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  • Spells, Images, and Mandalasby Koichi Shinohara

    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...

  • The Social Life of Tibetan Biographyby Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

    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...

  • Poison Blossoms From a Thicket of Thornby Norman Waddell; Hakuin Zenji

    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...

  • Religion Of The Samuraiby Nukariya

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 260.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Popular Buddhism in Japanby Esben Andreasen

    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...

  • A Heart Blown Openby Keith Martin-Smith

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 22.95

    A Heart Blown Open chronicles the extraordinary journey of Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi, whose life landed him in prison long before he landed in a monastery. Experience the successes and failures that led him to found an entirely new form of Buddhism called Mondo Zen. Starting from an abusive and alcoholic home in Wisconsin, Kelly becomes... more...

  • Der Buddha in der deutschen Dichtungby Heinrich Detering; Maren Ermisch; Pornsan Watanangura

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 17.86

    In der deutschen Literatur gehört die eigenwillige Adaptation und Transformation des Buddhismus zu den wesentlichen Horizonterweiterungen der Frühen Moderne. Seit Schopenhauers Willensphilosophie und seit Pionierarbeiten der deutschen Buddhismuskunde wird die Berufung auf Bilderwelten und Denkfiguren buddhistischer Traditionen zu einem produktiven... more...

  • Is Nothing Something?by Thich Nhat Hanh; Jessica McClure

    Parallax Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children. Illustrated in full-color by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing Something? will help adults plant the seeds of mindfulness in the young children in their lives. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?? and... more...

  • Public Zen, Personal Zenby Peter D. Hershock

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    This deeply informed book introduces the basic teachings and practices of Buddhism and their spread across Asia. Peter D. Hershock explores the history of the enduring Japanese tradition of Zen?from its beginnings as a form of Buddhist thought and practice imported from China to its reinvention in medieval Japan as a force for religious, political,... more...

  • The Mindfulness Survival Kitby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2013; US$ 6.99

    The Five Mindfulness Trainings are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh calls these trainings a "diet for a mindful society," and discusses the insights and challenges of how these precepts can heal our personal lives and the life of our society. Referred to as the Wonderful Precepts — "protecting life, acting with... more...