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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through an examination of how meditation centers are promoted... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95
Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen—how to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation... 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...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
The Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in Silicon Valley was founded in 1983 by a group of predominantly middle-class men and women with different ethnic and racial identities. The temple, which functions as a religious, social, economic, educational, and cultural hub, has become a place for the community members to engage in spiritual and cultural practices.... more...
- Osho Media International 2015; US$ 7.95
Excerpt from Chapter 7 On the path of Zen the first thing to be aware of is knowledge: the tradition, the scripture, that which has been handed over to you others. Those eyes are not yours, that light is not yours, and it is better to remain ignorant than to become knowledgeable – because at least ignorance is yours. A least it is authentic, at... more...
- Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 14.58
People come to meditation for many reasons: the search for better sleep, better relationships, more creativity, reducing stress and controlling anger. In Mindfulness Meditation Joseph Emet outlines how applying mindfulness to your life can improve the quality of that life. Whether you would like to be more positive, more peaceful, less anxious, or... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95
First published in 1978, Christmas Humphrey?s autobiography presents the fascinating history of a life rich and varied in both private and in public. Spanning seven decades it touches on many events of historical interest in which he was personally involved. Among them the abdication of Edward VIII, the Japanese War Trials and his time with the Dalai... more...
- Parallax Press 2015; US$ 12.99
Author of the critically acclaimed Healing: A Woman?s Journey from Doctor to Nun , Sister Dang Nghiem is a Buddhist nun, a motivational speaker, and an inspiration for anyone who has ever dealt with severe illness or chronic pain. Dang Nghiem came to the U.S. from Vietnam with her younger brother in 1985 with only $5 in her pocket. She earned two... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99
Janet Gyatso is Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard University, where she serves on the faculty of the Divinty School, the Study of Religion, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Inner Asian and Altaic Studies. Her writing has centered on Tibetan Buddhism and its cultural and intellectual history from the perspective of large... more...