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The Book Of Joy - Lasting Happiness In A Changing World (Hardcover): Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu The Book Of Joy - Lasting Happiness In A Changing World (Hardcover)
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R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.

In Love with the World (Hardcover): Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche In Love with the World (Hardcover)
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche; Foreword by Mark Williams; As told to Helen Tworkov 1
R340 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R49 (14%) In stock

A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained as a result.

'One of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I’ve ever read – thoroughly engaging, so clear, so honest, so courageous and full of wisdom.' George Saunders, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo

'This book makes me think enlightenment is possible and necessary.' Russell Brand

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s experience begins the night he has chosen to embark on a four-year wandering retreat, slipping past the monastery gates. Alone for the first time in his life, he sets out into the unknown. His initial motivation is to step away from his life of privilege and to explore the deepest, most hidden aspects of his being, but what he discovers throughout his retreat – about himself and about the world around us – comes to define his meditation practice and teaching.

Just three weeks into his retreat, Rinpoche becomes deathly ill and his journey begins in earnest through this near-death experience. Moving, beautiful and suffused with local colour, In Love with the World is the story of two different kinds of death: that of the body and that of the ego, and how we can bridge these two experiences to live a better and more fulfilling life. Rinpoche’s skilful and intimate account of his search for the self is a demonstration of how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living.

'n Stil gemoed - 'n Inleiding tot die Boeddhisme meditasie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rob Naim 'n Stil gemoed - 'n Inleiding tot die Boeddhisme meditasie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rob Naim; Translated by Karel Schoeman
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

地 Stil gemoed verskyn oorspronklik in 1993 in Engels onder die titel Tranquil Mind. Die eerste Afrikaanse uitgawe verskyn in 1997, en die tyd is dus ryp vir 地 heruitgawe. 地 Stil gemoed is 地 eenvoudige inleiding tot die Boeddhisme en meditasie. Die Boeddhisme is wesenlik 地 aantal metodes om met die verstand en gemoed om te gaan. As ons hierdie metodes verstaan en op ons lewens toepas, sal hulle ons inherente vermoe om innerlike vrede, erbarming en wysheid te ervaar laat ontplooi deur die potensiaal van ons gees te ontwikkel. Mediteerders in die Weste ervaar unieke probleme as gevolg van hul kulturele, sosiale en sielkundige agtergrond. Aan die hand van sy uitgebreide akademiese en praktiese ervaring stel die skrywer van hierdie inleiding die onderwerp bekend op 地 manier wat met die invloede rekening hou.

Tibetan Yoga - Principles and Practices (Hardcover): Ian A. Baker Tibetan Yoga - Principles and Practices (Hardcover)
Ian A. Baker
R806 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R198 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tibetan yoga is the hidden treasure at the heart of the Tibetan Tantric Buddhist tradition: a spiritual and physical practice in pursuit of an expanded experience of the human body and its energetic and cognitive potential. Ian A. Baker progressively introduces the core principles and practices of Tibetan yoga in this pioneering overview. In addition to meditations, visualizations and practices for the breath and body, these include elements rather less familiar to yoga initiates in the West, including sexual yoga; dream yoga or lucid dreaming; and yoga practices enhanced by psychoactive plant or mineral substances. Baker draws on contemporary scientific research and contemplative and humanitarian traditions to enable the reader to understand these practices. The book includes ethnographic photography and works of Himalayan art that have never been published before, as well as illustrations of yogic practice and theory from historical books of instruction.

Why Buddhism Is True - The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Paperback, UK Edition): Robert Wright Why Buddhism Is True - The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Paperback, UK Edition)
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R328 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R101 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From one of America's most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer-and the reason we make other people suffer-is that we don't see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this "sublime" (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life-how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world's most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is "provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding" (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

The Book of Joy. The Sunday Times Bestseller (Paperback): Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu The Book of Joy. The Sunday Times Bestseller (Paperback)
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R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'The ultimate source of happiness is within us.' DALAI LAMA 'We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested.' DESMOND TUTU Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama have been friends for many, many years. Between them, they have endured exile, violence and oppression. And in the face of these hardships, they have continued to radiate compassion, humour and above all, joy. To celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala. The two men spent a week discussing a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of suffering? This book is a gift from two of the most important spiritual figures of our time. Full of love, warmth and hope, The Book of Joy offers us the chance to experience their journey from first embrace to final goodbye.

Running Toward Mystery - The Adventure of an Unconventional Life (Hardcover): Tenzin Priyadarshi, Zara Houshmand Running Toward Mystery - The Adventure of an Unconventional Life (Hardcover)
Tenzin Priyadarshi, Zara Houshmand
R714 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R165 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dalai Lama: An Appeal to the World - The Way to Peace in a Time of Division (Hardcover): Dalai Lama XIV Dalai Lama: An Appeal to the World - The Way to Peace in a Time of Division (Hardcover)
Dalai Lama XIV
R305 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R82 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion – values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world.

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

‘I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends not on religion, but on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion and caring for others’

In this urgent ‘appeal to the world’, His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses our time of division, calling on us to draw upon the innate goodness of our shared humanity to overcome the rancour, mistrust, and divisiveness that threaten world peace and sustainability.

