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WOMEN OF WISDOM (ARKANA)

By: Allione, Tsultrim

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000044885

ISBN: 0140190724

Condition: Good


Describes the experiences of Buddhism through concise biographies of six Ti betan female mystics, and considers the spiritual potential of all women. View more info

THE BRITISH DISCOVERY OF BUDDHISM

By: Almond, Philip C.

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000044602

ISBN: 0521355036

Condition: Good/Good


This is the first book to examine the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. It was only during the nineteenth century that Buddhi sm became, in the western mind, a religious tradition separate from Hinduis m. As a result, Buddha emerge from a realm of myth and was addressed as a h istorical figure. Almond's exploration of British interpretations of Buddhi sm--of its founder, its doctrines, its ethics, its social practices, its tr uth and value--illuminates more than the various aspects of Buddhist cultur e: it sheds light on the Victorian society making these judgements. View more info

INTERPRETING AMIDA: HISTORY AND ORIENTALISM IN THE STUDY OF PURE LAND BUDDH ISM / EDITION 1

By: Amstutz, Galen

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: State University of New York: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000045015

ISBN: 0791433102

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Examines the history of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism and how orientalist ass umptions have caused the West to ignore this important tradition. Pure Land Buddhism was the largest traditional religion in Japan. It had an enormous impact on Japanese culture and was among the first forms of Buddhism encountered by Western culture. Not only has it been neglected in modern descriptions of Japan, but it also has been relatively ignored by Buddhist studies. T... View more info

CHINNAMASTA: THE AWEFUL BUDDHIST & HINDU TANTRI GODDESS

By: Benard, Elisabeth Anne

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: Montilal Banarsidass: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000044588

ISBN: 8120810651

Condition: Good/Good


This is the first monograph which examines the rare Buddhist and Hindu Tant ric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and forms (namarupa) and t heir symbolism by comparing and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practic es) in Hinduism and Buddhism. The entire Hindu ''Chinnamastatantra'' sectio n from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist ''Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana'' a nd the ''Trikayavajrayoginistuti'' are translated for the first time into E nglish. Since Chinnamasta is a rare goddess, her texts were not popularized or made ''fashionable'' according to the dictates of a particular gr... View more info

DEVELOPING BALANCED SENSITIVITY: PRACTICAL BUDDHIST EXERCISES FOR DAILY LIF E.

By: Berzin, Alexander

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Snow Lion: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000035141

ISBN: 1559390948

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Alexander Berzin introduces a series of techniques for overcoming insensitivity and hypersensitivity. Based on traditional Buddhist sources, they are presented in non-traditional forms suitable for workshops and private practice. The exercises deal with difficult, everyday situations and show how to access our mind's natural talents; dispel nervousness, insecurity, and low self-esteem; make decisions; deconstruct deceptive appearances; and recognize t... View more info

THE HEALING BUDDHA

By: Birnbaum, Raoul Oyan

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000044488

ISBN: 0877737460

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Examines the Healing Buddha in his various manifestations, discusses symbols, colors, and deities that are used as objects of meditation, and relates the history of healing in the development of Buddhism. View more info

BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION: THE MYSTICAL TRADITION OF KUAN YIN (SHAMBHALA DR AGON EDITIONS)

By: Blofeld, John

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000044621

ISBN: 0877731268

Condition: Very Good


This portrait of the Buddhist embodiment of compassion is both an informati ve study by a leading scholar of Buddhism and an engaging account of the au thor's search for the mystical significance of the goddess. An object of jo yous devotion in Chinese folk religion, Kuan Yin is revered for her saving power: it is said that anyone in distress who calls on her with sincerity w ill be rescued from suffering and harm. On a deeper level, Kuan Yin symboli zes the liberating energy of compassion, which is an indispensable aid in t he quest for enlightenment. John Blofeld evokes the charming presenc... View more info

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IT'S EASIER THAN YOU THINK: THE BUDDHIST WAY TO HAPPINESS

By: Boorstein, Sylvia

Price: ¥200.00

Publisher: HarperOne: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000025588

ISBN: 0062512943

Condition: Good


Using delightful and deceptively powerful stories from everyday experiences , beloved Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein demystifies spirituality, chart s the path to happiness through the Buddha's basic teachings, shows how to eliminate hindrances to clear seeing, and develops a realistic course towar d wisdom and compassion. A wonderfully engaging guide, full of humor, memor able insights, and love. View more info

IT'S EASIER THAN YOU THINK: THE BUDDHIST WAY TO HAPPINESS

By: Boorstein, Sylvia

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000045644

ISBN: 0062512935

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Wonderful stories illustrating Buddhist insight and wisdom, showing us all how to live well. "With grace and humor, Sylvia Boorstein lowers the threshold to enlightenment."-- Zalman Schacter-Shalomi. View more info

BUDDHISM, SEXUALITY, AND GENDER

By: Cabezon, Jose Ignacio

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: SUNY Press: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000044989

