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Buddhism

  • Purification in Tibetan Buddhismby Jampa Gyatso; Joan Nicell; Zopa

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99

    This is an indispensable guide for all practioners. In  Purification in Tibetan Buddhism , Geshe Jampa Gyatso explains  The Bodhisattva?s Confession of Downfalls,  a daily practice for purifying negativities. This essential practice helps us to clear negative thoughts and actions from our body, speech, and mind. In his delightfully conversational... more...

  • Tantric Ethicsby Je Tsongkhapa; Gareth Sparham; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99

    Tantra, or Vajrayana, Buddhism is a set of esoteric practices that involve mantra recitation and complex visualizations. Tantra constitutes the fabric of a Tibetan Buddhist's daily practice, but no practice of tantra can be successful without adherence to the tantric precepts, the highest of three complementary sets of vows. Tsongkhapa is perhaps the... more...

  • Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japanby Edward R. Drott

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 60.00

    Scholars have long remarked on the frequency with which Japanese myths portrayed gods ( kami ) as old men or okina . Many of these "sacred elders" came to be featured in premodern theater, most prominently in Noh. In the closing decades of the twentieth-century, as the number of Japan's senior citizens climbed steadily, the sacred elder of premodern... more...

  • Manual of Insightby Mahasi Sayadaw; Vipassana Metta FoundationTranslation Committee; Steve Armstrong; Joseph Goldstein; Daniel Goleman

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 27.99

    The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation ( vipassana ), written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time. Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the ?vipassana movement? that has swept through the Buddhist world over the last... more...

  • The Mirror of Berylby Sangye Desi Gyatso; Gavin Kilty

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 59.95 US$ 41.99

    Composed while its author was the ruler of Tibet,  Mirror of Beryl  is a detailed account of the origins and history of medicine in Tibet through the end of the seventeenth century. Its author, Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653 - 1705), was the heart disciple and political successor of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the author of several highly regarded works... 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...

  • 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...

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhismby Naomi Appleton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Whilst at first glance many of the stories... more...

  • Zen in the Art of Helpingby David Brandon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness and Taoistic change, it explains how a helper can break down the artificial barriers that serve to separate... more...

  • Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanshipby Reinhard Kammer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    The sword has played an important role in the Japanese consciousness since ancient times. The earliest swords, made of bronze or stone, were clearly, by their design and form, used for ritualistic purposes rather than as weapons. Later, swords were associated only with the warrior class, and lack of physical strength and battle experience was compensated... more...