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- Workman Publishing Company 1994; US$ 8.95
While it seeks neither to define Zen nor answer its most famous koan (a riddle unanswerable by conventional thinking, in this case the sound of one hand clapping), this bestselling little book with 437,000 copies in print possesses a maverick Zen spirit that points to a different way of looking at the world. With each page featuring a quote, phrase,... more...
- Pariyatti Publishing 2003; US$ 6.99
Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha?s life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant... more...
- Rockpool Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
A guided journey into authentic mediationtoo often surrounded by myth and unwarranted mysticismfor novices and experienced meditators alike There are many books on meditation, even books on how to speed up the process and learn to meditate in 15 minutesthe opposite of what meditation is trying to achieve. Here, Yogi Brahmasamhara teaches... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95
The Wholehearted Way is a translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa, one of the primary texts on Zen practice. Transcending any particular school of Buddhism or religious belief, Dogen's profound and poetic writings are respected as a pinnacle of world spiritual literature. Bendowa, or A Talk on the Wholehearted Practice of the Way, was written... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95
Expression of Zen inspiration in everyday activities such as writing or serving tea, and in knightly arts such as fencing, came to be highly regarded in Japanese tradition. In the end, some of them were practiced as spiritual training in themselves; they were then called " Ways." This book includes translations of some rare texts on Zen and the Ways.... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00
One of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East, Eihei Dogen Zenji (1200–1253) is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen. A deep thinker and writer, he was deeply involved in monastic methods and in integrating Zen realization into daily life. At times The Shobogenzo was profoundly difficult, and he worked... more...
- Middleway Press 2012; US$ 11.99
An intimate portrayal of one of history's most important and obscure figures, the Buddha, this chronicle reveals him not as a mystic, but a warm and engaged human being that was very much the product of his turbulent times. This biographical account traces the path of Siddhartha Gautama as he walked away from the pleasure palace that had been his home... more...
- Parallax Press 2012; US$ 12.99
In Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society , Thich Nhat Hanh lays out the foundation for an international solidarity movement based on a shared sense of compassion, mindful consumption, and right action. Following these principles, he believes, is the path to world peace. The book is based on our increased global interconnectedness and subsequent... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 31.99
The Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations (Lidai fabao ji) is a little-known Chan/Zen Buddhist text of the eighth century, rediscovered in 1900. The text relayss a fascinating sectarian history of Buddhism refracted through the progressive philosophy of Bao Tang founder Chan Master Wuzhu (714–774). The Lidai fabao ji illustrates Master... more...