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  • Mipham's Beacon of Certaintyby John W. Pettit; Penor

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    For centuries, Dzogchen - a special meditative practice to achieve spontaneous enlightenment - has been misinterpreted by both critics and malinformed meditators as being purely mystical and anti-rational. In the grand spirit of Buddhist debate, 19th century Buddhist philosopher Mipham wrote Beacon of Certainty , a compelling defense of Dzogchen philosophy... more...

  • Don't Worry, Be Grumpyby Ajahn Brahm

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 10.89

    Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and "The Happiness License," Ajahn Brahm offers up more timeless wisdom that will speak to people from all walks of life. Drawing from his own... more...

  • The World We Haveby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    IN THICH NHAT HANH'S MOST EXCITING and provocative book in years, he offers a dramatic vision of the future of our planet and links his contemplation of environmental destruction to the Buddhist teachings of interconnectedness and the impermanence of all things. Rather than seeing impermanence as an excuse for disengaging from the world, he argues... 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...

  • Buddhismby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This "Very Short Introduction" introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. It explores the distinctive features of Buddhism; how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries; and how dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. more...

  • Manual of Zen Buddhismby Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    This book is written to inform the reader of various literary materials relating to Monastery life. It tells us about those edicts which Zen Monks read before Buddha in daily service in the different quarters of the institution. more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Buddha; Glenn Wallis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    Trembling and quivering is the mind, Difficult to guard and hard to restrain. The person of wisdom sets it straight, As a fletcher does an arrow. The Dhammapada introduced the actual utterances of the Buddha nearly twenty-five hundred years ago, when the master teacher emerged from his long silence to illuminate for his followers the substance... more...

  • El camino de la iluminación (Becoming Enlightened; Spanish ed.)by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    En El camino de la iluminación , Su Santidad el Dalai Lama extrae prácticas de meditación del Budismo tradicional para presentar paso a paso ejercicios contemplativos diseñados para expandir la capacidad de enriquecimiento espiritual del lector, junto con marcas claras para reconocer su progreso. Repleto de anécdotas personales y de recuentos íntimos... more...

  • Living Buddhasby Ken Jeremiah

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Northern Japan is home to an ancient, esoteric tradition of self-mummifying Buddhist monks, little known to the outside world. Long after death, these ascetics continue to be revered as Living Buddhas. This first English-language work on the subject recounts the process by which these monks starve themselves for a decade, bury themselves alive with... more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Thomas Byron

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 8.45

    The Dhammapada is a classic of world religious literature. This spiritual masterpiece collects together the key sayings of the Buddha and is an essential guide for all those who wish to follow the Buddha on the path to enlightenment. Yet its appeal extends beyond Buddhism to engage anyone who seeks to understand profound universal truths, and it... more...