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  • 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...

  • Joyful Wisdomby Yongey Rinpoche Mingyur; Eric Swanson

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    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$ 110.00

    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 Madhymakaby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99

    The Indian philosopher Acarya 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.". This book presents a survey of... more...

  • Travels in the Netherworldby Bryan J Cuevas

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    In Travels in the Netherworld, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the delok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. These narratives enjoy audiences ranging from the most sophisticated monastic scholars to pious townsfolk,... more...

  • The Tibetan Book of the Deadby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 12.99

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book... more...

  • Buddhist Saints in Indiaby Reginald A. Ray

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 41.99

    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... more...

  • Buddhist Warfareby Michael Jerryson; Mark Juergensmeyer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 22.99

    Though traditionally regarded as a peaceful religion, Buddhism has a dark side. On multiple occasions over the past fifteen centuries, Buddhist leaders have sanctioned violence, and even war. The eight essays in this book focus on a variety of Buddhist traditions, from antiquity to the present, and show that Buddhist organizations have used religious... more...