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The Buddhist Experience: Sources and Interpretations (The Religious Life of Man)

By: Beyer, Stephan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dickenson Publishing Company, Inc.: 1974

Seller ID: 2289109

Condition: Good


Top corner of rear wrapper creased, ink stamp on half-title page, some pencil underlining. 1974 Trade Paperback. vii, 274 pp. The aim of this series of readings is to introduce the literature of a tradition, and provide sympathetic interpretations and descriptions of important activities which expose the dynamics and some of the concrete variety in a religious tradition. CONTENTS: Part One: Virtue - The Model - Personal Morality - Worship - Living Together; Part Two: Meditation - The Stages on the Path - The Vision and the Word - The Spontaneous Way; Part Three; Wisdom - The Search - The Exper... View more info

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Zen and Zen Classics

By: Blyth, R.H.; Franck, Frederick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heian International, Inc.: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286292

ISBN: 0893463531

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. xviii, 289 pp. Reginald Horace Blyth (1898-1964) ranks with D.T. Suzuki--whose close friend and collaborator he was--as one of the leading interpreters of Zen. Yet, until this volume, Blyth's writings have not been readily available outside of Japan. an Englishman, Blyth went to Japan in 1940 to continue his study of Zen. Interned as an enemy alien during World War II, he began writing in prison. After the war, he was appointed tutor to the Crown Prince. His great work, the five-volume Zen and Zen Classics, was published in the 1960s. Fr... View more info

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Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey

By: Ch'en, Kenneth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1973

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2287346

ISBN: 0691000158

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Spine faded. 1973 Trade Paperback. xii, 560 pp. 8vo. Traces the development of Buddhism in China since the Han Dynasty and describes its impact on Chinese culture. View more info

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How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator

By: Chodron, Thubten

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications: 2005

Seller ID: 2294557

ISBN: 1559392266

Condition: Near Fine


Spine head very lightly bumped. 2005 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity, is a Buddhist deity whose Tibetan name means liberator, signaling her ability to liberate beings from the delusion and ignorance that keep them trapped in ever-recurring patterns of negativity. She embodies a challenge—to transform our minds and become like her, whose tranquility, compassion, and wisdom make her so beautiful—but one that is profoundly nurturing. In the author's words, We can relax in her presence and look at ourselves honestly, knowing that Tara will not jud... View more info

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Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

By: Cleary, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1995

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2297715

ISBN: 1570620970

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Two very minor spots on top page ridge. 1995 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 162 pp. 4 3/4 x 3. Drawn from the records of Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection may surprise some readers. In contrast to the popular image of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic tradition deeply rooted in Asian culture, these passages portray Zen as remarkably flexible, adaptive to contemporary and individual needs, and transcending cultural boundaries. The readings contained in Zen Essence emphasize that the practice of Zen requires c... View more info

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Buddhist Texts Through the Ages

By: Conze, Edward; Horner, I.B.; Snellgrove, David; Waley, Arthur

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289062

ISBN: 0061301132

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink stamp on half-title page. 1964 Trade Paperback. 322, 11 pp. Covering the development of Buddhism through the ages, this collection ofxcerpts from all the important Buddhist scriptures is designed to servecholars and students, as well as readers who wish to explore for themselveshe original sources of one of the world's great religions. Translated into argon-free English from Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese, the texts are accompanied by a glossary of English and foreign terms. View more info

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Initiations and Initiates in Tibet

By: David-Neel, Alexandra; Rothwell, Fred (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Shambala: 1971

Seller ID: 2289107

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1971 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. Nestled amid the high peaks and eternal snows of the Himalayas and other mountain ranges, Tibet is home to a centuries-old Buddhist tradition, rich in mystic rites and rituals aimed at helping adherents achieve spiritual bliss. In this fascinating volume, a noted authority delves into the nature and sources of Tibetan mysticism, providing readers with a wealth of information regarding Lamaic rites of initiation and the teachings given to initiates, both during and after the initiation ceremonies. The author first defines Tibetan mysticism and examin... View more info

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The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan

By: De Bary, William Theodore

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288080

ISBN: 0394716965

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. xxii, 418 pp. This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by selected excerpts from basic writings with succinct introductions and commentary. From these one may observe not only the remarkable vitality of Buddhism in its spread t... View more info

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A History of Zen Buddhism

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1971

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289060

ISBN: 0807059773

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Spine creased and lightly toned, ink stamp on half-title page. 1971 Trade Paperback. viii, 335 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; The Mystical Element in Early Buddhism and Hinayana; Mysticism Within Mahayana; The Mahayana Sutras and Zen; The Anticipation of Zen in Chinese Buddhism; Zen Patriarchs of the Early Period; The High Period of Chinese Zen; Peculiarities of the Five Houses; Spread and Methodological Development During the Sung Period; The Transplanting of Zen to Japan; The Zen Master Dogen; The Cultural Influence of Zen in the Muromachi Period; The First Encounter Between Zen and... View more info

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Zen Enlightenment: Origins and Meaning

