Buddhism
Featured Items
Zen Words for the Heart: Hakuin's Commentary on the Heart Sutra
Zen Words for the Heart
Hakuin's Commentary on the Heart Sutra
by Hakuin
Paperback      ISBN: 1570621659
A collection of commentary and meditations by the great eighteenth-century Japanese Zen master on one of Buddhism's most famous scriptures combines Hakuin's own calligraphy and paintings with his teachings on shunyata. Original.
Mudra
Mudra
Paperback      ISBN: 0877730512
A mudra is a symbolic gesture or action that gives physical expression to an inner state. This book of poetry and songs of devotion, written by Chögyam Trungpa between 1959 and 1971, is spontaneous and celebratory. This volume also includes the ten traditional Zen oxherding pictures accompanied by a unique commentary that offers an unmistakably Tibetan flavor. Fans of this renowned teacher will enjoy the heartfelt devotional quality of this early work.
How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America
How the Swans Came to the Lake
A Narrative History of Buddhism in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736316
Traces the history of Buddhism in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present and examines its various forms
Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life As Spiritual Path
Ordinary Magic
Everyday Life As Spiritual Path
Paperback      ISBN: 0877735972
A collection of essays shows how to apply the art of meditation to everyday life
It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness
It's Easier Than You Think
The Buddhist Way to Happiness
Paperback      ISBN: 0062512943
A Buddhist teacher brings the message and tenets of the religion to a larger audience through a collection of simple stories and anecdotes that seek to imply rather than tell the reader the Buddha's wisdom. Reprint. PW.
Shifting Worlds, Changing Minds: Where the Sciences and Buddhism Meet
Shifting Worlds, Changing Minds
Where the Sciences and Buddhism Meet
Paperback      ISBN: 0877733686
Argues that both science and Buddhism provide insights into life and have the potential to transform society
Zen and the Psychology of Transformation: The Supreme Doctrine
Zen and the Psychology of Transformation
The Supreme Doctrine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812729
Argues that Western psychology focuses on our problems rather than our possibilities, while Zen seeks to activate the potential of the individual and transform lives
Open Heart, Clear Mind
Open Heart, Clear Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0937938874
Will help many on the path of meditation and in dealing with life's everyday challenges.--Asian Foodbookery
The Life of Milarepa: A New Translation from the Tibetan
The Life of Milarepa
A New Translation from the Tibetan
Paperback      ISBN: 0140193502
The Life of Milarepa is the most beloved story of the Tibetan people amd one of the greatest source books for the contemplative life in all world literature. This biography, a true folk tale from a culture now in crisis, can be read on several levels: a personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a profoundly detailed guidebook in the search for consciousness. It presents the quest for spiritual perfection, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint. But it is also a powerful and graphic folk tale, full of magic, disaster, feuds, deceptions, and humor. This definitive translation, originally published in 1977, was the first to appear in any Western language in half a century and renders this classic of spiritual literature into a simple modern English that reflects the direct power of the original.
Taming the Tiger: Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness and Universal Compassion
Taming the Tiger
Tibetan Teachings on Right Conduct, Mindfulness and Universal Compassion
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815698
Taming the tiger of the mind is a necessary step on the path to personal growth and self-mastery. With wit and wisdom, Akong Tulku Rinpoche teaches how to confront and subdue the ceaseless mental chatter within. True peace, he explains, may be achieved through a practical program for cultivating awareness and bringing the spiritual into everyday life. Only then may we find the sort of happiness that also brings happiness to others. The author explores the pitfalls that result from our habits of thought. He discusses such things as motivation and compassion and how one can aspire to right conduct through the practice of mindfulness. An introductory guide to using the key concepts of Tibetan Buddhism in everyday life. Includes a series of practical exercises by which to change our patterns of living and thinking. Practiced consistently, these can provide a basis for self-knowledge, mind therapy, and self-healing. 1967, Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (author of Meditation in Action) founded the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in theWest.