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  • The Kuan Yin Chroniclesby Jay Ramsay; Man-Ho Kwok; Martin Palmer

    Hampton Roads Publishing 2009; US$ 17.95

    Kuan Yin is the most important, best-loved deity in the Chinese world. She is the living expression of compassion and the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Yet she is barely known in the West. The authors of  The Kuan Yin Chronicles  introduce Kuan Yin to Western readers, and reveal that Kuan Yin is the mystery and power of... more...

  • The Japanese Spiritby Yoshisaburo Okakura

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    For centuries, the unique culture of Japan has enchanted Westerners and other foreign observers. Although there was a strong and growing interest in scholarly studies of Japan throughout the nineteenth century, most of these investigations were conducted by outsiders with scant knowledge of Japanese culture. The Japanese Spirit collects a series of... more...

  • The Buddha Book: Buddhas, blessings, prayers, and rituals to grant you love, wisdom, and healingby Lillian Too

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    Inspired by the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, The Buddha Book introduces the reader to the most important and well-known Buddhist deities. In this beautifully illustrated volume each Buddha is presented with their major characteristics, along with the prayers, meditations, visualizations, and special rituals and blessings associated with each. more...

  • Ethical Questionsby Bina Gupta

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 33.99

    Eastern Philosophy represents one of the most ancient intellectual traditions of human culture, yet it is generally ignored by Western philosophers. Today more than ever, the need for understanding in a global community should be stressed as the scope, scale, and complexity of social changes increase. Bina Gupta strives to obtain a harmonious balance... more...

  • The Journal of Wu Yubiby Wu Yubi; Theresa Kelleher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 11.50

    In this rare firsthand account of an individual's pursuit of sagehood, the early Ming dynasty scholar and teacher Wu Yubi chronicles his progress and his setbacks, as he strives to integrate the Neo-Confucian practices of self-examination and selfcultivation into everyday life. In more than three hundred entries, spanning much of his adult life,... more...

  • The Bodhisattva Warriorsby Shifu Nagaboshi Tomio

    Red Wheel Weiser 1994; US$ 27.95

    This unique study of the development of the earliest form of Buddhist self-defense practiced by Chuan Fa monks and mystics shows the philosophical basis of the skills they passed on to subsequent generations.The material is presented so readers can understand that what we think of as a competitive sport is really a meditation mandala in action. Over... more...

  • Zen in Plain Englishby Stephan Schuhmacher

    Watkins Media 2012; US$ 8.99

    No other book quite engages the reader in the kinds of perceptions and experiences that the seeker will have while following this path. The Zen masters are famous for their unorthodox ways of teaching the wisdom of the 'thing itself'. Their Koans - paradoxical stories, and questions - are designed to rid the mind of over-sophisticated responses.... more...

  • Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhismby Peter Masefield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1986. In this study of initiation in the Nikayas (Discourses of the Buddha), the author presents evidence which makes it clear that salvation in early Buddhism depended upon the intervention of the Buddha?s grace. Contrary to the view of Buddhism as a philosophy of self-endeavour, the picture that emerges from examination... more...

  • Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledgeby K N Jayatilleke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    The author of this volume, an accomplished philologist, historian and philosopher, analyzes the relevant earlier and later texts and traces the epistemological foundations of Pali canonical thought from the Vedic period onwards. Originally published in 1963, it sheds new light on later developments and elucidates from the Indian point of view... more...

  • Buddhist Thought in Indiaby Edward Conze

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1962. This book discusses and interprets the main themes of Buddhist thought in India and is divided into three parts: Archaic Buddhism: Tacit assumptions, the problem of "original Buddhism", the three marks and the perverted views, the five cardinal virtues, the cultivation of the social emotions, Dharma and... more...