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  • Women in P?li Buddhismby Pascale Engelmajer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The P?li tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women?s roles as they are described in the P?li canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical findings, it contrasts these descriptions with the... more...

  • Understanding Our Mindby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    This profound look at Buddhist psychology offers important insights into how Buddhism's ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Basing his work on the writings of the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu and the teachings of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing the true nature of consciousness.... more...

  • Buddhistsby Todd Lewis

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners  provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition. Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist... more...

  • Radical Acceptanceby Tara Brach

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 22.38

    In the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being 'good enough', feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or - often most importantly - being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. Many people have already... more...

  • The Concept of the Buddhaby Guang Xing

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya , which is the Buddha to be worshipped... more...

  • Skilful Meansby Michael Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means' - morally wholesome tricks devised for the purpose... more...

  • Philosophy of the Buddhaby Christopher Gowans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna (Nirvana). The book includes... more...

  • The Sociology of Early Buddhismby Greg Bailey; Ian Mabbett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

    An analysis of early Buddhism in social and economic contexts. more...

  • Branching Streams Flow in the Darknessby Shunryu Suzuki; Mel Weitsman; Michael Wenger

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 26.95

    When Shunryu Suzuki Roshi's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful treatise on Buddhism in English, selling more than one million copies to date. Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness is the first follow-up... more...

  • How to Expand Loveby His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2005; US$ 15.00

    In our quest for true happiness and fulfillment during the course of our lives, nothing is more essential than giving and receiving love. But how well do we understand love's extraordinarily transformative powers? Can we really cultivate and appreciate its priceless gifts? In How to Expand Love, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, winner of the Nobel... more...