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  • How Buddhism Beganby Richard F. Gombrich

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began , discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that these doctrines reflect the teachings of the Buddha himself.... more...

  • Beyond Enlightenmentby Richard Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The vast majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha using the word enlightened, rather than awakened. This bias has resulted in Buddhism becoming generally perceived as the eponymous religion of enlightenment. Beyond Enlightenment is a sophisticated study of some of the underlying assumptions involved in the study of Buddhism (especially,... more...

  • Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Researchby D.K. Nauriyal; Michael Drummond; Y.B. Lal

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Written by leading scholars and including a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book explores the interface between Buddhist studies and the uses of Buddhist principles and practices in psychotherapy and consciousness studies. The contributors present a compelling collection of articles that illustrate the potential of Buddhist informed social sciences... more...

  • The New Physics and Cosmologyby Zara Houshmand

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 52.99

    What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with five leading physicists and a historian? This book documents their discussions about theoretical quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy. This book is a contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality. more...

  • Early Buddhist Discoursesby John J. Holder

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.95

    Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon--including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism--are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account... more...

  • 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$ 158.00

    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...

  • Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sakeby Sylvia Phd 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...

  • Plant Seed, Pull Weedby Geri Larkin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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...