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A Heart Full of Peace

by Joseph Goldstein & Dalai Lama

Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know:...


How Much is Enough?: Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment

by Richard K. Payne

The massive outpouring of consumer products available today might alone lead one to ask "How much is enough?" But at the same time, if we allow ourselves to see the social, political, economic and environmental...


How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

by Toni Bernhard & Sylvia Boorstein

This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration...


The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory

by David R. Loy

The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great...


The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

by U Silananda, U Silanada, Ruth-Inge Heinze & Larry Rosenberg

An absolute essential of Buddhist thought and practice.

In addition to practitioners of Insight meditation, those who engage in other meditation forms such as dzogchen, mahamudra, and zazen will find that The...


Reason's Traces: Identity and Interpretation in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Thought

by Matthew Kapstein

Reason's Traces addresses some of the key questions in the study of Indian and Buddhist thought: the analysis of personal identity and of ultimate reality, the interpretation of Tantric texts and traditions,...


Christ Without Adam: Subjectivity and Sexual Difference in the Philosophers' Paul

by Benjamin H. Dunning

The apostle Paul deals extensively with gender, embodiment, and desire in his authentic letters, yet many of the contemporary philosophers interested in his work downplay these aspects of his thought. Christ...


Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

by Sarah LaChance Adams

When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as “mad” or “bad.” Maternal love is a complex...


Ahmed the Philosopher: Thirty-Four Short Plays for Children and Everyone Else

by Alain BADIOU & Joseph Litvak

English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual...


Original Perfection: Vairotsana's Five Early Transmissions

by Keith Dowman & Pema Rigdzin

These early, foundational Dzogchen texts--clear, lyrical, and rich in metaphor--were smuggled into Tibet in the eighth century on white silk, written in goat-milk ink that would become visible only when exposed...


Entangling Vines: A Classic Collection of Zen Koans

by Thomas Yuho Kirchner, Ueda Shizuteru & Nelson Foster

Entangling Vines, a translation of the Shumon kattoshu, is one of the few major koan texts to have been compiled in Japan rather than China. Indeed, Kajitani Sonin (1914 - 95), former chief abbot of Shokoku-ji...


The Mind and the Way: Buddhist Reflections on Life

by Sumedho & Balangoda Anandamaitreya

What would life be like if each one of us chose compassion over anger, loving-kindness over hatred, awareness over ignorance? The Mind and the Way demonstrates a radically simple approach to life, one in which...


Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved

by Jonathan S. Watts & Yoshiharu Tomatsu

Since its beginning, Buddhism has been intimately concerned with confronting and understanding death and dying. Indeed, the tradition emphasizes turning toward the realities of sickness, old age, and death -...


Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika

by Mark Siderits & Shoryu Katsura

Winner of the 2014 Khyenste Foundation Translation Prize.

Nagarjuna's renowned twenty-seven-chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika) is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school...


Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings

by Thubten Yeshe, Thubten Zopa, Alexander Berzin & Jonathan Landaw

Wisdom Energy is a simple and compelling introduction to Buddhism by two Tibetan lamas renowned for their insight and skill in teaching Westerners. Containing an entire meditation course, it goes to the heart...


The Ceasing of Notions: An Early Zen Text from the Dunhuang Caves with Selected Comments

by Myokyo-ni, Michelle Bromley, Martin Collcutt & Soko Morinaga

Among the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, discovered in the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls--ancient texts unknown for centuries. The Ceasing of Notions is one such text....


The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work

by Willa B Miller, Cheryl A Giles, Pat Enkyo O'Hara & Judith Simmer-Brown

Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the...


Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A Life of Awakening

by Takamaro Shigaraki & David Matsumoto

In his Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, Takamaro Shigaraki examines Shin Buddhism anew as a practical path of spiritual growth and self-transformation, challenging assessments of the tradition as a passive religion...


Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 3: The Way of the Bodhisattva

by Lhundub Sopa, David Patt, Beth Newman & Dalai Lama

Geshe Lhundub Sopa's Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path, Tsongkhapa's monumental Lamrim Chenmo...


Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching

by Robert Rosenbaum & Sojun Mel Weitsman

Walking the Way affirms that, like yin and yang, the flowing spontaneity of Tao and the precise simplicity of Zen find perfect balance with one another. Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum brings the two traditions together...