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  • Heartwood of the Bodhi Treeby Buddhadasa; Santikaro; Dhammavicayo

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Rethinking the Buddhaby Eviatar Shulman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Shulman traces the development of the four noble truths, which in fact originated as observations to be cultivated during meditation. more...

  • Zen For Beginnersby Judith Blackstone; Zoran Josipovic; Naomi Rosenblatt

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 16.99

    Zen, from its foundation in China of the 6th Century A.D., has always been more than a religion. It is an intriguing system of principles and practices designed to give each individual the experience of eternity in a split second, the knowledge of divinity in every living thing. To create a book about Zen, however, is risky. It is one thing to describe... more...

  • The Tantric Distinctionby Jeffrey Hopkins; Anne C Klein

    Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available

    "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...

  • Wisdom Energyby Thubten Yeshe; Thubten Zopa; Jonathan Landaw; Alexander Berzin

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Wisdom Energy is a simple and compelling introduction to Buddhism by two Tibetan lamas renowned for their insight and skill in teaching Westerners. Containing an entire meditation course, it goes to the heart of basic Buddhist practice and discusses the meaning and purpose of meditation, the causes of dissatisfaction and unhappiness, and the methods... more...

  • To Dispel the Misery of the Worldby Ga Rabjampa; Appey; Rigpa Translations

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    "Offered here is the pith advice on mind training according to the great vehicle. This is the path followed by all the buddhas and their children of the past, present, and future, the most profound instruction of the oral lineage, and the quintessence of the ocean of all the excellent teachings." --Ga Rabjampa This short book contains a wealth of... more...

  • The Ceasing of Notionsby Soko Morinaga; Martin Collcutt; Myokyo-ni; Michelle Bromley

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Among the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, discovered in the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls--ancient texts unknown for centuries. The Ceasing of Notions is one such text. It takes a unique form: a dialogue between two imaginary figures, a master and his disciple, in which the disciple tenaciously pursues the... more...

  • The Long Discourses of the Buddhaby Maurice Walshe; Sumedho

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    These suttas reveal the gentleness, compassion, power, and penetrating wisdom of the Buddha. Included are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, concentration, and wisdom (Subha Sutta); on dependent origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); on the roots and causes of wrong views (Brahmajala Sutta); and a long description of the Buddha's... more...

  • The World of Tibetan Buddhismby Dalai Lama; Thupten Jinpa; Richard Gere

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation... more...