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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.
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.
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.
Relax, You're Going to Die
Price: Free! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, 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.
Secrets of True Happiness
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: 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 Buddha's Three Jewels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Three Jewels of Buddhism are the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Almost everyone has heard of the Buddha but the other two words, Dharma and Sangha, are usually strange to western ears. In Buddhism, taken together, they are known as “The Three Jewels.”
Thoughts on Buddhism
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
3 short writings associated with the subject of Buddhism
Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: 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.
The Yoga of Offering Food
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
All the things we do -- eating, walking, washing, working, talking -- everything can become very powerful methods for quickly achieving enlightenment. Through the Mahayana practice of offering the food we eat which is based on the Hinayana and adorned with the Vajrayana our lives become most beneficial, not only for ourselves but for all sentient beings.
The Buddha and the Dream of America
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
The Buddha is coming to America. An extraordinary perspective on the real roots of America, from the time of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walt Whitman to the present, when Buddhism, and the ideals which it espouses, is paving the way for the founding of a great new spiritual civilization.
Buddha's Golden Light: Six Classic Buddhist Teachings in Modern Verse
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddha's Golden Light is a modern re-visioning of classic Buddhist and Zen texts by best selling author and Zen priest Tai Sheridan. Esoteric essays, wisdom teachings, and non-dual philosophy are transformed into accessible, inspiring, and beautiful verse. The six books in this collection illuminate the big body, big mind, and big heart of Buddhism.
The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, 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.
The Essence of Buddhism
Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 7 · Buddhism, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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.
The New Superpower
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,270. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
Hiroshima. The Bomb. Madness. The Buried Dream of America. Quantum Physics. Buddhism. The Individual & The Universe. Reality. Mirrors. Delusion. The Buddha. The Real Battle. The Beginning and End of Time. The Roots of America. The Lotus Sutra. Electrons. Karma. Hibakusha. The Ceremony in the Air. Revolution. The Intent of the Universe. It's all here in this book. Come on in.