New PDF release: From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay

By Gareth Fisher

ISBN-10: 0824839668

ISBN-13: 9780824839666

From Comrades to Bodhisattvas is the 1st book-length examine of Han chinese language Buddhism in post-Mao China. utilizing an ethnographic strategy supported through over a decade of box study, it presents an intimate portrait of lay Buddhist practitioners in Beijing who've lately embraced a faith that they have been as soon as socialized to determine as damaging superstition. The publication specializes in the full of life discourses and debates that occur between those new practitioners in an unused courtyard of a Beijing temple. during this non-monastic house, which shrinks every year because the temple gurus extend their advertisement actions, laypersons assemble to distribute and alternate Buddhist-themed media, take heed to the fiery sermons of charismatic preachers, and search options to non-public ethical crises. utilizing fresh theories within the anthropology of morality and ethics, Gareth Fisher argues that the practitioners are drawn to the courtyard as a spot the place they could locate moral assets to re-make either themselves and others in a quickly altering state that they suspect lacks a coherent ethical course. Spurred on by means of the teachings of the preachers and the tales within the media they proportion, those courtyard practitioners inventively mix ethical components from China’s contemporary Maoist prior with Buddhist teachings at the workings of karma and the significance of common compassion. Their goal is to articulate an ethical antidote to what they see as blind obsession with intake and wealth accumulation between twenty-first century chinese language. usually socially marginalized and sidelined from significant roles in China’s new financial system, those former communist comrades glance to their new ethical roles alongside a bodhisattva route to rebuild their self-worth.

Each bankruptcy makes a speciality of a important trope within the courtyard practitioners’ tasks to shape new ethical identities. The chinese language government’s regulations at the unfold of spiritual teachings in city components curtail those practitioners' skill to insert their ethical visions into an rising public sphere. however, they prevail, at the least partly, Fisher argues, in growing their very own discursive area characterised by means of a morality of outrage for fellow people and animals and a popularity of the organizational talents and pedagogical skills of its individuals which are unacknowledged in society at huge. in addition, because the later chapters of the e-book speak about, through writing, copying, and allotting Buddhist-themed fabrics, the practitioners perform making a non secular community of fellow-Buddhists around the nation, thereby forming a counter-cultural neighborhood inside of modern city China.

Highly readable and whole of enticing descriptions of the genuine lives of training lay Buddhists in modern China, From Comrades to Bodhisattvas will curiosity experts in chinese language Buddhism, anthropologists of up to date Asia, and all students drawn to the connection among faith and cultural change.

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Read e-book online Le bouddhisme tibétain et ses grands maîtres réincarnés PDF

By René Morlet

ISBN-10: 2296560628

ISBN-13: 9782296560628

Cet ouvrage présente des réflexions novatrices qui sortent des cadres convenus répétitifs. Le plus neuf est l. a. série des interviews de Grandes Réincarnations Tulkous, ces Grands Lamas, n'en accordant guère. SS le XVII Karmapa, SE le XIIe Shamarpa, SE Bokar Rimpoché ou le Tulkou franco-américain Trinlay Tayé Massoubre nous parlent du Bouddha, du Karma, du Gourou et de l. a. relation maître/disciple mais aussi des grands problèmes d'aujourd'hui.

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Get Notes de mémoire sur le Chemin de la Grande Perfection PDF

By Ngawang Palzang

ISBN-10: 2370410418

ISBN-13: 9782370410412

Les Notes de Mémoire sont un ensemble de notes que Khenpo Ngawang Palzang (1879-1941) rédigea de mémoire après avoir reçu de son maître, Nyoshul Loungtog Tenpai Nyima, les directions orales du consultant des « Préliminaires de l'Essence du Cœur de l'Immensité » (Le Chemin de l. a. Grande Perfection) que Patrul Rinpoché lui-même lui avait transmises.
Ces Notes sont le seul commentaire de l'ouvrage de Patrul Rinpoché connu, et en sont le complément fundamental. De façon claire et profonde, elles éclairent le pratiquant sur l’arrière-plan théorique et le fondement de l. a. pratique de l. a. voie bouddhiste, et fournissent de nombreux conseils pratiques sur l. a. façon de pratiquer, pendant les séances de méditation aussi bien qu'entre les séances.

