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- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00
Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith?and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Since the 1960s, yoga has become a billion-dollar industry in the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth-century European spirituality, and the true story of yoga?s origins in South Asia is far richer, stranger, and more entertaining than most of us realize.... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 14.95
Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T?ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
The World?s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
"Sound is more than simply a medium of artistic expression. Sound has practical and powerful applications in the real world." Mantras, or simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention--specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity, and spiritual growth. Healing Mantras is the practical,... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95
This translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic Chinese text on meditation, is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and commentary. Master Cherng explains the text in a way that can be fully understood by the Western reader and explains how to practice the Purification of the Heart method of meditation. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 8.99
Introduction. 1. Buddhism Comes to America. 2. Buddhists Adapt and Explore. 3. Buddhism's Growth and Popularity. 4. Hindus Come to America. 5. Hindus at Home. 6. Hindu Temples. 7. The Sikh Identity. 8. Sikhs Come to America. 9. American Sikhism Evolves. Chronology. Further Reading. Index more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 5.95
Hume's brilliant and dispassionate essay "Of Miracles" has been added in this expanded edition of his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, which also includes "Of the Immortality of the Soul," "Of Suicide," and Richard Popkin's illuminating Introduction. more...