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- 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...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 16.99
Drawn directly from Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, the life story of the Buddha is retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in a style that captures the clarity and serenity of the Buddha's life. This is a gift book, a reference book, and an excellent read, destined to become a classic of religious literature. "This is a truly wondrous book—a biography, a... more...
- 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...
- John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Tim Ward is the author of six books, including the best-selling What the Buddha Never Taught and Savage Breast: One Man?s Search for the Goddess. His travel stories have appeared in 13 anthologies, including Traveler?s Tales Best Travel Writing 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Tim is also the publisher of Changemakers Books (an imprint of John Hunt... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 50.00
The Record of Linji stands as one of the great classics of the Zen tradition, and modern Zen master and reformer Hisamatsu Shin'ichi offers a lively and penetrating exploration of the religious essence of the text. The Record is a compilation of the sayings of Linji, the Chinese founder of Rinzai Zen. Several decades ago, Hisamatsu gave the twenty-two... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A brilliantly colorful memoir of becoming a monk and a young man's spiritual journey in India. Nikolai Grozni, a Boston jazz piano prodigy struck by spiritual ennui, suddenly abandoned 15 years of music studies to seek out the Dalai Lama's university in India, where he began his quest for the ultimate truth. Instead of finding answers, Grozni fell... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 15.00
If, as the I Ching says, thoughts are spirits, then this collection of highly distilled thoughts from history?s greatest philosophers and religious figures will certainly put you in good spirits. Laurence Boldt has long made a practice of applying Zen principles to everyday life. Here he applies wisdom from all corners of the world to twenty-five aspects,... more...