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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through an examination of how meditation centers are promoted... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.95
Using down-to-earth, conversational autobiographical anecdotes, witness pieces, and inspirational quotes, Clarice Bryan pays tribute to the myriad teachers who have graced her days. These teachers range from a mentally ill relative who moves in with her and teaches her that her way of living is not the way of living, to cats as they sit resting on... more...
- Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 14.58
People come to meditation for many reasons: the search for better sleep, better relationships, more creativity, reducing stress and controlling anger. In Mindfulness Meditation Joseph Emet outlines how applying mindfulness to your life can improve the quality of that life. Whether you would like to be more positive, more peaceful, less anxious, or... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95
Beyond the Breath is one of the first books to give a complete overview and description of sensation based vipassana meditation, the form of mediation thought of as the original method of meditation as used by the Buddha 2,500 years ago. This form of meditation, brought to the West by S.N. Geoneka, provides a means to experience emotions directly... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99
Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned against the dangers of the wilds, or invoked to heal the sick and bring ease to the dead, incantations were pervasive features of Buddhist practice in late medieval China (600–1000 C.E.). Material incantations, in forms such as spell-inscribed amulets and stone pillars, were also central to the spiritual... more...
- Pariyatti Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99
Weaving together material from many sources, this collection provides a context for understanding death?whether our own or a loved one's?and experiencing it with awareness and equanimity. It features passages from the Pali texts, writings of S. N. Goenka, poems, theoretical expositions, a question-and-answer section, and compelling essays by or about... more...
- 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...
- Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 10.99
Rainbow Painting is saturated with direct, pithy instruction, the very quintessence of the Buddhist Spiritual approach. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche speaks from experience, expressing what he himself has undergone, instructing us in the way we should train in a complete and unmistaken manner. We come to understand that to become enlightened we must experience... more...
- Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 12.99
The collection of teachings presented in As It Is, Volume II, is selected from talks given by the Tibetan meditation master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche between 1994 and 1995. The emphasis in Volume I was on the development stage practice; Volume II focuses primarily on the completion stage. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was someone with extraordinary experience... more...