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1 The Teaching Of Buddha.
Buddhist Promoting Foundation, Tokyo: 1984 4892370118 / 9784892370113 5th Revised Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Contains the essence of Buddha's teachings which have been preserved and handed down for more than 2,500 years. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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2 The Uttaratantra In The Land Of Snows: Tibetan Thinkers Debate The Centrality Of The Buddha-nature Treatise.
h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature. With its emphasis on the concept of buddha-nature, or the ultimate nature of mind, the Uttaratantra is a classical Buddhist treatise that lays out an early map of the Mahayana path to enlightenment. Tsering Wangchuk unravels the history of this important Indic text in Tibet by examining numerous Tibetan commentaries and other exegetical texts on the treatise that emerged between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries. These commentaries explored such questions as: Is the buddha-nature teaching found in the Uttaratantra literally true, or does it have to be interpreted differently to understand its ultimate meaning? Does it explicate ultimate truth that is inherently enlightened or ultimate truth that is empty only of independent existence? Does the treatise teach ultimate nature of mind according to the Cittamatra or the Madhyamaka School of Mahayana? By focusing on the diverse interpretations that different textual communities employed to make sense of the Uttaratantra, Wangchuk provides a necessary historical context for the development of the text in Tibet. Tsering Wangchuk is Assistant Professor and Richard C. Blum Chair in Himalayan Studies at the University of San Francisco. "Well conceived and superbly researched, this book is an invaluable 'guidebook' to the arguments and counterarguments of five centuries' worth of Tibet's greatest thinkers. This type of philosophical overview is far too rare in Tibetan Buddhist studies these days, and Wangchuk has performed a great service to the field by undertaking it." — Roger R. Jackson, translator of Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India 
Price: 76.00 USD
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3 ARNOLD, EDWIN. The Light Of Asia Or The Great Renunciation ( Mahabhinishkramana ): Being The Life And Teaching Of Gautama - Prince Of India And Founder Of Buddhism ( As Told In Verse By An Indian Buddhist ).
The Theosophy Company, Los Angeles: 1977. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
According to the author, in this poem, he has "sought, by the medium of an imaginary Buddhist votary, to depict the life and character and indicated the philosophy of that noble hero and reformer, Prince Gautama of India, the founder of Buddhism." 
Price: 27.46 USD
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4 ARNOLD, SIR EDWIN. The Light Of Asia.
Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. There is a crack along the spine of one of the pages. 
According to the author, in this poem, he has "sought, by the medium of an imaginary Buddhist votary, to depict the life and character and indicated the philosophy of that noble hero and reformer, Prince Gautama of India, the founder of Buddhism." 
Price: 23.70 USD
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5 BUDDHA. The Buddha's Last Bequest.
The Buddhist Association of the United States: 1995. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The discourse of the teaching bequeathed by the Buddha (just before His Parinibbana). Text is in English and Chinese. Translated into Chinese by the Indian Acary Kumarajiva sometime prior to the year 956 Buddhist Era. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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6 BUSWELL, JR., ROBERT E. & LOPEZ, DONALD S. The Princeton Dictionary Of Buddhism.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 3013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
With more than 5,000 entries totaling a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. 
Price: 61.04 USD
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7 CHANGCHUB, GYALWA & NYINGPO, NAMKHAI (A TREASURE TEXT COMMITTED TO WRITING BY); LINGPA, TERTON TAKSHAM SAMTEM (DISCOVERED BY); RINPOCHE, JIGME KHYENTSE (FOREWORD). Lady Of The Lotus-born: The Life And Enlightenment Of Yeshe Tsogyal.
Shambhala, Boston & London: 1999. 1570623848 / 9781570623844 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The first Tibetan ever to attain complete enlightenment was in all probability the woman Yeshe Tsogyal, closest disciple of Padmasambjava, the master who introduced the Buddhist teaching to Tibet in the eighth century. This book is not only a biography but an inspiring example of how Buddha's teaching may be practiced. Translated into English by the Padmakara Translation Group. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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8 DENISON, RUTH; EDITED BY LUCINDA , "TREELIGHT" GREEN, PH.D. The Book Of Ruth: Sayings Of Ruth Denison As Collected With Devotion By Jain.
