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Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

by Evan Thompson & Stephen Batchelor

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian...


Buddhist Responses to Globalization

by James Mark Shields, Leah Kalmanson, John W. M. Krummel & Melanie L. Harris et al.

This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors...


Between East and West: From Singularity to Community

by Luce Irigaray & Stephen Pluhácek

With this book we see a philosopher well steeped in the Western tradition thinking through ancient Eastern disciplines, meditating on what it means to learn to breathe, and urging us all at the dawn of a new...


Meditation Book

by Charla Devereux & Fran Stockel

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, The Meditation Book will help you to enter a tranquil state and feel completely calm and composed. It tells you all you need to know to make meditation a part of...


The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun

by Wilt L. Idema

The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi (369–286 B.C.E.) encountered a skull that later in a dream praises the pleasures of death over the toil of living. This anecdote became popular with poets in the second and...


One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism

by Joseph Goldstein

One of America's most respected Buddhist teachers distills a lifetime of practice and teaching in this groundbreaking exploration of the new Buddhist tradition taking root on American soil.


Translating Totality in Parts: Chengguan's Commentaries and Subcommentaries to the Avatamska Sutra

by Guo Cheen

This book offers an annotated translation of two of preeminent Chinese Tang dynasty monk Chengguan’s most revered masterpieces. With this book, Chengguan’s Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra and The Meanings...


When the Chocolate Runs Out

by Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush & Josh Bartok

To know Lama Yeshe was to know he loved chocolate; it was his favorite metaphor to describe the nature of our attachments.

This funny and trenchant little volume answers the question of how we can be happy even...


Asian and Feminist Philosophies in Dialogue: Liberating Traditions

by Jennifer McWeeny & Ashby Butnor

In this collection of original essays, international scholars put Asian traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism, into conversation with one or more contemporary feminist philosophies,...


Historical Dictionary of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas

This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development...


Introduction to Symbolic Logic and Its Applications

by Rudolf Carnap

A clear, comprehensive, and rigorous treatment develops the subject from elementary concepts to the construction and analysis of relatively complex logical languages. It then considers the application of symbolic...


Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Mean

by Confucius & James Legge

Entire text of the Analects of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted and the definitive, standard English version. Full chinese text, standard...


Yoga: Its Scientific Basis

by Kovoor T. Behanan

Clearly explains and evaluates fundamental concepts of Hindu thought; development of Hindu religious philosophy; detailed descriptions of the psychology and psychoanalysis of yoga, its postures and varieties...


Yoga as Philosophy and Religion

by Surendranath Dasgupta

Practical guide promotes Rajayoga and compares its essential features with other yoga systems. First parts deals with yoga metaphysics. Second part expounds yoga ethics and practice.


What Is Feng-Shui?: The Classic Nineteenth-Century Interpretation

by Ernest J. Eitel

Promising peace and prosperity, feng-shui promotes living in harmony with the landscape. This original and definitive guide introduces the principled but highly flexible code that can be applied to houses, apartments,...


The I Ching: The Book of Changes

by James Legge

One of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture, the I Ching proposes that all things happening at a specific time have certain characteristic features which can be isolated.


The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura

Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler.


The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura & Everett Bleiler

Hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book that introduced Western audiences to the tea ceremony. It traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.


Magic and Mystery in Tibet

by Madame Alexandra David-Neel

A practicing Buddhist and Oriental linguist recounts supernatural events she witnessed in Tibet during the 1920s. Intelligent and witty, she describes the fantastic effects of meditation and shamanic magic —...


Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

by Mohandas Gandhi

Boyhood, legal studies, purification, the growth of the Satyagraha — nonviolent protest — movement. Critical, inspiring work of the man responsible for the freedom of India.