the foundations of buddhism

Book Title : The Foundations of Buddhism
Author : Rupert Gethin
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 1998-07-16
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9780191606717
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) which exist in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattva, this books provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life, which will also be of interest to those who are more familiar with the subject.

Book Title : The Foundations of Buddhism
Author : Rupert Gethin
Publisher :
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 333
ISBN : OCLC:1083616571
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Book Title : Relative Truth Ultimate Truth
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date : 2008
Pages :
ISBN : OCLC:729016664
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Here, the Foundations of Buddhist Thought series shifts to helping readers progress on the Buddhist path by explaining the two "truths," or ways of viewing reality. Geshe Tashi Tsering describes how our perception of reality is obscured or clarified depending on the truth in which we perceive and believe. His systematic approach to Buddhist thought allows readers to gradually but surely enhance their knowledge of Buddhism without feeling overwhelmed.

Book Title : Identity Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism
Author : Martin A. Mills
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-11-05
Pages : 440
ISBN : 9781136854743
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This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing detailed descriptions and analyses of monastic ritual, the work builds up a picture of Tibetan tantric traditions as they interact with more localised understandings of bodily identity and territorial cosmology, to produce a substantial re-interpretation of the place of monks as ritual performers and peripheral householders in Ladakh. The work also examines the central and indispensable role of incarnate lamas, such as the Dalai Lama, in the religious life of Tibetan Buddhists.

Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics
Author : Daniel Cozort
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-03-20
Pages : 736
ISBN : 9780191063176
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Many forms of Buddhism, divergent in philosophy and style, emerged as Buddhism filtered out of India into other parts of Asia. Nonetheless, all of them embodied an ethical core that is remarkably consistent. Articulated by the historical Buddha in his first sermon, this moral core is founded on the concept of karma—that intentions and actions have future consequences for an individual—and is summarized as Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood, three of the elements of the Eightfold Path. Although they were later elaborated and interpreted in a multitude of ways, none of these core principles were ever abandoned. The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics provides a comprehensive overview of the field of Buddhist ethics in the twenty-first century. The Handbook discusses the foundations of Buddhist ethics focusing on karma and the precepts looking at abstinence from harming others, stealing, and intoxication. It considers ethics in the different Buddhist traditions and the similarities they share, and compares Buddhist ethics to Western ethics and the psychology of moral judgments. The volume also investigates Buddhism and society analysing economics, environmental ethics, and Just War ethics. The final section focuses on contemporary issues surrounding Buddhist ethics, including gender, sexuality, animal rights, and euthanasia. This groundbreaking collection offers an indispensable reference work for students and scholars of Buddhist ethics and comparative moral philosophy.

Book Title : The foundations of Tibetan Buddhism
Author : H. E. Kalu Rinpoche
Publisher : Snow Lion Pubns
Release Date : 2004-07-01
Pages : 193
ISBN : 1559392126
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A marvelously clear and accessible presentation of this Buddhist tradition's fundamental training, with special emphasis on the important preliminary practices.

Book Title : The Foundation of Buddhist Meditation
Author : Karma-raṅ-byuṅ-kun-khyab-phrin-las (Khenpo Kalu.)
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Release Date : 1976
Pages : 32
ISBN : UVA:X030238112
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Book Title : Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World
Author : John Bowker
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1975-04-10
Pages : 332
ISBN : 052109903X
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A comparative general study of the problems of suffering as treated by Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Marxism, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Book Title : An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology
Author : Padmasiri De Silva
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date : 2001-02-14
Pages : 176
ISBN : 9781461636519
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An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology is a lucid, intelligible, and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology. It provides comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts and issues in the psychology of Buddhism, and thus it deals with the nature of psychological inquiry, concepts of the mind, consciousness and behavior, motivation, emotions and percentile, and the therapeutic structure of Buddhist psychology. For the third edition, a new chapter on the mind-body relationship and Buddhist contextualism has been added.

Book Title : The Foundations of Mindfulness
Author : Eric Harrison
Publisher : The Experiment
Release Date : 2017-04-18
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9781615192564
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An Essential Addition to Mindfulness Literature Who among us does not want to discern right from wrong and useful from useless in any situation? Thirty years ago—long before the modern mindfulness movement—Eric Harrison began teaching meditation as a secular, science-based therapy. Paradoxically, he rooted his practice in the Buddha’s original teaching: the Satipatthana Sutta. The 13 steps in the Sutta offer readers the full benefits of mindfulness: attention, good judgment, and tranquility. Now—informed by a lifetime spent teaching tens of thousands to meditate—Harrison offers both a new translation of the Sutta (the first in modern English) and lucid guidance on how to apply it today.