Rocky Mountain Insight, Colorado Springs: 2005 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
As did the Buddha, Ruth asks us to wake up, be mindful, aware, and clearly comprehend life as it is, with an open heart and a clear mind. Illustrated with color photos. "Congratulations! You have survived to embrace another day. See that you use it wisely!" -- Ruth Denison 
Price: 9.50 USD
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9 FLANAGAN, OWEN. The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized.
The MIT Press, Cambridge/London: 2011. 0262016044 / 9780262016049 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
If we are material beings living in a material world - and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are - then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. Many Westerners with spiritual (but not religious) inclinations are attracted to Buddhism - almost as a kind of moral-mental hygiene. But, as Owen Flanagan points out in The Bodhisattva's Brain, Buddhism is hardly naturalistic. Atheistic when it comes to a creator god, Buddhism is otherwise opulently polytheistic, with spirits, protector deities, ghosts, and evil spirits. Its beliefs include karma, rebirth, nirvana, and nonphysical states of mind. What is a nonreligious, materially grounded spiritual seeker to do? In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan argues that it is possible to subtract the "hocus pocus" from Buddhism and discover a rich, empirically responsible philosophy that could point us to one path of human flourishing. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, contains a metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics; it is a fully naturalistic and comprehensive philosophy, compatible with the rest of knowledge. Some claim that neuroscience is in the process of validating Buddhism empirically, but Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism does not reduce itself to a brain scan showing happiness patterns. Buddhism naturalized offers instead a tool for achieving happiness and human flourishing--a way of conceiving of the human predicament, of thinking about meaning for finite material beings living in a material world. Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Consciousness Reconsidered and The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World, both published by the MIT Press, and other books. "…if you are interested in current debates at the interface between religion, science and moral philosophy, there is much in this book that will engage you."— Rupert Gethin, Times Higher Education "Brilliant…Flanagan brings much needed clarity, insight and sophistication to the debate."— Julian Baggini, The Observer 
Price: 17.05 USD
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10 FLANAGAN, OWEN. The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized.
The MIT Press, Cambridge/London: 2011. 0262016044 / 9780262016049 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
If we are material beings living in a material world - and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are - then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. Many Westerners with spiritual (but not religious) inclinations are attracted to Buddhism - almost as a kind of moral-mental hygiene. But, as Owen Flanagan points out in The Bodhisattva's Brain, Buddhism is hardly naturalistic. Atheistic when it comes to a creator god, Buddhism is otherwise opulently polytheistic, with spirits, protector deities, ghosts, and evil spirits. Its beliefs include karma, rebirth, nirvana, and nonphysical states of mind. What is a nonreligious, materially grounded spiritual seeker to do? In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan argues that it is possible to subtract the "hocus pocus" from Buddhism and discover a rich, empirically responsible philosophy that could point us to one path of human flourishing. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, contains a metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics; it is a fully naturalistic and comprehensive philosophy, compatible with the rest of knowledge. Some claim that neuroscience is in the process of validating Buddhism empirically, but Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism does not reduce itself to a brain scan showing happiness patterns. Buddhism naturalized offers instead a tool for achieving happiness and human flourishing--a way of conceiving of the human predicament, of thinking about meaning for finite material beings living in a material world. Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Consciousness Reconsidered and The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World, both published by the MIT Press, and other books. "…if you are interested in current debates at the interface between religion, science and moral philosophy, there is much in this book that will engage you."— Rupert Gethin, Times Higher Education "Brilliant…Flanagan brings much needed clarity, insight and sophistication to the debate."— Julian Baggini, The Observer 
Price: 26.55 USD
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11 GOLDSTEIN, JOSEPH. Insight Meditation: The Practice Of Freedom.
Shambhala, Boston & London: 1993. 0877738955 / 9780877738954 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Insight meditation is the heart of the Buddha's teaching - a practice of awareness that leads us beyond the confines of our ordinary psychology to the freedom and clarity of our essential nature. The fruit of some twenty years' experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, this book touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by meditators, whether they are beginners attending their first weekend course or are seasoned practitioners on a three-month retreat. Includes an Index. "Wise and practical guidance for anyone who seeks to free the mind through meditation." - Daniel Goleman, author of The Meditative Mind 
Price: 11.35 USD
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12 GROSSINGER, RICHARD. The Bardo Of Waking Life.
North Atlantic Books, Berkeley: 2008. First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The bardo of waking life is a meditation on the Tibetan Buddhist bardo realm, which is viewed as the bridge between lives, the state people enter into after death and before rebirth. This book examines waking life and its history and language as if it were a bardo state rather than ultimate reality. Bardo is at once prose poetry, intimate memoir, and anthropological inquiry. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.48 USD
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13 HANH, THICH NHAT. The Art Of Power.
