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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009, 10:35:16 pm »
The Nibbana Sermons by Bhikkhu Nanananda

The Life Of The Buddha According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Nanamoli

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2009, 02:16:30 pm »
Today i got the Shobogenzo (4 volumes...#3 on back order tho) arrived via Fed-Ex a few minutes ago !!!
Yesterday i bought :

Descartes & a bunch of books on Philosophy and Logic (pigged out in Half-Price-Books)

After not reading for a few months i'm ready to go again !

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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2009, 07:09:02 am »
Sogyal Rinpoche's "How to overcome depression".  A good grounding in the basics of mind and every day living and definitely not just for the depressed!
 
and Jon something or other's "Men who stare at Goats"
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2009, 12:32:13 pm »
I would like some good commentary on the 37 practices of a bodhisattva.  I just found this.  Any thoughts on this particular book if you've read it, or recommendations for others would be appreciated.

 :namaste:

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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2009, 11:06:58 am »
I'm reading Thich Nhat Hanh's "No Death, No Fear"

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"The True Believer" by Eric Hoffer

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2009, 12:07:10 pm »
"The Buddha and His Teachings" by Narada that David suggested in the "ONE book" thread.
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2009, 01:16:09 pm »
The Lankavatara Sutra and its slow going :) i have only gotten thru the intro and about half the first chapter but so far have gotten more than i could possibly express verbally from it. if you have a little grounding in the basics its really worth the effort. Suzukis intro includes a basic recap of mahayana buddhism, so you dont need to be much of a scholar to get benefit from it.

http://lirs.ru/do/lanka_eng/lanka-nondiacritical.htm

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2009, 05:20:51 pm »
Buddhist -- The Way It Is, Ajahn Sumedho (next up is Lovingkindness, Sharon Salzberg)

Non-Buddhist -- Plum Island, Nelson DeMille
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement." -- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2009, 05:32:17 pm »
It's Up To You - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2009, 05:24:03 am »
Thoreau's "Walden." Never read it before, only heard about it and him. So far, much of what I'm able to decipher mirrors my own thoughts about not believing and doing things just because "that's the way they've always been done," always feeling the need to be working on things and be "productive" and "successful," and find one's happiness in things and the constant acquisition of new things. Thoreau does seem so far to be a little cynical, though, and some statements are broad generalizations. But I got a long way to go before I can form a real opinion. 

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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2009, 11:50:42 am »
Thoreau's "Walden." Never read it before, only heard about it and him. So far, much of what I'm able to decipher mirrors my own thoughts about not believing and doing things just because "that's the way they've always been done," always feeling the need to be working on things and be "productive" and "successful," and find one's happiness in things and the constant acquisition of new things. Thoreau does seem so far to be a little cynical, though, and some statements are broad generalizations. But I got a long way to go before I can form a real opinion. 

Read it a long time ago, wrote a lot about it.  Very interesting text, I might have some to say about it, but I'll wait till you're done with it... :)
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2009, 12:10:57 pm »
It's Up To You - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

OC:  How are you liking Kongtrul Rinpoche's book?

Out here in CO Rinpoche has a kind of "Rock Star" status.  He's a very popular and highly respected.  I know a couple of his students and they adore him and his teaching.  His Mangla Shri Bhuti center is about an hour from where I'm sitting.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2009, 12:28:56 pm »
It's Up To You - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

OC:  How are you liking Kongtrul Rinpoche's book?

Out here in CO Rinpoche has a kind of "Rock Star" status.  He's a very popular and highly respected.  I know a couple of his students and they adore him and his teaching.  His Mangla Shri Bhuti center is about an hour from where I'm sitting.

His book so far is very simple but very deep.  I think I adore him too. 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2009, 01:36:34 pm »
It's Up To You - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche


OC:  How are you liking Kongtrul Rinpoche's book?

Out here in CO Rinpoche has a kind of "Rock Star" status.  He's a very popular and highly respected.  I know a couple of his students and they adore him and his teaching.  His Mangla Shri Bhuti center is about an hour from where I'm sitting.


His book so far is very simple but very deep.  I think I adore him too. 


Dzigar Kongtrul is as good as it gets. 

If you want more there's an archive of his recorded teahings on the Mangla Shri Bhuti site:

http://www.mangalashribhuti.org/html/listen/index.html


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2009, 05:15:20 pm »
I think I adore him too. 
That makes sense.  :teehee:

 


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