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  • In the Shadow of the Buddhaby Matteo Pistono

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    "Part spy thriller, part Dharma travelogue, part spiritual autobiography . . . 100 percent page-turner." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono evaded Chinese security and smuggled out photos of prisons, secret documents, and firsthand interviews of torture victims and other atrocities committed... more...

  • Buddhismby Nancy Wilson Ross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • The Buddhist Traditionby William Theodore De Bary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 43.00

    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...

  • A Dictionary of Buddhismby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 14.99

    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

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.99

    Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism... more...

  • So Close to Heavenby Barbara Crossette

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers... more...

  • The Everything Buddhism Bookby Arnie Kozak

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."--Dalai Lama. Learn about the profound principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness with this updated and revised edition of the classic Buddhist primer. Buddhism expert Arnie Kozak, PhD will guide you through the most up-to-date scientific research on Buddhism and the brain--including... more...

  • The Everything Buddhism Bookby Jacky Sach

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 14.95

    In recent years, more and more people have been turning to Buddhist ethics for a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world. The religion's principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness have resonated among those who feel increasingly distracted and conflicted in their daily lives. You can also take advantage of the... more...

  • The Buddhist Visnuby John C. Holt

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in... more...