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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 17.50
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...
- 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...
- Hay House 2000; US$ 13.95
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...
- Hay House 2005; US$ 2.99
The zen mind is the beginners mind, which sees everything as if for the first time. It is in this zen mind that realization comes. People sit for many years in meditation to find that suddenly in hearing something again for the first time, theyre lifted to a state of understanding thats far beyond anything theyve ever experienced.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95
[Zen Masters of China presents more than 300 traditional Zen stories and koans, far more than any other collection. Retelling them in their proper place in Zen?s historical journey, it also tells a larger story: how, in taking the first step east from India to China, Buddhism began to be Zen.] The stories of Zen are unlike any other writing, religious... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99
Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism fundamentally rethinks the nature of the transgressive theories and practices of the Buddhist Tantric traditions, challenging the notion that the Tantras were “marginal? or primitive and situating them instead—both ideologically and institutionally—within larger trends in mainstream Buddhist and Indian culture. Critically... more...