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- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95
One of the most important texts in the literature of Buddhism, this collection contains 47 stories that celebrate the previous lives of the Buddha, each offering fascinating insights into the mind and heart of Buddhism. Translated and edited by a distinguished Western scholar of Buddhism. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95
As prayer is to the Christian life, so meditation is the very heart of Buddhist life. This introduction explains the meaning and purpose of meditation. Its series of devotional exercises include instructions on maintaining mental and physical awareness during meditation, with advice on postures, breathing, repudiation of the sensory world, and more.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95
This anthology of Gandhi's writings offers a revealing look at his life and philosophy, focusing on subjects of enduring interest ? rather than day-to-day political matters ? and the development of the philosophy of Satyagraha ? defense of and by the truth. This collection also features significant excerpts from the Mahatma's speeches, correspondence,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95
Examines theory and practice of the mandala and how it's used to express the infinite possibilities of the human subconscious. Individual chapters consider the doctrinal basis of the mandala, the mandala as a means of reintegration, the symbolism of the mandala and its various parts, the liturgy of the mandala, and more. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95
Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. "Provocative and entertaining, this edition is particularly pleasing in format." ? Guide to Asia Paperbacks . more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Based on a series of Oxford lectures delivered by a well-known Buddhist scholar, this volume covers the entire range of Buddhist thought. It introduces Buddhism as both religion and philosophy, discusses its common ground with other faiths throughout the world, contrasts monastic and popular Buddhism, and defines old and new schools of thought. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95
Noted authority discusses mystic rites and doctrines, methods of psychic training among lamas, magicians, yogis, and more. Covered are various kinds of initiations and their aims, role of the spiritual guide and choice of a master, oral instruction, spiritual exercises, "gymnastics" of respiration, many other aspects of Tibetan religious practice.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 21.95
This much-cited scholarly anthology of key Theravada Buddhist documents originally appeared in 1896 as part of the renowned Harvard Oriental Series. An excellent, accessible presentation of the vast range of PÔli Buddhist literature, it was among the first English translations of the direct words of the Buddha. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99
The first book in English to provide a full and clear introduction to the imagery and verse related to one of the most significant of Indian gods. Archer's history of the depiction of Krishna's life and deeds traces the god's many aspects, from warrior to cowherd to prince. 39 plates of illustrations follow. more...