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Zen Prayers For Repairing Your Life
Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, 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.
Blue Sky, White Cloud
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,090. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: 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.
A Record of Awakening
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,760. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
‘the rare and inspiring example of a life consistently and uncompromisingly dedicated to the practice of the dharma.’ - urgyen sangharakshita. david smith describes the remarkable fruit of more than twenty years immersion in buddhist practice in which he reveals the basic principles of his training, and the process whereby the ‘tap root of ignorance’ is cut and the awakened mind is born.
What Would Buddha Inject? Buddhist Objections to Mandatory Childhood Immunization
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting
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.
Pale Blue Zen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
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...
Introduction to the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door
Price: Free! Words: 26,950. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: 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 Dhammapada: Your Guide on the Path to Enlightenment in the 21st Century
Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 19 · Buddhism, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,610. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
The Dhammapada is a foundational text of the Theravada Buddhist tradition. It is a collection of 423 verses, grouped into 26 themes that the Buddha was fond of telling to those who would gather around and listen. They are the oral teachings of the Enlightened One. How delightful it is to imagine him under a shady tree with a group of people around him, telling these gems of spiritual instruction.
Dancing Tara: A Manual of Practice
Price: $17.99 USD. Words: 50,710. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Tara, a deity of Buddhist Tantra, is a potentiality latent within everyone. The dance of Tara is based on traditional Tibetan practices of personal transformation. “Dancing Tara: A Manual of Practice” illustrates the techniques of developing the mind so it may function in life, empowered and inspired.
Zen Mind, Empty Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Meditations
Emptiness is your real nature. Being caught up in the ever flowing thoughts, of the past and future, we fail to realize that. Realizing your real nature shall make you stay in the present moment, making your life beautiful. Emptiness cannot be understood with analytical mind. If you just read and relax, it will seep inside. Meditation instructions included to help you experience emptiness!
Rewriting the Buddha
Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
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.
Enlighten Your Life with 10 Buddhist Aphorisms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Buddhism, being a way life, provides a code of practice that leads to true happiness.Beside learning it through Buddhist mantras, sutras or meditation, Buddhist aphorisms prove to be another effective ways. In this book, author Jengko selects 10 Buddhist Aphorisms, illustrated with cartoons to make it more lively and relax. The aim is to provide readers another easy alternative to enlighten life.
Vipassana Meditation: My Experiences at a 10-Day Retreat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: 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.
Falling in Love with a Buddha
Price: $13.95 USD. Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Frank Berliner met the authentic spiritual master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche just as the Western cultural door opened to receive the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism. In Falling in Love with a Buddha, Frank recalls the world of Rinpoche’s life and teachings. In vivid and often humorous first-person accounts of the founding and evolution of Shambhala, he evokes the presence of this unique teacher.
Candide et le Bouddhisme
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,650. Language: French. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
L’auteur démontre que si le Bouddhisme détient de belles théories, il est englué de concepts d’hommes qui se contredisent et ne répondent pas aux 3 questions clé de la vie: d'où venons-nous? Quel est notre but sur Terre? Où allons nous après la mort? Il nous tourne vers Jésus : « En vérité, en vérité je vous le dis. Je suis le chemin, la vérité et la vie. Nul ne vient au Père que par moi."
Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others
Series: Heart Advice. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, 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.
Be Love: An Exploration of Our Deepest Desire
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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.
A New Myth for America
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,800. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
Every great civilization has had its own myth, a cosmic story of how we fit into the universe, a divine story of who we are and where we came from. Greece had Zeus and Athena. Rome had Romulus and Remus. Western civilization had the Old Testament prophets and stories of the Bible. Now a great new myth comes forth in America. It is the reason for the existence of the universe itself.
History of Zen from A to Z - Including the Meaning of Life, Creation of Heaven, Hell, Humans and Earth...
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Co-written by Satan? Richard says he'll be glad to take full credit. Either way, it is a new view of human history and the history of our entire universe. This unusual version of history starts with God alone, and ends with the creation of Zen Buddhism by Bodhidharma, with Satan alongside. The Garden of Eden, creation of Heaven, and the Tower of Babel are included in Satan's stories.
The Four Sublime States: The Brahmaviharas
Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 18 · Buddhism, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Psychology » Applied psychology
The Four Sublime States are the best possible relationship with the world and everyone in it. They also offer the possibility of liberation from the cycle of re-birth when your time comes to leave this life. Could there be a more worthy goal in life than this? The Buddha urged us to adopt these sublime states, making them our habitual state of mind with which to embrace the entire world.
The journey towards Awakening
Price: Free! Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: 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.