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Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: Revised and Updated Second Edition
$4.99
Description
'Kennedy shows other Christians a way of integrating Zen Buddhism and Christian belief. He does this convincingly and gracefully... by weaving together Zen poetry and koans, Western poetry and literature, scriptural texts and personal experience.' --National Catholic Reporter
ISBN
9780826409195
By
Kennedy, Robert
Publisher
Continuum
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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741733
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Zen Is Right Here: The Wisdom of Shunryu Suzuki (Shambhala Pocket Library)
$12.95
Description
The profound Zen teachings of Suzuki Roshi brought to life by personal stories and anecdotes from his students.

Shunryu Suzuki's extraordinary gift for conveying traditional Zen teachings using ordinary language is well known to the countless readers of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. In Zen Is Right Here, his teachings are brought to life powerfully and directly through stories told about him by his students. These living encounters with Zen are poignant, direct, humorous, paradoxical, and enlightening; and their setting in real-life contexts makes them wonderfully accessible.

Suzuki Roshi gave profound teachings that were skillfully expressed for each moment, person, and situation he encountered. He emphasized that while the ungraspable essence of Buddhism is constant, the expression of that essence is always changing. Each of the stories presented here is an example of this versatile and timeless quality, showing that the potential for attaining enlightenment exists right here, right now, in this very moment.

This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series.

The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

ISBN
9781611807875
Publisher
Shambhala
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781611807875
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Religion
Triumph of the Sparrow: Zen Poems of Shinkichi Takahashi (English and Japanese Edition)
$21.40
ISBN
9780252012297
By
Takahashi, Shinkichi
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710056
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Everyday Zen: Love & Work
$4.99
Description
Everyday Zen offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living--love, relationships, fear, ambition, suffering. Beck shows how to live each moment to the fullest.
ISBN
9780060607340
By
Joko Beck, Charlotte
Publisher
HarperOne
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124880
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B
Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
$4.99
Description
*Why do seemingly rational, intelligent people commit acts of cruelty and violence?

*What are the root causes of destructive behavior?

*How can we control the emotions that drive these impulses?

*Can we learn to live at peace with ourselves and others?

Imagine sitting with the Dalai Lama in his private meeting room with a small group of world-class scientists and philosophers. The talk is lively and fascinating as these leading minds grapple with age-old questions of compelling contemporary urgency. Daniel Goleman, the internationally bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, provides the illuminating commentary--and reports on the breakthrough research this historic gathering inspired.

Destructive Emotions

Buddhist philosophy tells us that all personal unhappiness and interpersonal conflict lie in the "three poisons" craving, anger, and delusion. It also provides antidotes of astonishing psychological sophistication--which are now being confirmed by modern neuroscience. With new high-tech devices, scientists can peer inside the brain centers that calm the inner storms of rage and fear. They also can demonstrate that awareness-training strategies such as meditation strengthen emotional stability--and greatly enhance our positive moods.

The distinguished panel members report these recent findings and debate an exhilarating range of other topics: What role do destructive emotions play in human evolution? Are they "hardwired" in our bodies? Are they universal, or does culture determine how we feel? How can we nurture the compassion that is also our birthright? We learn how practices that reduce negativity have also been shown to bolster the immune system. Here, too, is an enlightened proposal for a school-based program of social and emotional learning that can help our children increase self-awareness, manage their anger, and become more empathetic.

Throughout, these provocative ideas are brought to life by the play of personalities, by the Dalai Lama's probing questions, and by his surprising sense of humor. Although there are no easy answers, the dialogues, which are part of a series sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute, chart an ultimately hopeful course. They are sure to spark discussion among educators, religious and political leaders, parents--and all people who seek peace for themselves and the world.

The Mind and Life Institute sponsors cross-cultural dialogues that bring together the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist scholars with Western scientists and philosophers. Mind and Life VIII, on which this book is based, took place in Dharamsala, India, in March 2000.

