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Zen Prayers For Repairing Your Life
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Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Tai Sheridan's 'Zen Prayers' addresses what is unsettled within you and cultivates integrity and virtue. Zen prayer includes intimacy with the ground of Being, making yourself whole through honest self-reflection, clarifying your deepest spiritual intentions, wishing for the welfare of the world, and affirming the essential goodness of people and life.
Relax, You're Going to Die
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Price: Free! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A contemporary and contemplative spiritual exploration of death, by best selling author, poet, and Zen priest Tai Sheridan, Ph.D. Beneath the surface, many anxieties, worries, and fears are associated with death. 'Relax, You Are Going To Die' is an invitation to examine your relationship with death and your ability to live with grace and dynamic vitality.
Thoughts on Buddhism
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Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
3 short writings associated with the subject of Buddhism
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat
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Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat encourages you to enjoy quiet, gather your wits about you, delight in nature, nourish yourself, focus your attention, love the world you inhabit, clarify your spiritual intentions, and deepen your connection with the whole of you. It is a simple practice that requires no special belief, training, or particular religious affiliation.
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,620. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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This book contains public talks by Lama Yeshe on the general topic of Buddhism and mind. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer session. Lama presented one of the talk to a group of psychiatrists who were delighted to meet and question Lama, and this historic exchange underscores the difference between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.
37 Practices of a Bodhisattva: The Way of an Awakening Being
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Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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Description: A Tibetan Buddhist classic by Thogme Zangpo, 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva is given a lovingly expanded and updated translation and commentary by Brian Robertson. For beginners to longtime students the book is a practical manual and contains such famous lines such as: "All suffering comes from wanting only your own happiness. Perfect awakening is born from wanting to benefit others."
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,240. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In 1975 during their first trip to Europe, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a weekend seminar in England, once again demonstrating the profound effect of Buddha’s wisdom on Western people. Freedom Through Understanding covers the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics.
Ego, Attachment and Liberation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,440. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In 1975, Lama Yeshe undertook his most extensive international teaching tour, being on the road for nearly nine months. This book contains the teachings and meditations Lama Yeshe gave at a five-day retreat he led near Melbourne, Australia. In line with Lama’s intentions, this book is dedicated to the awakening of inner freedom within the minds of its readers and all other sentient beings.
The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The first teaching, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” was given in France in 1982. The second teaching, an “Introduction to Tantra,” also in two parts, was given at Grizzly Lodge, California, in 1980. These comprise the first two lectures of a commentary on the Chenrezig yoga.
The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
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Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 10 · Buddhism, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Tokme Zangpo's classic 14th Century guide for travellers on the path to enlightenment. A companion to Santideva’s classic work the Bodhicaryavatara. While there are English translations of this text, they are a little difficult to understand for many readers living in the 21st Century. The mode of expression and the figures of speech are the product of that far-off time.
Every Moment Is The Best Moment: The Essence of Enlightenment
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Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 21 · Buddhism, Book 11 · Applied Psychology, Book 20 · Applied Philosophy, Book 14 · Leadership, Book 15 · Travel, Book 9 · Creativity, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
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Every Moment is the Best Moment is for anyone seeking a richer, deeper experience of life. The modern world is pre-occupied with material wealth. A good standard of living is great, but when wealth and status becomes an end in themselves, we have lost sight of what is most important in life. This eBook can help you cultivate a higher awareness while continuing to live in the world.
What is Reincarnation?
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Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Reincarnation has not been a topic that is commonly discussed, like Karma or the Soul. Yet, everyone has heard of the term and knows what it means. Or do they? What does Reincarnation really consist of - how does it work? An excerpt from my book "I'll Put 3 Chips On God - just in case there is one". A discussion of Reincarnation, and if such a thing really exists.
On Calm Abiding Resting The Mind In Meditation
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Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A short, practical guide to meditation based on the Buddhist practice known as Shamata or Shinay. The words mean "Calm Abiding" in Sanskrit and Tibetan. The purpose is in resting the mind, and one doesn't have to be or become a Buddhist to rescue yourself from the tangle of thoughts and concepts that can cripple our view of the world around us.
Thus Have I Heard -- Buddhist Parables and Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism has always been fond of parables and many of these were used by the Buddha himself. He taught by parables, "for men of good understanding will readily enough catch the meaning of what is taught under the shape of a parable."
The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice
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Price: Free! Words: 16,930. Language: American English. Published: April 3, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In the Buddhist tradition, meditation is used to defuse the source of all the trouble-the illusion of self and other. In Ch'an (or Zen), the aim is to overcome thought and defilement. Having done this, and with thoughts no longer stirring, the real substance of mind becomes evident. Without thoughts and without the illusion of self and other, greed, anger and hatred have no place to arise.
Camino Meditations
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013 by Hamilton Stone. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Camino Meditations is a pocket book for spiritual adventurers. This small practical book includes short inspirational chapters, followed by simple walking meditations, journal exercises and action steps. The writing is peppered with Camino wisdoms Watt learned on her own pilgrimage walking with fellow meditation practitioners.
Buddhism of Wisdom & Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice
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Price: Free! Words: 93,880. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This Pure Land treatise is, to our knowledge, the first and only compendium of Pure land teaching and thought currently available in a Western language. In the tradition of the Avatamsaka Sutra, the author sometimes shifts from one plane of meaning to another, at times down-to-earth, at times metaphysical, so as to reach readers at every level and to sever attachment to his very words.
Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Bodhisattva Attitude is taken from the sutra teachings of the Buddha and is based on verses by the great bodhisattva Shantideva in his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. The verses are meant to be recited each morning. This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s essential teachings given from 2008 onward. It is the first volume in LYWA’s Heart Advice Series.
Buddhism and Politics: Citizens, Politicians, and the Noble Eightfold Path
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Make politics a missions of peace. By following the tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path, citizens and politicians alike can change their thinking and their actions to follow a middle path. Critics are saying, "I urge you to read this book...you will benefit from it."
Practice and Attain Sudden Enlightenment
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Price: Free! Words: 15,560. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Ch'an Master Ch'an Yuan, out of great compassion, wrote his work Practice and Attain Sudden Enlightenment, using the dialogue format between a monk-student and his master to develop concepts about the nature of the Absolute, Original Mind, Enlightenment, practice, etc., assuming that future student of the Dharma would surely benefit from this design.