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  • Hakuin's Precious Mirror Caveby Norman Waddell

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 25.99

    The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Quiet Reflection, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Dogen established Soto Zen in Japan, and his work is widely known in the West with many of his books translated into English. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important... more...

  • Buddhismby Madhu Bazaz Wangu

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Buddhism, tells the story of how the teachings of the religion's founder, Siddhartha Gautama, evolved into its basic belief system. Buddhism differs from other major religions in that it has no concept of a supreme being. more...

  • The Heart Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2005; US$ 14.99

    The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha?s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of... more...

  • The Buddhist Traditionby William Theodore de Bary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by... more...

  • Buddhismby Nancy Wilson Ross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Explains the origins, development and basic principles of the religion followed by nearly one-quarter of the people on earth. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Buddhist Monastic Lifeby Mohan Wijayaratna; Claude Grangier; Steven Collins; Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This 1991 book describes the ideal way of life prescribed for Buddhist monks and nuns in the Pali texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism. more...

  • The Buddha Eyeby Frederick Franck; Frederick Franck; Joan Stambaugh

    World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99

    Contains essays by many of the most important twentieth century Japanese philosophers, offering challenging and illumination insights into the nature of Reality as understood by the school of Zen. more...

  • Honen The Buddhist Saintby Joseph A. Fitzgerald

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    Honen Shonin (1133-1212 A.D.) founded the largest Buddhist sect in Japan (Pure Land, or Shin). This edited biography contains an Introduction by renowned Buddhist scholar, Alfred Bloom. more...

  • A Dictionary of Buddhismby Damien Keown

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    This broad-ranging and authoritative illustrated dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise definitions of every aspect of Buddhism; including coverage of not only historical but also contemporary issues such as human rights, and the role of women. From religious ceremonies to iconography, this dictionary will provide an invaluable reference... more...

  • The Foundations of Buddhismby Rupert Gethin

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism existing in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha,... more...