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  • 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...

  • Selected Writings of Han Yongunby Vladimir Tikhonov; Owen Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 77.00

    One of Korea?s most eminent Buddhists and political activists in the independence movement during the long years of Japan?s colonization of Korea, Han Yongun was a prolific writer and outstanding poet, known especially for his poetry collection The Silence of the Lover. This book concentrates on translations of his principal non-literary works. more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Juan Mascaro

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    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 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...

  • The Splendid Visionby Richard S Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Featuring the first-ever English translation of the ?Splendid Vision Sutra,? a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses, this volume explicates the text?s cultural significance as a source of extraordinary value, cosmic truth, and existential meaning. The ancient author... more...

  • Excursions into the Thought-World of the Pali Discoursesby Bhikkhu Analayo

    Pariyatti Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    For those who approach Buddhism as a system of mental development, this book is a reliable and accessible guide to understanding the significance of themes from the Pali discourses. Themes include grasping, right view, craving, passion, contemplation of feeling, happiness, and liberation. A rare combination of scholarly rigor and extensive meditation... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries. more...

  • Lucid Exposition of the Middle Wayby Mervyn Sprung

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1979. The Prasannapada is the explanation of the versed aphorisms of Nagarjuna which are the first and basic statement of the Buddhist philosophy of the middle way. more...