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  • The Jewel Tree of Tibetby Robert Thurman

    Atria Books 2005; US$ 19.95

    Few teachers in the West possess both the spiritual training and the scholarship to lead us along the path to enlightenment. Robert Thurman is one such teacher. Now, in his first experiential course on the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism, adapted and expanded from a popular retreat he led, Thurman -- the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the... more...

  • Why the Dalai Lama Mattersby Robert Thurman

    Atria Books/Beyond Words 2008; US$ 14.00

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama is an extraordinary example of a life dedicated to peace, communication, and unity. What he represents, and what he has accomplished, heals and transcends the current tensions between Tibet and China. Why the Dalai Lama Matters explores just why he has earned the world's love and respect, and how restoring Tibet's autonomy... more...

  • Tibetan Book of the Deadby Robert Thurman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The most prominent expert on Tibetan Buddhism in the West offers a translation of this essential book of Tibetan philosophy that captures the true spirit and poetry of the original work--a profound book that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment. more...

  • The Politics Of Enlightenmentby Robert Thurman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 3.38

    This lecture is a part of the book Becoming Buddha which is a compilation of the invaluable teachings of contemporary Buddhist teachers who have sought to illuminate the ways of the Buddha in a manner that is comprehensible to a wide audience. With easy to follow dialogues, and anecdotes from the Buddha's own life as well as the lives of ordinary people,... more...

  • Tibet Unconqueredby Diane Wolff; Robert Thurman

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    A fabled country in the far reaches of the Himalayas, Tibet looms large in the popular imagination. The original home of the Dalai Lama, one of the great spiritual leaders of our time, Tibetan Buddhism inspires millions worldwide with the twin values of wisdom and compassion. Yet the Chinese takeover six decades ago also shows another side of Tibet?that... more...

  • Seraby Sheila Rock; Robert Thurman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    The Sera Jey Monastery, reestablished near Mysore, India, houses 5,000 Buddhist monks living in exile -- including survivors of the destruction of the Tibetan monastery in 1959. Sheila Rock's moving portraits are a celebration of the everyday simplicity and subtle beauty of the ascetic life. More than a hundred duotone photographs document the compassionate... more...

  • Buddha at the Apocalypseby Kurt Spellmeyer; Robert Thurman

    Wisdom Publications 2010; US$ 16.95

    Timely and audacious, Buddha at the Apocalypse challenges us to look directly at the devastating assumptions underlying the very mechanisms of the modern world - and offers a clarion call to awaken from a pervasive culture of destruction into a natural, sustainable, and sane peace. Kurt Spellmeyer references the Bible, popular culture, Zen, and Western... more...

  • A Call to Compassionby Aura Glaser; Robert A. F. Thurman

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2005; US$ 16.95

    Aura Glaser wrote this book to remedy a deficiency she discovered while engaged in psychological research?a nearly complete omission of the importance and cultivation of compassion. Other books exploring Buddhism and psychology have focused on what the Theravada school of Buddhism?which teaches personal liberation through enlightenment?can offer psychology.... more...

  • Pointing Out the Great Wayby Daniel P. Brown; Robert Thurman

    Wisdom Publications 2006; US$ 29.95

    Many books have been published in recent years on the topic of mahamudra, or meditation on the fundamentally clear nature of the mind. This book is different in the systematic way it draws from a variety of source texts in order to construct a complete, graded path of practice informed by an understanding of the particular obstacles faced by meditators... more...

  • Essential Chan Buddhismby Robert Thurman; Guo Jun; Kenneth Wapner

    Monkfish Book Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    An inspiring introduction to Chan Buddhism in a value-priced hardcover edition. Perfect for daily spiritual guidance and gifts. more...