By Nicolas Zufferey
Un ouvrage très pédagogique sur les divers courants de l. a. pensée chinoise
L’ouvrage, très obtainable au grand public, passe en revue tous les courants de l. a. pensée : Confucianisme, taoïsme, bouddhisme, les Cent Écoles… Il donne des bases et des repères et permet d’établir des liens avec les questions contemporaines que sont les droits de l’homme ou les valeurs asiatiques.
By Jorge Luis Borges, Alicia Jurado
Monograph on Buddhism, accumulated and edited by means of Alicia Jurado from lecture Borges gave on Buddhism.
I don't believe this has noticeable an English translation. I do imagine i've got a few English language Borges that's unusually now not in this website, yet i must run it via something to reduce it. If there's extra curiosity in Spanish-language Borges, depart a be aware. i believe i've got extra that isn't the following (but has noticeable English translation).
You can locate one other lecture through Borges on Buddhism, in addition to an English translation, due to the Southern go Review:
English translation: http://www.southerncrossreview.org/48/borges-buddhism.htm
Spanish unique: http://southerncrossreview.org/48/borges-budismo.htm
By Chogyam Trungpa
According to the seminar "The 3 our bodies of Enlightenment" given in Boulder in 1975. This better half quantity to Glimpses of area is a practitioner's consultant to the trikaya, or the 3 our bodies of enlightenment.
By John Clifford Holt
Spirits of where is an extraordinary and well timed contribution to our figuring out of non secular tradition in Laos and Southeast Asia. commonly studied as part of Thai, Vietnamese, or Khmer background, Laos is still a terra incognita to so much Westerners--and to a few of the humans dwelling all through Asia in addition. John Holt's new e-book brings this interesting state into concentration. With its review of Lao Buddhism and research of ways moving political power--from royalty to democracy to communism--has impacted Lao non secular tradition, the publication bargains an built-in account of the entwined political and spiritual heritage of Laos from the fourteenth century to the modern period. Holt advances the provocative argument that universal Lao wisdom of significant features of Theravada Buddhist suggestion and perform has been seriously conditioned via an indigenous spiritual tradition ruled by means of the veneration of phi, spirits whose powers are suggestion to be triumphant over and inside of particular social and geographical domain names. the long-lasting effect of conventional spirit cults in Lao tradition and society has caused significant adjustments in how the determine of the Buddha and the powers linked to Buddhist temples and reliquaries--indeed how all ritual areas and times--have been understood via the Lao. regardless of full of life makes an attempt via Buddhist royalty, French rationalists, and such a lot lately by means of communist ideologues to cast off the worship of phi, spirit cults haven't been displaced. quite they proceed to persist and express no symptoms of abating. not just have the spirits resisted eradication, yet they've got withstood synthesis, subordination, and transformation by way of Buddhist political and ecclesiastical powers. instead of decrease Buddhist spiritual tradition to a collection of straightforward commonalities, Holt takes a comparative technique, utilizing his approximately thirty years' event with Sri Lanka to clarify what's exact approximately Lao Buddhism.
By Dan Lusthaus
Yogacara Buddhism as a different and demanding university first attracted the
attention of Western students early within the 20th century. The enormity and
complexity of Yogäcära has posed a frightening, yet profitable problem to the
Western students who've tried to take on it.
At the start of the 20th century the various seminal Indian
Yogacara texts have been now not extant of their unique Sanskrit yet basically in
Chinese or Tibetan translations. With intrepid choice, already in the
nineteenth century students comparable to Pelliot, Stein, and Levy, scoured India and
Central Asia looking for historic, forgotten websites and texts, frequently successfully
relying at the travelogue composed through Hsüan -tsang within the 7th centurythe
Hsi yu chi (Record of Western Lands) to find and establish such places.
