Buddhism
All Is Change: The Two-Thousand-Year Journey of Buddhism to the West
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 Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
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
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.
Authorized Lives: Biography and the Early Formation of Geluk Identity
Authorized Lives
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.
The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk
The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk
Paperback      ISBN: 0802135749
Describes the author's youth, his decision to become a monk, the Communist Chinese invasion of 1950, and his tenure at a labor camp
Becoming Bodhisattvas: A Guidebook for Compassionate Action
Becoming Bodhisattvas
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."--
A Beginner's Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers
A Beginner's Guide to Meditation
Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800579
A practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, with pointers from some of today's most respected Buddhist teachers, including Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, Cyndi Lee, and Sharon Salzberg. As countless meditators have learned firsthand, meditation practice can positively transform the way we see and experience our lives. This authoritative guide to Buddhist meditation will introduce readers to the practice, explain how it is approached in the main schools of Buddhism, and offer advice and inspiration from Buddhism's most renowned and effective meditation teachers, including Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Matthieu Ricard. Topics include how to build excitement and energy to start a meditation routine and keep it going, setting up a meditation space, working with and through boredom, what to look for when seeking others to meditate with, how to know when it's time to try doing a formal meditation retreat, how to bring the practice "off the cushion" with walking meditation and other practices, and much more.
A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical Reflections
A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan
Autobiographical Reflections
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611802059
"Personal reminiscences of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist master, ranging from touching memoir to humorous storytelling, from sharp cultural commentary to deeply felt verse--illustrated with rare photos in full color. Illustrated with color photos published for the first time, this collage of reminiscences affords a rare glimpse into the life of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist teacher. The author sets a magical mood as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as one of seven children of a renowned Nyingma master. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and tender sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and America, he presents thumbnail sketches of people and places, as well as sharp-sightedcommentary on Western cultural trends and Dharma students' positive and negative qualities. More than just an autobiography, this written offering is an expression of Rinpoche's wisdom, compassion, and personal realization"--
Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse
Brilliant Moon
The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1590307631
The world of Tibet before the Chinese invasion is evoked in this memoir of the modern master and of his training in the era when life in his homeland revolved around the great monasteries and their teachers. Dilgo Khyentse also chronicles his life after his escape to Bhutan, and the extension of his teaching around the world. This book also includes reminiscences of Khyentse Rinpoche by those who knew him best.
Buddha
Buddha
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670891932
A portrait of the Buddha explores his identities both as an archetypal religious icon and as a man, chronicling his journey from his decision to leave a life of ease and power to his attainment of spiritual enlightenment.