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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...


Unfathomable Depths

by Sekkei Harada, Daigaku Rumme, Hongliang Gu & Heiko Narrog Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Navigate a forgotten classic poem and enrich your practice with famed Zen master Sekkei Harada.

Three of the most pressing issues in any discussion of modern Zen are the true nature and function of Dharma transmission,...


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...


Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo

by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Shohaku Okumura & Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead Wisdom Publications (November 04, 2014)

Abandon your treasured delusions and hit the road with one of the most important Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan.

Eschewing the entrapments of vanity, power, and money, "Homeless" Kodo Sawaki Roshi refused...


Free Yourself

by Carolyn Hobbs & James Baraz Wisdom Publications (October 14, 2014)

Discover your inherent capacity to overcome obstacles and find unlimited joy—with these quick and easy tools.

Though the voice of our heart may be buried beneath the shouts of our ego and the clamors of our...


Don't Worry, Be Grumpy

by Ajahn Brahm Wisdom Publications (October 21, 2014)

Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and...


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...


Inside the Grass Hut

by Ben Connelly & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (July 08, 2014)

Enter the mind and practice of Zen: apply the insights of one of Zen's classic poems to your life--here and now.

Destined to become a trusted, dog-eared companion.

Shitou Xiqian’s “Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage”...


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...


Introduction to the Lotus Sutra

by Yoshiro Tamura, Michio Shinozaki & Gene Reeves Wisdom Publications (July 15, 2014)

The Lotus Sutra--one of the most popular Buddhist classics--is here accessibly introduced by one of its most eminent scholars.

"Soon after entering university in December of 1943, I was sent to the front as a...


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...


Sit With Less Pain

by Jean Erlbaum, Michelle Antonisse & Frank Jude Boccio Wisdom Publications (June 17, 2014)

Relieve and release the stiffness that comes from prolonged sitting—at a desk, behind the wheel, or on a meditation cushion—with these easy-to-follow exercises.

All meditators know the discomfort of cramping...


Meditation on Perception

by Henepola Gunaratana Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2014)

Use the unique Buddhist practice of meditation on perception, as taught by the best-selling author of Mindfulness in Plain English, to learn how shifting your perspective can transform mental and physical health....


Dongshan's Five Ranks

by Ross Bolleter Wisdom Publications (May 20, 2014)

The first in-depth English commentary on the Five Ranks—a core text of the Zen tradition that teaches what can't be taught—which contains new translations of all of the key texts of the Five Ranks cycle....


Shingon Refractions

by Mark Unno Wisdom Publications (May 13, 2014)

Shingon Buddhism arose in the eighth century and remains one of Japan's most important sects, at present numbering some 12 million adherents. As such it is long overdue appropriate coverage. Here, the well-respected...


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...


Bad Dog!

by Lin Jensen Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

What would happen if, instead of bolting your doors against the intrusion of demons you invited them in?

Bad Dog! is a vivid testament to the unforeseen love, beauty, and redemption discovered in the most difficult...


Living Yogacara

by Tagawa Shun'ei & Charles Muller Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing...


Essentials of Mahamudra

by Thrangu Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

What would you see if you looked directly at your mind?

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings...


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...


Dignity and Discipline

by Thea Mohr & Jampa Tsedroen Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

When the Buddha established his community over twenty-five centuries ago, he did so upon a foundation of radical equality among women and men. And indeed, the earliest Buddhist scriptures celebrate the teachings...


Creation and Completion

by Jamgon Kongtrul, Sarah Harding & Thrangu Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Creation and Completion represents some of the most profound teachings of Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-99), one of the true spiritual and literary giants of Tibetan history. Though brief, it offers a lifetime of advice...


Buddhism Between Tibet and China

by Matthew Kapstein Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of...


The Book of Kadam

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

The Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atisa and his principal Tibetan student, Dromtonpa. Although it no longer exists as an independent...


Taking the Result as the Path

by Cyrus Stearns & Sakya Trizin Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

The tradition known as the Path with the Result, or Lamdre, is the most important tantric system of meditation practice and theory in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an unprecedented...


Scripture, Logic, Language

by Tom J. F. Tillemans & E. Gene Smith Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Dharmakirti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits, and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakirti...


Mahamudra

by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, Lobsang P Lhalungpa & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (April 14, 2014)

Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions...


Daughters of Emptiness

by Beata Grant Wisdom Publications (June 04, 2012)

Women played major roles in the history of Buddhist China, but given the paucity of the remaining records, their voices have all but faded. In Daughters of Emptiness, Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering...


Like a Yeti Catching Marmots

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2012)

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...


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...


Unlimiting Mind

by Andrew Olendzki Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Both broad and deep, this eye-opening book is one of the best available overviews of the radical psychological teachings underlying the Buddhist approach to freedom and peace. Sophisticated without being daunting,...


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...


One City

by Ethan Nichtern Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2011)

What you wear. What you say. What you think/ignore/buy/don't buy... Welcome to One City-Population: Everyone-where EVERYTHING you do matters. You've lived here your whole life, whether you know it or not.

Ethan...


Mindful Therapy

by Thomas Bien Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)

Welcome and much-needed addition to the literature for psychotherapists, therapists-in-training, and occupational therapists and other types of teachers. Mindful Therapy offers to them ways to bring the teachings...


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...


The Mindful Writer

by Dinty W. Moore Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2012)

Going beyond the typical "how to write" book, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits,...


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...


Essence of the Heart Sutra

by Thupten Jinpa & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (September 10, 2005)

For more than two thousand years, the Heart Sutra has been part of the daily life of millions of Buddhists. This concise text, so rich and laden with meaning, concentrates the very heart of Buddhism into a powerful...


The Long Discourses of the Buddha

by Maurice Walshe & Sumedho Thera Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This...


Bhutan

by John Berthold & Lyonpo Thinley Gyamtsho Wisdom Publications (October 11, 2005)

Regarded as the "crown jewel of the Himalayas," the Kingdom of Bhutan is the last remaining independent country to support Buddhism as the official state religion. Photographed over the course of three years,...


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...


A Heart Full of Peace

by Joseph Goldstein & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (November 10, 2007)

Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know:...