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- Oxford University Press, USA 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. Through both textual and historical analysis, the volume shows Dogen in context of the Chinese Chan tradition that influenced... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.99
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...
- 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...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 9.99
In order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 24.60
Traditionell versteht der Westen den Buddhismus vielfach als erlösungskonzentriert und apolitisch. Daß diese Erfahrungsreligion nicht zu meditativ bedingter Schonhaltung verdammt, sondern befähigt, sich sozialem Leid und weltlichen Mißständen helfend zuzuwenden, beweisen seit den 1960er Jahren die sogenannten Engagierten Buddhisten.Sechs Fallbeispiele... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.95
Using down-to-earth, conversational autobiographical anecdotes, witness pieces, and inspirational quotes, Clarice Bryan pays tribute to the myriad teachers who have graced her days. These teachers range from a mentally ill relative who moves in with her and teaches her that her way of living is not the way of living, to cats as they sit resting on... more...
- Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 9.99
Adeu Rinpoche?s story is not about the horrors he endured under the Communist takeover of Tibet--he himself notes that many other people underwent much worse hardships, not to mention all those that died--but rather the way in which he told his tale. While describing what happened to him and many others, how he survived and finally his release from... more...