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Buddhism

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  • 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...

  • An Illustrated Outline of Buddhismby William Stoddart; Joseph A. Fitzgerald

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    With over one billion followers around theworld, Buddhism, with its many schools and cultural forms, is a vast andcomplex field of study. An Illustrated Outline of Buddhism is an idealguide, offering both general and specialist readers an accessible and conciseintroduction to the essential features of Buddhism. This new and revisededition is brought... more...

  • What Do Buddhists Believe?by Tony Morris

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 9.73

    I believe that every human being has an innate desire for happiness and does not want to suffer. I also believe that the very purpose of life is to experience this happiness' The Dalai Lama Buddhism is one of the world's oldest and most widespread belief systems. Its history spans two and a half thousand years and Buddhism today has over 500 million... more...

  • Zenby Roshi P. Kapleau

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    In this companion volume to The Three Pillars of Zen , Kapleau establishes guidelines for Western practitioners of Zen Buddhism, offering appealing, simple answers to the questions Westerners most often ask.  Among the topics discussed in this informative, user-friendly book: "Transcendental Meditation: Who Transcends What?", "Can I Practice Zen and... more...

  • The Shin Buddhist Classical Traditionby Alfred Bloom; Kenneth K. Tanaka

    World Wisdom 2014; US$ 9.99

    Shin, or Pure Land, Buddhism is the most commonly practicedform of Buddhism in Japan. Yet in the West its popularity is overshadowed bythe more famous Zen Buddhism. In his new work, renowned author and scholar ofthe Shin tradition, Alfred Bloom, has collected key passages on Pure Landteaching from among the scriptures and the leading monks of the school.Arranged... more...