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  • The Lotus-Bornby Yeshe Tsogyal; Erik Pema Kunsang; His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2015; US$ 14.99

    The Lotus-Born is the amazing story of the mystic, master scholar, and outrageous yogi Padmasambhava, who grew up an adopted prince, was banished, and burned at the stake in a neighboring kingdom, yet continued, miraculously unscathed, to live more than 500 years. His dramatic, illuminating story is available for the first time in English in this... more...

  • Nothingby Marcus Boon; Eric Cazdyn; Timothy Morton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Though contemporary European philosophy and critical theory have long had a robust engagement with Christianity, there has been no similar engagement with Buddhism?a surprising lack, given Buddhism?s global reach and obvious affinities with much of Continental philosophy. This volume fills that gap, focusing on ?nothing??essential to Buddhism, of... 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...

  • The Everything Essential Buddhism Bookby Arnie Kozak

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 13.99 US$ 11.47

    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...

  • Realizing Awakened Consciousnessby Richard P. Boyle

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    If, as Buddhism claims, the potential for awakening exists in all human beings, we should be able to map the phenomenon with the same science we apply to other forms of consciousness. A student of cognitive social science and a Zen practitioner for more than forty years, Richard P. Boyle brings his sophisticated perspective to bear on the development... more...

  • Simple Buddhismby C. Alexander Simpkins; Annellen Simpkins

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    Exploring a new religion is no easy task. That's why the Simple series is so popular-these delightful books take readers by the hand and lead them into the basics of an Eastern faith without intimidation or confusion. Simple Buddhism, invites readers to discover this appealing religion and its peaceful doctrines, as well as: The history of Buddhism... more...

  • Thailand's International Meditation Centersby Brooke Schedneck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through an examination of how meditation centers are promoted... more...

  • May I Sit with You?by Tom Catton

    Central Recovery Press, LLC 2015; US$ 16.99

    From Tom Catton, best-selling author of The Mindful Addict , comes an elegant and straightforward guide to meditation. 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...

  • Expect Nothingby Clarice Bryan

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Expect Nothing is a lighthearted and insightful guide to Zen buddhism and mindfulness. Using down-to-earth, conversational autobiographical anecdotes, witness pieces, and inspirational quotes, Clarice Bryan pays tribute to the myriad teachers who have graced her days. These teachers range from a mentally ill relative who moves in with her and... more...