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Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia - The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon (Hardcover): Jiang... Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia - The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon (Hardcover)
Jiang Wu, Lucille Chia
R1,694 R1,424 Discovery Miles 14 240 Save R270 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era. Approaching the subject from a historical perspective, it ties the religious, social, and textual practices of canon formation to the development of East Asian Buddhist culture and enlivens Chinese Buddhist texts for readers interested in the evolution of Chinese writing and the Confucian and Daoist traditions. The collection undertakes extensive readings of major scriptural catalogs from the early manuscript era as well as major printed editions, including the Kaibao Canon, Qisha Canon, Goryeo Canon, and Taisho Canon. Contributors add fascinating depth to such understudied issues as the historical process of compilation, textual manipulation, physical production and management, sponsorship, the dissemination of various editions, cultic activities surrounding the canon, and the canon's reception in different East Asian societies. The Chinese Buddhist canon is one of the most enduring textual traditions in East Asian religion and culture, and through this exhaustive, multifaceted effort, an essential body of work becomes part of a new, versatile narrative of East Asian Buddhism that has far-reaching implications for world history.

Being Human in a Buddhist World - An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet (Hardcover): Janet Gyatso Being Human in a Buddhist World - An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet (Hardcover)
Janet Gyatso
R1,332 R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Save R244 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Critically exploring scientific thought and its relation to religion in traditional Tibetan medicine, " Being Human" expands our sense of Tibetan cultural history, unpacking the intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious ideals during the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Studying the adaptation of Buddhist concepts and values to medical concerns, the book also advances an appreciation of Buddhism's role in the development of Asian and global civilization.

Through its unique focus and sophisticated reading of source materials, "Being Human" captures the religious character of medicine in Tibet during a period when it facilitated a singular involvement in issues associated with modernity and empirical science, all without discernible influence from the European Enlightenment. The book opens with the bold achievements of medical illustration, commentary, and institution building, then looks back to the work of earlier thinkers, tracing a subtle dialectic between scriptural and empirical authority on questions of history and the nature of human anatomy. It follows key differences between medicine and Buddhism in attitudes toward gender and sex, and the shaping of medical ethics to serve both the physician and the patient's well-being. "Being Human" ultimately finds that Tibetan medical scholars absorbed ethical and epistemological categories from Buddhism yet shied away from ideal system and absolutes, embracing instead the imperfectability of the human condition.

Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind - The Life and Letters of an Irish Zen Saint (Paperback, Expanded Wisdom ed): Maura O'Halloran Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind - The Life and Letters of an Irish Zen Saint (Paperback, Expanded Wisdom ed)
Maura O'Halloran
R376 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R101 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1979, 24-year-old Maura O'Halloran left her waitressing job in Boston and began her study of Zen in Japan. Today she is revered as a Buddhist saint, and a statue in her honor stands at the monastery where she lived. This is the story of her journey.

Altered States - Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America (Hardcover): Douglas Osto Altered States - Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America (Hardcover)
Douglas Osto
R837 R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Save R143 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism, they abandoned the use of psychedelics in favor of stricter mental discipline, but others carried on with the experiment, advancing a fascinating alchemy called psychedelic Buddhism. Many think exploration with psychedelics in Buddhism faded with the revolutionary spirit of the sixties, but the underground practice has evolved into a brand of religiosity as eclectic and challenging as the era that created it. Altered States combines interviews with well-known figures in American Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality-including Lama Surya Das, Erik Davis, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei, Rick Strassman, and Charles Tart-and personal stories of everyday practitioners to define a distinctly American religious phenomenon. The nuanced perspective that emerges, grounded in a detailed history of psychedelic religious experience, adds critical depth to debates over the controlled use of psychedelics and drug-induced mysticism. The book also opens new paths of inquiry into such issues as re-enchantment, the limits of rationality, the biochemical and psychosocial basis of altered states of consciousness, and the nature of subjectivity.

Tantra (Hardcover): Imma Ramos Tantra (Hardcover)
Imma Ramos
R1,271 R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Save R271 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tantra: enlightenment to revolution explores the radical philosophy that transformed the religious, cultural and political landscape of India and beyond. Originating in early medieval India, Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary thought - from its 6th-century transformation of Hinduism and Buddhism to the Indian fight for independence and the global rise of 1960s counterculture. Centring on the power of divine feminine energy, Tantra inspired the dramatic rise of goddess worship in medieval India and has gone on to influence contemporary feminist thought and artistic practice. Presenting masterpieces of sculpture, painting, prints and ritual objects from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Japan, the UK and the USA, this publication offers new insights into a philosophy that has captured our imagination for more than a millennium.

