271 books (14 pages) in this category
Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960
by Brian Bocking, Phibul Choompolpaisal, Laurence Cox & others
<p>In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western ...eBook
From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century
by Charles Holcombe
Charles Holcombe begins this extraordinarily ambitious book by asking the question 'What is East Asia?' In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, and Korea - distinct have been ...eBook
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An Introduction to Buddhist Thought
by Chad Mercree
<p><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">At its heart, Buddhism blossoms from one source: the words and life of </span><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Chad Mercree, a lifetime student of </span><span ...
Based on the Early Discourses
<p>Analayo offers an inspiring biography of the Buddha, focusing on his meditative development and practice, including extracts from the early discourses, with commentary by the author. He conveys not only a focus on the Buddha as a meditator, ...eBook
by Shoukei Matsumoto
<p><strong>Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional cleaning techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul.</strong></p> <p>'We remove dust to sweep away ...eBook
Socially Engaged Buddhism in the UK
by Phil Henry
In recent years, there has been a growing academic acknowledgment around the world of a contemporary Buddhist phenomenon described as Engaged, or Socially Engaged Buddhism (SEB). It is a contested phenomenon variously associated with finding ...eBook
A Guide to Getting Over Yourself
by Dr Mark Epstein
<p>Our ego, and its accompanying sense of self-doubt, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to ...eBook
Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan
by James Mark Shields
<p><em>Against Harmony</em> traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought and practice, from the mid-Meiji period through the early Showa. Perhaps the two best representations of progressive Buddhism ...eBook
by Lars Fogelin
<p><em>An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism</em> is a comprehensive survey of Indian Buddhism from its origins in the 6th century BCE, through its ascendance in the 1st millennium CE, and its eventual decline in mainland South Asia by ...eBook
<p>Buddhist temples are some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring examples of religious architecture ever created. This helpful handbook is a guide to the finest examples from around the world. Many of the earliest books, particularly those ...eBook
Teachings, History and Practices
by Peter Harvey
In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West. Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition ...eBook
by Pedram Shojai
<i>The Art of Stopping Time </i>guides the reader through 100 practices to help busy people practice mindfulness and a slowing of time wherever they might be- in the shower, sitting in traffic, or dealing with an overflowing inbox. <br><br>Our ...
Stories and Essential Teachings From A Monk's Life
by Thich Nhat Hanh
<p>This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking and inspiring. Collected here for the first time, these stories span his life. There are stories from his ...eBook
by Pema Chodron
Based on talks given during a one-month meditation retreat at Gampo Abbey, where Pema lives and teaches, this book's teachings focus on learning how to truly live in one's skin without embarrassment or harshness--and to love oneself and one's ...
by Dalai Lama
<p>Happily, we do not have to remain trapped by the past. His Holiness reveals how life-enhancing Buddhist practices, as relevant today as they have ever been, can help us break free from the cycles of suffering that ensnare us. He encourages useBook
by ADAM PEARCEY
This selection features profound, provocative, and at times humorous texts from some of the leading figures associated with the RimU tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, including Patrul Rinpoche, Jamgon Mipham, and Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima. The ...
The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom
by Amy Paris Langenberg
<p>Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participantseBook
The Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Blazing Splendor paints an intimate portrait of the lost culture of Old Tibet and of a remarkable man who inspired thousands. A memoir in the form of tales told by Rinpoche toward the end of his life, the book spans his lifetime -- a lifetime ...
by Dalai;Tutu, Desmond; Lama
"<b>I want to wish all of you joy-because there is no better gift.</b> Two spiritual masters, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom in this uplifting book. I promise you, it's the best $26 you can spend.' Oprah Winfrey ...