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- I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 17.00
?The natural sympathy and understanding of people everywheremust be the soil in which the new humanism can thrive.? For Daisaku Ikeda, whose words these are, education has long been one of the fundamental priorities of his work and teaching. His emphasis on the intellectual legacy bequeathed to humanity by the great teachers of civilization is in... more...
- Parallax Press 2004; US$ 9.99
In Peace Begins Here, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how a real peace process is based on spiritual, not political, strength. He offers the idea that peace in oneself is the basis of peace in the family, society, and the world. Based on an ongoing Buddhist retreat project for Israelis and Palestinians, this... more...
- New Harbinger Publications 2011; US$ 17.95
In Buddha's Way of Happiness , mindfulness expert Thomas Bien invites us to view happiness as a state that is always available to us, provided we know how to move past the barriers that keep us feeling stressed and unhappy. Bien identifies the six most common obstacles that keep us from joyful living and shows how to change our perception of everyday... more...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99
Mindfulness in the Marketplace suggests a reorientation of consumers from passive purchasers to aware, responsible citizens who see the dynamic connection between their purchases and their values. The Middle Path of Buddhism is not to avoid all consumption, but to consume mindfully in a manner that protects ourselves and all living systems. This anthology... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 24.99
B. Alan Wallace, renowned Buddhist scholar, integrates the contemplative methodologies of Buddhism and Western science into a single discipline: contemplative science. The science of consciousness investigates the mind through Buddhist contemplative techniques, such as shamatha , an organized, detailed system of training the attention. Just as... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 54.99
Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 17.99
Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world. Raising profound questions about human nature, free will, and experience versus dogma, Wallace challenges the claim that consciousness is nothing more than an emergent property... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 19.99
For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers?members of the Mind and Life Institute?have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 139.95
This monograph examines the theological paradigms within Buddhism, a religion that interacts with the world without narratives of genesis and eschatology. This book argues that there is a need to study and understand this interdependent relation between the religious and the secular political world. more...