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  • The Dhammapadaby Juan Mascaro

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    The Dhammapada is a collection of aphorisms that illustrate the moral teachings of Buddha - the spiritual path to the supreme Truth. Probably compiled in the third century BCE, the verses are arranged according to theme, covering ideas such as self-possession, good and evil, watchfulness and endurance. Together they describe how an individual can attain... more...

  • The Miracle of Mindfulnessby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Beacon Press 1996; US$ 15.00

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding... more...

  • The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monkby Justin Thomas McDaniel

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Stories centering on the lovelorn ghost (Mae Nak) and the magical monk (Somdet To) are central to Thai Buddhism. Historically important and emotionally resonant, these characters appeal to every class of follower. Metaphorically and rhetorically powerful, they invite constant reimagining across time. Focusing on representations of the ghost and monk... more...

  • Becoming Enlightenedby His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 16.00

    In Becoming Enlightened , His Holiness the Dalai Lama powerfully explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace? Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from... more...

  • Buddhism: The Basicsby Cathy Cantwell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 23.95

    Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions practices and beliefs ethical guidelines and philosophy religious texts community With helpful features including... more...

  • Buddhism and Empireby Michael Walter

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book analyzes the religious-political culture of the Tibetan Empire (c. 620-842) and the establishment of Buddhism, based on early sources. It shows how relationships formed in the Imperial period underlie many of the unique characteristics of traditional Tibetan Buddhism. more...

  • The Energy of Prayerby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    In this extraordinary celebration of spirituality, The Energy of Prayer demonstrates the relevance of prayer in our daily lives. Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how the energies of prayer and meditation allow us to reconnect with our higher selves while satisfying our basic need to connect with the world as a whole. With a generous spirit that acknowledges... more...

  • Hakuin's Precious Mirror Caveby Norman Waddell

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 25.99

    The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Quiet Reflection, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Dogen established Soto Zen in Japan, and his work is widely known in the West with many of his books translated into English. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important... more...

  • Buddhismby Madhu Bazaz Wangu

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Buddhism, tells the story of how the teachings of the religion's founder, Siddhartha Gautama, evolved into its basic belief system. Buddhism differs from other major religions in that it has no concept of a supreme being. more...

  • The Heart Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2005; US$ 14.99

    The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha?s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of... more...