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Buddhism

  • Dharma Delightby Rodney Alan Greenblat; Richard Thomas

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    In Dharma Delight , abstract artist and Zen practitioner Rodney Greenblat uses lighthearted narrative and vivid pop art paintings to celebrate the joys of living life from the inside out. Part graphic guide, part personal testimony, part art book, Dharma Delight illustrates how seeking the path of compassion and acceptance can be as zany and... more...

  • Beside Still Watersby Harold Kasimow; Keenan P. John; Linda Klepinger Keenan; Jack Miles

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 14.95 US$ 10.50

    A compelling question for people of faith today is how to remain committed to one's own religious tradition while being open to the beauty and truth of other religions. For example, some fear that Buddhism is a threat to Western faith traditions and express grave doubts about interreligious and cross-cultural encounters. Yet, many who have actually... more...

  • The Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhismby Dhongthog Rinpoche; Sam van Schaik

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 27.99

    Explore a complete history of one of Tibet?s four main Buddhist schools, from its origins to the present day.  Since its 1976 publication in Tibetan, Dhongthog Rinpoche?s history of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism has been a key reference for specialists in Tibetan studies. Now English readers can consult it as well through Sam van Schaik?s authoritative,... more...

  • Altered Statesby Douglas Osto

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism, they abandoned the use of psychedelics in favor of stricter mental discipline, but others carried on with the experiment, advancing a fascinating... more...

  • Peacock in the Poison Groveby Lhundub Sopa; Matthew J. Sweet; Leonard Zwilling

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99

    Geshe Sopa offers insightful commentary on two of the earliest Tibetan texts that focus on mental training.  Peacock in the Poison Grove presents powerful yogic methods of dispelling the selfish delusions of the ego and maintaining purity in our motives. Geshe Sopa's lucid explanations teach how we can fight the egocentric enemy within by realizing... more...

  • The Dharma of Dragons and Daemonsby David R. Loy; Linda Goodhew; Jane Hirshfield

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 14.95 US$ 10.50

    In order to live, we need air, water, food, shelter?and stories. This book is about Buddhist stories: not about stories to be found in Buddhism, but about the ?Buddhism? to be found in some of the classics of contemporary fantasy including the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Hayao Miyazaki, Michael Ende, Philip Pullman, and Ursula K. LeGuin. Many books... more...

  • Buddhism and Political Theoryby Matthew J. Moore

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    Buddhism and Political Theory provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of Buddhist political theory from the time of the Buddha to the present. The book provides careful readings of all of the relevant primary texts and analyzes the existing scholarship on Buddhism and politics from a wide variety of disciplines. more...

  • The Door of Liberationby Wangyal; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 15.00 US$ 10.50

    This book contains seven fundamental Buddhist texts considered essential to Western students by Geshe Wangyal, who first brought Tibetan Buddhism to America. Ranging from early scriptural sources to meditation and visualization guides of Tibetan Buddhist practice, this is indispensible reading for those interested in opening the door to the highest... more...

  • Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Upby B. Alan Wallace; Steven Wilhelm

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 15.95 US$ 10.99

    As long as our minds are dominated by the conditions of the external world, we are bound to remain in a state of dissatisfaction, always vulnerable to grief and fear. How then can we develop an inner sense of well-being and redefine our relationship to a world that seems unavoidably painful and unkind? Many have found a practical answer to that... more...

  • Siddhartha's Brainby James Kingsland

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    A groundbreaking exploration of the ?science of enlightenment,? told through the lens of the journey of Siddhartha (better known as Buddha), by Guardian science editor James Kingsland. In a lush grove on the banks of the Neranjara in northern India?400 years before the birth of Christ, when the foundations of western science and philosophy were... more...