I Shot the Buddha

I Shot the Buddha
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN: 1616957239
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Shot the Buddha Book Excerpt:

A fiendishly clever mystery in which Dr. Siri and his friends investigate three interlocking murders—and the ungodly motives behind them Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result, they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk, who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator: a plea to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekhong River to Thailand. Naturally, Siri can’t turn down the adventure, and soon he and his friends find themselves running afoul of Lao secret service officers and famous spiritualists. Buddhism is a powerful influence on both morals and politics in Southeast Asia. In order to exonerate an innocent man, they will have to figure out who is cloaking terrible misdeeds in religiosity.

Thirty Three Teeth

Thirty Three Teeth
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1616959924
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirty Three Teeth Book Excerpt:

Dr. Siri Paiboun, one of the last doctors left in Laos after the Communist takeover, has been drafted to be national coroner. He is untrained for the job, but this independent seventy-two-year-old has an outstanding qualification for the role: curiosity. And he does not mind incurring the wrath of the party’s hierarchy as he unravels mysterious murders, because the spirits of the dead are on his side—and a little too close for comfort. Dr. Siri performs autopsies and begins to solve the mysteries relating to a series of deaths by what seem to be bear bites, to explain why a government official ran at full speed through a seventh-story window and fell to his death, and to discover the origins of the two charred bodies from the crashed helicopter in the temple at Luang Prabang. As it turns out, not surprisingly, not all is peaceful and calm in the new Communist paradise of Laos.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Kevin Trainor
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780195173987
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Book Excerpt:

In this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, readers have an introduction to one of the world's greatest living faiths. 200 color photos, maps & drawings.

Buddha in Sri Lanka

Buddha in Sri Lanka
Author: Swarna Wickremeratne
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 079148114X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddha in Sri Lanka Book Excerpt:

Combining memoir, history, and present-day narrative, this book describes how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka.

Gunning for the Buddha

Gunning for the Buddha
Author: Michael Jasper
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 1930997728
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gunning for the Buddha Book Excerpt:

"Don't be looking for bold starship captains or warrior maidens wielding magic swords in GUNNING FOR THE BUDDHA. Michael Jasper serves up something refreshingly different: a heady brew of ordinary folks making tough decisions at the far edges of reality. Spend some time with these stories and you're bound to bump into people you know who find themselves in places you've only dreamed about." -- James Patrick Kelly, Hugo-winning author of THINK LIKE A DINOSAUR and STRANGE BUT NOT A STRANGER

The Feeling Buddha

The Feeling Buddha
Author: David Brazier
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN: 1472103920
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Feeling Buddha Book Excerpt:

This account explains how the Buddha's path of wisdom and loving kindness grew out of the challenges he encountered in life. It explores enlightenment, nirvana, and the Four Noble Truths, presenting a picture of the Buddha as a very human figure whose success lay not in his perfection, but in his method of positively utilizing the energy generated by personal suffering.

Fighting Buddha

Fighting Buddha
Author: Jeff Eisenberg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN: 1844097870
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Buddha Book Excerpt:

A raucous, irreverent look into the Buddhist and Martial Arts worlds Can we be martial arts practitioners and Buddhists at the same time? Can these practices actually complement each other, in mindfulness? How do we reconcile Buddhist concepts like non-violence with a fighting practice like judo, karate or jiu jitsu? Long-standing martial arts instructor and meditator Jeff Eisenberg addresses these and other questions in his own inimitable style, employing autobiographical anecdotes, along with martial arts fighting strategies, koan and sutra teachings, and Buddhist folk stories. Fighting Buddha outlines why the true test of a martial artist’s skill and of a Buddhist’s application of mindfulness is during a situation that is the least conducive for it—usually not inside the Dojo or Zendo. Challenging the belief that fighting martial arts styles are not conducive to a meditative practice, the book discusses the difference between violence and the use of force as it relates to the Buddha’s teaching of “cause no harm”, exploring the common misunderstanding that meditative moments are exclusive to only select activities. Further topics are the struggles of beginning training and practice, the importance of identifying goals, choosing a teacher and training in support of these goals. And, far from being the often-perceived ending, Jeff concludes that enlightenment and the black belt are really only a beginning.

