By Miranda Shaw,Heike Münnich,Thomas Geist
Der in Indien entstandene und in Tibet ausgeformte tantrische Buddhismus ist bei uns vor allem für seine sexuellen Praktiken bekannt, die erotische Leidenschaft in spirituelle Ekstase transformieren sollen. Die Frau spielt dabei keineswegs eine untergeordnete nur dienende Rolle. Ob als Weisheitsgefährtin der oft verheirateten tantrischen Meditationsmeister, ob als erleuchtete weibliche experts, ob als »Erleuchterinnen« (Dākinīs) in der Erfahrung subtiler Bereiche der Wirklichkeit – die Frau leistet mit ihren besonderen Stärken und Fähigkeiten einen unverzichtbaren Beitrag zur spirituellen Entwicklung.
»Erleuchtung durch Ekstase« basiert ebenso auf eigenen Erfahrungen der Autorin Miranda Shaw wie auf rigoroser wissenschaftlicher Forschung. Shaw betrieb unter zum Teil widrigsten Umständen Feldstudien in Indien, Nepal und Ladakh, wurde von einem tibetischen Meister in die Praxis des tantrischen Buddhismus eingeführt und arbeitete bei ihren Quellenstudien mit führenden tibetischen Lamas und Gelehrten zusammen – unter anderem mit dem Dalai Lama, Lati Rinpoche, Sharmapa Rinpoche und Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche sowie mit westlichen, japanischen und chinesischen Gelehrten wie den Professoren Robert F. Thurman, Masatoshi Nagatomi und Tu Wei-ming.
Von der buddhistischen Zeitschrift Tricycle erhielt sie für dieses Buch den »Tricycle Preis für herausragende Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der buddhistischen Forschung«.
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By Rolf Gates
In Meditations on goal and Being, acclaimed yoga instructor Rolf Gates draws on 20 years of educating event to discover and clarify how one can take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and combine it into each element of life.
awarded within the type of 365 inspirational day-by-day reflections, Gates is helping readers—from skilled yogis to newbies looking a bit tranquility—to essentially re-examine their relationships with their minds, our bodies, and the universe round them via self-reflection. Over the process seven chapters, he explores Effortlessness, Nonviolence, The Spirit of perform, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving-kindness, Equanimity and pleasure, and purpose and Being, giving readers the instruments they should impression confident alterations of their lives.
By Takafumi Hirose
This is an easy and transparent advent to Shin Buddhism, or Jodo Shinshu, a college of jap Buddhism based by way of a clergyman named Shinran (1173-1263). even supposing this college has Japan's greatest Buddhist following, led through the Honganji (east) and Hongwanji (west) Temples, used to be transported in a foreign country by way of eastern immigrants, and have become the foundation of the Buddhist church buildings of the USA, the Buddhist Temples of Canada, Jodo Shinshu Brazil, and natural Land Buddhism in Europe, it's not in addition identified within the remainder of the area as another colleges of Buddhism, due to a scarcity of readable literature approximately it.
Without utilizing pointless Buddhist jargon, this ebook introduces the essence of Shin Buddhism in simple daily English, for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Shin Buddhism is a wide-open educating with none components of mysticism or secrecy. because the unique teachings of Siddhārtha Gautama (Buddha) traveled thorough many countries and cultures over centuries, they grew to become occasionally educational, occasionally mysterious, and infrequently localized via soaking up neighborhood cultures, traditions, and superstitions. Shin Buddhism is an try to extract the real essence of Buddha's unique teachings from non-Buddhist and provisional or instrumental Buddhist teachings.
First, it makes use of minimum Buddhist jargon. It makes use of daily language standard to bland English audio system. this manner, the reader doesn't want any historical past wisdom on Buddhism. somebody can decide up this ebook and skim it via with no getting misplaced in a labyrinth of Buddhist terminology.
Second, the ebook takes a comparative process instead of a doctrinal procedure. even if the book's fundamental function is to give an explanation for and make clear Shin Buddhism to Shin Buddhists in English-speaking international locations, the booklet can also be readable through non-Buddhists. this is often transparent even in bankruptcy titles, which use common phrases rather than phrases abnormal to Buddhism. This ebook can as a result be liked not just by way of Buddhists but additionally via somebody else drawn to faith, together with scholars of comparative religion.
