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- Parallax Press 2013; US$ 6.99
The Five Mindfulness Trainings are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh calls these trainings a "diet for a mindful society," and discusses the insights and challenges of how these precepts can heal our personal lives and the life of our society. Referred to as the Wonderful Precepts — "protecting life, acting with... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Zen Buddhism was founded in China in the 6th century, and its direct path to Enlightenment first came west in 1927 with D. T. Suzuki's first Essays. This work guides the reader towards Zen teaching in practice and theory, and to provide material for further explorations into its meditative experience. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 29.95
Samurai Zen brings together 100 of the rare riddles which represent the core spiritual discipline of Japan's ancient Samurai tradition. Dating from thirteenth-century records of Japan's Kamakura temples, and traditionally guarded with a reverent secrecy, they reflect the earliest manifestation of pure Zen in Japan. Created by Zen Masters for their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95
Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as sacred objects. In Japan, it was believed that those who... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00
Interest in Buddhism continues to grow throughout North America, and more and more readers are moving beyond the familiar Zen and Tibetan traditions to examine other types of Buddhism. In Shin Buddhism , Taitetsu Unno explains the philosophy anc practices of "Pure Land" Buddhism, which dates back to the sixth century C.E., when Buddhism was first... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Robert Desjarlais's graceful ethnography explores the life histories of two Yolmo elders, focusing on how particular sensory orientations and modalities have contributed to the making and the telling of their lives. These two are a woman in her late eighties known as Kisang Omu and a Buddhist priest in his mid-eighties known as Ghang Lama, members... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
Michael Carrithers discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 23.99
Using both historical evidence and ethnographic data, Paula Arai shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the 6th century. They were active participants in the Soto Zen sect, and continue to contribute to the advancement of the sect up to the present day. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99
The essays collected in this volume argue that our understanding of the Koan tradition has been severely limited. The authors try to undermine stereotypes and problematic interpretations by examining unrecognized factors in the formation of this tradition. more...