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  • 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 Heart of the Lotus Sutraby Daisaku Ikeda

    Middleway Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    The Lotus Sutra has been regarded for centuries as one of the most important teachings in Mahayana Buddhism. This book goes beyond theory to show how to bring these teachings into practice in daily life. Containing profound truths for all people from every culture, it reveals the secret for attaining happiness for both oneself and others through the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...