Propelled through the invention of lengthy misplaced Sanskrit manuscripts (e.g., Sylvain
Levy's discovery in Nepal and next publishing of Asaiiga's
Mahäyänasütralamkära and Sthiramati's remark on Vasubandhu's
Trimsika)' and the huge translation efforts of Louis de los angeles Vallee Poussin
(especially the Ch'eng wei -shih Jun and, from Hsüan - tsang's chinese language rendering,
the similar Abhidharmakoia of Vasubandhu, ahead of the Sanskrit textual content was
rediscovered),2 and attaining a fruits in Etienne Lamotte's French
translation of Asai ga's Mahliysnasamgraha with the commentaries of
Vasubandhu and *AsvabhAva utilizing the chinese language and Tibetan types (the
Sanskrit continues to be lost),' students started making to be had, in Western language
translations, prolonged examples of the YogicAra method with all its categorial
and terminological complexity. This part of Western Yogäcara studies
primarily hired philological and historic methodologies constructed in
European 19th century religious study.
By Gyalo Thondup, Anne F. Thurston
In December 2010 citizens of Kalimpong, a city at the Indian border with Tibet, grew to become out en masse to welcome the Dalai Lama. It was once basically then they learned for the 1st time that the neighbor they knew because the noodle maker of Kalimpong used to be additionally the Dalai Lama’s older brother. The Tibetan non secular chief had come to go to the Gaden Tharpa Choeling monastery and subscribe to his brother for lunch within the relations compound.
Gyalo Thondup has lengthy lived out of the highlight and hidden from view, yet his complete existence has been devoted to the reason for his more youthful brother and Tibet. He served for many years because the Dalai Lama’s certain envoy, the relied on interlocutor among Tibet and international leaders from Chiang Kai-shek to Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaoping. touring the globe and assembly in the back of closed doorways, Thondup has been a tremendous witness to a few of the epochal occasions of the twentieth century. not anyone has a greater take hold of of the continuing nice online game because the divergent pursuits of China, India, Russia and the U.S. proceed to play themselves out over the Tibetan plateau. simply the Dalai Lama himself has performed a extra vital position within the political heritage of recent, tragedy-ridden Tibet. certainly, the Dalai Lama’s dramatic break out from Lhasa to exile in India wouldn't have been attainable with no his brother’s behind-the-scenes help.
Now, including Anne F. Thurston, who co-wrote the foreign top vendor The inner most lifetime of Chairman Mao, Gyalo Thondup is eventually telling his story.
The settings are exotic—the Tibetan province of Amdo the place the 2 brothers spent their early early life; Tibet’s mythical capital of Lhasa; Nanjing, the place Thondup obtained a chinese language schooling; Taiwan, the place he fled whilst he couldn't go back to Tibet; Calcutta, Delhi, and the Himalayan hill cities of India, the place he ultimately made his domestic; Hong Kong, which served as his listening submit for China, and the yank Rockies, the place he despatched younger Tibetan resistance opponents to gain knowledge of clandestinely by means of the CIA.
But Thondup's tale doesn't reiterate the otherworldly, Shangri-La imaginative and prescient of the Land of Snows so usually portrayed within the West. as an alternative, it truly is an intimate, own examine the Dalai Lama and his fast kinfolk and an within view of vicious and occasionally lethal energy struggles in the Potala Palace--that immensely implementing architectural ask yourself that looms over Lhasa and is domestic to either the non secular and secular seats of Tibetan energy.
By Geshe Tashi Tsering
In vacancy, the 5th quantity within the origin of Buddhist concept sequence, Geshe Tashi Tsering presents readers with a very welcoming presentation of the significant philosophical instructing of Mahayana Buddhism. vacancy doesn't suggest a nihilistic worldview, yet really the concept that an enduring entity doesn't exist in any unmarried phenomenon or being. every thing exists interdependently inside an immeasurable volume of factors and prerequisites. An realizing of vacancy permits us to work out the realm as a realm of endless danger, rather than a static process. similar to a desk comprises wood elements, and the wooden is from a tree, and the tree relies on air, water, and soil, so is the realm full of a wondrous interdependence that extends to our personal brain and knowledge. In lucid, available language, Geshe Tashi Tsering publications the reader to a real knowing of this endless chance.