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  • Buddhist Mahayana Textsby E.B. Cowell; F. Max Muller; J. Takakusu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    This is a subset of F. Max Mullers great collection The Sacred Books of the East. 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...

  • 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...

  • Lotus Of The Wonderful Lawby W. E. Soothill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    The Lotus of the Wonderful, or Mystic, Law is one of the most important religious books of the Far East and is also the chief scripture of Buddhism in China. This text is a translation for Western students. more...

  • Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhismby Douglas Osto

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book presents the most detailed and theoretically sophisticated study of the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture Gandavyuha-sutra. The author puts forward a new approach to the study of Mahayana Buddhist sources, the ?systems approach?, by which literature is viewed as embedded in a social system, and he analyses the key themes of power, wealth... more...

  • Endless Pathby Rafe Martin; Richard Wehrman

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    ***WINNER, 2011 Storytelling World Resource Award ? Best Storytelling Collection The jataka tales?stories of the Buddha?s past lives (in both human and animal form)?were first said to have been told by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago. Five hundred and fifty jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the Pali Canon. From this wealth... more...

  • The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantraby Stephen Hodge

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 190.00

    This book provides the first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. more...

  • First Buddhist Womenby Susan Murcott

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women?s religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and... more...