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Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression - An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

by Taigen Dan Leighton & Joan Halifax

Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes...


Making Zen Your Own: Giving Life to Twelve Key Golden Age Ancestors

by Janet Jiryu Abels

In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings,...


Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity

by Soko Morinaga & Belenda Attaway Yamakawa

Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.

In his singularly humorous and...


To Dispel the Misery of the World: Whispered Teachings of the Bodhisattvas

by Ga Rabjampa, Rigpa Translations & Appey

"Offered here is the pith advice on mind training according to the great vehicle. This is the path followed by all the buddhas and their children of the past, present, and future, the most profound instruction...


Journey to Certainty: The Quintessence of the Dzogchen View: An Exploration of Mipham's Beacon of Certainty

by Anyen & Allison Choying Zangmo

Approachable yet sophisticated, this book takes the reader on a gently guided tour of one of the most important texts Tibetan Buddhism has to offer. "Certainty" in this context refers to the unshakeable trust...


Tantra: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 6

by Tashi Tsering, Gordon McDougall & Thubten Zopa

In this sixth and final volume in the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, Geshe Tashi Tsering brings his familiar, helpful approach to the esoteric practices of Buddhist tantra. Anticipating the many questions...


Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea

by Jaimal Yogis

Fed up with teenage life in the suburbs, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes...


Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness

by Arnie Kozak

This engaging and accessible little book is filled with both humor and profound teaching. It presents 108 metaphors for mindfulness, meditation practice, the nature of the self, change, deep acceptance, and...


The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya

by Nanamoli & Bodhi

This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism....


The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza

by John Daido Loori & Taigen Dan Leighton

Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself...


Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 2

by Tashi Tsering, Gordon McDougall & Thubten Zopa

Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth is a clear and remarkably practical presentation of a core Buddhist teaching on the nature of reality. Geshe Tashi Tsering provides readers with an excellent opportunity to enhance...


The Clouds Should Know Me By Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China

by Burton Watson, J.P. Seaton, James Sanford & Paul Hansen et al.

This unique collection presents the verse, much of it translated for the first time, of fourteen eminent Chinese Buddhist poet monks. Featuring the original Chinese as well as english translations and historical...


Buddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction

by Kurt Spellmeyer & Robert Thurman

Timely and audacious, Buddha at the Apocalypse challenges us to look directly at the devastating assumptions underlying the very mechanisms of the modern world - and offers a clarion call to awaken from a pervasive...


The Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle: Essays on Indian and Tibetan Madhyamaka

by David Seyfort Ruegg & Tom J. F. Tillemans

Madhyamaka, the "philosophy of the middle," systematized the Buddha's fundamental teaching on no-self with its profound non-essentialist reading of reality. Founded in India by Nagarjuna in about the second...


Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment

by Pabongka, Michael Richards & Trijang

Pabongka Rinpoche was one the twentieth century's most charismatic and revered Tibetan lamas, and in Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand we can see why. In this famous twenty-four-day teaching on the lamrim,...


Omniscience and the Rhetoric of Reason: Santaraksita and Kamalasila on Rationality, Argumentation, and Religious Authority

by Sara L. McClintock

The great Buddhist scholars Santaraksita (725 - 88 CE.) and his disciple Kamalasila were among the most influential thinkers in classical India. They debated ideas not only within the Buddhist tradition but...


Unlearning the Basics: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and the World

by Rishi Sativihari & Mu Soeng

In fresh and inviting language and making frequent use of strikingly clear diagrams and illustrations, Unlearning the Basics challenges many of our common-sense understandings about ourselves and the world....


The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation

by Arinna Weisman & Jean Smith

Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's...


Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness and Time

by Nyanaponika & Bodhi

The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination....


A Direct Path to the Buddha Within: Go Lotsawa's Mahamudra Interpretation of the Ratnagotravibhaga

by Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Maitreya's Ratnagotravibhaga, also known as the Uttaratantra, is the main Indian treatise on buddha nature, a concept that is heavily debated in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. In A Direct Path to the Buddha Within...