Category: Oriental & Indian Philosophy

Asian Philosophies
With an inside view from an expert in the field, solid scholarship, and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies invites students and professors to think along with the great thinkers of the Asian traditions. John...

30.05.2014

The Complete Works of Lao Tzu : Tao Teh Ching and Hua Hu Ching
Written around 500 B.C., the 'Tao Teh Ching' is one of the most frequently translated and most cherished works in the world. 'The Complete Works of Lao Tzu' by Hua-Ching Ni is a remarkable elucidation of the...

01.08.2017

The Compass of Zen
The Compass of Zen is a simple, exhaustive--and often hilarious--presentation of the essence of Zen by a modern Zen Master of considerable renown. In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master...

05.12.2015

Kuan Yin Chronicles : The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion
Kuan Yin is the most important, best-loved deity in the Chinese world. She is the living expression of compassion and the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Yet she is barely known in the West. The authors...

19.06.2014

The Tao of Pooh/the Te of Piglet
Who would have though that Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, A.A. Milne's beloved storybook characters, would cause such a stir demonstrating the fundamentals of Taoist philosophy? A perfect gift for any occasion, these two...

14.03.2015

The Zen of Eating : Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems
When it comes to weight loss, the emphasis today is shifting away from fad diets and compulsive workouts toward sane, sensible techniques that incorporate both the mind and the body. This is the first book to apply the...

20.03.2012

Zen Cosmology : Dogen's Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview: Dogen's Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview
Zen Cosmology brings the Zen vision of reality forward and westward to observe it within the accumulated achievements of humankind's 'grand discussion.'

21.04.2015

A Way to Reconcile the World : Aikido Stories from Everyday Life
A collection of over 80 aikido stories from aikido practitioners around the world about the impact of their practice in everyday life. The story tellers range from almost the complete beginner to the most seasoned sensei....

27.10.2013

How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on the Way to China
Why did some Buddhist translators in China interpolate terms designating an agent which did not appear in the original texts? The Chinese made use of raw material imported from India; however, they added some seasoningsA"...

13.07.2016

Chan Heart, Chan Mind : A Meditation on Serenity and Growth
A great book for those familiar with Zen, newcomers curious about Chan, and anyone who appreciates beauty. Enter the essence of Chinese Zen from the perspective of a young, dynamic, Western-educated teacher. Master Guojun offers...

21.12.2010

Luz Sobre los Yoga Sutras de Patanjali
Written by Patanjali more than 2,000 years ago, this collection of sutras is the earliest and most revered holy reference on the practice of yoga, containing nearly 200 aphorisms filled with wisdom on the practice. In this...

31.08.2014

After Buddhism : Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
A renowned Buddhist teacher's magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition's earliest texts Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the...

06.05.2011

Zen Masters of China : The First Step East
Zen Masters of China presents more than 300 traditional Zen stories and koans, far more than any other collection. Retelling them in their proper place in Zen's historical journey, it also tells a larger story: how, in...

07.09.2010

The Spiritual Teachings of Yoga
There is an ancient philosophy behind yoga practice that is rarely taught in the west. The ancient wisdom of Yoga gives us a way of life, a path, that is at least five thousand years old. The word yoga actually means union, and...

08.05.2014

The Eight Gates of Zen : A Program of Zen Training
This accessible introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen Buddhism includes a program of study that encompasses practically every aspect of life. The American Zen teacher John Daido Loori shows us that Zen practice...

02.02.2016

Zen Bow, Zen Arrow : The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from Zen in the Art of Archery
Here are the inspirational life and teachings of Awa Kenzo (1880-1939), the Zen and kyudo (archery) master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel's cult classic "Zen in the Art of...

30.03.2012

All Else is Bondage : Non Volitional Living
These 34 essays, poems and dialogues based on Taoist and Buddhist thought constitute a guide to what the author calls non-volitional living - the ancient understanding that our efforts to grasp our true nature are futile....

09.10.2016

Foundations of Confucian Ethics : Virtues, Roles, and Selves
This book examines the competing ethical and virtue ethical accounts of the philosophical foundations of Confucius' ethical teachings in the Analects. Confucius teaches that filial piety, or respect for one's parents...

