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  • The Life of Buddha and Its Lessonsby Henry Steel Olcott

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons is a short pamphlet by Henry Steel Olcott. It was first published in 1912 as number fifteen in the series of Adyar Pamphlets released by the Theosophical Publishing House. more...

  • Wisdom of the Eastby Shinran Shonin; S. Yamabe; L. Adams Beck

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    Buddhism passed into Japan from China and Korea about 1320 years ago, in or about the year A.D. 552. It adapted itself with perfect comprehension to the ideals of the Japanese people, inculcating among them the teachings of morality common to the great faiths with, in addition, the spiritual unction, the passion of love and sympathy, self-devotion,... 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...

  • Zenby Kaiten Nukariya

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.95

    The historical importance of Zen can hardly be exaggerated. After its introduction into China in the sixth century, A.D., it grew ascendant through the Sui (598-617) and the Tang dynasty (618-906), and enjoyed greater popularity than any other sect of Buddhism during the whole period of the Sung (976-1126) and the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1367).... more...

  • Teachings on Loveby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    Teachings on Love is a treasure trove of guidance for couples, families, and individuals who want to nourish the gift and strength of their relationships and deal creatively with their weaknesses and difficulties. Teachings on Love provides a time-tested path to nurture the deepest love in ourselves and in others. This revised edition includes updated... more...

  • Learning True Loveby Chan Khong

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    This unique autobiography tells the gripping story of a woman who not only lived, but made history. This fully revised edition follows Sister Chan Khong's courageous journey from Vietnam to France, and then back to Vietnam after forty years in exile. more...

  • Hakuin's Precious Mirror Caveby Norman Waddell

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 26.00

    The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Quiet Reflection, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Dogen established Soto Zen in Japan, and his work is widely known in the West with many of his books translated into English. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Buddhaby Matteo Pistono

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    "Part spy thriller, part Dharma travelogue, part spiritual autobiography . . . 100 percent page-turner." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono evaded Chinese security and smuggled out photos of prisons, secret documents, and firsthand interviews of torture victims and other atrocities committed... more...

  • Buddhaby Axel Michaels

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.14

    Mehr als 360 Millionen Menschen auf der Welt bekennen sich zum Buddhismus. Doch wer war der Buddha, dessen Lehre von der Überwindung allen Leidens sich ab dem 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. von Nordindien aus schnell in weiten Teilen Asiens verbreitete? Lässt sich seine Biographie historisch fassen? Was berichten die Legenden über sein Leben? Axel Michaels... more...

  • Dreaming the Great Brahminby Kurtis R. Schaeffer

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    Explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. This book offers a comprehensive cultural and literary history of the well-known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, known as the Great Brahmin. more...