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- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 160.00
Zen is not a religion of God. Nor a religion of faith. It is a religion of emptiness, a religion of absolute nothingness. However it is not nihilistic but dynamically positive. For Zen is based on self-awakening, awakening to the self. In this book, a sequel to Zen and Western Thought, the author tries to clarify the true meaning of Buddhist emptiness... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen?s Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings and shows how their lives and teachings can inspire those who practice Zen today. The book is a presentation of ancient Zen insight vividly... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00
Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen is one of the luminaries of the Bon tradition of Tibet and the master of the teachings of the Great Perfection. His works have become important references for the modern Bon tradition, even if, for some of this Tibetan school, he is associated with the movement known as 'New Bon'. This book argues that such a view is... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 64.99
The Mystique of Transmission is a close reading of a late-eighth-century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the Lidai fabao ji ( Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations ), and is its first English translation. The text is the only remaining relic of the little-known Bao Tang Chan school of Sichuan, and combines a sectarian history... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
Encouraging Words is a collection of short talks and brief essays that Aitken Rashi has offered his students at meditation retreats during the past two decades. They are arranged according to themes central to all spiritual seekers -- attention, emptiness, coming and going, diligence, death and the afterlife, the sacred self, and the moral path. Aitken... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 10.99
Tsultrim Allione brings an eleventh-century Tibetan woman's practice to the West for the first time with FEEDING YOUR DEMONS, an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns. Allione-one of only a few female Buddhist leaders in this country and comparable in American religious life... more...
- Rodmell Press 2000; US$ 16.95
Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should... more...
- Rodmell Press 2005; US$ 14.95
Based on a series of dharma talks, Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains explores the life of passionate commitment that lies at the heart of the formal practice of Zen meditation. Reb Anderson draws on over 30 years of experience as a Zen priest with stories covering a range of topics and concerns, from what it feels like to be a father, to the simple... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Just as exercise improves the body, meditation improves the mind. It restores memory, enhances creativity, and leads to clearer thinking. And, much like exercise, most people have a hard time getting motivated to do it, much less stick with it ? until now. Real Meditation in Minutes a Day teaches anyone, anywhere, to make meditation?s countless... 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...