12.07.2017

Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy : Studies in the Composition and Thought of the <i>Shangshu</i> (Classic of Documents)
Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy is the first book in any Western language to explore the composition, language, thought, and early history of the Shangshu (Classic of Documents), one of the pillars of the Chinese...

03.12.2017

Zen-Brain Reflections
This sequel to the widely read Zen and the Brain continues James Austin's explorations into the key interrelationships between Zen Buddhism and brain research. In Zen-Brain Reflections, Austin, a clinical neurologist,...

15.08.2016

Peace is Every Step
In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations...

18.09.2017

Mindful Politics : A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place
"I've studied politics my entire life. It's been because of my time working on this book that I've finally learned what's really important in politics." So says Melvin McLeod, editor of Mindful...

29.05.2014

Cultivating Spirituality : A Modern Shin Buddhist Anthology
Cultivating Spirituality is a seminal anthology of Shin Buddhist thought, one that reflects this tradition's encounter with modernity. Shin (or Jod? Shinsh?) is a popular form of Pure Land Buddhism, the most widely...

15.10.2016

Maps Of The Profound
Maps of the Profound is a monumental achievement. Drawing on a lifetime's experience with leading figures in Tibetan oral scholarly traditions, Jeffrey Hopkins presents the most comprehensive and detailed exploration...

03.10.2010

Momma Zen : Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood
Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, "Momma Zen" distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom. Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen...

23.03.2011

The East in the Light of the West: Pt. 1-3 : The Birth of Christian Esotericism in the Twentieth Century and the Occult Powers That Oppose it
This major work comprises a comprehensive study of Eastern and Western esoteric streams and the occult powers that stand behind them. In Part 1 Prokofieff discusses the spiritual movement of Agni Yoga, presented to the world by...

19.10.2013

The Forerunner of All Things : Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency
Scholars have long been intrigued by the Buddha's defining action (karma) as intention. This book explores systematically how intention and agency were interpreted in all genres of early Theravada thought. It offers a...

12.09.2010

Open Heart, Open Mind : A Guide to Inner Transformation
In Open Heart, Open Mind, Tsoknyi Rinpoche--one of the most beloved of the contemporary generation of Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters--explains that a life free of fear, pain, insecurity, and doubt is not only possible,...

13.02.2015

Tao Te Ching : An Illustrated Journey
Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the...

28.07.2013

The Seeds of Love : Growing Mindful Relationships
Using the garden as metaphor, The Seeds of Love offers a process for creating mindfulness. From a Buddhist perspective, everything affects our consciousness and enters metaphorically as a seed. Through the development of the...

11.06.2012

A Western Approach to Reincarnation and Karma : Selected Lectures and Writings
The soul's immortality and its repeated earthly births are not new ideas in Western thought. They are implicit in the Pythagorean and Platonic traditions, as well as in some branches of esoteric Judaism and Cabbala. But it...

27.01.2013

Gate of the Heart : Understanding the Writings of the Bab
Co-published with the Association for Baha'i Studies In 1844 a charismatic young Persian merchant from Shiraz, known as the Bab, electrified the Shi'ih world by claiming to be the return of the Hidden Twelfth Imam of...

23.08.2014

Tai Chi Fa Jin : Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy
A guide to the seemingly effortless yet explosively powerful martial art techniques of Fa Jin - Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defense as well as healing - Explores how to counter the natural...

12.09.2014

The Sage's Tao Te Ching : Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life
The tenth anniversary edition of William Martin's free-verse interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, written expressly for those coming into the fullness of their wisdomLao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, one of the world's...

10.11.2014

Why Buddhism is True
New York Times Bestseller From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright...

12.09.2016

Healing Emotions : Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions and Health
Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes--and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent...

14.07.2013

Red Thread Zen : Humanly Entangled in Emptiness
Love, attachment, the passions, gender, carnality, birth, bodily being, mortality, belonging, suffering, hope, despair, personhood, imagination, vitality, the struggle to be fully human  how do these things dwell wholly in...

08.10.2011

Taking Our Places
This engaging contemplation of maturity addresses the long neglected topic of what it means to grow up, and provides a hands-on guide for skilfully navigating the demands of our adult lives. Growing up happens whether we like...