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich; Maraldo, John C. (Translator)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Weatherhill: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269644

ISBN: 0834801418

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1983 Trade Paperback. xii, 175 pp. Traces the development of Zen enlightenment from India through China to Japan. View more info

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Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan being the Jetsun-Kahbum or Biographical History of Jetsun-Milarepa, According to the Late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering

By: Evans-Wentz, W.Y.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2289063

ISBN: 0195003012

Condition: Very Good


Spine and pages lightly toned. 1974 Trade Paperback. xxviii, 315 pp. This reissue of the fascinating biography of Milarepa--the great Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago--completes Evans-Wentz's four-volume Tibetan series. In his preface to the second edition of this work, which first appeared in 1958, Evans-Wentz focuses on the similarities between the life and teachings of Milarepa and the greatest of modern India's spiritual leaders, Mahatma Ghandhi. The late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup--who served as Evans-Wentz's Tibetan guru for many years--has provided a translation from the... View more info

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead or The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, According to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering

By: Evans-Wentz, W.Y. - compiled & edited

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289072

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1968 Trade Paperback. lxxxiv, 249 pp. The Bardo Thodol (Tibetan: ??????????????, Wylie: bar do thos grol, Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State) is a text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones,[1][note 1] revealed by Karma Lingpa (1326–1386). It is the best-known work of Nyingma literature,[3] and is known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the c... View more info

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The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, or the Method of Realizing Nirvana through Knowing the Mind

By: Evans-Wentz, W.Y.; Jung, C.G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289067

ISBN: 0195002938

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Rear wrapper and pages lightly toned. 1968 Trade Paperback. lxiv, 261 pp. This volume, the fourth of Dr. Evans-Wentz's noted Tibetan series, contains teachings of paramount importance from illustrious gurus of Tibet and India. Unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation expounds the quintessence of the Supreme Path, the Mahayana, and reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathings, and other techniques c... View more info

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Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism

By: Faure, Bernard; Brooks, Phyllis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2150055

ISBN: 0691029415

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Highlighting & pencil marginalia. 2000 Trade Paperback. xvi, 329 pp. Bernard Faure's previous works are well known as guides to some of the more elusive aspects of the Chinese tradition of Chan Buddhism and its outgrowth, Japanese Zen. Continuing his efforts to look at Chan/Zen with a full array of postmodernist critical techniques, Faure now probes the imaginaire, or mental universe, of the Buddhist Soto Zen master Keizan Jokin (1268-1325). Although Faure's new book may be read at one level as an intellectual biography, Keizan is portrayed here less as an original thinker than a... View more info

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings

By: Gampopa; Rinpoche, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen; Chodron, Ani K. Trinlay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications: 1998

Seller ID: 2294556

ISBN: 1559390921

Condition: Near Fine


Spine very faintly creased. 1998 Trade Paperback. 476 pp. A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the complete foundation for study and practice—from beginning to Buddhahood. Includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding the spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha. View more info

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Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon

By: Gombrich, Richard F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287254

ISBN: 0198265255

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. ink stamp on front endpaper, minor pencil marginalia throughout text. 1971 Hard Cover. xiv, 366 pp. This is an empirical study of religion - particularly religious change. In it, Gombrich explores all aspects of religious change in belief and practice in Ceylon, not only in modern times but over the two and a half millennia during which Buddhism has flourished. View more info

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Nyung Na: The Means of Achievement of the Eleven-Faced Great Compassionate One, Avalokiteshvara of the (Bhikshuni) Lakshmi Tradition, with the Fasting Ceremony and Requests to the Lineage Gurus

By: Gyatso, Losang Kalsang [The Seventh Dalai Lama]; Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Zopa; Churinoff, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wisdom Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294533

ISBN: 0861712501

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xii, 213 pp. The Means of Achievement of the Eleven-Faced Great Compassionate One, Avalokiteshvara of the (Bhikshuni) Lakshmi Tradition, with the Fasting Ceremony and Requests to the Lineage Gurus View more info

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Zen Keys

By: Hanh, Thich Nhat; Kapleau, Philip - introduction

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289290

ISBN: 0385080662

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine creased, ink stamp on half-title page. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 198 pp. Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism. Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy. Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness and Impermanence, and to contemporary issues such as the conflicts between modern technology and spirituality. The final section ... View more info

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Siddhartha: Eine indische Dichtung

By: Hesse, Hermann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag: 1950

Seller ID: 2029665

Condition: Good


Includes original jacket. Boards & jacket reverse foxed, 3 inch tear to jacket spine base, two 1 inch jacket tears, jacket toned. Good. 1950 Hard Cover. 207 pp. Original German text. In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom. View more info

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Siddhartha (New Directions Paperbook 65)

By: Hesse, Hermann; Rosner, Hilda

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1951

Seller ID: 2302209

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Sticker remnant on back cover. 1951 Trade Paperback. 122 pp. Translated by Hilda Rosner. In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom. View more info

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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (10th Anniversary Edition)