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Download e-book for iPad: Shabkar - Autobiographie d'un yogi tibétain - tome 2 by Shabkar,Matthieu Ricard,Carisse Busquet,Comité de traduction

By Shabkar,Matthieu Ricard,Carisse Busquet,Comité de traduction Padmakara

ISBN-10: 2226107371

ISBN-13: 9782226107374

Ce moment tome de Shabkar, traduit par Matthieu Ricard et Carisse Busquet, nous permet de retrouver le maître tibétain dont los angeles vie constitue sans doute los angeles biographie los angeles plus célèbre après celle de Milarépa. Comme l'auteur des Cent Mille Chants, mais beaucoup plus proche de nous dans le temps, Shabkar (1781-1851) - surnommé le "Barde du can pay des Neiges", est révéré par le peuple tibétain pour sa sainteté et sa simplicité, sa faculté d'émouvoir aussi bien que de faire rire, los angeles profondeur de sa spiritualité rendue available à tous grâce à son style.
Après avoir atteint l'ultime degré de l'accomplissement spirituel, Shabkar fut invité par ses disciples à raconter les étapes de son itinéraire mystique. Il s'y appliqua en retraçant son chemin d'errance dans un passionnant récit en prose entrecoupé de chants poétiques. Conseils de morale et de conduite pour los angeles vie quotidienne, hymnes raffinés exposant les fondements de l. a. pratique spirituelle, les chants improvisés par Shabkar illustrent parfaitement l'enseignement bouddhiste sur le sens de los angeles vie humaine, los angeles mort, l'impermanence et los angeles possibilité de se délivrer de los angeles souffrance.
Outre sa valeur religieuse et littéraire, cette oeuvre autobiographique présente un landscape particular de l'histoire tibétaine durant les premières décennies du XIXe siècle, contribuant ainsi à élargir notre compréhension d'un monde aujourd'hui presque disparu.

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Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of by Ronald M. Davidson PDF

By Ronald M. Davidson

ISBN-10: 0231134711

ISBN-13: 9780231134712

ISBN-10: 8120832787

ISBN-13: 9788120832787

How did a society at the fringe of cave in and ruled via wandering bands of armed males crumple to a colourful Buddhist tradition, led by way of yogins and students? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the interpretation and unfold of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically formed Tibetan society and ended in its upward thrust because the heart of Buddhist tradition all through Asia, exchanging India because the perceived resource of non secular ideology and culture. in the course of the Tibetan Renaissance (950-1200 C.E.), clergymen and yogins translated a tremendous variety of Indian Buddhist texts. They hired the evolving literature and practices of esoteric Buddhism because the foundation to reconstruct Tibetan spiritual, cultural, and political associations. Many translators accomplished the de facto prestige of feudal lords and whereas now not continuously dependable to their Buddhist vows, those figures helped solidify political strength within the fingers of non secular experts and started a method that resulted in the Dalai Lama's theocracy. Davidson's bright photos of the clergymen, clergymen, renowned preachers, yogins, and aristocratic clans who replaced Tibetan society and tradition additional increase his views at the tensions and variations that characterised medieval Tibet.

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Personal Salvation and Filial Piety: Two Precious Scroll by Wilt L. Idema PDF

By Wilt L. Idema

ISBN-10: 0824832159

ISBN-13: 9780824832155

The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was once a good-looking prince whilst he entered China. As Guanyin, the bodhisattva was once honored from the 11th century onward within the form of a pretty lady who grew to become a common savior. during the final millennium, the feminine Guanyin has loved broad and fervid veneration all through East Asia and has seemed as an important personality in literature and legend. in a single story, Guanyin (as the princess Miaoshan) returns from the useless after being achieved by means of the king, her father, for refusing to marry. the preferred model of this legend is the valuable Scroll of Incense Mountain (Xiangshan baojuan), an extended narrative in prose and verse and a piece of substantial literary benefit. It emphasizes the clash among father and daughter, during which all traditional arguments opposed to a spiritual way of life are paraded and rebutted. A long description of Guanyin’s stopover at to the underworld, which makes a speciality of the clash among grace and justice, is usually included.
Personal Salvation and Filial Piety deals a whole and entirely annotated translation of the valuable Scroll, in keeping with a nineteenth-century version. the interpretation is preceded via a considerable advent that discusses the beginning of the textual content and the style to which it belongs and highlights the similarities and alterations among the scroll and feminine saints’ lives from medieval Europe. There follows a translation of the much-shorter invaluable Scroll of Good-in-Talent and Dragon Daughter, which gives a funny account of the way Guanyin obtained the 3 acolytes—Sudhana, Nagakanya, and a white parrot—who are frequently proven surrounding her in well known prints.

