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  • Readings of the Lotus Sutraby Stephen F. Teiser; Jacqueline I. Stone

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    The Lotus Sutra proclaims that a unitary intent underlies the diversity of Buddhist teachings and promises that all people without exception can achieve supreme awakening. Establishing the definitive guide to this profound text, specialists in Buddhist philosophy, art, and history of religion address the major ideas and controversies surrounding... more...

  • Text as Fatherby Alan Cole

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This beautifully written work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism with close readings of four well-known texts? the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirtinirdesa. Treating these sutras as literary works rather than as straightforward philosophic or doctrinal treatises, Alan Cole argues that these... more...

  • The Diamond Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 20.00

    Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over... more...

  • Opening the Heart of the Cosmosby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2003; US$ 16.99

    This book has been re-released with a new title, Peaceful Action, Open Heart. Peaceful Action, Open Heart is available as both a paperback and an ebook. The hardcover edition of Opening the Heart of the Cosmos is out of print. In both editions, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how a revered Buddhist sutra can be a profound guide to transforming ourselves... more...

  • The British Discovery of Buddhismby Philip C. Almond

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 43.00

    This book examines the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. more...

  • The Heart of Understandingby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Comprised of only 632 Chinese characters, the Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. Despite its brevity, this powerful work covers more of the Buddha?s teachings than any other scripture, and its influence is more profound and wide-reaching than any other text in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh?s translation and commentary is regarded as the most simple,... more...

  • The Lankavatara Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 19.95

    Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra , and following with The Platform Sutra , Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen?s First Patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k?o, and told him everything he needed to... more...

  • The Third Turning of the Wheelby Reb Anderson; James William Coleman

    Rodmell Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    In his previous book, Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts , Reb Anderson Roshi described how we must become thoroughly grounded in conventional truth through the practice of compassion before we can receive the teachings of the ultimate truth. In The Third Turning of the Wheel , he introduces us to the next stage of our journey... more...

  • Two Treasuresby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    This compact volume contains two sutras, The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings and its complementary text, The Discourse on Happiness. They explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards the Buddhist ideals of simplicity, generosity, compassion, and enlightenment. The first sutra is comprised of eight essential subjects... more...

  • Heart of Goldby Kerri Strug

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1996; US$ 13.99

    In her first book, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug reveals the keys to her success in the demanding and pressure-packed world of elite gymnastics. Strug's insights will provide children with a road map for attaining a heart of gold. Color photos/illustrations. more...