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"Many of us, even on our happiest days, struggle to quiet the constant buzz of anxiety in the background of our minds. All kinds of worries -- worries about losing people and things, worries about how we seem to others-keep us from peace of mind. Distracted or misled by our preoccupations, misconceptions, and, most of all, our obsession with ourselves, we do not see the world clearly--we do not see the world as it really is. In our search for happiness and the good life, this is the main problem. But luckily there is a solution, and on the path to understanding it, we can make use of the rich and varied teachings that have developed over centuries of Buddhist thought. This book explores the central elements of centuries of Buddhist philosophy and practice, explaining how they can improve life and teach how to live without fear. Mining important texts and lessons for practical guidance, it provides a guide to the very practical goals that underpin Buddhist philosophy. After laying out the basic ideas, the text walks readers through a wide range of techniques and practices we can adopt to mend ingrained habits."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 294.3444 BOM 2020 (Text) 33892100735530 Adult New Books Book None 05/04/2021 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780190092559
  • ISBN: 9780190887520
  • ISBN: 0190887508
  • ISBN: 9780190887506
  • Physical Description: xviii, 298 pages ; 19 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The problem -- The solution -- The buddha -- Buddhism and reason -- Basic philosophical questions -- Heaps and hurricanes -- Emptiness -- Who do you think you are? -- Nothing is forever -- Buddhist psychology -- Rebirth and redeath -- Karma -- The two truths -- Living selflessly -- Enlightenment -- Philosophy as practice -- Varieties of Buddhist practice -- A few grains of salt -- Getting ready -- Relics and veneration -- Solitude and meditation -- Mindfullness of breathing -- Mindfullness of death -- Flesh and bones -- Developing awareness -- Kindness and joy -- Exchanging self and other -- Sending and receiving -- Patience -- Gifts and offering -- Reading, writing, and reciting -- Sacred speech -- Clearing your mind -- Getting over yourself.
Summary, etc.: "Many of us, even on our happiest days, struggle to quiet the constant buzz of anxiety in the background of our minds. All kinds of worries -- worries about losing people and things, worries about how we seem to others-keep us from peace of mind. Distracted or misled by our preoccupations, misconceptions, and, most of all, our obsession with ourselves, we do not see the world clearly--we do not see the world as it really is. In our search for happiness and the good life, this is the main problem. But luckily there is a solution, and on the path to understanding it, we can make use of the rich and varied teachings that have developed over centuries of Buddhist thought. This book explores the central elements of centuries of Buddhist philosophy and practice, explaining how they can improve life and teach how to live without fear. Mining important texts and lessons for practical guidance, it provides a guide to the very practical goals that underpin Buddhist philosophy. After laying out the basic ideas, the text walks readers through a wide range of techniques and practices we can adopt to mend ingrained habits."
Subject: PHILOSOPHY / General
Buddhist philosophy
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