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- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
The Dalai Lama represents a great culture centered on a wisdom tradition that has survived intact into modern times. And the fragility of our times is demonstrated by the fact that even that culture survives only in exile. Science and technology have brought immense control over nature, but power without wisdom is dangerous. We need to balance our... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 31.00
Over the past century, Buddhism has come to be seen as a world religion, exceeding Christianity in longevity and, according to many, philosophical wisdom. Buddhism has also increasingly been described as strongly ethical, devoted to nonviolence, and dedicated to bringing an end to human suffering. And because it places such a strong emphasis on rational... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
'A fresh heartfelt book. Wonderland is down to earth, often funny, insightful, and unique. Silberberg explores what contemporary Zen can be while remaining true to the fundamentals and essence of the teaching. Highly recommended.'' - GENPO MERZEL ROSHI, Founder and teacher of Kanzeon international and author of Big Mind - Big Heart: Finding... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67
John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most of these narratives portray icons favorably, and so justify their existence; but there are also narratives... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37
In this fieldwork-based study, Kelting explores the ways in which Jain women use sati narratives and rituals to understand wifehood as a choice, which these women's ongoing ritual practices continually shape. She focuses on eight well-known Jain sati narratives, recorded in both formal ritual contexts and in informal retellings, and also as read aloud... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 19.99
Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 25.99
In the spring of 2006, Bill Porter traveled through the heart of China, from Beijing to Hong Kong, on a pilgrimage to sites associated with the first six patriarchs of Zen. Zen Baggage is an account of that journey. He weaves together historical background, interviews with Zen masters, and translations of the earliest known records of Zen, along... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00
Written by a leading Hindu scholar, Hindu Narratives on Human Rights is organized around specific rights, such as the right to own property, the rights of children, women's rights, and animal rights. Within these categories and in light of the questions they raise, the book provides a guided tour of Hindu narratives on ethics, ranging from the famous... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
The Buddhist saint N=ag=arjuna, who lived in South India in approximately the second century CE, is the most important, influential, and widely studied Mah=ay=ana Buddhist philosopher. Garfield presents a superb translation of the Tibetan text of M?lamadhyamikak=arik=a in its entirety, and a commentary reflecting the Tibetan tradition through which... more...