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Rituals & Practice | Tibetan | Zen | History | Sacred Writings | Theravada
Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche by Shelton Ranasinghe
Price: Free! Words: 31,310. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism(5.00 from 1 review)
This book is an unconventional approach to Buddhist doctrine. It is brilliantly written with logical evaluation of Buddhist concepts with emphasis on suffering and "anatta" (non-self), the two pillars of Buddhist teaching. The author's ability to read the Buddhist scripture and extract what Buddha really meant is the greatest contribution. This Book is a 'must' for anyone with an open mind.
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean by Lama Yeshe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,200. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism(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.
The Little Book of Buddhist Wisdom by Eric Van Horn
Series: The Little Books on Buddhism, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 46,260. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism(5.00 from 1 review)
The Little Book of Buddhist Wisdom looks at what makes Buddhism unique. This includes the most central teaching in Buddhism, The Four Noble Truths, the law of karma, the Buddha’s teachings on causation – dependent co-arising – and the three marks of existence: dukkha, impermanence, and non-self, the Buddha’s description of “What the Teaching is Not,” and a discourse on "right view."
Silicon Valley Monk: From Metaphysics to Reality on the Buddhist Path by J. A. Kempf
Price: Free! Words: 102,580. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Travel » By region(5.00 from 1 review)
"Silicon Valley Monk" is a memoir of one man's attempt to wake up amid the reality distortion field of Silicon Valley - and his own mind.
Going for Broke: Travelogs on Becoming a Buddhist Monk by Bhikkhu S.
Price: Free! Words: 64,960. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals(5.00 from 1 review)
"Going for Broke" consists of travel stories written by a young American man who gave up his lucrative job to travel the world and decide if he would fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a Buddhist monk. As he traveled, he sent accounts of his adventures as a backpacker in Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, India, and Nepal and then about his life as monk in Thailand and Myanmar.
The Key to the Castle: Zen and Travel Stories of Trust by Sue Schleifer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,200. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens to a beginning student of Zen as she sits and watches her mind? How is a Zen retreat like a vacation? Whether visiting her aging mom, hiking in northern Thailand, crossing a rain-swelled creek in South Africa, or eating formal meals at a Zen retreat, Schleifer asks, “What is going on here?” Her discoveries become ours in this clear and poignant account of inner and outer journeys.
The journey towards Awakening by Asuramuni Karunasena
Price: Free! Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism(3.00 from 1 review)
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.