The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom

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Quest Books, 2000 - Religion - 192 pages
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Joyful Effort, Right Livelihood, Compassionate Living, Freedom from Suffering---such principles offer healing balance to the hectic pursuit of the American Dream and explain why Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the West. In Buddhism, many seekers find their true path to peace and happiness, regardless of hardship. This lavishly illustrated gift book includes: The story of Prince Siddhartha and Buddhism's spread throughout Asia; Basic beliefs of Buddhism, emphasizing the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravadan traditions; Inspiring quotes from teachers such as the Dalai Lama; Practical instruction on how to meditate and what to expect when visiting a Buddhist center. Readers new to Buddhism as well as experienced practitioners will appreciate this accessible guidebook for living in harmony with ourselves, our communities, and our world.
  

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Contents

CONTENTS
8
WHAT THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS MEAN TODAY
18
China
26
Tibet
34
CHAPTER
43
The Three Poisons and the Five Hindrances
50
Impermanence
56
Emptiness
62
Maintaining Mindfulness
106
Temple Etiquette
112
CHAPTER FIVE
143
The Rochester Zen Center
150
Zen Personal View Amy Hollowdl
156
Zazen Meditation
162
How Tibetan Buddhism Is Practiced
170
The Dalai Lama
176

The Six Perfections
80
CHAPTER THREE
93
Tranquil Abiding or Calm Meditation
100
A Tibetan Story
182
Meditation on Compassion
189
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Gill Farrer-Halls is a practicing Buddhist who has spent time studying in India and Nepal during her career. She has published several Buddhism-related books as well as those focused on alternative therapies. Besides writing, Gill is a producer for London's Meridian Trust Buddhist Film and Video Archive, and she teaches aromatherapy, meditation, and spiritual-awareness workshops. Artist and writer Robert Beer is well-known for his colorful and detailed illustrations. He has studied and practiced Tibetan art for more than 30 years. His works appear in several hundred books on Tibetan Buddhist art and religion.

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