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- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
First to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza ("just sitting") Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature. This translation of Hongzhi?s poetry, the only such volume available in English, treats readers to his profound wisdom and beautiful literary gift.... more...
- Parallax Press 2014; US$ 12.99
The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus , Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 59.95
Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside of Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through his writings and teaching, and for nearly a century his work and legacy have contributed to the ongoing religious and cultural interchange between Japan and the rest of the world, particularly... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 36.04
Sengzhao (374-414) und sein berühmtes Werk, das ?Bore wuzhi lun? (?Abhandlung über die prajña, die nicht etwas zu erkennen bedeutet?), werden von der modernen Forschung als bedeutender Beitrag zur Entwicklung des buddhistischen Denkens in China betrachtet. Doch trotz dieses hohen Stellenwerts wurde das ?Bore wuzhi lun? bislang nicht vor seinem damaligen... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
Jeffrey L. Broughton offers an annotated translation of the Whip for Spurring Students Onward Through the Chan Barrier Checkpoints (Changuan cejin), which he abbreviates to Chan Whip. This anthology, compiled by Yunqi Zhuhong (1535-1615), has served as a Chan handbook in both China and Japan since its publication in 1600. To characterize the Chan Whip... more...
- World Wisdom 2014; US$ 9.99
Pure Land or Shin Buddhism is the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan. Yet in the West it has been overshadowed by the more famous Zen Buddhism. In Volume 2 of his new work, renowned author and scholar of the Shin tradition, Alfred Bloom, has collected key passages on Pure Land religious practice from among the scriptures and the leading monks... more...
- Larson Publications 2014; US$ 11.99
This lucid, accessible, timely, and useful book illumines every aspect of popular and traditional sudden-awakening teachings, including where they fit in the overall spectrum of spiritual development and fulfillment: how to prepare for them, when/how to transition to them, practical techniques, fruits and pitfalls, stages in development, what to... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization practices in the ninth century. He presents an important new reading of a seventh-century Chinese text called the Collected Dharani Sutras, which... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
The Social Life of Tibetan Biography outlines the growth of the Buddhist tradition of the Tibetan teacher Tokden Shakya Shri (1853?1919) through charting his biographical tradition and its influence on the development of his community. Tokden Shakya Shri?s tradition is an important exemplar of interpersonal exchange on the margins between East... more...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 33.00
Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?? he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His “Song... more...