By Thich Nhat Hanh
While in keeping with the fundamental Buddhist teachings of the 4 Noble Truths and the Eight-Fold direction, Thich Nhat Hanh boldly leaves Buddhist phrases at the back of as he bargains his contribution to the construction of a very worldwide and nondenominational blueprint to overcoming deep-seated divisions and a imaginative and prescient of an international in concord and the renovation of the planet.
Key subject matters comprise the genuine root reasons of discrimination; the exploration of a number of the varieties of violence; monetary, social, and sexual violence. He encourages the reader to perform nonviolence in all day-by-day interactions, elaborates at the perform of generosity, and teaches the paintings of deep listening and loving speech to assist achieve a compromise and reestablish verbal exchange after misunderstandings have escalated into conflicts.
Good Citizens additionally encompasses a new wording of the 5 Mindfulness Trainings (traditionally referred to as "precepts") for lay practitioners, bringing them according to modern day wishes and realities. of their new shape they're concrete and sensible instructions of moral behavior that may be accredited via all traditions.
Good Citizens additionally comprises the whole textual content of the UN Manifesto 2000, a assertion of reworking violence and making a tradition of peace for the good thing about the kids of the realm. It used to be drafted by means of various Peace Nobel Prize recipients and signed via over a hundred million humans worldwide.
Coinciding with a US presidential election yr, Good Citizens reaches throughout all political backgrounds and religion traditions. It indicates that dualistic thinking—Republican/Democrat, Christian/Muslim—creates stress and a fake feel of separateness. after we observe that we percentage a typical ethic and ethical code, we will create a neighborhood which could switch the world.
By Christopher Wilkinson
It isn't really strange to have teachings approximately Buddhism which are written by way of Tibetan Lamas. what's strange approximately Chogyal Phagpa’s teachings is that he introduced them basically to audiences that have been neither Tibetan nor unavoidably sympathetic to Buddhism. The ancestral traditions of the Mongols met with many, if no longer all, of the nice religions of the realm less than the Mongol empire. Phagpa suggested Kublai Khan and his court docket on non secular matters typically, whereas he additionally taught them his personal faith, the Dharma of the Buddha.
Buddhism is essentially a peace loving culture, whereas Chogyal Phagpa lived his existence in a battle torn international. He spoke out with out reservation on many issues of presidency, whereas keeping powerful to the elemental tenants of Buddhism. those that examine human rights and their defense will locate Phagpa’s arguments noteworthy. His feel of international relations is in all places obvious all through his writings, whereas his experience of humanity is rarely misplaced. Phagpa’s writings hold a feeling of ask yourself, whereas his form of writing is intensely exacting. In an international the place just a small minority spoke Tibetan, and writings should be interpreted or misunderstood in lots of methods, Phagpa wrote with nice take care of grammar and significant use of the language. His unsleeping efforts at literary excellence make his paintings a pleasure and a excitement to learn. i am hoping that a few section of this literary excellence is carried over in my humble translation.
The texts translated during this quantity are an anthology of his writings, as are the former volumes during this sequence: Chogyal Phagpa: The Emperor’s Guru and recommendation to Kublai Khan: Letters through the Tibetan Monk Chogyal Phagpa to Kublai Khan and his courtroom. during this quantity you'll find Chogyal Phagpa’s writings on morality, starting from the vows of shelter to the vows for the Vajrayana, the samaya. additionally, you will locate a lot of his poems and letters, and there's a biography of a Mahasiddha that he wrote. within the Tibetan, Chogyal Phagpa’s amassed works fill 3 huge volumes of a couple of thousand pages every one. There stay a really huge variety of works to be translated. i am hoping that those works translated the following will serve to provide you a sampling of his many extraordinary writings and encourage you towards additional reading.
By Sangharakshita,Sara Hagel
By Jampa Tegchok,Thubten Chodron
In Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness Khensur Jampa Tegchok walks us rigorously via a vintage of Indian Buddhist philosophy, explaining the results of its philosophical arguments and grounding its suggestion in a recognizable day by day global. In Precious Garland, the resource textual content for this observation, Nagarjuna advises his shopper king on how top to use human lifestyles to safe a cheerful rebirth within the subsequent existence whereas making development towards the target of enlightenment. recognized basically for his incisive presentation of vacancy, right here Nagarjuna indicates his clever realizing of the way to navigate the intricacies of worldly lifestyles to stability daily wishes with religious perform. Loaded with equivalent measures of penetrating reasons of the top fact and encouraging encouragement in the direction of the bodhisattva practices, Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness makes the case for residing a considerate, morally upright lifestyles on the planet to accomplish rapid and supreme religious goals.
By Thich Nhat Hanh
Moments of Mindfulness is meant for use as a private computing device or to easily learn for daily proposal, and to assist carry conscious practices and mirrored image to lifestyle. With attractive info and layout it makes a superb reward. Illustrations through Jenifer Kent.
By Christmas Humphreys
By Oh-hyun Cho,Kwon Youngmin,Heinz Insu Fenkl
By Dudjom Lingpa,B. Alan Wallace
Düdjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was once one of many most desirable tantric masters of his time. This new sequence comprises his visionary teachings at the nice Perfection (Dzogchen), the head of perform in Tibet's oldest Buddhist school.
quantity 1 comprises 4 works explaining the view and perform of the good Perfection, the signature type of meditation of the Nyingma tuition of Tibetan Buddhism:
The Sharp Vajra of awake knowledge Tantra: This paintings is taken into account the foundation distillation of Düdjom Lingpa's wisdom.
Essence of transparent Meaning: This definitive statement, which unpacks the indispensable verses of The Sharp Vajra, is predicated on Düdjom Lingpa's oral teachings recorded via his disciple Pema Tashi.
The silly Dharma of an fool Clothed in dust and Feathers: Düdjom Lingpa narrates the fundamental Dharma teachings from the viewpoint of an previous guy rejecting superficial appearances.
The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra: A masterful exposition of the good Perfection is printed as a discussion among knowledge beings who bestow a treasury of pith directions and particular suggestion for practitioners.
whereas the lessons during this sequence have encouraged generations of Tibetans, few were released in translation—until now.