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How to Ikigai

by Tim Tamashiro

Why isn’t every day meaningful for every person? Is it even possible to live each day in meaningful ways? Sure it is. Let me tell you about a tiny, tiny, tiny little island south of Japan where people live...

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

by Douglas S. Duckworth

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature offers an engaging philosophical overview of Tibetan Buddhist thought. Integrating competing and complementary perspectives on the nature of mind and reality, Douglas...

The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Chuang Tzu, Mencius

by Lao Tzu, Confucius, Mencius & Chuang Tzu

Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. Equally influential in the...

What Does Our Happiness Depend On?

by H. G. Adams & J.-F. Droz

This book deals with What does the happiness depend on; and How to develop the art of being really happy. Be happy is a common desire to all humanity. Happiness is a mode of existence of which we naturally wish...

A Call for Revolution

by Dalaï Lama & Sofia Stril-Rever


A Landmark Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?

I call on you to confront the challenges of...

The Analects of Dasan, Volume III

by Hongkyung Kim

With extensive research and creative interpretations, Dasan's Noneo gogeum ju (Old and New Commentaries of the Analects) has been evaluated in Korean Studies as a crystallization of his studies on the Confucian...

Lasting Happiness and Well-Being

by H. George Adams

This book based on the works of great philosophers, deals with how to identify and develop the state of mind that leads on the path of lasting happiness and well-being. Here is an excerpt from this book:


Miyamoto MusashiÆs Book of Five Rings

by Miyamoto Musashi & Alexander Bennett

The culmination of 25 years of research, Alex Bennett's groundbreaking new English translation of The Book of Five Rings reveals the true meaning of the original. Written by the famous Samurai Miyamoto Musashi...

Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality

by Ayon Maharaj

Sri Ramakrishna is widely known as a nineteenth-century Indian mystic who affirmed the harmony of all religions on the basis of his richly varied spiritual experiences and eclectic religious practices, both...

Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India

by Ethan Mills

Beginning with the earliest strata of Indian philosophy, this book uncovers a distinct tradition of skepticism in Indian philosophy through a study of the “three pillars” of Indian skepticism near the beginning,...

Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching", or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the "Tao Te Ching" llods at the basic predicatment...

Voice of the Buddha

by Maria Heim

What would a Buddhist theory of texts look like through the lens of the 5th-century thinker Buddhaghosa? In Voice of the Buddha, Maria Heim reads from the principal commentator, editor, and translator of the...

Siddhartha (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Feathers Classics)

by Hermann Hesse & Feathers Classics

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called...

Buddha, Me, and a Cup of Tea

by Adam Smith

In Buddha, Me, and a Cup of Tea, Adam Smith helps you tame your fears with his step-by-step guides and personal examples of how to maintain a calm mind in anxious situations. He has chosen Zen Buddhism and its...

Zen Bunnies

by Gautama Buddha

Inspirational Bunnies

Readers of Start With WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Bunnies

Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly bunnies for...

The Constitution of Ancient China

by Su Li, Edmund Ryden, Zhang Yongle & Daniel A. Bell

How was the vast ancient Chinese empire brought together and effectively ruled? What are the historical origins of the resilience of contemporary China's political system? In The Constitution of Ancient China...

Striving To Be Human

by Keith Hill

Striving To be Humanexamines what our moral values are, how we came to have them, and how we can add a spiritual dimension to them.

Westerners live in liberal, secular democracies. The religious and moral certainties...

A Comprehensive Guide to Bhagavad-Gita with Literal Translation

by H.D. Goswami

In the late 18th century Bhagavad-gita became the first Sanskrit work to be rendered in a European tongue, and since that time it has generated countless translations and secondary analyses. Among these, however,...

Gandhi and the World

by Yashwant Pathak, Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, Anna Hamling & Abdelwahab Hechiche et al.

The book revisits Gandhi in this era of turbulence. As rigidly held notions and practices fall to pieces, and as mechanisms of violence and politicking fail, Gandhi comes to picture. If Gandhi could change the...

Kung Fu Basics

by Paul Eng

Get your training off to a great start—from basic kicks to practice and tournaments—this book is a perfect introduction to kung fu for beginners. It's everything you need to get started in kung fu!