Seeing Like the Buddha

Seeing Like the Buddha
Author: Francisca Cho
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 1438464398
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Like the Buddha Book Excerpt:

Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice. In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge of both Buddhism and film studies, Cho examines the aesthetic vision of several Asian and Western films that explicitly or implicitly embody Buddhist teachings about karma, emptiness, illusion, and overcoming duality. Her wide-ranging analysis includes Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring (South Korea, 2003), Nang Nak (Thailand, 1999), Rashomon (Japan, 1950), Maborosi (Japan, 1995), and the films of American Terrence Malick.

The Buddha s Single Intention

The Buddha s Single Intention
Author: Jan-Ulrich Sobisch
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1614296405
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha s Single Intention Book Excerpt:

The definitive presentation of one of the most unique and compelling works of classical Tibetan literature. This book presents an influential and extraordinary teaching of the Kagyü tradition of Tibetan Buddhism known as the Single Intention by the master Drigung Jikten Sumgön (1143–1217), along with its chief commentaries, principally the Light of the Sun by Rikzin Chökyi Drakpa (1595–1659). Early in the history of the Kagyü school, the teachings of Jikten Sumgön were condensed into 150 core formulations called vajra statements. These pithy, revelatory statements comprise the Single Intention (Dgongs gcig), which presents the thought of the Buddha and the nature of the ineffable (brjod du med pa) in concise and direct expression. The Single Intention weaves the thread of ineffable mahamudra through the entire fabric of Buddhism. It presents mahamudra as pervading disciplined conduct, meditative concentration, and discriminative knowledge; ground, path, and result; view, practice, and conduct; and the “three vows” of pratimoksa, of the bodhisattvas, and of mantra. Jikten Sumgön teaches how the fundamental values and insights revealed by the Buddha are woven into reality and therefore accessible to all. Jan-Ulrich Sobisch manages to convey the unity of the Buddha’s message both in its particulars and in its scope. His deep and authoritative skill makes this the definitive presentation of one of the most unique and compelling works of classical Tibetan literature.

Buddha Wept

Buddha Wept
Author: George Barclay Jr
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008-04
ISBN: 0595493505
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddha Wept Book Excerpt:

Bob Burrell, Geologist, and wife, Joy, take the Rudyard Kipling up the Irrawaddy to Bhama to inspect Batson Oil Field abandoned by British in 1941. Military Junta directed genocide, insurgent reprisals, and active border wars are endemic and ongoing as a way of life and death in the mismanaged repressed impoverish uneducated masses of Burma. The Kipling is sunk and Bob and Joy escape capture by hostiles, ride an elephant through 300 miles of Jungle to Tachileik in Golden Triangle, and escape to China where an oil well fire and border war with Vietnam await. MEANWHILE . back in Houston, Maria and Sandra organize a search and rescue party which ends in Islambad for Sandra, but Maria travels to Peshawar, Islamabad, Delhi, Calcutta, Chongqing, Xian, Urumqi, Sache, and Osh looking for Bob. Maria meets Lee in Urumqi, and together they discover "the next Saudi Arabia" in Tarim Basin on the western edge of the Taklimakan desert only fifty miles from Kyrgyzastan. WARNING: Violence, profanity, erotic sex and etc. Okay for Dummies. NOTE: Excellent demonstration and discussion of Comparative Religions in which the author considers himself an expert.

In Search of Buddha s Daughters

In Search of Buddha s Daughters
Author: Christine Toomey
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN: 1615191941
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Buddha s Daughters Book Excerpt:

A 60,000-mile odyssey in search of Buddhist nuns—hailed as “inspiring and necessary” (Kirkus), “ambitious” (Tricycle), and “compelling” (Financial Times) They come to the monastic Buddhist life from every faith and career: a policewoman, a princess, a Bollywood star, a violinist. Out of the public eye, despite hardship and even persecution, they vow to seek enlightenment in a world full of noise. Who are these women? What motivates them, and what stands in their way? Award-winning journalist Christine Toomey investigates. From Nepal to California, she encounters unforgettable nuns who reveal the blessings—and perils—of carrying a 2,500-year tradition into the twenty-first century. Often denied equal status with monks, they are nonetheless devoted—to their faith, and to change.

