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The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs

By: Beer, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2283148

ISBN: 157062416X

Condition: Fine


Third printing. A fine copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. 363 pp. For artists, designers, and all with an interest in Buddhist and Tibetan art, this is the first exhaustive reference to the seemingly infinite variety of symbols found throughout Tibetan art in line drawings, paintings, and ritual objects. Hundreds of the author's line drawings depict all the major Tibetan symbols and motifs—landscapes, deities, animals, plants, gurus, mudras (ritual hand gestures), dragons, and other mythic creatures—ranging from complex mythological scenes to small, simple ornaments. View more info

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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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The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet

By: Blofeld, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289287

ISBN: 0525472703

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine lightly toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. 257 pp. A highly practical form of mysticism, Mahayana Buddhism offers precise techniques for attaining wisdom by negating the ego and entering the bliss of divinity. This book gives the background, techniques, purpose, and underlying theory of the Tantric forms of meditation, which have often been successful for those who have failed to make progress with more familiar methods. 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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Zen: The Practice of Zen

By: Chang, Garma C.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Perennial Library: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288951

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; The Nature of Zen: Zen Style and Zen Art - The Core of Zen: Studies in the Three Main Aspects of Mind - Four Vital Points in Zen Buddhism; The Practice of Zen: A General Review of Zen Practice Discourses of Four Zen Masters: Discourses of Master Hsu Yun, Discourses of Master Tsung Kao, Discourses of Master Po Shan, Discourse of Master Han Shan - Short Autobiographies of Five Zen Master: Epitome of Zen Master Han Shan's Autobiography, Zen Mast... 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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An Introduction to Tantric Buddhism

By: Dasgupta, Shashi Bhushan; Guenther, Herbert V.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Shambala: 1974

Seller ID: 2289073

ISBN: 0394730283

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned. 1974 Trade Paperback. 211 pp. Foreword by Herbert V. Guenther. Throughout history Tantra has been shrouded in mystery, misunderstanding, and criticism. This book, first published in India, bases its account of Tantric Buddhism on considerable study of a number of important texts, man of them unpublished manuscripts in old Nepalese script. The author contends that the principal object of the Tantra literature is to indicate and explain the practical method for realizing truth. In its exposition of the various schools of Tantric Buddhism--both the philosophical bases of the ... View more info

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Magic and Mystery in Tibet

By: David-Neel, Alexandra

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.: 1973

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289288

ISBN: 0140000682

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A nice copy. 1973 Mass Market Paperback. xiii, 320 pp. For centuries Tibet has been known as the last home of mystery, the hidden, sealed land, where ancient mysteries still survive that have perished in the rest of the Orient. Many men have written about Tibet and its secret lore, but few have actually penetrated it to learn its ancient wisdom. Among those few was Madame Alexandra David-Neel, a French orientalist. A practicing Buddhist, a profound historian of religion, and linguist, she actually lived in Tibet for more than 14 years. She had the great honor of being received... 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 Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects

By: David-Neel, Alexandra; Yongden, Lama; Watts, Alan; Hardy, H.N.M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1974

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2289106

ISBN: 0872860124

Condition: Near Fine


Seventh printing. An nice copy. 1974 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. This is an account of the Madhyamika (Middle Way) school of Buddhism, a method of mediation and enlightenment that was developed by the great Indian teacher Nagarjuna. In a collaboration between the Frenchwoman Alexandra David-Neel and her friend, the Tibetan lama Aphur Yongden, these teaching are presented clearly and elegantly, intended for the layman who seeks a way to practice and experience the realization of oneness with all existence. 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

Vajra Bodhi Sea Volume VIII, Series 19, Number 97

By: DRBA

Price: $2.00

Publisher: DRBA: 1978

Seller ID: 1641150

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1978 Stapled Binding. Filled with parables, poems, and other stories all pertaining to the way of Buddhism. 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 an... 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

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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Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

By: Fremantle, Francesca; Trungpa, Chogyam (Translators)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1992

Seller ID: 2278082

ISBN: 0877736758

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1992 Small Softcover. In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This unabridged translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. 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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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

By: Govinda, Lama Anagarika

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Samuel Weiser, Inc.: 1973

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2288091

ISBN: 0877280649

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Spine lightly toned. 1973 Trade Paperback. 311 pp. A complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this is an important text for any student of Buddhism. With bibliography, index, and illustrations. 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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Zen in the Art of Archery

By: Herrigel, Eugen

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288081

ISBN: 0394716639

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. 109 pp. The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. This book is the result of the author's six year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. It is an honest account of one man's journey to complete abandonment of 'the self' and the Western principles that we use to define ourselves. Professor Herrigel imparts knowledge from his experiences and guides the reader through physical and spiritual lessons in a cle... View more info

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The Method of Zen

By: Herrigel, Eugen; Tausend, Hermann (Editor); Hull, R.C.F. (Translator)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277167

ISBN: 0394712447

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 125 pp. A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugen Herrigel (20 March 1884 in Lichtenau, Baden-Württemberg - 18 April 1955 in Partenkirchen, Bavaria) was a German philosopher who taught philosophy at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai, Japan, from 1924-1929 and introduced Zen to large parts of Europe through his writings. While living in Japan from 1924 to 1929, he studied kyudo, traditional Japanese archery, under Awa Kenzô (1880-1939), a prominent master of the art, in the hope of furthering... View more info

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Siddhartha: Eine indische Dichtung

By: Hesse, Hermann

Price: $15.00

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. We have more books available by this author!. 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, reject... 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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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

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

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books / Penguin Putnam Inc.: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2291660

ISBN: 1573221112

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Rear jacket lightly rubbed. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 322 pages. '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... 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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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