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The Heart Of The Buddha S Teaching by Nhất Hạnh (Thích)

Title The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching
Author Nhất Hạnh (Thích)
Publisher Harmony
Release Date 1999
Category Religion
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9780767903691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A Vietnamese monk clarifies the main principles of Buddhism, reveals its roles in creating joy and enlightenment, and encompasses every facet of Buddhist teaching, from the Four Noble Truths to the Three Dharma Seals. Reprint.

Call Me By My True Names by Thich Nhat Hanh

Title Call Me by My True Names
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher Parallax Press
Release Date 2001-08-09
Category Poetry
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781935209478
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"The clear, still mind of this meditation teacher gives rise to piercing images time and time again. Nhat Hanh seems an inherently skilled poet.It is these poetic works,more than his essays or lectures, that show Thich Nhat Hanh clearly to be a Zen mystic". San Francisco Chronicle, "Thich Nhat Hanh's poems have an almost uncanny power to disarm delusion, awaken compassion, and carry the mind into the immediate presence of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha". - Sogyal Rinpoche.

Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

Title Living Buddha Living Christ
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012-06-12
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781446491577
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Budda and Jesus Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over the course of two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between the two greatest living contemplative traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. In a lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which Buddhism and Christianity meet, and reawakens our understanding of both.

Awakening Of The Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh

Title Awakening of the Heart
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher Parallax Press
Release Date 2012-01-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781937006112
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.

What The Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula

Title What the Buddha Taught
Author Walpola Rahula
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date 2007-12-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780802198105
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This indispensable volume is a lucid and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings. “For years,” says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, “the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.” This edition contains a selection of illustrative texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.

No Mud No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh

Title No Mud No Lotus
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher Parallax Press
Release Date 2014-12-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781937006860
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us. Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. "When we know how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we suffer much, much less." With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

Title Radical Acceptance
Author Tara Brach
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012-08-31
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781446445426
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

'An invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion' Thich Nhat Hanh Feelings of self-doubt and insecurity are what hold us back in life and cause true suffering. In her landmark book Radical Acceptance, renowned meditation and mindfulness teacher Tara Brach offers us all a path to freedom. Drawing on personal stories, Buddhist teachings and guided meditations Tara leads us to trust our innate goodness. She reveals how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion, heal fear and shame and build loving, authentic relationships.

The Art Of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh

Title The Art of Living
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-06-06
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780062434722
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh——one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today——reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life’s deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire. Thich Nhat Hanh presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. Based on the last full talks before his sudden hospitalization, and drawing on intimate examples from his own life, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how these seven meditations can free us to live a happy, peaceful and active life, and face ageing and dying with curiosity and joy and without fear. Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come from and where we are going. And most of all, it will generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.

Title The Buddha Is Still Teaching
Author Jack Kornfield
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2011
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781590309223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Following the success of Teachings of the Buddha (Shambhala 1993, over 240,000 copies sold), this new collection represents the Buddha's teachings as they are taught and practised now in the West. Jack Kornfield's selections of passages and quotes includes inspiring favourites from many of the most highly regarded contemporary masters and teachers. The collection is organized by content, presenting the progression of Buddhist practice from an experiential point of view.

The Buddha And His Teachings by Samuel Bercholz

Title The Buddha and His Teachings
Author Samuel Bercholz
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2002-12-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0834823519
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Originally published as Entering the Stream, this book offers a simple and inspiring answer to the question "What is the Buddha's teaching?" primarily in the words of the Buddha and other masters. This anthology draws on traditional Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan sources as well as teachings by contemporary Buddhist masters. Among the contributors, both classical and modern, are: Ajahn Chah, Pema Chödrön, The Second Dalai Lama, Dogen, S.N. Goenka, Dainin Katagiri, Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi, Milerepa, Padmasambhava, Reginald Ray, Shunryu Suzuki, Nyanaponika Thera, Thich Nhat Hanh, Chögyam Trungpa, and Burton Watson.

Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah

Title Being Dharma
Author Ajahn Chah
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2001-10-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0834823381
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship. Ajahn Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers: Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and many other Western Buddhist teachers were at one time his students. Anyone who has attended a retreat led by one of these teachers, or read one of their books, will be familiar with this master's name and reputation as one of the great Buddhist teachers of this century.

