The Secrets of Buddhist Meditation

The Secrets of Buddhist Meditation

This volume presents a comprehensive study of the content and historical formation, as well as complete English translations, of two of the most influential manuals in which these approaches to Buddhist meditation are discussed: the ...

Author: Eric M. Greene

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824884444

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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In the early 400s, numerous Indian and Central Asian Buddhist “meditation masters” (chanshi) traveled to China, where they established the first enduring traditions of Buddhist meditation practice in East Asia. The forms of contemplative practice that these missionaries brought with them, and which their Chinese students further developed, remained for several centuries the basic understanding of “meditation” (chan) in China. Although modern scholars and readers have long been familiar with the approaches to meditation of the Chan (Zen) School that later became so popular throughout East Asia, these earlier and in some ways more pervasive forms of practice have long been overlooked or ignored. This volume presents a comprehensive study of the content and historical formation, as well as complete English translations, of two of the most influential manuals in which these approaches to Buddhist meditation are discussed: the Scripture on the Secret Essential Methods of Chan (Chan Essentials) and the Secret Methods for Curing Chan Sickness (Methods for Curing). Translated here into English for the first time, these documents reveal a distinctly visionary form of Buddhist meditation whose goal is the acquisition of concrete, symbolic visions attesting to the practitioner’s purity and progress toward liberation. Both texts are “apocryphal” scriptures: Taking the form of Indian Buddhist sutras translated into Chinese, they were in fact new compositions, written or at least assembled in China in the first half of the fifth century. Though written in China, their historical significance extends beyond the East Asian context as they are among the earliest written sources anywhere to record certain kinds of information about Buddhist meditation that hitherto had been the preserve of oral tradition and personal initiation. To this extent they indeed divulge, as their titles claim, the “secrets” of Buddhist meditation. Through them, we witness a culture of Buddhist meditation that has remained largely unknown but which for many centuries was widely shared across North India, Central Asia, and China.
Categories: Religion

Secrets of the Lotus

Secrets of the Lotus

Author: Donald K. Swearer

Publisher:

ISBN: 8170305284

Category: Meditation

Page: 242

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Categories: Meditation

Traditions of Meditation in Chinese Buddhism

Traditions of Meditation in Chinese Buddhism

¿A veritable treasure trove.... Both demanding and tremendously rewarding.... The book is of high scholarly standard, but ... is clear, precise and a pleasure to read - and is certainly accessible to interested laymen.

Author: Peter N. Gregory

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824810880

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 517

¿A veritable treasure trove.... Both demanding and tremendously rewarding.... The book is of high scholarly standard, but ... is clear, precise and a pleasure to read - and is certainly accessible to interested laymen. It cannot be recommended highly enough.¿ ¿The Middle Way, November 1993 ¿Each chapter in this volume is sophisticated, tightly argued, and well documented.... An important contribution to the literature on Buddhist meditation.¿ ¿Journal of Asian Studies 47 (1988)
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Secrets of Meditation

Secrets of Meditation

In this insightful book, davidji shares his own journey along his path to awakening and examines the positive impact that meditation can have on your physical health, relationships, emotional well-being, and spiritual life.

Author: Davidji

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401940317

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 543

For thousands of years, people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding you on an epic journey into your own consciousness. Whether you are new to meditation, a “crisis meditator”, or someone who has been meditating for years, this book will take your practice, and your life, to the next level. In this insightful book, davidji shares his own journey along his path to awakening and examines the positive impact that meditation can have on your physical health, relationships, emotional well-being, and spiritual life. As the secrets to an effortless meditation practice are revealed, you will unlock the door to your own personal journey and discover what is actually supposed to happen when you close your eyes. davidji shares the wisdom of the ages in an accessible and entertaining style —loosening rigid commandments, revealing the five greatest myths of meditation, and illuminating the most powerful rituals to weave a regular practice into your day. Secrets of Meditation will have you meditating in minutes and living a happier, easier, and more fulfilling life.
Categories: Self-Help

The Secret Doctrine

The Secret Doctrine

It shows the Sage reaching Buddha- hood through a long course of study,
meditation, and Initiations, as any other Adept would have to do, not one rung of
the ladder up to the arduous " Path of Perfection " being missed. The Bodhisattva
 ...

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008414091

Category: Occultism

Page: 594

View: 660

Categories: Occultism

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

The third sort of pūjā is the secret one . Here the půjā is held while in union with
one's yogic consort in the third initiation . This is a very wonderful vajra - love
accomplishment , but is not possible unless one is very well practiced . Suppose
that ...

