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- BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00
Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism gives a new perspective on contemporary Japanese Zen Buddhism. Ideas, ritual practices, temples and interactions between the clergy, the laity and the institution are investigated as living representations of a unique and yet common Japanese religion. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99
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...
- World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99
Whether you have known Keido Fukushima for decades or are encountering him for the first time through the pages of this intimate portrait, we all have the pleasure of meeting him as if he were an old and dear friend. Samples of his calligraphy provide further glimpses into the heart and mind of a leading Zen master of the modern world. Roshi Fukushima,... more...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99
Sister Chan Khong's autobiography tells the story of her spiritual and personal odyssey through the many years of her life. The book?s centerpiece is her moving account of her return to Vietnam, her homeland, after 40 years of exile. She describes in refreshing detail her emotional reactions, the reunions with many old friends and fellow activists,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This classic volume focuses on the life of the Buddha and the early history of his order, and includes the first translation of many works. The first part of the book consists of the translation and analysis of contained in the Tibetan Dulva or Vinaya-pitaka, and the second part includes chapters on the early history of Tibet and Khosan and an index... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 1994; US$ 8.95
While it seeks neither to define Zen nor answer its most famous koan (a riddle unanswerable by conventional thinking, in this case the sound of one hand clapping), this bestselling little book with 437,000 copies in print possesses a maverick Zen spirit that points to a different way of looking at the world. With each page featuring a quote, phrase,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00
Modernizing and colonizing forces brought nineteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhists both challenges and opportunities. How did Buddhists deal with social and economic change; new forms of political, religious, and educational discourse; and Christianity? And how did Sri Lankan Buddhists, collaborating with other Asian Buddhists, respond to... 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...
- Parallax Press 2015; US$ 12.99
Author of the critically acclaimed Healing: A Woman?s Journey from Doctor to Nun , Sister Dang Nghiem is a Buddhist nun, a motivational speaker, and an inspiration for anyone who has ever dealt with severe illness or chronic pain. Dang Nghiem came to the U.S. from Vietnam with her younger brother in 1985 with only $5 in her pocket. She earned two... more...