Title In the Buddha s Words
Author Bodhi
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2005-07-28
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 485
ISBN 9780861714919
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

Teachings Of The Buddha by Jack Kornfield

Title Teachings of the Buddha
Author Jack Kornfield
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2012-03-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780834823020
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

Title The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
Author Nyanaponika Thera
Publisher Buddhist Publication Society
Release Date 2005-12-01
Category Buddhism
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9789552401008
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In print for more than fifty years and translated into some ten languages, Nyanaponika Thera’s The Heart of Buddhist Meditation has attained the stature of a modern spiritual classic. Combining deep personal insight with the power of clear exposition, the author guides the reader into the essential principles making up the Buddha’s Way of Mindfulness. Besides offering a lucid account of the basic practices of insight meditation, the book contains a complete translation of the Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s own instructions on the practice. “A work of unique importance ... written with great depth, extraordinary knowledge, deep humanity... I do not know of any book which could be compared to this work as a guide to meditation.” Erich Fromm

The Heart Of The Buddha by Chogyam Trungpa

Title The Heart of the Buddha
Author Chogyam Trungpa
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2010-07-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781590307663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan meditation master, discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha,” an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses. The book is divided into three parts. In “Personal Journey,” the author discusses the qualities of openness, inquisitiveness, and good humor that characterize the enlightened Buddha-nature in everyone. In “Stages on the Path,” he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In “Working with Others,” he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddhareflects Trungpa's great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.

Title In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas
Author Phakchok Rinpoche
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2020-10-27
Category Religion
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780834843141
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A complete path of meditation training framed by the Buddha's words in the King of Samadhi Sutra--one of the most important Mahayana sutras--from a contemporary, accessible voice. The term "meditation" is often spoken of as a single, uniform practice, but in fact there are innumerable techniques that can be employed to achieve different ends. However, to make real progress in any practice, the methods need to be paired with a view of how our minds and our experience of the world around us really work. In this uncommonly practical and experiential guide, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches us how to achieve this correct view so we can genuinely practice a meditation that will transform our lives by helping us abandon our own bad habits and hypocrisy. In this way, we will make real progress on the path to true freedom from the cyclic patterns we follow that only lead to unhappiness. Grounding this presentation is The King of Samadhi Sutra--one of the most important teachings in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition--which the author uses as a touchstone throughout. The simplicity will appeal to new and aspiring meditators, while the insightful approach based on living these practices will help seasoned practitioners get unstuck and make swift progress.

Heart Of Wisdom by Kelsang Gyatso

Title Heart of Wisdom
Author Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Release Date 2000
Category Mahayana Buddhism
Total Pages 198
ISBN 8120817281
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Heart of Wisdom is based on an oral commentary to the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra), which was given by the author at Manjushri Mahayana buddhist Centre in England. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha`s teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this highly acclaimed explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings with both clarity and authority, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. Seen in modern light, Buddha had been able to perceive, even see the vast spatial distances between atoms and between sub-atomic particles filled with electrons and even sub-eletrons in a state of high vibration. This atomic condition corresponds to a similar pattern in the brains of living beings and to interstellar and interplanetary gaps. The subject of emptiness as the author explains deals with perceptions leading to concept of formation and creation of a world of sense ideas which is merely a random arranging of material resources in an otherwise empty space filled with vibrations of these very particles. This is a rather difficult subject handled facilely by the author.

Title The Heart of the Revolution
Author Noah Levine
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2011-04-05
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780062078926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

“The Buddha’s teachings are not a philosophy or a religion; they are a call to action and invitation to revolution.” Noah Levine, author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is the leader of the youth movement for a new American Buddhism. In Heart of the Revolution, he offers a set of reflections, tools, and teachings to help readers unlock their own sense of empathy and compassion. Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within, declares Levins to be "in the fore among Young Buddhas of America, a rebel with both a good cause and the noble heart and spiritual awareness to prove it,” saying, “I highly recommend this book to those who want to join us on this joyful path of mindfulness and awakening."

Title The Heart of the Plum Village Teachings
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher Parallax Press
Release Date 2021-01-26
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781946764775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh presents the 40 essential aspects of Buddhism in a series of beautiful, profound, and scholarly reflections on the nature of reality. Beginning with the First Tenet, "Space is not an unconditioned Dharma. It manifests together with time, matter, and consciousness," this book of principles contains the blueprint of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's renewal of Buddhist teachings. For almost forty years during his exile in France, Thich Nhat Hanh has been the guiding teacher of monasteries of monks and nuns in the Buddhist tradition known as the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism. During this time of teaching in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh identified, defined, and revised the teachings as a living, evolving body of Dharma. Underpinning their deceptively simple practices of mindful breathing, sitting, and walking lies a vibrant web of interconnected and poetic teachings. These teachings are a complete structure for a wholly modern Buddhism. The Heart of the Plum Village Teachings is a true textbook of refined contemplations on core Buddhist principles.

Title Food for the Heart
Author Chah
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2005-06-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780861719747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many American and European seekers, and helped shape the American Vipassana community. This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma'. Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Heart therefore represents a momentous occasion: the hugely increased accessibility of his words and wisdom. Western teachers such as Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years and now readers can experience them directly in this book.