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Buddhism

  • Pure Land, Real Worldby Melissa Anne-Marie Curley; Richard K. Payne

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    For close to a thousand years Amida?s Pure Land, a paradise of perfect ease and equality, was the most powerful image of shared happiness circulating in the Japanese imagination. In the late nineteenth century, some Buddhist thinkers sought to reinterpret the Pure Land in ways that would allow it speak to modern Japan. Their efforts succeeded in ways... more...

  • Interconnectedby Ogyen Trinley Dorje Karmapa

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 18.50

    Plucked from a humble nomad family to become the leader of one of Tibet?s oldest Buddhist lineages, the young Seventeenth Karmapa draws on timeless values to create an urgent ethic for today?s global community.  We have always been, and will always be, interconnected?through family, community, and shared humanity. As our planet changes and our world... more...

  • Women and Buddhist Philosophyby Jin Y. Park

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    Why and how do women engage with Buddhism and philosophy? The present volume aims to answer these questions by examining the life and philosophy of a Korean Zen Buddhist nun, Kim Iry?p (1896?1971). The daughter of a pastor, Iry?p began questioning Christian doctrine as a teenager. In a few years, she became increasingly involved in women?s movements... more...

  • The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Downby Haemin Sunim; Chi-Young Kim

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?' The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings... more...

  • The Torch of Certaintyby Jamgon Kongtrul; Chogyam Trungpa

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 21.99

    This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete. The nature of impermanence, the effects of karma, the development of an enlightened attitude,... more...

  • Adorning Maitreya's Intentby Rongtonpa; Christian Bernert

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 28.99

    A seminal commentary on one of the most important works of Mahayana Buddhism. According to tradition,  Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes  ( Madhy?ntavibh?ga ) was revealed by Maitreya to Asa?ga, and the radical view it presents forever changed the way Mahayana Buddhists perceive reality. Here, the Tibetan master Rongtön unpacks this manual... more...

  • Buddhist Modernitiesby Hanna Havnevik; Ute Hüsken; Mark Teeuwen; Vladimir Tikhonov; Koen Wellens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with the modern norms of rationality, science, or gender... more...

  • The Spirit of Zenby Solala Towler

    Watkins Media Ltd 2017; US$ 24.95

    Zen is probably the most well known yet misunderstood version of Buddhism in the West. The Spirit of Zen presents the most basic principles and practices of Zen in a simple yet authentic fashion. The Spirit of Zen guides you down the path to enlightenment with stories, history and practical guidance from the masters of Zen. Often the stories contained... more...

  • Ornament of Precious Liberationby Gampopa; Ken Holmes; Thupten Jinpa; Ogyen Trinley Dorje Karmapa

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 21.99

    A welcome new translation of Gampopa's classic overview of the Buddha's teachings. Discover the heart of the Buddha?s teachings in this new and beautiful translation of Gampopa?s classic guidebook . Ornament of Precious Liberation is a spiritual and literary treasure of Tibetan Buddhism and of the Kagyü lineage in particular. Laying out step-by-step... more...

  • Buddhahood without Meditationby B. Alan Wallace; Dudjom Lingpa; Sera Khandro

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 14.99

    The revelations of Düdjom Lingpa, a highly influential mystic of 19th century Tibet, translated by B. Alan Wallace.  The practice of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the pinnacle of the nine vehicles of practice taught in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The highly influential mystic Düdjom Lingpa (1835?1904) and his disciple Sera Khandro... more...