The Buddha in Your Mirror

Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self

Author: Woody Hochswender,Greg Martin,Ted Morino

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 1938252012

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one’s health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.

The Buddha in Your Mirror

Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self

Author: Woody Hochswender,Greg Martin,Ted Morino

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 0967469783

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one’s health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.

The Buddha in Your Mirror

Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self

Author: Woody Hochswender,Greg Martin,Ted Morino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967469713

Category: Religion

Page: 227

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An introduction to Nichiren Buddhism--based on the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin, a thirteenth-century Japanese reformer who advocated an accessible daily practice of Buddhism for the common man--addresses such issues as happiness, relationships, health, aging, and dying.

The Buddha in Me, The Buddha in You

A Handbook for Happiness

Author: David Hare

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473528208

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Do you want to be happier? Find inner calm? Enjoy a rich and rewarding life? Here's how... The Buddha in Me, the Buddha in You combines the tried-and-tested wisdom of Nichiren Buddhism with the best of popular psychology and personal development, making this a brilliant guide to how life works, and how to get the most from it. Nichiren Buddhism differs from other Buddhist schools in its focus on the here-and-now, and places great importance on individual growth as the starting point for a better world. This, combined with powerful techniques such as NLP, mindfulness, journalling and coaching, makes The Buddha in Me, the Buddha in You the quintessential handbook for happiness. 'Buddha' simply means someone who is awakened - yet while Nichiren Buddhists will find fascinating insights into their practice, there is no need to follow a spiritual path to benefit from this book. Through his experience as an internationally acclaimed life coach and practising Buddhist, author David Hare shows us how to wake up to our own potential and that of those around us – to discover everyday enlightenment.

The Buddha In Daily Life

An Introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin

Author: Richard Causton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446489191

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism encourages the belief that, through its faith and practices, spiritual and material blessings and benefits can be available to everyone in this life. Needs can be met, and success achieved, not merely for oneself but for others (and the world) through dedication to the Lotus Sutra, a central teaching of Buddhism. It combines these personal objectives with the commitment to world peace, ecology and the easing of suffering, especially, AIDS. Attracting such well known followers as Jeff Banks, Sandie Shaw, Tina Turner and Roberto Baggio, Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism is rooted in a Buddhist tradition going back to the teachings of Nichiren in the 13th century, and is part of an international movement based in Japan.

Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459624157

Category:

Page: 348

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Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom--are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

The Buddha Next Door

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories

Author: Zan Gaudioso

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 0977924513

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Through personal experiences, this anthology illuminates how the practice of Nichiren Buddhism has changed people’s lives for the better. These first-person narratives—representing people from all across the country of various ages and ethnic backgrounds—examine the challenges of daily life associated with health, relationships, career, and aging, and the ensuing experiences of hope, success, inspiration, and personal enlightenment that come about as a result of living as Nichiren Buddhists.

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972326759

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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With brief, easily absorbed wisdom from the precepts of Nichiren, a 13th-century Buddhist priest, this collection of day-to-day musings can be enjoyed by casual readers and devoted followers alike. Covering a wide span of topics—from life and death to courage and winning—the practical information and encouragement are ideal for those seeking to find a deeper understanding of this ancient philosophy.

The Reluctant Buddhist

Author: William Woollard

Publisher: Grosvenor House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781906210359

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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This book is about Buddhism, and the pursuit of happiness. The author takes us on an intensely personal journey into the practice of Nichiren Buddhism, which has now been embraced by many millions of people around the world. It is not in any way about a remote, abstract, inaccessible, philosophy. It is about Buddhism in daily life; about learning in a wholly practical way, how to build a better and happier life for yourself, and for those whom your life touches, no matter what the circumstances. You don't have to conform to a specific lifestyle. You don't have to be especially knowledgeable or dedicated or indeed religious in any way. Nichiren Buddhism teaches the extraordinary truth that happiness is not a matter of chance or accident, but essentially, a matter of choice, and that we can all learn how to make that choice.

The Heart of the Lotus Sutra

Lectures on the "Expedient Means" and "Life Span" Chapters

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 1938252497

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The Lotus Sutra has been regarded for centuries as one of the most important teachings in Mahayana Buddhism. This book goes beyond theory to show how to bring these teachings into practice in daily life. Containing profound truths for all people from every culture, it reveals the secret for attaining happiness for both oneself and others through the process of self-reformation. Based on the teachings of Nichiren, a 13th-century Buddhist teacher and reformer, the scriptures of the Lotus Sutra show how every person can attain Buddhahood.

Waking the Buddha

How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion

Author: Clark Strand

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 1938252527

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Or has Buddhism become too detached, so still and quiet that the Buddha has fallen asleep? Waking the Buddha tells the story of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest, most dynamic Buddhist movement in the world today—and one that is waking up and shaking up Buddhism so it can truly work in ordinary people’s lives. Drawing on his long personal experience as a Buddhist teacher, journalist, and editor, Clark Strand offers broad insight into how and why the Soka Gakkai, with its commitment to social justice and its egalitarian approach, has become a role model, not only for other schools of Buddhism, but for other religions as well. Readers will be inspired by the struggles and triumphs of the Soka Gakkai’s three founding presidents—individuals who staked their lives on the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and the extraordinary power of those teachings to help people become happy.

