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  • The Origin of Buddhist Meditationby Alexander Wynne

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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.  Using textual analysis and criticism, it takes new approaches to the subject through a comparative study of Buddhist texts in Pali,... more...

  • The Mind Is Mightier Than the Swordby Lama Surya Das

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2009; US$ 16.99

    From bestselling author and beloved teacher Lama Surya Das comes a thorough, engaging, and user-friendly guide to the teachings of Buddhism. Lama Surya Das is one of the most well-regarded Buddhist teachers and scholars in America today. His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and his seminars and retreats are continually in demand.... more...

  • Under the Rose Apple Treeby Thich Nhat Hanh; Philippe Ames

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    In this sequel to A Pebble for Your Pocket, Zen teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hanh looks deeply at the issues that confront young people in today's society. Applying his unique insights to anger, family conflict, drug use, and sexual responsibility, he makes the ancient teachings of the Buddha relevant to adolescents by offering mindfulness practices... 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...

  • 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...