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  • A Philosophy of Emptinessby Gay Watson

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 28.00

    We often view emptiness as a negative condition, a symptom of depression, despair, or grief?an assessment furthered by authors like Franz Kafka or the existentialists, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Offering an alternative view,  A Philosophy of Emptiness  reclaims these hollow feelings as a positive and even empowering state, an antidote... more...

  • Verlorene Ganthipadas zum buddhistischen Ordensrecht Untersuchungen zu den in der Vajirabuddhitika zitierten Kommentaren Dhammasiris und Vajirabuddhisby Petra Kieffer-Pülz

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 240.37

    Der in Pali verfasste buddhistische Kanon der Theravada-Schule ist durchgängig durch Pali-Kommentare (Atthakatha, 5./ 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erläutert, die ihrerseits durch Subkommentare (Tika, ca. 11./ 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erklärt werden. Eine Kommentarklasse zwischen diesen beiden bilden die Ganthipadas (ca. 5./ 6.-12./ 13. Jahrhundert n.... more...

  • What the Buddha Taughtby Walpola Rahula

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 12.99

    This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography. more...

  • Happinessby Matthieu Ricard

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness... more...

  • Nobody Homeby Gary Snyder; Julia Martin

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed decisivelyglobally, locally, and in their personal livesand these changing conditions provide the back story for a long conversation. It... more...

  • Ist japanischer Buddhismus wirklich Buddhismus?by Maxim Asjoma

    Traugott Bautz 2011; US$ 16.09

    Der westliche Blick auf Japan ist oft von Faszination, Neugier und Bewunderung gefärbt. Wieso auch nicht? Schließlich bietet der Ferne Osten eine reichhaltige und fremde Kulturlandschaft, exotische Speisen und elaborierte Rituale selbst im Alltag. Auch in Hinsicht auf die religiöse Sphäre ist es nicht verwunderlich, von Fremdheit und Faszination zu... more...

  • Der Buddhismus in Süd- und Südostasienby Heinz Bechert; Ernst Steinkellner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 31.48

    Der Buddhismus hat sich im Laufe seiner langen Geschichte über den größten Teil von Süd-, Südost-, Zentral- und Ostasien ausgebreitet und ist bis heute in vielen Ländern Asiens die bedeutendste Religion geblieben. In dieser Vielfalt von Kulturen hat sich der Buddhismus dank seiner großen Anpassungsfähigkeit entwickeln und erhalten können. So sucht... more...

  • Buddhism: A Complete Introductionby Clive Erricker

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 21.00

    Buddhism: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive and easy-to-use introduction, designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. Written by a leading expert, this book will help you if you are studying for an important exam or essay, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge. It is structured to mirror the way in which... more...

  • The Everything Essential Buddhism Bookby Arnie Kozak

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 13.99

    Your concise guide to Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation! The Everything Essential Buddhism Book is your beginner's guide to the Buddhist principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Learn about the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion, including: The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the... more...

  • She Appearsby Sandy Boucher

    Goddess Ink 2015; US$ 8.99

    Referred to as the ?Celestial Bodhisattva of Compassion,? the Asian Goddess Kwan Yin manifests herself to those in need around the world in myriad forms. Sometimes encountered in the peacefulness of nature, other times seen as a benevolent caregiver, Kwan Yin is vast, yet readily accessible to each and every one of us whether we are experiencing... more...