Books tagged: mahayana

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Essential Writings of Buddhism: The Diamond Sutra and the Lotus Sutra
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,020. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Two classic texts of Mahayana Buddhism.
The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
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Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 9 ยท Buddhism, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,930. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
This ancient text was written in Sanskrit around 700 CE by Santideva, renowned Buddhist monk and scholar. This version is written in easy to understand language accessible to the modern reader. If you are embarking on the path to enlightenment, or just curious, this book could be just the change agent you have been looking for. It is said to be one of the Dalai Lama's favorite texts.
Sutra of the Merit and Virtue of the Past Vows of Medicine Master Vaidurya Light Tathagata
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Price: Free! Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This Medicine Master Buddha Dharma is an important Dharma Door for our era of “East meets West” and “global village”.
Meditation, Mindfulness and the Awakened Life: An Updated Look at the Bodhicaryavatara of Shantideva
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,520. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Bodhicaryavatara is one of the most significant works in Mahayana Buddhist literature. Written entirely in verse, the text is a remarkable piece of didactic Sanskrit poetry, extolling the bodhisattva ideal and guiding a Buddhist practitioner along the Mahayana path, culminating in the attainment of enlightenment. With this updated translation, we see that Shantideva was a superbly philosopher.
Vipassana Meditation: My Experiences at a 10-Day Retreat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Vipassana is one of the world's most ancient forms of meditation. In this detailed essay, author Robert Crayola describes all that goes on at a 10-day Vipassana course, providing a thorough accounting of the pros and cons involved. Also included is information on taking the course yourself.
Advice for Monks and Nuns
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
In these talks, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche explain the great benefits of practicing Dharma as an ordained person, how to keep the ordination pure, the purpose of the monastic community, how to live together as monks and nuns, and much more.
Blue Sky, White Cloud
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,090. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
the immanent model of dharma training is well known for its epithet of being a 'practice of no practice'. the paradoxical nature of this form of training found traditionally in china, japan and tibet is one that so easily defeats the western mind as this generally will only accept something that fits its logical conditioning.
Dharma Mind Worldly Mind
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
this is not a book of lists and formulas like so many books on buddhist practice. instead, it begins by creating a practical framework for understanding the principles of the buddha’s teaching, and then goes much further, offering valuable advice on how to put those principles into practice. it focuses not just on sitting meditation but more crucially on our daily lives.
A Question of Dharma
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,000. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
we can learn much from the questions of others, and readers may see themselves in any of the 108 questions in this book. aloka david smith’s 108 responses to those questions reflect his near 40 years of commitment to dharma practice whereby he meets the spirit of each question in his own direct and often playful way leading the reader into a profundity that will clarify as much as it will inspire.
The Five Pillars of Transformation
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
this book specially written for the dharmamind group covers five vital principles that need to be addressed by those dharma practitioners interested in practicing the immanent model - often referred to as the "practice of no practice" - of chan or zen of mahayana buddhism.