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  • Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britainby David N Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent scholarship are evaluated and organised thematically to provide... more...

  • Wisdom of the Eastby Shinran Shonin; S. Yamabe; L. Adams Beck

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95 US$ 5.18

    Buddhism passed into Japan from China and Korea about 1320 years ago, in or about the year A.D. 552. It adapted itself with perfect comprehension to the ideals of the Japanese people, inculcating among them the teachings of morality common to the great faiths with, in addition, the spiritual unction, the passion of love and sympathy, self-devotion,... more...

  • The Tibetan Book of Yogaby Geshe Michael Roach

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2009; US$ 17.99

    Yoga came to Tibet from India more than a thousand years ago, and it was quickly absorbed into the culture's rich traditions. In this small book readers will discover Heart Yoga, which developed over the centuries in the Gelukpa tradition of the Dalai Lamas. The program presented here combines popular yoga exercises wtih special Tibetan poses, and... more...

  • The Madman's Middle Wayby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00 US$ 17.00

    Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British troops in 1904 and by Chinese troops in 1951. Recognized as an incarnate lama while he was a child, Gendun Chopel excelled in the traditional monastic curriculum... more...

  • Zenby Kaiten Nukariya

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.95 US$ 6.05

    The historical importance of Zen can hardly be exaggerated. After its introduction into China in the sixth century, A.D., it grew ascendant through the Sui (598-617) and the Tang dynasty (618-906), and enjoyed greater popularity than any other sect of Buddhism during the whole period of the Sung (976-1126) and the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1367).... more...

  • Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhismby Mark L. Blum; Shin'ya Yasutomi

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 104.99

    Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is considered the "second founder" of Shin Buddhism. Under his leadership, the Honganji branch grew in size and power, becoming a national organization with great wealth and influence. Rennyo's success lay in conveying an attractive spiritual message while exerting effective administrative control. A savvy politician as well... more...

  • The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberationby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; C. G. Jung; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 12.99

    The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation , which was unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, speaks to the quintessence of the Supreme Path, or Mah=ay=ana, and fully reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment. Such attainment can happen, as shown here, by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness,... more...

  • Hoofprint of the Oxby Master Sheng-yen; Dan Stevenson

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    Revered by Buddhists in the United States and China, Master Sheng-yen shares his wisdom and teachings in this first comprehensive English primer of Chan, the Chinese tradition of Buddhism that inspired Japanese Zen. Often misunderstood as a system of mind games, the Chan path leads to enlightenment through apparent contradiction. While demanding... more...

  • Empty Wordsby Jay L. Garfield

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 57.99

    This volume collects Jay Garfield's essays on Madhyamaka, Yog-ac-ara, Buddhist ethics and cross-cultural hermeneutics. The first part addresses Madhyamaka, supplementing Garfield's translation of Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (OUP, 1995), a foundational philosophical text by the Buddhist saint Nagarjuna. Garfield then considers the work... more...

  • Philosopher, Practitioner, Politician: the Many Lives of Fazang (643-712)by Jinhua Chen

    BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00

    The Buddhist master Fazang is regarded as one of the greatest metaphysicians in medieval Asia. This study aims at correcting misinterpretations and shedding light on neglected areas, opening up for discussion the various structures of medieval East Asian monastic biography. more...