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  • Worlds in Harmonyby His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    Parallax Press 2004; US$ 6.99

    This is the ebook version of Worlds in Harmony>. In Worlds in Harmony , the Dalai Lama explores the nature of suffering and its release through compassionate action. The book focuses on the understanding that a deep awareness of our shared desire to avoid pain leads to an awareness of our responsibility to relieve others of suffering. Worlds in... more...

  • Defining Buddhism(s)by Karen Derris; Natalie Gummer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    'Defining Buddhism(s)' explores the multiple ways in which Buddhism has been defined and constructed by both Buddhists and scholars. In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly aware of their own role in the construction of how Buddhism is represented - a process in which multiple representations of Buddhism compete with and complement one... more...

  • A Buddhist Crossroadsby Brian Bocking; Phibul Choompolpaisal; Laurence Cox; Alicia M Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new kinds of Buddhism for a globalized world, in ways... more...

  • Critical Buddhismby James Mark Shields

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the relative calm world of Japanese Buddhist scholarship was thrown into chaos with the publication of several works by Buddhist scholars Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, dedicated to the promotion of something they called Critical Buddhism (hihan bukkyo). In their quest to re-establish a "true" - rational, ethical... more...

  • Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?by Lama Tsomo; The Dalai Lama

    Namchak Publishing, LLC 2016; US$ 12.99

    If you think meditation is only for monks, think again. Today’s world seems to be growing more and more stressful by the minute—for all of us. So now, as a teacher of Tibetan Buddhist practice and a 21st-century woman, Lama Tsomo offers us time-tested tools for getting underneath our everyday worries and making our lives richer and more fulfilling.... more...

  • Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translationby David B. Gray; Ryan Richard Overbey

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Tantric traditions in both Buddhism and Hinduism are thriving throughout Asia and in Asian diasporic communities around the world, yet they have been largely ignored by Western scholars. This collection of original essays fills this gap by examining the ways in which Tantric Buddhist traditions have changed over time and distance as they have spread... more...

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhismby Naomi Appleton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Whilst at first glance many of the stories... more...

  • The Buddha from Babylonby Harvey Kraft

    SelectBooks, Inc. 2014; US$ 9.99

    The sudden death of the Persian Emperor in 522 BCE is one of history’s great mysteries. Was his demise self-inflicted, accidental, an assassination or due to natural causes? The author contends that during this incident Siddhartha Gautama may have been the leader of Babylon's Magi, an interfaith order that assumes governance of the region. The situation... more...

  • Buddhahood without Meditationby B. Alan Wallace; Dudjom Lingpa; Sera Khandro

    Wisdom Publications 2017; US$ 11.99

    The revelations of Düdjom Lingpa, a highly influential mystic of 19th century Tibet, translated by B. Alan Wallace.  The practice of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the pinnacle of the nine vehicles of practice taught in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The highly influential mystic Düdjom Lingpa (1835–1904) and his disciple Sera Khandro... more...

  • Buddhahood in This Lifeby Malcolm Smith; Chokyi Nyima

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 17.99

    Discover a profound text that has influenced Tibetan teachers for generations.  Buddhahood in This Life  is a complete translation of the earliest Tibetan commentary on the Dzogchen secret instructions. Available for the first time in English,  Buddhahood in This Life  presents the Great Commentary of Vimalamitra—one of the earliest and most influential... more...