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  • Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddhaby Daniel Ingram

    Aeon Books 2008; US$ 24.99

    The very idea that the teachings can be mastered will arouse controversy within Buddhist circles. Even so, Ingram insists that enlightenment is an attainable goal, once our fanciful notions of it are stripped away, and we have learned to use meditation as a method for examining reality rather than an opportunity to wallow in self-absorbed mind-noise.... more...

  • It's Easier Than You Thinkby Sylvia Boorstein

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.40

    Using delightful and deceptively powerful stories from everyday experiences, beloved Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein demystifies spirituality, charts the path to happiness through the Buddha's basic teachings, shows how to eliminate hindrances to clear seeing, and develops a realistic course toward wisdom and compassion. A wonderfully engaging guide,... more...

  • Buddhism Plain and Simpleby Steven Hagen

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth,... more...

  • Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation - A Buddhist Approachby Laszlo Zsolnai

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 158.99

    This book promotes the core value-choices of Buddhism: happiness, peace and permanence as a new path for businesses. Unlike Western economic models, the book proposes a model of peace, permanence and personal relationship, leading to a sustainable business. more...

  • New Humanism, Aby Daisaku Ikeda

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    ‘The natural sympathy and understanding of people everywheremust be the soil in which the new humanism can thrive.’For Daisaku Ikeda, whose words these are, education has long been one of the fundamental priorities of his work and teaching. His emphasis on the intellectual legacy bequeathed to humanity by the great teachers of civilization is in this... more...

  • The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifismby Paul R. Fleischman

    Pariyatti Publishing 2002; US$ 6.99

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, this thought-provoking essay explores the Buddha's teaching to find one prescription: not war, not pacifism but nonviolence. more...

  • Buddhism and Scienceby B. Alan Wallace

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    Buddhism and Science brings together distinguished philosophers, Buddhist scholars, physicists, and cognitive scientists to examine the contrasts and connections between the worlds of Western science and Eastern spirituality. This compilation was inspired by a suggestion made by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, himself one of the contributors, after... more...

  • Contemplative Scienceby B. Alan Wallace; Brian Hodel

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    B. Alan Wallace, renowned Buddhist scholar, integrates the contemplative methodologies of Buddhism and Western science into a single discipline: contemplative science. The science of consciousness investigates the mind through Buddhist contemplative techniques, such as shamatha , an organized, detailed system of training the attention. Just as... more...

  • Against a Hindu Godby Parimal G. Patil

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology... more...

  • Mind and Lifeby Pier Luigi Luisi; Zara Houshmand

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers—members of the Mind and Life Institute—have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical... more...