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Ordinary Mind

Author : Barry Magid
ISBN : 9780861717408
Genre : Philosophy
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Is meditation an escape from--or a solution to--our psychological problems? Is the use of antidepressants counter to spiritual practice? Does a psychological approach to meditation reduce spirituality to "self-help"? What can Zen and psychoanalysis teach us about the problems of the mind and suffering? Psychiatrist and Zen teacher Barry Magid is uniquely qualified to answer questions like these. Written in an engaging and witty style, Ordinary Mind helps us understand challenging ideas--like Zen Buddhism's concepts of oneness, emptiness, and enlightenment--and how they make sense, not only within psychoanalytic conceptions of mind, but in the realities of our lives and relationships. This new paper edition of Magid's much-praised book contains additional case study vignettes.
Category: Philosophy

Ordinary Mind As The Way

Author : Mario Poceski
ISBN : 9780198043201
Genre : Religion
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Under the leadership of Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his numerous disciples, the Hongzhou School emerged as the dominant tradition of Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China during the middle part of the Tang dynasty(618-907). Mario Poceski offers a systematic examination of the Hongzhou School's momentous growth and rise to preeminence as the bearer of Chan orthodoxy, and analyzes its doctrines against the backdrop of the intellectual and religious milieus of Tang China. Poceski demonstrates that the Hongzhou School represented the first emergence of an empire-wide Chan tradition that had strongholds throughout China and replaced the various fragmented Schools of early Chan with an inclusive orthodoxy. Poceski's study is based on the earliest strata of permanent sources, rather than on the later apocryphal "encounter dialogue" stories regularly used to construe widely-accepted but historically unwarranted interpretations about the nature of Chan in the Tang dynasty. He challenges the traditional and popularly-accepted view of the Hongzhou School as a revolutionary movement that rejected mainstream mores and teachings, charting a new path for Chan's independent growth as a unique Buddhist tradition. This view, he argues, rests on a misreading of key elements of the Hongzhou School's history. Rather than acting as an unorthodox movement, the Hongzhou School's success was actually based largely on its ability to mediate tensions between traditionalist and iconoclastic tendencies. Going beyond conventional romanticized interpretations that highlight the radical character of the Hongzhou School, Poceski shows that there was much greater continuity between early and classical Chan-and between the Hongzhou School and the rest of Tang Buddhism-than previously thought.
Category: Religion

Zen Sects

Author : LLC Books
ISBN : 115797662X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: Chan, Kwan Um School of Zen, Obaku Zen, Order of Interbeing, Rinzai Zen, Sanbo Kyodan, Soto Zen, White Plum Asanga, Thich Nhat Hanh, San Francisco Zen Center, Seung Sahn, S t, Mindfulness, Five Mountain System, baku, Taizan Maezumi, Tetsugen Bernard Glassman, Zen Peacemakers, Peter Matthiessen, Joan Halifax, John Daido Loori, Sh b genz, Big Mind, Fuke Zen, Dae Gak, Zen Mountain Monastery, Chan Khong, Dharma combat, Jogye Order, The Compass of Zen, Rinzai school, Providence Zen Center, Michael Zimmerman, Robert Kennedy, Paul Genki Kahn, Engaged Buddhism, Blue Cliff Monastery, Komazawa University, George Bowman, Anne Seisen Saunders, Merle Kodo Boyd, Sandai s ron, Still Mind Zendo, Enkyo Pat O'Hara, Jan Chozen Bays, Furnace Mountain, Cambridge Zen Center, Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, Literature of the Five Mountains, Wu Bong, Plum Village, Gid Sh shin, Gerry Shishin Wick, Kirigami, Soeng Hyang, Ordinary Mind Zen School, Zen Center of Los Angeles, Su Bong, Ko Bong, Deer Park Monastery, Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, Shinji Sh b genz, Bend wa, Egely Monastery, Bon Yeon, Green Mountain Dharma Center, John Stevens, Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Aichi Gakuin University, Village Zendo, Seung Sahn Soen Sa Nim's lineage chart, Unified Buddhist Church, Western Chan Fellowship, Jakugo, Wu Kwang, Kanzeon Zen Center, Upaya Institute and Zen Center, Hanazono University, Musangsa, John Tesshin Sanderson, Dae Kwang, K zan-ji, Heart Circle Sangha, Five Ranks, Magnolia Village Practice Center, List of Rinzai Buddhists, Community of Mindful Living, Ichibata Yakushi Kyodan, Chogye International Zen Center, Mel Ash, Guiyang school, Hott Ha, Tsurumi University, Caodong, Jy ten-ji, Tel Aviv Zen Center, Soto Zen Buddhist Association, Tohoku Fukushi University, Maple Forest Monastery, Rakan-ji, Obaku no Sanpitsu, New York Zendo Shobo-Ji, Parallax Pr...
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Heroes Sages Madmen

