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- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95
Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen—how to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation... more...
- Parallax Press 2015; US$ 6.99
How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax?s popular Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Slow, concentrated walking while focusing on in- and out-breaths allows for a unique opportunity to be in the present.... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
The Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in Silicon Valley was founded in 1983 by a group of predominantly middle-class men and women with different ethnic and racial identities. The temple, which functions as a religious, social, economic, educational, and cultural hub, has become a place for the community members to engage in spiritual and cultural practices.... more...
- Osho Media International 2015; US$ 7.95
Excerpt from Chapter 7 On the path of Zen the first thing to be aware of is knowledge: the tradition, the scripture, that which has been handed over to you others. Those eyes are not yours, that light is not yours, and it is better to remain ignorant than to become knowledgeable – because at least ignorance is yours. A least it is authentic, at... more...
- Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 14.58
People come to meditation for many reasons: the search for better sleep, better relationships, more creativity, reducing stress and controlling anger. In Mindfulness Meditation Joseph Emet outlines how applying mindfulness to your life can improve the quality of that life. Whether you would like to be more positive, more peaceful, less anxious, or... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95
First published in 1978, Christmas Humphrey?s autobiography presents the fascinating history of a life rich and varied in both private and in public. Spanning seven decades it touches on many events of historical interest in which he was personally involved. Among them the abdication of Edward VIII, the Japanese War Trials and his time with the Dalai... more...
- Parallax Press 2015; US$ 12.99
Author of the critically acclaimed Healing: A Woman?s Journey from Doctor to Nun , Sister Dang Nghiem is a Buddhist nun, a motivational speaker, and an inspiration for anyone who has ever dealt with severe illness or chronic pain. Dang Nghiem came to the U.S. from Vietnam with her younger brother in 1985 with only $5 in her pocket. She earned two... more...
- Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94
In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu?s Durbar Square lives Nepal?s famous Living Goddess – a child as young as three who is chosen from a caste of Buddhist goldsmiths to watch over the country and protect its people. To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi (the universal goddess) and for centuries their Hindu kings have sought her blessing... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95
This innovative introductory textbook explores the central practices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everyday practice. Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals and everyday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images Includes data from the author’s own extensive ethnographic fieldwork in central India (Chhattisgarh),... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 32.95
This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the... more...