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  • 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 ôSplendid 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$ 119.99

    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. When first published, this volume was the first attempt, in any European language, to present all the essentials of this most radical of Buddhist philosophical... more...

  • Heart of Goldby Kerri Strug

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1996; US$ 13.99

    In her first book, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug reveals the keys to her success in the demanding and pressure-packed world of elite gymnastics. Strug's insights will provide children with a road map for attaining a heart of gold. Color photos/illustrations. 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 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...

  • Grains of Goldby Gendun Chopel; Thupten Jinpa; Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1941, philosopher and poet Gendun Chopel (1903?51) sent a large manuscript by ship, train, and yak across mountains and deserts to his homeland in the northeastern corner of Tibet. He would follow it five years later, returning to his native land after twelve years in India and Sri Lanka. But he did not receive the welcome he imagined: he was arrested... 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...