The Buddha s Return

The Buddha s Return
Author: Gaito Gazdanov
Publsiher: Pushkin Press
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1782271104
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha s Return Book Excerpt:

A millionaire is killed. A golden statuette of a Buddha goes missing. A penniless student, who is afflicted by dream-like fits, is arrested and accused of murder. Slipping between the menacing dream world of the student's fevered imagination, and the dark back alleys of the Paris underworld, The Buddha's Return is part detective novel, part philosophical thriller, and part love story.In typically crisp, unfussy prose, Gazdanov's delicately balanced novel is an irresistibly hypnotic masterpiece from one of Russia's most talented émigré writers. Gaito Gazdanov (1903-1971) joined the White Army aged just sixteen and fought in the Russian Civil War. Exiled in Paris from the 1920s onwards, he eventually became a nocturnal taxi-driver and quickly gained prominence on the literary scene as a novelist, essayist, critic and short-story writer, and was greatly admired by Maxim Gorky, among others. His 1949 novel The Spectre of Alexander Wolf was published by Pushkin Press to great acclaim in 2013.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Malcolm David Eckel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780195219074
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Book Excerpt:

Offers an introduction to Buddhism, covering origins, the religion's spread across Asia, theological beliefs, sacred persons, rituals, death and the afterlife, and Buddhism's role in society.

Buddhaghosa s Parables with an Introduction Containing Buddha s Dhammapada Or Path of Virtue Translated from Pali

Buddhaghosa s Parables   with an Introduction  Containing Buddha s Dhammapada  Or  Path of Virtue   Translated from Pali
Author: Buddhaghosa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhaghosa s Parables with an Introduction Containing Buddha s Dhammapada Or Path of Virtue Translated from Pali Book Excerpt:

Larson Duke of Mongolia

Larson   Duke of Mongolia
Author: Frans Larson
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 1447485416
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Larson Duke of Mongolia Book Excerpt:

Frans August Larson was a Swedish missionary to Mongolia, this is the account of his travels around central Asia. Larson would go on to become a trusted diplomat well versed in the politics and tribal functions common on the border of China and Mongolia. An absorbing account of a young man's travels in this unknown land. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Buddha s Child

Buddha s Child
Author: Nguyen Cao Ky
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-12-24
ISBN: 1466860855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddha s Child Book Excerpt:

The history of the Vietnam War has rarely been told from the Vietnamese perspective-and never by a leader of that country. In Buddha's Child, Nguyen Cao Ky reveals the remarkable story of his tumultuous tenure as Premier of South Vietnam, and offers unprecedented insight into the war's beginning, escalation, and heartbreaking end. A thirty-four year old pilot and Air Force commander, known for his fighter-pilot's moustache, flowing lavender scarf and his reputation as a ladies' man, Ky in 1965 agreed to lead South Vietnam after a series of coups had dangerously destabilized the nation. Ky's task was to unite a country riven by political, ethnic, and religious factions and undermined by corruption. With little experience in governing and none in international affairs, and while continuing to fly combat missions over Vietnam, Ky plunged into a war to save his homeland. He served as premier until 1967, continued to be active in the war after his resignation, and finally left Vietnam in 1975 during the fall of Saigon. Buddha's Child offers Ky's perspective on the crucial events and memorable images of the Vietnam War: the coup against and execution of President Diem; the self-immolation by the Buddhist monk, and the radical Buddhists' attempt to topple Ky's government; the bloody and pivotal Tet Offensive; the shooting of a Vietcong prisoner, captured in one of the war's most notorious photographs; the Paris Peace talks that sold out South Vietnam; and the last, desperate days of Saigon. In frank language, Ky discusses his own successes and failures as a leader and dramatically relates the progress of the war as it unfolded on the ground and behind the scenes-including anecdotes about Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, William Westmoreland, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Colby, Henry Kissinger, and many others. Buddha's Child is a revelatory, fascinating account of a nation at war by a most unusual man.

