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A Garland of Advice: Special Instructions on How to Bless a Mala and General Advice for Recitation Practice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In this book Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche offers advices on how to use a Buddhist mala and engage in mantra recitation practice. In addition, Rinpoche explains the significance of the mala in Tibetan Buddhism and the commitments relating to the mala. This volume also includes special instructions on how to bless a mala and make your mantra practice more powerful.
Buda en Mezclilla
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: Spanish. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
“Buda en Mezclilla”, del poeta-filósofo y monje Zen Tai Sheridan, es un una guía universal en extremo corta, simple y directa para la práctica de sentarse en silencio y ser uno mismo, que es lo mismo que Ser Buda. Sentarse en silencio puede enseñar muchas formas de aceptar la vida, enfrentar el dolor, envejecer con gracia y morir sin remordimientos.
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary on Lamp of the Path, Atisha's revolutionary work and Lines of Experience, a short text written by the Tibetan scholar Lama Tsong Khapa. This book offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published, and it is recommended for those at the beginning of the path, the middle and the end.
The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind
Price: Free! Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: 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.
A Buddhist Monk Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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Short story about novice monk going to elder monk for advice
Changing Destiny: Liao-Fan's Four Lessons -- A Commentary by Venerable Master Chin Kung
Price: Free! Words: 109,380. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The book Liaofan’s Four Lessons was written in the sixteenth century in China by Yuan Liaofan with the hope that it would teach his son, Yuan Tianqi, about destiny, how to differentiate good from bad, how to correct his faults, and how to practice good deeds to cultivate both virtue and humility.
The Tender Heart of Sadness: 28 Aspects of Warriorship Drawn from the Buddhist and Shambhala Traditions
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Written by a senior student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, and his Shambhala Lineage heir Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche, this book is good companion to anyone pursuing the path of Shambhala Warriorship. Roger Guest offers reflections on a wide range of topics from basic meditation to the power of elegant speech and uplifted decorum, sprinkled with stories and accounts of encounters with teachers.
Buddhism for Today
Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism is a religion that, historically, is said to have been founded by Shakyamuni Buddha in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains sometime around 600 B.C. Some historians believed that Shakyamuni lived as far back as 1,000 B.C.
Camino Meditations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013 by Hamilton Stone. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
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.
Tibetan Masters and other True Stories
Series: Shades of Awareness. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,510. Language: Australian English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
This is a collection of short stories which took place in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal and India during the 1980s and nineties. Either I participated directly or heard them first hand while I was living near my Tibetan Masters and endeavouring to follow Their teachings. They provide a unique glimpse into a way of life that is not normally known of or even accessible to many in the West.
The Key to the Castle: Zen and Travel Stories of Trust
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,200. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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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.
If You Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight: Aspects of Practice for Gay and Lesbian Buddhists
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,860. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Sociology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Offers both male and female, beginner and veteran a discussion of those aspects of Buddhist practice which benefit gay people and which address current issues of prejudice and homophobia.
Buddhist Meditation and the Internet: Practices and Possibilities
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,720. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Internet
We now know that people are trying to reproduce online much of what they do offline. So why is it that meditation is only a very small part of Buddhist Internet activity?
Mindfulness and Vipassana - Meditation for Everyone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
An eBook (6851 words) which teaches you both the Mindfulness Meditation and Vipassana Meditation techniques and how you can use them to calm unhelpful thoughts, emotions and sensations, and bring peace to your mind and life.
Thus Have I Heard -- Buddhist Parables and Stories
Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: 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."
Brahma Net Sutra
Price: Free! Words: 35,010. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
After the passing of the historical Buddha more than 2500 years ago, His teachings were codified in theTripitaka, or three "baskets": sutras, commentaries and precepts. The Brahma Net Sutra is part of both the basket of sutras and the basket of precepts, and contains the Bodhisattvaprecepts, the highest moral code in Mahayana.
A Composition Urging The Generation Of The Bodhi Mind
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
"Everything returns to Oneness at the source, but there are many expedient methods that lead us there." This is a very popular saying in Buddhism. However, even though three are many expedient methods, we must really practice with diligence; otherwise, we are left with only many expedient methods having no particular benefit for anyone -- i.e., with nothing at all.
The Dharma of Mind Transmission
Price: Free! Words: 15,970. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Mind is Buddha; Buddha is the Mind. All sentient beings and all Buddhas have the same Mind, which is without boundaries and void, without name and form and is immeasurable.
Practice and Attain Sudden Enlightenment
Price: Free! Words: 15,560. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: 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.
The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
Price: Free! Words: 25,900. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra is the core of The Mahaprajna Paramita Sutra in six hundred scrolls. Its teaching is the teaching of supramundane Voidness as the only true existence, the true Void being mysteriously concealed in the existing. Therefore, one might say the substance of this sutra is the Voidness of all dharmas; and non-obtaining is the purpose.