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  • Health, Healing, and Beyondby T. K. V. Desikachar; R. H. Cravens

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 21.99

    The much-sought-after, greatly beloved exploration of the work of Krishnamacharya, teacher of many of twentieth-century yoga?s greatest and most influential exponents, Health, Healing, and Beyond is filled with deep wisdom?an indispensable guide to the philosophy, principles, and limitless possibilities of yoga. First published in 1998, it is now... more...

  • Trying Not to Tryby Edward Slingerland

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.00

    A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity?an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand?and why it is so essential to our well-being   Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician... more...

  • Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Scholar and travel writer Lafcadio Hearn spent decades in Japan, eventually adopting it as his home country. Perhaps more than any other single writer, Hearn is responsible for documenting and interpreting Japan for Western audiences. In this engrossing volume, Hearn undertakes his most comprehensive comparative analysis of Japanese culture. more...

  • Zen Mind, Zen Horseby Allan J. Hamilton; Robert Miller; Monty Roberts

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 24.95

    Mindful work with horses, says neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton, can enlighten the human handler as much as it benefits the horse. Evolving over 30 million years to become the quintessential prey animal, equines have developed acute right-brain survival skills, such as leadership, awareness, empathy, and cooperation. In particular the horse has finely... more...

  • Yinyangby Robin R. Wang

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    The concept of yinyang lies at the heart of Chinese thought and culture. This book explores the relationship between these two opposing forces. more...

  • The Daodejing of Laoziby Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.50

    Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered. "Why another... more...

  • The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religionby Diane Morgan

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion provides a thorough discussion of the most widely practices belief systems of the East. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets... more...

  • Classic Asian Philosophyby Joel Kupperman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 29.99

    This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Kupperman ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, walking students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions... more...

  • Anthology of Philosophyin Persiaby S. H. Nasr; Mehdi Aminrazavi

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 40.00

    The tradition of philosophy in the Persian-speaking world is extraordinarily rich, creative and diverse. This anthology, which is divided into three volumes, aims to communicate something of that richness and diversity.The term 'philosophy' is understood to in its widest sense to include theological debate, philosophical Sufism and philosophical hermeneutics... more...

  • Degrees of Excellenceby Arzina R. Lalani

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 47.00

    One of the most distinguished scholars of his time, Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi lived during the height of Fatimid rule in Egypt. He came from Nishapur, the centre of the Ismaili da?wa in Khurasan, a thriving centre of learning particularly noted for its use of rationalistic philosophy. Several important works are accredited to him, but it is the... more...