If the Buddha Dated

If the Buddha Dated
Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780140195835
ISBN 13: 0140195831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Buddha Dated Book Review:

Approaching the dating process as a means for awakening, the author offers quotes from wisdom traditions

If the Buddha Got Stuck

If the Buddha Got Stuck
Author: Charlotte Kasl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-01-04
ISBN 10: 110120043X
ISBN 13: 9781101200438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Buddha Got Stuck Book Review:

Zen and the art of getting unstuck . . . Perennial favorites, Charlotte Kasl’s If the Buddha Dated, If the Buddha Married and If the Buddha Had Kids have inspired readers with their empowering balance of spiritual and psychological wisdom. This wise yet lighthearted book extends on Dr. Kasl's trademark insight to speak to anyone who's ever experienced being stuck in life. With her signature clarity, wisdom, and wit, she presents seven simple yet profound steps on the path to change: Notice Where You're Stuck; Show Up; Pay Attention; Live in Reality; Connect with Others, Connect with Life; Move from Thought to Action; and Let Go. Full of insight from Buddhist and other teachings that emphasize the joy that comes with letting go of fears and attachments, If the Buddha Got Stuck is an inspirational and practical roadmap to a happier, more peaceful, and more fulfilling life.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Howard C. Cutler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781573221115
ISBN 13: 1573221112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Happiness Book Review:

Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.

If the Buddha Had Kids

If the Buddha Had Kids
Author: Charlotte Kasl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 1101152095
ISBN 13: 9781101152096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Buddha Had Kids Book Review:

Zen and the art of raising children to make peace in the world . . . In this wise and insightful volume, Charlotte Kasl applies her signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to a stage of life that leaves many of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids draws from Buddhist, Quaker, and other spiritual traditions to help parents raise children who value cooperation, compassion, and understanding, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world. Beginning with creating a healthy bond with your child and moving through all stages of life, encouraging empathy, respect, fascination, and curiosity, Kasl explores the spiritual journey of parenting. She also draws on her decades of experience as a healer and practicing psychotherapist to tackle very practical concerns such as the roles of electronics, money, sexuality, and education, and what it means to find one’s voice. This lively book promises to bring inspiration, humor, and wisdom to the joys and struggles of raising children in our contemporary world, and will serve as an enlightening companion for all moms and dads.

If the Buddha Married

If the Buddha Married
Author: Charlotte Kasl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN 10: 1101199423
ISBN 13: 9781101199428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Buddha Married Book Review:

Zen and the art of lasting relationships . . . Filled with the same lighthearted, highly practical, spiritually sound guidance that resonated with readers of If the Buddha Dated, this book is a fresh and inspiring guide for anyone who wants to strengthen, deepen, or revitalize a relationship or marriage. Charlotte Kasl, PhD, renowned for her ability to speak with depth, wisdom, and humor on important matters of the heart, empowers us to create fulfilling and vibrant relationships throuhg a commitment to awareness, truth, and compassion. If the Buddha Married explores how a "beginner's mind" can help us see our partners and ourselves afresh each day as we learn to nurture our commitment to each other. Marriage is truly a journey. Combining key teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, and other spiritual traditions with elements of psychology, this book is a wise and trusted guide through the joys and challenges of relationships that last and grow.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha
Author: Hermann Hesse
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 9390960029
ISBN 13: 9789390960026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siddhartha Book Review:

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Modern Buddhism

Modern Buddhism
Author: Kelsang Gyatso
Publsiher: Tharpa Publications US
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1616060069
ISBN 13: 9781616060060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Buddhism Book Review:

A guide to the Buddha's teachings explains the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation and philosophy and provides practical explanations for developing compassion and wisdom to achieve lasting happiness.

