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  • 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...

  • World Conqueror and World Renouncerby S. J. Tambiah

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 65.00

    This is the first comprehensive and authoritative work on the relationship between Buddhism and the polity in Thailand. more...

  • Tracking Bodhidharmaby Andy Ferguson

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 25.99

    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$ 14.99

    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...

  • Indian Esoteric Buddhismby Ronald M. Davidson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Tibetan Renaissanceby Ronald M. Davidson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Awakening the Luminous Mindby Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

    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...

  • Seraby Sheila Rock; Robert Thurman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    The Sera Jey Monastery, reestablished near Mysore, India, houses 5,000 Buddhist monks living in exile -- including survivors of the destruction of the Tibetan monastery in 1959. Sheila Rock's moving portraits are a celebration of the everyday simplicity and subtle beauty of the ascetic life. More than a hundred duotone photographs document the compassionate... more...

  • The Discourse Summariesby S. N. Goenka

    Pariyatti Publishing 2000; US$ 6.99

    The 11 discourses in this volume provide a broad overview of the teachings of Buddha to help meditators understand what to do and why, so they work in the proper way and achieve the proper results. more...