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Buddhism

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  • Essential Buddhismby Jack Maguire

    Atria Books 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Buddhism: All That Mattersby Pascale Engelmajer

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 6.99

    Most introductions to Buddhism look at the life of the Buddha, and the practice of Buddhism in the West today. But this is rather like publishing a book on Christianity, and only mentioning Jesus and the Church of England. In this wide-ranging new study, Bristol University's Pascale Engelmajer seeks to relocate Buddhism in its historical and global... more...

  • Buddhism Made Simple: Flashby Clive Erricker

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 5.99

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Buddhism Made Simple is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to Buddhism. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all about the history, beliefs and traditions of this major world... more...

  • Mind Trainingby Thupten Jinpa; Konchok Gyaltsen; Shonu Gyalchok

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Mind Trainingby Thupten Jinpa; Konchok Gyaltsen; Shonu Gyalchok

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...