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  • The Social Life of Tibetan Biographyby Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Social Life of Tibetan Biography outlines the growth of the Buddhist tradition of the Tibetan teacher Tokden Shakya Shri (1853?1919) through charting his biographical tradition and its influence on the development of his community. Tokden Shakya Shri?s tradition is an important exemplar of interpersonal exchange on the margins between East... more...

  • The Short Path to Enlightenmentby Paul Brunton; Mark Scorelle; Jeff Cox

    Larson Publications 2014; US$ 11.99

    This lucid, accessible, timely, and useful book illumines every aspect of popular and traditional sudden-awakening teachings, including where they fit in the overall spectrum of spiritual development and fulfillment: how to prepare for them, when/how to transition to them, practical techniques, fruits and pitfalls, stages in development, what to... more...

  • The Shin Buddhist Classical Traditionby Alfred Bloom; Kenneth K. Tanaka

    World Wisdom 2014; US$ 9.99

    Pure Land or Shin Buddhism is the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan. Yet in the West it has been overshadowed by the more famous Zen Buddhism. In Volume 2 of his new work, renowned author and scholar of the Shin tradition, Alfred Bloom, has collected key passages on Pure Land religious practice from among the scriptures and the leading monks... more...

  • The Buddhaby John S. Strong

    Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 7.99

    From his many births to his deathbed deeds, this authoritative biography unites the Buddha of history with the Buddha of legend in a bid to reveal the lasting spiritual relevance at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. Acclaimed scholar John Strong examines not only the historical texts, but also the supernatural accounts that surround this great... more...

  • Zen and the Art of Consciousnessby Susan Blackmore

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    Who are you? When are you? What were you conscious of a moment ago? This groundbreaking book sees acclaimed psychologist Susan Blackmore combining the latest scientific theories about mind, self, and consciousness with a lifetime?s practice of Zen. Framed by ten critical questions derived from Zen teachings and designed to expand your understanding... more...

  • The Chan Whip Anthologyby Jeffrey L. Broughton; Elise Yoko Watanabe

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99 US$ 32.39

    Jeffrey Broughton offers an annotated translation of the Whip for Spurring Students Onward Through the Chan Barrier Checkpoints (abbreviated as Chan Whip ). It is a classic of Chan (Zen) Buddhism that has served as a Chan handbook in both China and Japan since its publication in 1600. more...

  • Cultivating the Empty Fieldby Taigen Dan Leighton; Yi Wu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Cultivating the Empty Field is a modern translation of the core of Chinese Ch'an master Hongzhi's Extensive Record. First to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza ("just sitting") Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature. This translation of Hongzhi's... more...

  • An American's Journey into Buddhismby Albert Shansky

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 19.99

    Structured as a patchwork of conversations, recollections, and lyrical encounters, this rich spiritual autobiography allows readers to eavesdrop on a restless soul in quest of self, God, and home. The memoir tells the story of an American who became intrigued by Buddhism through his love of Asian art and who decided to study the discipline in a Japanese... more...

  • The Quest for Selfby Takeshi Iizuka

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 63.20

    The principles of Zen philosophy have been applied to professions as varied as motorcycle maintenance and baseball. In The Quest for Self author Takeshi Iizuka shows how he has himself applied Zen principles in business. Iizuka starts from the realization that life is but a single existence, and this leads to his reflections about how best we should... more...

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japanby Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as sacred objects. In Japan, it was believed that those who... more...