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- 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 14.95
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...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.95
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...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
Jeffrey L. Broughton offers an annotated translation of the Whip for Spurring Students Onward Through the Chan Barrier Checkpoints (Changuan cejin), which he abbreviates to Chan Whip. This anthology, compiled by Yunqi Zhuhong (1535-1615), has served as a Chan handbook in both China and Japan since its publication in 1600. To characterize the Chan Whip... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
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 poetry, the only such volume available in English, treats readers to his profound wisdom and beautiful literary gift.... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 35.46
Sengzhao (374-414) und sein berühmtes Werk, das ?Bore wuzhi lun? (?Abhandlung über die prajña, die nicht etwas zu erkennen bedeutet?), werden von der modernen Forschung als bedeutender Beitrag zur Entwicklung des buddhistischen Denkens in China betrachtet. Doch trotz dieses hohen Stellenwerts wurde das ?Bore wuzhi lun? bislang nicht vor seinem damaligen... more...