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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...


Mahamudra and Related Instructions: Core Teachings of the Kagyu Schools

by Peter Alan Roberts & Thrangu

The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra...


Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa

by Jetsun Milarepa, Amy Soderberg, Kunga & Brian Cutillo

Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational...


Dear Lama Zopa: Radical Solutions for Transforming Problems into Happiness

by Thubten Zopa, Robina Courtin, Michelle Bernard & Diana Finnegan

Unconventional wisdom, affirmation, and advice from one of Tibetan Buddhism's most influential living teachers.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a master at explaining Buddhism's radical but effective methods for transforming...


Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue

by Jeremy D. Safran

"What a wonderful book! Jeremy Safran has assembled an absolutely stellar group of writers and has himself contributed an illuminating introduction. The essays are riveting and the book is the rare edited collection...


Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind: The Life and Letters of an Irish Zen Saint

by Maura O'Halloran, Beth O'Halloran & Ruth O'Halloran

One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing...


On Zen Practice: Body, Breath, and Mind

by Bernie Glassman, Taizan Maezumi, John Daishin Buksbazen & Wendy Egyoku Nakao et al.

This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on...


Mud and Water: The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui

by Bassui Tokusho & Arthur Braverman

The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly...


Essential Mind Training

by Thupten Jinpa

Essential Mind Training is the first volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of...


Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry

by Taigen Dan Leighton

Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright...


Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

by Shaun Usher

This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries...


The Voice That Thunders

by Alan Garner

Alan Garner is an exceptional lecturer and essayist. This collection, taken form the work of more that twenty years, explores an enviable range of scholarly interests: archaeology, myth, language, education,...


Nonsenseorship

by Various

This engaging and good-humored collection of essays brings together an array of early twentieth-century literary luminaries to comment on the concepts of censorship and prohibition in general, and more specifically,...


Napkin Notes

by W. Garth Callaghan

Garth Callaghan doesn’t know how long he has to live. But he can be certain of one simple thing: No matter his fate, his daughter, Emma, will find a handwritten note inside her lunchbox each day until she...


Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1910-1926

by Rainer maria Rilke, Jane Bannard Greene & M. D. Herter Norton

This volume of Rilke's letters covers the years from the completion of The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge to Rilke's death in December 1926, nearly five years after he had written the Duino Elegies and the...


Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers

by Eleanor Henderson & Anna Solomon

Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories—the extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the profane

It's an elemental, almost animalistic urge—the expectant mother's hunger...


Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...


The Victorian Poet (Routledge Revivals): Poetics and Persona

by Joseph Bristow

The practice of poetry in the Victorian period was characterised by an extreme diversity of styles, preoccupations and subject-matter. This anthology attempts to draw out some of the main focuses of interest...


The Devil Problem: And Other True Stories

by David Remnick

Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or...


Three Minus One: Stories of Parents' Love and Loss

by Sean Hanish & Brooke Warner

Three Minus One: Parents' Stories of Love and Loss is a collection of intimate, soul-baring stories and artwork by parents who have lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, or neonatal death, inspired by the...