The Foundations of Buddhism

In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.

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  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 333 pages
  • ISBN : 0192892231
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 reviews
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The Foundations of Buddhism

The Foundations of Buddhism
  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 July 1998
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In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.

The Foundations of Buddhism

The Foundations of Buddhism
  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 15 July 1998
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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) which exist in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions,

Sayings of the Buddha

Sayings of the Buddha
  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 09 October 2008
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This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture.

Opening the Hand of Thought

Opening the Hand of Thought
  • Author : Kosho Uchiyama
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 10 June 2005
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For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an introduction to Zen Buddhism and meditation unmatched in clarity and power. This is the revised edition of Kosho Uchiyama's singularly incisive classic. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended endnotes, in addition to a revised glossary. As Jisho Warner writes in her preface, Opening the Hand of Thought "goes directly to the heart of Zen practice... showing how Zen Buddhism can

Concise History of Buddhism

Concise History of Buddhism
  • Author : Andrew Skilton
  • Publisher : Windhorse Publications
  • Release : 14 June 2013
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An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton - a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism - explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and describes its varied developments in India, Buddhism's homeland, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. A fascinating insight into the historical progress of one of the world's great religions.

Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness

Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Author : Edo Shonin,William Van Gordon,Nirbhay N. Singh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 27 August 2015
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This book explores a wide range of mindfulness and meditative practices and traditions across Buddhism. It deepens contemporary understanding of mindfulness by examining its relationship with key Buddhist teachings, such as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight-Fold Path. In addition, the volume explores how traditional mindfulness can be more meaningfully incorporated into current psychological research and clinical practice with individuals and groups (e.g., through the Buddhist Psychological Model). Key topics featured in this volume include: Ethics and

Simas

Simas
  • Author : Jason A. Carbine,Erik W. Davis
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 September 2022
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Human-fashioned boundaries transform spaces by introducing dualisms, bifurcations, creative symbioses, contradictions, and notions of inclusion and exclusion. The Buddhist boundaries considered in this book, sīmās--a term found in South and Southeast Asian languages and later translated into East Asian languages--come in various shapes and sizes and can be established on land or in bodies of water. Sometimes, the word sīmā refers not only to a ceremonial boundary, but the space enclosed by the boundary, or even the

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Author : U Silananda
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 25 June 2012
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An absolute essential of Buddhist thought and practice. In addition to practitioners of Insight meditation, those who engage in other meditation forms such as dzogchen, mahamudra, and zazen will find that The Four Foundation of Mindfulness provides new means of understanding how to approach and deepen their own practices. The entire Great Discourse is included here, coupled with a beautifully clear commentary from the great scholar-yogi, Venerable U Silananda.

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice
  • Author : Thubten Chodron,Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 15 May 2018
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The second volume in the Dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 1, Approaching the Buddhist Path, contained introductory material that set the context for Buddhist practice. This second volume, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, contains the important teachings that will help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice. The Foundation of Buddhist Practice begins with the four seals shared by all Buddhist philosophies, and moves on to

Mahayana Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism
  • Author : Paul Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 July 2008
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Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul Williams’ Mahayana Buddhism is widely regarded as the standard introduction to the field, used internationally for teaching and research and has been translated into several European and Asian

The Foundations of Mindfulness

The Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Author : Eric Harrison
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release : 18 April 2017
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An Essential Addition to Mindfulness Literature Who among us does not want to discern right from wrong and useful from useless in any situation? Thirty years ago—long before the modern mindfulness movement—Eric Harrison began teaching meditation as a secular, science-based therapy. Paradoxically, he rooted his practice in the Buddha’s original teaching: the Satipatthana Sutta. The 13 steps in the Sutta offer readers the full benefits of mindfulness: attention, good judgment, and tranquility. Now—informed by a lifetime spent

Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod

Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod
  • Author : Jerome Edou
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 21 November 2017
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Machig Labdron is popularly considered to be both a dakini and a deity, an emanation of Yum Chenmo, or Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the wisdom of the buddhas. Historically, this Tibetan woman, a contemporary of Milarepa, was an adept and outstanding teacher, a mother, and a founder of a unique transmission lineage known as the Chöd of Mahamudra. This translation of the most famous biography of Machig Labdron, founder of the unique Mahamudra Chöd tradition, is presented together

Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism

Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism
  • Author : Martin A. Mills
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 November 2013
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This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing detailed descriptions and analyses of monastic ritual, the work builds up a picture of Tibetan tantric traditions as they interact with more localised understandings of bodily identity and territorial cosmology, to produce a substantial re-interpretation

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
  • Author : Henepola Gunaratana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 07 August 2012
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In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern. The Satipatthana Sutta has become the basis of all mindfulness meditation, and Bhante unveils it to the reader in his trademark "plain English"