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  • Daughters of Emptinessby Beata Grant

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Daughters of Emptiness , Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse - by turns assertive, observant, devout - of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with the brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary... more...

  • Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Seaby Khunu; Dalai Lama; Gareth Sparham

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Revered by many--especially His Holiness the Dalai Lama--as the very embodiment of altruism, the late Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen devoted his life to the development of bodhicitta--the aspiration to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. Presented in both English and the original Tibetan, this modern classic is a collection of... more...

  • The Clouds Should Know Me By Nowby Red Pine; Mike O'Connor; Andrew Schelling; Paul Hansen; James Sanford; J.P. Seaton; Burton Watson

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 15.95

    This unique collection presents the verse, much of it translated for the first time, of fourteen eminent Chinese Buddhist poet monks. Featuring the original Chinese as well as english translations and historical introductions by Burton Watson, J.P. Seaton, Paul Hansen, James Sanford, and the editors, this book provides an appreciation and understanding... more...

  • Awesome Nightfallby Saigyo; William R Lafleur

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen. more...

  • Everything Yearned Forby Francisca Cho; David R McCann

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 15.00

    Manhae (1879-1944), or Han Yongun, was a Korean Buddhist (Son) monk during the era of Japanese colonial occupation (1910-1945). Manhae is a political and cultural hero in Korea, and his works are studied by college students and school children alike. Everything Yearned For is a collection of 88 love poems, evocative of the mystical love poetry... more...

  • Daughters of Emptinessby Beata Grant

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Daughters of Emptiness , Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse - by turns assertive, observant, devout - of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with the brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary... more...

  • Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Seaby Khunu; Dalai Lama; Gareth Sparham

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Revered by many--especially His Holiness the Dalai Lama--as the very embodiment of altruism, the late Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen devoted his life to the development of bodhicitta--the aspiration to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. Presented in both English and the original Tibetan, this modern classic is a collection of... more...

  • Selected Poemsby William Radice

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    The poems of Rabindranath Tagore are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and world literature, expressing a profound and passionate human yearning. His ceaselessly inventive works deal with such subjects as the interplay between God and mortals, the eternal and the transient, and the paradox of an endlessly changing universe that is in tune... more...

  • Leaving Yuba Cityby Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    Like Divakaruni's much-loved and bestselling short story collection Arranged Marriage, this collection of poetry deals with India and the Indian experience in America, from the adventures of going to a convent school in India run by Irish nuns (Growing up in Darjeeling) to the history of the earliest Indian immigrants in the U.S. (Yuba City Poems).... more...

  • Handwritingby Michael Ondaatje

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.87

    The poems in Handwriting are memories of Sri Lanka: the rituals and traditions, history and geography, the smells and tastes and colours of his first home. Here are sunless forests, cattle-bells, stilt-walkers 'with the movement of prehistoric birds'; a Buddha buried 'so roots/like fingers of a blind monk/spread for two hundred years over his face';... more...