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  • Zen and the Magic of Photographyby Wayne Rowe

    Rocky Nook 2010; US$ 19.99

    Zen and the Magic of Photography is geared toward helping photographers develop their visual awareness, sensitivity, and intuition. It is designed to improve the quality of your photography by helping you to discover, create, and capture the points of intersection and merging between photography and Zen; between camera and "real moments"; between... more...

  • The Bhagavad-Gitaby Barbara Stoler Miller

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.95

    The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of... more...

  • Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Adamson

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson sheds light on the philosophical ideas that emerged in the Islamic world. From the beginnings of the tradition to the twenty first century, he traces the history of philosophy among those living in Islamic lands, highlighting its key themes and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns. more...

  • Yamas & Niyamasby Deborah Adele

    On-Word Bound Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras—the basic text for classical yoga—are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they... more...

  • The Way of Zenby Alan W. Watts

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    The Way of Zen begins as a succinct guide through the histories of Buddhism and Taoism leading up to the development of Zen Buddhism, which drew deeply from both traditions.  It then goes on to paint a broad but insightful picture of Zen as it was and is practiced, both as a religion and as an element of diverse East Asian arts and disciplines.  Watts's... more...

  • The Monk and the Philosopherby Jean Francois Revel; Matthieu Ricard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism -- not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance... more...

  • The Daodejing of Laoziby Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.75

    Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered. more...

  • Classic Asian Philosophyby Joel J. Kupperman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Kupperman ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, walking students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions... more...

  • Anthology of Philosophyin Persiaby S. H. Nasr; Mehdi Aminrazavi

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The tradition of philosophy in the Persian-speaking world is extraordinarily rich, creative and diverse. This anthology, which is divided into three volumes, aims to communicate something of that richness and diversity.The term 'philosophy' is understood to in its widest sense to include theological debate, philosophical Sufism and philosophical hermeneutics... more...

  • Degrees of Excellenceby Arzina R. Lalani

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 47.00

    One of the most distinguished scholars of his time, Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi lived during the height of Fatimid rule in Egypt. He came from Nishapur, the centre of the Ismaili da‘wa in Khurasan, a thriving centre of learning particularly noted for its use of rationalistic philosophy. Several important works are accredited to him, but it is the... more...