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  • The Sound of the One Handby Yoel Hoffman; Yoel Hoffmann; Dror Burstein

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 18.95

    When The Sound of the One Hand came out in Japan in 1916 it caused a scandal. Zen was a secretive practice, its wisdom relayed from master to novice in strictest privacy. That a handbook existed recording not only the riddling koans that are central to Zen teaching but also detailing the answers to them seemed to mark Zen as rote, not revelatory.... more...

  • Presence, Volume Iby Rupert Spira; John J. Prendergast

    New Harbinger Publications 2016; US$ 13.95

    Our self, aware presence, knows no resistance to any appearance and, as such, is happiness itself; like the empty space of a room, it cannot be disturbed and is, therefore, peace itself; like this page, it is intimately one with whatever appears on it and is thus love itself; and like water that is not affected by the shape of a wave, it is pure freedom.... more...

  • See Your Way to Mindfulnessby David Schiller

    Workman Publishing Company 2016; US$ 12.95

    Seeing, really seeing, is like meditation. In a world filled with distraction, seeing mindfully is a way to pay attention, to hit pause and find calm by focusing on what?s directly in front of us. See Your Way to Mindfulness is a gift book of inspiration and instruction to help readers open their eyes?and their ?I?s.? Written by David Schiller,... more...

  • In Search of the Wayby Richard Bowring

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 114.99 US$ 103.49

    A history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period (1582-1860), this volume deals with social, cultural, and religious interplay, primarily focusing on the Neo-Confucian search for the Way, a pattern of existence that could provide order for society at large, as well as self-fulfilment for the individual. more...

  • History of Zenby Yu-hsiu Ku

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 85.24

    This book tells about the "History of Zen" in China and Japan. It has altogether 16 chapters. The first eight chapters are about Zen in China and the later eight chapters about Zen in Japan. It is mainly concerned with a detailed account of inheriting lineage and sermons of different Zen schools and sects in China and Japan as well as the specific... more...

  • The Cloud of Nothingnessby C. D. Sebastian

    Springer India 2016; US$ 85.24

    ?This book explores ?nothingness?, the negative way found in Buddhist and Christian traditions, with a focused and comparative approach. It examines the works of Nagarjuna (c. 150 CE), a Buddhist monk, philosopher and one of the greatest thinkers of classical India, and those of John of the Cross (1542-1591), a Carmelite monk, outstanding Spanish... more...

  • Traditional Korean Philosophyby Youngsun Back; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 43.99

    With contributions by some of the best and most significant contemporary Korean philosophers, this important volume provides an overview of the different debates, problems, figures and periods that make up traditional Korean Buddhist and Confucian thought. The book highlights the richness and diversity of Korean philosophy as a vital and ongoing... more...

  • At Home In The Worldby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.32

    This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking and inspiring. Collected here for the first time, these stories span his life. There are stories from his childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenage novice, as a young teacher... more...

  • Numinous Awareness Is Never Darkby Robert E. Buswell; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark examines the issue of whether enlightenment in Zen Buddhism is sudden or gradual?that is, something intrinsic to the mind that is achieved in a sudden flash of insight or something extrinsic to it that must be developed through a sequential series of practices. This ?sudden/gradual issue? was one of the crucial debates... more...

  • Zen for Druidsby Joanna van der Hoeven

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Where Zen Buddhism and Druidry meet, to create a holistic way of life. more...