Flagging a list will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. We take abuse seriously in our book lists. Only flag lists that clearly need our attention. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content (eg. pornography, pro-Nazi, child abuse, etc). GODS of Japan, A-to-Z Photo Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist and Shinto Deities. PREFACE My reasons for creating this photo dictionary are quite simple.
First and foremost, this project is a labor of love. Second, it is a tribute to Kamakura, my home for the past 20 years, and home to dozens of temples from the Kamakura Era (1185-1333), which still house and display wondrous life-size wooden statues from the 8th century onward. Third, this project was prompted by a dissatisfaction with the online sites of the great repositories of Japanese Buddhist sculpture -- the national museums in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara. These sites don’t offer any systematic A-to-Z access to their impressive art collections. There is no comprehensive online catalog. Fourth, this project was prompted by a dissatisfaction with existing literature on Japanese Buddhist statuary. Don’t get me wrong. Ganachakra. FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS - StumbleUpon.
The Four Noble Truths represent the core of the teachings of the Buddha, and are as follows: The First Noble Truth - dissatisfaction and suffering exist and are universally experienced.
The Second Noble Truth - Desire and attachment are the causes of dissatisfaction and suffering. The Third Noble Truth - There is an end to dissatisfaction and suffering. The Fourth Noble Truth - The end can be attained by journeying on the Noble Eight-fold Path. THE NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH: Right Understanding, Right Thinking, Right Speech, Right Attitude, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration. 1.
Buddhism. Buddhism. Buddha's Wheel of Life. Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity. By Maria Popova.
Was the Buddha an Atheist? "The Buddha was an atheist.
" Writer Allan Badiner made this bald pronouncement in the midst of a conversation that spanned the wee hours of a cloudless Burning Man night. Sitting in a vast tent where, during the day, scores of partygoers had washed off their dust and grime in a plexiglass chamber, we discussed prevailing notions of a Buddhist godhead and, conversely, our mutual embrace of the religion in its secular form. I was most intrigued, though, by Badiner’s description of the Buddha as an atheist. I asked for sources. Buddhist Inspirations & News » Are Manifestations & Mediums Of Bodhisattvas & Buddhas Around?
We should respect all beings, even helpful humans, gods and ghosts.
However, Buddhists only take refuge in the perfect Buddhas, Dharma and Aryasangha. An interestingly phrased question arose recently – ‘Why do mediums not get any Buddha to answer their devotees’ questions?’ Before there is further confusion, we should be clear that the use of mediums is not a Buddhist practice. Instead, for Chinese culture, it is part of folk religion. Greco-Buddhism. Greco-Buddhism, sometimes spelled Graeco-Buddhism, refers to the cultural syncretism between Hellenistic culture and Buddhism, which developed between the 4th century BCE and the 5th century CE in the Indian subcontinent, in modern day Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.
It was a cultural consequence of a long chain of interactions begun by Greek forays into India from the time of Alexander the Great, carried further by the establishment of the Indo-Greek Kingdom and extended during the flourishing of the Hellenized Kushan Empire. Greco-Buddhism influenced the artistic, and perhaps the spiritual development of Buddhism, particularly Mahayana Buddhism. Buddhism was then adopted in Central and Northeastern Asia from the 1st century CE, ultimately spreading to China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Siberia, and Vietnam. Historical outline Indo-Greek territory, with known campaigns and battles. Religious interactions Alexander the Great in Bactria and India (331–325 BCE) BOUDDHISME. Karmic Management. Changing Your Mind. Bouddhisme. A Fistful of Sand. Imilla. Buddhadharma - Home. FaceBuda. Theravada Buddhism. Differences Between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. Index-eng8-Buddhist philosophy.
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Dr. Peter Della Santina .....Methodology.Dr. Peter Della Santina .....Philosophical and Religious Foundations. .....The Preliminary Practices. .....Myth and Symbolism. .....The Vajrayana Initiation. .....Psychology, Physiology, and Cosmology. Kalama Sutta. The Pali Tipitaka. Chinese Fa-hsiang School Teaching. The Chinese Yogachara school was founded by Hsuan-tsang(600-664, Fig. 2), a Chinese pilgrim-translator, and his student Kwei-Ji(638-682), who systematized the teaching.
Hsuan-tsang went to India and studied the doctrines derived from Dharmapala (? -507) and taught at the Vijnanavada center in Valabhi. When he returned to China (Fig.1, Great-Goose-Temple, Chan-Yan), he translated Dharmapala's Vijnapti-matratasiddhiand and many other works. His teachings mainly followed the line of Dharmapala. Buddhist Texts and Teachings. Sacred Texts: Buddhism. Sacred-texts home Journal Articles: Buddhism OCRT: Buddhism Buy CD-ROM Buy Books about Buddhism Modern works Southern Buddhism Northern Buddhism JatakaLinks Modern works.
