Fred von Allmen: see Buddha’s eyes. Buddhist meditation and practice, edition steinrich 2010 this book renowned meditation teacher Fred von Allmen is unusual for two reasons. Verizon Communications will not settle for partial explanations. For one thing, because it creates a synthesis between different Buddhist schools accordingly the spiritual training of the author, and on the other hand, because there are generally understandable proposals beyond Buddhist teachings for a spiritually oriented lives in the West. In easier way are here the main issues addressed and profound treated, a Western student encountered on his way. Here not another theory of Buddhism is given, but open and talked to self-criticism on burning issues, for example, how to deal with difficult emotions, how to work with transience and death, what is the role of ethical behaviour and how we can act to the benefit of all living beings. A central chapter is devoted to the teacher student relationship, and bodhisattvas at work”are significant contemporary Teachers such as Mahaghosananda and Thich Nhat Hanh, but also the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama presented. Particularly grateful seen in reading, even the most difficult issues such as for example the immediate knowledge be represented should never be dry, but illustrated with many lively examples as well as numerous stories from past and present.
The short descriptions of their own experiences, the well selected quotes and poems and a few, but very true hands-on exercises are equally pleasing. So this book is capable of two tasks to fulfil that promise many health, but only a few: namely both for beginners as well as for connoisseurs of the Buddhist path to be an asset. Beginners will receive a good foundation to almost effortless way here on their own, and for connoisseurs always new aspects and important additions to their knowledge opens up in the often heard by the skillful representation. Hardcover, 288 pages, ISBN 978-3-942085-01-4, euro 22,50, Traudel Reiss
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