21.03.2013

Madhyamaka and Yogacara : Allies or Rivals?
Madhyamaka and Yogacara are the two principal schools of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. While Madhyamaka asserts the ultimate emptiness and conventional reality of all phenomena, Yogacara is idealistic. This collection of essays...

15.08.2010

Brahman and Dao : Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Although there are various studies comparing Greek and Indian philosophy and religion, and Chinese and Western philosophy and religion, Brahman and Dao: Comparatives Studies in Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion is a...

25.03.2012

A Study of Dogen : His Philosophy and Religion
This complete translation of Masao Abe's essays on Dogen probes the core of the Zen master's philosophy and religion. This work analyzes Dogen's formative doubt concerning the notion of original awakening as the...

04.10.2012

Living and Dying in Zazen
"Living and Dying in Zazen "combines the life stories and teaching of five teachers--Kodo Sawaki, Sodo Yokoyama, Kozan Kato, Motoko Ikebe, and Uchiyama--associated with Antaiji monastery and the story of Bravermen and...

29.07.2016

Endless Path
In print since the 5th century BCE, 550 jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the 'Pali Canon'. From this wealth of folklore, Rafe Martin has chosen ten tales that illustrate the ideals of the...

02.01.2012

The Way of Korean ZEN
The power and simplicity of the Korean Zen tradition shine in this collection of teachings by a renowned modern master, translated by Martine Batchelor. Kusan Sunim provides a wealth of practical advice for students,...

08.01.2013

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way : Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
BLA new translation from the Tibetan, with a verse-by-verse philosophical commentary in English Mulamadhyamakakarika is the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism and is one of the most influential works in the history of...

09.07.2015

Classical Samkhya and Yoga
Samkhya and Yoga are two of the oldest and most influential systems of classical Indian philosophy. This book provides a thorough analysis of the systems in order to fully understand Indian philosophy. Placing particular...

14.11.2015

Zen: Tradition and Transition
Zen: Tradition and Transition brings together some of the foremost Zen masters and scholars to create a unique sourcebook for anyone interested in understanding this rich tradition, its history, and its current practice. The...

16.09.2014

The Oracle of Rama: India's Renowned Oracle : India's Renowned Oracle
"The Oracle of Rama shows us how we can make karmically appropriate choices so that we can live a life of joy and fulfillment" states Deepak Chopra. The Oracle Of Rama is perhaps the greatest oracle of India, as well...

14.01.2016

Become What You Are
"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe...

04.06.2017

How To Train A Wild Elephant
A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one's overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD--physician and Zen teacher--has developed a series of simple...

23.10.2010

Enrich Your Life with Virtue
In 'Enrich Your Life with Virtue', Hua-Ching Ni guides the reader through the practical application of virtue for the improvement of all aspects of human relationships. He teaches how to incorporate personal...

14.02.2014

Living in the Light of Death : Existential Philosophy in the Eastern Tradition, Zen, Samurai & Haiku
By developing an Eastern existential understanding of death from the perspective of Zen Buddhism, Bushido (the Way of the Samurai), and Japanese haiku poets, this book articulates an ethics of sincerity between the...

06.05.2012

Do You Do it or Does it Do You?
At the heart of the popularity of such spiritual teachers as Eckhart Tolle and Ken Wilber lies the spirit and intellectual passion of the seminal teacher who inspired them all?Alan Watts. Now, in response to our run-away...

02.05.2013

Basic Practices of Universal Healing Tao : An Illustrated Guide to Levels 1 Through 6
Organized progressively by level and system for quick reference during practice or teaching, this illustrated guide covers all of the foundational exercises in the Universal Healing Tao's first 6 levels of instruction....

11.12.2015

Nectar of Immortality : Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Discourses on the Eternal
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981), a revered master of the Tantric Nath lineage, is an inspiring example of an ordinary family man who attained complete realization of the Infinite. Living the absolute nonduality of Being in...

11.11.2011

Shobogenzo: v. 2 : The True Dharma-eye Treasury
"Shobogenzo: The True Dharma-eye Treasury" (Taisho Number 2582) is the masterwork of the thirteenth-century Zen master Eihei Dogen, founder of the Soto sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism. This reprint edition presents...