By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Cutler, Howard C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books / Penguin Putnam Inc.: 2009

Edition: 10th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 2283218

ISBN: 1594488894

Condition: Near Fine


10th anniversary edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, the very purpose of our life is happiness, the very motion of our life is towards happiness.' -- H.H. the Dalai Lama, from The Art of Happiness. So popular and so rarely understood, this Nobel Peace Prize winner and man of great inner peace brings to a general audience the key to a happy life. In collaboration with a Western psychiatrist, The Art of Happiness is the first inspirational book for a general audience by the Dalai Lama. Thr... View more info

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Zen Buddhism

By: Humphreys, Christmas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Compay: 1970

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2289069

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Minor general wear. 1970 Trade Paperback. 175 pp. A lively introduction to its origins, influences, techniques, and modern affinities. What is Zen? If you asked a true Zen master he might tweak your nose, scowl fiercely, or roar with laughter, whichever he thought would stir your spirit awake—for that is the object of Zen. Humphreys, however, who has practiced both Zen & the law with equal success for more than thirty years, is kinder. He does give the reader an idea—a very good idea—of what it is all about. He describes, with some of the endlessly amusing stories that ce... View more info

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Zen Comes West

By: Humphreys, Christmas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301979

Condition: Good


First edition. Ex-library, usual markings. Stain. 1960 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Zen Buddhism was founded in China in the 6th century, and its direct path to Enlightenment first came west in 1927 with D. T. Suzuki's first Essays. This work guides the reader towards Zen teaching in practice and theory, and to provide material for further explorations into its meditative experience. View more info

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Tibetan Folk Tales

By: Hyde-Chambers, Frederick & Audrey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1981

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2278485

ISBN: 0394748867

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light edge wear. 1981 Trade Paperback. Twenty-six folktales gathered from the highlands of Tibet. View more info

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221A Baker Street: The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Translated from the Coptic The Victorian Book of the Dead)

By: Jack, Alexander; Hapi; 'J. Quincy Adams the Tenth'

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Kanthaka Press, Brookline: 1974

Seller ID: 2151625

Condition: Near Fine


1974 Trade Paperback. [viii], 120, [16] pp. Four Sherlock Holmes mysteries with a Buddhist theme, with notes, bibliography, and appendices following text. Five plates. View more info

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Scintillation of the Precious Vajra: The Life Path of Complete Liberation of the Dharma Lord Jigten Sumgon, with the Biography of the Author, Roaring Thunder of Fame (Vajra Sounds Volume 2)

By: Jungne, Chenga Sherab; Lhamo, Ani Jinpa (Watts, Edith C.); Sommerschuh, Christine; Sobisch, Jan-Ulrich

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edition Garchen Stiftung: 2017

Seller ID: 2293079

ISBN: 3945457122

Condition: Fine


2017 Trade Paperback. 286, [2] pp. The Life Path of Complete Liberation of the Dharma Lord Jigten Sumgon - With the biography of the author Roaring Thunder of Fame Jigten Sumgon (1143-1217) is the founder of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. His nephew and disciple Chenga Sherab Jungne recorded the authentic biography on which all later biographies are based. In this life story, Jigten Sumgon's path to liberation becomes discernible as the overcoming of all mental defilements, faults and confusions. Through this, his closest disciples and other Tibetan and Indian saints recognise i... View more info

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The Three Jewels: A Study and Translation of Minamoto Tamenori's Sanboe (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Number 2)

By: Kamens, Edward

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262791

ISBN: 0939512343

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1988 Hard Cover. xii, 446 pp. 8vo. The Three Jewels is a crucial text for understanding lay attitudes toward tenth-century Japanese Buddhism, especially toward the influential Tendai tradition. Through Kamens's carefully annotated translation of the text, the reader gains insight into how many members at court must have viewed the complex ceremonies and traditions of a religious tradition which was often exotic and alien because of its origins in India and China. A reading of The Three Jewels suggests some of the ways in which Buddhism was adapt... View more info

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Zen: Dawn in the West

By: Kapleau, Rosh Philip

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Anchor Press / Doubleday: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2303138

ISBN: 0385142730

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket edges rubbed. 1979 Hard Cover. xx, 311 pp. Believing that Buddhist teachings and traditional ceremonies should be adapted to twentieth-century life styles, Kapleau presents an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen written especially for American readers. View more info

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A Little Book of Zen

By: Kim, Katherine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Andrews McMeel: 1998

Seller ID: 2278085

ISBN: 0836268148

Condition: Near Fine


Light edge wear. 1998 Small Hard Cover. 2 1/4 x 1 7/8. This tiny book of wisdom quotes from several Eastern masters is an all-purpose companion for anyone. View more info

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Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

By: Lama, Dalai

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2289044

ISBN: 0060987014

Condition: Very Good


Spine edges rubbed, ink name and white out on half-title page, pages faintly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. xiv, 288 pp. In this astonishingly frank autobiography, the Dalai Lama reveals the remarkable inner strength that allowed him to master both the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the brutal realities of Chinese Communism. View more info