New Releases. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism--the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series.
By Anthony Molino. In recent years, interest in meditation has grown to include not only those on a spiritual search, but also those who are simply working toward a healthy and meaningful life. By Amanda Lienau-purnell. Shortly thereafter, a variety of experiences—including a car accident that left him partially paralyzed on the left side of his body—led him to give up his monastic vows and work as a lay teacher. The deep down happiness that makes you purr from the heart.
Volume One contains Trungpa's early writings in Great Britain, including Born in Tibet , the memoir of his youth and training; Meditation in Action , a classic on the practice of meditation; and Mudra , a collection of verse. Among the selected articles from the s and '70s are early teachings on compassion and the bodhisattva path. Other articles contain unique information on the history of Buddhism in Tibet; an exposition of teachings of dzogchen with the earliest meditation instruction by Trungpa Rinpoche ever to appear in print; and an intriguing discussion of society and politics, which may be the first recorded germ of the Shambhala teachings.
Other books in this series. Add to basket. Flap copy "The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. By Sandy Boucher. By John Amodeo.
By Phillip Moffitt. By Rig'dzin Dorje.
By Ringu Tulka. By Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. Home Books Religion.
Items Per Page: 15 30 60 Year Newest Pub. Check box to include out-of-stock items. View: Grid List. Contents include: Transmission of light: Zen in the Art of Enlightenment — This first complete modern translation of the classic Denkoroku illustrates how to attain satori; Unlocking the Zen Koan — This translation of the koan classic Wumenguan includes a selection of comments by great Chinese Zen masters; Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen — An anthology from the 13th to the 18th centuries; Timeless Spring: A Soto Zen Anthology — Contains sayings, informal talks, and public cases of important Soto Zen masters; Zen Antics: Stories of Enlightenment — The stories retold here are pointedly simple but with a richness and subtlety that make them worth reading over and over; Record of Things Heard: From the Treasury of the Eye of the True Teaching — A collection of talks by the great Japanese master Dogen founder of the Soto school; Sleepless Nights: Verses for the Wakeful — Verses that mock the folly of tyrants and celebrate the indomitability of life.
The volume includes: Zen Lessons: The Art of Leadership This guide to enlightened conduct for people in positions of authority is based on the teachings of several great Zen masters of China. Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom Drawn from the records of the great Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection represents the most open and direct forms of instruction in the entire Zen canon.
Minding Mind: A Course in Basic Meditation The meditation instructions in this book focus on attaining a state of true objectivity that enables the practitioner to use all other forms of meditation freely and consciously, without becoming fixated or obsessed. Instant Zen Presented here are the teachings of Foyan, who offers simple exercises in attention and thought designed to lead to insight into the real nature of self. A detailed and practical explanation of the completion stage practices of Tantric Mahamudra, from the initial meditation on the subtle body, through the stages of innerfire meditation and the four joys, to the final attainment of full enlightenment.
A Clear Mirror reveals what high lamas regard as most sacred and intimate: spiritual evolution via the lens of an innermost visionary life. Lingpa recounts each step of his own enlightenment process—from learning how to meditate to the highest tantric practices—as he experienced them. A Clear Mirror is a spiritual adventure that also incorporates everyday meditation advice, designed for the lay reader as well as the more seasoned practitioner, in this evocative original translation. Examines the "karmic knots" that hinder the way to enlightenment and uses personal stories to highlight seven factors, including mindfulness, joy, and equanimity, intended to loosen these knots.
This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one of the most practical and useful guides to finding union with God ever written. The Cloud of Unknowing consists of a series of letters written by a monk to his student or disciple, instructing him or her in the way of Divine union. Its theology is presented in a way that is remarkably easy to understand, as well as practical, providing advice on prayer and contemplation that anyone can use. Previous translations of the Cloud have tended to veil its intimate, even friendly tone under medieval-sounding language.
Carmen Butcher has boldly brought the text into language as appealing to modern ears as it was to its original readers more than five hundred years ago. Also included in the volume is the companion work attributed to the same anonymous author, The Book of Privy Counsel, which contains further advice for approaching God in a way that emphasizes real experience rather than human knowledge. The author expresses his philosophy of life, art, and religion and comments on human needs and happiness. This book opens the way to a deeper knowledge of mahamudra, a Buddhist system of meditation on the nature of the mind.
Shares the teachings of the influential Tibetan guru who contributed largely to the development of Buddhism in the West.
This is a study of spirituality from a Buddhist perspective. The stories deal with real human situations from across about years of history. It discusses Buddhism in America and tells tales, via Kipling or Tolkien style in how heroes approach life through a Buddhist perspective.
The Shambhala Library. A collection of short, inspirational readings--designed to cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily life--leads readers through the essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. In recent years, interest in meditation has grown to include not only those on a spiritual search, but also those who are simply working toward a healthy and meaningful life. This book brings together a broad range of Buddhist meditative techniques that have appeared in the magazine over the years.