Working with trusted collaborator Franz Alt, the Dalai Lama calls on the better angels of our nature to tackle a wide range of contemporary issues, from war, violence and intolerance to climate change, global hunger and materialism. Applying the techniques and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism – from listening and contemplation to meditation and nonviolence – His Holiness provides a roadmap forward.

Brief yet profound, An Appeal to the World is an inspiring message of love and optimism that can truly change the world.

Finding Your Seat - A Zen Handbook (Paperback): Amala Wrightson, Kathryn Argetsinger Finding Your Seat - A Zen Handbook (Paperback)
Amala Wrightson, Kathryn Argetsinger; Contributions by Richard Von Sturmer
R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Dalai Lama - The Definitive Biography (Paperback): Alexander Norman The Dalai Lama - The Definitive Biography (Paperback)
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R320 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R91 (28%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The definitive biography One of the best-known and respected public figures of modern times, The Dalai Lama's message of peace and compassion resonates with people of all faiths and none. And yet, for all his worldwide fame, he remains personally elusive.

Alexander Norman, acclaimed Oxford-trained scholar of the history of Tibet and the Dalai Lamas, draws on his thirty years of special access to His Holiness to deliver the definitive biography - unique, revelatory, controversial. Norman gives unparalled insights into the Dalai Lama's life, from being chosen as a young boy, his exile from Tibet and his involvement in political negotiations, to the present day. He confronts a dark history, revealing the spiritual and political leader as never seen before.

Mountains and Rivers Sutra - Teachings by Norman Fischer / A Weekly Practice Guide (Paperback): Zoketsu Norman Fischer Mountains and Rivers Sutra - Teachings by Norman Fischer / A Weekly Practice Guide (Paperback)
Zoketsu Norman Fischer; Edited by Kuya Nora Minogue
R623 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R115 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Paperback, 2nd edition): Pema Chodron When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Pema Chodron
R303 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R82 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Still appearing on the Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists, this invaluable guide to finding happiness in difficult times is now available in massmarket for the first time. Pema Chodron reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances. Pema Chodron teaches that there is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it -- ironically, while we are caught up in attempt to escape pain and suffering. This accessible guide to compassionate living shows us how we can use painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion and courage, ways of communication that lead to openness and true intimacy with others, practices for reversing our negative habitual patterns, methods for working with chaotic situations and ways to cultivate compassionate, energetic social action for anyone -- whether they have a spiritual path or not. Her heartfelt advice and wisdom (developed in her 20 years of practice as a Tibetan Buddhist nun as well as her years previously as a normal 'housewife and mother') give her a wide appeal. This advice strikes just the right note, offering us comfort and challenging us to live deeply and contribute to creating a more loving world.

The Way Out Is In:  Deluxe Journal - The Zen Calligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh (Record book): Thich Nhat Hanh The Way Out Is In: Deluxe Journal - The Zen Calligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh (Record book)
Thich Nhat Hanh
R339 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An exquisitely crafted journal, with lined and patterned pages, which contains over a dozen calligraphies and quotations that celebrate the fine penmanship and inspirational teachings of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.

The Tibetan Art of Healing (Paperback): Ian A. Baker The Tibetan Art of Healing (Paperback)
Ian A. Baker; Illustrated by Romio Shrestha
R656 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R151 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is based on a revered collection, long ago considered lost, of three-hundred-year-old Tibetan thangkas: elaborate paintings that portray a philosophy of healing based on Buddhist beliefs, Ayurvedic practices and ancient shamanic traditions. Rendered by Tibet's foremost traditional artist, Romio Shrestha, using the age-old techniques of painting with rich materials such as gold and lapis lazuli, these breathtaking works reward the minutest contemplation. The Tibetan Art of Healing is also a practical guide to our search for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. With insights into such 'contemporary' ailments as stress, allergies and heart disease, and chapters devoted to aspects of sexual alchemy, rejuvenation and Tantric yoga, this wide-ranging study is an unprecendented journey into health and transformation, an astonishing volume as timely and revolutionary as it is sumptuous and exuberant.

Making Sense of Buddhist Art & Architecture (Paperback): James McRae, Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky Making Sense of Buddhist Art & Architecture (Paperback)
James McRae, Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky
R321 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R59 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Making Sense of Buddhist Art & Architecture is designed to equip the cultural tourist and art student with the means to interpret each painting, building, or artifact in terms of the iconography and symbolism of the Buddhist religion. With reference to 100 clearly illustrated and diverse historical works, readers will learn to identify the telling details that mean so much to Buddhist devotees. The book's layout is both visually striking and accessible. Each double-page spread features a full-page colour photograph of either a detail of the work or its context, depending on the subject, with a second photograph chosen to illustrate important aspects of the work. Alongside is a detailed exposition of the work's significance in Buddhist art history and philosophy, with key historical facts about the work, including where it may be seen today. By tracing the paths between Buddhist belief and artistic intention, Making Sense of Buddhist Art & Architecture deepens understanding not only of Buddhist art and architecture but also of Buddhism itself.

