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Buddhism

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  • Buddhismby Huston Smith; Philip Novak

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions. more...

  • Peace Is Every Breathby Thich Nhat Hanh

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    ?Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama.? ?New York Times ?Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man?. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.? ?Martin Luther King, Jr., nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. In... more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Juan Mascaro

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    The Dhammapada is a collection of aphorisms that illustrate the moral teachings of Buddha - the spiritual path to the supreme Truth. Probably compiled in the third century BCE, the verses are arranged according to theme, covering ideas such as self-possession, good and evil, watchfulness and endurance. Together they describe how an individual can attain... more...

  • A History of East Asiaby Charles Holcombe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    This book traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present. more...

  • Buddhismby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This "Very Short Introduction" introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. It explores the distinctive features of Buddhism; how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries; and how dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. more...

  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • Meditation in Modern Buddhismby Joanna Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    This ethnographic account of a Northern Thai monastery examines meditation in detail and analyzes the motivation and experience of renouncers. more...

  • Buddha's Brainby Rick Hanson; Jack Kornfield; Daniel J. Siegel

    New Harbinger Publications 2009; US$ 17.95

    In Buddha's Brain , a clinical psychologist and a senior neurologist explain how the brain benefits from contemplative practice and show readers how to develop greater happiness, love, and wisdom by drawing from breakthroughs in modern neuroscience. more...

  • Sources of Vietnamese Traditionby Jayne Werner; John K. Whitmore; George Dutton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    This work covers Vietnamese culture from its origins to the present. Vietnamese culture is heterogeneous, reflecting the country's shifting geography and multiple peoples over the past two thousand years. It has maintained its independent nature while at the same time interacting closely with China and other Southeast Asian communities. The book... more...

  • The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarchby Philip Yampolsky; Morten Schlütter

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Chan (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Chan classic. Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version... more...