The History of Mongolia 3 Vols

The History of Mongolia  3 Vols
Author: David Sneath,Christopher Kaplonski
Publsiher: Global Oriental
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN: 9004216359
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Mongolia 3 Vols Book Excerpt:

This is the first work in English to bring together significant articles in Mongolian studies in one place, which will be widely welcomed by scholars and researchers in this field.A significant aspect of this work is the emphasis on source materials, including some translated from Mongolian and other languages for the first time.

Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism

Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism
Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2009-11-15
ISBN: 0226493237
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism Book Excerpt:

Over the past century, Buddhism has come to be seen as a world religion, exceeding Christianity in longevity and, according to many, philosophical wisdom. Buddhism has also increasingly been described as strongly ethical, devoted to nonviolence, and dedicated to bringing an end to human suffering. And because it places such a strong emphasis on rational analysis, Buddhism is considered more compatible with science than the other great religions. As such, Buddhism has been embraced in the West, both as an alternative religion and as an alternative to religion. This volume provides a unique introduction to Buddhism by examining categories essential for a nuanced understanding of its traditions. Each of the fifteen essays here shows students how a fundamental term—from art to word—illuminates the practice of Buddhism, both in traditional Buddhist societies and in the realms of modernity. Apart from Buddha, the list of terms in this collection deliberately includes none that are intrinsic to the religion. Instead, the contributors explore terms that are important for many fields and that invite interdisciplinary reflection. Through incisive discussions of topics ranging from practice, power, and pedagogy to ritual, history, sex, and death, the authors offer new directions for the understanding of Buddhism, taking constructive and sometimes polemical positions in an effort both to demonstrate the shortcomings of assumptions about the religion and the potential power of revisionary approaches. Following the tradition of Critical Terms for Religious Studies, this volume is not only an invaluable resource for the classroom but one that belongs on the short list of essential books for anyone seriously interested in Buddhism and Asian religions.

Buddhism and American Cinema

Buddhism and American Cinema
Author: John Whalen-Bridge,Gary Storhoff
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN: 1438453515
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism and American Cinema Book Excerpt:

Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films. In 1989, the same year the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a decade-long boom of films dedicated to Buddhist people, history, and culture began. Offering the first scholarly treatment of Buddhism and cinema, the editors advise that there are two kinds of Buddhist film: those that are about Buddhists and those that are not. Focusing on contemporary American offerings, the contributors extend a two-pronged approach, discussing how Buddhism has been captured by directors and presenting Buddhist-oriented critiques of the worlds represented in films that would seem to have no connection with Buddhism. Films discussed range from those set in Tibet, such as Kundun and Lost Horizon, to those set well outside of any Buddhist milieu, such as Groundhog Day and The Matrix. The contributors explain the Buddhist theoretical concepts that emerge in these works, including karma, the bardo, and reincarnation, and consider them in relation to interpretive strategies that include feminism, postcolonialism, and contemplative psychological approaches. John Whalen-Bridge is Associate Professor of English at the National University of Singapore. Gary Storhoff (1947–2011) was Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Stamford and the author of Understanding Charles Johnson. Together they coedited The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature, American Buddhism as a Way of Life and Writing as Enlightenment: Buddhist American Literature into the Twenty-first Century, all also published by SUNY Press.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Hillary Rodrigues
Publsiher: ROBINEST
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 1777243041
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Book Excerpt:

An introduction to Buddhism, covering its History, Beliefs, Structure, and Practices. Richly illustrated with colourful photos, illustrations, maps and charts, as well as audio files and a selection of relevant ancient texts. This eBOOK provides a solid jargon-free introduction to Buddhism for college-level classes or for any reader seeking a neutral presentation of Buddhism by an author who has taught extensively in the field for over three decades.