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Dharma Talks By Alexander Duncan
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Alexander Duncan (Tseten Thokmey) began his quest for the ultimate spiritual truth at the age of ten. Over half a century, this quest has involved him in everything from astrology to Zen. Dharma... More > Talks is committed to the proposition that Buddhism represents the pre-eminent spiritual tradition of humanity. He found the perfection of wisdom in the vow of a bodhisattva and Dzogchen Buddhism. These are his thoughts on the Dharma Transmission to the West. This book replaces Dharma Notes.< Less
The Secret Wisdom of 666 By Max Demian
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In 1904 a new revelation was given to the world by Aiwaz. The Book of the Law was revealed to Aleister Crowley, esotericist and poet, as a result of his wife’s mediumship in Cairo. Crowley... More > resisted the Book for five years before accepting it and beginning to promulgate its contents. The hermeneutical problem, however, raises its ugly head. What does an inspired text mean? How are its sentences to be decoded? Crowley interpreted the Book in terms of contemporary events like the rise of fascism. He defended the Book's ethics, declaring that one must adopt those of the aggressor if one is to survive. This is one aspect of the prophetic dimension of the Book of the Law, but Aiwaz hints that it conceals a deeper meaning than even Crowley would understand. Crowley acknowledged this, but in his Comment on the Book he directs us to himself for its definitive interpretation, forbidding all others. The Secret Wisdom of 666 explores this problem. Also available in cloth.< Less
The Secret Wisdom of 666 By Max Demian
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In 1904 a new revelation was given to the world by Aiwaz. The Book of the Law was revealed to Aleister Crowley, esotericist and poet, as a result of his wife’s mediumship in Cairo. Crowley... More > resisted the Book for five years before accepting it and beginning to promulgate its contents. The hermeneutical problem, however, raises its ugly head. What does an inspired text mean? How are its sentences to be decoded? Crowley interpreted the Book in terms of contemporary events like the rise of fascism. He defended the Book's ethics, declaring that one must adopt those of the aggressor if one is to survive. This is one aspect of the prophetic dimension of the Book of the Law, but Aiwaz hints that it conceals a deeper meaning than even Crowley would understand. Crowley acknowledged this, but in his Comment on the Book he directs us to himself for its definitive interpretation, forbidding all others. The Secret Wisdom of 666 explores this problem. Also available in paper.< Less
Conversations with the Buddha By Alexander Duncan
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Conversations with the Buddha originated in a series of talks given at the Buddha Center in 2014-2015 by Tseten Thokmey, the Buddhist name of Alexander Duncan. This book examines the 34 suttas of the... More > Digha Nikaya, the first book of the Sutta Pitaka, comprising the oldest extant introduction to the teachings of Siddattha Gotama the Buddha. Unlike sectarian exegetes, who preselect passages to support their particular theories, Thokmey excludes nothing, collating all relevant texts in order to arrive at a comprehensive evaluation of the whole dharma from a non-sectarian, universalist perspective. Second edition includes eight suttas of the Majjhima Nikaya as a supplement, for a total of 42 dharma talks. "Like hearing the Buddha speak." Deluxe cloth edition consists of red linen cloth cover with gold stamp and matte dust jacket. This is a corrected and revised second edition.< Less
Conversations with the Buddha By Alexander Duncan
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Conversations with the Buddha originated in a series of talks given at the Buddha Center in 2014-2015 by Tseten Thokmey, the Buddhist name of Alexander Duncan. This book examines the 34 suttas of the... More > Digha Nikaya, the first book of the Sutta Pitaka, comprising the oldest extant introduction to the teachings of Siddattha Gotama the Buddha. Unlike sectarian exegetes, who preselect passages to support their particular theories, Thokmey excludes nothing, collating all relevant texts in order to arrive at a comprehensive evaluation of the whole dharma from a non-sectarian, universalist perspective. Second edition includes eight suttas of the Majjhima Nikaya as a supplement, for a total of 42 dharma talks. "Like hearing the Buddha speak." This is a corrected and revised second edition. Also available in cloth.< Less
Fundamental View By Alexander Duncan
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Fundamental View is a series of talks presented to the members of the Buddha Center in the summer and fall of 2013. Fundamental View weaves together the suttas of the Buddha into an original... More > philosophical essay that seeks to explore early Buddhist thought by means of a close analysis of the texts, meticulously thought out yet holistically interpreted. Fundamental View explores universal underlying patterns of meaning that are difficult to discount and cast valuable light on how Buddhist thought originated, from a perspective that is open-minded yet lucidly critical and critically relevant. Also available in paperback.< Less
Fundamental View By Alexander Duncan
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Fundamental View is a series of talks presented to the members of the Buddha Center in the summer and fall of 2013. Fundamental View weaves together the suttas of the Buddha into an original... More > philosophical essay that seeks to explore early Buddhist thought by means of a close analysis of the texts, meticulously thought out yet holistically interpreted. Fundamental View explores universal underlying patterns of meaning that are difficult to discount and cast valuable light on how Buddhist thought originated, from a perspective that is open-minded yet lucidly critical and critically relevant. Also available in hardcover.< Less
Theragatha By Bhikkhu Sujato
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Bhikkhu Sujato has published 6 books on early Buddhist thought. His groundbreaking new translation of the Theragatha is a collection of poetry of the early elder monks. The poems are presented in... More > clear modern English, without recourse to hybrid idioms or technical obscurities, while retaining the symbolic depth and enthusiasm of the original teachings. It is approachable by laypersons and scholars alike, and deserves close study from anyone desiring to thoroughly understand the tenor of early Buddhist teaching. The poems are arranged from shortest to longest, with each section named after the number of stanzas in each poem, except for the final chapter. Of the translation, Bhikkhu Sujato writes, “My aim was to make a translation that is first and foremost readable, so that this astonishing work of ancient spiritual insight might enjoy the wider audience it so richly deserves.” Note: Copyright pertains to front and back cover and internal page design, including fonts, font sizes, page layout, etc.< Less
The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts By Bhikkhu Sujato and Bhikkhu Brahmali
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The book is essentially a collection of short articles that gather much of what we know about the historical background of Early Buddhism into one place. We believe that the debate on the... More > authenticity of the texts in academic circles has been badly skewed by an unscientific emphasis on extreme scepticism, and it is time for the pendulum to swing back.< Less
They Laugh at Us Here By Carol Stockwell
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Babaji Bob Kindler says, Stockwell's poetry is "... frank and revealing into the heart of a devotee of Mother Kali and Sri Ramakrishna. Books such as this demonstrate both the value and the... More > efficacy of time spent in spiritual pursuits - a singular pastime that is fast becoming rare in this day and time." Carol Stockwell's poetic debut depicts a delightfully energetic, modern search for God, and the difficulty of reconciling the language of the old religions with modern spiritual aspirations. Stockwell has glimpsed the sublime tenants, and has brought back with her shining, laughing testimonials of a world more childlike and free.< Less