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  • Buddhismby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    This "Very Short Introduction" introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. It explores the distinctive features of Buddhism; how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries; and how dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. 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 Miracle of Mindfulnessby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Beacon Press 1996; US$ 2.99

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding... more...

  • The Zen Bookby Daniel Levin

    Hay House 2005; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.20

    The zen mind is the beginner’s mind, which sees everything as if for the first time. It is in this zen mind that realization comes. People sit for many years in meditation to find that suddenly in hearing something again for the first time, they’re lifted to a state of understanding that’s far beyond anything they’ve ever experienced.... more...

  • Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peaceby Olivier Urbain

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Who is Daisaku Ikeda? At one level, he is the leader of a religious movement - Soka Gakkai - which began in Japan, where it still has its headquarters, but which now claims 12 million adherents around the world. At another level, he is a globetrotting figure whose formal conversations with diverse writers, thinkers and diplomats - including Arnold... more...

  • Buddhist Scripturesby Donald Lopez

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.32

    While Buddhism has no central text such as the Bible or the Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha. This rich anthology brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese. There are... more...

  • Becoming Enlightenedby His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 12.00

    In Becoming Enlightened , His Holiness the Dalai Lama powerfully explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace? Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from... more...

  • Buddhism: The Basicsby Cathy Cantwell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 23.95

    Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions practices and beliefs ethical guidelines and philosophy religious texts community With helpful features including... more...

  • Buddhism and Empireby Michael Walter

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book analyzes the religious-political culture of the Tibetan Empire (c. 620-842) and the establishment of Buddhism, based on early sources. It shows how relationships formed in the Imperial period underlie many of the unique characteristics of traditional Tibetan Buddhism. more...

  • Be Free Where You Areby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This compendium of the core teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, based on a talk given at a prison, shows how mindfulness practice can cultivate freedom no matter where you are. "So many of us, inmates and outsiders alike, are in prisons of our own making.... The miracle of mindfulness can free us all" - Shepherdstown Chronicle more...