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Buddhism

  • Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval Chinaby N. Harry Rothschild; Leslie V. Wallace

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China presents a rogues’ gallery of treacherous regicides, impious monks, cutthroat underlings, ill-bred offspring, and disloyal officials. It plumbs the dark matter of the human condition, placing front and center transgressive individuals and groups traditionally demonized by Confucian annalists and largely... more...

  • Once a Peacock, Once an Actressby Haribhatta; Peter Khoroche

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 25.00

    Written in Kashmir around 400 CE, Haribhatta’s Jåtakamåla is a remarkable example of classical Sanskrit literature in a mixture of prose and verse that for centuries was known only in its Tibetan translation. But between 1973 and 2004 a large portion of the Sanskrit original was rediscovered in a number of anonymous manuscripts. With this volume Peter... more...

  • The Life and Visions of Yeshé Tsogyalby Drime Kunga; Chonyi Drolma; Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse; Yeshe Tsogyal

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 24.95

    A new biography of Yeshé Tsogyal, the mother of Buddhism in Tibet, who is considered an enlightened being by millions throughout the Himalayan region as well as the West and remains a powerful female role model of spiritual accomplishment and perfection. The many layers of the heroic life of Yeshé Tsogyal, Tibet’s best-known dakini and female... more...

  • Mountain Doctrineby Dol-Bo-Ba Shay-Rap-Gyel-Tsen; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 79.95

    Translated here for the first time into any language, Mountain Doctrine is a seminal fourteenth-century Tibetan text on the nature of reality. The author, Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen, was on of the most influential figures of that dynamic period of doctrinal formulation, and his text is a sustained argument about the buddha-nature, also called the... more...

  • The Other Shoreby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    This new translation of the Buddha's most important, most studied teaching offers a radical new interpretation.   In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Prajñaparamita Heart Sutra, one of the most important and well-known sutras in Buddhism.   The Heart Sutra is recited daily in Mahayana... more...

  • Zen Master Ravenby Robert Aitken; Nelson Foster; Jennifer Rain Crosby

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 19.95

    A uniquely playful and incisive collection of Zen teaching stories from a beloved American master. A Modern Classic. In the tradition of the great koan collections and the records of ancient masters, Robert Aitken distills a lifetime of teaching down to its essence. Intriguing and deceptively simple, Zen Master Raven is a brilliant encapsulation... more...

  • Approaching the Buddhist Pathby Dalai Lama; Chodron Thubten

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 29.95

    The first volume in a multi-volume collection presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. This series collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the... more...

  • Why Buddhism is Trueby Robert Wright

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 27.00

    New York Times Bestseller From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued,... more...

  • The Buddha in Sri Lankaby Gananath Obeyesekere

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Gananath Obeyesekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, USA where he has taught for 20 years. His recent publications include The Awakened Ones: An Essay on the Phenomenology of the Visionary Experience (2012); Cannibal Talk: The Man-eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas (2005); and Imagining Karma: Ethical... more...

  • Riméby Peter Oldmeadow

    Shogam Publications 2017; US$ 15.99

    The 19th century Rimé (non-sectarian) movement played a major role in shaping modern Tibetan Buddhism. This book provides an overview of the movement, the major figures within it, its background context, and why it has exerted such an enduring influence. The central figures in the Rimé movement opposed the solidification and political rivalries of... more...