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  • World Conqueror and World Renouncerby S. J. Tambiah

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 65.00

    This is the first comprehensive and authoritative work on the relationship between Buddhism and the polity in Thailand. more...

  • Kuan-yinby Chün-fang Yü

    Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion. He has been widely revered throughout the Buddhist countries of Asia since the early centuries of the Common Era. While he was closely identified with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia,... more...

  • Tibetan Renaissanceby Ronald M. Davidson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    How did a society on the edge of collapse and dominated by wandering bands of armed men give way to a vibrant Buddhist culture, led by yogins and scholars? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the translation and spread of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically shaped Tibetan society and led to its rise as the center of Buddhist culture throughout Asia,... more...

  • Sacred Economiesby Michael J. Walsh

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Buddhist monasteries in medieval China employed a variety of practices to ensure their ascendancy and survival. Most successful was the exchange of material goods for salvation, as in the donation of land, which allowed monks to spread their teachings throughout China. By investigating a variety of socioeconomic spaces produced and perpetuated by... more...

  • The Essence Of Wisdomby The Dalai Lama

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    His Holiness The Dalai Lama's indispensible advice for achieving wisdom, balance and happiness. more...

  • The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounterby Paul C. Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 45.95

    Although psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism derive from theoretical and philosophical assumptions worlds apart, both experientially-based traditions share at their heart a desire for the understanding, development, and growth of the human experience. Paul Cooper utilizes detailed clinical vignettes to contextualize the implications of Zen Buddhism in... more...

  • The Discourse Summariesby S. N. Goenka

    Pariyatti Publishing 2000; US$ 6.99

    The 11 discourses in this volume provide a broad overview of the teachings of Buddha to help meditators understand what to do and why, so they work in the proper way and achieve the proper results. more...

  • A Burning Desireby Kevin Griffin

    Hay House 2010; US$ 14.95

    A Burning Desire is a gift for those who struggle with the Twelve Step program’s focus on the need to surrender to a Higher Power. Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible,... more...

  • Awakening the Luminous Mindby Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

    Hay House 2012; US$ 14.95

    Awakening the Luminous Mind is the third book of guided meditation practices in a series by the acclaimed author and teacher, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche . Tenzin Rinpoche will guide you to bring these simple practices into your everyday life by turning inward and finding what he calls your “inner refuge.” By this he means boundless space, infinite... more...

  • Seraby Sheila Rock; Robert Thurman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    The Sera Jey Monastery, reestablished near Mysore, India, houses 5,000 Buddhist monks living in exile -- including survivors of the destruction of the Tibetan monastery in 1959. Sheila Rock's moving portraits are a celebration of the everyday simplicity and subtle beauty of the ascetic life. More than a hundred duotone photographs document the compassionate... more...