Well known for the sweetness and ease of his teachings, Ajahn Chah used to be Thailand's best-known meditation instructor. His aura and knowledge encouraged many American and ecu seekers, and contributed to shaping the yank Vipassana group. This assortment brings jointly for the 1st time Ajahn Chah's strongest teachings, together with these on meditation, liberation from soreness, calming the brain, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma'. each one of these talks have formerly in simple terms been on hand in constrained, deepest variants and the booklet of Food for the Heart accordingly represents a momentous social gathering: the highly elevated accessibility of his phrases and knowledge. Western lecturers resembling Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years and now readers can event them without delay during this e-book.
By Barbara Crossette
For greater than one thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan have been the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. yet within the final half this century, geopolitics has scoured the panorama of the Himalayas, and purely the reclusive country of Bhutan is still actual to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels via Bhutan and its friends, Crossette introduces readers to a global that has emerged from the center a while in simple terms to discover itself peering into the abyss of modernity.
A advisor to the Deities of the Tantra is an engaging perception right into a topic that has captivated the mind's eye of many yet is still mysterious and unique to all yet a few.
Tantric deities? who're they and what do they do?
This quantity makes a speciality of the deities whose mantra recitation and colourful visualizations lie on the center of the Tantra. We meet goddesses of knowledge, the prince of purity, the lotus-born guru Padmasambhava, and dakinis— wild-haired ladies who dance within the flames of freedom. All, the peaceable and the wrathful alike, urge the reader to wreck via to knowledge, stating the real nature of truth with uncompromising vigor.
Devoid of popular culture misperceptions, this advisor is a window into the occasionally mysterious global of Buddhist Tantra. Vessantara explores the most important features of the Tantra during this magical fusion of the sensible and the imaginative—giving us a right away perception in into the poetry and the ability of the Tantra.
A much-published and well-respected Buddhist writer, meditator, and instructor, Vessantara is a senior member of the Western Buddhist Order. He holds a selected love for Tibetan Buddhism and is famous as a good storyteller. this can be one in all 3 volumes taking a look at Buddha figures within the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Learn from the Master
Sri Ramana Maharshi is thought of as essentially the most vital Indian sages of all time. on the age of 16, he skilled a religious awakening and travelled to the holy mountain of Arunachala, the place a neighborhood grew up round him. From there, he touched the lives of influential writers, artists, and seekers similar to Carl Jung, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Somerset Maugham. this present day, thousands all over the world remain encouraged by way of his teachings.
Edited via his student Arthur Osborne, this vintage paintings units out Sri Ramana Maharshi's options on such topics as the best way to reside within the the following and now, wealth, freedom, wisdom, and the essence of our precise nature. it's been customary as a vintage textual content for these learning non-duality, in particular Advaita.
Self-inquiry is the foremost to liberation, Sri Ramana contends, as he invitations us to detach ourselves from our illusions and set out at the course that leads towards enlightenment.
By Bhikkhu Bodhi
This landmark assortment is the definitive advent to the Buddha's teachings - in his personal phrases. the yank scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have received common acclaim, the following offers chosen discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest list of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words unearths the total scope of the Buddha's discourses, from relatives lifestyles and marriage to renunciation and the trail of perception. A concise, informative advent precedes each one bankruptcy, guiding the reader towards a deeper realizing of the texts that follow.
In the Buddha's Words permits even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to know the importance of the Buddha's contributions to our global historical past. Taken as a complete, those texts endure eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and element easy methods to an historic but ever-vital course. scholars and seekers alike will locate this systematic presentation imperative.
By Bhikkhu Bodhi
A perennial favourite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series.
Twenty-four of the Buddha's so much exotic disciples are dropped at existence in ten chapters of wealthy narration. Drawn from a variety of real Pali resources, the cloth in those tales hasn't ever earlier than been assembled in one quantity. via those attractive stories, we meet all demeanour of people - wealthy, terrible, male, girl, younger, previous - whose special tales are instructed with an eye fixed to the main points of normal human matters. while learn with cautious recognition, those tales can sharpen our realizing of the Buddhist direction through permitting us to think about the residing photos of the folk who fulfilled the early Buddhist beliefs of human perfection. The characters certain include:
- and many more.
Conveniently annotated with a similar procedure of sutta references utilized in all the different sequence volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha permits the reader to simply position every one pupil within the greater photo of Buddha's lifestyles. it's a quantity that no critical scholar of Buddhism may still leave out.
By F. Th Stcherbatsky
This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could include imperfections corresponding to marks, notations, marginalia and mistaken pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've got made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, conserving, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, glossy variants which are actual to the unique paintings.
By James Kingsland
Within the 5th century BCE, in northern India, Siddhartha, the wandering sage who turned the Buddha, built a application, rooted in meditation and mindfulness, for learning the brain and attaining lasting peace and contentment. Twenty-five centuries later, people have reworked every thing approximately our world—except our brains, which stay an analogous robust but incorrect tools possessed through our ancestors. What if the answer we search to the mental difficulties of existence within the electronic age—distraction, nervousness, dependancy, lack of deep meaning—had already been labored out by way of the Buddha in old India? attractive to readers of jap knowledge and Jon Kabat-Zinn, in addition to to lovers of bestsellers via Oliver Sacks and Malcolm Gladwell, acclaimed technological know-how author and practising Buddhist James Kingsland finds how scientists at the moment are unlocking the awesome secrets and techniques of Siddhartha’s brain.
Moving without difficulty among technology and scripture, Kingsland charts Siddhartha’s religious trip and explains how new learn through best neuroscientists and medical psychologists—many of whom are interviewed in those pages—suggests that mindfulness perform reconfigures our brains to make us sharper, smarter, more fit, and happier, and that it might probably aid deal with rigidity, nervousness, melancholy, continual ache, high blood pressure, and substance abuse. There have even been tricks that meditation can improve immune functionality, sluggish mobile getting older, and continue dementia at bay. that includes six guided meditations, Siddhartha’s mind is a pragmatic and encouraging odyssey of brain and spirit.
“Our lifestyles is formed via our brain; we develop into what we think.”—Siddhartha
"The essence of Zen is inside the pithy words and poems passed down via a unusual line of chinese language and jap masters. the following, a consultant collection of these sayings- starting from comical to profound to downright mystifying-appears in bright, poetic English."