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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 38.99
How did a society on the edge of collapse and dominated by wandering bands of armed men give way to a vibrant Buddhist culture, led by yogins and scholars? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the translation and spread of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically shaped Tibetan society and led to its rise as the center of Buddhist culture throughout Asia,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 32.99
Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism -- especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms -- the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
Up to now, with the exception of Okakura Kakuzo's excellent account of flowers used in the art of Chanoyu in his delightful The Book of Tea, almost nothing has been available on the subject. To my knowledge, the present volume is the only book written in English that is wholly devoted to the special form of flower arrangement called Chabana. Chabana... more...
- Pariyatti Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99
This collection brings the writings and teachings of Sayagyi U Ba Khin?the teacher of S. N. Goenka?together under one cover, with biographical information and a commentary by Goenka. The story of U Ba Khin and his teaching of the Dhamma is set in context through an extensive interview with S. N. Goenka, conducted by Pierluigi Confalonieri, who also... more...
- Rodmell Press 2013; US$ 14.95
The truth is that after all the bliss, emptiness, and generalized euphoria we might be lucky enough to experience at some point along our spiritual path, what?s left are the karmic knots of conditioning that still need unraveling if we are going to be of any genuine help to anybody. Untying them is the work of spiritual warriors, that is, all of us.... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 4.87
El dalái lama, el más alto líder espiritual del pueblo tibetano, era también, hasta 1959 (fecha de la ocupación por parte de China), el principal responsable político del Tíbet. Elevada figura del budismo, es considerado la manifestación del Buda de la Compasión, reencarnado para servir a las personas. De hecho, su cargo significa "Océano de Sabiduría"... more...
- Big Mind Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Soto Zen sect in Japan and one of the most brilliant minds Japan has ever produced, was a true giant of Asian thought whose works are of an astounding richness and profundity.In this book, American Zen Master Genpo Merzel, one of the preeminent Western teachers of his generation who was himself trained... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Originally published in 1955. The Madhyamika philosophy is, in the author?s view, the philosophy which created a revolution in Buddhism and through that in the whole range of Indian philosophy. This volume is a study of the Madhyamika philosophy in all its important aspects and is divided into three parts: Historical: this traces... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Originally published in 1971. Long regarded as a classic, this volume is one of the most systematic treatments of Hwa Yen to have appeared in the English language. With excellently translated selections of Hwa Yen readings, factual information and discussion, it is highly recommended to readers whose interests in Buddhism incline toward the... more...