The Buddha's Dream of Liberation - Praise

Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature
 

Paperback

176 pages, 6 x 9 inches

$16.95

ISBN 9781614293583

Add to Cart »

eBook

eBook Bundle (PDF, epub, mobi)

$11.99

ISBN 9781614293750

Add to Cart »

“James Coleman has written a lucid, concise and insightful exploration of the 3 primary waves of Buddhism. If you wish to get a sense of some of the key tenets and distinctions of each lineage, this brilliantly written book, draws on key texts that beautifully express both the distinctions and coherence found within all Buddhist traditions. A must read for anyone wishing to understand Buddhist teachings more fully.”—Mark Coleman, author of Awake in the Wild

“I am delighted with this marvelous guidebook on the profound topic of the three turnings. The book skillfully conveys this area of vast knowledge in a manner that is succinct, comprehensive, and engaging. Coleman’s voice has the authority and depth of a scholar and the accessibility and friendliness of a fellow traveler on the path of Buddhist practice. This work provides a wonderful introduction to Buddhism.”—Rose Taylor Goldfield, author of Training the Wisdom Body

“There are many books on Buddhist philosophy, but James Coleman’s book, The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation, accomplishes the rare feat of inspiring the reader to explore the mind in meditation with fresh and clear ideas. So often meditation practice is muddied by rules and dogma, and here is a book that gets at the living intersection of philosophy and meditation. People wishing to explore Buddhism within their meditation practice will find new depths of appreciation for how well the Buddha, and those adept meditators in the history of Buddhism, have understood the human mind.” —Jason Siff, author of Unlearning Meditation and Thoughts Are Not the Enemy

“James Coleman has written a remarkably concise summary of the three major Buddhist teaching streams together with their core texts.  Anyone wishing to penetrate the seeming cacophony of today’s many Western Buddhist movements will come away illuminated, refreshed, and prepared to make informed decisions about them.”—Lewis Richmond, author of Aging as a Spiritual Practice

“This marvelous book offers a pith, cogent description of the arc of the Buddha’s teachings—from anatta (non-self) to shunyata (emptiness) to tathata (buddha nature.) James William Coleman provides clear, simple language to describe some of the most complex ideas within the Buddhist cannon and offers practical interaction for how to bring those teachings alive in practice and daily life. Chapters by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi and Lama Palden Drolma provide a rich invitation into the paths of Zen and Vajrajana. The book is a gem for both beginning and seasoned practitioners.” —Pamela Weiss, Founder, Appropriate Response

“I am delighted with this marvelous guidebook on the profound topic of the three turnings. The book skillfully conveys this area of vast knowledge in a manner that is succinct, comprehensive, and engaging. Coleman's voice has the authority and depth of a scholar and the accessibility and friendliness of a fellow traveler on the path of Buddhist practice. This work provides a wonderful introduction to Buddhism.” —Rose Taylor Goldfield, author of Training the Wisdom Body

“In The Buddha's Dream of Liberation, James William Coleman, author of The New Buddhism, writes with power and precision on a subject of great contemporary importance: the three turnings of the Dharma wheel. This beautifully written meditation on the great sutras is both a succinct explanation of the founding tenets of Buddhism and a profound reflection upon the evolution of those ideas through time. Novices and religious scholars alike will be both taught and inspired by this wonderful book. Buddhism brought up-to- date and returned to its sources!” —Robert Inchausti author of Thomas Merton's American Prophecy and Subversive Orthodoxy

“An effective introduction to many aspects of Buddhist thought and practice.”—Foreword Reviews