The Competitive Buddha

The Competitive Buddha

Author: Jerry Lynch

Publisher: Mango

ISBN: 1642505897

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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This book is about mastery, leadership, and spirituality. Reading it, you will learn what you need to keep, what you need to discard, and what you need to add to your mental, emotional, and spiritual skill set as an athlete, coach, leader, parent, CEO or any other performer in life. You will not only learn about how Buddhism can help you to be better prepared for sports and life, but how sports and life can teach you about Buddhism. You will discover how people from all parts of the world have brought together the Buddha and athletics for greater fun, enjoyment and pleasure during their performances. Jerry Lynch demonstrates how certain timeless core Buddha values will inspire you to embrace and navigate the unchartered waters of mastery. You will find the Buddha mind and the Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality to be quite interesting and very useful. When it comes to leadership and coaching, this book will teach you how the best of the best coaches today use the ancient methods for these modern times, especially when it comes to the concept of Servent Leader. You will learn very specific strategies and techniques to implement this special way to guide and lead.

The Competitive Buddha

The Competitive Buddha

Author: Jerry Lynch

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642505900

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

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Buddha Can Improve Your Sports Performance and Life “No other person has had more influence on my thirty-six years of coaching than Jerry Lynch.”—Missy Foote, Head women's lacrosse coach, Middlebury College #1 New Release in Coaching Hockey, Tennis The Competitive Buddha is about mastery, leadership, spirituality, and the Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality. Discover how people from all parts of the world have brought together the Buddha and athletics for greater fun, enjoyment, and pleasure during their performances. Connect spirituality to sports. Learn what you need to keep, what you need to discard, and what you need to add to your mental, emotional, and spiritual skill set as an athlete, coach, leader, parent, CEO, or any other performer in life. Understand how Buddhism can help you to be better prepared for sports and life, and how sports and life can teach you about Buddhism. On the court, field, and beyond. Dr. Lynch is an avid runner and biker and he has coached athletes at the high school and AAU level. He earned his doctorate in psychology at Penn State University and has done extensive post-doctoral work in the area of philosophy, Taoist and Buddhist thought, comparative religions, leadership development, and performance enhancement. Dr. Jerry Lynch demonstrates how certain timeless core Buddha values inspire you to embrace and navigate unchartered waters and understand the Buddha-mind and the Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality. Become a master coach of your own life. When it comes to leadership and coaching, The Competitive Buddha teaches how the best coaches today use the ancient methods for our modern times. Learn specific strategies and techniques for implementing this special way to guide and lead. The Competitive Buddha teaches: • Leadership Skills • How to use Buddhism as an approach to competition • How to master athletics and life Readers who enjoyed Win the Day, Mamba Mentality, or Relentless Optimism will love The Competitive Buddha.

Summary of Jerry Lynch's The Competitive Buddha

Summary of Jerry Lynch's The Competitive Buddha

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

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Category: Study Aids

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Title: Summary of Summary of Jerry Lynch's The Competitive Buddha Metadata: Get the summary from Jerry Lynch's The Competitive Buddha Sample: #1 The author opens with an astute observation from American sports icon Michael Jordan, who stated that the Buddhist practices he follows work. #2 Many athletes have turned to Buddhism to aid them in their training and competition. #3 Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to help athletes perform better, and have been proven to help people in general be more confident and mentally tough.

The Buddha Side

The Buddha Side

Author: Alexander Soucy

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824865856

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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The most common description of the supernatural landscape in Vietnam makes a distinction between Buddhist and non-Buddhist “sides.” The “Buddha side” (ben phat) is the focus of this investigation into the intersection of gender, power, and religious praxis. Employing an anthropological approach to Buddhist practice that takes into account modes of action that are not only socially constructed and contextual, but also negotiated by the actors, The Buddha Side uniquely explores how gender and age affect understandings of what it means to be a Buddhist. In seeking to map out the ways and meanings of Buddhist engagement, Alexander Soucy examines everything from the skeptical statements of young men and devotional performances of young women to the pilgrimages of older women and performances of orthodoxy used by older men to assert their position within the pagoda space. Soucy draws on more than four years’ experience conducting ethnographic research in Hanoi to investigate how religious practice is grounded in the constitution and marking of social identity. From this in-depth view, he describes the critical role of religion in shaping social contexts and inserting selves into them. Religion can thus be described as a form of theatre—one in which social identities (youth, old age, masculinity, femininity, authority) are constructed and displayed via religious practice. A compelling look at the performative aspect of Buddhism in contemporary Vietnam, The Buddha Side will be welcomed by anyone with an interest in Buddhism as it is practiced on the ground.