Author: Jianmin Chen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3932590

Category: Buddhist meditations

Page: 486

View: 763

Categories: Buddhist meditations

Guide to Buddhist Religion

Guide to Buddhist Religion

The Secrets of Chinese Meditation . London : Rider , 1964 , 240 pp . Essentially a
series of translations with essays , this book attempts to describe a number of
different forms of Chinese Buddhist " self - cultivation , " including those found in ...

Author: Frank Reynolds

Publisher: Boston : Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004230728

Category: Bouddhisme - Bibliographie

Page: 415

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Categories: Bouddhisme - Bibliographie

Zen Buddhist Meditation and Hindu Sadhana

Zen Buddhist Meditation and Hindu Sadhana

This opened the pupil ' s mind to the secrets of the art , which had hitherto been
kept from him and to which he had so far been a stranger . He then for the first
time , appreciated the unparalleled kindness of the Master . " After the narration of
 ...

Author: ʼAnanda

Publisher:

ISBN: 8186580042

Category: Meditation

Page: 314

View: 810

Categories: Meditation

Secrets of Meditation Revised Edition

Secrets of Meditation Revised Edition

In this insightful book, davidji shares his own journey along his path to awakening and examines the positive impact that meditation can have on your physical health, relationships, emotional well-being, and spiritual life.

Author: Davidji

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401954116

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 118

For thousands of years, people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding you on an epic journey into your own consciousness. Whether you are new to meditation, a “crisis meditator”, or someone who has been meditating for years, this book will take your practice, and your life, to the next level. In this insightful book, davidji shares his own journey along his path to awakening and examines the positive impact that meditation can have on your physical health, relationships, emotional well-being, and spiritual life. As the secrets to an effortless meditation practice are revealed, you will unlock the door to your own personal journey and discover what is actually supposed to happen when you close your eyes. davidji shares the wisdom of the ages in an accessible and entertaining style —loosening rigid commandments, revealing the five greatest myths of meditation, and illuminating the most powerful rituals to weave a regular practice into your day. Secrets of Meditation will have you meditating in minutes and living a happier, easier, and more fulfilling life.
Categories: Self-Help

Christians Talk about Buddhist Meditation Buddhists Talk About Christian Prayer

Christians Talk about Buddhist Meditation  Buddhists Talk About Christian Prayer

He also did not demand that prior allegiance to his teaching was a necessary
starting point . This is an important point , because the Buddha taught that his
teaching unlocked the secrets to overcoming suffering . He taught that this
teaching ...

Author: Rita M. Gross

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: IND:30000087316026

Category: Religion

Page: 157

View: 387

This book adopts the format of the editorsÆ previous book, Buddhists Talk about Jesus, Christians Talk about the Buddha. In that book eight scholar-practitioners--four of them Buddhist and four Christian--explored their relationship to the great religious figure of the other tradition. Then the remaining contributors, two from each tradition, addressed themselves, rebuttal fashion, to the views expressed. In the new book the subject is the differences and similarities between Buddhist meditation and Christian prayer. What can a Christian, for example, learn from the mental and physical rigor of Buddhist meditative practice? What can a Buddhist learn from traditional Christian prayer? Can one mix distinct religious identity (Christian) with practice techniques associated with another religion (Buddhist) without compromising the religious specificity of either the identities or the techniques? Christian contributors include Frances S. Adeney, Mary Frohlich, Paul O. Ingram, Ursula King, Terry C. Muck, Yagi Seiichi, and Bardwell Smith. Buddhist contributors include Robert Aitken, Grace Burford, Rita Gross, John Makransky, Ken Tanaka, Robert Thurman, and Taitetsu Unno.
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The Secret Doctrine Occultism 1st ed 1897

The Secret Doctrine  Occultism  1st ed  1897

It shows the Sage reaching Buddhahood through a long course of study ,
meditation , and Initiations , as any other Adept ... The Bodhisattva became a
Buddha and a Nirvânî through personal effort and merit , after having had to
undergo all the ...

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158001247526

Category: Theosophy

Page:

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Categories: Theosophy

The Middle Way

The Middle Way

Transformation of both one's identity and the environment is an important
principle of Tantric Buddhism . ... THE SECRET LIFE OF THE UNIVERSE by Amy
Corzine , Watkins Publishing London , 2008 , ISBN 978 1 905857 65 4 ,
Paperback , £ 10.99 ... NY , USA , 2008 , ISBN 978 1 55939 302 7 , Paperback , £
19.95 Modules in : Buddhist Traditions ; Buddhist Ethics ; Buddhist Meditation
and Psychology ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0106159437

Category: Buddhism

Page:

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The Secret Message of Tantric Buddhism

The Secret Message of Tantric Buddhism

In Chinese , Ch'an ; in Japanese , Zen . From the root dyā , “ to think . " Generally
translated as meditation . In the Mahāyāna , one of the six Virtues without which a
bodhisattva may not become Buddha 18 . Dvesa . Hatred 150 . Mandara .

