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  • The Body Incantatoryby Paul Copp

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned against the dangers of the wilds, or invoked to heal the sick and bring ease to the dead, incantations were pervasive features of Buddhist practice in late medieval China (600–1000 C.E.). Material incantations, in forms such as spell-inscribed amulets and stone pillars, were also central to the spiritual... more...

  • Living Karmaby Beverley Foulks McGuire

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing attention to Ouyi?s unique reshaping of... more...

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

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 20.07

    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...

  • Der Buddhismusby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.45

    Der Buddhismus ist seit mehr als zweitausend Jahren eine der großen geistigen Bewegungen in den Kulturen Asiens und übt heute weltweit eine ungebrochene Faszination aus. Das Buch stellt den Buddhismus in seiner historischen Entwicklung und vielfältigen Auffächerung dar und endet mit der Aufnahme des Buddhismus in der westlichen Welt.<BR>  ... more...

  • Sikhismby Eleanor Nesbitt

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    This book describes the key threads in the history of Sikhism, from the late 15th century to the present day. It examines the development of a distinct Sikh identity, and explores the meaning of Sikhism - its teachings, practices, rituals, and festivals. - ;The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism, 3rd Editionby Gary Gach

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 18.95

    Reach Your Zen Moment! The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes... 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... 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...