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  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; the late John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    Buddhism is deeply attractive to many in the West. Its ideals of serenity and compassion seem to supply a dimension of personal spirituality that they don't find in their own traditions. For those raised in the Christian Church, Buddhism can appear to exemplify the best in their own religion--qualities such as peacefulness, simplicity, and reverence... more...

  • The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Pathby Jean Smith

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?Writing a ?nuts and bolts? guide that is genuinely wise, charmingly conversational, and a pleasure to read requires a particular talent, and Jean Smith has proved once again that she has it.??Sylvia Boorstein, author of Don?t Just Do Something, Sit There The third of Jean Smith?s Beginner?s Guides focuses on the Buddha?s Eightfold Path?the concepts... 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...

  • Calming the Fearful Mindby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to find true safety in an age of terror. With simple insight, he illustrates how we can transform and uproot terrorism through the practices of compassion, deep listening, and mindful communication. This book offers key teachings to heal the misunderstandings that divide us. With his signature empathy and insight, Nhat... more...

  • Understanding Our Mindby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    Understanding Our Mind is an accessible guide for anyone who is curious about the inner workings of the mind. Originally released as Transformation at the Base, a finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, this seminal work on Buddhist applied psychology features a new introduction by Dharma teacher Reb Anderson. Understanding Our Mind is based on fifty... more...

  • Nirvanaby Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    An introduction to the Buddhist concept of nirvana, offering its own interpretations of key texts and translations for non-specialist readers. more...

  • The Life of Buddha and Its Lessonsby Henry Steel Olcott

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Selfless Personsby Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 52.00

    This book explains anatta through cultural, historical and Theravada Buddhist tradition and context. more...

  • Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicitiesby Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 84.00

    Examines the meaning of 'nirvana' and discusses Buddhist utopias, textuality and world history. more...

  • Critical Buddhismby Mr James Mark Shields

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the relative calm world of Japanese Buddhist scholarship was thrown into chaos with the publication of several works by Buddhist scholars Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, dedicated to the promotion of something they called Critical Buddhism (hihan bukkyo). In their quest to re-establish a "true" - rational,... more...