By Shozan Jack Haubner
By Shozan Jack Haubner
By Karma Phuntsho
By Venerable Master Miao Tsan
By Quang Tri
By Paul Kocot Nietupski
Paul Nietupski attracts at the pictures and memoirs of Marion and Blance Griebenow, Christian missionaries resident for almost twenty-seven years, in addition to the memoirs of Apa Alo, a favorite chief, to element Labrang's particular and colourful border culture.
By Paul G. Hackett
Based on hundreds of thousands of fundamental assets and infrequent archival fabrics, Theos Bernard, the White Lama recounts the genuine tale at the back of the purported adventures of this iconic determine and his position within the progress of America’s spiritual counterculture. Over the process his short existence, Bernard met, linked, and corresponded with the most important social, political, and cultural leaders of his day, from the Regent and excessive politicians of Tibet to saints, students, and diplomats of British India, from Charles Lindbergh and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Gandhi and Nehru. even if hailed as a super pioneer via the media, Bernard additionally had his flaws. He was once an entrepreneur propelled by means of grandiose schemes, a good-looking guy who shamelessly used his appears to dance from wealthy spouse to wealthy spouse in help of his actions, and a grasp manipulator who concocted his personal interpretation of jap knowledge to fit his ends. Bernard had a brilliant destiny sooner than him, yet disappeared in India through the communal violence of the 1947 Partition, by no means to be visible again.
Through diaries, interviews, and formerly unstudied records, Paul G. Hackett stocks Bernard’s compelling existence tale, together with his efforts to evoke America’s non secular counterculture to the unfolding occasions in India, the Himalayas, and Tibet. Hackett concludes with a close geographical and cultural hint of Bernard’s Indian and Tibetan trips, which shed infrequent mild at the explorer’s mysterious disappearance.
By Matthew J. Moore
However, as Matthew Moore argues, Buddhism at the same time parallels and demanding situations many center assumptions and arguments in modern Western political concept. briefly, Western thinkers not just have greatly to benefit approximately Buddhism, they've got greatly to benefit from it. To either incite and facilitate the method of Western theorists enticing with this overlooked culture, this publication presents an in depth, serious interpreting of the major fundamental Buddhist texts, from the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha during the contemporary. It additionally discusses the correct secondary literature on Buddhism and political concept (nearly it all from disciplines except political theory), in addition to the literatures on specific concerns addressed within the argument.
Moore argues that Buddhist political proposal rests on 3 center premises--that there's no self, that politics is of very constrained significance in human existence, and that normative ideals and judgments signify useful suggestion approximately the best way to dwell a undeniable manner, instead of being compulsory instructions approximately how all people needs to act. He compares Buddhist political concept to what he sees as Western analogues--Nietzsche's related yet crucially assorted idea 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 accomplished remedy of Buddhism as political theory.
By John Daido Loori
By Tony Duff
The prayer is nearly part the scale of Samantabhadra’s Prayer, although the content material of the 2 prayers is adequately comparable that studying approximately one significantly complements an knowing of the opposite. therefore, this article of Maitreya’s Prayer could be a superb help for these attempting to comprehend extra of Samantabhadra’s prayer and vice versa. Maitreya’s Prayer is rather less advanced than Samantabhadra’s Prayer and as a result more straightforward to appreciate and likewise more straightforward to exploit as a prayer. primarily, it includes the seven limbs through a proof of vacancy by way of motives of the six paramitas.
In order to appreciate the prayer, it is important to learn the sutra within which the prayer is first provided. Many imagine that the prayer used to be made through Maitreya, one of many center sons of Buddha Shakyamuni. despite the fact that, it was once not—it used to be made through a former incarnation of Maitreya many aeons sooner than Maitreya himself seemed. The Buddha himself recalled the prayer together with his omniscience and offered it in an incredible sutra petitioned via Maitreya. The Buddha recalled it which will exhibit the adaptation among his personal method of enlightenment and the method taken by means of Maitreya. with no analyzing those occasions within the sutra, it isn't attainable to appreciate the prayer, not to mention properly translate it. as a result, the publication incorporates a whole translation of that discourse, and to offer the reader much more experience of the bodhisatva Maitreya and his works, contains a moment sutra petitioned by way of Maitreya.
By Thich Nhat Hanh