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By Thubten Chodron

Discover the typical floor underlying the varied expressions of the Buddha's teachings with of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.

Buddhism is practiced through 1000s of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an out of doors viewer, it'd be tough to work out what all of them have in universal. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with readability the convergences and the divergences among the 2 significant traces of Buddhism--the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. specifically deep attention is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective therapy of such crucial tenets as

the 4 noble truths

the perform of meditation

the that means of nirvana

enlightenment.
The authors search concord and bigger realizing between Buddhist traditions around the globe, illuminating the wealthy merits of respectful discussion and the various ways in which Buddhists of all stripes percentage a standard history and customary ambitions.

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By Thubten Chodron

Discover the typical floor underlying the varied expressions of the Buddha's teachings with of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.

Buddhism is practiced through 1000s of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an out of doors viewer, it'd be tough to work out what all of them have in universal. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with readability the convergences and the divergences among the 2 significant traces of Buddhism--the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. specifically deep attention is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective therapy of such crucial tenets as

the 4 noble truths

the perform of meditation

the that means of nirvana

enlightenment.
The authors search concord and bigger realizing between Buddhist traditions around the globe, illuminating the wealthy merits of respectful discussion and the various ways in which Buddhists of all stripes percentage a standard history and customary ambitions.

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JON KABAT-ZINN, writer of complete disaster dwelling “The spirit of recognize and concord expressed during this first-class publication is inspiring. ” —SHARON SALZBERG, writer of actual Happiness “A helpful reward to all who love the Dharma. ” —TULKU THONDUP, coauthor of Boundless therapeutic Contents Foreword by way of Bhante Gunaratana Prologue via His Holiness the Dalai Lama Preface by way of Venerable Thubten Chodron Abbreviations 1. beginning AND unfold OF THE BUDDHA’S DOCTRINE •  The Buddha’s lifestyles •  Buddhist Canons and the unfold of the Dharma •  Pāli culture •  Buddhism in China •  Buddhism in Tibet •  Our Commonalities and variety 2. safe haven within the 3 JEWELS •  Existence of the 3 Jewels •  The Tathāgata’s features •  Three Jewels: Pāli culture •  Three Jewels: Sanskrit culture •  Buddha’s Awakening, Parinirvāṇa, and Omniscience •  Taking shelter and preserving right safe haven three. 16 ATTRIBUTES OF THE 4 TRUTHS •  Sanskrit culture •  Pāli culture four. the better education IN moral behavior •  The value of moral behavior •  Prātimokṣa moral Restraints •  Why Celibacy? •  The Vinaya colleges •  The worth of the Monastic group •  Fulfilling the aim of Monastic existence •  Monastics, clergymen, and Lay academics •  Tibetan Monastics and Monastic associations •  Challenges for Western Monastics •  Full Ordination for ladies •  Advice for Monastics •  The pleasure of Monastic self-discipline •  Bodhisattva and Tantric moral Restraints five. the better education IN focus •  The value of focus •  Realms of life and Spheres of realization •  Pāli culture •  Five obstacles and 5 Absorption components •  Four Jhānas •  Four Immaterial Absorptions •  Eight Meditative Liberations •  Superknowledges •  Sanskrit culture •  Meditation place and Meditation items •  Five Faults and 8 Antidotes •  Nine phases of Sustained awareness •  Serenity and extra Meditative Absorptions •  Chinese Buddhism 6. the better education IN knowledge: THIRTY-SEVEN AIDS TO AWAKENING •  Four institutions of Mindfulness •  Mindfulness of the physique •  Mindfulness of emotions •  Mindfulness of the brain •  Mindfulness of Phenomena •  Four institutions of Mindfulness for Bodhisattvas •  Four perfect Strivings •  Four Bases of Supernormal energy •  Five schools and 5 Powers •  Seven Awakening elements •  The Noble Eightfold direction •  Conventional and supreme Natures of the Thirty-Seven Aids 7. SELFLESSNESS AND vacancy •  Pāli culture: The Self and the Aggregates •  Madhyamaka: the article of Negation •  Seven-Point Refutation •  Six components should not the Self •  Refutation of 4 Extremes of coming up •  Selfless and misleading •  Emptiness •  What contains the Karma? eight. based bobbing up •  Twelve hyperlinks of based bobbing up •  Flow of the hyperlinks •  Who Circles in Saṃsāra? •  Benefits of Meditating at the Twelve hyperlinks of established coming up •  Sanskrit culture: degrees of Dependence •  Causal Dependence •  Mutual Dependence •  Mere based Designation •  Emptiness and established coming up fit •  Pāli culture: phrases, techniques, and Conventions nine.

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