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road Kill Him

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road  Kill Him
Author: Sheldon Kopp
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-22
ISBN 10: 0804150966
ISBN 13: 9780804150965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road Kill Him Book Review:

A fresh, realistic approach to altering one's destiny and accepting the responsibility that grows with freedom. No meaning that comes from outside of ourselves is real. The Buddahood of each of us has already been obtained. We only need to recognize it. “The most important things that each man must learn no one can teach him. Once he accepts this disappointment, he will be able to stop depending on the therapist, the guru who turns out to be just another struggling human being.” Using the myth of Gilgamesh, Siddhartha, The Wife of Bath, Don Quizote . . . the works of Buber, Ginsberg, Shakespeare, Karka, Nin, Dante and Jung . . . a brilliant psychotherapist, guru and pilgrim shares the epic tales and intimate revelations that help to shape Everyman's journey through life.

Books of Daily Thoughts and Prayers by Swami Paramanda

Books of Daily Thoughts and Prayers by Swami Paramanda
Author: Swami Paramananda
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN 10: 1528760158
ISBN 13: 9781528760157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books of Daily Thoughts and Prayers by Swami Paramanda Book Review:

There are moments when the spirit is mute and powerless to give utterance to its interior yearning. It feels the need of a vibrant word to rouse it from its numbness and voice its voiceless aspiration. Hence attempts to provide, in one form or another, daily thoughts for the day's round are coincident with the rising of the religious consciousness. The ancient Forest-Books or Upanishads of the Vedlc period were but the accumulated effort of great sages to help those who surrounded them in their woodland hermitage, to meet the daily problem with triumphant heart. The mediaeval breviaries and manuals of devotion were written or compiled to the same end. The present volume is another contribution to this daily sacrament of prayer and holy thought. The idea of preparing it is not of recent conception. As far back as 1812 Swami Parama-nanda wrote me from Switzerland "Other day I was thinking a little of the next book (from your letters). Can't we call it A Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers' ? What do you think of it ?" I had written to him that the idea had come to me to gather from his later letters and certain notes of his teaching material for a companion volume to the "Path of Devotion," made up from earlier letters. The prayers were caught with the same stealthy silent pencil at the moment of their utterance. They sound in consequence the more living note of spoken supplication. The quotations from the Scriptures are from the Swami's translations. Coming from such intimate sources, the words which follow possess special helpfulness in the intimate inward strivings of each day. They have been classified and arranged in consecutive and cumulative sequence. The thought is carried forward from day to day, so that at the end of a month a new and defined impression will be made on the character. Each day brings its salient thought to be held through the waking hours in continuous mindfulness a brief lesson amplifies this and imbeds it more deeply in the consciousness a prayer feeds and strengthens the natural upward-reaching devotional aspirations of the heart. A few lines from the Swami's sacred and illumined poems are given as a daily exercise in memorizing. Memorizing is one of the most productive of spiritual practices. It provides a rich inner library to which one can turn in the moment of emptiness or distress. A single line called up in memory will sometimes turn the thought into an entirely fresh and wholesome channel. Thus on each page will be found food for all the faculties of the aspiring spirit. The Swami's words lend themselves with peculiar aptitude to a work of this nature. His sentences have the focused, shining quality of a finely-cut gem which requires no embellishment of ornate setting. They stir the higher, holier impulses of the soul and impel to consecrated living. They carry forward by their inherent vitality and strength. The book calls for no other introduction than itself. With its tender counsel and ringing appeal it will find its way, by the force of its spiritual power, into the heart and sanctuary of every seeker whose hand it reaches. DEVAMATA. ANANDA-ASHRAMA, APRIL, 1926. JANUARY : LIVING CONSECRATION.. FEBRUARY : STEADFAST RESOLUTION "MARCH : POWER OF HOLINESS- APRIL : BLISS OF HIGHER VISION.. MAY : HUMILITY, SIMPLICITY AND PURITY OF HEABT. JUNE : FAITH AND COURAGE. JULY : ' BLESSING OF SERVICE- AUGUST : TRANQUILLITY AND CHEERFULNESS-SEPTEMBER : SELFLESS LOVE AND DEVOTION.. OCTOBER : RIGHT THOUGHT AND RIGHT ACTION. NOVEMBER : UNFALTEKING TRUST AND SURRENDER. DECEMBER : REDEEMING POWER WITHIN. 7 Be act offended if my mortal hand Lacketfe grace to offer Thee oblation. Yet this hand is Thy gift Sanctified by Thy touch. I will, use it humbly And lift this offering of love to Thy Feet. I will cherish my mind For it hath brought me thoughts of Thee I will cherish my heart For it hath given me vision of Thee And I will crown this life with a crown of bliss For it hath brought me to Thy gate.

