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  • Zen and the Beat Wayby Alan Watts

    Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 13.95

    Zen and the Beat Way is based upon selections from Alan Watts's early radio talks, many of which were first aired on the Pacifica Radio Network in the late fifties and early sixties, and sessions from two of his most compelling seminars in the mid-sixties. more...

  • The Platform Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2006; US$ 28.00

    The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch'an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself,... more...

  • Learning True Loveby Sister Chan Khong

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    Sister Chan Khong's autobiography tells the story of her spiritual and personal odyssey through the many years of her life. The book?s centerpiece is her moving account of her return to Vietnam, her homeland, after 40 years of exile. She describes in refreshing detail her emotional reactions, the reunions with many old friends and fellow activists,... more...

  • Readings of the Platform Sutraby Morten Schlutter; Stephen F. Teiser

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    This anthology of secondary readings of The Platform Sutra is designed to introduce the undergraduate to one of the most popular and influential Chan (Zen) Buddhist texts. The sutra purportedly contains the teachings of Huineng (638-713), the sixth patriarch of China and the father of the Chan movement. Though recent research suggests that the work... more...

  • The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarchby Philip Yampolsky; Morten Schlutter

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Chan (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Chan classic. Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version... more...

  • The Mystique of Transmissionby Wendi Adamek

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 64.99

    The Mystique of Transmission is a close reading of a late-eighth-century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the Lidai fabao ji ( Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations ), and is its first English translation. The text is the only remaining relic of the little-known Bao Tang Chan school of Sichuan, and combines a sectarian history... more...

  • When a Woman Becomes a Religious Dynastyby Hildegard Diemberger; Marilyn Strathern

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In the fifteenth century, the princess Chokyi Dronma was told by the leading spiritual masters of her time that she was the embodiment of the ancient Indian tantric deity Vajravarahi, known in Tibetan as Dorje Phagmo, the Thunderbolt Female Pig. After suffering a great personal tragedy, Chokyi Dronma renounced her royal status to become a nun, and,... more...

  • Stoep Zenby Antony Osler

    Jacana Media 2008; US$ 15.99

    Ruminating on what it means to achieve Zen in a continent that has experienced fear, injustice, and inspirational political revolution, this meditation is a refreshingly enlightening account of practicing Buddhism in a volatile and ever-changing South Africa. Reminiscent of Lau Tsu combined with Oom Schalk Lourens, this luminescent and contemplative... more...

  • Zen für Dummiesby Inken Prohl

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.50

    Was bringt Menschen dazu, stundenlang regungslos auf einem Kissen zu sitzen? Die Faszination des Zen-Buddhismus ist groß, da nimmt so mancher Beschwernisse auf sich bei der Suche nach Erkenntnis. Inken Prohl hat das Unaussprechliche des Zen in leicht verständliche Worte gefasst. Sie zeigt, warum das angebliche "Nichts" des Zen - keine Lehre... more...

  • How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Beby Cheri Huber

    Hay House 2000; US$ 13.95

    This book tells you precisely how to examine an issue that is causing you difficulty, how to discover the source of the problem, and how to free yourself from the suffering that was created. more...