344 books (18 pages) in this category
From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century
by Charles Holcombe
<p>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
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><em><strong>'Think of your house as an allegory for your body. Keep cleaning it every day.'</strong></em></p> <p><strong>In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional cleaning techniques that will help cleanse not onlyeBook
The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda
by Daisaku Ikeda
<p>'The natural sympathy and understanding of people everywheremust be the soil in which the new humanism can thrive.'</p> <p>For Daisaku Ikeda, whose words these are, education has long been one of the fundamental priorities of his work and ...eBook
by Garry Bannister
<p>Who am I? Am I this human body that is born and dies? Or am I something else? Although we cannot truly know the answer to such questions, we can be guided on a path that will eventually lead us home, to whomever and whatever we really are. ...eBook
by George Lane
<p>The Mongol Empire was the mightiest land empire the world has ever seen. At its height it was twice the size of its Roman equivalent. For a remarkable century and a half it commanded a population of 100 million people, while the rule of ...eBook
Socially Engaged Buddhism in the UK
by Phil Henry
<p>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
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
Zen Is Not a Teaching, Zen Is an Alarm to Wake You Up!
<p>The feeling that it is five minutes to midnight is known to many by now, and is often referred to as the "Doomsday Clock." As the many crises faced by humanity and planet Earth gather and tumble toward an emergency, some have even reduced the
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
<p>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 ...eBook
by The Dalai Lama
This concise and extremely accessible presentation of the path of Tibetan Buddhism by the world's best-known Buddhist teacher shows how to apply Buddhist principles in our lives. <i>Introduction to Buddhism</i> contains three fundamental ...
<p>The life of the great Anagarika Dharmapala, who was the first to 'girdle the globe with the Master's Message' is told here by Sangharakshita with a vividness and passion that has inspired generations of Buddhists. The volume also includes a ...eBook
<p>It is all too easy either to think obsessively, or to not think enough. But how do we think usefully? How do we reflect? Like any art, reflection can be learnt and developed, leading to a deeper understanding of life and to the fullness of ...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. 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 Thubten Chodron
Awaken Every Day offers reflections for each day of the year, helping readers cultivate meaning in our own lives and contribute to the well-being of others. Venerable Thubten Chodron is beloved for her ability to help people understand key ...
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 ...