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release date: Oct 16, 2018
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The Little Books on Buddhism (8 Book Series)
From Book 1: The Little Book of Buddhist Meditation is designed to help you establish a regular meditation practice. It is based on the Buddha's original teachings. You will be guided step-by-step through establishing a posture, and basic meditation techniques like breath counting, sweeping, the practice of loving-kindness, walking meditation, and the use of "gathas", or short poems. There is also an explanation of chanting and how this can be used to establish the beginning of a sitting, to bring the mind into the present moment, and to reinforce the Buddha's teachings. There is also a description of what to do when problems occur, and how to establish a regular routine. This guide is intended to help you develop a sense of well-being, calm, serenity, and confidence, for a foundation that will serve you for many years to come.
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release date: Oct 16, 2018
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Moderner Buddhismus (Reihe in 3 Bänden)
Aus Band 1: Einleitung und Ermutigung

Dieses eBook Moderner Buddhismus – Der Weg des Mitgefühls und der Weisheit wird auf Bitte des Autors, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, kostenlos in drei Bänden vertrieben. Der Autor sagt: „Durch Lesen und Umsetzen der Anleitungen, die in diesem Buch gegeben werden, können Menschen ihre alltäglichen Probleme lösen und jederzeit einen glücklichen Geist bewahren.“ Damit diese Vorteile die ganze Welt erreichen, möchte Geshe Kelsang dieses eBook jedem kostenlos zur Verfügung stellen.

Wir möchten Sie bitten, dieses kostbare Dharma- Buch, das dazu dient Lebewesen dauerhaft von Leiden zu befreien, zu berücksichtigen. Wenn Sie den Rat, der in diesem Buch gegeben werden, kontinuierlich lesen und umsetzen, werden schließlich alle Ihre Probleme, die durch Wut, Anhaftung und Unwissenheit bewirkt werden, aufhören.

Band 1 – Sutra ist ein praktischer Leitfaden für die allgemeinen spirituelle Pfade, der uns zur Erfüllung unseres gemeinsamen Wunsches führt – dauerhaft von Leiden frei zu sein sowie reines und anhaltendes Glück zu erfahren.

Bitte genießen Sie dieses besondere Geschenk von Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, der dafür betet, dass „jeder, der dieses Buch liest, tiefen inneren Frieden erfahren und die wirkliche Bedeutung des menschlichen Lebens erreichen“ möge.

Mit herzlichem Gruß,

Kelsang Roma
Tharpa-Verlag Deutschland, Tharpa-Direktor Deutschland
[email protected]

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso wurde im Alter von acht Jahren als buddhistischer Mönch in Tibet ordiniert. Er ist ein voll verwirklichter Meditationsmeister und international bekannter Lehrer des Buddhismus.

Seit 1977 im Westen lebend, ist er der Autor von 21 hoch angesehenen Büchern, die den gesamten buddhistischen Pfad zur Erleuchtung darlegen, einschließlich Buddhas Unterweisungen aus Sutra und Tantra. Er hat ferner über 1.100 Kadampa Meditationszentren und -Gruppen auf der ganzen Welt gegründet.
release date: Oct 16, 2018
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Modern Buddhism (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Introduction and Encouragement

This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Volume 1 Sutra explains how to practise basic Buddhist compassion and wisdom in daily life. Covering topics such as What is Buddhism?, Buddhist Faith, The Preciousness of our Human Life, What does our Death Mean?, What is Karma?, The Four Noble Truths & Training in Love and Compassion, this volume shows how we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things really are.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.”


About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, including Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings. He has also founded over 1,100 Kadampa Meditation Centers and groups around the world.

Library Journal Review

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso “is a prolific and respected author,” according to Library Journal, and in Modern Buddhism, “he again presents the thought of the Buddha in an especially accessible manner.” Library Journal calls Gyatso’s 21st book “elegantly stated” and “a delight.”
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release date: Nov 07, 2017
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Beyond Good and Evil (AmazonClassics Edition)

A caustic criticism of nearly every philosophic predecessor and a challenge of traditionally held views on right and wrong, Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil paved the way for modern philosophical thought. Through nearly three hundred transformative aphorisms, Nietzsche presents a worldview in which neither truth nor morality are absolutes, and where good and evil are not opposites but counterparts that stem from the same desires.

Beyond Good and Evil was a foundational text for early twentieth-century thinkers, including philosophers, psychologists, novelists, and playwrights. Today’s readers will delight in Nietzsche’s pithy wit and irony while gaining a deeper understanding of his core ideology.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.

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release date: May 17, 2012
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The Art of War
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release date: Jul 18, 2017
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Walden (AmazonClassics Edition)

At Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau reflected on simpler living in the natural world. By removing himself from the distractions of materialism, Thoreau hoped to not only improve his spiritual life but also gain a better understanding of society through solitary introspection.

In Walden, Thoreau condenses his two-year, two-month, two-day stay into a single year, using the four seasons to symbolize human development—a cycle of life shared by both nature and man. A celebration of personal renewal through self-reliance, independence, and simplicity, composed for all of us living in “quiet desperation,” Walden is eternal.

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release date: May 12, 2012
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Meditations
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release date: Jun 27, 2017
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The Prince (AmazonClassics Edition)

Direct and coldly pragmatic, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince is the preeminent guide to winning and maintaining power at the highest levels, where deception and manipulation are necessary tools, and political allies should never be mistaken for friends.

Once a foreign policy official in his native Florence, Machiavelli was ousted by the Medici family. After surviving disgrace and torture at their hands, he penned The Prince to garner their favor. While this effort was ignored, the five-hundred-year-old work endures and is now considered one of the most influential—and controversial—political treatises of all time.

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release date: Aug 08, 2017
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The Republic (AmazonClassics Edition)

What is justice? In Plato’s Socratic dialogue, The Republic, the citizens of ancient Greece explore the world’s most fundamental question.

In search of an ideal civilization, Socrates leads Glaucon, Polemarchus, Thrasymachus, and others in debates about various subjects, including justice, truth, class, and art. For without righteousness, tyranny and injustice give rise to oligarchy.

The influential dialogues of The Republic helped shape all of Western literature and philosophical thought. It is as much a doctrine of ethics and politics now as it was for the ancient Greeks, and its dilemma remains: how to create a perfect society populated by very imperfect human beings.

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