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- Management Pocketbooks 2015; US$ 11.99
The Vocal Skills Pocketbook explains how to devleop a confident, authoritative and vital voice in a range of speaking situations. It will enable individuals to analyse their speaking voices and establish what aspects they wish to improve. The advice and information are relevant not just to public speaking events but also to numerous other situations... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2009; US$ 17.95
East meets West as an assistant dean at the UCLA School of Medecine and a celebrity Yoga instructor show how to use ancient Yoga postures for treating dozens of common ailments. Yoga has never been hotter in America, and now its benefits are being recognized far beyond the arenas of enlightenment and body sculpting. Yoga RX distills an array of... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2010; US$ 16.95
The massive outpouring of consumer products available today might alone lead one to ask "How much is enough?" But at the same time, if we allow ourselves to see the social, political, economic and environmental consequences of the system that produces such a mass of "goods," then the question is not simply a matter of one's own personal choice, but... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, that integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from Arabia to Afghanistan into its institutions and networks. Whereas previous studies have regarded Christians as marginal, insular, and often persecuted participants... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 109.13
From decolonization and democratization to religion and gender, Politics and Culture in the Developing World is a comprehensive survey of the global context of development. With in-depth and current examples from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East., this text examines the central political themes in the developing world. Throughout,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99
Throughout human history, and across many religious cultures, offerings are made into fire. The essays collected in Homa Variations provide detailed studies of this practice, known in the tantric world as the "homa," from its inception up to the present. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation. One main topic of analysis focuses on what Buddhism - its practices and doctrines, its traditions and institutions... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 354.00
In all likelihood, it was the form of Buddhism labeled `Esoteric Buddhism' that had the greatest geographical spread of any form of Buddhism. It left its imprint not only on its native India, but far beyond, on Southeast Asia, Central Asia, including Tibet and Mongolia, as well as the East Asian countries China, Korea and Japan. Not only has Esoteric... more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00
Women have long been active supporters and promoters of Buddhist rituals and functions, but their importance in the operations of Buddhist schools has often been minimized. Chin?ichib? (??1344), a nun who taught male and female disciples and lived in her own temple, is therefore considered an anomaly. In Tracing the Itinerant Path, Caitilin Griffiths?... more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 52.00
The True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, grew out of the teachings of Shinran (1173?1262), a Tendai-trained monk who came to doubt the efficacy of that tradition in what he viewed as a degenerate age. Shinran held that even those unable to fulfill the requirements of the traditional Buddhist path could attain enlightenment through... more...