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  • The Linji Lu and the Creation of Chan Orthodoxyby Albert Welter

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 77.99

    The Linji lu , or Record of Linji, ranks among the most famous and influential texts of the Chan and Zen traditions. Ostensibly containing the teachings of the Tang dynasty figure Linji Yixuan, the text has generally been accepted at face value, as reliable records of the teachings of this historical figure.In this book, Albert Welter offers the first... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.74

    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...

  • A History of Japanese Buddhismby Kenji Matsuo

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    First study in English on Japanese Buddhism by a distinguished scholar in the field of Religious Studies will be widely welcomed.The main focus is on the tradition of the monk (o-bo-san) as the main agent of Buddhism, together with the historical processes by which monks have developed Japanese Buddhism as it appears in the present day. more...

  • Just One Thingby Rick Hanson

    New Harbinger Publications 2011; US$ 15.95

    Combining meditative principles with fascinating neuroscientific research, Just One Thing presents more than fifty simple practices readers can do each day to wire the brain for increased happiness, positive thinking, and wisdom. Written by Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain , this pocket-sized book helps readers reap the benefits of meditation... more...

  • Karma and Chaosby Paul R. Fleischman

    Pariyatti Publishing 2003; US$ 6.99

    These eight essays explore the interface between psychiatry, science, and the timeless teachings of the Buddha. Drawn from the personal experiences of a therapist and practitioner of Vipassana meditation, this work explores meditation?s similarities and differences with psychotherapeutic and scientific endeavors. In the title essay, parallels are... more...

  • Realizing Changeby Ian Hetherington

    Pariyatti Publishing 2011; US$ 6.99

    Featuring accounts by practitioners living everyday lives, this introduction to Vipassana meditation provides a way for readers to learn more about its benefits. Explained is what takes place before, during, and after a ten-day silent meditation retreat. Each participant follows the same discipline: silence, a basic moral code known as the five precepts,... more...

  • Dogenby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 32.99

    In this groundbreaking collection of essays edited by Steven Heine, leading scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. more...

  • A Meditator's Diaryby Jane Hamilton-Merritt

    Souvenir Press 2001; US$ 19.99

    It is rare for a foreign woman to be accepted for instruction in intensive meditation in a Buddhist temple in Thailand. Jane Hamilton-Merritt writes about this experience from the inside, describing the extraordinary journey into the self, the expansion of her consciousness. In a personal account of her struggles, her fears and her experiences - some... more...

  • Advice On Dyingby Dalai Lama

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    In this ground-breaking book, the Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that, when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focussed in the right direction, and in the right manner. Advice on Dying cautions us not to fall under the influence of the mistaken belief of permanence. We should not think... more...

  • Lighting the Pathby Nigel Peace

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    The I Ching is a source of practical and spiritual guidance for everyone. This companion book offers clear and down-to-earth advice in everyday language , with many true examples, on how to consult the oracle and understand its responses. more...