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  • How to Be Compassionateby His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 15.00

    Each one of us is responsible for all of humankind, and for the environment in which we live. . . . We must seek to lessen the suffering of others. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something seriously directed toward the welfare of humanity as a whole. To do this, you need to recognize that the whole... more...

  • The Buddhist Catechismby Henry Steel Olcott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99

    A founding member of the Theosophical Society, and perhaps the first well-known European to convert to Buddhism, Henry Steel Olcott made a lasting contribution with his Buddhist Catechism of 1881. Seeing Buddhism with a Westernized scientific eye, the work is given in the same question and answer structure used in the Christian Catechism. David McMahan... more...

  • Buddhist Responses to Globalizationby Leah Kalmanson; James Mark Shields; Peter D. Hershock; Carolyn M. Jones Medine; Ugo Dessi; Melanie L. Harris; John W. M. Krummel; Erin McCarthy

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors show that Buddhism?arguably the world?s first transnational religion?is a rich resource for navigating todays interconnected world. more...

  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • The Vision of Dhammaby Bhikkhu Bodhi; Erich Fromm

    Pariyatti Publishing 2000; US$ 6.99

    Written by a Westerner whose life experience was as a Buddhist monastic, this collection of essays conveys a friendly spirit, in the manner of a wise and practical teacher. more...

  • Objektivität durch Asymmetrieby Markus Hahn

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Auf der Suche nach objektiver Wahrheit wurde in den Wissenschaften das Prinzip der Relationalität populär: Gegenstandsbereiche gleich welcher Art werden als reine Beziehungsgeflechte beschrieben, nach dem Vorbild der Mathematik (diese Notwendigkeit entstand nicht zuletzt durch die Relativitätstheorie). Um Reales theoretisch zu erfassen, etwa um Dinge... more...

  • A Manual of Buddhist Philosophyby William Montgomery McGovern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 385.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Buddhaby Trevor Ling; Paul R. Fleischman

    Pariyatti Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    A warm and stimulating book, this text describes the India into which the Buddha was born, recounts what is known of his life and the development of his teachings, and then follows the course of Buddhism through succeeding centuries in India and Sri Lanka. Far from being a recluse concerned only with an inner mystical experience, the Buddha always... more...

  • A Philosophy of Emptinessby Gay Watson

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 28.00

    We often view emptiness as a negative condition, a symptom of depression, despair, or grief?an assessment furthered by authors like Franz Kafka or the existentialists, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Offering an alternative view,  A Philosophy of Emptiness  reclaims these hollow feelings as a positive and even empowering state, an antidote to the... more...

  • The Four Noble Truthsby His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    This book contains the essential guide to some of the central Buddhist teachings based on the recent UK lectures by his holiness. more...