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Twelve Examples of Illusion

by Jan Westerhoff

<p>Tibetan Buddhist writings frequently state that many of the things we perceive in the world are in fact illusory, as illusory as echoes or mirages. In <em>Twelve Examples of Illusion</em>, Jan Westerhoff offers an engaging look at a dozen ...

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Unbounded Wholeness

Dzogchen, Bon, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual

by Anne Carolyn Klein & Geshe Tenzin Wangyal, Rinpoche

<p>In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and ...

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Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada

Critical Essays on Contemporary Trends

by Jason Zuidema

<p>Part I: Numbers and Definition</p> <p>The authors trace demographics and definitions of religious life in Canada.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781771121392

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Unfortunate Destiny

Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

by Reiko Ohnuma

<p><em>Unfortunate Destiny</em> focuses on the roles played by nonhuman animals within the imaginative thought-world of Indian Buddhism, as reflected in pre-modern South Asian Buddhist literature. These roles are multifaceted, diverse, and often

ISBN: 9780190637569

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Vegetarianism

by Bodhipaksa

<p>How does what we eat affect us and our world? Is there a connection between vegetarianism and living a spiritual life? A trained vet, respected teacher and happy vegan, Bodhipaksa answers all of these questions and more. He takes a positive ...

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Virtual Orientalism

Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

by Jane Iwamura

<p>Saffron-robed monks and long-haired gurus have become familiar characters on the American popular culture scene. Jane Iwamura examines the contemporary fascination with Eastern spirituality and provides a cultural history of the ...

ISBN: 9780199792856

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Virtuous Bodies

The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

by Susanne Mrozik

<p><em>Virtuous Bodies</em> breaks new ground in the field of Buddhist ethics by investigating the diverse roles bodies play in ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus Buddhist ...

ISBN: 9780190294014

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Visions of Mahayana Buddhism

by Nagapriya

<p>In a unique overview of this inspiring tradition, Nagapriya introduces its themes and spectrum of practices, literature and movements. Charting the evolution and expression of the Mahayana as a whole, he tracks its movement across South and ...

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Voice of the Buddha

Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

by Maria Heim

<p>What would a Buddhist theory of texts look like through the lens of the 5th-century thinker Buddhaghosa? In <em>Voice of the Buddha</em>, Maria Heim reads from the principal commentator, editor, and translator of the Theravada intellectual ...

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What Do Buddhists Believe?

by Tony Morris

I believe that every human being has an innate desire for happiness and does not want to suffer. I also believe that the very purpose of life is to experience this happiness' The Dalai Lama Buddhism is one of the world's oldest and most ...

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What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

by Dale S. Wright

<p><em>What kind of person should I strive to be? What ideals should I pursue in my life?</em> These basic human questions and others like them are components of the overall question that guides this book: What is enlightenment? As Dale Wright ...

ISBN: 9780190622619

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What Is the Sangha?

by Sangharakshita

<p>It can be a surprise to find that Buddhism gives great importance to the Sangha, the spiritual community. Some may feel that their guru or teacher is all that they need. To others, the idea of sharing their inner and outer lives with others ...

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Who is the Buddha?

by Sangharakshita

<p>The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, appears increasingly in magazines and on television in the West. But who was the Buddha? Here we see the Buddha as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; in the ...

ISBN: 9781907314537

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

by Robert Wright

From one of America's most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a ...

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Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist

Buddhism and the Compassionate Society

by Terry Gibbs

<ul> <li>The first accessibly written book to link Buddhism to socialist thought and social justice more broadly</li> <li>Interest in Buddhism has increased dramatically in recent years, particularly following the massive popularity of ...

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Widening the Circle of Love

by Dalai Lama

<p>From the teachings of the world-renowned Buddhist leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, comes a practical, seven-step guidebook for developing your love for others and transforming each and every one of your relationships in ...

ISBN: 9781448118335

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Wildmind

by Bodhipaksa

<p>Meditation helps us to cut through the agonizing clutter of superficial mental turmoil and allows us to experience more spacious and joyful states of mind. It is this pure and luminous state that I call your Wildmind. From how to build your ...

ISBN: 9781907314322

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Wisdom Beyond Words

by Sangharakshita

<p>Ever since the Buddha's lifetime, people have been trying to express the ultimate meaning of Buddhism in a form that makes complete rational sense. The Prajnaparamita or 'Perfection of Wisdom' teachings offer a giddying counterbalance to this

ISBN: 9781909314115

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Wisdom Rising

Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

by Lama Tsultrim Allione

<p><strong>Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of <em>Feeding Your Demons</em> Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the

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Women in Early Indian Buddhism

Comparative Textual Studies

by Alice Collett

<p>The path of practice as taught in ancient India by Gotama Buddha was open to both women and men. The texts of early Indian Buddhism show that women were lay followers of the Buddha and were also granted the right to ordain and become nuns. ...

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