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  • Die Erleuchtung des Nordensby Christian Streif

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 35.96

    Sengzhao (374-414) und sein berühmtes Werk, das ?Bore wuzhi lun? (?Abhandlung über die prajńa, 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...

  • Cultivating the Empty Fieldby Taigen Dan Leighton; Yi Wu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    Cultivating the Empty Field is a modern translation of the core of Chinese Ch'an master Hongzhi's Extensive Record. 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... more...

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

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    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...

  • Zen Meditation Plain and Simpleby Albert Low

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen—how to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation... more...

  • The Quest for Selfby Takeshi Iizuka

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 63.20

    The principles of Zen philosophy have been applied to professions as varied as motorcycle maintenance and baseball. In The Quest for Self author Takeshi Iizuka shows how he has himself applied Zen principles in business. Iizuka starts from the realization that life is but a single existence, and this leads to his reflections about how best we should... 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...

  • Women Living Zenby Paula Kane

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 27.99

    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...