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Pilgrims and pilgrimages

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  • Zen Baggageby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 26.00

    In the spring of 2006, Bill Porter traveled through the heart of China, from Beijing to Hong Kong, on a pilgrimage to sites associated with the first six patriarchs of Zen. Zen Baggage is an account of that journey. He weaves together historical background, interviews with Zen masters, and translations of the earliest known records of Zen, along... more...

  • A Safe Journey Homeby Felicity Warner

    Hay House 2011; US$ 14.95

    Have you ever sat with someone as they were dying and wished that you could make it a better experience? Helping others face death with dignity and positivity is an act of profound kindness that also helps give the caregiver a chance to come to terms with this critical moment in our life’s journey.Felicity Warner reveals her guide to the unique... more...

  • Pilgrimage in Tibetby Alex McKay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled to local, regional, and national centres throughout... more...

  • The Sacred Sites Of The Dalai Lamasby Glenn H Mullin

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas combines stunning photographs of Tibet?s most sacred monasteries with commentary on the historical relevance of these sites for Tibetan Buddhism. It explores the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enters the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and visits the famous oracle lake of... more...

  • The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhismby Francesca Tarocco

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Buddhism in China during the late Qing and Republican period remained a powerful cultural and religious force. Francesca Tarocco is a rising star in this field and offers an innovative high-quality piece of work that presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture. Drawing on scarcely analyzed historical and archive sources,... more...

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in Chinaby Dan Smyer Yu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in contemporary China. In turn, the author explores the broader... more...

  • Buddhism War and Nationalism: Chinese Monks in the Struggle against Japanese Aggressions 1931-1945by Xue Yu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks searched and reinterpreted scripture, making controversial... more...

  • Mindful Eating, Mindful Lifeby Thich Nhat Hanh; Lilian Cheung

    Hay House 2011; US$ 14.95

    Losing weight and maintaining a healthy body is not simply a matter of exercising more and eating less. It is the awareness of the present moment, the realisation of why we do what we do, that enables us to stop feeling bad and start changing our behaviour. With Mindful Eating, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Harvard nutritionist Dr Lilian... more...

  • The Holy Land Rebornby Toni Huber

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    The Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans consider themselves “the child of Indian civilization” and that India is the “holy land” from whose sources the Tibetans have built their own civilization. What explains this powerful allegiance to India? In The Holy Land Reborn ¸ Toni Huber investigates how Tibetans have maintained... more...

  • Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003by André Laliberté

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Laliberté looks at a relatively unexplored aspect of modern Taiwan: the influence of religion on politics. This book offers a detailed survey of three of the most important Buddhist organizations in Taiwan: the Buddhist Association of the Republic of China (BAROC), the Buddha Light Mountain (or Foguanshan) monastic order, and the Buddhist Compassion... more...

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