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  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • The Hindu Traditionby Ainslie T. Embree; William Theodore De Bary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 10.36

    This book, compiled from basic Hindu writings, is an exploration of the essential meaning of the Hindu tradition, the way of thinking and acting that has dominated life in India for the last three thousand years. Selections from religious, literary and philosophic works are preceded by introductory material that summarizes historical developments and... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Edwin Arnold

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Bhagavad Gita , one of the most sacred and venerated Hindu texts, is a series of conversations between the Lord Krishna – the divine one – and the warrior prince Arjuna in the prelude to the Kurukshetra war. Consisting of seven hundred stanzas and dealing with parables, and analogies covering the Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, it... more...

  • Sacred Books of the Eastby Epiphanius Wilson; Various

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.99

    Sacred Books of the East includes selections from the Vedic Hymns, Zend-Avesta, Dhammapada, Upanishads, the Koran, and the Life of Buddha, with critical and biographical sketches by Epiphanius Wilson more...

  • ZENby Yarito Niimura

    Herder Verlag 2014; US$ 7.62

    Zen-Geschichten, die einen Blick auf das Wesentliche eröffnen und zur Achtsamkeit einladen, für unsere Gegenwart neu erzählt und in einer wunderschönen Gestaltung, die zum Verweilen einlädt. Das Buch in hochwertiger Ausstattung mit Halbleineneinband und Goldprägung.   Biographische Informationen Yarito Niimura, Autorenpseudonym einer in Deutschland... more...

  • Zarathustra and Zoroastrianismby Michael Stausberg; Margaret Preisler-Weller

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 67.50

    This book, first published in German in 2005, offers a compact, concise and accessible survey of Zoroastrianism. This tiny religious community traces its root to Zarathustra who lived some 2,500-3,500 years ago. Chapters address Zarathustra and the origins of the religion, religious concepts and narratives, ethics and gender, priesthoods and rituals,... more...

  • Tantric Body, Theby Gavin D. Flood

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Tantra is the Hindu-based religion which links ecstatic sexual practice with meditation and direct spiritual experience. It originated in India some 1200 years ago, when the great sacred_x000D_erotic temples were built. In the West it is best known for its inspiration of tantric yoga, and its associated ritualistic forms of sex. But is tantra just... more...

  • Yoga and Vegetarianismby Sharon Gannon; Ingrid Newkirk

    Insight Editions LLC 2009; US$ 9.95

    Drawing upon her studies of Vedic traditions, Sharron Gannon explores how the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga is historically and structurally tied to a vegetarian lifestyle. Integral to one another, both Yoga and Vegetarianism form a framework for physical and spiritual attunement, and when practiced as a whole provide engender an incomparably... more...

  • A First Zen Readerby Trevor Leggett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    When Zen Buddhism crossed from China to Japan in the twelfth century, it entered a phase of development that was not only to inspire a magnificent range of artistic achievement but also to exert a tremendous influence upon Japanese life itself and, eventually, to bring to the attention of the West a religious philosophy both unique and challenging... more...

  • Readings in Eastern Religionsby Harold Coward; Eva K. Neumaier; Ronald Neufeldt

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Developed principally for use in introductory courses in the study of religious traditions in the East, this anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China and Japan. The selections are arranged both chronologically and thematically within religious traditions and include readings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism... more...