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  • Popular Buddhism in Japanby Esben Andreasen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    With a foreword by Prof. Alfred Bloom. This completely new study of Japanese Shin Buddhism offers a valuable combination of historical development, carefully selected readings with commentaries and illustrations. Widely welcomed both for its scope as course work reader and as a general introduction to the subject. 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...

  • 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...

  • Living In Amida's Universal Vowby Alfred Bloom

    World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99

    Though it has been in the West for over one hundred years, Pure Land and Shin Buddhism has been little known or understood among Western peoples. This book brings together a sampling of the resources available for the study of Shin Pure Land Buddhism through a variety of essays from important and influential journals, and so contributes to a greater... more...

  • What the Buddha Never Taughtby Tim Ward

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    A humorous behind-the-robes account of life in a Thai forest monastery. A cult classic. 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...

  • 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...

  • 11 Days at the Edgeby Michael Wombacher

    Findhorn Press 2008; US$ 13.95

    Revolutionary idealist and vocal cultural critic Andrew Cohen promotes a new spiritual paradigm in this exploration of a true visionary?s controversial school of thought. Though Cohen was once a teacher of personal enlightenment, he now quests for a joint spiritual longing and humanitarian love-two forces that enable and empower each other to the... more...

  • Indian Esoteric Buddhismby Ronald M. Davidson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 32.99

    Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism -- especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms -- the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in... more...