ISBN
9780553381054
By
Goleman, Daniel
Publisher
Bantam
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108993
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Light on Enlightenment
$5.53
Description
A former journalist and Buddhist monk shares his straightforward observations about Buddhism, presenting simple exercises for incorporating Buddhist practice into ordinary life. Original.
ISBN
9781570625145
By
Titmuss, Christopher
Publisher
Shambhala
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108250
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F
Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama
$4.99
Description
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.
ISBN
9780060987015
By
Lama, Dalai
Publisher
HarperPerennial
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
600813
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A
The Buddha: His Life Retold
$8.51
ISBN
9781557784421
By
Mitchell, R A
Publisher
Paragon House
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708372
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B
Luminous Clarity: A Commentary on Karma Chagme's Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
$15.27
Description
An accessible commentary by a popular and respected Tibetan Buddhist master opens the door for Westerners to Karma Chagme's classic text that integrates two of the great meditation systems of Tibet: Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

This book grows out of an oral teaching that Khenchen Thrangu gave in Crestone, Colorado, on Karma Chagme's text Meaningful to Behold: The Essential Instructions of the Compassionate One on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Thrangu Rinpoche explains in lucid detail the advanced meditation practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and also their similarities and differences, including advice on how to safely perform some of the more advanced Dzogchen practices. Many chapters include his answers to questions from the audience, which give the book an intimate feeling.

ISBN
9781559394529
By
Thrangu, Khenchen
Publisher
Snow Lion
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106304
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B
From The Zen Kitchen To Enlightenment: Refining Your Life
$8.41
Description
In the 13th century, Master Dogen wrote a practical manual of instructions for the Zen cook. In drawing paralells between preparing meals for the Zen monastery and spiritual training, however, he reveals more than simply the rules and manners of the Zen kitchen; he teaches us how to cook or refine our lives."
ISBN
9780834801790
By
Dogen
Publisher
Weatherhill
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
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Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710160
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C
Sakyadhita: Daughters of the Buddha
$6.39
Description
Women Buddhist renunciates from East & West talk candidly about their lives.
ISBN
9780937938720
By
Tsomo, Karma Lekshe
Publisher
Snow Lion Pubns
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708698
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B
Becoming a Child of the Buddhas: A Simple Clarification of the Root Verses of Seven Point Mind Training
$5.44
Description
This book contains a fresh translation of one of the best known and most widely studied Buddhist texts, Seven Point Mind Training. In addition to the root verses, readers will find an explanatory commentary by a beloved contemporary Tibetan master, Gomo Tulku. He provides a detailed description of how to train your mind and develop mental qualities which will help bring peace of mind in any circumstance.
ISBN
9780861711390
By
Nicell, Joan
Publisher
Wisdom Publications
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708369
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B
Gateway to Wisdom: Taoist and Buddhist Contemplative and Healing Yogas Adapted for Western Students of the Way
$4.99
ISBN
9780394738789
By
Blofeld, John Eaton Calthrope
Publisher
Shambhala
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
660927
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C
The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator
$24.98
Description
This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India, his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind, conveyed in the Sanskrit texts, with great accuracy.
ISBN
9781590300695
Publisher
Shambhala
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Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
703227
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C
Libérate. Abandona tus temores y descubre el poder del ahora (El Viaje Interior) (Spanish Edition)
$13.59
Description
Basandose en el concepto budista de shenpa, este libro nos ayuda a ver como ciertos habitos mentales tienden a -engancharnos- y nos mantienen atrapados en estados de enfado, culpa, odio hacia nosotros mismos y adiccion. La clave es aprender una nueva manera de afrontar los problemas y las dudas de nuestro dia a dia.
Este metodo implica descubrir tres cualidades inherentes al hecho de ser humanos, tres cualidades basicas que siempre hemos tenido pero que tal vez se han quedado enterradas y hemos casi olvidado. Estas cualidades son: la inteligencia natural, la calidez natural y la apertura natural.
La autora afirma que en todos los seres humanos hay un potencial de bondad, eso supone reconocer que todas las personas, en todas partes, en todo el planeta, tienen estas cualidades y pueden recurrir a ellas para ayudarse a si mismas y a los demas.
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ISBN
9786077626794
By
Chodron, Pema
Publisher
Planeta Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704661
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C
Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening
$5.02
Description
How to find freedom from fear: Buddhist teachings that really work, from a respected contemporary teacher.

Fear is something that's such a part of our lives that it doesn't seem it would be possible to live without it. This book disputes that claim in a powerful way. Gaylon Ferguson presents traditional Buddhist teachings to show that the fear that so often wreaks havoc on us is in fact quite insubtantial--and it's mostly something we create ourselves. If we can learn to see that, it becomes pretty simple to un-create it, and we also discover that there's a natural fearlessness in us that goes far deeper than fear. With this natural bravery as our foundation, we can live our own lives more effectively and also be a better help and comfort to others.

ISBN
9781590309735
By
Ferguson, Gaylon
Publisher
Shambhala
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
702647
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C
If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life
$6.91
Description
Using vignettes and anecdotes from his own life - as well as quotations drawn from sources as varied as the Bible, Yiddish aphorisms, and stand-up comedy - Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister James Ishmael Ford shares the gifts won over his lifetime of full-hearted engagement with the Zen path. I've found myself broken open, Ford says, and found in that opening my fundamental connection to the whole world.