Buddhism in Practice

Buddhism in Practice
Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN 10: 1400880076
ISBN 13: 9781400880072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism in Practice Book Review:

This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts--each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator. These unusual sources provides the reader with a sense of the remarkable diversity of the practices of persons who over the course of 2,500 years have been identified, by themselves or by others, as Buddhists. Demonstrating the many continuities among the practices of Buddhist cultures widely separated by both history and geography, Buddhism in Practice continues to provide an ideal introduction to Buddhism and a source of new insights for scholars.

LSD My Problem Child

LSD  My Problem Child
Author: Albert Hofmann
Publsiher: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002596521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LSD My Problem Child Book Review:

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

Food for the Heart

Food for the Heart
Author: Chah
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-06-10
ISBN 10: 0861719743
ISBN 13: 9780861719747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food for the Heart Book Review:

Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many American and European seekers, and helped shape the American Vipassana community. This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma'. Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Heart therefore represents a momentous occasion: the hugely increased accessibility of his words and wisdom. Western teachers such as Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years and now readers can experience them directly in this book.

Buddhist Monks and Business Matters

Buddhist Monks and Business Matters
Author: Gregory Schopen
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780824825478
ISBN 13: 0824825470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Monks and Business Matters Book Review:

The second in a series of collected essays looking at Indian Buddhism.

Zen and the Art of Falling in Love

Zen and the Art of Falling in Love
Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl
Publsiher: Bantam Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780553814965
ISBN 13: 0553814966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen and the Art of Falling in Love Book Review:

Practical, playful and spiritually sound, ZEN AND THE ART OF FALLING IN LOVE draws upon a range of spiritual traditions - from Christianity to Buddhism - to reveal how we can forge lasting, meaningful relationship whilst remaining true to ourselves. A relationship book with a difference, ZEN AND THE ART OF FALLING IN LOVE is the ultimate guide on how to create love in your life.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
Author: Amy Tan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-09-21
ISBN 10: 1101502738
ISBN 13: 9781101502730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy Luck Club Book Review:

“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

The Buddha

The Buddha
Author: Trevor Ling,Paul R. Fleischman
Publsiher: Pariyatti Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1938754298
ISBN 13: 9781938754296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha Book Review:

A warm and stimulating book, this text describes the India into which the Buddha was born, recounts what is known of his life and the development of his teachings, and then follows the course of Buddhism through succeeding centuries in India and Sri Lanka. Far from being a recluse concerned only with an inner mystical experience, the Buddha always involved himself closely in the social and political world of his time. If he preached detachment from many of the things by which ordinary men are tied, he did so as a means of enriching life rather than escaping it. These examinations and more make this a book to reveal the social-revolutionary potential of Buddhism.

Mahayana Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism
Author: Paul Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-07-11
ISBN 10: 1134250576
ISBN 13: 9781134250578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mahayana Buddhism Book Review:

Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul Williams’ Mahayana Buddhism is widely regarded as the standard introduction to the field, used internationally for teaching and research and has been translated into several European and Asian languages. This new edition has been fully revised throughout in the light of the wealth of new studies and focuses on the religion’s diversity and richness. It includes much more material on China and Japan, with appropriate reference to Nepal, and for students who wish to carry their study further there is a much-expanded bibliography and extensive footnotes and cross-referencing. Everyone studying this important tradition will find Williams’ book the ideal companion to their studies.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307424987
ISBN 13: 9780307424983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bird by Bird Book Review:

