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  • Zen Meditation Plain and Simpleby Albert Low

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen—how to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation... more...

  • Dang Dang Doko Dangby Osho; Osho International Foundation

    Osho Media International 2015; US$ 7.95

    Excerpt from Chapter 7 On the path of Zen the first thing to be aware of is knowledge: the tradition, the scripture, that which has been handed over to you others. Those eyes are not yours, that light is not yours, and it is better to remain ignorant than to become knowledgeable – because at least ignorance is yours. A least it is authentic, at... more...

  • Both Sides of the Circleby Christmas Humphreys

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1978, Christmas Humphrey?s autobiography presents the fascinating history of a life rich and varied in both private and in public. Spanning seven decades it touches on many events of historical interest in which he was personally involved. Among them the abdication of Edward VIII, the Japanese War Trials and his time with the Dalai... more...

  • Mindfulness as Medicineby Sister Dang Nghiem

    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...

  • Cultivating the Empty Fieldby Taigen Dan Leighton; Yi Wu

    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...

  • No Mud, No Lotusby Thich Nhat Hanh

    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...

  • Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume Iby Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

    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...

  • Die Erleuchtung des Nordensby Christian Streif

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 35.96

    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...

  • The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practiceby Jeffrey L. Broughton; Elise Yoko Watanabe

    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...

  • The Shin Buddhist Classical Traditionby Alfred Bloom; Kenneth K. Tanaka

    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...