Third, it makes widespread references to the Christian Bible, in particular to the Gospels. One topic of this publication is universality. It argues that long-lived religions have sure common facets which are applicable at any element in historical past and in anywhere and society. to illustrate this, the ebook charges a couple of passages from the Gospels to give an explanation for sure strategies in Buddhism. in the end, the writer hopes for this e-book to turn into a bridge among the 2 nice religions of the realm, Christianity and Buddhism, whose adherents may still find out about one another to teach admire to one another.
Fourth, the booklet is dotted with tales and analogies to ensure ideas more uncomplicated to appreciate. as well as Buddhist tales, quite a few cultural points and folks traditions of Japan are mentioned, and historic info supplied; as a result, readers additionally capture glimpses of eastern tradition and society in the course of the book.
Finally, a quick precis is gifted in a discussion on the finish of such a lot chapters. even supposing the full publication is written in colloquial English, the dialogues function less complicated and clearer stories of bankruptcy issues, featuring Buddhist responses to questions in black-and-white phrases instead of mysterious and imprecise terms.
By Robert Aitken
Robert Aiken, writer of Encouraging phrases and Taking the trail of Zen, is America’s such a lot senior Zen Roshi. during this new ebook he provides the 10 Pãramitãs, of Transcendental Perfections—namely, giving, mortality, forbearance, zeal, targeted meditation, knowledge, compassionate capacity, aspiration, non secular energy, and knowledge—two-thousand-year-old beliefs which may serve us as either tools and targets. The Pãramitãs are the “skillful capability” somebody may possibly hire to nurture and strengthen his or her non secular and ethical life.
In non secular guide we're frequently met be regulations, and are advised what not to do. The Pãramitãs, defined from a Zen viewpoint, provide the seeker ten optimistic technique of motion, ten how one can stay a lifetime of readability and beauty in a latest international the place neither turns out effortless or perhaps attainable. The transcendental perfections can lead us towards a existence that's either spiritually invigorated and socially engaged.
Aitken Roshi’s method of teaching—anecdotal, cautious, insightful, and simply accessible—leads us additional alongside the trail of concord and stability. all the inspiring and tutorial essays during this e-book is through a piece during which Aitken solutions questions often requested by means of his personal scholars of their process examine. The perform of Perfection might be invaluable to seekers of all cultures and faiths.
By Adriano Clemente
By Nalanda Translation Committee,Chogyam Trungpa,Nalanda Translation Comm
Many readers are already conversant in the colourful lifetime of the yogin Milarepa, an early determine within the Kagyü lineage, a few of whose songs are incorporated right here. Songs by way of over thirty different Buddhist lecturers also are awarded, from these of Tilopa, the daddy of the lineage, to these of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, in addition to numerous songs through Chögyam Trungpa, the famous instructor of Buddhism in the USA who directed the interpretation of The Rain of Wisdom.
The variety of the songs mirrors the richness of Tibetan Buddhism and provides us transparent images of a few of its most outstanding academics. Their eager for fact, their heartfelt devotion, and their humorousness are all mirrored. those poems percentage a good looks and depth that experience made them recognized in Tibetan literature. With its bright imagery and deep perception, The Rain of Wisdom communicates a profound and undying understanding.
By Jinah Kim
By Barend ter Haar
Ter Haar convincingly demonstrates that the Non-Action Teachings was once now not messianic or millenarian in orientation and had not anything to do with different new non secular teams and networks characteristically labelled as White Lotus Teachings. It mixed Chan and natural Land practices with a robust self-identity and vegetarianism and actively insisted at the correct of unfastened perform. participants of the circulate created a starting place fable during which Ming (1368–1644) emperor Zhengde bestowed the fitting upon their legendary forefather. furthermore, they produced an imperial proclamation wherein Emperor Kangxi of the Qing (1645–1911) granted the crowd comparable privileges.
Thanks to its professional dealing with of an excellent quantity and diversity of extant resources, practising Scripture depicts one of many few lay hobbies in conventional China that may be understood in a few intensity, either when it comes to its spiritual content material and historical past and its social setting. The paintings can be welcomed through China experts in spiritual and Buddhist reviews and social history.
By Kehnchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche,Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
By Tanya Storch