Wallace reveals the theoretical similarities underlying these disparate disciplines and their unified approach to making sense of the objective world. Wallace begins by exploring the relationship between Christian and Buddhist meditative practices. He outlines a sequence of meditations the reader can undertake, showing that, though Buddhism and Christianity differ in their belief systems, their methods of cognitive inquiry provide similar insight into the nature and origins of consciousness. From this convergence Wallace then connects the approaches of contemporary cognitive science, quantum mechanics, and the philosophy of the mind. He links Buddhist and Christian views to the provocative philosophical theories of Hilary Putnam, Charles Taylor, and Bas van Fraassen, and he seamlessly incorporates the work of such physicists as Anton Zeilinger, John Wheeler, and Stephen Hawking. Combining a concrete analysis of conceptions of consciousness with a guide to cultivating mindfulness and profound contemplative practice, Wallace takes the scientific and intellectual mapping of the mind in exciting new directions.

    • Self-Help

Meditation Now or Never

Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061747564
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 4971
National bestselling author and teacher Steve Hagen strips away the cultural and religious jargon surrounding meditation and provides an accessible and thorough manual for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Inside you will find: Simple practices to avoid needlessly complicating meditation Where most of us get stuck in meditation—and how to get unstuck A unique focus on meditation not simply as a spiritual technique, but as a way of living