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  • A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhismby William E. Deal; Brian Ruppert

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 31.46

    A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism offers a comprehensive, nuanced, and chronological account of the evolution of Buddhist religion in Japan from the sixth century to the present day. Traces each period of Japanese history to reveal the complex and often controversial histories of Japanese Buddhists and their unfolding narratives Examines... more...

  • Advice from a Spiritual Friendby Rabten; Dhargyey; Stephen Batchelor; Brian Beresford; Gonsar; Sharpa

    Wisdom Publications 2015; US$ 17.95

    "Do not wish for gratitude. Never strike at the heart. Now if you die, you will have no regrets." — The Seven-Point Thought Transformation Like wise old friends, two Tibetan masters offer down-to-earth advice for cultivating compassion, wisdom, and happiness in every situation. Based on practical Buddhist verses on "thought training" ( lojong... more...

  • Stages of the Buddha's Teachingsby Dolpa; Gampopa; Sakya Pandita; David P. Jackson; Ulrike Roesler; Ken Holmes

    Wisdom Publications 2015; US$ 59.95

    Stages of the Buddha's Teachings  is an extraordinary and systematized representation of the complete path to enlightenment. From the acclaimed  Library of Tibetan Classics. The “stages of the teachings” or  tenrim  genre of Tibetan spiritual writing expounds the Mahayana teachings as a graded series of topics, from the practices required at the... more...

  • Sayings and Tales of Zen Buddhismby William Wray

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2006; US$ 1.99

    The word 'Zen' is considered by many to be an abbreviation for Zen Buddhism. However, today Zen is not tied to any particular group: it is a way of life, discipline and thinking. Zen practitioners use sayings and scriptures to help them uncover the secrets of the universe. The most often used is the Koan, a nonsensical question given to students...... more...

  • Sayings of the Buddhaby William Wray

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 1.99

    The Buddha taught a down to Earth wisdom that is still deeply relevant today. This carefully chosen selection of the Buddha's thoughts and teachings, compiled by William Wray, presents one quotation for each day of the year. Each and every quotation brings fresh insights, helping to free us from the deep conditioning of our minds and pointing us...... more...

  • Understanding Buddhismby Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2006; US$ 16.95

    Today Buddhism is often presented as a religion without dogmas and commandments, without God and without any need to believe, tolerating all and everything – as no “religion” at all. In this book Buddhism is introduced as a genuine religion, gentle and powerful, being as demanding as it is consoling. more...

  • The Buddhist Worldby John Powers

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 255.00

    The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism,... more...

  • Buddhism in Practiceby Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts--each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator. These unusual sources provides the... more...

  • Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asiaby Jiang Wu; Lucille Chia

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era. Approaching the subject from a historical perspective, the book ties the religious, social, and textual practices of canon... more...

  • The Mind of Cloverby Robert Aitken

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 6.79

    In Taking the Path of Zen , Robert Aitken provided a concise guide to zazen (Zen meditation) and other aspects of the practice of Zen. In The Mind of Clover he addresses the world beyond the zazen cushions, illuminating issues of appropriate personal and social action through an exploration of the philosophical complexities of Zen ethics. Aitken's... more...