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Benedict's Dharma  By: Henry, Patrick
Benedict's Dharma
By: Henry, Patrick (ed.)
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Buddhist Reflect on the Rule of Saint Benedict
Includes a new modern translation of Saint Benedict's Rule

Saint Benedict's Rule is a set of guidelines that has governed Christian monastic life since the sixth century. The Rule has fascinated lay people and monastics alike, including Buddhist monks and nuns who are intrigued by the similarities between their traditions and those of their Christian counterparts. Now, through personal anecdotes and thoughtful comparison, four prominent Buddhist scholars reveal how the wisdom of each tradition can revitalize the other.
Beside Still Waters
Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha
By: Harold Kasimow, John Keenan, and Linda Klepinger Keenan
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A compelling question for people of faith today is how to remain committed to one''s own religious tradition while being open to the beauty and truth of other religions. By example: Some fear that Buddhism is a threat to Western faith traditions and express grave doubts about interreligious and cross-cultural encounters. Yet, many who have actually broadened their experience profess to have developed a deeper understanding of and a deeper commitment to their tradition of origin.
Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue
Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue
By: Masao Abe
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Part One focuses on how Buddhism approaches and contributes to interfaith dialogue, that is, how Buddhism represents a methodological model that serves as a basis for the possibility of dialogical exchange.
Part Two contains four essays on the relationship between Buddhism and Paul Tillich, the leading modern systematic theologian who drew on mystical sources and was also receptive to Eastern thought in developing his understanding of non-being or negation.
Part Three continues a discussion of earlier themes and opens up several new issues, particularly those involving the role of meditation in the East and West and the ethical implications of the Buddhist doctrine of karma in comparison with Christian moral activity. Topics explored include the Buddhist notion of emptiness, liberation, justice, faith, and ethics.
Buddhist and Christian? An Exploration of Dual Belonging
Buddhist and Christian? An Exploration of Dual Belonging
By: Rose Drew
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The last century witnessed a gradual but profound transformation of the Wests religious landscape. In today's context of diversity, people are often influenced by more than one religion. Buddhism and Christianity is a particularly prevalent and fascinating combination. This book presents a detailed exploration of Buddhist Christian dual belonging, engaging from both Buddhist and Christian perspectives the questions that arise, and drawing on extensive interviews with well-known individuals in the vanguard of this important and growing phenomenon.
Christianity and Buddhism, A Multicultural History of Their Dialogue
By: Whalen Lai & Michael von Bruc
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In Christianity and Buddhism Whalen Lai and Michael von Bruck bring together for scholars, students, and interested lay observers the developments and understandings reached in Christian-Buddhist dialogue in six key regions of the world. After a two-generations-long exploration by scholars and devotees, the authors judge it opportune to furnish a bird's-eye view of the terrain that dialogue has covered.

Christianity Looks East: Comparing the Spiritualities of John of the Cross and Buddhaghosa
By: Peter Feldmeier
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This fascinating book takes a fresh look at interreligious dialogue with St. John of the Cross and Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa as representatives of Christian and Buddhist paths to liberation. As the world is increasingly experienced as a global village, dialogue with other religious traditions is widely regarded as possibly the greatest modern (or post-modern) challenge, and the distinctive journey of our time. Dialogue not only informs our understanding of various expressions of holiness, it also can inform one's own religious faith and practice. This book investigates a form of dialogue that can be a model for future dialogues. Without laying assumptions on the nature of religious experience, it allows these classic texts and their representative religions to speak for themselves. What is often lacking in this history of dialogue is its lack of appreciation for distinctive religious paths and the experiences described therein.
Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity
Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity
By: Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
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In Asian spiritual traditions the mountain traditionally symbolizes meditation while the ocean signifies compassion. Jean-Yves Leloup uses this metaphor to compare Buddhist and Christian approaches to meditation and compassion to reveal the similarities and divergences of these profound practices.
Encountering Jesus & Buddha: Their Lives and Teachings
By: Ulrich Luz & Axel Michaels
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Themes include the relative importance of Jesus and the Buddha within Christianity and Buddhism and their different perspectives on the self, the self's future, love, and ethics. They explore Jesus' and the Buddha's different notions of passion and suffering, meditation, prayer, and commitment to the world, history, and community.
Going Home. Jesus and Buddha as Brothers
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Exiled from Vietnam over thirty years ago, Thich Nhat Hanh has become known as a healer of the heart, a monk who shows us how the everyday world can both enrich and endanger our spiritual lives. In Going Home he shows us the relationship between Buddha and Jesus by presenting a conversation between the two. In this unique way we learn how such concepts as resurrection and mindfulness converge.
Growing in Love & Wisdom
Growing in Love & Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation
By: Susan J. Stabile
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Although raised Roman Catholic, Susan Stabile was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun and devoted 20 years of her life to practicing Buddhism before returning to Catholicism in 2001. In Growing in Love and Wisdom, she draws on this unique dual perspective to explore the value of interreligious dialogue, the spiritual dynamics that operate across faith traditions, and how Buddhist meditation practices can deepen Christian prayer.
I Am / No Self
I Am / No Self A Christian Commentary on the Heart Sutra
By: John & Linda Keenan
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The place held by the Heart Sutra in Mahayana Buddhism parallels that of the Gospel of John in Christianity. Each is central to its tradition. Each demands the practitioners transformation through prayer and meditation. And, although the approach to deep and abiding human experience in the Heart Sutra is quite different from that expressed in John's Gospel, there is a resonance between the Sutra's emptying of every vestige of self-identity and Johns call for a radical reconfiguration of consciousness.

