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  • 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$ 69.99

    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 of... more...

  • Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Adamson

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson sheds light on the philosophical ideas that emerged in the Islamic world. From the beginnings of the tradition to the twenty first century, he traces the history of philosophy among those living in Islamic lands, highlighting its key themes and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophyby Peter Adamson; Richard C. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    An accessible introduction to Arabic philosophy from the 'classical' period to later Islamic thought. more...

  • The Epistemology of Ibn Khaldunby Zaid Ahmad

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This is an analytical examination of Ibn Khaldun's epistemology, centred on Chapter Six of the Muqaddima. In this chapter, entitled The Book of Knowledge (Kitab al'Ilm), Ibn Khaldun sketched his general ideas about knowledge and science and its relationship with human social organisation and the establishment of a civilisation. more...

  • The Gateless Barrierby Robert Aitken

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 28.99

    The Gateless Barrier is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases, each accompanied by a brief comment and poem by Wu-men. Robert Aitken, one of the premier... 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...

  • Hindu Psychologyby Swami Akhilananda

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The six volume Psychology ann Religion set of the International Library of Psychology explores the interface between psychology and religion, looking at aspects of religious belief and mysticism as related to the study of human consciousness. Hindu Psychology looks at the relevance of Hindu belief systems and theories of perception for the West. more...

  • Quantum Soupby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95

    This series of philosophical essays links the ancient wisdom of the East with the informality of the West, providing food for thought so energizing it will send your mind dancing. Lavishly illustrated throughout with the author's own expressive Chinese calligraphy. more...

  • Formation of Arab Reasonby Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Since the earliest period of Islamic history, Arab thought has been dominated by a reverence for tradition and textual analysis. In this groundbreaking work, the great contemporary Arab philosopher Mohammed Abed Al-Jabiri seeks to chart a route towards modernity via the proposition that respect for textualism and tradition are not inconsistent with... more...