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  • Becoming Enlightenedby His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 11.99

    In Becoming Enlightened , His Holiness the Dalai Lama powerfully explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace? Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from... more...

  • Buddhaby Axel Michaels

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.46

    Mehr als 360 Millionen Menschen auf der Welt bekennen sich zum Buddhismus. Doch wer war der Buddha, dessen Lehre von der Überwindung allen Leidens sich ab dem 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. von Nordindien aus schnell in weiten Teilen Asiens verbreitete? Lässt sich seine Biographie historisch fassen? Was berichten die Legenden über sein Leben? Axel Michaels... more...

  • Buddhist Monastic Lifeby Mohan Wijayaratna; Claude Grangier; Steven Collins; Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    This 1991 book describes the ideal way of life prescribed for Buddhist monks and nuns in the Pali texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism. more...

  • The New Buddhismby James William Coleman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    This work looks at the evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After recounting the spread of Buddhism in the East, James Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by Western teachers, and finds that they have borrowed from different traditions that never intersect in their original context. more...

  • Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britainby David N Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent scholarship are evaluated and organised thematically to provide... more...

  • Mahayana Buddhismby Paul Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul... more...

  • An Open Heartby The Dalai Lama; Nicholas Vreeland

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 8.99

    An introduction to the core of Buddhism by its greatest teacher, "An Open Heart" is the successor to the bestselling "The Art of Happiness", the Dalai Lama's clear and simple guide to finding compassion and happiness. 25 photos. (World Religions) more...

  • Vision of Awakening Space and Time Dogen and the Lotus Sutraby Taigen Dan Leighton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates... more...

  • Buddhism for Mothers of School Childrenby Sarah Napthali

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 18.17

    A warm, wise and engaging new book on Buddhism for mothers by best-selling author Sarah Napthali. more...

  • The Great Perfection (rdzogs chen)by Samten Gyaltsen Karmay

    BRILL 2007; US$ 182.00

    The Great Perfection (rDzogs chen in Tibetan) is a philosophical teaching. Its inception is attributed to Vairocana, one of the Tibetan Buddhist monks ordained at Samye in the eight century AD. This work deals with the legends of Vairocana, analysing documents containing elements of the doctrine and comparing them with the Ch'an tradition. more...