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Meditation

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  • The Art of Stillnessby Pico Iyer

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2014; US$ 16.99

    A follow up to Pico Iyer?s essay ?The Joy of Quiet,? The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu,... more...

  • The Buddhist Unconsciousby William S Waldron

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This is the story of fifth century CE India, when the Yogacarin Buddhists tested the awareness of unawareness, and became aware of human unawareness to an extraordinary degree. They not only explicitly differentiated this dimension of mental processes from conscious cognitive processes, but also offered reasoned arguments on behalf of this dimension... more...

  • Meditation Made Easyby Lorin Roche

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    You?ve probably heard about the benefits of meditation: Sharper thinking, reduced stress, improved concentration, lower blood pressure, even increased sexual pleasure , all of these positive effects have been confirmed by science. In this uniquely accessible guide, Lorin Roche shows that meditation is that easy , and pleasurable. Roche answers... more...

  • Buddhist Meditationby Sarah Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and practice and supplies explanation, context and doctrinal... more...

  • Transformations of Mindby Michael McGhee

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    Deals with issues at the intersection of philosophy, theology, religious studies and Buddhist studies. more...

  • The Jewel Tree of Tibetby Robert Thurman

    Atria Books 2005; US$ 19.95

    Few teachers in the West possess both the spiritual training and the scholarship to lead us along the path to enlightenment. Robert Thurman is one such teacher. Now, in his first experiential course on the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism, adapted and expanded from a popular retreat he led, Thurman -- the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the... more...

  • Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditationby Carl Bielefeldt

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 30.95

    Zen Buddhism is perhaps best known for its emphasis on meditation, and probably no figure in the history of Zen is more closely associated with meditation practice than the thirteenth-century Japanese master Dogen, founder of the Soto school. This study examines the historical and religious character of the practice as it is described in Dogen's own... more...

  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush; Richard Valantasis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 72.99

    The only comprehensive reference work on asceticism with a multicultural, multireligious, and multidisciplinary perspective, Asceticism offers a sweeping view of an elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture. Providing a broad historical and comparative perspective, contributions by more than forty preeminent scholars in a wide... more...

  • The Origin of Buddhist Meditationby Alexander Wynne

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation learned by the Buddha from these teachers, and attempts... more...

  • Meditation Now or Neverby Steve Hagen

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    National bestselling author and teacher Steve Hagen strips away the cultural and religious jargon surrounding meditation and provides an accessible and thorough manual for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Inside you will find: Simple practices to avoid needlessly complicating meditation Where most of us get stuck in meditation?and... more...