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- Parallax Press 2013; US$ 6.99
The Five Mindfulness Trainings are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh calls these trainings a "diet for a mindful society," and discusses the insights and challenges of how these precepts can heal our personal lives and the life of our society. Referred to as the Wonderful Precepts — "protecting life, acting with... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha?s most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice... more...
- Parallax Press 2014; US$ 12.99
In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children. Illustrated in full-color by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing Something? will help adults plant the seeds of mindfulness in the young children in their lives. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?? and... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
The Social Life of Tibetan Biography outlines the growth of the Buddhist tradition of the Tibetan teacher Tokden Shakya Shri (1853?1919) through charting his biographical tradition and its influence on the development of his community. Tokden Shakya Shri?s tradition is an important exemplar of interpersonal exchange on the margins between East... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 35.96
Sengzhao (374-414) und sein berühmtes Werk, das ?Bore wuzhi lun? (?Abhandlung über die prajña, die nicht etwas zu erkennen bedeutet?), werden von der modernen Forschung als bedeutender Beitrag zur Entwicklung des buddhistischen Denkens in China betrachtet. Doch trotz dieses hohen Stellenwerts wurde das ?Bore wuzhi lun? bislang nicht vor seinem damaligen... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 19.99
Structured as a patchwork of conversations, recollections, and lyrical encounters, this rich spiritual autobiography allows readers to eavesdrop on a restless soul in quest of self, God, and home. The memoir tells the story of an American who became intrigued by Buddhism through his love of Asian art and who decided to study the discipline in a Japanese... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95
Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as sacred objects. In Japan, it was believed that those who... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
- The New York Times Book Review "[A] thoughtful, sharply funny memoir." - People "A rare and wonderful book, unlike anything I've ever read before." -Anne Lamott "Remarkable...I felt enlightened for having read it." -A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically ]]> more...