Download E-books Entangling Vines: A Classic Collection of Zen Koans PDF

Entangling Vines, a translation of the Shumon kattoshu, is likely one of the few significant koan texts to were compiled in Japan instead of China. certainly, Kajitani Sonin (1914 - 95), former leader abbot of Shokoku-ji and writer of an annotated, modern-Japanese translation of the Kattoshu, commented that "herein are compiled the elemental Dharma fabrics of the koan system." many of the imperative koans of the modern Rinzai koan curriculum are contained during this work.

A virtue of Entangling Vines is that, in contrast to The Gateless Gate and Blue Cliff Record, it provides the koans "bare," with out introductions, commentaries, or verses. Its user-friendly constitution lends the koans extra strength and immediacy, emphasizing the good topic, the basic aspect to be interrogated, and delivering abundant fabric for the pains of interpreting and refining Zen experience.

Containing 272 instances and large notice fabric, the gathering is quintessential for critical koan education and also will be of curiosity for someone attracted to Zen literature. the current translation had its origins within the discussions among 3 forward-looking glossy jap Zen masters and Thomas Kirchner, an skilled Zen monk from the United States. And Kirchner's cautious annotation of every koan makes this an excellent advent to Buddhist philosophy.

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Download E-books The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Diamond Sutra PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

The Diamond That Cuts via Illusions provides a discussion among the Buddha and his disciple Subhuti which illuminates how our minds build constrained different types of idea. It bargains us other ways to examine the area in its wholeness as a way to stumble upon a deeper fact; strengthen reverence for the surroundings and extra harmonious groups, households, and relationships; and act on the planet skillfully and effectively.

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Download E-books Ironies of Oneness and Difference: Coherence in Early Chinese Thought; Prolegomena to the Study of Li (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) PDF

By Brook Ziporyn

Supplying a bracing enlargement of horizons, this ebook screens the unsuspected variety of human pondering at the most elementary different types of expertise. the way early chinese language thinkers approached recommendations resembling one and plenty of, sameness and distinction, self and different, and inner and exterior stand in stark distinction to the way in which parallel recommendations entrenched in a lot of contemporary considering constructed in Greek and eu idea. Brook Ziporyn strains the distinct and extraordinary philosophical trips present in the works of the formative Confucian and Daoist thinkers again to a winning set of assumptions that has a tendency to determine questions of identification, price, and knowledge—the material of ontology, ethics, and epistemology in different traditions—as all finally with regards to questions on coherence in a single shape or one other. Mere know-how of the way many various methods humans can imagine and feature thought of those different types is itself a video game changer for our personal attitudes towards what's thinkable for us. the particular inhabitation and mastery of those replacement modes of considering is a good higher event in highbrow and experiential enlargement.

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Download E-books Attaining the Way: A Guide to the Practice of Chan Buddhism PDF

This is often an inspiring consultant to the perform of Chan (Chinese Zen) within the phrases of 4 nice masters of that culture. It contains teachings from modern masters Xuyun and Sheng Yen, and from Jiexian and Boshan of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). notwithstanding the texts have been written over a interval of countless numbers of years, they're all remarkably lucid and are ideal for novices in addition to extra complicated practitioners at the present time. the entire details of religious perform are lined: philosophical foundations, equipment, methods to difficulties and obstacles—all geared toward assisting the coed reach easy methods to enlightenment.

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Download E-books Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom PDF

By Yangzom Brauen

A strong, emotional memoir and a unprecedented portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan girls whose lives are endlessly replaced whilst Chairman Mao's crimson military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom

Kunsang concept she may by no means depart Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. notwithstanding uncomplicated, Kunsang's lifestyles gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a feeling of the religious in all issues. She married a monk, had young ones, and lived in peace and prayer. yet now not for lengthy. there has been a asserting in Tibet: "When the iron chook flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans should be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. while infantrymen arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every little thing of their course, Kunsang and her family members fled around the Himalayas simply to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced either her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, however the destiny held a rare flip of occasions that may without end switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of an aesthetic younger Swiss guy lengthy excited about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, finally profitable her center and hand, and taking mom and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom could be born.

Many tales lie hidden until eventually the ideal individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a ebook jam-packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as permitting us a unprecedented and vibrant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet ahead of the coming of the chinese language. most significantly, even though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, decided ladies who're associated by way of an unbreakable relations bond.

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Download E-books In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction PDF

In accordance with Gabor Maté’s twenty years of expertise as a physician and his groundbreaking paintings with the critically addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the world of Hungry Ghosts appreciably reenvisions this a lot misunderstood box by way of taking a holistic technique. Dr. Maté provides habit now not as a discrete phenomenon restricted to an unlucky or weak-willed few, yet as a continuum that runs all through (and might be underpins) our society; no longer a clinical "condition" unique from the lives it impacts, particularly the results of a fancy interaction between own historical past, emotional, and neurological improvement, mind chemistry, and the medicine (and behaviors) of habit. Simplifying a big selection of mind and habit examine findings from all over the world, the e-book avoids glib self-help treatments, as a substitute selling a radical and compassionate self-understanding because the first key to therapeutic and health. In the world of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively opposed to modern wellbeing and fitness, social, and felony justice rules towards dependancy and people impacted by way of it. the combo of private stories—including the author’s candid dialogue of his personal "high-status" addictive tendencies—and technological know-how with optimistic suggestions makes the ebook both valuable for lay readers and pros.

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Download E-books The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History PDF

By Gyurme Dorje

Written via an excellent glossy Nyingma grasp, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma college of Tibetan Buddhism covers intimately and intensity either the elemental teachings and the background of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest institution. This, the 1st English translation of His Holiness' masterwork, constitutes the main whole paintings of its kind within the West.

An absolute treasure for college kids of the culture, it's also an quintessential reference for an individual with an curiosity in Buddhism. The ebook comprises chronologies and glossaries that elucidate Buddhist doctrine, and it offers attention-grabbing insights into the Buddhist historical past of Tibet. treatises shape the current quantity, specifically the Fundamentals of the Nyingma School and the History of the Nyingma School. one of the most generally learn of all His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's works, those treatises have been composed in the course of the years instantly following his arrival in India as a refugee. His purpose in writing them was once to maintain the perfect constitution of the Nyingma philosophical view inside of its personal historic and cultural context.

This is the 1st time this article has been on hand in a exchange version. fantastically awarded, this single-volume version represents a really incredible present, and lines illustrations in black and white and in colour, plus maps, bibliographic details, and helpful annotations.

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Download E-books Two Zen Classics: The Gateless Gate and the Blue Cliff Records PDF

By Katsuki Sekida

The unusual verbal paradoxes known as koans were used regularly in Zen education to assist scholars reach an instantaneous cognizance of truths inexpressible in phrases. the 2 works translated during this ebook, Mumonkan (The Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku (The Blue Cliff Record), either compiled through the tune dynasty in China, are the simplest recognized and most often studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen literature. they're nonetheless used this present day in various perform lineages, from conventional zendos to fashionable Zen facilities. In a very new translation, including unique commentaries, the well known Zen instructor Katsuki Sekida brings to those works an analogous clean and pragmatic strategy that made his Zen education such a success. The insights of a life of Zen perform and his familiarity with either jap and Western methods of pondering make him an excellent interpreter of those texts.

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