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  • The Bodhisattva Warriorsby Shifu Nagaboshi Tomio

    Red Wheel Weiser 1994; US$ 27.95

    This unique study of the development of the earliest form of Buddhist self-defense practiced by Chuan Fa monks and mystics shows the philosophical basis of the skills they passed on to subsequent generations.The material is presented so readers can understand that what we think of as a competitive sport is really a meditation mandala in action. Over... more...

  • Heartwood of the Bodhi Treeby Buddhadasa; Santikaro; Dhammavicayo

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    Clear and simple teachings on voidness and living an ethical life. In Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree , Buddhadasa Bhikkhu presents in simple language the philosophy of voidness, or sunnata, that lies at the heart of the Buddhism. By carefully tying voidness to ethical discipline, Buddhadasa provides us clear and open grounds to reflect on the place... more...

  • Introduction to the Lotus Sutraby Yoshiro Tamura; Gene Reeves; Gene Reeves; Michio Shinozaki

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 18.95

    The Lotus Sutra--one of the most popular Buddhist classics--is here accessibly introduced by one of its most eminent scholars. "Soon after entering university in December of 1943, I was sent to the front as a student soldier. I wondered if I were allowed to bring but a single book on the trip, possibly to my death, which would I want to bring. It... more...

  • The Door to Satisfactionby Thubten Zopa

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 15.95

    In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come to know what the practice of Dharma really means." Without proper motivation, it does not matter what we do. Whether reciting prayers, meditating,... more...

  • The Book of Kadamby Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 59.95

    The Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atisa and his principal Tibetan student, Dromtonpa. Although it no longer exists as an independent school, Kadam's teachings were incorporated into the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism and are still prized today for their unique practical... more...

  • Shingon Refractionsby Mark Unno

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 26.95

    Shingon Buddhism arose in the eighth century and remains one of Japan's most important sects, at present numbering some 12 million adherents. As such it is long overdue appropriate coverage. Here, the well-respected Mark Unno illuminates the tantric practice of the Mantra of Light, the most central of Shingon practices, complete with translations and... more...

  • Scripture, Logic, Languageby Tom J. F. Tillemans; E. Gene Smith

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 32.95

    Dharmakirti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits, and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakirti is widely recognized for his crucial innovations in Indian logic and semantic theory, his notoriously difficult thought nonetheless remains... more...

  • Taking the Result as the Pathby Cyrus Stearns; Sakya Trizin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 59.95

    The tradition known as the Path with the Result, or Lamdre , is the most important tantric system of meditation practice and theory in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an unprecedented compilation of eleven vital works from different periods in the history of the Path with the Result in India and Tibet, including the Vajra... more...

  • Living Yogacaraby Tagawa Shun'ei; Charles Muller

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 18.95

    Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing in the realm of human experience that is not interpreted by and dependent upon the mind. Yogacara Buddhism was unable to sustain the same level... more...

  • The Tantric Distinctionby Jeffrey Hopkins; Anne C Klein

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    "The ideas, concepts, and methods of various religions must be tried on for size, must be lifted above museum displays, must be confronted and allowed to resonate with one's own character. It is in this spirit that I present here a personalized account of central Buddhist practices."--from the author's preface. Widely recognized as one of the West's... more...