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The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (Shambhala Guides)
The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (Shambhala Guides)
by Eva Wong
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This guide to the spiritual landscape of Taoism not only introduces the important events in the history of Taoism, the sages who wrote the Taoist texts, and the various schools of Taoist thinking, but also gives the reader a feel for what it means to... (read more)

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High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
by Sherry B Ortner
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An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century--a religious development that was a major departure from "folk" or "popular" Buddhism. Sherry Ortner is... (read more)

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Taoist Experience : an Anthology (93 Edition)
Taoist Experience : an Anthology (93 Edition)
by Livia (ed.) Kohn
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Containing sixty translations from a large variety of texts, this is an accessible yet thorough introduction to the major concepts, doctrines, and practices of Taoism.... (read more)

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Being Peace
Being Peace
by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Since its publication in 1987, Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the... (read more)

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Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism (Textual Sources for the Study of Religion)
Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism (Textual Sources for the Study of Religion)
by Wendy Do Oflaherty
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"A wider range than usual of Sanskrit texts: not only interesting Vedic, epic, and mythological texts but also a good sampling of ritual and ethical texts. . . . There are also extracts from texts usually neglected, such as medical treatises, works on... (read more)

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Buddhism At Practice (04 Edition)
Buddhism At Practice (04 Edition)
by George Doherty Bond
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*Continues the story of the Sarvodaya Movement begun in Joanna Macy's Dharma and Development*Up-to-date information stems from ten years of scholarly and field research In one of the world's most inspirational grassroots-development stories, Buddhism at... (read more)

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Way and Its Power : Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought (58 Edition)
Way and Its Power : Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought (58 Edition)
by Arthur (translator) Waley
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Arthur Waleys brilliant and definitive translation of one of the foremost of all mystical books, Lao Tzus Tao Te Ching, has become a modern classic in its own right. Unlike previous translations, it is founded not on the medieval commentaries but on a... (read more)

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Primer of Soto Zen: A Translation of Dogen's Shobogenzo Zuimonki (East West Center Book)
Primer of Soto Zen: A Translation of Dogen's Shobogenzo Zuimonki (East West Center Book)
by Dogen
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The Shobogenzo Zuimonki consists largely of brief talks, hortatory remarks, and instructional and cautionary comments by the Soto Zen Master Dogen. Translated, shobogenzo means 'the eye of the true law.' Roughly translated zuimonki means 'easy for the... (read more)

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The Analects of Confucius
The Analects of Confucius
by Confucius
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The Analects of Confucius is one of the central books of Chinese literature and Chinese thought; memorized and studied for many centuries, it has been certainly one of the most influential books in world history. There are many translations of this... (read more)

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The Method of Zen
The Method of Zen
by Eugen Herrigel
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A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
by Dalai Lama
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Compassion is the guiding principle of the bodhisattvas, those who vow to attain enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings from the suffering and confusion of imperfect existence. To this end, they must renounce all self-centered goals and... (read more)

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Encounter With Enlightenment : Study of Japanese Ethics (01 Edition)
Encounter With Enlightenment : Study of Japanese Ethics (01 Edition)
by Robert E. Carter
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Carter (philosophy, Kansai Gaidai University) describes the principles of Japanese ethical systems, places them in their social context, and identifies their religious and philosophical underpinnings. He then applies these principles to current social,... (read more)

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Chan Buddhism (05 Edition)
Chan Buddhism (05 Edition)
by Peter D. Hershock
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Chan Buddhism has become paradigmatic of Buddhist spirituality. Known in Japan as Zen and in Korea as Son, it is one of the most strikingly iconoclastic spiritual traditions in the world. This succinct and lively work clearly expresses the meaning of... (read more)

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Popular Buddhist Texts From Nepal : Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism (00 Edition)
Popular Buddhist Texts From Nepal : Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism (00 Edition)
by Todd T. Lewis
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This book demonstrates how popular ritual texts and story narratives have shaped the religious life and culture of the only surviving South Asian Mahayana Buddhist society, the Newars of Kathmandu. It begins with an account of the Newar Buddhist... (read more)

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Upanisads (96 Edition)
Upanisads (96 Edition)
by Patrick Olivelle
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In the first major English translation of the ancient Upanisads for over half a century, Olivelle's work incorporates the most recent historical and philological scholarship on these central scriptures of Hinduism. Composed at a time of great social... (read more)

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Path to Enlightenment
Path to Enlightenment
by Dalai Lama
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One of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published.... (read more)

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Complete Idiot's Guide To Hinduism (2ND 09 Edition)
Complete Idiot's Guide To Hinduism (2ND 09 Edition)
by Linda Johnsen
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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu... (read more)

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Women in Ochre Robes : Gendering Hindu Renunciation (04 Edition)
Women in Ochre Robes : Gendering Hindu Renunciation (04 Edition)
by Meena Khandelwal
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Focuses on the lives of female Hindu ascetics and the significance of gender to the tradition of renunciation. Meena Khandelwal offers an engaging and intimate portrait of extraordinary Hindu women in India who "wear ochre robes, " those who have... (read more)

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Journey of One Buddhist Nun the: Even Against the Wind
Journey of One Buddhist Nun the: Even Against the Wind
by Sid Brown
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Recounts the struggles of a young Thai woman to become a Buddhist nun and the challenges and rewards of that life.... (read more)

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Exploring Karma & Rebirth
Exploring Karma & Rebirth
by Nagapriya
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Every Buddhist should read it -David Loy An excellent introduction -Stephen Batchelor Cogent, knowledgeable, and penetrating-Norman Fischer Clarifies, examines and considers these two important but often misunderstood Buddhist doctrines. Offers an... (read more)

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