Karma Kyle the Crocodile - What Goes Around Will Come Around (Hardcover): Frank Navratil Karma Kyle the Crocodile - What Goes Around Will Come Around (Hardcover)
Frank Navratil
R470 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R170 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Time-Out for Parents - A Guide to Compassionate Parenting (Paperback, Revised Ed): Cheri Huber Time-Out for Parents - A Guide to Compassionate Parenting (Paperback, Revised Ed)
Cheri Huber; Illustrated by June Shiver
R281 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R18 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Employing a method of discipline used for children, this Zen guide encourages parents to look inwardly and reflect on their motivations in order to respond to their child's needs from a clearer, kinder perspective. It contains meditative exercises for stressed or disgruntled parents and provides accounts of parent/child interactions. In each one, the self-aware parent describes how they would have reacted before learning to take time-out to discover their own motivations. Then each parent tells how he or she responded to the situation from a clearer, kinder viewpoint.

How to Be Sick - Your Pocket Companion (Paperback): Toni Bernhard How to Be Sick - Your Pocket Companion (Paperback)
Toni Bernhard
R293 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Living by Vow - a Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts (Paperback): Shohaku Okumura Living by Vow - a Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts (Paperback)
Shohaku Okumura
R429 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R118 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text explores Zen's tradition of chanted liturgy and the powerful ways that such chants support meditation, expressing and helping us truly uphold our heartfelt vows to live a life of freedom and compassion.

Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi - Orientalism and the Mystical Marketplace (Paperback): Sophia Rose Arjana Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi - Orientalism and the Mystical Marketplace (Paperback)
Sophia Rose Arjana 1
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From jewellery to meditation pillows to tourist retreats, religious traditions - especially those of the East - are being commodified as never before. Imitated and rebranded as 'New Age' or 'spiritual', they are marketed to secular Westerners as an answer to suffering in the modern world, the 'mystical' and 'exotic' East promising a path to enlightenment and inner peace. In Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi, Sophia Rose Arjana examines the appropriation and sale of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam in the West today, the role of mysticism and Orientalism in the religious marketplace, and how the commodification of religion impacts people's lives.

Five Dharma Types - Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose and Destiny (Paperback, 2): Simon Chokoisky Five Dharma Types - Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose and Destiny (Paperback, 2)
Simon Chokoisky
R438 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R147 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A handbook for unlocking the soul's purpose and manifesting a fulfilling life
- Reinterprets the traditional Dharma system of ancient India as a map for revealing one's true purpose
- Provides tests for determining one's Dharma type
- Explains the benefits, challenges, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each of the 5 Dharma types
Have you ever wondered why, despite great obstacles, some people achieve success, while others, though given everything, seem to squander it away? Or why some people, despite having very little, radiate joy, while others appear miserable though surrounded by opulence? The answer is Dharma: knowing your soul's purpose and living it is the key to creating a fulfilling life.
Built on a deep body of Vedic knowledge, the ancient system of social structure and spiritual duty known as Dharma has modern applications for people seeking their life's purpose. Author Simon Chokoisky explains the five Dharma archetypes--Warrior, Educator, Merchant, Laborer, and Outsider--and how your life's purpose goes hand-in-hand with your Dharma type. Providing tests to determine your type, he outlines the benefits, challenges, emotional and learning styles, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each type.
Chokoisky reveals how the Dharma types function as an operating system for your identity, helping you map your life and play to your innate strengths, whether in choosing a prosperous career or field of study or in facing health challenges and meeting fitness goals. By accepting and understanding the nature of your type, you begin to align with your true purpose and, regardless of fate, find joy and meaning in life.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying - 25th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 25th Anniversary): RIGPA Fellowship The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying - 25th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 25th Anniversary)
RIGPA Fellowship 1
R441 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

Globalizing Asian Religions - Management and Marketing (Hardcover, 0): Tamasin Ramsay, Louella Matsunaga, Hirochika Nakamaki,... Globalizing Asian Religions - Management and Marketing (Hardcover, 0)
Tamasin Ramsay, Louella Matsunaga, Hirochika Nakamaki, Wendy Smith
R2,751 Discovery Miles 27 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New Religious Movements, Global Religions, Asian Religions, Religion and Marketing, Management of Religious Organizations

The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Paperback): John C. Baldock The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Paperback)
John C. Baldock
R301 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R66 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive guide to living and dying, 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead' contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in the daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying.

