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  • Elegant Failureby Richard Shrobe

    Rodmell Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    A modern commentary on classic Zen stories of enlightenment and near-enlightenment more...

  • The Teachings of Master Wuzhuby Adamek L Wendi

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    The Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations (Lidai fabao ji) is a little-known Chan/Zen Buddhist text of the eighth century, rediscovered in 1900. The text relayss a fascinating sectarian history of Buddhism refracted through the progressive philosophy of Bao Tang founder Chan Master Wuzhu (714–774). The Lidai fabao ji illustrates Master... more...

  • The Mystique of Transmissionby Wendi Adamek

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 69.99

    The Mystique of Transmission is a close reading of a late-eighth-century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the Lidai fabao ji (Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations), and is its first English translation. The text is the only remaining relic of the little-known Bao Tang Chan school of Sichuan, and combines a sectarian history of... more...

  • When a Woman Becomes a Religious Dynastyby Hildegard Diemberger; Marilyn Strathern

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    In the fifteenth century, the princess Chokyi Dronma was told by the leading spiritual masters of her time that she was the embodiment of the ancient Indian tantric deity Vajravarahi, known in Tibetan as Dorje Phagmo, the Thunderbolt Female Pig. After suffering a great personal tragedy, Chokyi Dronma renounced her royal status to become a nun, and,... more...

  • The Platform Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2006; US$ 27.99

    The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch'an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself,... more...

  • Readings of the Platform Sutraby Morten Schlütter; Stephen F. Teiser

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    This anthology of secondary readings of The Platform Sutra is designed to introduce the undergraduate to one of the most popular and influential Chan (Zen) Buddhist texts. The sutra purportedly contains the teachings of Huineng (638-713), the sixth patriarch of China and the father of the Chan movement. Though recent research suggests that the work... more...

  • The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarchby Philip Yampolsky; Morten Schlütter

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Chan (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Chan classic. Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version... more...

  • Zen für Dummiesby Inken Prohl

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.50 US$ 15.17

    Was bringt Menschen dazu, stundenlang regungslos auf einem Kissen zu sitzen? Die Faszination des Zen-Buddhismus ist groß, da nimmt so mancher Beschwernisse auf sich bei der Suche nach Erkenntnis. Inken Prohl hat das Unaussprechliche des Zen in leicht verständliche Worte gefasst. Sie zeigt, warum das angebliche "Nichts" des Zen - keine Lehre... more...

  • The Buddhaby David Kherdian

    White Cloud Press 2004; US$ 14.95

    A simple, uplifting telling of the life of Buddha by an award-winning, best-selling author. This is the first account of the Buddha story that does not separate, but blends the elements of history, apochrypha, and the Buddhist tenets into a compelling, page-turning narrative: it establishes Buddha as an exceptional mortal who embodies the search for... more...

  • How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Beby Cheri Huber

    Hay House 2000; US$ 13.95 US$ 10.26

    This book tells you precisely how to examine an issue that is causing you difficulty, how to discover the source of the problem, and how to free yourself from the suffering that was created. more...