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- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.00
This is a hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book written in 1906 by a renowned scholar. Kakuzo Okakura explains some of the enduring differences between the Eastern and Western minds in terms of the ancient Japanese tea ceremony. In addition to the formalities and beliefs associated with the ceremony, Okakura discusses the tradition's origins... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99
A founding member of the Theosophical Society, and perhaps the first well-known European to convert to Buddhism, Henry Steel Olcott made a lasting contribution with his Buddhist Catechism of 1881. Seeing Buddhism with a Westernized scientific eye, the work is given in the same question and answer structure used in the Christian Catechism. David McMahan... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 85.50
In What the Buddha Thought, Richard Gombrich argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time.Intended to serve as an introduction to the Buddhas thought, and hence even to Buddhism itself, the book also has larger aims: it argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 16.95
In Mikkyo ?Japanese esoteric Buddhism?the dragon Kurikara symbolizes the internal energy developed through sword practice. Kurikara is a manifestation of the fierce bodhisattva Fudo Myo O, the patron of ascetics and warriors in Japan, who uses his sword to destroy delusions and sever attachments. Fudo?s sword represents the gaining of discriminative... more...
- Parallax Press 2011; US$ 12.99
How do we learn to believe in ourselves and not just rely on our spiritual teachers? This question was answered in August 2009 when over a thousand people came to Colorado to spend a week with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, only to find he was in the hospital and wouldn?t be able to lead the retreat. The result of this event is One Buddha Is Not Enough,... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95
Do you find yourself restless and distracted by the hustle and bustle of the modern world? Have you sought comfort in possessions and acclaim only to be disappointed by their emptiness? If so, you are not along. The Everything Zen Book introduces you to thousands of years of ancient teachings that can help you achieve inner peace and unity with the... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Whether you're a serious practitioner of Buddhism or someone who is interested in learning more about this ancient spiritual tradition, The Dhammapada offers a fascinating glimpse inside the Buddhist ethos. Comprised of verses attributed to the Buddha as well as commentary and parables, this sacred text is a must-read for those interested in one... more...
- Hampton Roads Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95
Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism. There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma?s iconoclasm, irreverence,... more...