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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00
Zen is not a religion of God. Nor a religion of faith. It is a religion of emptiness, a religion of absolute nothingness. However it is not nihilistic but dynamically positive. For Zen is based on self-awakening, awakening to the self. In this book, a sequel to Zen and Western Thought, the author tries to clarify the true meaning of Buddhist emptiness... more...