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Introduction to the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door
By Kelly Liu
Price: Free! Words: 26,950. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Master Lu is regarded as the primus inter pares. Through his powerful ability for Totem Enquiry, Master Lu is able to examine one’s Totem in heaven according to the birth year, Chinese zodiac sign, and gender provided by the inquirer. By referencing the Totem, all information about one’s past, present and future lives can be collected.
The Essence of Buddhism
By David Tuffley
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
The distilled essence of Buddhism in plain English. Contains the essential truths that you can apply in your life. Short and simple, packed with meaning.
Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Buddha in Blue Jeans' is an extremely short, simple, and straight forward universal guide to the practice of sitting quietly and being yourself, which is the same as being Buddha. Sitting quietly can teach many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. The book encourages sitting quietly every day.
Relax, You're Going to Die
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
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.
Zen Prayers For Repairing Your Life
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
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.
Secrets of True Happiness
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Secrets of True Happiness' is a short, simple, and straight forward guide to becoming Truly Happy by living wisely. When you are truly happy you can be at ease in the world as a Buddha in Blue Jeans: a person of presence, openness, love, and benefit.
The journey towards Awakening
By Asuramuni Karunasena
Price: Free! Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This small but wise book is a guide for the seeker who desires not distractions, not abstractions, but the here and now. This is my second attempt to share my understanding of the teachings of the Buddha which I gained by listening to a few awakened. The book examines the mind process in detail, help understand the impediments and identify guidelines to move forward in the right path.
Be Love: An Exploration of Our Deepest Desire
By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
From the author of Tell Me Something About Buddhism (foreword written by Thich Nhat Hanh) comes another straight forward and simple book. How can we BE LOVE instead of craving it? This simple book explores that question and presents Four Paths of Being Love based in Buddhist teachings. Guaranteed to make you re-think love and transform your expression of it.
What Would Buddha Inject? Buddhist Objections to Mandatory Childhood Immunization
By Harold Zo
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Whatever the debatable benefits of our national childhood immunization program, the Karmic cost in ongoing, unrepentant, intentionally-inflicted animal suffering is mindbogglingly, exponentially higher. From a vegetarian Buddhist perspective, childhood immunization represents a spiritual abomination of unimaginable proportions. … A free full chapter excerpt from "Zo-Zen" by Harold Zo.
Rewriting the Buddha
By Susan Cogan
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
So I told myself the Dhammapada is one of the oldest books of Buddhist thought. I should read it. What I wanted was a nice simple readable version that I could dip into. I discovered that most translations are completely unreadable, some more than others. A few modern versions attempt to clarify the text. I may be the first person to notice the problem who was a writer and not a translator.
Thoughts on Buddhism
By TJ Seitz
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
3 short writings associated with the subject of Buddhism
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean
By Lama Yeshe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
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.
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat
By Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
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.
37 Practices of a Bodhisattva: The Way of an Awakening Being
By Brian Robertson
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By Lama Yeshe
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.
Pale Blue Zen
By Harold Zo
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In rural Missouri, the night sky is a coal-black canopy pierced by millions of crisp, white stars. The Milky Way, many evenings, is a lush, creamy band dividing the sky. Staring up into the face of all that celestial enormity, "here" seems to barely exist. Where, if anywhere, do I, my people, my interests, my activities fit into such an immeasurably vast cosmos? That’s a great Zen question...
The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind
By surapol saipanich
Price: Free! Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book is a compilation from ten of Venerable Pramote's Dhamma talks in the summer of 2008. Only materials concerning the principles of meditation and Dhamma practice are presented here,along with pictures for easy understanding. We hope that such visual aids will be a vehicle to help further spread the Buddha's teachings that end our suffering.
Meditation for Beginners - 22 Day Course
By Vern Lovic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,420. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011 by MF Books. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
This is a very simple 22 day meditation course to help you begin meditating, or, for advanced meditators - if you are "stuck" and don't feel like you are progressing. The author has meditated for over a decade using this simple form of focusing on the breath. If you want to progress as fast as possible - this is the book for you... try it, it's cheap!
The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism
By Lama Yeshe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,160. 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. It comprises the first two lectures of a commentary on the Chenrezig yoga.
The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
By David Tuffley
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.