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Buddhism

  • Making Zen Your Ownby Janet Jiryu Abels

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings, and shows how their lives and teachings can inspire those who practice Zen today. The book is a presentation of ancient Zen insight vividly... more...

  • Making Zen Your Ownby Janet Jiryu Abels

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings, and shows how their lives and teachings can inspire those who practice Zen today. The book is a presentation of ancient Zen insight vividly... more...

  • Making Zen Your Ownby Janet Jiryu Abels

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings, and shows how their lives and teachings can inspire those who practice Zen today. The book is a presentation of ancient Zen insight vividly... more...

  • The Mystique of Transmissionby Wendi Adamek

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 64.99

    The Mystique of Transmission is a close reading of a late-eighth-century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the Lidai fabao ji ( Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations ), and is its first English translation. The text is the only remaining relic of the little-known Bao Tang Chan school of Sichuan, and combines a sectarian history... more...

  • The Deathbed Sutra of the Buddhaby George C. Jr. Adams

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A secret teaching of the Buddha, re-discovered after 2500 years, that will shock and challenge the Buddhist world. more...

  • The Practice of Perfectionby Robert Aitken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.00

    Robert Aiken, author of Encouraging Words and Taking the Path of Zen , is America?s most senior Zen Roshi. In this new book he presents the Ten Păramităs, of Transcendental Perfections?namely, giving, mortality, forbearance, zeal, focused meditation, wisdom, compassionate means, aspiration, spiritual power, and knowledge?two-thousand-year-old ideals... more...

  • Analytical Buddhismby Dr Miri Albahari

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    Does the self - a unified, separate, persisting thinker/owner/agent - exist? Drawing on Western philosophy, neurology and Theravadin Buddhism, this book argues that the self is an illusion created by a tier of non-illusory consciousness and a tier of desire-driven thought and emotion, and that separateness underpins the self's illusory status. more...

  • The Gleaming Cloudsby Murray Alfredson

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2013; US$ 9.00

    Alfredson has many moods, many dictions, many themes. He at once glories in and laments the ephemeral, the only lasting quality in his world. This harmonises with his Buddhist outlook on life. His is a religious sensibility that draws, however, on many traditions and myths, one of respect for all beings, the soils, the rocks, the plants, the people... more...

  • Japanese Flower Arrangementby Ellen G. Allen

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    There is something of the artist in each of us. Some of us find expression in painting, poetry, or sculpture, some in landscape gardening. With talent and facility, expression in these art forms is Satisfying. And this is true also of flower arranging, an ancient art that can express a thought or mood and in a sense combine the expression of severnl... more...

  • Japanese Flower Arrangement: In a Nutshellby Ellen Gordon Allen

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 7.95

    The purpose of this primer is to acquaint the reader with elementary knowledge in a special school of flower arranging—the Japanese school-selected because it is the oldest and its teachings are perhaps the simplest, yet most effective. The text is intended for amateurs, but professional arrangers might find it useful as a refresher. Each lesson... more...