Buddhist Faith in America by Founder/Director J Gordon Melton, Visit Amazon's Michael

By Founder/Director J Gordon Melton, Visit Amazon's Michael Burgan Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Michael Burgan,

This paintings exhibits how Buddhism has been as deeply plagued by the USA as the United States has been suffering from it. Buddhism is likely one of the world's oldest and such a lot widely-practiced faiths, yet in the United States it has a comparatively brief historical past. This paintings explores how Asian immigrants have introduced Buddhism to the United States.

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The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy, Michael Ignatieff

By Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy, Michael Ignatieff

"The fox understands many stuff, however the hedgehog is familiar with one titanic thing." This old Greek aphorism, preserved in a fraction from the poet Archilochus, describes the relevant thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of historical past, the topic of the epilogue to War and Peace. even though there were many interpretations of the adage, Berlin makes use of it to mark a basic contrast among people who're fascinated with the limitless number of issues and those that relate every thing to a primary, all-embracing procedure. utilized to Tolstoy, the asserting illuminates a paradox that is helping clarify his philosophy of background: Tolstoy used to be a fox, yet believed in being a hedgehog. one in all Berlin's so much celebrated works, this striking essay deals profound insights approximately Tolstoy, ancient realizing, and human psychology.

This re-creation contains a revised textual content that supplants all past models, English translations of the various passages in international languages, a brand new foreword during which Berlin biographer Michael Ignatieff explains the iconic charm of Berlin's essay, and a brand new appendix that offers wealthy context, together with excerpts from stories and Berlin's letters, in addition to a startling new interpretation of Archilochus's epigram.

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Light on Enlightenment by Christopher Titmuss

By Christopher Titmuss

     This lucidly written consultant is a realistic creation to the Buddha's teachings. Christopher Titmuss demonstrates how those teachings can have an effect on our daily lives, drawing at the stories of actual humans. each one part concludes with inquiries to ask ourselves. feedback for useful workouts and initiatives are incorporated.

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Lamp of Mahamudra: The Immaculate Lamp that Perfectly and by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Marcia Binder Schmidt, Erik Pema

By Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Marcia Binder Schmidt, Erik Pema Kunsang

A undying guideline at the middle of Buddhist perform. Lamp of Mahamudra is a meditation handbook on the most complex practices of the Tibetan Buddhist culture. This special textual content distills the directions of the perform lineage and describes the complete direction of meditation resulting in the final word fruition. The e-book contains recommendation from Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Lamp of Mahamudra used to be written through Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, a seventeenth-century grasp of either the Kagyi and Nyingma colleges. He used to be popular as the most discovered lecturers of his period. His writing is inspiring in its lucid type and profundity.

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Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan by Michæl Lempert

By Michæl Lempert

The Dalai Lama has represented Buddhism as a faith of non-violence, compassion, and global peace, yet this doesn't replicate how priests examine their vocation. This e-book indicates how monasteries use harsh easy methods to make priests of guys, and the way this practice is altering as modernist reformers—like the Dalai Lama—adopt liberal and democratic beliefs, comparable to average rights and person autonomy. within the first in-depth account of disciplinary practices at a Tibetan monastery in India, Michael Lempert appears heavily at daily schooling rites—from debate to reprimand and corporal punishment. His research explores how the idioms of violence inscribed in those socialization rites aid produce knowledgeable, ethical individuals yet in ways in which hassle Tibetans who aspire to modernity. Bringing the examine of language and social interplay to our knowing of Buddhism for the 1st time, Lempert exhibits and why liberal beliefs are being acted out by way of priests in India, providing a provocative replacement view of liberalism as a globalizing discourse.

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World Philosophy: An East-West Comparative Introduction to by H. Gene Blocker

By H. Gene Blocker

This precise creation to comparative philosophy brings jointly chinese language, Indian, and Western philosophers of approximately a similar kind, of similar stature, at the related philosophical issues and concerns. Discussions are prepared in conventional clusters -- good judgment, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and social and political philosophy. Compares equals to equals -- logicians with logicians, metaphysicians with metaphysicians, ethicists with ethicists -- e.g., compares Indian, chinese language and Western empiricists, utilitarians, hedonists, egoists, atheists, theists, monists, pluralists, idealists, materialists, dualists, skeptics, relativists, political realists, and so on. Treats the strictly philosophical arguments as approximately related throughout cultures, yet offers the bigger cultural contexts during which they ensue as significantly diversified. For an individual attracted to comparative philosophy.

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