In Search of the Christian Buddha
In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint
By: Donald S. Lopez Jr., Peggy McCracken
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The fascinating account of how the story of the Buddha was transformed into the legend of a Christian saint.
In Search of the Christian Buddha is set against the backdrop of the trade along the Silk Road, the Christian settlement of Palestine, the spread of Islam, and the Crusades. It traces the path of the Buddha's tale from India and shows how it evolved, adopting details from each culture during its sojourn. These early instances of globalization allowed not only goods but also knowledge to flow between different cultures and around much of the world.
Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation
Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation
By: Paul Knitter, Roger Haight
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Paul Knitter and Roger Haight explore Buddhist and Christian notions about ultimate reality, human nature, spiritual practice, and the question of work for peace and social transformation. they also address the nature of interreligious dialogue and the possibilities of "religious double belonging".
Living Buddha, Living Christ
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Written with the voice of the Buddha. The message: Peace, love and compassion are central to the teachings of Buddha and Christ, and people of both faiths should be tolerant of one another. Explores the spiritual crossroads where the traditions of Christianity and Buddhism meet. Awakens our understanding of both religions and the connections between them.
Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity
Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity
By: Alan Wallace
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By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern philosophy and science, B. Alan Wallace reveals the theoretical similarities underlying these disparate disciplines and their unified approach to making sense of the objective world. Wallace begins by exploring the relationship between Christian and Buddhist meditative practices.
Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist
Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist
By: D.T. Suzuki
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If the Western world knows anything about Zen Buddhism, it is down to the efforts of one remarkable man, D.T. Suzuki. The twenty-seven year-old Japanese scholar first visited the West in 1897, and over the course of the next seventy years became the world's leading authority on Zen. His radical and penetrating insights earned him many disciples, from Carl Jung to Allen Ginsberg, from Thomas Merton to John Cage.
Path of Wisdom
Path of Wisdom:
A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada
By: Peter Feldmeier & Leo D Lefebure
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The Dhammapada is Buddhism's most beloved compendium of the Buddha's sayings. It is memorized by thousands of monks, nuns, and laypeople, and it is chanted daily by millions of pious Buddhists. The Path of Wisdom presents this distillation of the Buddha's wisdom in a fresh translation together with an explanation of the Buddhist context in dialogue with wisdom from the Bible and the Christian monastic and spiritual traditions.
Rainbow Body and Resurrection
Rainbow Body and Resurrection:
Spiritual Attainment, the Dissolution of the Material Body, and the Case of Khenpo A Cho
By: Francis V. Tiso
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Francis V. Tiso, a noted authority on the rainbow body, explores this manifestation of spiritual realization in a wide-ranging and deeply informed study of the transformation of the material body into a body of light. Seeking evidence on the boundary between physical science and deep spirituality that might elucidate the resurrection of Jesus, he investigates the case of Khenpo A Cho, a Buddhist monk who died in eastern Tibet in 1999. Rainbow Body and Resurrection chronicles the dissolution of Khenpo's material body within a week of his death, including eye-witness interviews. Tiso describes the spiritual practices that give rise to the rainbow body and traces their history deep into the encounter of religions in medieval Central Asia.
Spiritual Advice for Buddhists and Christians
By: Dalai Lama
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In the words of the Dalai Lama, the purpose of religion is not to build beautiful churches and elaborate temples, but to cultivate positive human qualities such as tolerance, generosity, and love. Spiritual Advice For Buddhists and Christians contains the four talks given by the Dalai Lama when he attended a meeting of Buddhist and Christian monks at Gethsemani Abbey, Kentucky.
Trappist Meeting Monks from Tibet
Trappist Meeting Monks from Tibet
By: Bernard de Give
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Bernard de Give, for many years a member of the Society of Jesus, was
for eight years a seminary professor, first in Sri Lanka then in India,
before pursuing oriental studies at Oxford, where he formed friendships
with Tibetan monks. Since becoming a Trappist in 1972, the author has
enjoyed meeting monks of other religions: Hindu Swamis, Jain ascetics,
Buddhist monks and, above all, Tibetan Lamas.
Zen and the Kingdom of Heaven
By: Chetwynd, Tom
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Reflections on the Tradition of Meditation in Christianity and Zen Buddhism

In this provocative and very human work, Tom Chetwynd tells the story of how his skeptical first encounters with Zen Buddhism led him to discover the rich -- but largely forgotten -- Christian tradition of pure contemplative prayer. Chetwynd explores the surprisingly Zen-like teachings of the Desert Fathers and other Christian meditation masters whose practice stems from the very first Christian communities -- and perhaps Jesus Christ himself.