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  • The Buddha's Way of Happinessby Thomas Bien; Lama Surya Das

    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...

  • The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifismby Paul R. Fleischman

    Pariyatti Publishing 2002; US$ 6.99

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, this thought-provoking essay explores the Buddha's teaching to find one prescription: not war, not pacifism but nonviolence. more...

  • Contemplative Scienceby B. Alan Wallace; Brian Hodel

    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...

  • Against a Hindu Godby Parimal G. Patil

    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...

  • Meditations of a Buddhist Skepticby B. Alan Wallace

    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...

  • Mind and Lifeby Pier Luigi Luisi; Zara Houshmand

    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...

  • A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to International Relationsby Alejandro Chávez-Segura

    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...

  • The Positive Psychology of Buddhism and Yogaby Marvin Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhammaby Bhikkhu Bodhi

    Pariyatti Publishing 2003; US$ 6.99

    This modern translation of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) offers an introduction to Buddhism's fundamental philosophical psychology. Originally written in the 11th or 12th century, the Sangaha has served as the key to wisdom held in the Abhidhamma. Concisely surveyed are Abhidhamma's central themes, including states of consciousness... more...

  • 24/7 Dharmaby Dennis Genpo Merzel

    Big Mind Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    There are three fundamental questions to Buddhist practice:•Why do we suffer? •How can we free ourselves from fear and sorrow? •What does it take to live in harmony with others?Dennis Genpo Merzel, among the highest ranking American Buddhists practicing today, addresses these fundamental questions in this dynamic, easily-accessible book,... more...