Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

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Riverhead Hardcover #ad - Demystifing the tenets of buddhism, an introduction to the Buddhist religion explains, without jargon or obscure terminology, the essential elements of its teachings, presents ways to work toward awakening, and examines Buddhism's relevance in Western culture. Used book in Good Condition.

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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Batchelor’s insightful, deeply knowledgeable, and persuasive account will be an essential book for anyone interested in Buddhism.  . He later moved to a monastery in South Korea to pursue intensive training in Zen Buddhism. Like other seekers of his time, instead of going to college he set off to explore the world.

Written with the same brilliance and boldness that made buddhism Without Beliefs a classic in its field, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist is Stephen Batchelor’s account of his journey through Buddhism, which culminates in a groundbreaking new portrait of the historical Buddha. Yet the more batchelor read about the buddha, the more he came to believe that the way Buddhism was being taught and practiced was at odds with the actual teachings of the Buddha himself.

Charting his journey from hippie to monk to lay practitioner, teacher, Batchelor reconstructs the historical Buddha’s life, and interpreter of Buddhist thought, locating him within the social and political context of his world. Stephen batchelor grew up outside London and came of age in the 1960s. In examining the ancient texts of the pali canon, the earliest record of the Buddha’s life and teachings, Batchelor argues that the Buddha was a man who looked at human life in a radically new way for his time, more interested in the question of how human beings should live in this world than in notions of karma and the afterlife.

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist #ad - According to batchelor, the outlook of the Buddha was far removed from the piety and religiosity that has come to define much of Buddhism as we know it today. Both controversial and deeply personal, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist is a fascinating exploration of a religion that continues to engage the West.

Settling in india, the tibetan capital-in-exile, he eventually became a Buddhist monk in Dharamsala, and entered the inner circle of monks around the Dalai Lama.

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

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Simon & Schuster #ad - And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain. New york times bestseller from one of america’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain.

. In why buddhism is true, philosophy, wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, a way out of our delusion—but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true—which is to say, as individuals and as a species.

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment #ad - But if we know our minds are rigged for anxiety, what do we do? Wright locates the answer in Buddhism, depression, and greed, anger, which figured out thousands of years ago what scientists are only discovering now. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued, about ourselves and about the world.

At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. Buddhism holds that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly—and proposes that seeing the world more clearly, will make us better, through meditation, happier people.

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After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

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Yale University Press #ad - It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha’s vision of human flourishing. He envisions buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose long survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?   Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha’s teachings.

The time has come, to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, he feels, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.  . A renowned buddhist teacher’s magnum opus, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, based on his fresh reading of the tradition’s earliest texts Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, including those living in predominantly secular societies.

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age #ad - This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today’s globalized world. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha’s inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician.

After buddhism, and theravada traditions, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach.

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Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom

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Shambhala #ad - The fruit of some twenty years' experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, this book touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by meditators and includes favorite stories, key Buddhist teachings, and answers to most-asked questions.

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Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program

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Workman Publishing Company #ad - From the basics of posture, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas pain in the legs? falling asleep? to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, breathing, Real Happiness is a complete guide. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors.

Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, peace, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, clarity, creativity, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation.

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program #ad - Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation helps protect  the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. An extensive selection of her students’ faqs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate―“Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?” Real happiness the Power of Meditation A 28 Day Program.

Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment.

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Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

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Broadway #ad - Used book in Good Condition. An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self. For decades, western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime.

But buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way. Based on the premise that the western notion of self is deeply flawed, Going to Pieces  Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go.

Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy--Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be. He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control.

Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness #ad - Drawing on events in his own life and stories from his patients, Epstein leads us through a series of intimate and emotionally resonant chapters that explore key psychological and spiritual experiences such as emptiness, connection, passion, and relief. Highly personal and engaging, going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.

Real happiness the Power of Meditation A 28 Day Program.

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Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

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Yale University Press #ad - However, schools, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the workplace. An essential collection of stephen batchelor’s most probing and important work on secular Buddhism As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation.

Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World #ad - Ranging widely—from reincarnation, religious belief, and agnosticism to the role of the arts in Buddhist practice—he offers a detailed picture of contemporary Buddhism and its attempt to find a voice in the modern world. Is it possible to recover from the buddhist teachings a vision of human flourishing that is secular rather than religious without compromising the integrity of the tradition? Is there an ethical framework that can underpin and contextualize these practices in a rapidly changing world?   In this collected volume of Stephen Batchelor’s writings on these themes, the author explores the complex implications of Buddhism’s secularization.

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Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective

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Basic Books #ad - Blending the lessons of psychotherapy with buddhist teachings, their patients, Mark Epstein offers a revolutionary understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional lifeThe line between psychology and spirituality has blurred, as clinicians, and religious seekers explore new perspectives on the self.

Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective #ad - Drawing upon his own experiences as a psychotherapist and meditator, New York-based psychiatrist Mark Epstein lays out the path to meditation-inspired healing, and offers a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

. A landmark contribution to the field of psychoanalysis, Thoughts Without a Thinker describes the unique psychological contributions offered by the teachings of Buddhism. Real happiness the Power of Meditation A 28 Day Program.

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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Real happiness the Power of Meditation A 28 Day Program. 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. Spiegel Grau. Drawing from the original pali canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha’s death by his followers, Batchelor shows us the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man who looked at life in a radically new way.

Used book in Good Condition. Does buddhism require faith? can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion?   This is one man’s confession. Batchelor also reveals the everyday challenges and doubts of his own devotional journey—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 living in France.

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Both controversial and deeply personal, Stephen Batchelor’s refreshingly doctrine-free, life-informed account is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism. 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.

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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Real happiness the Power of Meditation A 28 Day Program. Great product! Spiegel Grau. Used book in Good Condition. Waking up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, philosopher, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, and famous skeptic—could write it.

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion #ad - Used book in Good Condition. For the millions of americans who want spirituality without religion, Waking Up is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From sam harris, the buddha, waking up is for the twenty percent of americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, Lao Tzu, Rumi, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, and the other saints and sages of history.

Throughout this book, harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.

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