In July 2013, multiple bombs exploded in Bodh Gaya, India, in and around the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Mahabodhi temple that marks the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. In response, Shambhala Publications offers this free eBook consisting of excerpts from some of our books from a variety of Buddhist traditions that encapsulate values of love and nonviolence, which we can all practice ourselves. A chapter from the Karmapa points out the toxicity and uselessness of anger, from a basic, interpersonal level to the wider society at large. In I Take Up the Way of Letting Go of Anger, Zen teacher Diane Eshin Rizzetto helps us look at how we relate to an emotion like anger and, rather than suppress it, she marks a clear pathway we can follow to awaken in its presence and...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, New Age, Self-Help & Counselling
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2018 onward
Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, New Age
Size: 86 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 December 2018 onward
Whether you are interested in learning about Buddhism or looking to make changes in your life, Buddhism for Beginners has you covered. Written in a style that is simple and engaging, it explores the history of Buddhism, its philosophies, and its relevance in today’s society. The book provides numerous meditative exercises that will allow you to experience the wondrous teachings of this ancient wisdom. Inside you will read about...✓ A Brief History of Buddhism✓ The Spread of Buddhism✓ The Servant or the Master: Which One are You?✓ Self-Identification with the Mind and Body✓ Meditation✓ The Presence of Mindfulness✓ The Principle of Karma✓ Dualistic versus Non-Dualistic Perspectives✓ The Principle of Non-Substantiality✓ One’s Life and the Environment✓ Sentient and No...
Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Alternative Medicine
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 December 2018 onward
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat encourages you to enjoy quiet, gather your wits about you, delight in nature, nourish yourself, focus your attention, love the world you inhabit, clarify your spiritual intentions, and deepen your connection with the whole of you. It is a simple one hour practice that requires no special belief, training, or particular religious affiliation. The simple act of being intimate with your world in a quiet way can not only refresh your body, spirit and mind, it can lead to deep wisdom, loving kindness, peace, and tender intimacy.
Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2018 onward
This book describes the basic principles of Buddhism. Much has been written about Buddhism and how to practice it. Readers will have no difficulty finding hundreds of books on the topic. This book simply focuses on the essence of Buddhism, as expressed in the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path.
Buddhism is not a religion as such; it does not propose an external God. It does not seek to replace a persons existing religious beliefs, only to supplement them. The Buddha, in all likelihood, would rather his followers describe themselves simply as Followers of The Way.
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 November 2018 onward