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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95
Nine Canadian scholars of Buddhism consider philosophical and cultural issues in Buddhist thought. Part I, ?On Being,? discusses the philosophical problem of Being in the school of the Middle Way, Madhyamika Buddhism, and in the Tantric School of Mahayana Buddhism. Part II, ?On the Indian Milieu,? surveys Hindu views of Buddhism and explores Buddhism?s... more...
- Rodmell Press 2012; US$ 18.95
In his previous book, Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts , Reb Anderson Roshi described how we must become thoroughly grounded in conventional truth through the practice of compassion before we can receive the teachings of the ultimate truth. In The Third Turning of the Wheel , he introduces us to the next stage of our journey... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Dhammapada, a collection of verses; being one of the canonical books of the Buddhists Translated from Pali by F. Max MullerThe Dhammapada is a versified Buddhist scripture traditionally ascribed to the Buddha himself. It is one of the best-known texts from the Theravada canon. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...
- Editorial Kairos 2008; US$ 15.99
A fascinating Buddhist exploration, this guide presents the most important facets of the Buddhist life, including nine essential concepts: existence, desire, ideas, vacuity, symbolic language, possibility, mediations, nirvana, and the human ideal. Including a glossary of Buddhist terminology, this book is ideal for readers looking to immerse themselves... more...
- Hampton Roads Publishing 2009; US$ 15.95
Originally published by Writers and Readers in 1998, this is an iconoclastic, illustrated romp through the life of the Buddha both a credible exploration of his life and teachings and an entertaining introduction to the philosophy of Buddhism. Many Westerners know about the meditation practices of Buddhism, but few understand the Buddha's philosophical... more...