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How the Swans Came To the Lake : a Narrative History of Buddhism in America - Revised and Updated (3RD 92 Edition)
How the Swans Came To the Lake : a Narrative History of Buddhism in America - Revised and Updated (3RD 92 Edition)
by Rick Fields
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This new updated edition of How the Swans Came to the Lake includes much new information about recent events in Buddhist groups in America and discusses such issues as spiritual authority, the role of women, and social action.... (read more)

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Being Bodies
Being Bodies
by Lenore Friedman
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The relationship between body and mind has always been a topic of speculation and spirited discussion. The authors of the pieces contained in this anthology address the problem from the unique dual perspective of being women and being students of... (read more)

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Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation
Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation
by Frederick Franck
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Introduction To Hinduism (96 Edition)
Introduction To Hinduism (96 Edition)
by Gavin Flood
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This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world... (read more)

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Buddhist Thought in India : Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy (67 Edition)
Buddhist Thought in India : Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy (67 Edition)
by Edward Conze
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Discusses Indian Buddhist philosophy in three phases of its development... (read more)

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An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
by Dalai Lama
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Compassion-sympathy for the suffering of others and the desire to free them from it-is wrestled with in all spiritual traditions. Yet how does one actually become a compassionate person? What are the mechanisms by which a selfish heart is transformed... (read more)

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Two Zen Classics (P)
Two Zen Classics (P)
by Katsuki Sekida
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The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan ( Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku ( Blue Cliff Record),... (read more)

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The Heart of Buddhist Meditation (Satipatthana): A Handbook of Mental Training Based on the Buddha's Way of Mindfulness, with an Anthology of Relevant
The Heart of Buddhist Meditation (Satipatthana): A Handbook of Mental Training Based on the Buddha's Way of Mindfulness, with an Anthology of Relevant
by Nyanaponika Thera
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A handbook of mental training based on the Buddha's way of mindfulness. A classic in the field.... (read more)

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Tao Te Ching (94 Edition)
Tao Te Ching (94 Edition)
by Lao Tzu
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The Everymans Library 100 Essentials brings together a selection of 100 of the bestselling titles from the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the worlds greatest works. An enduring hardcover library of classic and contemporary works... (read more)

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Dharma Punx
Dharma Punx
by Noah Levine
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Fueled by the music of revolution, anger, fear, and despair, we dyed our hair or shaved our heads ... Eating acid like it was candy and chasing speed with cheap vodka, smoking truckloads of weed, all in a vain attempt to get numb and stay numb. This is... (read more)

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Words of My Perfect Teacher, Revised Edition
Words of My Perfect Teacher, Revised Edition
by Patrul Rinpoche
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A favorite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The Words of My Perfect Teacher is a practical guide to the spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It is the classic commentary on the preliminary practices of... (read more)

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A Short History of Chinese Philosophy
A Short History of Chinese Philosophy
by Yu Lan Fung
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This is a chronicle of Chinese thought from the third millennium sage-kings to the 1911 overthrow of the oldest monarchical system in the world. The book illuminates the most commonly known schools of Confuciansim and Taoism, and it acquaints readers... (read more)

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The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
by Matthieu Ricard
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Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize—winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers... (read more)

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Tao Te Ching : a New Translation With Commentary (89 Edition)
Tao Te Ching : a New Translation With Commentary (89 Edition)
by Ellen M. (translator) Chen
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This incisive, illuminating translation of the Tao Te Ching treats these sacred writings as religious philosophy having as their central message the value of peace. Refreshing and challenging, this is a landmark work for all those investigating Eastern... (read more)

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Simple Taoism
Simple Taoism
by C. Alexander Simpkins
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andlt;iandgt;Simple Taoismandlt;/iandgt; is designed to help the reader understand what Taoism is about and to help apply its best aspects to everyday living. Divided into three parts, the book outlines: andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; A clear explanation... (read more)

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Tao Te Ching (89 Edition)
Tao Te Ching (89 Edition)
by Lao Tsu
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"No one has done better in conveying Lao Tsu's simple and laconic style of writing, so as to produce an English version almost as suggestive of the many meanings intended.  This is a most useful, as well as beautiful, volume—and what it has to... (read more)

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Hindu Religious Tradition (Religion)
Hindu Religious Tradition (Religion)
by Thomas Hopkins
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This book provides a comprehensive survey of Hindu development from the Indus civilization to the present.... (read more)

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Buddhist Wisdom
Buddhist Wisdom
by Edward (edt) Conze
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A landmark publication when it first appeared in 1958, Buddhist Wisdom offered Western readers a unique combination of both The Diamond Sutra -- one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism -- and The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all... (read more)

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The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)
by Juan Mascaro
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The eighteen chapters of The Bhagavad Gita (c. 500 b.c.), the glory of Sanskrit literature, encompass the whole spiritual struggle of a human soul. Its three central themes—love, light, and life—arise from the symphonic vision of God... (read more)

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A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
by Santideva
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In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it became an instant... (read more)

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