Dios Habla Con Arjuna: El Bhagavad Guita, Vol. 1 - La Ciencia Suprema de La Unin Con Dios (English, Spanish, Paperback):... Dios Habla Con Arjuna: El Bhagavad Guita, Vol. 1 - La Ciencia Suprema de La Unin Con Dios (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Paramahansa Yogananda
R494 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R32 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover): Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover)
Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge
R1,765 Discovery Miles 17 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Nei Kung - Secret Techniques of the Warrior Sages (Paperback, Original): Kosta Danaos Nei Kung - Secret Techniques of the Warrior Sages (Paperback, Original)
Kosta Danaos
R367 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R127 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explains the science behind the practice of nei kung, the elemental nature of yin and yang energy--the two components of ch'i, and how learning to control the yang energy in our ch'i can result in the release of dynamic energy.
- Establishes the existence and understanding of nei kung in the practices of many of the world's ancient cultures.
- Includes a step-by-step guide to the meditation that forms the basis of the practice of nei kung.
- By Kosta Danaos, author of The Magus of Java and apprentice to an immortal of the Mo-Pai tradition.
In 1994 Kosta Danaos was accepted as a student by John Chang, a Chinese-Javanese Taoist in the Mo-Pai tradition and a master of nei kung, the practice of harnessing and controlling our body's bioenergy, or ch'i. Nei Kung: The Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages describes the practice of nei kung and how learning to control our ch'i can result in the release of dynamic energy that can be used for healing, pyrogenesis, telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, and more.
Danaos suggests that both components of ch'i--yin and yang energy--are fundamental to the earth and to life and were recognized and used in many of the world's ancient cultures. Though we have forgotten how to access them, these components are in fact elemental parts of us. The author explains that we first must open our minds to the fact that the power of ch'i is real. Next, in learning to control our ch'i as a whole, we must learn to channel our yang energy in productive ways--a potential we all possess. To help readers understand their capacity to connect with this inner elemental power, the author offers a fascinating blend of teachings that include sound scientific theories explaining much of the magic of nei kung. He also offers historical, linguistic, artistic, and literary proof of the presence and understanding of nei kung throughout the ages and a step-by-step introduction to several types of simple meditation--fundamental to directing one's ch'i.
With his engaging storytelling and disarming humor, his physics-based explanations for seemingly mystical phenomena, and his reassurances that he's really no different from the rest of us, Kosta Danaos shows us that once we remember our capacity to harness our yang energy, we can change ourselves and our world.

Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation (Paperback, Print): Analayo Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation (Paperback, Print)
Analayo
R346 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R36 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Analayo outlines how to meditate on emptiness, according to early Buddhism. His presentation is geared to practical concerns, something that the reader can put into practice when sitting on the cushion, with an appendix giving a translation of the key discourses from the Pali and Chinese. This brings out an aspect of early Buddhism so far fairly neglected, providing an important perspective on emptiness as a form of meditation in relation to later developments, and is a practical companion to his bestselling book: Satipatthana.

Smiling Forehead (Hardcover): Dadi Darshan Dharma Smiling Forehead (Hardcover)
Dadi Darshan Dharma
R648 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R235 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This second volume of paradoxes and precepts is both a wonder and a wake-up call. They mysteriously realign with vigour, seriousness, and fun, our mind's modulations with that of the Spirit's High Vision, (or Dharma View), and they give us a new world-perspective vis-a-vis some immortal truths and common spiritual concepts.

Let Go - A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits (Paperback): Martine Batchelor Let Go - A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits (Paperback)
Martine Batchelor
R364 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R101 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everyone has negative habits -- even the smallest ones can take control of us. "Let Go" is a much-needed guide to getting that control back. Martine Batchelor helps readers focus their minds and uncover the roots of their repetitive behaviors. For Batchelor, it's all about how we relate to our thoughts. By adopting the kind of "creative engagement" that she teaches in "Let Go, " readers can start to see real change, and recognize problems for what they really are: growth opportunities! Batchelor's methods are applicable to all unwanted behavior -- from the slightest undesirable recurring actions to more serious patterns of cruelty, self-abuse, and negativity. Each chapter concludes with Batchelor's expert guidance in exercises or meditations that helps readers begin to work with their harmful habits in a new, creative, and empowering way.

