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  • A History of Japanese Buddhismby Kenji Matsuo

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    First study in English on Japanese Buddhism by a distinguished scholar in the field of Religious Studies will be widely welcomed.The main focus is on the tradition of the monk (o-bo-san) as the main agent of Buddhism, together with the historical processes by which monks have developed Japanese Buddhism as it appears in the present day. more...

  • Just One Thingby Rick Hanson

    New Harbinger Publications 2011; US$ 15.95

    Combining meditative principles with fascinating neuroscientific research, Just One Thing presents more than fifty simple practices readers can do each day to wire the brain for increased happiness, positive thinking, and wisdom. Written by Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain , this pocket-sized book helps readers reap the benefits of meditation... more...

  • Unmasking Buddhismby Bernard Faure

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 24.22

    An ideal introduction to Buddhism for anyone who has unanswered questions about one of the world's largest and most popular religions. A fascinating, short book that challenges us to strip away existing preconceptions we may have about Buddhism Considers questions such as: Can we talk of Buddhism as a unified religion or are there many Buddhisms?... more...

  • Karma and Chaosby Paul R. Fleischman

    Pariyatti Publishing 2003; US$ 6.99

    These eight essays explore the interface between psychiatry, science, and the timeless teachings of the Buddha. Drawn from the personal experiences of a therapist and practitioner of Vipassana meditation, this work explores meditation?s similarities and differences with psychotherapeutic and scientific endeavors. In the title essay, parallels are... more...

  • Realizing Changeby Ian Hetherington

    Pariyatti Publishing 2011; US$ 6.99

    Featuring accounts by practitioners living everyday lives, this introduction to Vipassana meditation provides a way for readers to learn more about its benefits. Explained is what takes place before, during, and after a ten-day silent meditation retreat. Each participant follows the same discipline: silence, a basic moral code known as the five precepts,... more...

  • A Meditator's Diaryby Jane Hamilton-Merritt

    Souvenir Press 2001; US$ 14.57

    It is rare for a foreign woman to be accepted for instruction in intensive meditation in a Buddhist temple in Thailand. Jane Hamilton-Merritt writes about this experience from the inside, describing the extraordinary journey into the self, the expansion of her consciousness. In a personal account of her struggles, her fears and her experiences - some... more...

  • Advice On Dyingby Dalai Lama

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    In this ground-breaking book, the Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that, when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focussed in the right direction, and in the right manner. Advice on Dying cautions us not to fall under the influence of the mistaken belief of permanence. We should not think... more...

  • Lighting the Pathby Nigel Peace

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    The I Ching is a source of practical and spiritual guidance for everyone. This companion book offers clear and down-to-earth advice in everyday language , with many true examples, on how to consult the oracle and understand its responses. more...

  • World Conqueror and World Renouncerby S. J. Tambiah

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 65.00 US$ 53.30

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