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  • Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peaceby Olivier Urbain

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 32.00

    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 Responses to Globalizationby Leah Kalmanson; James Mark Shields; Peter D. Hershock; Carolyn M. Jones Medine; Ugo Dessi; Melanie L. Harris; John W. M. Krummel; Erin McCarthy

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors show that Buddhism?arguably the world?s first transnational religion?is a rich resource for navigating todays interconnected world. more...

  • Burma?s Mass Lay Meditation Movementby Ingrid Jordt

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. This revitalization movement has had real consequences for how the oppressive military junta, in power since the early 1960s, governs the country. Drawing on more than ten years of extensive... more...

  • Spells, Images, and Mandalasby Koichi Shinohara

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization practices in the ninth century. He presents an important new reading of a seventh-century Chinese text called the Collected Dharani Sutras, which... more...

  • Autobiography of a Yogiby Paramahansa Yogananda

    The Floating Press 1946; US$ 6.99

    The autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952) details his search for a guru, during which he encountered many spiritual leaders and world-renowned scientists. When it was published in 1946 it was the first introduction of many westerners to yoga and meditation. The famous opera singer Amelita Galli-Curci said about the book: "Amazing,... more...

  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • Wisdom of the Eastby Shinran Shonin; S. Yamabe; L. Adams Beck

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    Buddhism passed into Japan from China and Korea about 1320 years ago, in or about the year A.D. 552. It adapted itself with perfect comprehension to the ideals of the Japanese people, inculcating among them the teachings of morality common to the great faiths with, in addition, the spiritual unction, the passion of love and sympathy, self-devotion,... more...

  • The Path of Lightby L. D. Barnett

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 6.99

    The Path of Light is Barnett's 1909 translation of an important text to Mahayana Buddhism. It is the treatise of the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva--part of the Wisdom of the East series. Barnett gives a detailed introduction to Mahayana Buddhism and its significance. more...

  • The Heart Sutraby Osho; Osho International Foundation

    Osho Media International 2014; US$ 7.95

    The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha?s close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these ten talks Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern... more...

  • Leben in der Kraft der Ritualeby Regina von Brück; Michael von Brück

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 20.30

    Regina und Michael von Brück zeigen in ihrem neuen Buch, wie Rituale das Leben strukturieren und in einen größeren Sinnzusammenhang stellen. Während der letzten dreißig Jahre haben die Autoren immer wieder den Gnanananda Ashram in Indien besucht, an den dortigen Ritualen teilgenommen und Gespräche mit dem spirituellen Lehrer, Swami Nityananda Giri,... more...