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A Yogacara Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

by Roy Tzohar

Buddhist philosophy is fundamentally ambivalent toward language. Language is paradoxically seen as both obstructive and necessary for liberation. In this book, Roy Tzohar delves into the ingenious response to...


Partial Values

by Kevin DeLapp

When, if ever, is it permissible to afford special consideration to friends and family? How can we strive to be objective in our thinking, and is this always a feasible or appropriate aim?

This book examines...


Ru Meditation

by Bin Song & Paul Blair

Ru Meditation: Gao Panlong(1562-1626 C.E) is an annotated translation of the major works of Gao Panlong on Ruist (Confucian) quiet-sitting. Its major themes include poetic descriptions of the meditative experience,...


Confucius: The Complete Works

by Confucius

This ebook contains Confucius' complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the...


Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom

by Shohaku Okumura, Tom Wright & Kosho Uchiyama

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...


Practical Zen for Health, Wealth and Happiness

by Sarah Bladen, Julian Daizan Skinner & Shinzan Miyamae

Bringing the body-mind insights of Rinzai Zen from the mountains of Japan to the Western world, Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner presents simple meditation techniques to help achieve health, wellbeing and success....


The Joy of Minimalism

by Zoey Arielle Poulsen

It’s natural to love stuff! More than that, it’s natural to love YOUR stuff. That notebook from 8th grade, your Disney VHS’, mismatched socks. They all have sentimental value…and they all take up space....


Living Off Landscape

by François Jullien & Pedro Rodríguez

Is it only through vision that we can perceive a landscape? Is the space opened by the landscape truly an expanse cut off by the horizon? Do we observe a landscape in the way that we watch a 'show'? What, ultimately,...


More Than Happiness

by Antonia Macaro

Do you consider yourself stoical? Do a bit of meditation or mindfulness practice? Buddhism and Stoicism have a lot to offer modern readers seeking the good life, but they’re also radical systems that ask much...


Letters of Helena Roerich II

by Helena Roerich

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...


Letters of Helena Roerich I

by Helena Roerich

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...


Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics (New Edition)

by Alex Grey, Allan Badiner & Stephen Batchelor

Buddhism and psychedelic exploration share a common concern: the liberation of the mind. This new edition of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics has evolved from the landmark anthology that launched the first...


Preferences

by Olga Borisova

A group of friends travel to Egypt to take part in a Reality Show.  Inadvertently transported to ancient Egypt, they do not at first realise what has happened, and must adapt to survive in this strange new...


New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics

by Minh Nguyen, Akiko Takenaka, Yuriko Saito & Robert E. Carter et al.

This collection presents twenty-seven new essays in Japanese aesthetics by leading experts in the field. Beginning with an extended foreword by the renowned scholar and artist Stephen Addiss and a comprehensive...


Zen Dogs

by Gautama Buddha

Mindfulness Mutts and Dharma Dogs

What is the sound of one dog barking? This and other enduring questions are answered in the pages of this wise, whimsical and utterly delightful collection of happy hounds and...


Manifestos for World Thought

by Lucian Stone & Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

What are the still-unknown horizons of world thought?

This book brings together prominent scholars from varying disciplines to speculate on this obscure question and the many crossroads that face intellectuals...


Madame Blavatsky and Her Theosophy

by Arthur Lillie

Still more remarkable has been the success with which this remarkable woman has succeeded in driving into the somewhat wooden head of the Anglo-Saxon the conviction-long ago arrived at by a select circle of...


The Age of Reason

by Thomas Paine

"The Age of Reason" is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents...


Nature

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Through his writing and his own personal philosophy, Ralph Waldo Emerson unburdened his young country of Europe's traditional sense of history and showed Americans how to be creators of their own circumstances....


The Complete Confucius

by Confucius

Confucius lived from 551-479 BC. The principles he espoused largely reflected the values and traditions in China at the time. Rather than create a formal theory, Confucius desired that his disciples study, learning...