By Dalai Lama
In this dependent self-portrait, the world’s so much outspoken and influential religious chief recounts his epic and fascinating lifestyles tale. The Dalai Lama’s such a lot obtainable and intimate publication, My non secular Journey is a wonderful advent to the larger-than-life chief of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for an individual concerned with japanese faith, invested within the unfastened Tibet circulation, or just looking a richer non secular lifestyles. The Dalai Lama’s riveting, deeply insightful meditations on existence will resonate strongly with readers of Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, or the His Holiness’s personal The artwork of Happiness and Ethics for the recent Millennium.
Read or Download My Spiritual Journey PDF
Best Buddhism books
The parable of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist ideals in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that demonstrate themselves to religious pilgrims and in occasions of hindrance. The extra distant and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed characteristics. historic Tibetan prophecies claim that the best of all hidden lands lies on the middle of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep within the Himalayas and veiled by way of a monstrous waterfall.
A brand new translation of the most well-liked Christian story of the center a while, which springs from the tale of the Buddha. whilst his astrologers foretell that his son Josaphat will convert to Christianity, the pagan King Avenir confines him to a palace, permitting him to grasp in basic terms the pleasures of the realm, and to work out no sickness, dying, or poverty.
D? gen (1200-1253), the founding father of the S? t? Zen sect in Japan, is principally identified for introducing to jap Buddhism a few of the texts and practices that he came upon in China. Heine reconstructs the context of D? gen's travels to and reflections on China via a severe examine conventional assets either through and approximately D?
This ebook tells the tale of the clinical Buddha, "born" in Europe within the 1800s yet typically burdened with the Buddha born in India 2,500 years in the past. The medical Buddha was once despatched into conflict opposed to Christian missionaries, who have been proclaiming throughout Asia that Buddhism used to be a sort of superstition. He proved the missionaries incorrect, instructing a dharma that was once in concord with smooth technology.
Additional resources for My Spiritual Journey
6. A dzomo is a pass among a yak and a cow. 7. Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years in Tibet, trans. Richard Graves (London: R. Hart-Davis, 1953), p. 225. eight. assertion through the Dalai Lama in Amaravati, January 10, 2006. nine. Dharma is a polysemous Sanskrit note that means, right here, “the instructing of the Buddha. ” 10. Gendun Drubpa, the 1st Dalai Lama, lived for eighty-three years. eleven. Samdhong Rinpoche is Kalon Tripa, or major minister, of the Tibetan govt in exile. Born in Kham in 1939, he was once well-known as a reincarnate lama on the age of 5, and he went into exile in India, following the Dalai Lama, in 1959. In 2001 he used to be elected Kalon Tripa for the 1st time, with eighty four. five percentage of the vote. 12. announcement made on December 2, 2007. thirteen. Shantarakshita, an eighth-century non secular grasp and Indian thinker, brought Buddhism to Tibet on the invitation of King Trisongdetsen. 14. The Tibetan time period tulku, which designates lamas who're leaders in their lineage, is the interpretation of the Sanskrit nirmanakaya, this means that “transformation physique. ” 15. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, interview with Martin Brauen, within the Dalai Lamas: a visible heritage (Zurich: Serindia guides, 2005), 9-10. sixteen. Quoted in Claude B. Levenson, “Tibet, le talon d’Achille de Pékin (Tibet, Beijing’s Achilles’ Heel),” Revue de politique internationale 117 (Fall 2007). 17. Egil Aarvik, speech offering the Nobel Peace Prize, Oslo, December 10, 1989. 18. The Dalai Lama and Victor Chan, The knowledge of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and trips (New York: Penguin, 2004), 14. half : As a Buddhist Monk 1. Excerpted from the Dalai Lama, the nice middle: A Buddhist viewpoint at the Teachings of Jesus, edited by means of Robert Kiely (Boston: knowledge courses, 1998), 38-42. 2. The Sanskrit note mara will be translated as “demon. ” three. Aryadeva, an Indian sage of the second one and 3rd centuries, used to be the vital disciple of Nagarjuna, the writer of primary Buddhist treatises. four. The “essences” are the weather of the delicate physique. five. Tsongkhapa, a Tibetan saint and student of the 13th century, based the Gelugpa institution, to which the establishment of the Dalai Lamas belongs. 6. Lama Thubten Yeshe, advent to Tantra: The Transformation of hope, edited by way of Jonathan Landaw (Boston: knowledge courses, 2001), 32-33. 7. The September eleven, 2001, assaults. eight. Speech to the ecu Parliament, Strasbourg, October 14, 2001. nine. "Human Rights, Democracy, and Freedom,” speech given in Dharamsala, 2008. 10. Excerpt from a speech to the Society for Neurosciences, Washington, DC, November 12, 2005. eleven. Ibid. 12. Nagarjuna, “Hymn to the Buddha Who Transcends the realm” (in Sanskrit, Lokatishtava; in Tibetan, ‘Jig rten las ‘das par bstod pa). thirteen. Speech added January 14, 2003. 14. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, old knowledge, sleek global: Ethics for a brand new Millennium (New York: Little, Brown and Co. , 1999), 214-16. 15. Excerpt from a speech given on the “Tibet at risk” convention, Sydney, Australia, September 28, 1996. sixteen. during this epithet for the Buddha, Tathagata is the Sanskrit time period for “thus-gone.