Lama Surya Das explores the definition of meditation, while Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein lay out a day program for establishing a daily practice. Wherever you are on your search, you will find plenty of guidance in this book. Or about zazen from Barry Magid and Martine Batchelor.
Gil Fronsdal offers instruction in metta lovingkindness meditation, while Judith Simmer-Brown teaches tonglen, a Tibetan Buddhist practice for cultivating compassion. We also learn about the crucial role the body plays in meditation from S. And there are practices for bringing mindfulness and compassion to daily life from Thubten Chodron, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Michael Carroll. This is a guide to meditative practice for any seeker wishing to deepen their understanding of themselves and their world.
In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master Seung Sahn has become known for his ability to cut to the heart of Buddhist teaching in a way that is strikingly clear, yet free of esoteric and academic language. Compassion Now! Compassion in the face of pain, anguish, or unspeakable evil often produces confusion and bewilderment: How can someone endure such unjust suffering with such calm? Wouldn't it be more natural, and more proper, to not be calm at all? In Compassion , Christina Feldman draws over 30 years of experience as a Buddhist to explain how ordinary people are able to use compassion to overcome negative feelings like tragedy, pain, and terror.
Feldman first examines compassion itself, using Buddhist texts and real-life stories to explain precisely what this strange force is, and argues that it is the most precious of all gifts. Feldman then proceeds to show, in six separate chapters, how compassion can be used in the face of adversity, mapping out meditations and strategies that can overcome the dark thoughts that everyone experiences.
Compassion is for anyone who has ever felt helpless in our own turbulent, uncertain times. This is the first book to become available in the West by one of the most revered spiritual figures in South Asia. Included is a generous selection of his essays, as well as a biography and many photographs from throughout his lifetime. Four powerful, compelling teachings on compassion by the Dalai Lama are presented here, with advice on how to incorporate this important quality in daily life.
The first authoritative translation and commentary on a central text that shaped the development of East-Asian Buddhism and Ch'an Chinese Zen. A completely revised and vastly expanded edition of the author's book, Buddhist America: Centers, Retreats, Practices, describes more than one thousand Buddhist centers in North America, with dozens of introductory articles. A latest edition of an up-to-date reference shares detailed coverage of the discipline's core tenets as well as how to incorporate Buddhist beliefs into everyday life, in a volume that also addresses the religion's influence on popular culture and the growing relevance of the Dalai Lama.
Originally written in the 11th or 12th century, the Sangaha has served as the key to wisdom held in the Abhidhamma. Concisely surveyed are Abhidhamma's central themes, including states of consciousness and mental factors, the functions and processes of the mind, the material world, dependent arising, and the methods and stages of meditation. This presents an exact translation of the Sangaha alongside the original Pali text. A detailed, explanatory guide with more than 40 charts and tables lead readers through the complexities of Adhidhamma.
With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. The lives and teachings of important philosophers and meditation masters, the variety of practices, the basic texts and scriptures, and the range of sects and schools of thought are among the subjects covered. From the teachings of the early masters to the growth of the tradition in the West, this authoritative new reference tool contains over entries supplying information on all the key doctrines, practices, and figures central to Buddhism.
After an extensive search throughout many of Buddhism's most sacred and learned circles, author and former Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor was struck by the notion that much of the teaching he had recieved seemed somewhat out of line with the documented teachings of the Buddha. Thus, in seeking to bridge the divide he has further sought to bring the Buddha's teaching into a more clear historical context with 'Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers.
Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha - told from the author's unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Drawing from the original Pali Canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha's death by his followers, Batchelor shows readers the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man who looked at life in a radically new way. From meeting the Dalai Lama in India, to training as a Zen monk in Korea, to finding his path as a lay teacher of Buddhism lliving in France, Batchelor reveals the everyday challenges and doubts of his own devotional journey.
Notes, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Although East Asian religion is commonly characterized as "syncretic," the historical interaction of Buddhist, Confucian, and other traditions is often neglected by scholars of mainstream religious thought. In this thought-provoking study, Janine Sawada moves beyond conventional approaches to the history of Japanese religion by analyzing the ways in which Neo-Confucianism and Zen formed a popular synthesis in early modern Japan.
She shows how Shingaku, a teaching founded by merchant Ishida Baigan, blossomed after his death into a widespread religious movement that selectively combined ideas and practices from these traditions. Drawing on new research into original Shingaku sources, Sawada challenges the view that the teaching was a facile "merchant ethic" by illuminating the importance of Shingaku mystical experience and its intimate relation to moral cultivation in the program developed by Baigan's successor, Teshima Toan.
This book also suggests the need for an approach to the history of Japanese education that accounts for the informal transmission of ideas as well as institutional schooling.