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Teachings of the Buddha

by Rulu

The sixteen sutras in this book are English translations of texts selected from the Chinese Buddhist Canon. Thirteen of them have never before been published in book form. The translators introduction to Buddhist...


The Zen Way

by Myokyo-ni

Written by one of today's most distinguished teachers, this Zen book provides an authoritative introduction to Zen training from the perspective of someone who has gone through it.

The author begins by setting...


Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong: The Drunken Wisdom of China's Most Famous Chan Buddhist Monk

by Guo Xiaoting, John Robert Shaw & Victoria Cass

Follow the brilliant and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to become one of China's greatest folk heroes!

Ji Gong studied at the great Ling Yin monastery, an immense...


The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha's Radical Teachings of Forgiveness, Compassion, and Kindness

by Noah Levine

“The Buddha’s teachings are not a philosophy or a religion; they are a call to action and invitation to revolution.”

Noah Levine, author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is...


The Empty Mirror

by Janwillem Van De Wetering

Seen by many as a contemporary classic, Janwillem van de Wetering's small and admirable memoir records the experiences of a young Dutch student—later a widely celebrated mystery writer—who spent a year and...


The Weeping Buddha

by Heather Dune Macadam

National Book Award nominee Heather Dune Macadam presents her first mystery--as alluring as a Buddhist Koan.


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...


Public Zen, Personal Zen: A Buddhist Introduction

by Peter D. Hershock

This deeply informed book introduces the basic teachings and practices of Buddhism and their spread across Asia. Peter D. Hershock explores the history of the enduring Japanese tradition of Zen—from its beginnings...


Zen Masters of Japan: The Second Step East

by Richard Bryan McDaniel

Zen Masters of Japan is the second book in a series that traces Zen's profoundly historic journey as it spread eastward from China and Japan, toward the United States. Following Zen Masters of China, this book...


Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists

by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Sister Nivedita

Great stories of the epics; deeds of Krishna, Shiva, taken from puranas, Vedas, folk tales, more. 32 illustrations.


Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada

by F. Max Muller

A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.


Chinese Religious Art

by Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky

Chinese Religious Art is a broad survey of the origins and development of the various forms of artistic expression of Chinese religions. This survey of icons, temples, and rituals reveals the varied ways the...


Archaeology of Early Buddhism

by Lars Fogelin

How do archaeologists explore the various dimensions of religion? Lars Fogelin uses archaeological work at Thotlakonda in Southern India as his lens in a broader examination of Buddhist monastic life. He discovers...


Parkour and the Art du déplacement

by Vincent Thibault & Casey Roberts

Parkour, the art of displacement, or freerunning—whatever the name, this new discipline born in the Paris suburbs is rapidly being adopted by people throughout the world. Not satisfied to suffer through urban...


the dragon and the poet

by Miyazawa Kenji & Massimo Cimarelli

The tale "The dragon and the poet" by Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) is the story of the meeting between the poet Suldatta and the dragon Chanata, in a magical atmosphere among poetry challenges, esoteric Buddhism...


The dragon and the poet

by Miyazawa Kenji & Francesca Eleuteri

The tale "The dragon and the poet" by Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) is the story of the meeting between the poet Suldatta and the dragon Chanata, in a magical atmosphere among poetry challenges, esoteric Buddhism...


Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha's Call to Nirvana

by Eknath Easwaran

Eknath Easwaran, translator of the best-selling edition of the Dhammapada, sees this powerful scripture as a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha’s actual words,...


The Still Point Dhammapada

by Geri Larkin

The Dhammapada is much loved by Buddhist practitioners as a simple and straightforward rendition of some of Buddha's core teachings, and is read daily by thousands of people. While there are many translations...


Buddhism: A Concise Introduction

by Huston Smith & Philip Novak

A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions.


The Chocolate Cake Sutra

by Geri Larkin

Chock full of moving and enlightening stories, The Chocolate Cake Sutra will help you let go of perfectionism and celebrate the sacred nature of the life you already have.