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Buddhism

  • Hard to Be a Saint in the Cityby Robert Inchausti

    Shambhala 2018; US$ 18.95

    An exploration of Beat spirituality--seen through excerpts from the writings of the seminal writers of Beat Generation themselves. It’s been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired—iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs,... more...

  • Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdomby Kosho Uchiyama; Tom Wright; Shohaku Okumura

    Wisdom Publications 2018; US$ 11.99

    Insightful commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen.  Famously insightful and famously complex, Eihei Dogen’s writings have been studied and puzzled over for hundreds of years. In  Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom,  Kosho Uchiyama, beloved twentieth-century Zen teacher addresses himself head-on to... more...

  • The Truth of This Lifeby Katherine Thanas; Natalie Goldberg; Bill Anelli; Norman Fischer; Wendy Johnson

    Shambhala 2018; US$ 16.95

    Accessible and elegant teachings from a well-loved and revered woman Zen teacher. “The truth and joy of this life is that we cannot change things as they are.” The import of those words can be found beautifully expressed in the work of the woman who spoke them, Katherine Thanas (1927–2012)—in her art, in her writing, and especially in her Zen teaching.... more...

  • Not One Single Thingby Shodo Harada; Jane Shotaku Lago; Priscilla Daichi Storandt

    Wisdom Publications 2018; US$ 11.99

    Explore the seminal  Platform Sutra , with one of the greatest living Zen masters as a guide. A lodestone of Zen Buddhism, the  Platform Sutra  presents the life, work, and wisdom of Eno, or Huineng, the fascinating and much-loved seventh-century Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen. He was an illiterate woodcutter who famously attained enlightenment... more...

  • Zen Odysseyby Janica Anderson; Steven Schwartz; Sean Murphy; Joan Watts

    Wisdom Publications 2018; US$ 11.99

    Explore two lives—and a relationship—that profoundly shaped American Zen. Ruth Fuller Sasaki and Sokei-an Shigetsu Sasaki: two pioneers of Zen in the West. Ruth was an American with a privileged life, even during the height of the Great Depression, before she went to Japan and met D. T. Suzuki. Sokei-an was one of the first Zen priests to come to... more...

  • Practical Zen for Health, Wealth and Mindfulnessby Julian Daizan Skinner; Shinzan Miyamae; Sarah Bladen

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2018; US$ 16.95

    Bringing the body-mind insights of Rinzai Zen from the mountains of Japan to the Western world, Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner and Sarah Bladen present simple meditation techniques to help achieve health, wellbeing and success.Taking the reader through the first 100 days of practice, the book then shows how to adapt the new learned techniques to... more...

  • Monasticism: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen J. Davis

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 7.99

    Stephen J. Davis considers the phenomenon of monasticism from antiquity to the present day, addressing key questions about monastic spirituality and practice. Looking at Christian, Jainism, and Buddhist traditions of monasticism, Davis explores the life and beliefs of those in monasteries, and considers the role of monasticism in the modern world. more...

  • The Teacher-Student Relationshipby Jamgon Kongtrul; Ron Garry

    Shambhala 2018; US$ 24.95

    It is crucial for students of Vajrayana Buddhism to find an authentic wisdom teacher and know how to properly rely upon that teacher in order to awaken to their buddha nature and thereby attain full enlightenment. Fortunately, the topic has been thoroughly explored by Jamgon Kongtrul in the tenth chapter of  The Treasury of Knowledge . This essential... more...

  • More Than Happinessby Antonia Macaro

    Icon Books Ltd 2018; US$ 13.99

    An inspiring, critical and practical look at what wecan learn from ancient wisdom. more...

  • A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mindby Shoukei Matsumoto

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 11.27

    Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional cleaning techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. 'We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self,... more...