ISBN: 0791407586

Condition: Good


This book explores historical, textual, and social questions relating to th e position and experience of women and gay people in the Buddhist world fro m India and Tibet to Sri Lanka, China, and Japan. It focuses on four key ar eas: Buddhist history, contemporary culture, Buddhist symbols, and homosexu ality, and it covers Buddhism's entire history, from its origins to the pre sent day. The result of original and innovative research, the author offers new perspectives on the history of the attitudes toward, and of the self-p erception of, women in both ancient and modern Buddhist societies. He... View more info

IN SEARCH OF THE DHARMA: MEMOIRS OF A MODERN CHINESE BUDDHIST PILGRIM / EDI TION 1

By: Chen-hua

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: State University of New York: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045009

ISBN: 0791408469

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is the first and only book in English on modern Chinese Buddhism writt en by a practicing Chinese monk. Chen-hua provides a rare eyewitness accoun t of Chinese monastic life and Buddhist practices before they were changed forever by the Communist revolution. It begins with his departure from home in northern China to study Buddhism in Kiansu and Chekiang in the south an d ends with his rejoining the monastic order in Taiwan after spending sever a... View more info

NICHIREN: LEADER OF BUDDHIST REFORMATION IN JAPAN

By: Christensen, J. A.

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: Jain Pub Co: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000038839

ISBN: 0875730868

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

BUDDHIST WISDOM BOOKS: CONTAINING "THE DIAMOND SUTRA" AND "THE HEART SUTRA"

By: Conze, Edward

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin: 1958

Seller ID: RWARE0000045314

ISBN: 0042940109

Condition: Good/Good


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HUA-YEN BUDDHISM: THE JEWEL NET OF INDRA (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Cook, Francis H.

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Penn State University Press: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000045098

ISBN: 0271012455

Condition: Good


Hua-yen is regarded as the highest form of Buddhism by most modern Japanese and Chinese scholars. This book is a description and analysis of the Chine se form of Buddhism called Hua-yen (or Hwa-yea), Flower Ornament, based lar gely on one of the more systematic treatises of its third patriarch. Hua-ye n Buddhism strongly resembles Whitehead's process philosophy, and has stron g implications for modern philosophy and religion. Hua-yen Buddhism explore s the philosophical system of Hua-yen in greater detail than does Garma C.C . Chang's The Buddhist Teaching of Totality (Penn State, 1971). An ad... View more info

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AWAKENING TO THE SACRED

By: Das, Lama Surya

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Broadway: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000021281

ISBN: 0767902742

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated) no markings throughout, not an ex-l ib edition: Surya Das is like a Buddhist Johnny Appleseed, galavanting across the countryside, planting seeds of spirituality in bare patches of ground. He believes that we are all fertile soil for cultivating the sacred in everyday life. "We all have spiritual DNA," he says. In Awakening to the Sacred, Surya Das heightens his efforts to increase the planet's spirituality quotient by teaching people how to take advantage of their own spiritual resources. Whether Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, or atheist, we can a... View more info

INT TO TANTRIC BUDDHISM

By: Dasgupta, Shashi Bhushan

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000044600

ISBN: 0394730283

Condition: Good


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OSING THE CLOUDS, GAINING THE SKY: BUDDHISM AND THE NATURAL MIND

By: Details, More

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Wisdom Publications: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000021088

ISBN: 0861713591

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. View more info

WALKING THROUGH WALLS : A PRESENTATION OF TIBETAN MEDITATION (NO DUSTJACKET )

By: Dge-dun-blo-gros, Dge-bs?es

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000036517

ISBN: 1559390085

Condition: Very Good


Based on the lectures delivered at the University of Virginia in 1979. View more info

DANGEROUS FRIEND: THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP IN VAJRAYANA BUDDHISM

By: Dorje, Rig'dzin

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000037963

ISBN: 1570628572

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Although Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow in popularity, the crucial relationship between teacher and student remains largely misunderstood. Dangerous Friend offers an in-depth exploration of this mysterious and complex bond, a relationship of paramount importance in Tibetan Buddhist practice. According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the student must have complete trust in the teacher (the dangerous friend) if he or she is to achieve any understandi... View more info

ZEN ENLIGHTENMENT: ORIGINS AND MEANING

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Weatherhill: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000044579

ISBN: 0834801418

Condition: Good


History and essence are tightly interwoven in Zen Buddhism. Zen Buddhists t race their school's way of enlightenment back to the terrains of India and the founder of the Buddhist religion, Shakyamuni. In Zen Enlightenment: Ori gins and Meaning , Heinrich Dumoulin explains how Mahayana Buddhism, origin ating in the spiritual legacy of India, met with Chinese Taoism, an encount er essential to the birth of Zen, the meditation school of Mahayana. And th ere, primarily through the activity of the great masters of the T'ang perio d (618?906), Zen acquired its distinctly Chinese character. Beautiful... View more info