The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime: Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child - to Delight and Inspire

By Dharmachari Nagaraja, Sharon Tancredi

Author note: Sharon Tancredi (Illustrator)
------------------

Practising Buddhist and grasp storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja weaves an exciting narrative spell whereas even as conveying easy lifestyles classes that would support young children to boost their character, take care of their anxieties, and locate peace and self belief as they develop up.

The tales discover subject matters from the Eightfold direction, that's Buddhism's functional path to a contented existence. issues coated, with the lightest of touches, comprise talking in a type and honest demeanour, behaving with compassion, pondering selflessly and fending off the pitfalls of egotism. even supposing supplying mild advice at the artwork of residing good, that is the root of precise happiness, every one tale can also be compelling in its personal correct, that includes characters, settings and occasions that each baby will locate soaking up. every one narrative concludes with an confirmation that is helping to attract out its optimistic message, whereas the excellent, especially commissioned illustrations will satisfaction your baby and supply a starting-point for dialogue and additional amusement.

The necessary advent offers insights into the price of Buddhist rules for kids and indicates how visualisation, inventive pondering or even first steps in meditation may help to nurture younger minds and hearts.

Show description

Continue reading

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teaching on Voidness

Transparent and easy teachings on voidness and dwelling a moral life.

In Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu offers in basic language the philosophy of voidness, or sunnata, that lies on the center of the Buddhism. through conscientiously tying voidness to moral self-discipline, Buddhadasa presents us transparent and open grounds to mirror at the position of the philosophy in our lives. together with his ecumenical, stimulating, and enthusiastically engaged method of examining the Buddha's instructing in complete flourish, Ajahn Buddhadasa transforms the jungle of philosophy right into a glade as inviting because the one during which he famously taught.

Show description

Continue reading

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

By Thich Nhat Hanh

“If there's a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on the earth this present day, it truly is Thich Nhat Hanh.”
                                                                                                 – Richard Baker-roshi
 
In The middle of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with extra fabric and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the center teachings of Buddhism and exhibits us that the Buddha’s teachings are available and acceptable to our day-by-day lives. With poetry and readability, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting knowledge concerning the nature of agony and its function in developing compassion, love, and pleasure – all characteristics of enlightenment. masking such major teachings because the 4 Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold course, the 3 doorways of Liberation, the 3 Dharma Seals, and the Seven components of Awakening, The center of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist idea for the initiated and uninitiated alike.
 
“Thich Nhat Hanh indicates us the relationship among own, internal peace, and peace on earth.”
                                     – His Holiness the Dalai Lama
 
“Thich Nhat Hanh is a true poet.”
                                    – Robert Lowell

Show description

Continue reading

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon

"In the beginner's brain there are numerous chances, yet within the expert's there are few."

So starts off this such a lot cherished of all American Zen books.  Seldom has any such small handful of phrases supplied a educating as wealthy as has this recognized commencing line.  in one stroke, the easy sentence cuts in the course of the pervasive tendency scholars have of having so as regards to Zen as to totally pass over what it is all about.  An immediate educating at the first page.  and that is only the start.

In the 40 years considering that its unique ebook, Zen brain, Beginner’s Mind has turn into one of many nice sleek non secular classics, a lot cherished, a lot reread, and lots more and plenty advised because the top first publication to learn on Zen. Suzuki Roshi offers the basics—from the main points of posture and inhaling zazen to the notion of nonduality—in a fashion that isn't merely remarkably transparent, yet that still resonates with the enjoyment of perception from the 1st to the final web page.

Show description

Continue reading

The Lotus and the Lion Buddhism and the British Empire

This analyzes responses to and buildings of Buddhism by way of renowned novelists and poets, early students of faith, inventors of latest religions, social theorists and philosophers, and a number of social and non secular commentators. interpreting the paintings of figures starting from Rudyard Kipling and D.H. Lawrence to H.P. Blavatsky, Thomas Henry Huxley, and F. Max Muller.

Show description

Continue reading

Moments of Mindfulness: Daily Inspiration

By Thich Nhat Hanh

This superbly designed reward e-book includes a number of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh. easy meditation directions and messages of peace, love, perception, knowing, and compassion accompany two-color illustrations all through, with clean pages for private reflections and thought. Moments of Mindfulness is an ideal magazine for non secular exploration.

Moments of Mindfulness is meant for use as a private laptop or to easily learn for daily suggestion, and to aid deliver conscious practices and mirrored image to everyday life. With appealing information and layout it makes a superb reward. Illustrations through Jenifer Kent.

Show description

Continue reading

A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master

By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

Own memoirs should not unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent replicate offers an strange edition: 3 degrees of religious teachings, conveying outer, internal, and refined facets of knowledge, that provide readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of one among Vajrayana Buddhism’s most beneficial figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of non secular treasures known as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is well known for his revelations on “refining perception” or Nang Jang, and, via dream yoga, trance, and visions, for transmitting the “mindstream” of a couple of enlightened non secular beings, resembling Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he bought and stocks during this booklet.

A transparent reflect
reveals what excessive lamas regard as such a lot sacred and intimate: religious evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary lifestyles. Lingpa recounts each one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying the best way to meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent reflect is a religious experience that still comprises daily meditation suggestion, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra pro practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.

Show description

Continue reading

A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Vipassana Meditation and the Buddha's Teachings)

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This sleek translation of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) deals an advent to Buddhism's primary philosophical psychology. initially written within the eleventh or twelfth century, the Sangaha has served because the key to knowledge held within the Abhidhamma. Concisely surveyed are Abhidhamma's valuable subject matters, together with states of awareness and psychological components, the capabilities and techniques of the brain, the cloth global, established coming up, and the tools and levels of meditation. This provides an actual translation of the Sangaha along the unique Pali textual content. a close, explanatory consultant with greater than forty charts and tables lead readers in the course of the complexities of Adhidhamma.

Show description

Continue reading