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  • The Way of Youthby Daisaku Ikeda

    Middleway Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    Daisaku Ikeda, who offers spiritual leadership to 12 million Soka Gakkai Buddhists throughout the world, responds to the complicated issues facing American young people in a straightforward question-and-answer format. He addresses topics that include building individual character, the purpose of hard work and perseverance, family and relationships,... more...

  • Tracking Bodhidharmaby Andy Ferguson

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 26.00

    The life of Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, has, with the passing of time, been magnified to the scale of myth, turning history into the stuff of legend. Known as the First Patriarch, Bodhidharma brought Zen from South India into China in 500 CE, changing the country forever. In Tracking Bodhidharma , Andrew Ferguson recreates the path... more...

  • Challengesby Gary Ho

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 14.95

    Wang Chin-yun, a Buddhist nun born in Taiwan in 1937 and now known as the Venerable Master Cheng Yen, is one of the world's most inspiring yet largely unrecognized women. At the age of 29, she established the Tzu Chi Foundation, an organization committed to compassion and relief that today numbers 5 million volunteer members in more than 45 countries... more...

  • Not Quite Nirvanaby Rachel Neumann

    Parallax Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The book is a memoir of how a skeptical, fast-talking New Yorker became Thich Nhat Hanh's editor, turned forty, realized she was aging, and slowly and reluctantly started to absorb mindfulness practice and grow up. Scenes with Thich Nhat Hanh and the author?s two vividly exuberant older parents, illustrate how the author adapts mindfulness techniques... 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...

  • Old Path White Cloudsby Thich Nhat Hanh; Nguyen Thi Hop; Mobi Ho

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    Drawn directly from Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, the life story of the Buddha is retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in a style that captures the clarity and serenity of the Buddha's life. This is a gift book, a reference book, and an excellent read, destined to become a classic of religious literature. "This is a truly wondrous book—a biography, a... more...

  • Tibetan Renaissanceby Ronald M. Davidson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Indian Esoteric Buddhismby Ronald M. Davidson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 32.99

    Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism -- especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms -- the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in... more...

  • The Essence Of Wisdomby The Dalai Lama

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

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

  • Don't Just Do Something, Sit Thereby Sylvia Boorstein

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Get away from doing and into being with this lively, down-to-earth guide to your own meditation retreat by beloved mindfulness meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein. Presenting what Jon Kabat-Zinn has called "endearingly personal mindfulness wisdom," she offers a three-day retreat plan accompanied by timeless lessons -- always grounded in real life... more...