Buddha Nature and Animality

Buddha Nature and Animality

Author: David Jones

Publisher: Jain Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780895818607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 223

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Buddha Nature and Animality is about peaceful living. In discussions about the relation between humans and their animal relatives, a central theme is that Buddhism represents the most viable philosophical/religious alternative to the malaise surrounding us when we confront ecological problems. This recognition points to the notion of compassion. The author seeks beyond the limits imposed by discourses of ethics and assumes a more radical approach to seek the roots of the perspectives that allow the conceptual space for the problematic dialogues in the first place. Rather than viewing animals as distinct beings sharing our environs, the author attempts to give the animals soul back to spirituality.

Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism

Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism

Author: Torkel Brekke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135788506

Category: Philosophy

Page: 161

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Chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 1 THE HISTORICAL VALUE OF THE KHANDHAKA OF THE KHANDHAKA OF THE VINAYA PITAKA -- chapter 2 Religious motivation and the relationship between the early Sam =gha and the laity -- chapter 3 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE THEME OF CONVERSION IN BUDDHISM -- chapter 4 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND THE RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION OF THE EARLY BUDDHISTS -- chapter 5 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE ROLE OF FEAR -- chapter 6 RELIGIOUS MOTIVATION AND THE MERIT OF GIVING.

Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China

Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China

Author: Stuart H. Young

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824854287

Category: Religion

Page: 354

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Aśvaghoṣa, Nāgārjuna, and Āryadeva are among the most celebrated Indian patriarchs in Asian Buddhist traditions and modern Buddhist studies scholarship. Scholars agree that all three lived in first- to third-century C.E. India, so most studies have focused on locating them in ancient Indian history, religion, or society. To this end, they have used all available accounts of the Indian patriarchs' lives—in Sanskrit, Tibetan, various Central Asian languages, and Chinese, produced over more than a millennium—and viewed them as bearing exclusively on ancient India. Of these sources, medieval Chinese hagiographies are by far the earliest and most abundant. Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China is the first attempt to situate the medieval Chinese hagiographies of Aśvaghoṣa, Nāgārjuna, and Āryadeva in the context of Chinese religion, culture, and society of the time. It examines these sources not as windows into ancient Indian history but as valuable records of medieval Chinese efforts to define models of Buddhist sanctity. It explores broader questions concerning Chinese conceptions of ancient Indian Buddhism and concerns about being Buddhist in latter-day China. By propagating the tales and texts of Aśvaghoṣa, Nāgārjuna, and Āryadeva, leaders of the Chinese sangha sought to demonstrate that the means and media of Indian Buddhist enlightenment were readily available in China and that local Chinese adepts could thereby rise to the ranks of the most exalted Buddhist saints across the Sino-Indian divide. Chinese authors also aimed to merge their own kingdom with the Buddhist heartland by demonstrating congruency between Indian and Chinese ideals of spiritual attainment. This volume shows, for the first time, how Chinese Buddhists adduced the patriarchs as evidence that Buddhist masters from ancient India had instantiated the same ideals, practices, and powers expected of all Chinese holy beings and that the expressly foreign religion of Buddhism was thus the best means to sainthood and salvation for latter-day China. Rich in information and details about the inner world of medieval Chinese Buddhists, Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China will be welcomed by scholars and students in the fields of Buddhist studies, religious studies, and China studies.

Jane Austen and the Buddha

Jane Austen and the Buddha

Author: Kathryn Duncan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476644455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Jane Austen wrote six books that were published at the beginning of the 19th century, all with happy endings. Yet below the courtship novels' sparkling wit and dance scenes flows an undercurrent of suffering. Austen had a deep understanding of the sources and cure for suffering that shares much in common with Buddhism. Though not intentionally writing through the lens of Buddhism, Austen intuitively understood the Buddha's most fundamental teaching of the Four Noble Truths: that life contains suffering, that we can discover the causes of suffering, and that we can stop suffering by following the Eightfold Path described by the Buddha. In this book, Austen fans or those who wish for a deeper understanding of how stories can alleviate suffering will discover a combination of psychology and Buddhism alongside accessible close readings of Austen. This unique approach offers insight into Austen's enduring popularity and lessons we might apply to our own lives to find happiness--just like Austen's heroines.

