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- 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...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 4.87
El dalái lama, el más alto líder espiritual del pueblo tibetano, era también, hasta 1959 (fecha de la ocupación por parte de China), el principal responsable político del Tíbet. Elevada figura del budismo, es considerado la manifestación del Buda de la Compasión, reencarnado para servir a las personas. De hecho, su cargo significa "Océano de Sabiduría"... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00
Modernizing and colonizing forces brought nineteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhists both challenges and opportunities. How did Buddhists deal with social and economic change; new forms of political, religious, and educational discourse; and Christianity? And how did Sri Lankan Buddhists, collaborating with other Asian Buddhists, respond to... 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 54.99
Prince Shotoku (573?-622?), the purported founder of Japanese Buddhism, is widely referred to as Japan's first national hero. The cult that grew up around his memory is recognized as one of the most important phenomena in early Japanese religion. This book examines the creation and evolution of the Shotoku cult over the roughly 200 years following... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Robert Desjarlais's graceful ethnography explores the life histories of two Yolmo elders, focusing on how particular sensory orientations and modalities have contributed to the making and the telling of their lives. These two are a woman in her late eighties known as Kisang Omu and a Buddhist priest in his mid-eighties known as Ghang Lama, members... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A brilliantly colorful memoir of becoming a monk and a young man's spiritual journey in India. Nikolai Grozni, a Boston jazz piano prodigy struck by spiritual ennui, suddenly abandoned 15 years of music studies to seek out the Dalai Lama's university in India, where he began his quest for the ultimate truth. Instead of finding answers, Grozni fell... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
The Best Buddhist Writing 2005. Shambhala Sun '' Touching the Earth has the capacity to awaken us to the nature of reality, to transform us, to purify us, and to restore joy and vitality to our life. As soon as we begin to practice, we can taste the benefits.'' Thich Nhat Hanh Touching the Earth is a guide to one of Thich... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
'Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between inner peace and peace on Earth.'' His Holiness the Dalai Lama.... What is the right way to live? How do I balance my work and my family? Why do I worry, even when everything is okay? How can I repair my relationship with my parents? In Answers from the Heart, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh... more...