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Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path
Ayya Khema

Wisdom Publications, 1987

In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the reader to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all ...


The Noble Eightfold Path
Bhikkhu Bodhi

Buddhist Publication Society, 1994

The Buddha's Teachings centre around two basic principles. One is the Four Noble Truths, in which the Buddha diagnoses the problem of suffering and indicates the treatment necessary to remedy this problem. The other is the Noble Eightfold Path, the practical discipline he prescribes to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying causes of suffering. The present book offers, in simple and clear language, a concise yet thorough explanation of the ...


A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery
Kevin Griffin

Hay House, 2010

A Burning Desire is a gift for those who struggle with the Twelve Step program’s focus on the need to surrender to a Higher Power. Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible, and accessible Middle Way. Griffin shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be ...


Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering
Phillip Moffitt

Rodale Books, 2008

  Why do we suffer? Is there a purpose to our pain? Noting that human beings have wrestled with such questions for thousands of years, Phillip Moffitt has found answers for his own life in Buddhist philosophy and meditation. Reflecting on his own journey from Esquire magazine editor-in-chief to Buddhist meditation teacher, Moffitt provides a fresh perspective on the Buddha's ancient wisdom, showing how to move from suffering to new awareness ...


The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

Wisdom Publications, 2003

This volume offers a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha , the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. The Samyutta Nikaya consists of fifty-six chapters, each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha's suttas or discourses. The chapters are organized into five major parts. The first, The Book with Verses, is a compilation of suttas composed ...


The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Wisdom Publications, 2012

In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern. The Satipatthana Sutta has become the basis of all ...


Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
Joseph Goldstein

Sounds True, 2013

From education and medicine to business and politics, we are in the midst of a great flowering of mindfulness. And with each new application we find for it, priceless benefits emerge. Yet the original purpose of mindfulness has remained throughout the centuries: spiritual awakening. With Mindfulness , Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone ...


Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path

Wisdom Publications, 2011

In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English , Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, ...


Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization

Windhorse Publications, 2004

“Surely destined to become the classic commentary on the Satipatthana” —Christopher Titmuss Now in its second printing!


Stepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha's Liberating Teaching of No-Self
Rodney Smith

Shambhala, 2010

Anatta is the Buddhist teaching on the nonexistence of a permanent, independent self. It’s a notoriously puzzling and elusive concept, usually leading to such questions as, “If I don’t have a self, who’s reading this sentence?” It’s not that there’s no self there, says Rodney Smith. It’s just that the self that is reading this sentence is a configuration of elements that at one time did not exist and which at some point in the ...


Meet the Buddha, Kill the Buddha: How to Awaken to Your Natural Joy
Marshall Stern

Satyagraha Publishing, 2013

Great news! You don't have to suffer. Ever! This is what the Buddha taught 2,500 years ago and it is as true and relevant today as it was in India 2,500 years ago. In very plain and clear language, Marshall Stern takes you on a journey through the basics of Buddhism and most importantly, shows you why it is so important for you today. It's all about the end of suffering. That's it. If you are a human being and you ever experience life as being ...


The Four Noble Truths: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 1
Geshe Tashi Tsering

Wisdom Publications, 2005

The four noble truths are well known as the Buddha's first and most essential explanation of his enlightened realizations. The truths diagnose the human existential crisis--suffering and its origin--and prescribe a solution--cessation and the path. To understand the four noble truths is to understand Buddhism as a whole. In The Four Noble Truths , Geshe Tashi draws on his decades of training in Tibetan Buddhism to illuminate these truths for a ...


The Bare Bones of the Buddha's Teaching
Victor Byrd

Outskirts Press, 2012

From an intriguing description of an encounter between Carl Jung and a Buddhist monk in the early 1930's (an early confrontation of Eastern Wisdom teaching and Western Psychology), to a discussion of how Jung's theory of the Transcendent Function may explain a surprising connection between the Christian experience of being "saved" to the Great Doubt and shattering breakthrough of Ch'an Buddhism, "The Bare Bones of the Buddha's Teaching" guides ...


Higgs Force
Nichloas Mee

Quantum Wave Publishing, 2012

Higgs Force tells the incredible story of the most important scientific discovery of the past 50 years. It begins with the ideas of the Greek philosophers over two thousand years ago, and takes us on a journey through many of the most important scientific discoveries in history before bringing us right up to date with the discovery of the Higgs particle in July 2012.


Dharma Road: A Short Cab Ride to Self Discovery
Brian Haycock

Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2010

Brain Haycock was a cabdriver--who happened to be a Buddhist. During the course of his career as a cabdriver, he learned that each fare provided an opportunity to learn the life lessons of the Buddha. So, hop in and buckle up; we'll be making several stops on this trip. We're off on our journey to self-discovery, passing through the precepts, the four noble truths, taking a hard left to stop and get coffee--where we'll learn a few breathing ...


Swallowing the River Ganges : A Practice Guide to the Path of Purification
Matthew Flickstein

Wisdom Publications, 2001

A comprehensive practice guide to the great treatise of Theravadan Buddhism, the path to purification.


Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga with Kids
Jodi Komitor, Eve Adamson

Alpha, 2000

Kids will love to use their imagination to pose as a tree, a tiger, a butterfly, and many other positions to promote stretching, concentration, creativity, and imagination. With this instructive book, parents can experience the benefits and fun of yoga with kids today.


The New Mandala - Eastern Wisdom for Western Living
John Lundin

Helix Publishing, 2010

THE NEW MANDALA, Eastern Wisdom for Western Living, written in collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a journey toward spiritual awakening and rediscovery. On one level it is an engaging and entertaining journal of a Christian clergyman's quest for enlightenment. On another level it is a road map for the reader's own spiritual journey. It is an invitation to the readers to explore the wisdom and practice of Buddhism, while at the ...


The Gospel of Buddha
Paul Carus

Open Court, 1999

Compiled from ancient records, this fundamental work on Buddhism contains the story of Buddha's life, his teachings, parables, and stories. A reprint of the classic work first published in 1894.


Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind
Frank Jude Boccio, Georg Feuerstein

Wisdom Publications, 2004

Whether you have no background in meditation or yoga or have been practicing for years, Mindfulness Yoga is for you. This groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new form of yoga, Mindfulness Yoga , which seamlessly integrates the Buddha's teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with traditional asana yoga practice. Mindfulness Yoga emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice, an aspect often overlooked in a culture that tends ...



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