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

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Shingon Refractionsby Mark Unno

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Wisdom Wide and Deepby Shaila Catherine; Pa-Auk

    Wisdom Publications 2011; Not Available

    Wisdom Wide and Deep is a comprehensive guide to an in-depth training that emphasizes the application of concentrated attention ( jhana ) to profound and liberating insight ( vipassana ). With calm, tranquility, and composure established through a practical experience of jhana meditators are able to halt the seemingly endless battle against hindrances,... more...

  • Everything Yearned Forby Francisca Cho; David R McCann

    Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available

    Manhae (1879-1944), or Han Yongun, was a Korean Buddhist (Son) monk during the era of Japanese colonial occupation (1910-1945). Manhae is a political and cultural hero in Korea, and his works are studied by college students and school children alike. Everything Yearned For is a collection of 88 love poems, evocative of the mystical love poetry... more...

  • The Compassionate Lifeby Dalai Lama; David Kittelstrom

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    "The key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama Giving and receiving affection is the key to happiness, and compassion is the key that opens our hearts to affection. Illuminating themes touched upon in The Good Heart and The Art of Happiness , this generous and gentle book contains some... more...

  • Daughters of Emptinessby Beata Grant

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Daughters of Emptiness , Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse - by turns assertive, observant, devout - of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with the brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary... more...

  • Mindful Politicsby Melvin McLeod

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    "I've studied politics my entire life. It's been because of my time working on this book that I've finally learned what's really important in politics." So says Melvin McLeod, editor of Mindful Politics , a book that transcends Right and Left, progressive and conservative, to get to the heart of what matters: how we can all make a positive difference... more...

  • Natural Perfectionby Lonchen Rabjam; Keith Dowman; Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Dzogchen, or the "Great Perfection," is considered by many to be the apex of Tibetan Buddhism, and Longchen Rabjam is the most celebrated of all the saints of this remarkable tradition. Natural Perfection presents the radical precepts of Dzogchen, pointing the way to absolute liberation from conceptual fetters and leading the practitioner to a state... more...

  • Opening the Eye of New Awarenessby Dalai Lama; Donald S. Lopez; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Opening the Eye of New Awareness is a succinct, thorough overview of the doctrines of Buddhism as they have been practiced for a thousand years in Tibet. The Dalai Lama here discusses the need for religious practice and the importance of kindness and compassion. Originally written for Tibetan lay people, this was the Dalai Lama's first book on Buddhist... more...

  • The Way to Buddhahoodby Yin-shun; Wing H Yeung; Robert M Gimello; Whalen Lai

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    The Way to Buddhahood is a compendium of two thousand years of Chinese practice in assimilating and understanding the Buddhist experience of enlightenment. It is the first in-depth explanation of Chinese Buddhism by Yin-shun, the greatest living master of the Chinese scholar-monk tradition. The master's broad scope not only includes the traditional... more...