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  • Ocean of Reasoningby Tsong khapa; Geshe Ngawang Samten; Jay L. Garfield

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    Tsong kha pa (14th-century) is arguably the most important and influential philosopher in Tibetan history. An Ocean of Reasoning is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way ), and it can be argued that it is impossible to discuss Nagarjuna's work in an informed... more...

  • Early Buddhist Discoursesby John J. Holder

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.95

    Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon--including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism--are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account... more...

  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • Sayings of the Buddhaby Rupert Gethin

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99

    This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture. more...

  • Buddhism in the Modern Worldby Steven Heine; Charles S. Prebish

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior... more...

  • Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhismby Eugène Burnouf; Katia Buffetrille; Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 52.00

    The most influential work on Buddhism to be published in the nineteenth century,  Introduction à l?histoire du Buddhisme indien,  by the great French scholar of Sanskrit Eugène Burnouf, set the course for the academic study of Buddhism?and Indian Buddhism in particular?for the next hundred years. First published in 1844, the masterwork... more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Dhammapada means the path of dharma,? the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran?s translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling edition in its field, praised by Huston Smith as a sublime rendering.? The introduction gives an overview of the Buddha?s teachings that is... more...

  • The Path of Lightby L. D. Barnett

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 6.99

    The Path of Light is Barnett's 1909 translation of an important text to Mahayana Buddhism. It is the treatise of the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva--part of the Wisdom of the East series. Barnett gives a detailed introduction to Mahayana Buddhism and its significance. more...

  • The Still Point Dhammapadaby Geri Larkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.46

    The Dhammapada is much loved by Buddhist practitioners as a simple and straightforward rendition of some of Buddha's core teachings, and is read daily by thousands of people. While there are many translations available, few have an inclusive ? and lyrical ? sensibility. In studying various versions of this sacred text, Larkin noted many discrepancies... more...

  • Endless Pathby Rafe Martin; Richard Wehrman

    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...