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Introduction to the Lotus Sutra

by Yoshiro Tamura, Michio Shinozaki & Gene Reeves

The Lotus Sutra--one of the most popular Buddhist classics--is here accessibly introduced by one of its most eminent scholars.

"Soon after entering university in December of 1943, I was sent to the front as a...


An  Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta and Its Commentary by Yogaraja: The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with t

by Lyne Bansat-Boudon & Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

The Paramārthasāra, or 'Essence of Ultimate Reality', is a work of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth-eleventh centuries). It is a brief treatise in which the author outlines the doctrine of which...


The Philosophy and Psychology of Virtue

by Nancy E. Snow & Franco V. Trivigno

Since ancient times, character, virtue, and happiness have been central to thinking about how to live well. Yet until recently, philosophers have thought about these topics in an empirical vacuum. Taking up...


Zen for Beginners

by Judith Blackstone, Zoran Josipovic & Naomi Rosenblatt

Zen, from its foundation in China of the 6th Century A.D., has always been more than a religion. It is an intriguing system of principles and practices designed to give each individual the experience of eternity...


Eastern Philosophy for Beginners

by Jim Powell & Joe Lee

The spiritual rewards and intellectual challenges of Eastern Philosophy are revealed in this visually stunning book, illustrated by Joe Lee and with 19th Century engravings.

Eastern Philosophy is not an intellectual...


A Flock of Fools: Ancient Buddhist Tales of Wisdom and Laughter from the One Hundred Parable Sutra

by Kazuaki Tanahashi & Peter Levitt

One hundred illuminating tales of the foibles and follies of everyday fools, this elegant, humorous, and masterful little book of wisdom is a welcome addition to the Buddhist canon "The One Hundred Parable Sutra"...


The Heart of Buddhist Meditation: The Buddha's Way of Mindfulness

by Nyanaponika Thera & Sylvia Boorstein

This is a classic text on the essence of Buddhist meditation. It is an excellent, in-depth description of mindfulness practice and its benefits. It includes a concise explanation of clear comprehension, which...


Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Othe

by Paul Gilbert & Choden

Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can change lives-but mindfulness alone isn't enough to completely change the way a brain works. In order to thrive, people need to practice both mindfulness and compassion....


Dongshan's Five Ranks: Keys to Enlightenment

by Ross Bolleter

The first in-depth English commentary on the Five Ranks—a core text of the Zen tradition that teaches what can't be taught—which contains new translations of all of the key texts of the Five Ranks cycle....


Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai

by Tsunetoma Yamamoto & Alexander Bennett

The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts—written nearly 300 years ago by Tsunetomo Yamamoto to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its influence...


Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light

by Mark Unno

Shingon Buddhism arose in the eighth century and remains one of Japan's most important sects, at present numbering some 12 million adherents. As such it is long overdue appropriate coverage. Here, the well-respected...


Seclusion and Awakening

by Wan Xing

"If you believe, believe deeply. If you cultivate, cultivate fiercely." With these words begins the incredible tale of the Chinese Buddhist Master, Wanxing, and his quest for awakening. Taking these words to...


Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

by Karen Maezen Miller

Karen Maezen Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now.


Developing Jin: Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts

by Phillip Starr

Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With...


The Heart Sutra: Becoming a Buddha through Meditation

by Osho & Osho International Foundation

The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha’s close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra...


Living Yogacara: An Introduction to Consciousness-Only Buddhism

by Tagawa Shun'ei & Charles Muller

Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing...


The Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master

by Thubten Zopa

In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come...


Dignity and Discipline: Reviving Full Ordination for Buddhist Nuns

by Thea Mohr & Jampa Tsedroen

When the Buddha established his community over twenty-five centuries ago, he did so upon a foundation of radical equality among women and men. And indeed, the earliest Buddhist scriptures celebrate the teachings...


The Book of Kadam: The Core Texts

by Thupten Jinpa

The Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atisa and his principal Tibetan student, Dromtonpa. Although it no longer exists as an independent...


Taking the Result as the Path: Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdre Tradition

by Cyrus Stearns & Sakya Trizin

The tradition known as the Path with the Result, or Lamdre, is the most important tantric system of meditation practice and theory in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an unprecedented...