HarperOne, New York: 2007. Tenth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Turning our conventional understanding of power on its head, world-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and national bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have. "Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth." -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama 
Price: 9.03 USD
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14 HOCHSWENDER, WOODY. The Buddha In Your Rearview Mirror: A Guide To Practicing Buddhism In Modern Life.
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, New York: 2006. Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Speaks to the spiritual yearnings so many of us have amid the hustle and flux of contemporary life. This is a sophisticated, but accessible, introduction to practicing Buddhism today as well as an in-depth study of Buddhism in the Samurai period. 
Price: 8.41 USD
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15 KAPLEAU, ROSHI PHILIP. Zen: Merging Of East And West.
Anchor Books, New York: 1989. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Reflects the impact of Zen on North and South Americans and Europeans -- their intimate and varied reactions -- within their own cultural milieu. It answers, in the Zen manner, their eager, probing questions and their outspoken doubts. This book also enables the reader to participate vicariously in sesshin, the intensive training period in seclusion that is the heart of Zen discipline, and gives more than a hint of the wonder and joy of awakening, vividly described by a number of Westerners who have had this unique experience. Includes an Index. "Answers incisively the questiions Westerners most often ask about Zen Buddhism. Another wise, humane, and absorbingly informative book by this master-communicator." -- Huston Smith 
Price: 4.75 USD
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16 LOWENSTEIN, TOM The Vision Of The Buddha.
Barnes & Noble Books, New York: 076077210X / 9780760772102 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Here is a vivid, richly illustrated guide to the history and legends of Buddhism, and to the main themes and beliefs in the Buddhist spiritual tradition, both today and in the past. The Buddha's teahing and the influential concepts of Buddhist philosophy are described in depth, and the book also traces the development of Buddhism as it spread from its Indian homeland to Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Tibet. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.09 USD
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17 MITCHELL, ROBERT ALLEN; KAPLEAU, ROSHI PHILIP (PREFACE). The Buddha: His Life Retold.
Paragon House, New York: 1991. 1557784426 / 9781557784421 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Encompasses material not available in any other book in English according to Roshi Philip Kapleau. "In retelling the lifestory of the Buddha in simple, yet highly poetic language, Robert Allen Mitchell succeeds in bringing this historical person to life in all his humanness that endeared him to the majority of mankind. The book is a must for those upholding the humanist tradition at a time of humankind's growing dehumanization." - Dr. Herbert Guenther, Universitry of Saskatchewan, Emeritus 
Price: 52.20 USD
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18 NORBU, THUBTEN JIGME AS TOLD TO HARRER, HEINRICH. Tibet Is My Country.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London: 1960. Reprint Edition. First published in Germany under the title of Tibet Verlorene Heimat. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The author is the Dali Lama's elder brother. Besides being the story of Norbu's own life it is a uniquely authentic document about the last decades of Tibet's history. For the first time a Tibetan from the Dali Lama's family circle has told the world the secrets of his life. Translated in English from the German by Edward Fitzgerald. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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19 PELIKAN, JAROSLAV (EDITOR). Sacred Writings - Buddhism: The Dhammapada.
Quality Paperback Book Club, New York: 1992. This is Volume 6 in the Sacred Writings Series. s Softcover. Fair condition. There is a coffee stain along some of the edges of the book. 
The title Dhammapada means "sayings of dhamma' - that is, religiously inspiring statements thought to have been made by Buddha on various occasions. The text of the present edition of the Dhammapada includes as an integral part of the work an early quasi-canonical commentary, as well as a transliteratin of the Pali text of the Dhammapada. Translated into English from the Pali by John Ross Carter and Mahinda Palihawadana. 
Price: 8.06 USD
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20 RENARD, JOHN. Responses To 101 Questions On Buddhism.
Paulist Press, New York, Mahwah: 1999. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In this concise user-friendly volume, author John Renard introduces readers to the major historical, cultural, spiritual and theological points of interest about Buddhism, from its beginnings in India through its major developments in east and southeast Asia. Packs a great deal of information about one of the world's most important families of faith communities into a series of brief, readable, thematically arranged segments that can provide the basis for further elucidation by teachers or starting points for discussion. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.31 USD
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