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  • Being Buddha at Workby Franz Metcalf; BJ Gallagher

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2012; US$ 14.95

    Combining the talents of a professor of religion and an expert on workplace dynamics, this book continues the tradition begun by its bestselling predecessor, What Would Buddha Do (more than 30,000 copies sold), as yet another perfect tool for bringing bite-size chunks of Buddhist wisdom to give meaning to and resolve common conflicts found in everyday... more...

  • A Meditator's Diaryby Jane Hamilton-Merritt

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    Recognizing how rare it is for a foreign woman to be accepted for intensive meditation instruction in one of Thailand's Buddhist temples, this extraordinary account follows the author's experience from the inside, describing her journey into the self and the expansion of her consciousness. The intimate narrative relates her struggles and fears?some... more...

  • The Quiet Mindby John E. Coleman

    Pariyatti Publishing 2000; US$ 6.99

    A fascinating, engaging, and unique memoir, this story covers John Coleman?s life after his cover is blown as a CIA agent in Asia in the late 1950s, leading him to embark on a vigorous pursuit of spiritual truth. In his travels through India, Burma, Japan, and Thailand, he encounters luminous teachers such as Krishnamurti, Maharishi, and D.T. Suzuki.... more...

  • The Barn at the End of the Worldby Mary Rose O'Reilley

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 18.00

    Deciding that her life was insufficiently grounded in real-world experience, Mary Rose O'Reilley, a Quaker reared as a Catholic, embarked on a year of tending sheep. In this often hilarious book, O'Reilley describes her work in an agricultural barn and her extended visit to a Buddhist monastery in France, where she studied with Thich N'hat Hanh. She... more...

  • The Miracle of Mindfulnessby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Beacon Press 1996; US$ 15.00

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding... more...

  • The Origin of Buddhist Meditationby Alexander Wynne

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation learned by the Buddha from these teachers, and attempts... more...

  • Mindfulness in Early Buddhismby Tse-fu Kuan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book identifies what is meant by sati ( smrti ), usually translated as ?mindfulness?, in early Buddhism, and examines its soteriological functions and its central role in the early Buddhist practice and philosophy. áUsing textual analysis and criticism, it takes new approaches to the subject through a comparative study of Buddhist texts in Pali,... more...

  • Journeying Eastby Victoria Dimidjian

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    Some of the West's foremost spiritual teachers share their thoughts on aging and the end of life process. Comprehensive and original interviews with Ram Dass, Michael Eigen, Norman Fischer, Joan Halifax, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Ch?n Kh┘ng, Frank Ostaseski, Rodney Smith, and John Wellwood provide new perspectives and offer comfort and support. This... more...

  • New Buddhist Movements in Thailandby Rory Mackenzie

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Vastly different in belief and practice, two new Buddhist religious movements in Thailand, namely the Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke emerged in Thailand in the 1970s at a time of political uncertainty, social change and increasing dissatisfaction with the Thai Sangha and its leadership. Examining these movements, which represent two distinctive... more...

  • Calm and Insightby Bhikkhu Phra Khantipalo

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95

    This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easily accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice. more...