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Doctrinal and systematic Buddhism

  • "The Tibetan Book of the Dead"by Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most famous Buddhist text in the West, having sold more than a million copies since it was first published in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a commentary on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid trip, and the Beatles quoted Leary's version in their song "Tomorrow Never Knows." More recently,... more...

  • 24/7 Dharmaby Dennis Genpo Merzel

    Big Mind Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    There are three fundamental questions to Buddhist practice:•Why do we suffer? •How can we free ourselves from fear and sorrow? •What does it take to live in harmony with others?Dennis Genpo Merzel, among the highest ranking American Buddhists practicing today, addresses these fundamental questions in this dynamic, easily-accessible book,... more...

  • Against a Hindu Godby Parimal G. Patil

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology... 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...

  • Antropologia del budismoby Juan Arnau

    Editorial Kairos 2008; US$ 15.99

    A fascinating Buddhist exploration, this guide presents the most important facets of the Buddhist life, including nine essential concepts: existence, desire, ideas, vacuity, symbolic language, possibility, mediations, nirvana, and the human ideal. Including a glossary of Buddhist terminology, this book is ideal for readers looking to immerse themselves... more...

  • Awakening and Insightby Polly Young-Eisendrath; Shoji Muramoto

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Taking Zen Buddhism as its starting point, this volume is a collection of critiques, commentaries and histories about a particular meeting of Buddhism and psychology. more...

  • The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Pathby Jean Smith

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?Writing a ?nuts and bolts? guide that is genuinely wise, charmingly conversational, and a pleasure to read requires a particular talent, and Jean Smith has proved once again that she has it.??Sylvia Boorstein, author of Don?t Just Do Something, Sit There The third of Jean Smith?s Beginner?s Guides focuses on the Buddha?s Eightfold Path?the concepts... more...

  • Beyond Enlightenmentby Richard Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    The vast majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha using the word enlightened, rather than awakened. Richard Cohen adeptly investigates some of the underlying assumptions involved in the study of Buddhism. more...

  • Beyond Happinessby Gay Watson

    Karnac Books 2008; US$ 26.95

    This book attempts to open out the discussion between Buddhist thought and psychotherapy and the new findings of neuroscience in the context of our search for wellbeing. Buddhist teachings are concerned with a way of living and engage most resonantly with practice rather than with theory. Thus the conversation between Buddhism and psychotherapy has... 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...