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  • 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...

  • Critical Sermons of the Zen Traditionby Christopher Ives; Tokiwa Gishin

    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...

  • Turtle Feetby Nikolai Grozni

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    - The New York Times Book Review "[A] thoughtful, sharply funny memoir." - People "A rare and wonderful book, unlike anything I've ever read before." -Anne Lamott "Remarkable...I felt enlightened for having read it." -A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically ]]> more...

  • The Tibetan Book of Yogaby Geshe Michael Roach

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2009; US$ 17.99

    Yoga came to Tibet from India more than a thousand years ago, and it was quickly absorbed into the culture's rich traditions. In this small book readers will discover Heart Yoga, which developed over the centuries in the Gelukpa tradition of the Dalai Lamas. The program presented here combines popular yoga exercises wtih special Tibetan poses, and... more...

  • Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhismby Mark L. Blum; Shin'ya Yasutomi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 84.99

    Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is considered the "second founder" of Shin Buddhism. Under his leadership, the Honganji branch grew in size and power, becoming a national organization with great wealth and influence. Rennyo's success lay in conveying an attractive spiritual message while exerting effective administrative control. A savvy politician... more...

  • Hoofprint of the Oxby Master Sheng-yen; Dan Stevenson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 18.99

    Revered by Buddhists in the United States and China, contemporary Master Sheng-yen shares his wisdom and teachings in this first comprehensive English primer of Chan, the Chinese tradition of Buddhism that inspired Japanese Zen. Often misunderstood as a system of mind games, the Chan path involves a process of self-transformation grounded in carefully... more...

  • A Rose for Your Pocketby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    The thought ''mother'' cannot be separated from that of ''love.'' Without love, a child cannot flower and an adult cannot mature. Without love, we weaken and wither. —Thich Nhat Hanh, from A Rose for Your Pocket Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh leads us to a new and deeper appreciation of motherhood. Using... more...

  • Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhismby Jorn Borup

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    Zen Buddhist ideas and practices in many ways are unique within the study of religion, and artists, poets and Buddhists practitioners worldwide have found inspiration from this tradition. This work gives a fresh perspective on contemporary Japanese Zen Buddhism. more...

  • The Power of Patriarchsby Elizabeth Morrison; Barend J. Haar; Maghiel Crevel

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    A study of the Northern Song Chan monk Qisong and his writings on Chan lineage, this book offers new arguments about Buddhist patriarchs, challenges assumptions about Chan masters, and provides insight into the interactions of Buddhists and the imperial court. more...