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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

    Discusses historical and contemporary aspects of pilgrimage within the Tibetan cultural world. Examines myths and legends, material conditions, textual sources, a modern pilgrim's impressions, political and economic influences, biographies and contemporary developments. 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...

  • 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. This innovative book comes from a rising star in this field, offering a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture. 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 Nationalismby Xue Yu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Exploring a dimension of Taiwanese poltics that has received little attention, this book gives a detailed survey of three of the most important Buddhist organizations in Taiwan: the Buddhist Association of the Republic of China, the Buddha Light Mountain monastic order, and the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Association. more...

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