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  • Healingby Sister Dang Nghiem

    Parallax Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    This extraordinary story takes the reader from the rice fields of Vietnam to the peaceful surrounding of Thich Nhat Hanh?s monastery in Plum Village. Healing traces a young woman?s path from an abusive childhood in a war-torn Vietnam, to a promising career as a medical doctor and poet, to finally finding true happiness as a nun. With humor, insight,... 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...

  • Der Buddha in der deutschen Dichtungby Heinrich Detering; Maren Ermisch; Pornsan Watanangura

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 17.65

    In der deutschen Literatur gehört die eigenwillige Adaptation und Transformation des Buddhismus zu den wesentlichen Horizonterweiterungen der Frühen Moderne. Seit Schopenhauers Willensphilosophie und seit Pionierarbeiten der deutschen Buddhismuskunde wird die Berufung auf Bilderwelten und Denkfiguren buddhistischer Traditionen zu einem produktiven... 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...

  • Samurai Zenby Trevor Leggett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 30.95

    Samurai Zen brings together 100 of the rare riddles which represent the core spiritual discipline of Japan's ancient Samurai tradition. more...

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japanby Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    This study of the bodhisattva Gyoki illustrates how Japanese Buddhist hagiographers chose to regard a single monk's charitable activities as a miraculous achievement that shaped the course of Japanese history. more...

  • Shin Buddhismby Taitetsu Unno

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00

    Interest in Buddhism continues to grow throughout North America, and more and more readers are moving beyond the familiar Zen and Tibetan traditions to examine other types of Buddhism. In Shin Buddhism , Taitetsu Unno explains the philosophy anc practices of "Pure Land" Buddhism, which dates back to the sixth century C.E., when Buddhism was first... more...

  • Sensory Biographiesby Prof. Robert R. Desjarlais

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Robert Desjarlais's graceful ethnography explores the life histories of two Yolmo elders, focusing on how particular sensory orientations and modalities have contributed to the making and the telling of their lives. These two are a woman in her late eighties known as Kisang Omu and a Buddhist priest in his mid-eighties known as Ghang Lama, members... more...

  • The Buddhaby Michael Carrithers

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    Michael Carrithers discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance. more...

  • Women Living Zenby Paula Kane

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 23.99

    Using both historical evidence and ethnographic data, Paula Arai shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the 6th century. They were active participants in the Soto Zen sect, and continue to contribute to the advancement of the sect up to the present day. more...