The Way of Youth

Buddhist Common Sense for Handling Life's Questions

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 1938252071

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Daisaku Ikeda, who offers spiritual leadership to 12 million Soka Gakkai Buddhists throughout the world, responds to the complicated issues facing American young people in a straightforward question-and-answer format. He addresses topics that include building individual character, the purpose of hard work and perseverance, family and relationships, tolerance, and preservation of the environment. Written from a Buddhist perspective, this collection of answers to life’s questions offers timeless wisdom to people of all faiths.

The Buddha in Your Rearview Mirror

A Guide to Practicing Buddhism in Modern Life

Author: Woody Hochswender

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584795520

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This book is a sophisticated but accessible introduction to Buddhism, as well as an in-depth study of Buddhism in the Samurai period. Hochswender again focuses on the philosophy of Nichiren and applies its principles to everyday issues ranging from health to careers to family problems.

The Buddha in Your Mirror

Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self

Author: Woody Morino,Greg Martin Hochswender,Ted

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781525273025

Category:

Page: 240

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While the notion that ''happiness can found within oneself'' has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one's health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.

Your Path to Unshakeable Happiness

Practical Modern Day Buddhism

Author: Margaret Blaine,Arden Munkres

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781477651148

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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What if you knew that the path to happiness was your birthright and given the right set of tools you could be happy most of the time even when life is most challenging? How would your life be different or better? What pain would you let go? Of course most of us want to be happier, but how? In this book, Margaret Blaine, author and teacher of Nichiren Buddhism, provides a very clear guide to happiness regardless of your circumstances. Nichiren Buddhism s is a form of modern Buddhism uniquely geared to the 21st century. Through a story of real world people with real struggles you'll see how Buddhist philosophy and practices can help you get unstuck and provide you with an opportunity to become happier. Discover: •How to get unstuck and move your life forward •Specific tools and techniques anyone can use to become happier •How to quiet your mind even when the world around you is chaotic •How to successfully negotiate transitions with grace •A 90-day practice challenge; prepare to be surprised and fascinated by what happens in your life! •Discussions of Buddhist philosophy and how it provides answers for our modern lives •How to experience moments of enlightenment From making transitions like changing a job or losing a loved one, to handling difficult situations or internal struggles, to just wanting to be happier everyday this book provides the tools, techniques, and philosophies to put you on the path to happiness. You might be asking yourself if all this is even possible. The answer is simple: Find out for yourself what some 12 million practitioners of modern Buddhism have come to know. Order a copy of "Your Path to Unshakeable Happiness" today; it might just become one of your favorite spiritual self-help books.

The Buddha, Geoff and Me

A Modern Story

Author: Edward Canfor-Dumas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446447812

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ed is having a hard time - at work, in his love life and, well, generally. Then he meets an unlikely Buddhist - who drinks and smokes and talks his kind of language. Bit by bit, things begin to change... Ed doesn't always take Geoff's advice. Or, when he does he lapses at the crucial moment. His path to understanding is not a straight one, especially as life keeps throwing more and more 'stuff' at him. Often he fails - like most of us, in fact. But sometimes he manages to get it right. And when he does, surprising things begin to happen ... In The Buddha, Geoff and Me Edward Canfor-Dumas brings all his skills to bear in an absorbing story of everyday city life, where the characters stand out with all their human strengths and weaknesses, and the ending brings Ed - and perhaps all of us? - a hope we didn't necessarily expect. The Buddha, Geoff and Me - for anyone who's ever begun to wonder what the whole damn thing is all about ...

What Would Buddha Do at Work?

101 Answers to Workplace Dilemmas

Author: Franz Metcalf,Barbara J. Gallagher Hateley

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781569753002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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Shares strategies for success in business and personal life, discussing how to incorporate Buddhist insights into making career choices, solving problems, interacting with others, and dealing with organizational concerns.

Why Buddhism is True

The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Author: Robert Wright

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439195471

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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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.

Being Buddha at Work

108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, Money, and Success

Author: Franz Metcalf,BJ Gallagher

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609942949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Buddhism has for thousands of years provided a spiritual foundation for the daily lives of millions of people around the world. But does Buddhism have anything to offer us—Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike—in today’s world of work? Metcalf and Gallagher think it does. Spiritual wisdom, Western or Eastern, inspires and instructs us in living a good life. And that’s just as true at work as at home. Buddha mind—a source of calm, compassion, and insight—exists within each of us, not just the historical Buddha. Being Buddha at Work shows how to embody that mind in the stress and clamor of the workplace—how to tap into the Buddha consciousness so we can relieve daily tensions and greet challenges with awareness, equanimity, and good humor. The book is divided into three sections. The first, “Becoming a Mindful Worker,” covers Buddha’s wisdom for our own work; the second, “Cultivating Mindful Work Relationships,” focuses on how to work with other people; the third, “Creating a Mindful Workplace,” deals with broader organizational topics. There is wisdom here for everyone—from frontline workers and team members, to supervisors and managers, to top executives and organizational leaders.