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
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.
Read Online or Download Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions PDF
Similar Buddhism books
One 5 famous person Amazon review:
A vintage creation to buddhism
This publication is without doubt one of the most sensible introductions ever written on buddhism. It in actual fact explains who the buddha is, the endless powers of the brain, the position of nirvana, karma and different points of buddhism. The publication is definitely written and obviously explains all elements of buddhism. a few books are cryptic in terms of explaining buddhism. a few books on zen are infamous for this. Others don't know what they're speaking approximately, they take Nirvana to intend extinction of an contributors identification, which it isn't. This e-book in actual fact explains that buddhism is admittedly a very easy, yet profound philosophy. It particulary explains in an intellegent and simply understood demeanour the variation among nirvana and paranirvana. It exhibits that by means of meditation you'll input nirvana that is the ceasing of affliction and rebirth. Paranirvana is reaching progressively more levels of enlightenment after achieving nirvana. those levels of enlightenment are endless. a really brilliant and ideal publication.
The Buddhist saint N=ag=arjuna, who lived in South India in nearly the second one century CE, is absolutely crucial, influential, and broadly studied Mah=ay=ana Buddhist thinker. His many works comprise texts addressed to put audiences, letters of recommendation to kings, and a suite of penetrating metaphysical and epistemological treatises.
Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is taken into account the "second founder" of Shin Buddhism. below his management, the Honganji department grew in dimension and gear, changing into a countrywide association with nice wealth and effect. Rennyo's luck lay in conveying an enticing religious message whereas exerting powerful administrative regulate.
The checklist of the Dharma-Jewel throughout the Generations (Lidai fabao ji) is a little-known Chan/Zen Buddhist textual content of the 8th century, rediscovered in 1900 on the Silk street oasis of Dunhuang. the one ultimate artifact of the Bao Tang Chan college of Sichuan, the textual content offers a desirable sectarian historical past of chinese language Buddhism meant to exhibit the iconoclastic teachings of Bao Tang founder Chan grasp Wuzhu (714–774).
Extra resources for Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions
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.