Category: Buddhism

Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self (Studies by André van der Braak

By André van der Braak

In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming and not using a Self, André van der Braak engages Nietzsche in a discussion with 4 representatives of the Buddhist Zen culture: Nagarjuna (c. 150-250), Linji (d. 860), Dogen (1200-1253), and Nishitani (1900-1990). In doing so, he finds Nietzsche's inspiration as a philosophy of continuing self-overcoming, during which even the proposal of "self" has been conquer. Van der Braak starts by means of examining Nietzsche's courting to Buddhism and standing as a transcultural philosopher, recalling study on Nietzsche and Zen up to now and commencing the fundamental argument of the learn. He maintains through interpreting the practices of self-overcoming in Nietzsche and Zen, evaluating Nietzsche's radical skepticism with that of Nagarjuna and evaluating Nietzsche's method of fact to Linji's. Nietzsche's tools of self-overcoming are in comparison to Dogen's zazen, or sitting meditation perform, and Dogen's proposal of forgetting the self. those comparisons and others construct van der Braak's case for a feedback of Nietzsche educated by way of the guidelines of Zen Buddhism and a feedback of Zen Buddhism visible during the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one international philosophy. This remedy, concentrating on some of the most fruitful components of analysis inside modern comparative and intercultural philosophy, may be helpful to Nietzsche students, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

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The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training by John Daido Loori

By John Daido Loori

This obtainable creation to the philosophy and perform of Zen Buddhism contains a application of research that encompasses essentially each point of lifestyles. the yankee Zen instructor John Daido Loori indicates us that Zen perform may still comprise not just meditation, the examine of Zen literature and liturgy, and ethical and moral motion, yet also needs to show up in paintings, inventive, and daily actions. The 8 Gates are:

• Zazen, one of those meditation defined as "sitting Zen"
• Face-to-face conferences among instructor and student
• Academic examine of the sutras with regards to Zen education, different colleges of Buddhism, Buddhist background, psychology, and philosophy
• Zen rites and rituals and their meaning
• The ethical and moral specifications set within the Buddhist Precepts
• Art perform as an extension of Zen practice
• Body perform as an extension of Zen practice
• Work as an lively functionality of zazen

Beautifully illustrated with Loori's personal photos, this version additionally incorporates a new advent and an up to date analyzing checklist.

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Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of by Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert

By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert

Trans. by way of Christian Bernert

A seminal statement on essentially the most very important works of Mahayana Buddhism.

According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) used to be published through Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the unconventional view it provides perpetually replaced the way in which Mahayana Buddhists understand fact. the following, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this handbook and its practices for us in a fashion that's without delay available and profound, with real functional meditative purposes. The paintings explains the monstrous paths of the 3 autos of Buddhism, emphasizing the view of Yogācāra, and demonstrates the inseparability of expertise and vacancy. It deals an in depth presentation of the 3 natures of truth, a correct realizing of which supplies the antidotes to confusion and agony. The translator’s creation offers a transparent evaluation of all of the suggestions explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its principles to real perform.

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Early Buddhism and Christianity : a comparative study of the by Chai-shin Yu

By Chai-shin Yu

This can be a scholarly ebook at the first hundred years of the institutional element of the Buddhist faith. within the publication the writer has focused on the improvement of Buddhism because it utilized to the monastic group in addition to the lay humans, dispelling the thought that Buddhism used to be just a philosophical process thinking about an self reliant quest through a couple of towards nirvana. even if there are many books available in the market facing the doctrinal elements of the faith, there are few that care for the fundamental elements making it a favored faith, specifically the authority of the founder, the character of the groups and self-discipline inside either monastic neighborhood and the lay. those points are extra highlighted within the end the place they're in comparison with parallel advancements, throughout the similar early interval, of Christianity. This clean process is very enlightening to the overall reader and the scholars in spiritual reviews.

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Beyond Enlightenment, Buddhism, Religion, Modernity by Richard Cohen

By Richard Cohen

Nearly all of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha utilizing the note enlightened, instead of woke up. This bias has led to Buddhism changing into ordinarily perceived because the eponymous faith of enlightenment.

