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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00
Modernizing and colonizing forces brought nineteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhists both challenges and opportunities. How did Buddhists deal with social and economic change; new forms of political, religious, and educational discourse; and Christianity? And how did Sri Lankan Buddhists, collaborating with other Asian Buddhists, respond to... more...
- 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...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00
A study of the Northern Song Chan monk Qisong and his writings on Chan lineage, this book offers new arguments about Buddhist patriarchs, challenges assumptions about Chan masters, and provides insight into the interactions of Buddhists and the imperial court. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00
Balancing the academic emphasis on Buddhist monastic studies, this volume focuses on noncelibate religious specialists including Tantric professionals, village lamas, spirit mediums, and Treasure revealers in Central and Eastern Tibet, Bhutan, and India from historical times to the present day. more...
- World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99
Whether you have known Keido Fukushima for decades or are encountering him for the first time through the pages of this intimate portrait, we all have the pleasure of meeting him as if he were an old and dear friend. Samples of his calligraphy provide further glimpses into the heart and mind of a leading Zen master of the modern world. Roshi Fukushima,... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00
The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. Surviving Nirvana is the first book in the English language to examine how this historic moment was represented and received in the visual culture of China, of which the nirvana image has been a part for over 1,500 years.... more...
- Osho Media International 2011; US$ 7.99
Today, humanity is caught up in the mad complexity of the mind, and as never before, there is an urgent need to rediscover simplicity and innocence. Osho brings to life the inherent and timeless wisdom of traditional Zen stories. He shows us that Zen is a way of dissolving philosophical problems, not of solving them. It is a way of getting rid... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 15.65
Zen is a unique school of spiritual development. Zen is not a religion, it is a way of acting and being and these essays provide a foundation for living a fulfilled life for anyone seeking spirituality in their lives. D.T Suzuki explains how Zen has its origins in the enlightenment of the Buddha while its central fact is attaining 'Satori', an intuitional... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
This remarkable Zen book is of great importance not only for the variety of the 365 kong-ans, but for Zen Master Seung Sahn's own questions and commentary which accompany each kong-an. This prodding and guidance serve as guideposts along a difficult road to enlightenment. The kong-ans themselves and practice for life-practice for life-practice for... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 11.99
The development of Zen in China is really the story of the flourishing of Chinese philosophy, arts and literature beginning as far back as the Han Dynasty and earlier. Master Nan Huai-Chin offers an engaging chronicle of both in this groundbreaking work. The Story of Chinese Zen begins with the premise that the climate during Shakyamuni's founding... more...