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  • Cultivating the Empty Fieldby Taigen Dan Leighton; Yi Wu

    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...

  • Constituciones que la madre Teresa de Jesús dio a las Carmelitas Descalzasby santa Teresa deJesús

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.88

    Textos constitutivos de la Orden de las carmelitas descalzas.   Biographische Informationen Santa Teresa de Jesús (Ávila, 1515-1582). Espańa. Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada nació en Ávila, el 28 de marzo de 1515, hija de los nobles Alonso Sánchez de Cepeda y Beatriz Dávila de Ahumada. En la casa donde nació se alza en la actualidad la iglesia conventual... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. Dating from thirteenth-century records of Japan's Kamakura temples, and traditionally guarded with a reverent secrecy, they reflect the earliest manifestation of pure Zen in Japan. Created by Zen Masters for their... 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...

  • Shin Buddhismby Taitetsu Unno

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • 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...

  • The Koanby Steven Heine; Dale S. Wright

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    The essays collected in this volume argue that our understanding of the Koan tradition has been severely limited. The authors try to undermine stereotypes and problematic interpretations by examining unrecognized factors in the formation of this tradition. 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...