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Buddhism

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  • 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...

  • The Three Pillars of Zenby Roshi P. Kapleau

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    Through explorations of the three pillars of Zen--teaching, practice, and enlightenment--Roshi Philip Kapleau presents a comprehensive overview of the history and discipline of Zen Buddhism.  An established classic, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who has... 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...

  • Mind Trainingby Thupten Jinpa; Shonu Gyalchok; Konchok Gyaltsen

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 59.95

    Compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection is the earliest anthology of a special genre of Tibetan literature known as "mind training," or lojong in Tibetan. The principal focus of these texts is the systematic cultivation of such altruistic thoughts and emotions as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance. The... more...

  • Living by Vowby Shohaku Okumura; Dave Ellison

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This immensely useful book explores Zen's rich tradition of chanted liturgy and the powerful ways that such chants support meditation, expressing and helping us truly uphold our heartfelt vows to live a life of freedom and compassion. Exploring eight of Zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts, Living by Vow is a handbook to walking the... more...

  • Natural Liberationby Padmasambhava; Gyatrul; B. Alan Wallace

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead . In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings in this book provide the under- standing and instruction necessary to turn every phase... more...

  • If You Find the Buddhaby Jesse Kalisher; Jeff Greenwald

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99

    Whether in the heart of Asia or a farm in the American heartland, the Buddha image never seems out of place. As a reminder to stop and live in the moment, it is as appropriate as a charm around the neck of a young Thai soldier as on a car dashboard. Photographs of the Buddha in various incarnations—traditional statuary, toys, garden ornaments, jewelry,... more...

  • Fearless in Tibetby Matteo Pistono

    Hay House 2014; US$ 17.95

    Nineteenth-century Tibetan mystic Tertön Sogyal was a visionary, whose mastery of meditation led him to be a revered teacher to the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. Known for his deep spiritual insights and service to the nation of Tibet, Tertön Sogyal’s ability to harness the power of the mind was born of both his profound understanding of the... more...

  • Buddhismby Dalai Lama; Thubten Chodron; Henepola Gunaratana

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 29.95

    Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors. Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common. In Buddhism... more...