21.01.2016

The Koan : Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism
Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition. This innovative religious practice is one of the most distinctive elements of this tradition, which originated in medieval China...

10.04.2014

Essential Yoga Sutra, the
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a classic Sanskrit treatise consisting of 195 -threads, - or aphorisms, describing the process of liberation through yoga. Although little is known about Patanjali (most scholars estimate that he...

08.01.2014

American Buddhist Rebel : The Story of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
Winner of the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award, this acclaimed biography of the brilliant, controversial Buddhist teacher Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz (1950 - 1998) tells the story of a free-spirited, sports jock teenager who transforms into...

18.10.2015

Power of Breath
Often the simple act of breathing is overlooked, even by those who practice yoga, but this is the body's most fundamental physical process. Join renowned yoga and meditation teacher Swami Saradananda as she expertly shows...

13.04.2013

Mind Over Matter
This unique book by Master Shi Ming and Siao Weijia explores the Chinese science of mind/body and the refinement of consciousness in the higher martial arts.

21.04.2016

Samantabhadra's Prayer Volume II
The Prayer of Samantabhadra, also known as "a prayer of excellent conduct" and also as "a king of prayers" is one of the five great prayers of the Great Vehicle tradition and one of the most popular prayers...

16.04.2012

Radical Beauty : How to Transform Yourself from the Inside Out
Instant New York Times Bestseller! Feel more beautiful, healthy, and energized than you have in years! Now, a revolutionary new way of helping you realize the true beauty that is your birthright! Deepak Chopra, a leading...

28.12.2012

Silence Unheard : Deathly Otherness in Patanjala-Yoga
Silence Unheard maintains that the reality of Patanjali's Yogasutra is a profound silence barely and variously audible to the scholars and interpreters who approach it. Even the Yogasutra itself is an "approach,"...

09.08.2017

Buddhism and the Art of Psychotherapy
In this intriguing work, Hayao Kawai, Japan's first Jungian psychoanalyst, examines his own personal experience of how the Buddhism that was part of his culture gradually reacted to his becoming a Jungian.Kawai reviews his...

26.09.2015

The Dhammapada
Here are the words of the Buddha himself, setting forth his core beliefs. This books leads us to the spiritual path to the supreme Truth. Here is the guide to the Nirvana. This books is the most important document of the...

01.02.2012

Mudras of Yoga : 72 Hand Gestures for Healing and Spiritual Growth
Hand mudras have been used for centuries in yogic traditions to promote health and wellbeing, and they are considered valuable tools on the path of spiritual awakening.This card set provides 72 of the most important hand mudras...

22.12.2016

A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought : A Philosophical Interpretation
This book represents an ambitious attempt to remove the stumbling blocks that stand in the way of a dialogue between Chinese and world philosophy. Hansen's main goal is to present a unified theory of Classical Chinese...

13.08.2013

Commentaries on Living : Third Series
Krishnamurti's essential message is that to find truth, we must go beyond the limits of ordinary thought. In public talks worldwide, he strove to free listeners from conventional beliefs and psychological mind-sets in order...

11.02.2011

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East: Audio CD : 3 CD Set
Abridged version of volume's 1-3 from Baird Spalding's Far East travels in 1894 that played a ground-breaking role in introducing to the Western world the knowledge that there are Masters assisting and guiding...

08.06.2013

Spirituality : Transformation within and without
Today, we have access to every conceivable kind of knowledge about the world around us, yet few of us have even the dimmest knowledge of our innermost selves. Swami Rama - one of the most influential yogis to visit the Western...

22.02.2011

Bhagavad GI Ta : In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism
This treasure of knowledge was one of the last works by Swami Lakshmanjoo. He said, "It was a new revelation of the supreme secrets, hidden in the Kashmiri recension of the Bhagavad Gita." Based on Abhinavagupta's...

08.03.2015

Tai Chi
According to Time Magazine, tai chi is "the perfect exercise." Tai chi's incredible powers are reflected in its popularity. Over 200 million practitioners worldwide--young, old, athletic, sedentary, chronically...

11.07.2017

Making a Change for Good : A Guide to Compassionate Self-discipline
According to Zen teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy: "Life isn't the way it should be and it's my fault!" But, Huber says, no...

