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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...


Know Where You're Going

by Ayya Khema Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Experience a complete meditation course with one of the West’s most renowned Buddhist teachers.

Know Where You're Going provides a full course of instruction in Buddhist meditation and reflection, and contains...


The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism

by Paul Copp Columbia University Press (September 09, 2014)

Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned against the dangers of the wilds, or invoked to heal the sick and bring ease to the dead, incantations were pervasive features of Buddhist practice in late medieval...


Buddhism

by Thubten Chodron, Dalaï Lama & Henepola Gunaratana Wisdom Publications (November 18, 2014)

Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.

Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from...


Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

by Evan Thompson & Stephen Batchelor Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian...


Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

by Sarah H. Jacoby Columbia University Press (September 16, 2014)

Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé...


Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

by Jonathan C. Gold Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth–fifth century C.E.) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahayana tradition, and his concise, influential...


Dying: What Happens When We Die?: A Selection from Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

by Evan Thompson Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

In the ancient Indian epic, Mahabharata, the Lord of Death asks, “What is the most wondrous thing in the world?”, and his son answers, “It is that all around us people can be dying and we don’t believe...


Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong: The Drunken Wisdom of China's Most Famous Chan Buddhist Monk

by Guo Xiaoting, John Robert Shaw & Victoria Cass Tuttle Publishing (August 26, 2014)

Follow the brilliant and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to become one of China's greatest folk heroes!

Ji Gong studied at the great Ling Yin monastery, an immense...


Zen Cancer Wisdom

by Suzanne Friedman Wisdom Publications (September 09, 2014)

With a much-needed sense of levity, Daju Suzanne Friedman teaches the art of keeping one’s body, mind, and spirit together while living with cancer.

"Layman Wang once asked his attendant,'What would you do...


The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha's Radical Teachings of Forgiveness, Compassion, and Kindness

by Noah Levine HarperOne (April 05, 2011)

“The Buddha’s teachings are not a philosophy or a religion; they are a call to action and invitation to revolution.”

Noah Levine, author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is...


Spells, Images, and Mandalas: Tracing the Evolution of Esoteric Buddhist Rituals

by Koichi Shinohara Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization...


The Grace in Aging

by Kathleen Dowling Singh Wisdom Publications (August 05, 2014)

Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth.

Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight...


Himalayan Passages

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin Wisdom Publications (August 12, 2014)

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


The Weeping Buddha

by Heather Dune Macadam Akashic Books (October 01, 2002)

National Book Award nominee Heather Dune Macadam presents her first mystery--as alluring as a Buddhist Koan.


Mind Training

by Thupten Jinpa, Shonu Gyalchok & Konchok Gyaltsen Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection is the earliest anthology of a special genre of Tibetan literature known as "mind training," or lojong in Tibetan. The principal focus of...


The Door to Satisfaction

by Thubten Zopa Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come...


Translating Totality in Parts: Chengguan's Commentaries and Subcommentaries to the Avatamska Sutra

by Guo Cheen UPA (March 25, 2014)

This book offers an annotated translation of two of preeminent Chinese Tang dynasty monk Chengguan’s most revered masterpieces. With this book, Chengguan’s Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra and The Meanings...


The Heart of the Universe

by Mu Soeng Wisdom Publications (February 10, 2010)

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.

This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with...


Awakening the Kind Heart

by Kathleen McDonald Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

Everyone appreciates kindness. A smile, a few friendly words, a show of concern when we're troubled or feeling unwell, an offer of help - gestures of kindness like these brighten our day and ease whatever sadness...


Realizing Genjokoan

by Shohaku Okumura & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto school of Zen, is renowned as one the world's most remarkable religious geniuses. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful...


Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

by Henepola Gunaratana Wisdom Publications (August 23, 2011)

In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering:...


The Art of Disappearing

by Brahm Wisdom Publications (October 20, 2011)

Whether mere bumps in the road or genuine crises, we live in a world of unwanted events that no willpower can prevent. In The Art of Disappearing, Ajahn Brahm helps us learn to abandon the headwind of false...


Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist

by Hee-Jin Kim & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

Eihei Dogen, the founder of the Japanese branch of the Soto Zen Buddhist school, is considered one of the world's most remarkable religious philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a comprehensive introduction...


Enlightenment to Go

by David Michie Wisdom Publications (December 13, 2011)

Essential reading for those seeking life-changing psychological tools and transcendent wisdom, Enlightenment to Go provides a lively and accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. With warmth, humor,...


Freeing the Heart and Mind

by Sakya Trizin, Kalsang Gyaltsen & Ani Junga Chodron Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2011)

His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion,...


