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  • Nirvanaby Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    An introduction to the Buddhist concept of nirvana, offering its own interpretations of key texts and translations for non-specialist readers. more...

  • The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Wayby Nagarjuna; Jay L. Garfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 12.99

    For nearly two thousand years Buddhism has mystified and captivated both lay people and scholars alike. Seen alternately as a path to spiritual enlightenment, an system of ethical and moral rubrics, a cultural tradition, or simply a graceful philosophy of life, Buddhism has produced impassioned followers the world over. The Buddhist saint Nagarjuna,... more...

  • Tibetan Buddhism A Very Short Introductionby Matthew T. Kapstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen centuries of continuous development. During that time, it has spread among the neighboring peoples - the Mongol, Himalayan, and Siberian peoples, Manchus and Chinese. At its height is has been practiced in regions as far west as the Volga river and to the east in Beijing. Its capacity for creative... more...

  • Grains of Goldby Gendun Chopel; Thupten Jinpa; Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1941, philosopher and poet Gendun Chopel (1903?51) sent a large manuscript by ship, train, and yak across mountains and deserts to his homeland in the northeastern corner of Tibet. He would follow it five years later, returning to his native land after twelve years in India and Sri Lanka. But he did not receive the welcome he imagined: he was arrested... more...

  • Buddhism and Buddhists in Chinaby Lewis Hodus

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 6.95

    Buddhism is a religion which must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Gautama in India and developed in the early years succeeding, and as embodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, is not representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today. The faithful student of Buddhist literature would be as far removed... more...

  • The Buddhist Catechismby Henry Steel Olcott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99

    A founding member of the Theosophical Society, and perhaps the first well-known European to convert to Buddhism, Henry Steel Olcott made a lasting contribution with his Buddhist Catechism of 1881. Seeing Buddhism with a Westernized scientific eye, the work is given in the same question and answer structure used in the Christian Catechism. David McMahan... more...

  • The Science of Chinese Buddhismby Erik J. Hammerstrom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists particularly embraced scientific language and ideas to carve out a place for their religion within a rapidly modernizing society. Examining dozens of overlooked writings from... more...

  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • The Path of Lightby L. D. Barnett

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 6.99

    The Path of Light is Barnett's 1909 translation of an important text to Mahayana Buddhism. It is the treatise of the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva--part of the Wisdom of the East series. Barnett gives a detailed introduction to Mahayana Buddhism and its significance. more...

  • 863 Buddhist Ways to Conquer Life's Little Challengesby Barbara Ann Kipfer

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    BUDDHA?S ANSWERS TO LIFE?S DAILY DILEMMAS Is it possible to find peace of mind in rush hour traffic? How can you relax with the constant ringing of your cell phone? When is there time for mindfulness during a chaotic workday? 863 Buddhist Ways to Conquer Life?s Little Challenges shows how to overcome the hitches, hiccups and hardships of modern... more...