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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...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 82.50
Religious Bodies Politic examines the complex relationship between transnational religion and politics through the lens of one cosmopolitan community in Siberia: Buryats, who live in a semiautonomous republic within Russia with a large Buddhist population. Looking at religious transformation among Buryats across changing political economies, Anya... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha’s most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this... more...
- Parallax Press 2013; US$ 0.99
In The Basic Sources of Happiness His Holiness the Dalai Lama points out that only by exercising altruism can we create the mutual respect that is required for harmony to exist on every level—for the individual, the family, the nation, the international community, and the planet. The real enemy of happiness is anger. His Holiness shows that employing... more...
- Parallax Press 2013; US$ 12.99
One of the key tenets of the Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism is that each of us is already a Buddha -- our enlightenment is inherent within us and the practice of mindfulness is the tool to bring this truth to our awareness. While it can bring much relief, this simple statement does not preclude the need for practice. We must strive to be aware of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing detailed descriptions and analyses of monastic ritual,... 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...
- Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 16.95
With the lyricism that brought him such acclaim for Longing for Certainty and Landscapes of Wonder, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano returns to the natural environment to deepen readers? knowledge of the Buddha's truths. The sparkling, fluid clarity of his prose engages both head and heart in inspired narratives that capture with immediacy the timeless insights... more...