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The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism

Conversion, Contestation, and Memory

by Matthew T. Kapstein

<p>This book explores the Buddhist role in the formation of Tibetan religious thought and identity. In three major sections, the author examines Tibet's eighth-century conversion, sources of dispute within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and the

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

by Jean-Claude Van Itallie

In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism--traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation--death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This unabridged ...

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The Training Anthology of Santideva

A Translation of the Siksa-samuccaya

by Oxford University Press

<p>The <em>Training Anthology</em>--or <em>Siksa-samuccaya-</em>-is a collection of quotations from Buddhist sutras with illuminating and insightful commentary by the eighth-century North Indian master Santideva. Best known for his philosophical

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The Wild, White Goose

The Diary of a Female Zen Priest

by Roshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett

<p>This book, first published as two volumes in 1977 and 1978, was published purely for the purpose of showing how Buddhist training was done by the Reverend Jiyu-Kennett in the Far East. The material for the book was taken from diaries covering

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There's More to Dying than Death

by Lama Shenpen Hookham

<p>There's More to Dying Than Death draws on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of positively preparing for death throughout one's life. Lama Shenpen Hookham offers Westerners like herself a warm, readable and heartfelt exposition on the issues that

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Thicker than Blood

by Maitreyabandhu

<p>This is a book about friendship - about the Buddhist ideals of spiritual friendship and the author's personal experience. By turns moving, funny and inspirational, Maitreyabandhu's account is as compelling as a good novel. Woven into the ...

ISBN: 9781909314429

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Thinking is Overrated

empty brain — happy brain

by Niels Birbaumer & Jörg Zittlau

<p><strong>Find the happiness of emptiness.</strong></p> <p>Few things scare us more than inner emptiness. The presumed emptiness of coma or dementia scares us so much that we even sign living wills to avoid these states. Yet as Zen masters ...

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This Being, That Becomes

by Dhivan Thomas Jones

<p>This being, that becomes; from the arising of this, that arises. This succinct formula, recorded in texts and carved in inscriptions throughout the Buddhist world, is said to summarise the whole of the Dharma, the teaching of the Buddha. But ...

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Three Jewels

by Sangharakshita

<p>Three precious jewels lie at the heart of Buddhism, radiating the light of awakening into the world: the Buddha Jewel, as symbol of Enlightenment (the figure of the Buddha); the Dharma jewel, the path to Enlightenment taught by the Buddha; ...

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Three Jewels II

by Sangharakshita

<p>For Buddhists everywhere, the Three Jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha - are at the heart of daily life and practice. But how can we make our engagement with these precious ideals practical and real? In this volume - the companion

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Thus Have I Seen

Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

by Andy Rotman

<p>Although Buddhism is often depicted as a religion of meditators and philosophers, some of the earliest writings extant in India offer a very different portrait of the Buddhist practitioner. In Indian Buddhist narratives from the early ...

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Tibet on Fire

Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation

by John Whalen-Bridge

<p >Extreme conditions lead to extreme protest, and contradictions between the Buddhist-inflected rhetoric of non-harm and the agony of self-immolation have been accounted for variously. The interpreters create descriptions that reflect, select,

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Tibetan Buddhism

by Sangharakshita

<p>Tibetan Buddhism is becoming increasingly common and fashionable in Western media but this familiarity can cause its teachings and message to be misunderstood. Sangharakshita is ideally suited as our guide through the vast realm of Tibetan ...

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Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

by Yaroslav Komarovski

<p>In this book, Yaroslav Komarovski argues that the Tibetan Buddhist interpretations of the realization of ultimate reality both contribute to and challenge contemporary interpretations of unmediated mystical experience. The model used by the ...

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Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

by Matthew T. Kapstein

<p>The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen centuries of continuous development. During that time, it has spread among the neighboring peoples - the Mongol, Himalayan, and Siberian peoples, Manchus and Chinese. At its height is has

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Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

by Douglas S. Duckworth

<p><em>Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature</em> offers an engaging philosophical overview of Tibetan Buddhist thought. Integrating competing and complementary perspectives on the nature of mind and reality, Douglas Duckworth reveals ...

ISBN: 9780190883973

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Tibetan Democracy

Governance, Leadership and Conflict in Exile

by Trine Brox

<p>How do you govern 130,000 people from exile? Tibet – and the struggles of diaspora Tibetans – are elements of an ongoing and highly debated issue. The Dalai Lama's democratisation process during his time in India from 1959–2011, and the ...

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Transforming Self and World

by Sangharakshita

<p>The Sutra of Golden Light has captured imaginations for centuries but remains as mysterious as it is beautiful. With skill and clarity, Sangharakshita translates the images and episodes, providing an exploration filled with practical ...

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Travels in the Netherworld

Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

by Bryan J. Cuevas

<p>In <em>Travels in the Netherworld</em>, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the <em>délok</em>, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then ...

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Triratna Story

by Vajragupta

<p>This is the story of a circle of friends dreaming a dream, and working to make it a reality. It's a record of idealism and naivety, growth and growing pains, friendship and fall-out. It's a celebration of how so much was achieved in so short ...

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