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Sitting Inside: Buddhist Practice in America's Prisons By Scott Whitney
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The book has two audiences: prison inmates who want to start practicing Buddhism and volunteers from American sanghas who want to work with prison dharma groups. The book discusses the basics of... More > meditation, compassion and precept practice within the correctional facility context. Whitney discusses some of the history of Buddhist involvement in American prisons as well as the history of constitutional interpretations of religious freedom as applied to inmates. The book is meant to be as practical as possible and it emphasizes Buddhism in action — through the precepts, peacemaking and sangha building inside and out.< Less
Buddhist Precepts - a Guide for Western Buddhist Lay Practitioners By Paul Lynch, JDPSN
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Written & Translated by Paul Lynch, JDPSN. In this 21st Century Quantum Physical World why observe Buddhist Precepts? Taking refuge in the 3 Jewels is the initial step in becoming a Buddhist and... More > following the precepts forms the foundation of the path. Buddhists practitioners observe various levels of precepts, depending upon each individual’s level of commitment to the path. The initial refuge in the 3 Jewels signifies the starting point on the path of the eradication of suffering and the awakening of not just one’s self but all sentient beings. Taking precepts can be compared to military personnel adhering to the rules of military law or citizens of a particular country abiding by the common law of their society. The difference between the first two approaches and the Buddhist approach is that the military rules or the common laws are external restrictions whereas the Buddhist precepts spring forth from a practice of self–discipline which eventually can become self regulated.< Less
A Little Buddhist Wisdom By Gelek Rimpoche
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This short Introduction to Buddhism focuses on compassion for oneself, compassion for others and wisdom, known as the Three Principal Aspects Buddhist Practice. Included also a brief history of... More > Buddhism and a short daily practice text.< Less
The Buddhist Festivals - Ladakh By Ajay Jain
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Ladakh, located in the high altitude Himalayas in northern India, is the sacred land of Buddhists. Staying isolated from the rest of the world for a good part of the year has enabled Ladakhis to... More > preserve and practice their religion like they have for centuries. And it shows in the Buddhist festivals, annual events at most monasteries.< Less
A New Buddhist Ethics By Robert M. Ellis
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'A New Buddhist Ethics' offers a different approach to tackling moral issues, using the Middle Way originally inspired by the Buddha. It aims to free Buddhist ethcs from karma, rebirth, and the... More > revelations of the enlightened. Robert M. Ellis has been developing a universal philosophy of the Middle Way. Here he applies this approach to issues of practical ethics. The Middle Way is a practical approach to ethics which avoids the delusions of either affirming or denying metaphysical beliefs. Instead, we live better by addressing conditions in our experience more fully. Practical moral issues provide a good opportunity to see this approach at work. This book challenges established metaphysical assumptions on issues as diverse as sex, war, abortion, vegetarianism and pornography, to ask what our experience really tells us about right moral judgements, when we get beyond the dogmas.< Less
A New Buddhist Ethics By Robert M. Ellis
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'A New Buddhist Ethics' offers a different approach to tackling moral issues, using the Middle Way originally inspired by the Buddha. It aims to free Buddhist ethcs from karma, rebirth, and the... More > revelations of the enlightened. Robert M. Ellis has been developing a universal philosophy of the Middle Way. Here he applies this approach to issues of practical ethics. The Middle Way is a practical approach to ethics which avoids the delusions of either affirming or denying metaphysical beliefs. Instead, we live better by addressing conditions in our experience more fully. Practical moral issues provide a good opportunity to see this approach at work. This book challenges established metaphysical assumptions on issues as diverse as sex, war, abortion, vegetarianism and pornography, to ask what our experience really tells us about right moral judgements, when we get beyond the dogmas.< Less
Confessions of an American Buddhist By Michael Steven Friedman
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What tupe of Buddhism would cause over 10,000,000 Japanese families to begin practicing in only 60 years since World War II? That's an average of over 456 people each day! Not very well understood... More > in America, its growth has been unprecedented in world religious history. Discover through the trials and tribulations of living the single life in New York City, how a young man discovered his own understanding of true happiness through this seemingly unusual but simple practice. A story of humor and sensitivity, the clear explanations found throughout will challenge the foundations of western religious thinking. (Click on PREVIEW THIS BOOK to see the complete text of back cover and flaps).< Less
Baby Name For Buddhist By Shushmul Maheshwari
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The word Jainism is derived from a Sanskrit word “jina” which means the conqueror. Mahavira or “the great hero” is the founder of Jainism. Mahavira is believed to be the most... More > recent mentor out of the 24 who owe the credit of bringing Jainism to the world. The Tirthankaras or teachers told people to abandon the world by practicing strict religious asceticism. This book presents a list of traditional and meaningful names for Jains. The names are displayed in an alphabetical order along with their religious meaning, so that you can choose a nice and suitable name for you baby.< Less
Confessions of an American Buddhist By Michael Steven Friedman
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Surrounded by the challenges and tribulations of living the single life in New York City, a young man discovers real value and the true meaning of happiness through the philosophy and practice of... More > Buddhism. Humorous, touching, and thought provoking, this book not only entertains, but challenges the very foundation of Western religious thinking. (Click on PREVIEW THIS BOOK to see the complete text of back cover and flaps).< Less
Buddhist Ceremonies in many languages By Triratna
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This book contains translations into 28 languages of the most common Buddhist ceremonies used in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Included are the Dedication Ceremony, Threefold Puja, Refuges and... More > Precepts, and more, in languages such as - afrikaans, cymraeg|welsh, dansk|danish, deutsch|german nederlandse|dutch, eesti|estonian, español|spanish, français|french, magyar|hungarian, norsk|norwegian, svenska|swedish, suomen|finnish, turk|turkish, chinese, hindi, hebrew, bahasa|indonesian, marathi, malayalam, pali, русский|russian, telugu, thai, esperanto, latin and serbian|српски. All the translations have been prepared and approved by practicing Buddhists from within the Triratna Buddhist Community and Order. More can be found - and added to - on the Triratna Translation project's website www.thebuddhistcentre.com/translations.< Less

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