The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Practice

The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Practice

Author: Kevin Trainor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190632922

Category: Religion

Page: 689

View: 308

"This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art exploration of several key dynamics in current studies of the Buddhist tradition with a focus on practice. Embodiment, materiality, emotion, and gender shape the way most Buddhists engage with their traditions, in contrast to popular representations of Buddhism as spiritual, disembodied, and largely devoid of ritual. This volume highlights how practice often represents a fluid, dynamic, and strategic means of defining identity and negotiating the challenges of everyday life. Essays explore the transformational aims of practices that require practitioners to move, gesture, and emote in prescribed ways, including the ways that scholars' own embodied practices are integral to their research methodology. The chapters are written by acknowledged experts in their respective subject areas and taken together offer an overview of current thinking in the field. The volume is of particular value to scholars who seek an orientation to current perspectives on important conceptual, theoretical, and methodological concerns that are shaping the field in areas outside their primary expertise. The inclusion of substantial, up-to-date bibliographies also makes the volume an important guide to current scholarship"--

The Past Before Us

The Past Before Us

Author: Romila Thapar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674726512

Category: History

Page: 784

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The claim that India--uniquely among civilizations--lacks historical writing distracts us from a more pertinent question: how to recognize the historical sense of societies whose past is recorded in ways very different from European conventions. Romila Thapar, a distinguished scholar of ancient India, guides us through a panoramic survey of the historical traditions of North India, revealing a deep and sophisticated consciousness of history embedded in the diverse body of classical Indian literature. The history recorded in such texts as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata is less concerned with authenticating persons and events than with presenting a picture of traditions striving to retain legitimacy amid social change. Spanning an epoch from 1000 BCE to 1400 CE, Thapar delineates three strains of historical writing: an Itihasa-Purana tradition of Brahman authors; a tradition composed mainly by Buddhist and Jaina monks and scholars; and a popular bardic tradition. The Vedic corpus, the epics, the Buddhist canon and monastic chronicles, inscriptional evidence, regional accounts, and literary forms such as royal biographies and drama are all scrutinized afresh--not as sources to be mined for factual data but as genres that disclose how Indians of ancient times represented their own past to themselves.

Teachings in Chinese Buddhism

Teachings in Chinese Buddhism

Author: Neng Rong

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A selection of translations of eight articles from five books in the Third volume of the Miao Yun Collection; namely "The Dharma is the Saver of the World", "The Three Essentials in Practising the Teaching of the Buddha", "The Buddha lives in the world", "To investigate the Dharma according to the Teachings of the Buddha" and "My view on Religions".

Locations of Buddhism

Locations of Buddhism

Author: Anne M. Blackburn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226055094

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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Modernizing and colonizing forces brought nineteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhists both challenges and opportunities. How did Buddhists deal with social and economic change; new forms of political, religious, and educational discourse; and Christianity? And how did Sri Lankan Buddhists, collaborating with other Asian Buddhists, respond to colonial rule? To answer these questions, Anne M. Blackburn focuses on the life of leading monk and educator Hikkaduve Sumangala (1827–1911) to examine more broadly Buddhist life under foreign rule. In Locations of Buddhism, Blackburn reveals that during Sri Lanka’s crucial decades of deepening colonial control and modernization, there was a surprising stability in the central religious activities of Hikkaduve and the Buddhists among whom he worked. At the same time, they developed new institutions and forms of association, drawing on pre-colonial intellectual heritage as well as colonial-period technologies and discourse. Advocating a new way of studying the impact of colonialism on colonized societies, Blackburn is particularly attuned here to human experience, paying attention to the habits of thought and modes of affiliation that characterized individuals and smaller scale groups. Locations of Buddhism is a wholly original contribution to the study of Sri Lanka and the history of Buddhism more generally.