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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
Originally published in 1973. The volume is divided into four sections: The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric tradition. The foundations of the Buddhist... more...
- Turn the Page Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
If you like an inspiring good laugh or a quick pick-me-up, let Alanna Maure take you on a sometimes hilarious, always thought-provoking journey. The Only Buddha in Town speaks to our inner voice of reason that we sometimes push aside or ignore. Through Alanna's wit, she sits you down and reminds you of the bigger picture in life, and encourages... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99
Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization practices in the ninth century. He presents an important new reading of a seventh-century Chinese text called the Collected Dharani Sutras, which... more...
- Osho Media International 2015; US$ 7.99
Osho sees Zen not as a historical spiritual tradition, but as the future of a humanity that has matured to the point that people no longer need religions controlled by ?priesthoods? and based on fearful superstitions that cripple people?s innate intelligence and divide them from one another. This book offers a deeper understanding of the underlying... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 59.95 US$ 47.96
Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside of Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through his writings and teaching, and for nearly a century his work and legacy have contributed to the ongoing religious and cultural interchange between Japan and the rest of the world, particularly... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99
Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zenhow to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation... more...
- Publish Green 2015; US$ 2.99
YES YOU CAN: Change your unwanted habits Improve your emotional and physical health Reduce your levels of anxiety and depression Enhance your creativity, focus and sense of well-being Increase satisfaction with your life WITHOUT: Joining an ashram Sitting for hours in a meditative trance Forgoing lifes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
This is an introduction to the Buddhist philosophy of Emptiness which explores a number of themes in connection with the concept of Emptiness, a highly technical but very central notion in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. It examines the critique by the leading Nyingma school philosopher Mipham (1846-1912) formulated in his diverse writings. The book focuses... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
Robert Desjarlais's graceful ethnography explores the life histories of two Yolmo elders, focusing on how particular sensory orientations and modalities have contributed to the making and the telling of their lives. These two are a woman in her late eighties known as Kisang Omu and a Buddhist priest in his mid-eighties known as Ghang Lama, members... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
The tradition of Chan Buddhism?more popularly known as Zen?has been romanticized throughout its history. In this book, John R. McRae shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, make possible a more skeptical, accurate, and?ultimately?productive assessment of Chan lineages, teaching, fundraising practices, and social... more...