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  • Present Moment Wonderful Momentby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    Water flows over these hands May I use them skillfully to preserve our precious planet. These and other verses, or gathas, are designed to make everyday activities - such as washing the dishes, driving the car, or turning on the television - opportunities to return to a state of mindfulness. As exercises in both meditation and poetry, gathas are very... more...

  • Buddhism For Dummiesby Jonathan Landaw; Stephan Bodian; ; Gudrun hnemann

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Jonathan Landaw is the former English Translation Editor, Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Stephan Bodian has studied and practices several schools of Buddhism. Gudrun Bühnemann , Professor, teaches the Sanskrit Language and its literature, along with courses on the religions of South Asia. 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...

  • Quintessential Dzogchenby Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    Quintessential Dzogchen elucidates how our confusion can dawn as wisdom. Arranged for the simple meditator, these pithy instructions strike the heart of the Buddha?s teachings by explaining how to both acknowledge and train in your own enlightened essence. Quintessential Dzogchen is an invaluable handbook replete with source materials for those who... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Buddhismby Damien Keown; Charles S. Prebish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totalling around 1200 entries. more...

  • Travels in the Netherworldby Bryan J Cuevas

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    In Travels in the Netherworld, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the delok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. These narratives enjoy audiences ranging from the most sophisticated monastic scholars to pious townsfolk,... more...

  • Buddhist Practice and Visual Cultureby Julie Gifford

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical Mahayana that foregrounds the importance of the visual... more...

  • First Buddhist Womenby Susan Murcott

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women?s religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and... more...

  • Buddhism and Buddhists in Chinaby Lewis Hodus

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 6.95

    Buddhism is a religion which must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Gautama in India and developed in the early years succeeding, and as embodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, is not representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today. The faithful student of Buddhist literature would be as far removed... more...

  • The Life of Buddha and Its Lessonsby Henry Steel Olcott

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons is a short pamphlet by Henry Steel Olcott. It was first published in 1912 as number fifteen in the series of Adyar Pamphlets released by the Theosophical Publishing House. more...