The Book of Mu

by Melissa Myozen Blacker, James Ishmael Ford & John Tarrant Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)

The word "mu" is one ancient Zen teacher's response to the earnest question of whether even a dog has "buddha nature". Discovering for ourselves the meaning of the master's response is the urgent work of each...


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...


How to Meditate

by Kathleen McDonald & Robina Courtin Wisdom Publications (December 10, 2005)

What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who...


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...


How to Be Happy

by Thubten Zopa, Josh Bartok & Alisa Cameron Wisdom Publications (October 10, 2008)

In How to Be Happy, Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us find our good heart, the heart that rejoices in the happiness of others.

In How to Be Happy, Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us find our good heart, the heart that rejoices...


The Stories of the Lotus Sutra

by Gene Reeves & Rafe Martin Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

Stories are ancient and wondrous tools with the mysterious power to transform lives. And the stories and parables of the Lotus Sutra-one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts-are...


The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

by U Silananda, Ruth-Inge Heinze & Larry Rosenberg Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

An absolute essential of Buddhist thought and practice.

In addition to practitioners of Insight meditation, those who engage in other meditation forms such as dzogchen, mahamudra, and zazen will find that The...


Waking Up Together

by Ellen Jikai Birx & Charles Shinkai Birx Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Waking Up Together is written for those who want to journey to new depths of intimacy, both spiritually and in their love relationship. The book shows how a committed, long-term relationship can enhance spiritual...


Original Perfection

by Keith Dowman & Pema Rigdzin Wisdom Publications (July 22, 2013)

These early, foundational Dzogchen texts--clear, lyrical, and rich in metaphor--were smuggled into Tibet in the eighth century on white silk, written in goat-milk ink that would become visible only when exposed...


Daily Doses of Wisdom

by Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (August 19, 2013)

Daily Doses of Wisdom draws on the richness of Buddhist writings to offer a spiritual cornucopia that will illuminate and inspire day after day, year after year. Sources span a spectrum from ancient sages to...


Nothing Is Hidden

by Barry Magid Wisdom Publications (September 16, 2013)

In this inspiring and incisive offering, Barry Magid uses the language of modern psychology and psychotherapy to illuminate one of Buddhism's most powerful and often mysterious technologies: the Zen koan. What's...


A Hundred Thousand White Stones

by Kunsang Dolma & Evan Denno Wisdom Publications (May 20, 2013)

A Hundred Thousand White Stones is one young Tibetan woman's fearlessly told story of longing and change. Kunsang Dolma writes with unvarnished candor of the hardships she experienced as a girl in Tibet, violations...


The Mind and the Way

by Sumedho & Balangoda Anandamaitreya Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

What would life be like if each one of us chose compassion over anger, loving-kindness over hatred, awareness over ignorance? The Mind and the Way demonstrates a radically simple approach to life, one in which...


How to Wake Up

by Toni Bernhard Wisdom Publications (August 19, 2013)

Intimately and without jargon, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author...


Song of the Road

by Cyrus Stearns Wisdom Publications (December 17, 2012)

In Song of the Road, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502-66), a tantric master of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, weaves ecstatic poetry, song, and accounts of visionary experiences into a record of pilgrimage...


Wisdom Energy

by Thubten Yeshe, Thubten Zopa, Jonathan Landaw & Alexander Berzin Wisdom Publications (January 14, 2012)

Wisdom Energy is a simple and compelling introduction to Buddhism by two Tibetan lamas renowned for their insight and skill in teaching Westerners. Containing an entire meditation course, it goes to the heart...


The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

by Bodhi Wisdom Publications (November 13, 2012)

Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century...


If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break

by James Ishmael Ford Wisdom Publications (September 11, 2012)

Using vignettes and anecdotes from his own life - as well as quotations drawn from sources as varied as the Bible, Yiddish aphorisms, and stand-up comedy - Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister James...


The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

by Henepola Gunaratana Wisdom Publications (August 07, 2012)

In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer...


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...


Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path

by Takamaro Shigaraki & David Matsumoto Wisdom Publications (February 18, 2013)

In his Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, Takamaro Shigaraki examines Shin Buddhism anew as a practical path of spiritual growth and self-transformation, challenging assessments of the tradition as a passive religion...


Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

by Lhundub Sopa, Beth Newman, David Patt & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (October 28, 2007)

Geshe Lhundub Sopa's Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path, Tsongkhapa's monumental Lamrim Chenmo...


Walking the Way

by Robert Rosenbaum & Sojun Mel Weitsman Wisdom Publications (April 22, 2013)

Walking the Way affirms that, like yin and yang, the flowing spontaneity of Tao and the precise simplicity of Zen find perfect balance with one another. Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum brings the two traditions together...


Faces of Compassion

by Taigen Dan Leighton & Joan Halifax Wisdom Publications (May 15, 2012)

Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes...