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  • The Khotanese Sudhan?vad?naby Matteo de Chiara

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 52.99

    The <i>Sudhanavadana</i> is a 10th-century poem written in Khotanese, a Middle Iranian Language spoken in Central Asia and used to compile Buddhist works. The agreeable tale relates a previous life of Buddha: that of prince Sudhana and his wife, the fairy princess Manohara. At the core of the work is Sudhana?s journey in search of his lost... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    This is a subset of the Sacred Books of the East Series which includes translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The works have been translated by leading authorities in their field. more...

  • The Glorious Deeds of Purnaby Joel Tatelman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre. more...

  • Women in the Footsteps of the Buddhaby Kathryn R. Blackstone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkunis. Only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship. Important to anyone investigating women's own perspective on their religion. Also provides a clear statement about how renunciants understand nibbana. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...