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  • "The Tibetan Book of the Dead"by Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    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...

  • Into the Teeth of the Tigerby Donald S. Lopez

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 17.95

    Into the Teeth of the Tiger provides a vivid, pilot?s-eye view of one of the most extended projections of American air power in World War II Asia. Lopez chronicles every aspect of fighter combat in that theater: harrowing aerial battles, interludes of boredom and inactivity, instances of courage and cowardice. Describing different pilots? roles in... more...

  • El buddhismoby Donald S. Lopez

    Editorial Kairos 2010; US$ 15.99

    Rather than offering a superficial overview to the philosophies of Buddhism, this reference focuses on the history and theology that underpin its major tenets. Moving across millennia as well as nations, the study investigates key principles and traditions—including the monastic life, Tantra, and pilgrimage—and describes their origins and modern... more...

  • Fighter Pilot's Heavenby Donald S. Lopez

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 16.95

    Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be ?behind the stick? as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950,... more...

  • Buddhism and Scienceby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, both Buddhists and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed the compatibility of Buddhism and science. Their assertions have ranged from modest claims about the efficacy of meditation for mental health to grander declarations that the Buddha himself anticipated the theories of relativity,... more...

  • Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhismby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Over the past century, Buddhism has come to be seen as a world religion, exceeding Christianity in longevity and, according to many, philosophical wisdom. Buddhism has also increasingly been described as strongly ethical, devoted to nonviolence, and dedicated to bringing an end to human suffering. And because it places such a strong emphasis on rational... more...

  • The Madman's Middle Wayby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British troops in 1904 and by Chinese troops in 1951. Recognized as an incarnate lama while he was a child, Gendun Chopel excelled in the traditional monastic curriculum... more...

  • Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepaby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 26.99

    This life story of Milarepa--the important Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago--is part of a remarkable four-volume series on Tibetan Buddhism produced by the late W.Y. Evans-Wentz, all four of which are being published by Oxford in new editions. While there are many parochial differences among the several sects of Tibetan Buddhism,... more...

  • Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrinesby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 29.99

    Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the West have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the East--only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the late editor... more...

  • The Tibetan Book of the Deadby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 12.99

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book... more...