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  • The Dhammapadaby Juan Mascaro

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    The Dhammapada is a collection of aphorisms that illustrate the moral teachings of Buddha - the spiritual path to the supreme Truth. Probably compiled in the third century BCE, the verses are arranged according to theme, covering ideas such as self-possession, good and evil, watchfulness and endurance. Together they describe how an individual can attain... more...

  • The Miracle of Mindfulnessby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Beacon Press 1996; US$ 15.00

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding... more...

  • The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monkby Justin Thomas McDaniel

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Stories centering on the lovelorn ghost (Mae Nak) and the magical monk (Somdet To) are central to Thai Buddhism. Historically important and emotionally resonant, these characters appeal to every class of follower. Metaphorically and rhetorically powerful, they invite constant reimagining across time. Focusing on representations of the ghost and monk... more...

  • Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peaceby Olivier Urbain

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Who is Daisaku Ikeda? At one level, he is the leader of a religious movement - Soka Gakkai - which began in Japan, where it still has its headquarters, but which now claims 12 million adherents around the world. At another level, he is a globetrotting figure whose formal conversations with diverse writers, thinkers and diplomats - including Arnold... more...

  • Buddhist Scripturesby Donald Lopez

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.32

    While Buddhism has no central text such as the Bible or the Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha. This rich anthology brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese. There are... more...

  • The Making of Sikh Scriptureby Gurinder Singh Mann

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 124.99

    The Adi Granth ("original book"), the primary scripture of the Sikhs, comprises approximately 3,000 hymns. Although the authorship of the hymns is well-recorded, the history of the compilation the Adi Granth - the creation of the Sikh "canon" - is the subject of considerable speculation and debate. In this book, Gurinder Mann attempts to construct... more...

  • Buddhism: The Basicsby Cathy Cantwell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 23.95

    Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions practices and beliefs ethical guidelines and philosophy religious texts community With helpful features including... more...

  • Be Free Where You Areby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This compendium of the core teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, based on a talk given at a prison, shows how mindfulness practice can cultivate freedom no matter where you are. "So many of us, inmates and outsiders alike, are in prisons of our own making.... The miracle of mindfulness can free us all" - Shepherdstown Chronicle more...

  • The Energy of Prayerby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    In this extraordinary celebration of spirituality, The Energy of Prayer demonstrates the relevance of prayer in our daily lives. Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how the energies of prayer and meditation allow us to reconnect with our higher selves while satisfying our basic need to connect with the world as a whole. With a generous spirit that acknowledges... more...

  • For a Future to Be Possibleby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    THE FIVE MINDFULNESS TRAININGS are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. In For a Future to Be Possible, Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh discusses these Five Mindfulness Trainings and offers insights and challenges for how they might play an important role in our personal lives and in society. Nhat Hanh calls the Five... more...