21.11.2012

Chi
Chi is the invisible energy of life that flows in and around us throughout the universe. Used skillfully, it can have a remarkable effect on health and vitality--to the degree that you'd be tempted to call it magical, if it...

17.05.2013

When Things Fall Apart : Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Pema Chodron's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by...

16.07.2011

Teach, Breathe, Learn
In Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions...

03.08.2011

Anger : The Seven Deadly Sins
Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one's health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead...

02.05.2013

Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth : A Brief History and Philosophy
For serious yoga practitioners curious to know the ancient origins of the art, Stephen Phillips, a professional philosopher and sanskritist with a long-standing personal practice, lays out the philosophies of action, knowledge,...

21.04.2015

Becoming Kuan Yin : The Evolution of Compassion
In his long career as a poet, Buddhist teacher, spiritual advisor, and writer, Stephen Levine has changed our understanding of death and dying. In "Becoming Kuan Yin," Levine's first new book in many years, he...

07.07.2011

How to Eat
How to Eat is part of the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, illuminating the basics of mindfulness practice. These short meditations cover everything from eating with others and enjoying our food to...

07.01.2012

Automasaje-Chi : Sistema Taoista de Rejuvenecimiento

05.12.2017

Zen Dawn : Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang
This important book brings together three long-lost texts, the earliest known writings on Zen.-- Records of the Teachers and Students of the Lanka presents a complete set of biographies of the Zen patriarchs.--...

06.11.2016

Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn
Hakuin Ekaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters ever to live. Originator of the famous koan  What is the sound of a single hand?" he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, and today...

17.06.2017

Transfinite Life : Oskar Goldberg and the Vitalist Imagination
Oskar Goldberg was an important and controversial figure in Weimar Germany. He challenged the rising racial conception of the state and claimed that the Jewish people were on a metaphysical mission to defeat race-based statism....

08.11.2016

The Daodejing of Laozi
2,500 years ago a little known government official in China wrote a book that has been translated more often than any other book in the world except the Bible. This book, the Daodejing (pronounced "Dow De Jing" and...

29.07.2015

The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume 2 : Intermediate Principles of Astrology
The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume II builds upon the previous work and takes us deeper into the heart of Jyotish. This book is based on an advanced tutorial course and is systematically arranged to expand upon the...

02.01.2014

The Misleading Mind : How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them
Buddhism asserts that we each have the potential to free ourselves from the prison of our problems. As practiced for more than twenty-six hundred years, the process involves working "with," rather than against, our...

21.09.2011

Jizo Bodhisattva : Guardian of Children, Travelers, and Other Voyagers
Jizo is an important bodhisattva or &quot;saint&quot; of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Most prominent today in Japanese Zen, Jizo is understood to be the protector of those journeying through the physical and...

04.09.2012

The Self : Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance
What is it to occupy a first-person stance? Is the first-personal idea one has of oneself in conflict with the idea of oneself as a physical being? How, if there is a conflict, is it to be resolved? The Self recommends a new way...

20.03.2011

Modern Buddhist Bible #
The first book to bring together the key texts of modern Buddhism In the last hundred years, the world, especially the West, has increasingly embraced the teachings of Buddhism. "A Modern Buddhist Bible" is the first...

18.02.2012

Reason's Traces : Identity and Interpretation in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Thought
Reason's Traces addresses some of the key questions in the study of Indian and Buddhist thought: the analysis of personal identity and of ultimate reality, the interpretation of Tantric texts and traditions, and Tibetan...

02.06.2014

Tao the Way of God
What is God? Why do we suffer? How can we heal ourselves and our world? What is the purpose of life? What happens when we die? What is the best way to pray? When you understand the way God works, you'll understand the...

19.02.2011

Yoga Psychology and the Transformation of Consciousness : Seeing Through the Eyes of Infinity
This unique volume takes readers on a journey through the evolution of consciousness that encompasses a billion years of terrestrial history.It does so from an explicitly spiritual perspective, yet does not conflict with...

17.03.2015

The Torch of Certainty
This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of...