Beyond Enlightenment is a cosmopolitan learn of a few of the underlying assumptions all for the examine of Buddhism (especially, yet no longer solely, within the West). It investigates the tendency of so much students to floor their research of Buddhism in those specific assumptions concerning the Buddha’s enlightenment and a specific figuring out of faith, that's traced again via Western orientalists to the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation.

Placing a special emphasis on Indian Buddhism, Richard Cohen adeptly creates a piece that would entice people with an curiosity in Buddhism and India and in addition students of faith and background.

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One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories by Sean Murphy

By Sean Murphy

Drawn from the records of significant Zen facilities in the US and interviews with essentially the most seminal figures of yankee Zen, together with Philip Kapleau, Bernie Glassman, Gary Snyder, and Walter Nowick, One fowl, One Stone offers the outstanding encounters among academics and scholars, the moments of perception and knowledge, the quotable prices, and the humor of Zen because it has flowered in the US over the past one hundred-plus years.

Murphy, a Zen pupil and an comprehensive author, carried out a number of own interviews and distilled over 100 pithy tales. He covers Zen masters Suzuki, Maezumi, Seung Sahn, Robert Aitken, and Philip Kapleau besides earnest scholars Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, and Philip Whalen and others.

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No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Cherished Buddhist instructor and poet Thich Nhat Hanh provided the realm much-needed phrases of calming knowledge in his earlier booklet, Anger-a coast-to-coast bestseller in either hardcover and paperback.

Now, in a booklet either well timed and undying, he tackles a topic that has been reflected via Buddhist clergymen and nuns for twenty-five hundred years-and an everlasting secret that touches us all: what's loss of life? via Zen parables, guided meditations, and private tales, he explodes the conventional myths of ways we are living and die. much more, Thich Nhat Hanh exhibits us how to dwell a lifestyles unfettered through worry.

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Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 2 by Paul Williams

By Paul Williams

From a box basically of curiosity to expert orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has constructed to include inter alia, theology and spiritual reviews, philosophy, cultural experiences, anthropology and comparative reviews. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever prior to, and Buddhist stories are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist reports from an enormous variety of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new advent via the editor, this assortment is a different and unrivalled learn source for either scholar and scholar.

VOLUME II THE EARLY BUDDHIST colleges AND
DOCTRINAL historical past; THERAVADA
DOCTRINE
Acknowledgements vn
18 Theravada Buddhist sangha: a few normal observations on
historical and political elements in its improvement 1
HEINZ BECHERT
19 Notes at the formation of Buddhist sects and the origins of
Mahayana
HEINZ BECHERT
20 Buddhistjhana: its nature and attainment in line with the
Pali sources
L.S. COUSINS
21 The 'five points' and the origins of the Buddhist schools
L.S. COUSINS
22 individual and self
L S. COUSINS
23 Cosmology and meditation: from the Aggaiiiia-Sutta to the
Mahayana
RUPERT GETHIN
24 Kindness and compassion as a method to nirvaQa
R.F. GOMBRICH
25 focus or perception: the complicated of Theravada
Buddhist meditation theory
PAUL GRIFFITHS
26 Councils as rules and occasions within the Theravada
CHARLES HALLISEY
27 Saik$a-dharmas revisited: additional concerns of
Mahasa~pghika origins
CHARLES S. PREBISH
zs MahasaQighika origins: the beginnings of Buddhist
sectarianism
JAN NATTIER AND CHARLES S PREBISH
29 the different our bodies of the Buddha: reflections on a neglected
aspect of Theravada tradition
FRANK E. REYNOLDS
30 at the challenge of the relation of religious perform and
philosophical thought in Buddhism
LAMBERT SCHMITHAUSEN
31 Buddhist Modernism and the rhetoric of meditative
experience
ROBERT H SHARF
32 the reworking reward: an research of devotional acts of
offering in Buddhist Avadiina literature
JOHN robust
PETER SKILLING

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