Author : A. Roy Horn
ISBN : 9781441576125
Genre : Philosophy
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Heroes, Sages and Madmen is not a book for everyone, but its potent message is about everyone. It reveals a direct and honest no nonsense revelation for spiritual aspirants who with courage, heroism, and sincerity are ready to go beyond the limitations of popular religion, academic philosophy, physical exercise yoga, and mental meditation. It is a revealing new, fresh, and amazing look into the four major traditional Paths of Enlightenment. It takes you where very few will go. It takes you into the midst of the personal attainments, blisses, challenges, pitfalls, and dangers of spiritual practices. And, it takes you into the consciousness and personal strategies of the far reaching socially popular and pretentious pop-guru. The seventy-nine short conversations in this book are guaranteed to convey many key secret spiritual teachings of the past. These secret spiritual teachings are traditionally known only by true and ripe spiritual Heroes and authentic Sages, Saints, and Yogis. Within these pages, you can discover what causes the social bondage, personal dissatisfaction, and the failing habitual struggles for inner Happiness and Peace. In the midst of the enigma and quagmire of ordinary thinking and analytical minds, the author reveals and restates many ancient esoteric secrets of spirituality. And, most importantly, the author shows how you can find a way out of your spiritual, social, and personal dilemmas. In the questions and answers in these conversations, many universal truths are delineated from major philosophies, religions, and spiritual practices and then their apparent differences are explored, summed up, and reconciled. The questions and answers in this book originated from dozens of sincere spiritual aspirants from group sessions, e-mails, personal notes, formal letters, telephone conversations, and one-on-one sessions since the early 1980s. Each question and answer is paraphrased by the author. The information, knowledge, and wisdom in this book have been distilled directly from personal experience from a lifetime of spiritual study and practices. The questions and answers are direct and sometimes surprising. At other times, the authors direct answers may challenge the spiritual assumptions of many neophyte and mature spiritual aspirants. The purpose of each answer was to directly serve the sincere spiritual aspirants spiritual development and awakening beyond their popular religious, academic philosophical, and social belief assumptions. In addition, popular misunderstandings surrounding classical spiritual teachings and their four major traditional Paths of Enlightenment and practice of yoga are described, evaluated, and discussed in depth. And lastly, the thinking-analytical meditation methods of popular spiritual movements in the West (European cultures) are considered in contrast to the contemplative meditations of the great Sages, Saints, and Yogis of the classical East (Non-European cultures). Unfortunately, the English language does not lend itself to explain and define the metaphysical principles and concepts of contemplative spirituality. Contemporary English is predominately a language of definitions, names, forms, and objects as demonstrated in English as used throughout the material world for business and commerce. Other languages such as Sanskrit, Pali, Tamil, and Hebrew are spoken and written to understand and verbally communicate both the dual physical world of objects and the multidimensional transcendental spiritual world beyond social psychology and formulative physics. For this reason, the author has modified many spelling, grammar, and syntax rules to emphasize and endeavor to explain contemplative concepts that cannot be explained by academic English. Therefore, you may discover that many sections may contain imperfect spelling, grammar, and syntax that are ordinarily absent from professionally produced books. To assure the authors metaphysical meani
Category: Philosophy

Obscure Diseases Of The Brain And Mind

Author : Forbes Winslow
ISBN : UCAL:B3388612
Genre : Brain
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Briefly describes the lives and contributions of notable African-Americans in Georgia who were either born in Georgia or who lived and worked in Georgia for the major portion of their lives. Fields covered are the Arts, Business, Civic/Social, Education, Law, Media, Medicine, Military, Politics, Religion, and Sports.
Category: Brain

Living With The Mind Of Christ Ebook Epub

Author : James A. Harnish
ISBN : 9781426719790
Genre : Religion
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This is the 11th year for a thematic Lenten study offering. This study will include 7 sessions, one for each Sunday in Lent, including Easter Sunday. Each session features a scripture reference, a personal reading and questions for personal reflection or group discussion; suggestions for ways to deepen the Lenten journey or a focus for the coming week may also be included. This particular study is based on Philippians 2:1-11 (“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus...”). The goal is to discover what it might look like for us, in very practical ways, to live with the mind of Christ.
Category: Religion

The Life Giving Sword

Author : Yagyu Munenori
ISBN : 9781590309902
Genre : Philosophy
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The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and was a rival to the great Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori spent his life immersed in Zen teachings and practice. These teachings formed the framework for his deeply spiritual approach to sword fighting; Munenori saw in the practice of the sword a way to transform the student into a total human being.The Life-Giving Sword is Munenori's manifesto on his approach. His central themes are the “Life-Giving Sword”—the idea of controlling one's opponent by spiritual readiness to fight rather than by actual fighting—and “No Sword,” which is the idea that the mind must be free of everything, even the sword itself, in order to get to the place of complete mastery. Munenori's ideas are essential reading for martial artists of all kinds and can be applied to business and human relations as well.
Category: Philosophy

Harper S New Monthly Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : UCBK:B000331930
Genre : American literature
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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.
Category: American literature

The Catholic Presbyterian

Author : William Garden Blaikie
ISBN : UTEXAS:059172132520208
Genre : Presbyterian Church
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The Rambling Thoughts

Author : Manpreet Kaur
ISBN : 9798688131130
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A journal of inquisitive feelings, questions, and ramblings reflecting the mind of every man. A soul-searching quest for meaning and beauty infusing optimism and a fresh spin on the banal realities of Life. The essence of the simplest truths blended in words.
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The Eclectic Review

Author : Samuel Greatheed
ISBN : HARVARD:HW28X8
Genre : English literature
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Mind And Matter

Author : Bart Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie
ISBN : HARVARD:HNNQLG
Genre : Mind and body
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Mind And Matter

Author : Sir Benjamin Brodie
ISBN : UCR:31210003789391
Genre : Mind and body
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Category: Mind and body