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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Dance of 17 Livesby Mick Brown

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 25.99

    "An escape that for drama and daring makes most Hollywood fare pale by comparison...[Brown's] neutral journalistic tone is useful for reporting so much that seems incredible."— Washington Post The 17th Karmapa, one of the holiest figures in Tibetan Buddhism, arrived in Dharmsala as a 14-year-old boy in 2000, after an extraordinary escape across the... 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...

  • Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dyingby Dalai Lama; Francisco J Varela; B. Alan Wallace; Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2002; Not Available

    This is an absorbing account of a dialogue between leading Western scientists and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. For modern science, the transitional states of consciousness lie at the forefront of research in many fields. For a Buddhist practitioner these same states present crucial opportunities to explore... more...