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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...