Mindfully Facing Disease and Death

Author: Bhikkhu Analayo
Publisher: Windhorse Publications (UK)
ISBN: 1909314722
Release Date: 2016-09-28
Genre:

A practical guide for those facing disease and death, providing access to the ageless wisdom of the Buddha s teaching."

Mindfully Facing Disease and Death

Author: Analayo
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 9781909314733
Release Date: 2016-10-03
Genre: Religion

Disease and death are undeniably integral parts of human life. Yet when they manifest we are easily caught unprepared. To prepare for these, we need to learn how to skilfully face illness and passing away. A source of practical wisdom can be found in the early discourses that record the teachings given by the Buddha and his disciples. The chief aim of this book is to provide a collection of passages taken from the Buddha's early discourses that provide guidance for facing disease and death.

Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research

Author: Analayo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781614294627
Release Date: 2018-04-23
Genre: Religion

Join a rigorous scholar and Buddhist monk on a brisk tour of rebirth from ancient doctrine to contemporary debates. German Buddhist monk and university professor Bhikkhu Analayo had not given much attention to the topic of rebirth before some friends asked him to explore the treatment of the issue in early Buddhist texts. This succinct volume presents his findings, approaching the topic from four directions. The first chapter examines the doctrine of rebirth as it is presented in the earliest Buddhist sources and the way it relates to core doctrinal principles. The second chapter reviews debates about rebirth throughout Buddhist history and up to modern times, noting the role of confirmation bias in evaluation of evidence. Chapter 3 reviews the merits of current research on rebirth, including near-death experience, past-life regression, and children who recall previous lives. The chapter concludes with an examination of xenoglossy, the ability to speak languages one has not learned previously, and chapter 4 examines the particular case of Dhammaruwan, a Sri Lankan boy who chants Pali texts that he does not appear to have learned in his present life. Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research brings together the many strands of the debate on rebirth in one place, making it both comprehensive and compact. It is not a polemic but an interrogation of the evidence, and it leaves readers to come to their own conclusions.

Buddhism and Medicine

Author: C. Pierce Salguero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231544269
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Religion

From its earliest days, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with medicine. Buddhism and Medicine is a singular collection showcasing the generative relationship and mutual influence between these fields across premodern Asia. The anthology combines dozens of English-language translations of premodern Buddhist texts with contextualizing introductions by leading international scholars in Buddhist studies, the history of medicine, and a range of other fields. These sources explore in detail medical topics ranging from the development of fetal anatomy in the womb to nursing, hospice, dietary regimen, magical powers, visualization, and other healing knowledge. Works translated here include meditation guides, popular narratives, ritual manuals, spells texts, monastic disciplinary codes, recipe inscriptions, philosophical treatises, poetry, works by physicians, and other genres. All together, these selections and their introductions provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhist healing throughout Asia. They also demonstrate the central place of healing in Buddhist practice and in the daily life of the premodern world.

Meditator s Life of the Buddha

Author: Analayo
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 9781911407003
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Genre: Religion

Analayo offers an inspiring biography of the Buddha, focusing on his meditative development and practice, including extracts from the early discourses, with commentary by the author. He conveys not only a focus on the Buddha as a meditator, but also that the book's readers are meditators, that this is a life of the Buddha providing inspiration and guidance for meditators. Each of the twenty-four chapters concludes with suggestions for meditative practice or conduct.

Falling Awake

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349421100
Release Date: 2018-08-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we think about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, the original text of Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In this second of these books, Falling Awake (which was originally published as Part III and Part IV of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "how" of mindfulness--explaining how meditation brings us into intimate relationship with all our senses, how to establish a formal meditation practice, and how to overcome some of the common obstacles to incorporating meditation into daily life in an age of perpetual self-distraction. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

Handbuch Meditation

Author: Culadasa John Yates
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 9783641201852
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

Das universale Standardwerk zur Meditation. Die Meditation ist der Königsweg zum Erwachen. Sie erlaubt uns, mit zunehmender Übung immer tiefere Zustände der Glückseligkeit, des Friedens und der Erkenntnis zu erreichen, die schließlich in der endgültigen und dauerhaften Befreiung vom Leiden gipfeln. Der Meditationslehrer und promovierte Neurowissenschaftler Culadasa John Yates zeigt in dieser universalen Meditationsanleitung, wie wir Schritt für Schritt unsere Praxis vertiefen können. Das an Erfahrungstiefe und Kenntnisreichtum über die Stufen der Meditation einzigartige Handbuch gestattet es sowohl Einsteigern als auch erfahrenen Meditierenden, allseits bekannte Hindernisse und Probleme – beispielsweise Gedankenwandern, Unachtsamkeit oder Langeweile – zu überwinden, indem die Ursachen erklärt und eingängige Lösungsmethoden vorgestellt werden. Hierbei werden auch aktuelle neurowissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse genutzt. Das neue Standardwerk zur Meditation führt anhand vieler Übungen und Beispiele in erleuchtete Dimensionen des Bewusstseins.

Achtsamkeit

Author: Joseph Goldstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 3867283265
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre:


Die Katze des Dalai Lama

Author: David Michie
Publisher: Lotos
ISBN: 9783641125035
Release Date: 2014-05-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Die Bekenntnisse einer Katze auf Erleuchtungssuche »Der Dalai Lama ist ein Meister im Umgang mit dem Dosenöffner«, weiß His Holiness’s Cat. Dass er zudem einer der spirituellen Führer der Welt ist, findet die Hauskatze in Dharamsala durchaus angemessen. Während er Staatsmänner, Mönche, Prominente und andere Besucher unterweist, hält sie Hof. Was das Kätzchen dabei aufschnappt, gibt es – durch seine blauen, schrägen Augen betrachtet – auf ebenso inspirierende wie unterhaltsame Weise wieder. So erfährt man viel Berührendes und Überraschendes aus der Welt seiner Heiligkeit. David Michie gelingt ein kleines Kunststück: Seine Protagonistin holt die buddhistische Lehre auf den Boden und vermittelt »auf leisen Pfoten«, wie wir Menschen Glück und Sinn finden können.