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World (Paperback): Howard C. Cutler, Dalai Lama XIV The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World (Paperback)
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R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Following on from the internationally bestselling The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler bring us the inspiring The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World. This inspirational book brings the successful East-meets-West pairing together again to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the fast-paced, unpredictable, stressful and demanding world we all live in today. In this wise, insightful and practical book, the Dalai Lama shows us how to follow the path that will lead us to fulfilment, purpose and happiness, even in our troubled modern times.

How To See (Paperback): Thich Nhat Hanh How To See (Paperback)
Thich Nhat Hanh 1
R110 R87 Discovery Miles 870 Save R23 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Truly see yourself

How to See is about our misperceptions, how we can gain insight and how mindfulness practices can help us see our real selves. Thich Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion and humour in showing us how to achieve an awakened, more relaxed state of self-awareness so we cn understand ourselves and the world around us.

This is a perfect pocket-sized guide to life by the most renowned Zen master in the world, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tibetan Book of the Dead: Robert A. F Thurman Tibetan Book of the Dead
Robert A. F Thurman
R276 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R73 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature (Paperback): Mario Poceski The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature (Paperback)
Mario Poceski
R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature explores the growth, makeup, and transformation of Chan (Zen) Buddhist literature in late medieval China. The volume analyzes the earliest extant records about the life, teachings, and legacy of Mazu Daoyi (709-788), the famous leader of the Hongzhou School and one of the principal figures in Chan history. While some of the texts covered are well-known and form a central part of classical Chan (or more broadly Buddhist) literature in China, others have been largely ignored, forgotten, or glossed over until recently. Poceski presents a range of primary materials important for the historical study of Chan Buddhism, some translated for the first time into English or other Western language. He surveys the distinctive features and contents of particular types of texts, and analyzes the forces, milieus, and concerns that shaped key processes of textual production during this period. Although his main focus is on written sources associated with a celebrated Chan tradition that developed and rose to prominence during the Tang era (618-907), Poceski also explores the Five Dynasties (907-960) and Song (960-1279) periods, when many of the best-known Chan collections were compiled. Exploring the Chan School's creative adaptation of classical literary forms and experimentation with novel narrative styles, The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature traces the creation of several distinctive Chan genres that exerted notable influence on the subsequent development of Buddhism in China and the rest of East Asia.

Taking The Path Of Zen (Paperback): Robert Aitken Taking The Path Of Zen (Paperback)
Robert Aitken
R382 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

There is a fine art to presenting complex ideas with simplicity and insight, in a manner that both guides and inspires. In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity.

The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the center. He discusses correct breathing, posture, routine, teacher-student relations, and koan study, as well as common problems and milestones encountered in the process. Throughout the book the author returns to zazen, offering further advice and more advanced techniques. The orientation extends to various religious attitudes and includes detailed discussions of the Three Treasures and the Ten Precepts of Zen Buddhism.
Taking the Path of Zen will serve as orientation and guide for anyone who is drawn to the ways of Zen, from the simply curious to the serious Zen student.

The Dhammapada (Paperback): Siddhartha Gautama The Dhammapada (Paperback)
Siddhartha Gautama
R210 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Pyrrho's Way - The Ancient Greek Version of Buddhism (Paperback): Douglas C Bates Pyrrho's Way - The Ancient Greek Version of Buddhism (Paperback)
Douglas C Bates
R772 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R143 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Art of Happiness - 10th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 10th Anniversary Edition): Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler The Art of Happiness - 10th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 10th Anniversary Edition)
Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler 1
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness. The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world.

Chinese Religions - Beliefs and Practices (Paperback): Jeaneane D. Fowler Chinese Religions - Beliefs and Practices (Paperback)
Jeaneane D. Fowler
R579 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R105 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together the studies of Jeaneane Fowler in Taoism, Chinese popular religion and the broader canvas of Chinese cosmogony, and those of Merv Fowler in Confucianism, Chan (Zen) Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism. 'Chinese Religions' requires no previous knowledge and thereby serves as an introduction to the religions of China, and places it in the wider context of Chinese history and philosophy. The facets of Chinese religions are as broad, multilayered and varied as the geographical vastness of China itself, yet so many Chinese beliefs have found their way into the West -- the theory of yin and yang, the I Ching, the Tao Te Ching are good examples. One of the greatest characteristics of Chinese religions is that they encompass virtually every avenue of religious thought throughout the long span of Chinese pre-historic and historical pathways.

Buddha is as Buddha Does - The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living (Paperback): Lama Surya Das Buddha is as Buddha Does - The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living (Paperback)
Lama Surya Das
R392 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R32 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the book you now hold, national bestselling author Lama Surya Das offers a thorough map to the richest treasure a human being can find--the Buddha's advice for living to your true potential. Appropriate for new seekers as well as experienced practitioners, and accompanied by lively anecdotes and practical exercises, this is one of the most accessible books to date on the ancient and timeless wisdom of the Buddha. Buddha Is as Buddha Does is for everyone who seeks to become a better person and share in the bounty of true Buddha nature.

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