05.03.2013

The Krishnamurti Reader
J. Krishnamurti was renowned for the penetrating insight and immediacy of his spiritual teachings. Radical in his day for seeking truth beyond the boundaries of religion, ideology, or tradition, he declared that "Truth is a...

19.09.2015

Dharma Deck
Humility, realization, hope and fulfillment, freedom, progress and reality--wouldn't you like to hear what the sages have had to say on these matters? Each card in this soulful deck offers a pure moment of sincere...

01.09.2012

Complete Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn : The Zen Records of Hakuin Ekaku
Following his translation of just over half the original text in 2014, Norman Waddell presents the complete teaching record of Zen master Hakuin, now available in English with extensive explanations, notes, and even the wry,...

02.04.2016

Classical Confucian Political Thought : A New Interpretation
The intellectual legacy of Confucianism has loomed large in efforts to understand China's past, present, and future. While Confucian ethics has been thoroughly explored, the question remains: what exactly is Confucian...

22.05.2011

ZEN and the Art of Happiness
The Zen of doing anything is doing it with a particular state of mind that brings the experience of enlightenment - and through that experience, happiness. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so...

23.08.2010

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
Tibetans accord The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa a classic status comparable to that of the Mahabharata and the Bible, and revere its author as probably the best single exemplar of the religious life. Milarepa was an...

27.05.2014

Zen Body-Being
In this inspiring guide, Peter Ralston presents a program of "physical education" for anyone interested in body improvement. Using simple, clear language to demystify the Zen mindset, he draws on more than three...

10.12.2010

The Monastery and the Microscope : Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mind, Mindfulness, and the Nature of Reality
An illuminating record of dialogues between the Dalai Lama and some of today's most prominent scientists, philosophers, and contemplatives In 2013, during a historic six-day meeting at a Tibetan monastery in southern India,...

28.06.2012

Dharma
This introductory work proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. By unfolding how, even in its developments as law and custom, dharma participates in nuanced and multifarious understandings of the term that...

20.07.2016

Notes on Spiritual Discourses of Shri Atmananda : Volume 1
Volume 1 of 3 of a collection of spiritual discourses by Shri Atmananda (Krishna Menon, 1883-1959), a living representative of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta and one of the great sages of the modern world. The discourses were...

04.12.2011

Tibet on Fire : Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation
Using Kenneth Burke's concept of dramatism as a way of exploring multiple motivations in symbolic expression, Tibet on Fire examines the Tibetan self-immolation movement of 2011-2015. The volume asserts that the...

21.12.2016

The Three Sisters of the Tao: Essential Conversations with Chinese Medicine, I Ching and Feng Shui
Enter the transformational world of the Three Sisters of the Tao - Chinese Medicine, I Ching and Feng Shui - with best-selling author Terah Kathryn Collins as she chronicles their sagacious counsel on how to sustain - or regain...

13.08.2013

Indian Madhyamaka Buddhist Philosophy After Nagarjuna, Volume 1
Nagarjuna initiated the Madhyamaka tradition in Mahayana Buddhism that influenced Zen and the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Over the centuries, this tradition spawned in India two subtraditions and syncretic combinations with...

26.05.2011

Buddhism : A Beginner's Guide to Inner Peace and Fulfillment
Trusted Teacher Jack Kornfield Presents a Beginner's Guide to Buddhist Philosophy and PracticeThe teachings of Buddhism offer us a practical way to achieve the inner peace, fulfillment, and happiness that we all want....

09.05.2013

White Fire : Spiritual Insights and Teachings of Advaita Zen Master Mooji
White Fire is a collection of close to 800 sayings which encapsulate and compress Mooji's essential spiritual teachings into pill form. These end-of-the-road pointings, when swallowed, are like divine grenades that wipe out...

19.07.2017

Mushotoku Mind : The Heart of the Heart Sutra
Mushotoku mind means an attitude of no profit, no gain. It is the core of Taisen Deshimaru's Zen. This respected master, the head of Japanese Soto Zen for all of Europe, moved from Japan in 1967 and brought this work to...

02.04.2017

The Ending of Time : Where Philosophy and Physics Meet
The provocative and penetrating philosophical classic of science and spirituality--a discourse between the revered spiritual leader Krishnamurti and renowned physicist Dr. David Bohm, exploring the origin of human conflict and...

