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Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou's Classic Zen Poem

by Ben Connelly & Taigen Dan Leighton

Enter the mind and practice of Zen: apply the insights of one of Zen's classic poems to your life--here and now.

Destined to become a trusted, dog-eared companion.

Shitou Xiqian’s “Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage”...


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...


Sit With Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators and Everyone Else

by Jean Erlbaum, Michelle Antonisse & Frank Jude Boccio

Relieve and release the stiffness that comes from prolonged sitting—at a desk, behind the wheel, or on a meditation cushion—with these easy-to-follow exercises.

All meditators know the discomfort of cramping...


Meditation on Perception: Ten Healing Practices to Cultivate Mindfulness

by Henepola Gunaratana

Use the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception, as taught by the best-selling author of Mindfulness in Plain English, to learn how shifting your perspective can transform mental and physical health....


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....


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...


Mind Training: The Great Collection

by Thupten Jinpa, Shonu Gyalchok & Konchok Gyaltsen

Compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection is the earliest anthology of a special genre of Tibetan literature known as "mind training," or lojong in Tibetan. The principal focus of...


Bad Dog!: A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places

by Lin Jensen

What would happen if, instead of bolting your doors against the intrusion of demons you invited them in?

Bad Dog! is a vivid testament to the unforeseen love, beauty, and redemption discovered in the most difficult...


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...


Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at the Mind

by Thrangu

What would you see if you looked directly at your mind?

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings...


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...


Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditation

by Jamgon Kongtrul, Sarah Harding & Thrangu

Creation and Completion represents some of the most profound teachings of Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-99), one of the true spiritual and literary giants of Tibetan history. Though brief, it offers a lifetime of advice...


Buddhism Between Tibet and China

by Matthew Kapstein

Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of...


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...


Scripture, Logic, Language: Essays on Dharmakirti and his Tibetan Successors

by Tom J. F. Tillemans & E. Gene Smith

Dharmakirti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits, and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakirti...


The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic

by Gene Reeves

The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It's a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development...


Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation

by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, Lobsang P Lhalungpa & Dalai Lama

Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions...


Moon by the Window: The Calligraphy and Zen Insights of Shodo Harada

by Shodo Harada, Priscilla Daichi Storandt & Tim Jundo Williams

Shodo Harada is internationally recognized both as a Zen teacher and as a world-class master of the fine art of Zen calligraphy. Harada regularly exhibits and gives calligraphy demonstrations in museums and...