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Secular Buddhism : imagining the Dharma in an uncertain world
Batchelor, Stephen
New Haven, CT. : Yale University Press, [2017]
As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. However, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, schools, and the workplace. 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, he explores the complex implications of Buddhism's secularization. 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.
Baker Berry BQ4132 .B38 2017

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Powers, John, 1957-
Ithaca, N.Y. : Snow Lion Publications, 2007
The Indian background -- Buddhism in India -- Some important Buddhist doctrines -- Meditation -- Mahayana -- Tibetan history and culture -- Tibetan religious history -- The twentieth century -- Festivals and holy days -- Geography and architecture -- Tibetan Buddhist doctrines and practices -- Tantra -- Death and dying in Tibetan Buddhism -- The schools of Tibetan Buddhism -- The four schools -- Nyingma -- Kagyu -- Sakya -- Geluk -- Bon: A heterodox system.
Baker Berry BQ7604 .P69 2007

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