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Buddhism

  • The Five Hurdles to Happinessby Mitch Abblett

    Shambhala 2018; US$ 22.95

    A practical approach to becoming aware of the "five hindrances"--the negative qualities that inhibit living the awakened life--and to breaking free of them in order to live more mindfully, effectively, compassionately. Five obstacles stand in between you and true happiness. What are they and how can you overcome them? Buddhist traditions teach that... more...

  • Zen and Comparative Studiesby Masao Abe; Steven Heine

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    Zen is not a religion of God. Nor a religion of faith. It is a religion of emptiness, a religion of absolute nothingness. However it is not nihilistic but dynamically positive. For Zen is based on self-awakening, awakening to the self. In this book, a sequel to Zen and Western Thought, the author tries to clarify the true meaning of Buddhist emptiness... more...

  • Making Zen Your Ownby Janet Jiryu Abels

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 12.99

    In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings, and shows how their lives and teachings can inspire those who practice Zen today. The book is a presentation of ancient Zen insight vividly... more...

  • The Six Lampsby Jean-Luc Achard

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 9.99

    Esteemed Tibetologist Jean-Luc Achard contextualizes and provides a clear translation of highly secret precepts on Dzogchen practice unlike anything published.  The  Instructions on the Six Lamps  is a profound and important work from the Bön Dzogchen tradition and is one of the root texts of the  Zhangzhung Nyengyü  (Oral Transmission of Zhangzhung)... more...

  • The Deathbed Sutra of the Buddhaby George C. Jr. Adams

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 8.99

    A secret teaching of the Buddha, re-discovered after 2500 years, that will shock and challenge the Buddhist world. more...

  • Medicine Between Science and Religionby Vincanne Adams; Mona Schrempf; Sienna R. Craig

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    There is a growing interest in studies that document the relationship between science and medicine - as ideas, practices, technologies and outcomes - across cultural, national, geographic terrain. Tibetan medicine is not only known as a scholarly medical tradition among other Asian medical systems, with many centuries of technological, clinical, and... more...

  • Buddhas and Ancestorsby Juhn Y. Ahn

    University of Washington Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    Two issues central to the transition from the Kory to the Chos n dynasty in fourteenth-century Korea were social differences in ruling elites and the decline of Buddhism, which had been the state religion. In this revisionist history, Juhn Ahn challenges the long-accepted Confucian critique that Buddhism had become so powerful and corrupt that the... more...

  • The Mind of Cloverby Robert Aitken

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 6.79

    In Taking the Path of Zen , Robert Aitken provided a concise guide to zazen (Zen meditation) and other aspects of the practice of Zen. In The Mind of Clover he addresses the world beyond the zazen cushions, illuminating issues of appropriate personal and social action through an exploration of the philosophical complexities of Zen ethics. Aitken's... more...

  • Taking the Path of Zenby Robert Aitken

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 11.90

    There is a fine art to presenting complex ideas with simplicity and insight, in a manner that both guides and inspires. In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists... more...

  • The Practice of Perfectionby Robert Aitken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.00

    Robert Aiken, author of Encouraging Words and Taking the Path of Zen , is America’s most senior Zen Roshi. In this new book he presents the Ten Pãramitãs, of Transcendental Perfections—namely, giving, mortality, forbearance, zeal, focused meditation, wisdom, compassionate means, aspiration, spiritual power, and knowledge—two-thousand-year-old ideals... more...