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  • The Legends and Myths of Hawaiiby King David Kalakaua

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    The Legends and Myths of Hawaii is not all mythology. It is rich in historical narrative. King Kalakaua relates the stories of certain great events with such verve that one can readily imagine he was an eyewitness. No doubt he had heard the same tales from the sons and daughters of those who had been present on occasions such as the death of Captain... more...

  • East Asian Ecocriticismsby Simon C. Estok; Won-Chung Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    East Asian Ecocriticisms presents original essays from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China that define and characterize trends in East Asian ecocriticism. Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives in environmental thought and scholarship, this volume presents valuable and original contributions to global conversations. more...

  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the... more...

  • In the Buddha's Wordsby Bodhi; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters,... more...

  • The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddhaby Nanamoli; Bodhi

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    "It can be difficult for Westerners to penetrate the 'official' Buddhist canon, but one English-language translation stands above the rest: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha , published by Wisdom Publications." more...

  • The Flight of the Garudaby Keith Dowman

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Dzogchen, a tradition of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, is considered by many to be an extremely powerful path to enlightenment. This ground-breaking book offers translations of four sacred texts of the Dzogchen tradition: Secret Instruction in a Garland of Vision , The Flight of the Garuda , Emptying the Depths of Hell , and the Wish-Granting... more...

  • Drinking the Mountain Streamby Jetsun Milarepa; Kunga; Brian Cutillo; Amy Soderberg

    Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available

    Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path. More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain... more...

  • A Classical Tibetan Readerby Yael Bentor

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    "This handsomely produced volume is a welcome tool for students of classical Tibetan. The carefully selected readings lead the student straight into the rich world of Tibetan writing on a wide range of topics--from stupas to saints to timeless wisdom. Each reading is an independent unit accompanied by a tailor-made glossary. Author Yael Bentor is one... more...

  • In the Buddha's Wordsby Bodhi; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters,... more...

  • The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddhaby Nanamoli; Bodhi

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    "It can be difficult for Westerners to penetrate the 'official' Buddhist canon, but one English-language translation stands above the rest: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha , published by Wisdom Publications." more...