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  • 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. Filling a significant gap, this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It examines embryological narratives in relation to turning points in Tibetan medical history, and its relationship with religious... more...

  • Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sakeby Sylvia Phd Boorstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • The Lotus Still Bloomsby Joan Gattuso

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 14.95

    The Lotus Still Blooms is the ideal book for every reader who would like to understand Buddhist principles, but doesn?t know where to start. Eastern wisdom traditions are often baffling for Western minds ? where to begin in uncovering the often complicated steps, precepts, concepts and ideas? Aimed at people who are curious about Buddhism and... 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...

  • Buddhism and Scienceby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, both Buddhists and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed the compatibility of Buddhism and science. Their assertions have ranged from modest claims about the efficacy of meditation for mental health to grander declarations that the Buddha himself anticipated the theories of relativity,... 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...

  • 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...