Consciousness in Jung and Patanjali (Hardcover): Leanne Whitney Consciousness in Jung and Patanjali (Hardcover)
Leanne Whitney
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The East-West dialogue increasingly seeks to compare and clarify contrasting views on the nature of consciousness. For the Eastern liberatory models, where a nondual view of consciousness is primary, the challenge lies in articulating how consciousness and the manifold contents of consciousness are singular. Western empirical science, on the other hand, must provide a convincing account of how consciousness arises from matter. By placing the theories of Jung and Patanjali in dialogue with one another, Consciousness in Jung and Patanjali illuminates significant differences between dual and nondual psychological theory and teases apart the essential discernments that theoreticians must make between epistemic states and ontic beliefs. Patanjali's Classical Yoga, one of the six orthodox Hindu philosophies, is a classic of Eastern and world thought. Patanjali teaches that notions of a separate egoic "I" are little more than forms of mistaken identity that we experience in our attempts to take ownership of consciousness. Carl Jung's depth psychology, which remains deeply influential to psychologists, religious scholars, and artists alike, argues that ego-consciousness developed out of the unconscious over the course of evolution. By exploring the work of key theoreticians from both schools of thought, particularly those whose ideas are derived from an integration of theory and practice, Whitney explores the extent to which the seemingly irremediable split between Jung and Patanjali's ontological beliefs can in fact be reconciled. This thorough and insightful work will be essential reading for academics, theoreticians, and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, philosophy of science, and consciousness studies. It will also appeal to those interested in the East-West psychological and philosophical dialogue.

The Ultimate Happiness Prescription - 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment (Paperback): Deepak Chopra The Ultimate Happiness Prescription - 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment (Paperback)
Deepak Chopra 1
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Seven steps to lasting happiness. In The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, bestselling author and the world's leading figure in alternative medicine Dr Deepak Chopra show us how to be happy in spite of living in difficult or trying times. By looking through the lens of our contemporary understanding of consciousness, combined with Eastern philosophy, he has created a set of principles for living with ease. The result is an inspiring and instructive journey that leads to a prescription for living life mindfully, with a light heart and effortless spontaneity - a prescription only Dr Deepak Chopra could write. With the world in turmoil and more people than ever suffering from depressive episodes, Dr Chopra underlines the importance of keeping an eye on the positive aspects of life and finding ways to experience joy no matter what is happening to you. This remarkably clear and helpful book explains how to maintain an optimistic outlook and experience the benefits of having a happy heart and soul, no matter what the circumstances.

Confucian Role Ethics - A Vocabulary (Hardcover): Roger T. Ames Confucian Role Ethics - A Vocabulary (Hardcover)
Roger T. Ames
R1,156 R1,065 Discovery Miles 10 650 Save R91 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this landmark work, noted comparative philosopher Roger T. Ames interprets how the classics of the Confucian canon portray the authentic, ethical human being. He argues that many distinguished commentators on Confucian ethics have explained the fundamental ideas and terms of this distinctively Chinese philosophy by superimposing Western concepts and categories, effectively collapsing this rich tradition into a subcategory of "virtue ethics." Beginning by addressing the problem of responsible cultural comparisons, Ames then formulates the interpretive context necessary to locate the texts within their own cultural ambiance. Exploring the relational notion of "person" that grounds Confucian philosophy, he pursues a nuanced understanding of the cluster of terms through which Confucian role ethics is expressed. Drawing on Western and Chinese sources, Ames provides a convincing argument that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate life is to take the tradition on its own terms.

The Goddess and the Guru - A Spiritual Biography of Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati (Paperback): Michael M Bowden The Goddess and the Guru - A Spiritual Biography of Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati (Paperback)
Michael M Bowden; Foreword by Sri Chaitanyananda
R842 R755 Discovery Miles 7 550 Save R87 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Zen's Chinese Heritage - The Masters and Their Teachings (Paperback, Expanded ed.): Andrew Ferguson Zen's Chinese Heritage - The Masters and Their Teachings (Paperback, Expanded ed.)
Andrew Ferguson
R663 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R59 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Zen's Chinese Heritage" traces twenty-five generations of inlightened Buddhist teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and poetry. The result is an intimate and profound human portrait of the enlightened Zen ancients, and an unprecedented look into the depths of the rich cultural heritage.
In this new edition with even more valuable material, Ferguson surveys generations of Zen masters, moving chronologically through successive generations of ancestral teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and starkly beautiful poetry. In addition to giving the reader the engaging sense of the "family history" of Zen, this uniquely valuable book paints a clear picture of the tradition's evolution as a religious, literary, and historical force.

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