All Is Change
The Two-Thousand-Year Journey of Buddhism to the West
Hardcover ISBN: 0316741566
A history of Buddhism's journey and entry into the western world explores such topics as the early exchanges between the classical Greeks and the Buddhists of India, the influence of Buddhism on western philosophers, and the current fascination with the Dalai Lama. 25,000 first printing.
The Luminous Wisdom of Jigme Phuntsok
Paperback ISBN: 1559394501
Personal and heartfelt teachings on the Buddhist path by one of the most influential Tibetan lamas of the twentieth century, compiled and edited by an acclaimed Tibetan scholar and leader of a key center of Buddhist learning. Jigme Phuntsok presents the core of the Tibetan Buddhist path in this series of dharma talks collected by his student Khenpo Sodargye. Oriented toward the ultimate well-being of students, his teachings are inviting, intimate, and direct, revealing profound insights on the way of right practice and steering the reader clear of the pitfalls they will inevitably face along the way. Taken together, these talks offer a concise handbook for Buddhist practice that readers will want to return to again and again for encouragement and guidance.
Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
Paperback ISBN: 1573229377
Draws on the principles of Buddhism to discuss the potentially devastating impact of anger on human health and offers a variety of stories, techniques, and tools designed to help transform anger into peace and bring harmony and healing into one's life.
The Art of Happiness
A Handbook for Living
Hardcover ISBN: 1594488894
An updated edition of a best-selling classic by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Tibetan spiritual leader shares counsel on how to dedicate one's life to the pursuit of happiness while drawing on Buddhist principles in order to overcome obstacles and find inner peace.
At Hell's Gate
A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
Hardcover ISBN: 159030134x
Haunted by his wartime experiences in Vietnam, this soldier stopped running from his past and learned to face his pain during a meditation retreat led by Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn--now he leads peace pilgrimages through war-torn and war-scarred places around the world.
Biography and the Early Formation of Geluk Identity
Paperback ISBN: 1614291640
Delve into the biographies of Tsongkhapa, Khedrup, and Jetsunpa. In Authorized Lives, Elijah Ary, former Geluk monk, recognized tulku, and Harvard-trained scholar, looks at various commonly accepted conceptions of Tsongkhapa's biography. He demonstrates how these conceptions evolved in the decades after his death. Authorized Lives is the first work devoted to early Geluk history and to the role of biographies in shifting established lineages. As the dominant tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that provides the intellectual backdrop for the Dalai Lama's teachings, the Geluk lineage traces its origins to the figure of Tsongkhapa Losang Drakpa (1357-1419). Gelukpas today believe Tsongkhapa is a manifestation of the bodhisattva Manjushri and revere him with his two heart disciples, Gyaltsap and Khedrup. But as Elijah Ary, a former Geluk monk and Harvard-trained scholar, points out, both of these conceptions of Tsongkhapa arose many decades after his death. Delving into the early Geluk biographical tradition, Ary follows the tracks of this evolution in the biographies of Tsongkhapa, Khedrup, and the influential early Geluk writer and reformer Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen.
A Guidebook for Compassionate Action
Paperback ISBN: 1611806321
"For many years Pema Chdrèon's books have opened a door into a revolutionary way of living by developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of our lives. In Becoming Bodhisattvas, Pema invites readers to venture further and presents the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges we all face. And she offers readers a window into the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva, a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy--the keys to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Here Pema offers a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives."--
Before He Was Buddha
The Life of Siddhartha
Hardcover ISBN: 1569751366
A professor of Buddhism and former Buddhist monk draws on two-thousand-year-old Sanskrit texts to present a human portrait of Buddha that reveals the strength and gentleness of Buddha's character and the compassion of his teachings. 20,000 first printing. IP.