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  • Mindfulness and Mental Healthby Chris Mace

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 42.95

    Being mindful can help people feel calmer and more fully alive. Mindfulness and Mental Health examines other effects it can also have and presents a significant new model of how mindful awareness may influence different forms of mental suffering. The book assesses current understandings of what mindfulness is, what it leads to, and how and when... more...

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibetby Frances Garrett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It reveals the prevalence of descriptions of the development... more...

  • Plant Seed, Pull Weedby Geri Larkin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Gardens have often been used as metaphors for spiritual nurturing and growth. Zen rock gardens, monastery rose gardens, even your grandmother's vegetable garden all have been described as places of refuge and reflection. Drawing on her experience working at Seattle's premier gardening center, Zen teacher Geri Larkin shows how the act of gardening... more...

  • Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sakeby Sylvia Boorstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    According to the Buddha, the path of kindness is the path of happiness. Now Sylvia Boorstein, nationally bestselling author of It?s Easier Than You Think , has taken the 2500-year-old practice of developing the qualities of a compassionate heart?the core of the Buddha?s own practice?and made it accessible to all. Pay Attention for Goodness? Sake... 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...

  • Joyful Wisdomby Yongey Mingyur; Eric Swanson

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2009; US$ 16.00

    Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living , was a New York Times bestseller hailed as ?compelling, readable, and informed? ( Buddhadharma ) and praised by Richard Gere, Lou Reed, and Julian... more...

  • Analytical Buddhismby Dr Miri Albahari

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    Does the self - a unified, separate, persisting thinker/owner/agent - exist? Drawing on Western philosophy, neurology and Theravadin Buddhism, this book argues that the self is an illusion created by a tier of non-illusory consciousness and a tier of desire-driven thought and emotion, and that separateness underpins the self's illusory status. more...

  • Nagarjuna's Madhyamakaby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    The Indian philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna (c. 150-250 CE) was the founder of the Madhyamaka (Middle Path) school of Mahayana Buddhism and arguably the most influential Buddhist thinker after Buddha himself. Indeed, in the Tibetan and East Asian traditions, Nagarjuna is often referred to as the "second Buddha." His primary contribution to Buddhist thought... more...

  • Travels in the Netherworldby Bryan J. Cuevas

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    In Travels in the Netherworld , Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the d?lok , ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. Providing a clear, detailed analysis of four vivid return-from-death tales, including the stories... more...

  • Buddhist Saints in Indiaby Reginald A. Ray

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 64.99

    The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides... more...