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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Daughters of Emptinessby Beata Grant

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Women played major roles in the history of Buddhist China, but given the paucity of the remaining records, their voices have all but faded. In 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... more...

  • Luminous Mindby Kalu; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 21.95

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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • The Promise of Amida Buddhaby Joji Atone; Yoko Hayashi

    Wisdom Publications 2011; US$ 39.95

    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...

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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Mindful Politicsby Melvin McLeod

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    "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...

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

    Wisdom Publications 2011; US$ 15.95

    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; US$ 16.95

    "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...

  • 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...