A Modern Buddhist Bible: Essential Readings from East and West

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Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
Beacon Press, 2002 M11 18 - 308 páginas
The first book to bring together the key texts of modern Buddhism

In the last hundred years, the world, especially the West, has increasingly embraced the teachings of Buddhism. A Modern Buddhist Bible is the first anthology to bring together the writings from Buddhists, both Eastern and Western, that have redefined Buddhism for our era.

Forging a universal doctrine from the divergent traditions of China, Sri Lanka, Japan, Burma, Thailand, and Tibet, the makers of modern Buddhism saw it as a return to the origin, as renowned scholar Donald Lopez shows. Modern Buddhism is for them a homeward journey to the vision of Buddha himself. Putting far more stress on meditation and spirituality than on ritual and relics, it embraces the ordination of women and values of science, social justice, tolerance, and individual freedom.

A Modern Buddhist Bible includes writing by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, T'ai Hsu, Cheng Yen, Shaku Soen, D. T. Suzuki, Alan Watts, Gary Snyder, Shunryu Suzuki, and others who have played a role in the rich and complex movement that fused Eastern insight with Western consciousness.

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This intriguing new work does not, as the title suggests, present canonical texts of ancient Buddhism to modern readers. Rather, Lopez, an academic and author of the superb Prisoners of Shangri-La ... Leer comentario completo

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Introduction
vii
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
1
Sir Edwin Arnold
6
Henry Steel Olcott
15
Paul Carus
24
Shaku Soen
35
Dwight Goddard
49
Anagarika Dharmapala
54
Philip Kapleau
146
William Burroughs
154
Alan Watts
159
Jack Kerouac
172
Ayya Khema
182
Sangharakshita
186
Allen Ginsberg
194
Thich Nhat Hanh
201

Alexandra DavidNeel
59
D T Suzuki
68
W Y EvansWentz
78
Tai Hsu
85
B R Ambedkar
91
Lama Govinda
98
R H Blyth
106
Mahasi Sayadaw
116
Shunryu Suzuki
127
Buddhadasa
138
Gary Snyder
207
Sulak Sivaraksa
211
The Dalai Lama
217
Cheng Yen
227
Frltjof Capra
236
Chogyam Trungpa
244
Glossary
255
Acknowledgments
265
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Donald S. Lopez, Jr. is professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at the University of Michigan. His most recent books are The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to Its History and Teachings and Prisoners of Shangri-La.

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