Buddhist Wisdom, Meditation, and Practices for Daily Life. Jayarava's Raves. Ad orientem vergere. Welcome! — International Dzogchen Community Webcast. Bön du Tibet - La vision est esprit 1/6. Buddhism Archive. Bouddhisme. BuddhaNet - Worldwide Buddhist Information and Education Network.
Buddhism. Zen Stories. 101 Zen Stories. Zen Koans - AshidaKim.com. Zen Proverbs (zenproverbs) Buddha, Zen, Spirituality. Spiritual & Zen. Japanese aesthetics. Rare Buddhist flower found under nun's washing machine. Pomodoro Zen. Bouddhanalyse. The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Contents. The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Contents. Welcome to Audio Dharma. Accueil - Matthieu Ricard. BuddhaNet - Worldwide Buddhist Information and Education Network.
Buddhism now. American Buddhist Perspective. Urban Dharma - Buddhism in America. Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal. Buddhism For Non-Believers. I’ve got that quarter-life crisis swag going on. I have yet to be very productive during my post-graduation time. I watch as my friends get bonuses at their jobs, read their tweets about how difficult grad school is, and be astonished that I don’t know one but multiple peers working for Teach For America. Yes, I did get to fulfill my stereotypical wanderlust moment by traveling through SE Asia for six weeks. Yes, I did get some form of an internship for a while. And yes, I did move to New York. During those dark times I turn to a rather unlikely figure since I lack any sense of spirituality: Alan Watts. And so I give you this: Five Inspirations For Life By Alan Watts “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
You navigate through the world by defining everything in your life and those definitions spur action. The Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life. By Maria Popova “Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.” Pema Chödrön (b. July 14, 1936) — a generous senior teacher in the Buddhist contemplative tradition of Shambhala, ordained Buddhist nun, and prolific author — is one of our era’s most tireless champions of a mindful wholeheartedness as the essential life-force of the human experience. For the generations since Alan Watts — who began introducing Eastern philosophy in the West in the 1950s and sparked a counterculture to consumerism seeking to transcend the illusions of the separate self — Chödrön has become the most widely beloved translator of Eastern ideas into Western life.
In the spring of 1989, she led a monthlong dathun meditation session at Gampo Abbey — the renowned Buddhist monastery of which Chödrön is founding director, founded in 1983 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, her root guru. Six Ways To Show Your Love. How To Practice Compassion In Relationships. A couple asked me recently what the Buddhist view is on marriage. They were planning their wedding and in the process of writing their vows. I don’t know what the Buddha would have said, but what occurred to me in that moment was how committing to loving one person for the rest of your life is taking compassion practice to a whole new level.
10 Misconceptions about Buddhism. 1. All Buddhists meditate. Meditation is often identified as the central practice of Buddhism. However, the majority of Buddhists throughout history have not meditated. Buddhist Geeks - Download free podcast episodes by Personal Life Media on iTunes. Shambhala SunSpace. Les Archives Berzin – Les Archives bouddhistes du Dr. Alexander Berzin – Page d'accueil. Buddhism. Buddhist Practice. Buddhist Beliefs Explained. Sangha is the word for the community of Buddhists; those people seeking enlightenment by practicing the Dharma. Buddhism or Buddhisms? The Hegemony of Postmodern Rhetoric. Shambhala. Pema Chödrön. Buddhism. Buddhism - Eightfold Path.
Buddhism. Buddhism/Dharma/Rigpa. Essentials of Buddhism - core concept. Nagarjuna. Thezensite: nagarjuna These essays are about Nagarjuna, the Madhyamika (Mulamadhyamakakarika) and the development of "the Middle Way" and "emptiness" in Zen Buddhism. Includes some relevant book reviews.
Thinking in Buddhism. Bouddhisme des Trois Rivières. Maître indien qui vivait aux environs du premier siècle de l’ère chrétienne. Nagarjuna fut l’un des plus grands dialecticiens que le monde ait connu. Ses travaux établirent définitivement la « Voie du Milieu » (Madhyamika) entre les extrêmes dualistes de l’origine et de la cessation, du nihilisme et de l’éternalisme, de l’aller et de la venue, du monisme et du pluralisme. Il enseigna à la grande université monastique de Nalanda et ses exposés sur la vacuité et d’autres sujets de la philosophie bouddhiste continuent aujourd’hui encore à être utilisés comme références et autorité pour la compréhension intellectuelle et la pratique contemplative.
Green Tara and White Tara - Feminist Ideals in Buddhist Art. Goddess Tara, a female Buddha and meditational deity, is arguably the most popular goddess in the Buddhist pantheon. She is considered to be the goddess of universal compassion who represents virtuous and enlightened activity. Buddhism & Mindfulness. Buddhism & Mind. Bulssi japbyeon 佛氏雜辨 (An Array of Critiques Against Buddhism) Top page. How to Meditate - Guided Meditation Techniques. Meaning of the Medicine Buddha Mantra.
1. Visible Mantra : Buddhist Mantras You Can See. Mantras in various Indic scripts. Mantra from the Dalai Lama. Dotcom: A Catalogue of Early Chan Dunhuang Texts and Selections from those of Daoxin and Hongren.