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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This is not a dry scholarly book on Zen. It is a fascinating introduction into a study of self-enlightenment and inner reason that has been a driving force of all Japanese culture. Written by Reginal Horace Blyth (1898-1964) this is a volume free of the dry pedantry that has hobbled so many well meaning French and English studies of Zen. It is free... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95
[Zen Masters of China presents more than 300 traditional Zen stories and koans, far more than any other collection. Retelling them in their proper place in Zen?s historical journey, it also tells a larger story: how, in taking the first step east from India to China, Buddhism began to be Zen.] The stories of Zen are unlike any other writing, religious... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
The premise of The Tao of Zen is that Zen is really Taoism in the disguise of Buddhism - an assumption being made by more and more Zen scholars. This is the first book that links the long-noted philosophical similarities of Taoism and Zen. The author traces the evolution of Ch'an(Zen) in China and later in Japan, where the Way was a term used interchangeably... more...