10.01.2011

Nirvana: The Last Nightmare : Learning to Trust in Life
Nirvana has become an idealized word associated with the juxtaposition of a cult rock celebrity who died before his time and a vague new age version of Eastern religion. An altered state to be hoped for, but likely...

24.09.2010

Food for the Heart : The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah
Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many American and European seekers, and helped shape the American...

20.10.2010

Luminous Heart
This superb collection of writings on buddha nature by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339) focuses on the transition from ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom, the characteristics of buddhahood, and a...

28.07.2013

Moonpaths : Ethics and Emptiness
The Mahayana tradition in Buddhist philosophy is defined by its ethical orientation-the adoption of bodhicitta, the aspiration to attain awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings. And indeed, this tradition is known for...

09.01.2012

The Heart Sutra Explained : Indian and Tibetan Commentaries
Renowned for its terse declaration of the perfection of wisdom, the Heart Sutra is the most famous of Buddhist scriptures. The author draws on previously unexamined commentaries, preserved only in Tibetan, to investigate the...

22.04.2016

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali : A New Translation and Commentary
Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali is the landmark scripture on classical yoga. The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their...

29.11.2015

Buddhism in a Week: Teach Yourself
Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime! In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge...

01.12.2012

Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga is a book by Swami Vivekananda about the path of Raja Yoga. It is one of the most well-known books by Vivekananda, who also wrote books on Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga. According to him, the goal of Raja Yoga...

20.02.2014

The Healing Power Of Mind
The true nature of our minds is enlightened and peaceful, as the depth of the ocean is calm and clear. But when we mentally grasp and emotionally cling to our wants and worries with all our energy, we lose our own enlightened...

13.08.2010

White Sail : Crossing the Waves of Ocean Mind to the Serene Continent of the Triple Gems
Buddhism teaches that enlightenment is our natural state; the problem is that we do not recognize this state, owing to the mind's confusion about its true nature. Thinley Norbu presents the Buddhist view in a way meant to...

27.08.2017

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
A humorous and honest collection of Buddhist wisdom from a Western beginner'As perspective. Instead of promising a straight and clear path to enlightenment, author and teacher Geri Larkin shows us that even stumbling along...

19.01.2016

Sivananda Buried Yoga
Why have the yoga teachers of the modern world chosen to reduce yoga to a system of gymnastic fitness and compromised its true essence by completely distorting it to fit into the modern lifestyle? Is asana all about physical...

08.02.2011

Attending Krishna's Image : Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth
There is a steady and growing scholarly, as well as popular interest in Hindu religion - especially devotional (bhakti) traditions as forms of spiritual practice and expressions of divine embodiment. Associated with this is the...

08.12.2016

The Record of Tung-Shan

28.03.2014

Art of Just Sitting : Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza
Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself to...

21.11.2010

The Sensitives: Sensitives - Dynamics and Dangers of Mysticism v. 11 : Dynamics & Dangers of Mysticism
An evaluation of mysticism, paranormal experience, sects and cults. It includes advice on trials that arise inevitably on the quest. It reports on: how to distinguish self-flattering illusions from authentic spiritual...

29.09.2015

Exquisite Love : Reflections on the Spiritual Life Based on Narada's Bhakti Sutra
The Bhakti S?tra attributed to N?rada is a collection of 84 aphoristic statements in Sanskrit, dating to the tenth to eleventh centuries in India, on the nature of love for Divinity, which the text describes as the highest, most...

21.06.2011

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophical Theories of Religion
The theories and methods used to study world religions and cultures continue to be rooted in Western philosophies. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Indian Philosophical Theories of Religion challenges the reliance on Western...

09.03.2012

The Dhammapada
Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. The Dhammapada is a collection of verses, gathered probably from direct disciples who...

18.05.2012

The Art Of Vinyasa
A radical presentation of the most rigorous form of contemporary yoga as meditation in motion. The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most...

20.03.2011

Yoga Nidra Meditation : The Sleep of the Sages
Known as the "yoga of conscious sleep," Yoga Nidra is an ancient Indian practice that allows you to consciously explore the states of wakefulness, dream, and deep sleep as well as your own psyche by combining deep...

