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While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one’s health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.
While the notion that ''happiness can found within oneself'' has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one's health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.
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Alles außer Erleuchtung! So könnte man Brad Warners provokatives Zen-Buch umreißen. Hinterfrag' Autorität. Hinterfrag' die Gesellschaft. Hinterfrag' die Realität. Hinterfrag' dich selbst. Hinterfrag' deine Schlussfolgerungen, deine Urteile, deine Antworten. Und wenn du alles gründlich hinterfragt hast, wird dich die Wahrheit vielleicht spontan am Kopf treffen... Aber sie wird nicht das sein, was du erwartest. Ein Buch für eine neue Generation von Buddhisten!
Wie können wir Sinn und Glück im Leben finden, überlegt der Sozialpsychologe Haidt und lotet viele Facetten der menschlichen Natur aus. Dabei hinterfragt er vor dem Hintergrund heutiger wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse wichtige Ideen der Weltgeschichte und zieht Lehren daraus.
“Ourvan offers a succinct but illuminating overview of Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism."—Publishers Weekly Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of Americans of various faiths read about Buddhism, are interested in its philosophical tenets, or fashionably view themselves as Buddhists. They’re part of what’s been described as the fastest-growing religious movement in America: a large group of people dissatisfied with traditional religious offerings and thirsty for an approach to spirituality grounded in logic and consistent with scientific knowledge. The Star-Spangled Buddhist is a provocative look at these American Buddhists through their three largest movements in the United States: the Soka Gakkai International, Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism. The practice of each of these American schools, unlike most traditional Asian Buddhist sects, is grounded in the notion that all people are capable of attaining enlightenment in “this lifetime.” But the differences are also profound: the spectrum of philosophical expression among these American Buddhist schools is as varied as that observed between Reformed, Orthodox, and Hasidic Judaism. The Star-Spangled Buddhist isn’t written from the perspective of a monk or academic but rather from the view of author Jeff Ourvan, a lifelong-practicing lay Buddhist. As Ourvan explores the American Buddhist movement through its most popular schools, he arrives at a clearer understanding for himself and the reader about what it means to be—and how one might choose to be—a Buddhist in America.

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