Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism Grove Press Eastern Philosophy and Literature

Grove Press - This uniquely contemporary guide to understanding the timeless message of buddhism, which the author translated into English, and in particular its relevance in actual human relations, Heidegger's classic 'Being and Time', the oral instructions of living Buddhist masters, was inspired by Shantideva's 'Guide To The Bodhisattva's Way Of Life', and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQuarrie.

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Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

Riverhead Books - Great product! . The concepts and practices of buddhism, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, says Batchelor, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to buddhism for beginners and practitioners alikeIn this simple but important volume, esoteric knowledge of the universe, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all.





After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

Yale University Press - Great product! Yale. This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today’s globalized world. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha’s inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician.

It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha’s vision of human flourishing. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?   Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha’s teachings. A renowned buddhist teacher’s magnum opus, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, based on his fresh reading of the tradition’s earliest texts Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, including those living in predominantly secular societies.

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age - He envisions buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose long survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters. After buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach.

The time has come, contemplative, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.





The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty

Counterpoint - Faith is the condition of ultimate confidence that we have the capacity to follow the path of doubt to its end. But “faith is not equivalent to mere belief. Kierkegaard said that faith without doubt is simply credulity, the will to believe too readily, especially without adequate evidence, and that “in Doubt can Faith begin.

All people involved in spiritual practice, of whatever persuasion, and find a way beyond it to belief, must confront doubt at one time or another, however temporary. As buddhism encounters modernity, it enters a vital new phase of its development. But it is more than an acknowledgement: it includes a yearning to confront an unknown and illuminate it through understanding.

The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty - And courage. In this engaging spiritual memoir, first as a Tibetan Buddhist and then as a Zen practitioner, Stephen Batchelor describes his own training, and his own direct struggles along his path. Great product! He considers buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs.

Yale. It is most uncanny that we are able to ask questions, for to question means to acknowledge that we do not know something. Buddhism has survived for the past 2, 500 years because of its capacity to reinvent itself in accord with the needs of the different Asian societies with which it has creatively interacted throughout its history.





Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil

Riverhead Books - He tells a poetic and provocative tale about living with life's contradictions that will challenge you to live your life as an existence imbued with purpose, freedom, and compassion—rather than habitual self-interest and fear. Yale. Stephen batchelor's seminal work on humanity's struggle between good and evil in the national bestseller Living with the Devil, to the poetry of Baudelaire, and the findings of modern physics and evolutionary biology to examine who we really are, through the writings of Shantideva, Milton, the fiction of Kafka, and Pascal,  Batchelor traces the trajectory from the words of the Buddha and Christ, and to rest in the uncertainty that we may never know.

Great product! Like his previous bestseller, buddhism without Beliefs, Living with the Devil is also an introduction to Buddhism that encourages readers to nourish their "buddha nature" and make peace with the devils that haunt human life.





Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology

University of Chicago Press - Contemporary theology, michael Fishbane asserts, and Jewish theology in particular, now lies fallow, beset by strong critiques from within and without. Sacred attunement is fishbane’s attempt to renew Jewish theology for our time, in the larger context of modern and postmodern challenges to theology and theological thought in the broadest sense.

The first part of the book regrounds theology in this setting and opens up new pathways through nature, art, and the theological dimension as a whole. For jewish reality, a coherent and wide-ranging response in thoroughly modern terms is needed. Great product! Heschel’s god in search of man and the first comprehensive Jewish philosophical theology since Franz Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption, Sacred Attunement is a work of uncommon personal integrity and originality from one of the most distinguished scholars of Judaica in our time.

Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology - Yale. In the second section, fishbane introduces his hermeneutical theology—one grounded in the interpretation of scripture as a distinctly Jewish practice. The third section focuses on modes of self-cultivation for awakening and sustaining a covenant theology. The first full-scale Jewish theology in America since Abraham J.

The final section takes up questions of scripture, despair, authority, belief, and obligation as theological topics in their own right.





Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Spiegel & Grau - Batchelor also reveals the everyday challenges and doubts of his own devotional journey—from meeting the Dalai Lama in India, to training as a Zen monk in Korea, to finding his path as a lay teacher of Buddhism living in France. Both controversial and deeply personal, Stephen Batchelor’s refreshingly doctrine-free, life-informed account is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism.

Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha—told from the author’s unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Yale. Does buddhism require faith? can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion?   This is one man’s confession.

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist - In his classic buddhism without beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Great product! Spiegel Grau. Drawing from the original pali canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha’s death by his followers, Batchelor shows us the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man who looked at life in a radically new way.





Verses from the Center: A Buddhist Vision of the Sublime

Riverhead Books - The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. Yale. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In verses from the center, stephen batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides readers with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.

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Systematic Theology, vol. 2: Existence and the Christ

University of Chicago Press - Used book in Good Condition. This is the quest for the Christ. In this volume, the second of his three-volume reinterpretation of Christian theology, Paul Tillich comes to grips with the central idea of his system—the doctrine of the Christ. Great product! Man's predicament is described as the state of "estrangement" from himself, from his world, and from the divine ground of his self and his world.

Spiegel Grau. This situation drives man to the quest for a new state of things, in which reconciliation and reunion conquer estrangement. Yale.





Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

Yale University Press - However, schools, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the workplace. Ranging widely—from reincarnation, religious belief, and agnosticism to the role of the arts in Buddhist practice—he offers a detailed picture of contemporary Buddhism and its attempt to find a voice in the modern world.

Yale. An essential collection of stephen batchelor’s most probing and important work on secular Buddhism As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. Is it possible to recover from the buddhist teachings a vision of human flourishing that is secular rather than religious without compromising the integrity of the tradition? Is there an ethical framework that can underpin and contextualize these practices in a rapidly changing world?   In this collected volume of Stephen Batchelor’s writings on these themes, the author explores the complex implications of Buddhism’s secularization.

Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World - Spiegel Grau. Used book in Good Condition. Great product! .





Advaita Worldview - God, World and Humanity

Divine Books - The book is thus constructive in two senses, it is theological and largely positive, while still solid scholarship. Questioning Advaitas traditional emphasis on renunciation and world-denial. Used book in Good Condition. Rambachan, who is both scholar and an Advaitin, attends closely to the Upanisads and authentic commentaries of Sankara to challenge the tradition and to reconsider central aspects of its current teachings.

Hinduisms most influential and revered religious tradition. His reconstruction and reinterpretation of Advaita focuses in particular on the nature of Brahman, the status of the world in relation to Brahman, and the meaning and relevance of liberation. Rambachan queries contemporary representations of an impersonal Brahman and the need for popular, hierarchical such as those between a higher para and lower apara brahman, Such distinctions.

Advaita Worldview - God, World and Humanity - Language: englishpages: 258about the BookIn the book, Anantanand rambachan offers a fresh and detailed perspective on Advaita Vedanta. Such a combination, especially done well, is rare. Positing that the world is a celebrative expression of Gods fullness, this book advances Advaita as a uninhibited parth to a liberated life committed to compassion, equality, and justice.

This is a fine introduction to, and argument for a reinterpretation of, Asdait Vedanta by a scholar who is also an Advaitin. Yale. Spiegel Grau.