09.10.2014

The Zen Way of Counseling : A Meditative Approach to Working with People
Svagito Liebermeister presents a way of counseling that is rooted in meditation. He examines the core aspects of a spiritual approach to therapy, beyond method and technique, focusing on the essentials of how personal growth and...

04.07.2014

Calming The Fearful Mind
In "Calming the Fearful Mind," Thich Nhat Hanh examines the roots of terrorism and fear, showing how both can be overcome through compassion and an open heart. Teaching that we will only be safe when we acknowledge our...

07.11.2016

Revolution from within
There must be a revolution in our thinking, declares the author, J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986), who remains one of our greatest philosophers and teachers of modern times. In this series of lectures, given in the U.S. and various...

17.01.2017

Perceiving Reality : Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy
What turns the continuous flow of experience into perceptually distinct objects? Can our verbal descriptions unambiguously capture what it is like to see, hear, or feel? How might we reason about the testimony that perception...

03.12.2014

Texts of Taoism: v. 1
These two volumes contain the complete James Legge translation of the sacred writings of the great mystical religion that for millennia has counterbalanced the official Confucianism of the Chinese state. Together with the...

27.10.2010

Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings : With Selections from Traditional Commentaries
Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years...

29.12.2015

Our Many Selves : Practical Yogic Psychology
Many of us face the difficulty of trying to change something in our nature, only to find that it is either difficult or virtually impossible. The key to solving this problem actually lies in a deeper understanding of the true...

05.09.2013

In Praise of Nothing

22.07.2013

Classics of Buddhism and ZEN: v. 2 : The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Volume Two of Classics of Buddhism and Zen contains teachings predominantly from the Japanese Zen tradition including the writings of Dogen, the founder and most venerated master of Japanese Zen. Also included is a translation...

09.09.2014

Solid Ground
Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times is a lively and topical book that offers guidance on how to respond to the individual crises that inevitably arise in all of our lives as well as to the political, economic, and...

07.11.2014

The Sage and the People : The Confucian Revival in China
After a century during which Confucianism was viewed by academics as a relic of the imperial past or, at best, a philosophical resource, its striking comeback in Chinese society today raises a number of questions about the role...

03.02.2016

Gandhi : Selected Writings
India's political and spiritual leader, Mahatma ("Great Soul") Gandhi led his country's struggle for independence from Britain through a campaign based on nonviolence and civil disobedience. Gandhi's...

10.12.2014

Contexts and Dialogue : Yogacara Buddhism and Modern Psychology on the Subliminal Mind
Are there Buddhist conceptions of the unconscious? If so, are they more Freudian, Jungian, or something else? If not, can Buddhist conceptions be reconciled with the Freudian, Jungian, or other models? These are some of the...

11.02.2017

Buddhism is a Religion : You Can Believe it
The Buddha is still speaking to us from thousands of years ago. How can we best hear his message? How can we take his teachings to heart and live more contented, wholesome and meaningful lives? In this book, David Brazier warns...

08.05.2017

Can Humanity Change? : J. Krishnamurti in Dialogue with Buddhists
Many have considered Buddhism to be the religion closest in spirit to J. Krishnamurti's spiritual teaching--even though the great teacher was famous for urging students to seek truth outside organized religion. This record...

14.06.2017

Intrinsic Awakened Nature : Manifest the Wisdom of the Pure Mind
In the fourth book in a series of contemporary Zen studies, Venerable Master Miao Tsan of the Vairocano Zen Monastery explores the manner in which many Western and Eastern religions share common principles, despite the distinct...

21.02.2012

Mindfulness In The Garden
Mindfulness in the Garden offers simple mindfulness verses (gathas) composed to connect the mind and body and to bring the reader/gardener's awareness to the details of the present moment as they work in the garden. These...

02.09.2010

Zen Moments -- Steps on the Path to Peace : Incorporating the Wisdom of Master Miao Tsan into Everyday Living
In this accessible volume of Zen wisdom, Venerable Master Miao Tsan guides us on a daily pilgrimage toward enlightenment. Based on the length of traditional prayer beads, this beautifully illustrated book offers 108...

25.05.2017