As the 1st English-language translation of significant "precious scrolls," own Salvation and Filial Piety will entice quite a lot of readers—from students of chinese language literature to scholars of Buddhism. past the sector of East Asian reports, it is going to curiosity experts in comparative faith and literature and feminist theologians. due to its vigorous and relocating narratives, the textual content is appropriate for classes on well known Buddhist religiosity (particularly girl religiosity) in chinese language society.

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Read e-book online Rebuilding Buddhism: The Theravada Movement in PDF

By Sarah LeVine

ISBN-10: 0674019083

ISBN-13: 9780674019089

ISBN-10: 0674025547

ISBN-13: 9780674025547

Rebuilding Buddhism describes in evocative aspect the reports and achievements of Nepalis who've followed Theravada Buddhism. this way of Buddhism used to be brought into Nepal from Burma and Sri Lanka within the Nineteen Thirties, and its adherents have struggled for reputation and reputation ever considering that. With its specialise in the austere determine of the monk and the biography of the old Buddha, and extra lately with its emphasis on individualizing meditation and on gender equality, Theravada Buddhism contrasts sharply with the hugely ritualized Tantric Buddhism normally practiced within the Kathmandu Valley.

Based on vast fieldwork, interviews, and old reconstruction, the ebook presents a wealthy portrait of the several methods of being a Nepali Buddhist during the last seventy years. while it explores the influence of the Theravada flow and what its slow good fortune has intended for Buddhism, for society, and for women and men in Nepal.

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The Wisdom of Buddhism by Christmas Humphreys PDF

By Christmas Humphreys

ISBN-10: 0700701974

ISBN-13: 9780700701971

ISBN-10: 1138148830

ISBN-13: 9781138148833

A balanced choice from Buddhist writings, together with scriptures utilized by the Zen college, with chapters at the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, focus and Meditation, the Buddhist Order, and Nirvana. With assets, thesaurus and index.

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Brad Warner,Rainer Scholz's Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: Ein Zen-Trip durch PDF

By Brad Warner,Rainer Scholz

ISBN-10: 389901409X

ISBN-13: 9783899014099

Für alle, die unerschrocken wie der Buddha selbst sind.
Wie hilft ein echter Zen-Meister - nicht die milde lächelnden Cartoonfiguren, sondern ein echter Meister - anderen Menschen, wenn er mit seinem eigenen Schmerz beschäftigt ist? Wie meditiert er, wenn seine Welt auseinanderbricht? Ist seine Meditation in diesen Momenten etwas wertvolles oder nur eine Flucht?

Brad Warner schildert in schonungsloser Offenheit ein Jahr seines Lebens, in dem seine Mutter und seine Großmutter starben, er seinen Traumjob verlor und seine Ehe scheiterte. Gleichzeitig beschreibt er gewohnt witzig und wortgewandt, wie die Lehren Buddhas ihm halfen, mit all diesen Ereignissen fertigzuwerden und auch ein mildes Nicht-Eso-Lächeln zu entwickeln.

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Read e-book online Buddhism and Political Theory PDF

By Matthew J. Moore

ISBN-10: 0190465514

ISBN-13: 9780190465513

regardless of the new upsurge of curiosity in comparative political idea, there was nearly no severe exam of Buddhism via political philosophers long ago 5 a long time. partially, the reason for this is that Buddhism isn't regularly visible as a faculty of political thought.

However, as Matthew Moore argues, Buddhism concurrently parallels and demanding situations many middle assumptions and arguments in modern Western political thought. in short, Western thinkers not just have very much to profit approximately Buddhism, they've got greatly to profit from it. To either incite and facilitate the method of Western theorists enticing with this missed culture, this publication presents an in depth, severe interpreting of the major basic Buddhist texts, from the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha during the cutting-edge. It additionally discusses the appropriate secondary literature on Buddhism and political conception (nearly it all from disciplines except political theory), in addition to the literatures on specific matters addressed within the argument.

Moore argues that Buddhist political proposal rests on 3 center premises--that there isn't any self, that politics is of very restricted value in human existence, and that normative ideals and judgments symbolize functional recommendation approximately the best way to reside a definite means, instead of being compulsory instructions approximately how all folks needs to act. He compares Buddhist political conception to what he sees as Western analogues--Nietzsche's related yet crucially assorted concept of the self, Western theories of constrained citizenship from Epicurus to John Howard Yoder, and to the Western culture of immanence theories in ethics. this may be the 1st finished remedy of Buddhism as political theory.

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