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The Buddha's dream of liberation : freedom, emptiness, and awakened nature

Author: James William Coleman
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, 2017.
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Explore the three great teachings of the Buddha with thisplain-English primer The First Turning of the Wheel: Insight into the nature of suffering'and the way out of it'from the four noble truths and the eightfold path The Second Turning of the Wheel: Teachings on emptiness from the Heart Sutra and the Diamond Sutra The Third Turning of the Wheel: Guidance for practitioners and teachings on awakened Buddha nature In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coleman, James William, 1947-
Buddha's dream of liberation.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, 2017
(DLC) 2016044494
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James William Coleman
ISBN: 9781614293750 1614293759
OCLC Number: 962141103
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The wheel of Dharma --
The three turnings of the wheel --
The first turning of the wheel: freedom and the four noble truths --
The second turning of the wheel: emptiness --
The third turning of the wheel: awakened nature and everyday consciousness --
Turning the wheel in the twenty-first century --
Living Dharma --
Tasting the truth of the Buddha's words: a Zen perspective / by Reb Anderson Roshi --
Envisioning Tara: a Vajrayana perspective / by Lama Palden Drolma --
The Buddha's dream.
Responsibility: James William Coleman, with Reb Anderson Roshi and Lama Palden Drolma.

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Explore the three great teachings of the Buddha with thisplain-English primer The First Turning of the Wheel: Insight into the nature of suffering'and the way out of it'from the four noble truths and the eightfold path The Second Turning of the Wheel: Teachings on emptiness from the Heart Sutra and the Diamond Sutra The Third Turning of the Wheel: Guidance for practitioners and teachings on awakened Buddha nature In clear language, James William Coleman, professor of sociology at the California Polytechnic State University, guides us through the ancient sutras that preserve the Buddha's message, illuminating their meaning for today's world and tying the Buddha's wisdom together for us. The book concludes with chapters from two great teachers, Reb Anderson from the Zen tradition and Lama Palden from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, on how to use meditation to bring the Buddha's wisdom into our daily lives. Table of Contents: Introduction: The Wheel of Dharma Part I: The Three Turnings of the Wheel 1. The First Turning of the Wheel: The Four Noble Truths and the Pali Canon 2. The Second Turning of the Wheel: Emptiness and the Perfection of Wisdom 3. The Third Turning of the Wheel: Untying the Knot of theSutra of the Explanation of the Profound Secrets Part II: Turning the Wheel in the Twenty-First Century 4. Practicing the Dream 5. Tasting the Truth of the Buddha's Words: A Zen Perspective by Reb Anderson Roshi 6. Envisioning Tara: A Vajrayana Perspective by Lama Palden Drolma 7. The Buddha's Dream.

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