An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face

Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face
Author: Christine Mollier
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-01-07
ISBN 10: 0824861698
ISBN 13: 9780824861698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face Book Review:

This book exemplifies the best sort of work being done on Chinese religions today. Christine Mollier expertly draws not only on published canonical sources but also on manuscript and visual material, as well as worldwide modern scholarship, to give us the most sophisticated book-length study yet produced on the textual relations between the Buddhist and Taoist traditions. She pushes past the tired, vague, and rather innocent-sounding trope of ‘influence’ to pinpoint much more complex—and fascinating—processes of textual repackaging, hybridization, adaptation, appropriation, reframing, pirating, remodeling, and transposing. Throughout, the urgent concerns of medieval Chinese people—life, health, protection, salvation—are sensitively and elegantly evoked. Anyone interested in Chinese religions, in the ways in which religious texts are formed, and in cross-religious interactions should want to read this book.—Robert Ford Campany, University of Southern California "Since the inception of Taoism and the transplantation of Buddhism in China in the first few centuries of the common era, proponents of Taoism and Buddhism have engaged in shrill debate and sly mimesis. In the 1950s modern scholars began to insist that the two ‘higher’ religions of China could not be understood except in relation to each other. With Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face, Christine Mollier advances the debate and effectively proposes new methods, new sources, and new conclusions. Mollier demonstrates that mutual self-fashioning in the history of religion ought best be understood through the sustained study of the concrete and practical aspects of religious life. Utilizing a dazzling array of sources—including medieval manuscripts, liturgies, canonical texts, statues, and hagiography—this eloquent intervention sets the standard for many decades to come. Her book alerts us to the existence and sophistication of a third tradition, one plying the shifting boundaries between Taoism and Buddhism."—Stephen F. Teiser, Princeton University Christine Mollier reveals in this volume previously unexplored dimensions of the interaction between Buddhism and Taoism in medieval China. While scholars of Chinese religions have long recognized the mutual influences linking the two traditions, Mollier here brings to light their intense contest for hegemony in the domains of scripture and ritual. Drawing on a far-reaching investigation of canonical texts, together with manuscript sources from Dunhuang and the monastic libraries of Japan—many of them studied here for the first time—she demonstrates the competition and complementarity of the two great Chinese religions in their quest to address personal and collective fears of diverse ills, including sorcery, famine, and untimely death. In this context, Buddhist apocrypha and Taoist scriptures were composed through a process of mutual borrowing, yielding parallel texts, Mollier argues, that closely mirrored one another. Life-extending techniques, astrological observances, talismans, spells, and the use of effigies and icons to resolve the fundamental preoccupations of medieval society were similarly incorporated in both religions. In many cases, as a result, one and the same body of material can be found in both Buddhist and Taoist guises. Among the exorcistic, prophylactic, and therapeutic ritual methods explored here in detail are the "Heavenly Kitchens" that grant divine nutrition to their adepts, incantations that were promoted to counteract bewitchment, as well as talismans for attaining longevity and the protection of stellar deities. The destiny of the Jiuku Tianzun, the Taoist bodhisattva whose salvific mission and iconography were modeled on Guanyin (Avalokitesvara), is examined at length. Through the case-studies set forth here, the patterns whereby medieval Buddhists and Taoists each appropriated and transformed for their own use the rites and scriptures oftheir rivals are revealed with unprecedented precision. Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face is abundantly illustrated with drawings and diagrams from canonical and manuscript sources, together with art and artifacts photographed by the author in the course of her field research in China. Sophisticated in its analysis, broad in its synthesis of a variety of difficult material, and original in its interpretations, it will be required reading for those interested in East Asian religions and in the history of the medieval Chinese sciences, including astrology, medicine and divination.

2500 Years of Buddhism

2500 Years of Buddhism
Author: P.V. Bapat
Publsiher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-11-05
ISBN 10: 8123023049
ISBN 13: 9788123023045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2500 Years of Buddhism Book Review:

About the life of Buddha