What's more, If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break breathes new life into the Buddhist ideas of karma and rebirth - as well as the Buddhist precepts of ethical action - and finds for them kinship in other spiritual endeavors. Even the most cynical of hearts will find resonance in Ford's compassionate presentation of basic human truths.

ISBN
9781614290391
By
Ford, James Ishmael
Publisher
Wisdom Publications
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106328
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B
The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology
$6.64
Description
In this provocative book, noted Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh offers a dramatic vision of the future of a planet overheated by rapidly disappearing fossil fuels, degraded by massive overconsumption, and besieged by unsupportable population growth. Hanh finds answers to these critical problems in the Buddhist teaching of the impermanence of all things. He demonstrates how this teaching can offer inner peace and help us use our collective wisdom and technology to restore the Earth's balance. Mixing inspiring insights with practical strategies, Hanh cites projects his own monastic community has undertaken that can serve as models for any community. Both his " No Car Day," observed once a week, and the "Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet" can impact our ecological footprint on the Earth. Above all, he shows how acceptance of problems is that first critical step toward a deeper understanding of the best way to care for our Earth.

Includes Thich Nhat Hanh's speech at UNESCO from October 2006 introducing his proposal for a global "No Car Day."

Foreword by Alan Weisman.

ISBN
9781888375886
By
Nhat Hanh, Thich
Publisher
Parallax Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Item SKU
1119814
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D
The Path to Enlightenment
$4.99
Description
This volume contains the 14th Dalai Lama's lucid discourse on the text of the Third Dalai Lama's instructions for attaining enlightenment, the Essence of Refined Gold. The direct approach and personal style make this one of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published. It has sold 20,000 copies.
ISBN
9781559390323
By
Dalai Lama
Publisher
Snow Lion
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119633
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B
Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maurine Stuart
$10.32
Description
Maurine Stuart was a princial American student of Soen Nakagawa Roshi. An accomplished concert pianist as well as a Zen master, she was the guiding teacher of the Cambridge Buddhist Association in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the years since her death in 1990, her reputation as a teacher of great practicality, humor, and compassion has grown far beyond her original circle of students.
ISBN
9781570620942
By
Stuart, Maurine
Publisher
Shambhala
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118587
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B
DHAMMAPADA V198
$5.87
ISBN
9780394721989
Publisher
Vintage
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
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Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1121945
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A
Zen Action/Zen Person
$5.46
ISBN
9780824810238
By
Kasulis, Thomas P
Publisher
University of Hawaii Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124396
Location
F
The Buddha: Buddhist Civilization in India and Ceylon (Makers of New Worlds)
$25.24
ISBN
9780684134017
By
Ling, Trevor Oswald
Publisher
Scribner
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124986
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B
Meeting the Buddha: On Pilgrimage in Buddhist India
$5.87
Description
From E.M. Forster to Peter Matthiessen to Allen Ginsberg, many of the world's most acclaimed writers have traveled to the holy lands of India seeking spiritual enlightenment. Their lyrical and highly personal recollections are compiled here for the first time in one volume, taking readers on a colorful journey to each of the eight Buddhist pilgrimage sites of India.
ISBN
9781573225069
By
Aitken, Molly Emma
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124676
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B
A Mindful Way: Eight Weeks to Happiness
$4.99
Description
Based on her belief that mindfulness is the foundation of a happy and fulfilling life, Jeanie Seward-Magee in A Mindful Way leads the reader through a comprehensive eight-week program towards self-realization and spiritual growth.

Immediately useful, practical advice written in a witty, intimate, and eloquent style, Seward-Magee uses innovative and creative teaching methods and her personal experience to show how simple techniques -writing, breathing, and focusing your awareness-- can transform your life. With humor and compassion, A Mindful Way speaks to those with little or no experience with either Buddhism or spirituality.

A Mindful Waycontains three very simple, potentially life-changing methodologies. "The Key" and "The Two Secrets": "Be still and know I am God," and trainings for deep self-knowledge and gratitude which allow the reader to understand himself and others more wholly. A Mindful Way divides life into seven-year segments, and combined with individually chosen self-reflection exercises, will help the reader examine the question of "Who am I?" The course gradually leads the reader to a deeper understanding that the only thing anyone ever possesses in his or her lives is the present moment.

This is a book for anyone, of any faith, who is looking for ways of enriching their life.
Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh

ISBN
9781888375589
By
Magee, Jeanie Seward
Publisher
Parallax Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708040
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B