Dipa Ma

Author: Amy Schmidt

Publisher: Windhorse Publications

ISBN: 1907314806

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Read the life story and spiritual teachings of Dipa Ma, a major figure in contemporary Buddhism. She was the teacher of such well-respected western Buddhists as Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Alice Walker and Sylvia Boorstein, among others. An accomplished yogi, she was an inspired teacher and a devoted mother and grandmother. A woman who found great freedom through profound levels of insight and one who exemplified in her every action immense kindness, generosity, and mindfulness.

Living This Life Fully

Author: Mirka Knaster

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822542

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Anagarika Munindra (1915–2003) was a Bengali Buddhist master and scholar who was teacher to an entire generation of practitioners—including some of the most prominent Insight Meditation teachers in America. His students include Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence), Sharon Salzberg (author of Lovingkindness), Jack Kornfield (author of A Path with Heart), and Joseph Goldstein (author of Insight Meditation). As the teacher of a whole generation of American teachers, he was thus himself a pivotal figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. This is the first book available about Munindra’s life and teaching, and it features: • A brief biography of Munindra • Never-before-published excerpts of his teachings • Stories and remembrances from Western students including Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield • Rare photographs

May Cause Miracles

Author: Gabrielle Bernstein

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307986942

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 7461


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the motivational speaker, life-coach, and author of Spirit Junkie comes a practical and fun 40-day guidebook of subtle shifts for radical change and unlimited happiness. Are you ready to work miracles? Gabrielle Bernstein believes that simple, consistent shifts in our thinking and actions can lead to the miraculous in all aspects of our daily lives, including our relationships, finances, bodies, and self-image. In this inspiring guide, Gabrielle offers an exciting plan for releasing fear and allowing gratitude, forgiveness, and love to flow through us without fail. All of which, ultimately, will lead to breathtaking lives of abundance, acceptance, appreciation, and happiness. With May Cause Miracles, readers can expect incredible transformation in 40 powerful days: simply by adding up subtle shifts to create miraculous change. Praise for May Cause Miracles "Mistress of Miracles, Gabrielle Bernstein, offers the compelling message that anything is indeed possible with a few simple shifts that almost all of us can make. Recognizing that we are the authors of our own experience, Gabrielle leads us step by step through the thorny terrain of false beliefs, and helps us find our way home to our deepest truth so that we might manifest a life that is filled with light and love." —Katherine Woodward Thomas, bestselling author of Calling in “The One”and co-leader of the Feminine Power Global Community

Buddhism For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Landaw,Stephan Bodian,Gudrun Bühnemann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119643236

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 9890


Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For Dummies explores these questions and more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain an understanding of the origins of this ancient practice and how they're currently applied to everyday life. Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practiced religion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines the important terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth a wide range of fascinating topics. New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism, including Theravada, Tibetan, and Mahayana The continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama Updated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles, practices, meditation, and more Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies is your essential guide to this fascinating religion. Buddhism For Dummies (9781119643265) was previously published as Buddhism For Dummies (9781118023792). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

The Best of Inquiring Mind

Author: Barbara Gates,Wes Nisker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861715519

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

View: 8172


The journal Inquiring Mind has long been at the fore of contemporary Buddhist thought, and this compendium of its articles, stories, interviews, and poetry traces the many intersections between Buddhism and the Western world. In "Tending to the World," readers explore the work of social activists, while "Living and Dying in a Body" presents personal stories about the ways we use our bodies and the process of watching our bodies expire. In "The Arts of Dharma," the reader is treated to fiction and humor excerpts from Inquiring Mind. This collection includes contributions from Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass, and many more.

Voices of Insight

Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834825589

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 364


In this anthology, leading Western teachers of Buddhism share their personal experiences on the path of insight meditation; their understanding of the basic teachings of the Buddha; the lessons they've learned in their training with their own teachers; and some good advice on following the Buddha Dharma in everyday situations of work, family, and service. Contributors include: • Jack Kornfield • Sharon Salzberg • Larry Rosenberg • Sylvia Boorstein • Christopher Titmuss • Joseph Goldstein • Steve Armstrong • Narayan Liebenson Grady • Bhante Gunaratana • Gavin Harrison • Kamala Masters • Michele McDonald-Smith • Rodney Smith • Steven Smith • Ajahn Sumedho • Carol Wilson • Christina Feldman

Ties That Bind

Author: Reiko Ohnuma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199915660

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Reiko Ohnuma offers a wide-ranging exploration of the complex role of maternal imagery and discourse in pre-modern South Asian Buddhism. Motherhood was sometimes extolled as the most appropriate symbol for buddhahood itself, and sometimes denigrated as the most paradigmatic manifestation of attachment and suffering. In Buddhist literature, feelings of love and gratitude for the mother's nurturance frequently mingle with submerged feelings of hostility and resentment for the unbreakable obligations thus created, and positive images of self-sacrificing mothers are counterbalanced by horrific depictions of mothers who kill and devour. Institutionally, the formal definition of the Buddhist renunciant as one who has severed all familial ties seems to co-exist uneasily with an abundance of historical evidence demonstrating monks' and nuns' continuing concern for their mothers, as well as other familial entanglements. Ohnuma's study provides critical insight into Buddhist depictions of maternal love and grief, the role of the Buddha's own mothers, Maya and Mahaprajapata, the use of pregnancy and gestation as metaphors for the attainment of enlightenment, the use of breastfeeding as a metaphor for the compassionate deeds of buddhas and bodhisattvas, and the relationship between Buddhism and motherhood as it actually existed in day-to-day life.

A Heart as Wide as the World

Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824287

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Buddhist teachings have the power to transform our lives for the better, says Sharon Salzberg, and all we need to bring about this transformation can be found in the ordinary events of our everyday experiences. Salzberg distills more than twenty-five years of teaching and practicing meditation into a series of short essays, rich with anecdotes and personal revelations, that offer genuine aid and comfort for anyone on the spiritual path. Many chance moments, both small and profound, serve as the basis for Salzberg's teachings: hearing a market stall hawker calling "I have what you need!"; noting hotel guests' reactions to a midnight fire alarm; watching her teacher, Dipa Ma, bless a belligerent dog; seeing the Dalai Lama laughing uproariously at his own mistake. Each passing moment, Salzberg shows, can help us down the path toward "a seamlessness of connection and an unbounded heart."

Bringing Home the Dharma

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083482762X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6114


If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include: • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity • Conscious parenting • Spirituality and sexuality • The way of forgiveness • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

Passionate Presence

Author: Catherine Ingram

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592400492

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2673


The author of In the Footsteps of Gandhi explains how to recognize everyday miracles and experience life more fully through an understanding of seven traits of passionate presence: silence, tenderness, discernment, embodiment, genuineness, delight, and wonder. Reprint.