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- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00
Zen is not a religion of God. Nor a religion of faith. It is a religion of emptiness, a religion of absolute nothingness. However it is not nihilistic but dynamically positive. For Zen is based on self-awakening, awakening to the self. In this book, a sequel to Zen and Western Thought, the author tries to clarify the true meaning of Buddhist emptiness... 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
Encouraging Words is a collection of short talks and brief essays that Aitken Rashi has offered his students at meditation retreats during the past two decades. They are arranged according to themes central to all spiritual seekers -- attention, emptiness, coming and going, diligence, death and the afterlife, the sacred self, and the moral path. Aitken... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95
With a foreword by Prof. Alfred Bloom. This completely new study of Japanese Shin Buddhism offers a valuable combination of historical development, carefully selected readings with commentaries and illustrations. Widely welcomed both for its scope as course work reader and as a general introduction to the subject. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 27.99
In this study, based on both historical evidence and ethnographic data, Paula Arai shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century. They were active participants in the Soto Zen sect, and have continued to contribute to the advancement of the sect to the present day. Drawing on her fieldwork among the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95
Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as sacred objects. In Japan, it was believed that those who... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
The Denkoroku, or "Record of Transmitting the Light," contains the enlightenment stories of the earliest Zen ancestors. In Zen Ught, the author comments on this Buddhist classic, which he studied as part of his own advanced Zen training. Sensei Barragato brings the varied experiences of his life and his studies in Catholicism and Quaker practice... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 4.87
El dalái lama, el más alto líder espiritual del pueblo tibetano, era también, hasta 1959 (fecha de la ocupación por parte de China), el principal responsable político del Tíbet. Elevada figura del budismo, es considerado la manifestación del Buda de la Compasión, reencarnado para servir a las personas. De hecho, su cargo significa "Océano de Sabiduría"... 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...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99
Who are you? When are you? What were you conscious of a moment ago? This groundbreaking book sees acclaimed psychologist Susan Blackmore combining the latest scientific theories about mind, self, and consciousness with a lifetime?s practice of Zen. Framed by ten critical questions derived from Zen teachings and designed to expand your understanding... more...