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Download E-books The Compass of Zen (Shambhala Dragon Editions) PDF

By Seung Sahn

The Compass of Zen is an easy, exhaustive—and frequently hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen through a latest Zen grasp of substantial renown. In his decades of training through the global, the Korean-born Zen grasp Seung Sahn has turn into identified for his skill to chop to the center of Buddhist educating in a manner that's strikingly transparent, but freed from esoteric and educational language. during this e-book, established principally on his talks, he offers the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a manner that's splendidly available for beginners—yet so wealthy with tales, insights, and private stories that long-time meditation scholars also will locate it a resource of concept and a source for research.

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Download E-books Keep Me in Your Heart a While: The Haunting Zen of Dainin Katagiri PDF

By Dosho Port

"After my dying i'm going to get back and hang-out over you, checking in your practice." Dainin Katagiri Roshi, one of many maximum pioneers of Zen in the USA, acknowledged this usually, teasing Dosho Port and his fellow scholars. For Dosho, Katagiri Roshi's "haunting" nonetheless comprises, to borrow a word from Warren Zevon, "keeping him in my center it slow" - carrying on with the intimate exploration of the indelible imprint Zen instructor leaves on a student's heart.

Katagiri's educating was once without delay strong, mild, and infrequently virtually even informal. For Dosho, a number of the richest teachings got here in those easy, informal moments in the course of daily interactions. The constitution of this ebook is equipped round a sequence of such shiny truth-happening areas, evocative of the traditional koans of the Zen culture, pertaining to such issues because the nature and goal of Zen, the dynamic and dealing of attention, and, in fact, the functioning of the teacher-student dating.

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Download E-books The Fortunate Aeon: How the Thousand Buddhas Became Enlightened (Tibetan Translation Series) 4 volume set PDF

The lucky Aeon, the 1st English translation of the Bhadrakalpika Sutra, recounts the tales of the thousand Buddhas who will succeed in enlightenment during this lucky period (Bhadrakalpa). Tibetan textual content on dealing with pages, with 1,174 blockprint Buddha photographs in gold.

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Download E-books Baptism, the New Testament and the Church: Historical and Contemporary Studies in Honour of R.E.O. White (The Library of New Testament Studies) PDF

The query of the which means and value of baptism is explored from a few various views during this quantity. encouraged via the honoree of this quantity and his vital paintings at the topic, the members technique baptism from biblical, historic, theological and sensible views. the various essays think again the well known biblical texts, feeling unfastened to probe their implications. Others tease out the consequences of the concept that of baptism in various contexts, either historic and smooth. participants comprise Joel eco-friendly, Geoffrey Bromiley, Larry Kreitzer, John Nolland, Ramsey Michaels and J.D.G. Dunn.

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Download E-books The Zen Experience PDF

By Thomas Hoover

Excerpt: ... assembly your kinsman slay your kinsman, and also you reach emancipation. by way of no longer cleaving to objects, you freely go through.5 After his enlightenment, he had many exchanges with Huang-po during which he got here off forward as usually as now not. it's also fascinating that the various interactions concerned the handbook exertions of the monastery, a sign of the importance of labor in Ch'an lifestyles. One well-known joust among Lin-chi and Huang-po went as follows: sooner or later grasp Lin-chi went with Huang-po to perform a little paintings within which all of the clergymen participated. Lin-chi his grasp who, turning his head, spotted that Lin-chi was once wearing not anything in his hand. "Where is your hoe?" "Somebody took it away." "Come the following: allow us to talk about something," commanded Huang-po and as Lin-chi drew closer, he thrust his hoe into the floor and persisted, "There is not any one on the earth who can decide up my hoe." even though, Lin-chi seized the instrument, lifted it up, and exclaimed, "How then may perhaps or not it's in my hands?" "Today we've got one other hand with us; it isn't invaluable for me to affix in." And Huang-po back to the temple.6         This tale will be interpreted many ways. John Wu says, "Obviously he used to be utilizing the hoe as a pointer to the good functionality of educating and transmitting the lamp of Ch'an. . . . This was once a symbolic means of claiming that during a mysterious demeanour the cost was once now in his hands."7 notwithstanding, as Freud as soon as remarked in regards to the celebrated phallic symbolism of his stogie, "Sometimes, madam, it really is only a cigar," and one suspects that during this little slapstick episode, the hoe should be would becould very well be only a hoe. one other alternate among Huang-po and Lin-chi can have extra dialectical importance. in response to the tale: in the future Huang-po ordered the entire priests of the temple to paintings within the tea backyard. He himself was once the final to reach. Lin-chi greeted him, yet stood there together with his palms resting at the hoe....

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Download E-books Passionate Enlightenment PDF

By Miranda Shaw

The crowning cultural success of medieval India, Tantric Buddhism is understood within the West essentially for the sexual practices of its adherents, who try to rework erotic ardour into religious ecstasy. Historians of faith have lengthy held that the enlightenment therefore tried used to be for males basically, and that ladies within the stream have been at most sensible marginal and subordinated and at worst degraded and exploited. Miranda Shaw argues on the contrary, offering large new facts of the outspoken and autonomous lady founders of the Tantric circulate and their inventive position in shaping its detailed imaginative and prescient of gender family members and sacred sexuality.

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