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  • The Monks and Meby Mary Paterson

    Hampton Roads Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    "Death can be a destabilizing force. And when it touches you closely, you must somehow discover a way to find and rebuild your secure home," popular yoga instructor Mary Paterson writes. With the death of her father, she felt as if she had no place to stand. She had lost her home. Paterson's response to this life crisis, was to embark on a pilgrimage... more...

  • The Power of Compassionby Pamela Bloom

    Hampton Roads Publishing 2010; US$ 15.95

    This book of real-life stories is a palliative for the pain of everyday life. The basic premise is that intentional acts of kindness can have unintended and far reaching consequences that can affect individuals in extraordinary ways. Here are over forty first-person stories (contributors range from Surya Dass to Thich Nat Hanh to John F. Kennedy,... more...

  • Buddhism: A Very Short Introductionby Damien Keown

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In the new edition of this lively and accessible Very Short Introduction to Buddhism, Damien Keown looks at all the distinctive features of the major world faith; examining the development of Buddhist thought over the centuries, its impact on daily life in contemporary society, and the spread of Buddhism throughout the world. more...

  • Awake in the Wildby Mark Coleman

    New World Library 2010; US$ 16.95

    A solution for the "nature deficit disorder" we all suffer from. more...

  • Sit Down and Shut Upby Brad Warner

    New World Library 2010; US$ 15.95

    Illuminating Zen master Dogen's enigmatic teachings in clear language, Brad Warner intertwines sharp philosophical musings on sex, evil, anger, meditation, enlightenment, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the punk rock ethos. more...

  • What Is Zen?by Alan Watts

    New World Library 2010; US$ 12.95

    Alan Watts gives us this excellent introduction to Zen, looking at its religious roots, its influence on Eastern and Western thought, and different approaches to Zen meditation. more...

  • Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolateby Brad Warner

    New World Library 2010; US$ 14.95

    Brad Warner shatters expectations, revealing that Buddhism isn?t some esoteric pie-in-the-sky ultimate solution but an exceptionally practical way to deal with whatever life dishes out. more...

  • A Call to Compassionby Aura Glaser; Robert A. F. Thurman

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2005; US$ 16.95

    Aura Glaser wrote this book to remedy a deficiency she discovered while engaged in psychological research?a nearly complete omission of the importance and cultivation of compassion. Other books exploring Buddhism and psychology have focused on what the Theravada school of Buddhism?which teaches personal liberation through enlightenment?can offer psychology.... more...

  • Essential Buddhismby Jack Maguire

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    Four hundred million people call themselves Buddhists today. Yet most Westerners know little about this powerful, Eastern-spawned faith. How did it begin? What do its adherents believe? Why are so many Westerners drawn to it? Essential Buddhism responds to these questions and many more, offering an accessible, global perspective on the religion's... more...

  • The Supreme Doctrineby H. Benoit

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00

    (With an Introduction by Aldous Huxley)   In its Eastern aspects?Chinese, Hindu, and Japanese?Zen Buddhism has proved a puzzle, although a stimulating one, to the Western mind. Himself a Westerner, Dr. Benoit has approached it through an occidental manner of thinking. ?For the first time, Dr. Benoit presents the traditional doctrine of Zen Buddhism... more...