Author: Pierre Rambach

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000015750

Category: Art, Tantric-Buddhist

Page: 169

View: 249

Categories: Art, Tantric-Buddhist

The Joy of Living

The Joy of Living

Until now. In this groundbreaking work, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation.

Author: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307381514

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 995

A New York Times Bestseller! For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But how does it work? And why? The principles behind this ancient practice have long eluded some of the best minds in modern science. Until now. In this groundbreaking work, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Yongey Mingyur provides clear insights into modern research indicating that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a fresh, scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds. With a foreword by bestselling author Daniel Goleman, The Joy of Living is a stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Buddha s System of Meditation

The Buddha s System of Meditation

( is ) by me the dhamma , having done ( so keeping anything ) neither inside por
outside , Ananda ! in the dhammas there is no teacher ' s closed fist of the
Tathāgata ( me , the Buddha ) . This is what we find in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta
( II .

Author: Ayodhya Prasad Pradhan

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001315999

Category: Buddhism

Page: 1753

View: 924

Categories: Buddhism

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

Many practiced in secret; some were interrogated by the secret police. After the ...
"Buddhism is flourishing now because it was forbidden before," saysjitka
Holubcova, codirector of Prague's Shambhala Buddhist Center. "People ... In
2004 two new yoga studios and two meditation centers opened in central Prague
. Among ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 128

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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Homa Rites and Ma ala Meditation in Tendai Buddhism

Homa Rites and Ma      ala Meditation in Tendai Buddhism

Until the meditator has put on the aspects of a Buddha , i . e . , wisdom , example ,
compassion , pure emptying love , and so forth , " crossing over " to the shore (
pāramitā , parameter ) of the void absolute is impossible . The secrets of tantric ...

Author: Michael R. Saso

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030119542

Category: Buddhism

Page: 239

View: 107

The first book to detail the homa rites and meditation practices of esoteric Tendai Buddhism,in its orally transmitted rituals and manuals.To gain access to this rich hermeneutic tradition,the author received initiation from an Ajari (acarya )Master at Mt.Hiei.
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Practical Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

Practical Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

the Buddha Himself as a protection for monks , who dwell in the forest or
deserted places practising meditation . ( Dhajagga Sutta . S.i. 220 ) , by freeing
the inind from fears . ( ii ) Prevent the mind from being invaded by lust , hatred
and ...

Author: Bha Vana

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030700383

Category: Buddhist meditations

Page: 98

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Categories: Buddhist meditations

Buddhism Vs Hinduism

Buddhism Vs Hinduism

Buddhist meditation practices and techniques encourage and develop develop
the alertness , attentiveness , accuracy , and emotional equilibrium of our mind .
By regular meditation we learn the secrets of operation and the behavior of the ...

Author: Dharam Vir Mangla

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215131512

Category: Buddhism

Page: 244

View: 825

This book informs us about the basic essence of Buddhism in comparison to Hinduism. It is essential to start with the first chapter to understand the correct meaning of the basic spiritual terms used in this book. In most of the books spiritual terms may have been used differently. Many people think and propagate that all religions basically teach the same, and have same objectives, but may have different paths. But in fact, there are basic philosophical contradictions. Unless we understand these differences properly and try to remove them, the unity of all the religions may not be achieved. The aim of this book is understand the essence of Buddhism and its differences with Hinduism, if any. Why and how it spread in most of the countries? Why and how in India Buddhists adopt to Hinduism later? Basically Buddhism evolved from Hindu Dharma as Buddha was a Hindu. But he discarded God, soul, Scriptures and Brahmanism. More or less it was a contrast to Hinduism. Buddha has been controversial and misunderstood by many. Many people think that Buddha was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his enlightenment was ‘Self-realization or God-realization’. But this does not seem to be correct. Is it not ridiculous to call some one as an Avatara of God, if he doesn't believe in God? The book clarifies the difference between 'Moksha & Nirvana' and 'Buddhist and Hindus meditations', which in fact differ in many respects. Author has also compared two more religions Jainism & Islam with Buddhism and Hinduism. But the comparison has been limited only up to philosophical level and not about traditional differences. Author has due respect to all the religions.
Categories: Buddhism