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  • The A to Z of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z 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...

  • 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 Spread of Buddhismby Ann Heirman; Stephan Peter Bumbacher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    This book unravels some of the complex factors that allowed or hampered the presence of (certain aspects of) Buddhism in the regions to the north and the east of India, such as Central Asia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, or Korea. more...

  • The Diamond Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 20.00

    Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccayaby Barbra R. Clayton

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Analyzing the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, particularly focusing on the neglected Sanskrit text, this important book helps to redress a significant imbalance in the scholarship on Buddhist ethics. more...

  • Courtesans and Tantric Consortsby Serinity Young

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    In Courtesans and Tantric Consorts , Serinity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of Buddhist history, revealing the colourful mosaic of beliefs that inform Buddhist views about gender and sexuality. more...

  • Buddhist Meditationby Sarah Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. more...