This book is not written to reinvent the wheel and offer up "just another introduction to Buddhism.". This has a fresh approach of Buddhism which does not stir up dust in areas that most people have not thought of. There are Buddhist teachers who would discuss things privately such as Buddhist views on UFOs, Adolf Hitler and the historical Jesus, but they would not give public talks or publish books on such controversial subjects.
Sit, relax and wake up! Study major aspects of Theravadin Buddhism. Buddhist techniques can help us through the confusion of life towards peace of mind. Learning to be detached from constant change opens an opportunity for peace. Brian Ruhe's defining work "Freeing the Buddha" reveals the core-splitting truth which dismantles Buddhist myths and enables you to seize the essence of your live and experience the rapture of being alive.
‘Freeing the Buddha' is divided between Part I - a course with teachings, meditations, powerful visualizations, action plans and Part II - a far ranging collection of essays to take you off the plateau you are currently on and venture up the next mountain that is challenging you. Tranquillity meditation practice directs you inwards to a focused calm which can lead to joy and bliss. Vipassana - insight meditation, is a simple and direct practice- the moment-to-moment investigation of the mind/body process through calm and focused awareness. Learn to observe your experience from a place of stillness.
Meditation can be used to enhance health, well-being and insight and is taught in a straight forward way so that it can be used in daily life - which is the real meditation. Learn how to teach it yourself and discover the ‘Path to Enlightenment.' During the 45 years of his ministry Gotama Buddha taught various aspects of his noble eightfold path. You will gain a foundation in Buddhism by studying each spoke in this ‘wheel' of teachings.
Explore the two great qualities of enlightenment - wisdom and compassion and do visualization practices to crack open the heart. Awaken your loving kindness, compassion, altruistic joy and equanimity.
An inspiring book, which Brian co-wrote with his wife, Pia. It looks at the confusion and misrepresentation that so often accompanies great ways of thinking, such as the altering of the Buddha's discourses and changes in Christian history. You will compare and understand why Buddhist traditions are so different today. ‘Freeing the Buddha' also teaches you how to convert emotional reactions like anger and fear into positive actions, using sacred techniques to connect with inner wisdom. This book promises to be fascinating and fun! Learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.
About the Author:
A provocative author, Brian Ruhe trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand and currently teaches Buddhism at the University-College of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada and leads retreats wherever he is invited. You will appreciate Brian's humour and openness.