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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most famous Buddhist text in the West, having sold more than a million copies since it was first published in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a commentary on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid trip, and the Beatles quoted Leary's version in their song "Tomorrow Never Knows." More recently,... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2006; US$ 12.95
12 Steps on Buddha's Path is the extraordinary spiritual journey of a woman once trapped in the downward spiral of alcoholism. Misdiagnosed, Laura Keene was put in a mental hospital and given more than 40 electroshock treatments. Left incapable by the treatments of even speaking a coherent sentence, Keene was released against medical advice and... more...
- Big Mind Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
There are three fundamental questions to Buddhist practice:Why do we suffer? How can we free ourselves from fear and sorrow? What does it take to live in harmony with others?Dennis Genpo Merzel, among the highest ranking American Buddhists practicing today, addresses these fundamental questions in this dynamic, easily-accessible book,... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 18.95
The Abhidhamma expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness around the two poles of Buddhist doctrine?bondage and liberation?the starting... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 54.99
Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
Does the self - a unified, separate, persisting thinker/owner/agent - exist? Drawing on Western philosophy, neurology and Theravadin Buddhism, this book argues that the self is an illusion created by a tier of non-illusory consciousness and a tier of desire-driven thought and emotion, and that separateness underpins the self's illusory status. more...
- Editorial Kairos 2008; US$ 15.99
A fascinating Buddhist exploration, this guide presents the most important facets of the Buddhist life, including nine essential concepts: existence, desire, ideas, vacuity, symbolic language, possibility, mediations, nirvana, and the human ideal. Including a glossary of Buddhist terminology, this book is ideal for readers looking to immerse themselves... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2008; US$ 14.95
This new addition to the author?s Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, based on his popular courses, continues his mission to create a simple, systematic introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice. This volume explores the importance of compassion in our lives and the traditional techniques for developing bodhichitta, or "the mind of enlightenment,"... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2007; US$ 16.95
Drawing from the author's life as a father, professor, Buddhist, and Buddhist teacher ? as well as on pop culture references from Bob Dylan to Harry Potter ? Awakening Through Love is a welcoming guide to achieving the deepest well-being and joy. Rooted in Buddhism?s Dzogchen tradition, the book teaches strategies for realizing a life imbued with... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95
Buddhism first came to the West many centuries ago through the Greeks, who also influenced some of the culture and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has spread beyond India, it has always been affected by the indigenous traditions of its new homes. When Buddhism appeared in America and Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, it encountered contemporary... more...