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  • Luminous Mindby Kalu; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Luminous Mind is a remarkable compilation of the oral and written teachings of the late Kalu Rinpoche - who was called "a beacon of inspiration" by the Dalai Lama. A master of meditation and leader of the Shangpu Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Kalu Rinpoche taught with an inviting, playful and lucid style that was just one natural manifestation... more...

  • The Promise of Amida Buddhaby Joji Atone; Yoko Hayashi

    Wisdom Publications 2011; Not Available

    The Promise of Amida Buddha is the first complete English translation of a seminal collection of writings by the Japanese Pure Land school's founder, Honen-shonin (1133-1212). The so-called Japanese Anthology ( Wago Toroku ) collects his surviving short writings composed in Japanese, including letters of exhortation and public pronouncements. The... more...

  • Freeing the Heart and Mindby Sakya Trizin; Kalsang Gyaltsen; Ani Junga Chodron

    Wisdom Publications 2011; Not Available

    His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion, and the proper motivation for practice. This book opens by sharing a private teaching His Holiness gave to a young newcomer seeking to... more...

  • Meditation on the Nature of Mindby Dalai Lama; Khonton Peljor Lhundrub; Jose Ignacio Cabezon

    Wisdom Publications 2011; Not Available

    "We all have the same human mind - each and every one of us has the same potential. Our surroundings and so forth are important, but the nature of mind itself is more important... To live a happy and joyful life, we must take care of our minds." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama At the heart of this book is The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral Tradition... 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...

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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    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...

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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    "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 Long Discourses of the Buddhaby Maurice Walshe; Sumedho

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • Buddhism of the Heartby Jeff Wilson; Mark Unno; Taitetsu Unno

    Wisdom Publications 2009; US$ 16.95

    Jeff Wilson started his walk on the Buddha's path as a Zen practitioner - taking up a tradition of vigorous self-effort, intensive meditation, and meticulous attention to rectitude in every action. But in Jeff's case, rather than freeing him from his suffering, he found those Zen practices made him nothing short of insufferable . And so he turned... more...