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Zen Encounters with Loneliness

by Terrance Keenan Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Embark on a poignant and sometimes comic journey through Zen, poetry, and the transformative, personal practice of writing.

In Zen Encounters with Loneliness Terrance Keenan weaves together poetry, memoir, and...


Zen's Chinese Heritage

by Andy Ferguson, Steven Heine & Tenshin Reb Anderson Wisdom Publications (March 09, 2011)

Zen's Chinese Heritage traces twenty-five generations of inlightened Buddhist teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and poetry. The result is an intimate and profound human portrait...


Keep Me in Your Heart a While

by Dosho Port Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2008)

"After my death I will come back and haunt over you, checking on your practice." Dainin Katagiri Roshi, one of the greatest pioneers of Zen in America, said this frequently, teasing Dosho Port and his fellow...


Like a Waking Dream

by Lhundub Sopa, Paul Donnelly & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

Among the generation of elder Tibetan lamas who brought Tibetan Buddhism west in the latter half of the twentieth century, perhaps none has had a greater impact on the academic study of Buddhism than Geshe Lhundub...


Novice to Master

by Soko Morinaga & Belenda Attaway Yamakawa Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2012)

Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.

In his singularly humorous and...


The Lawudo Lama

by Jamyang Wangmo & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (September 23, 2013)

The Lawudo Lama presents two life stories along with an extended introduction laying out their social and cultural context. It takes place in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, the home of the famous Sherpa...


Great Disciples of the Buddha

by Nyanaponika, Hellmuth Hecker & Bodhi Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2012)

A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series.

Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters...


Blue Jean Buddha

by Sumi Loundon Kim & Jack Kornfield Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

In an age when the Dalai Lama's image has been used to sell computers, rock stars have used tantra to enhance their image, and for many, Nirvana calls to mind a a favorite band, what does Buddhism mean to twenty-somethings?...


Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

by Maura O'Halloran, Beth O'Halloran & Ruth O'Halloran Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing...


One Hundred Days of Solitude

by Jane Dobisz Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods....


The Voice that Remembers

by Joy Blakeslee, Adhe Tapontsang & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (November 12, 2012)

When Adhe Tapontsang--or Ama (Mother) Adhe, as she is affectionately known--left Tibet in 1987, she was allowed to do so on the condition that she remain silent about her twenty-seven years in Chinese prisons....


Journey to Mindfulness

by Henepola Gunaratana & Jeanne Malmgren Wisdom Publications (October 01, 1998)

Bhante Gunaratana - Bhante G., as he is affectionately called - has long been among the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West. Ordained at twelve, he would eventually become the first Buddhist chaplain...


The Magical Play of Illusion

by Trijang Rinpoche, Sharpa Tulku Tenzin Trinley & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (October 02, 2018)

The Dalai Lama’s teacher's autobiography offers glimpses into the young Dalai Lama's spiritual upbringing and his escape from Tibet.

Trijang Rinpoche was born to an aristocratic Tibetan family in 1901 and quickly...


Zen Odyssey: The Story of Sokei-an, Ruth Fuller Sasaki, and the Birth of Zen in

by Steven Zahavi Schwartz, Janica Anderson, Joan Watts & Sean Murphy Wisdom Publications (January 19, 2018)

Explore two lives—and a relationship—that profoundly shaped American Zen.

Ruth Fuller Sasaki and Sokei-an Shigetsu Sasaki: two pioneers of Zen in the West. Ruth was an American with a privileged life, even...


Journey to Mindfulness: The Autobiography of Bhante G.

by Henepola Gunaratana & Jeanne Malmgren Wisdom Publications (November 28, 2017)

The inspiring life-story of from the bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English—updated and expanded in honor of his 90th birthday.

Bhante Gunaratana—Bhante G., as he is affectionately called—has...


The Karmapas and Their Mahamudra Forefathers

by Sherap Phuntsok, Rigzin, Michele Martín & Seventeenth Karmapa et al. Wisdom Publications (September 13, 2016)

With lively, engaging stories and exquisite portraits, this volume is sure to inspire all.

“I believe the life a lama lives is the greatest instruction to the students who follow him or her. It is an instruction...


The Buddha's Apprentices

by Sumi Loundon Kim & Sharon Salzberg Wisdom Publications (June 14, 2016)

Sumi Loundon's Blue Jean Buddha was hailed by the New York Times Review of Books as "a bellwether anthology"--mapping the spiritual trails followed by a generation of American Buddhist youths. The Buddha's...


Hardcore Zen

by Brad Warner Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen...


Authorized Lives

by Elijah Ary Wisdom Publications (May 12, 2015)

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...


The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava

by Sangye Khandro, Chonam & Janet Gyatso Wisdom Publications (April 07, 2015)

This lucid translation of a rare Tibetan text makes available for the first time to Western readers the remarkable life story of Princess Madarava. As the principal consort of the eighth century Indian master...