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Antony Osler, "Buddhist monk, human rights advocate, farmer, father" and the Herman Charles Bosman of the Karoo, has created a haven for jangled nerves with this exquisitely produced collection of anecdotes, Zen philosophy, personal thoughts and acute observations, plentifully illustrated with photographs, some breathtakingly beautiful, others quirky and entirely whimsical.
From bestselling author and beloved teacher Lama Surya Das comes a thorough, engaging, and user-friendly guide to the teachings of Buddhism.
At the age of fourty-one, Machig Labdron stayed in a retreat cave in Chipug which was blessed for practice. On the fourth day of the last month of spring, in the middle of the night, the majestic Lady Tara appeared, surrounded by numerous dakinis. She bestowed on Machig the four initiations of the five primordial Buddhas according to the Udumvara Tantra ...
John Malkin interviews Gabriel Constans, author of "Buddha’s Wife" which recreates the life of Yasodhara. The book is said to engage readers in the complexity of issues many women have raised about Gotama the Buddha’s life and practice.
Idris Lahore’s The Silence of the Body is written with such clarity that it reads like a series of Haiku poems, each of them awakening what is most profound in us. The Socratic dictum, “Know thyself, and you shall know the universe and the gods,” is the leitmotif that runs throughout the book.
This lecture is mainly dealing with five successive paths on which a bodhisattva develops.
Religion (Dharma) is a means to leave suffering and attain happiness. Shakyamuni Buddha taught four noble truths: The truths of suffering and the cause of suffering, and the truths of cessation of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering. We must recognize and remove the first two and realize through practice the second two.
We can understand this deep subject by considering the simple example of physical illness. When we are sick, we suffer, and look for the underlying cause—a disease or other disorder. When we realize that the illness is curable we see that our suffering can cease and seek treatment—the path to the cessation of this suffering.
The following text is an expanded explanation of these four noble truths, and of how we can follow a path that leads us out of suffering to the attainment of happiness, not only for ourselves, but for all beings.
We’ve all been there before, the knots in your stomach, the butterflies…. then the realization after the fact that you should have listened to your gut. We’re learning more about the science behind our gut reactions and need to listen up much more often.
Mindfulness, the Buddhist principle of being fully aware of the present, is at the heart of Lilian Cheung’s collaborative book “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life,” written with Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Buddhist monk and author of “Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life.”
Reviewed By Daniel Capper Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Hartwick College firstname.lastname@example.org