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  • Just Add Buddha!by Franz Metcalf

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    Written for spiritual seekers who deal with unenlightened coworkers and inconsiderate bank tellers more often than Zen masters and Tibetan monks, this book demonstrates the practical side of Buddhism. Author Franz Metcalf shows how to weave simple vows, quick rethinks, instant relaxations, fast visualizations, and many other stripped-down Buddhist... more...

  • Encouraging Wordsby Robert Aitken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    Encouraging Words is a collection of short talks and brief essays that Aitken Rashi has offered his students at meditation retreats during the past two decades. They are arranged according to themes central to all spiritual seekers -- attention, emptiness, coming and going, diligence, death and the afterlife, the sacred self, and the moral path. Aitken... more...

  • A Gradual Awakeningby Stephen Levine

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Poet and meditation teacher Levine writes simply and gently about his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana meditation. An inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Buddhism in Australiaby Cristina Rocha; Michelle Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The number of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent years. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 per cent of Australia's population, almost doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the fastest growing religion in the country. This book analyses the arrival and localisation of Buddhism in Australia in the context of the globalisation... more...

  • Subtle Wisdomby Master Sheng Yen

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 15.00

    Master Sheng-yen, a dharma descendant from the founders of Buddhism in China, considers the concepts of suffering, enlightenment, and compassion; provides a glossary of key terms; and briefly recaps the history of Buddhism in China. But he goes beyond these issues to discuss contemporary matters and questions he has encountered in his years of teaching... more...

  • Naturalness: A Classic Of Shin Buddhismby Kenryo Kanamatsu

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    Kanamatsu's Naturalness, written in 1949, is more than an introduction to the essence of Shin Buddhism. It is a profound and enlightened meditation on the relationship between man and Amida Buddha, who is pure mercy and whose Name is a vehicle of Nirvanic Reality. Combining the erudition of a philosopher with the sensitivity of a poet, Kanamatsu leads... more...

  • Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuangby Matthew Kapstein; Sam van Schaik

    BRILL 2010; US$ 147.00

    Drawing a wide variety of texts and images from Dunhuang, the six original contributions to this collection advance our understanding of the development of Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practice are among the topics considered. more...

  • Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhismby Dale S. Wright

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This book develops a contemporary interpretation of Zen Buddhism. more...

  • Golden Age Of Zen: Zen Masters Of The Tby John C. h. Wu

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    This book gives a fascinating survey of the early years of Chinese Zen (Chan) Buddhism, staying focused on the movement of Buddhism to the land where Taoism and Confucianism flourished. Wu's survey, combined with interesting translations from these earliest Zen masters, reveals a time of spiritual vibrancy and powerful personalities that help explain... more...

  • The Essential Shinranby Alfred Bloom

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    Renowned scholar of Shin Buddhism, Alfred Bloom, presents the life and spiritual legacy of Shinran Shonin, the influential religious reformer and founder of Pure Land Buddhism, the most popular school of Buddhism in Japan today. Bloom presents a wide selection of Shinran?s essential writings on the key Shin Buddhist idea of ?true entrusting? (shinjin)... more...