Buddhism

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A little bit of Buddha an introduction to Buddhist thought - Chad Mercree

A little bit of Buddha an introduction to Buddhist thought – Chad Mercree

Buddhism blossoms from the words and life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion, and billions of people model their way of life on the peaceful and compassionate teachings of the Buddha. He is not worshipped as a god, but rather respected as an everyday human being who rediscovered a way of life that led to the end of his suffering and confusion about the apparent tragedy of the world ...
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Change of Heart : The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku - Chagdud Tulku & Lama Shenpen Drolma

Change of Heart : The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku – Chagdud Tulku & Lama Shenpen Drolma

During his lifetime, His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche created vast benefit throughout the world. He demonstrated the unceasing activity of a bodhisattva—one who is committed to alleviating the suffering of others while simultaneously establishing their enduring well-being. That he taught extensively concerning how we could do the same, bringing his depth of wisdom and compassion to the everyday dilemmas we all face, is a cause for great rejoicing. Through the teachings found in this book, ...
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Comfortable With Uncertainty : 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion - Chodron Pema

Comfortable With Uncertainty : 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion – Chodron Pema

108 practical teachings for cultivating mindfulness and compassion in the face of fear and uncertainty, from the author of When Things Fall Apart Comfortable with Uncertainty offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, it offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the reader through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. Readers ...
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Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom : Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra - Jigme Lingpa & Getse Mahapandita & Tsewang Chokdrub

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom : Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra – Jigme Lingpa & Getse Mahapandita & Tsewang Chokdrub

This collection contains four of the most cherished Tibetan Buddhist commentaries on the practices of visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption—elements that form the core of development stage meditation, one of the most important practices of Buddhist Tantra. The texts within this volume—Ladder to Akaniṣṭha, Clarifying the Difficult Points in the Development Stage, The Four Stakes That Bind the Life-Force, and Husks of Unity—are among the most widely studied commentaries on this topic and have ...
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Early Buddhism and Its Origins - Vishwanath Prasad Varma

Early Buddhism and Its Origins – Vishwanath Prasad Varma

Buddhism is a subject of absorbing interest to student of comparative religions, ethics, history and social philosophy. Its historical foundations have been discussed by Senart, Oldenberg and C.A.F. Rhys Davids. In this book there has been presented not only an objective and scholarly exposition of the teachings and philosophy of early Buddhism but the Vedic roots of its concepts have been demonstrated. The methods of sociology of religion have also been followed. The section entitled ...
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