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- Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95
Theravada Buddhism provides a comprehensive introductory overview of the history, teachings, and current practice of an often misunderstood form of one of the world?s oldest religious traditions. Explores Theravada Buddhism?s origins, evolution, teachings, and practices Considers the practice of Theravada beyond Sri Lanka and Thailand, by... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
Contextualising the seemingly esoteric and exotic aspects of Tibetan Buddhist culture within the everyday, embodied and sensual sphere of religious praxis, this book centres on the social and religious lives of deceased Tibetan Buddhist lamas. It explores how posterior forms ? corpses, relics, reincarnations and hagiographical representations ? extend... more...
- Parallax Press 2013; US$ 6.99
The Five Mindfulness Trainings are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh calls these trainings a "diet for a mindful society," and discusses the insights and challenges of how these precepts can heal our personal lives and the life of our society. Referred to as the Wonderful Precepts — "protecting life, acting with... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha?s most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Zen Buddhism was founded in China in the 6th century, and its direct path to Enlightenment first came west in 1927 with D. T. Suzuki's first Essays. This work guides the reader towards Zen teaching in practice and theory, and to provide material for further explorations into its meditative experience. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing detailed descriptions and analyses of monastic ritual,... more...
- Parallax Press 2013; US$ 12.99
One of the key tenets of the Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism is that each of us is already a Buddha -- our enlightenment is inherent within us and the practice of mindfulness is the tool to bring this truth to our awareness. While it can bring much relief, this simple statement does not preclude the need for practice. We must strive to be aware of... more...
- Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 9.99
This book main idea is that intrinsic to the heart, mind and spirit in every human being is an identical essence which can be realized. This realization makes any man or woman a Buddha. The focus of this book is the method of how to implement that through a system of training which is of timeless value, and not bound by cultural limitations. The timeless... more...