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  • Encouraging Wordsby Robert Aitken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    Encouraging Words is a collection of short talks and brief essays that Aitken Rashi has offered his students at meditation retreats during the past two decades. They are arranged according to themes central to all spiritual seekers -- attention, emptiness, coming and going, diligence, death and the afterlife, the sacred self, and the moral path. Aitken... more...

  • Beyond the Selfby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    One of the Buddha's most central ideas is the importance of transcending “either/or” thinking to avoid the trap of extremist views. In Beyond the Self Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The book contains Nhat Hanh's original translation... more...

  • Naturalness: A Classic Of Shin Buddhismby Kenryo Kanamatsu

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    Kanamatsu's Naturalness, written in 1949, is more than an introduction to the essence of Shin Buddhism. It is a profound and enlightened meditation on the relationship between man and Amida Buddha, who is pure mercy and whose Name is a vehicle of Nirvanic Reality. Combining the erudition of a philosopher with the sensitivity of a poet, Kanamatsu leads... more...

  • Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuangby Matthew Kapstein; Sam van Schaik

    BRILL 2010; US$ 147.00

    Drawing a wide variety of texts and images from Dunhuang, the six original contributions to this collection advance our understanding of the development of Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practice are among the topics considered. more...

  • Golden Age Of Zen: Zen Masters Of The Tby John C. h. Wu

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    This book gives a fascinating survey of the early years of Chinese Zen (Chan) Buddhism, staying focused on the movement of Buddhism to the land where Taoism and Confucianism flourished. Wu's survey, combined with interesting translations from these earliest Zen masters, reveals a time of spiritual vibrancy and powerful personalities that help explain... more...

  • The Essential Shinranby Alfred Bloom

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    Renowned scholar of Shin Buddhism, Alfred Bloom, presents the life and spiritual legacy of Shinran Shonin, the influential religious reformer and founder of Pure Land Buddhism, the most popular school of Buddhism in Japan today. Bloom presents a wide selection of Shinran?s essential writings on the key Shin Buddhist idea of ?true entrusting? (shinjin)... more...

  • The Linji Lu and the Creation of Chan Orthodoxyby Albert Welter

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 77.99

    The Linji lu, or Record of Linji, ranks among the most famous and influential texts of the Chan and Zen traditions. Ostensibly containing the teachings of the Tang dynasty figure Linji Yixuan, the text has generally been accepted at face value, as reliable records of the teachings of this historical figure. In this book, Albert Welter offers the first... more...

  • What Would the Buddha Recycle?by Rosemary Roberts

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 11.95

    If the Buddha were alive today, he'd be the living embodiment of green living. He'd be collecting cans on the freeway, riding his bike to work, and replacing all his light bulbs--one little satori at a time. In this book you can channel His Holiness, reduce your footprint, and experience little Aha! moments when you: Eat mindfully and lose the meat;... more...

  • Dogenby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 32.99

    In this groundbreaking collection of essays edited by Steven Heine, leading scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. more...

  • Being Uprightby Reb Anderson

    Rodmell Press 2000; US$ 16.99

    Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should... more...