The Everything Buddhism Book: Learn the Ancient Traditions and Apply Them to Modern Life
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In recent years, more and more people have been turning to Buddhist ethics for a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world. The religion's principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness have resonated among those who feel increasingly distracted and conflicted in their daily lives. You can also take advantage of the ancient teachings of the Buddha and apply them to your own life to achieve clarity and inner calm. The Everything Buddhism Book walks you through the rich traditions and history of the Buddhist faith, while providing a straightforward approach to its ideological foundations. You will learn about the power of karma, the practice of Zen, and the notion of nirvana. Special features include: the life of Buddha and his influence throughout the world; descriptions of the definitive Buddhist texts and their significance; Buddhist ceremonies and celebrations; what the Buddhist teachings say about education, marriage, sex, and death; and even more!
desiring, also extends to a serene disposition, a democrat in office, a healthy life, a well-behaved dog, attachment to ideals, ideas, and opinions. Desire refers to beliefs, wealth, power, concepts, and theories. When we want something we often deprive others to get it. If I want this piece of chocolate, you obviously cannot have it. In the process we also deprive ourselves of something. We deprive ourselves from experiencing life in the moment. Clouding the Truth This desire that we have for
the seventeeth hole on the green. The sangha can help bring you back to the path and hold you there. There has been many an early morning when the only thing that got me sitting on a cushion in the middle of my community group was the idea that if I didn’t show up, maybe—just someday—nobody would, and then what would I do? Sometimes the sangha is the only thing pushing us forward. The sangha can be a powerful force of encouragement. Sangha can be expanded to mean the entire world. The universe
buddha-nature. Mahamudra was an effort to get back to the basics of meditation practice much like Ch’an or Dzogchen. Each of the schools within Kagyu tradition approach Mahamudra differently. The Virtuous School (The Gelug Tradition) The Virtuous school could be called the reform movement of Tibetan Buddhism. Started by Tsongkhapa in the fifteenth century, Gelug can be traced back to the Bound by Command school and was greatly influenced by the teachings of Atisha. Tsongkhapa reiterated the
centers in the United States have been rocked by scandal and will most likely continue to be rocked by scandals in the future. Buddhism is not exempt from the same troubles that have dogged other great religions. In 1983 the San Francisco Zen Center experienced a huge upheaval when the roshi, Richard Baker, was forced to resign. It was discovered that Baker, who was married at the time, had been having an affair with another married member of the sangha. When looking for a teacher it is always
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