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By Nancy Wilson Ross. 1980
A long-time student of Asian life and thought offers a guide for both the uninitiated and the practitioner. She explores… Buddhist history and philosophy and the schools of Hinayana, Tibetan, and Zen. 1980.
By Peter Harvey. 1990
Harvey's account of the 2,500-year history of Buddhism describes its development from origins in India, its expansion throughout Asia, and… its introduction into Europe and America. He discusses the practices of ethics, devotion, monasticism, and meditation, pointing out the diversity within Buddhist traditions as well as the beliefs and rites common throughout the Buddhist world. 1990.
By Sylvia Fraser. 2001
Sylvia Fraser's three-month pilgrimage to India in search of "something larger than myself, something deeper, something more." Travelling 12,000 kilometres… as a solitary traveler across deserts and through jungles, she visits sacred sites such as the twilight city of Varanasi on the Ganges and the Golden Temple of the Sikhs; spends time with a Hindu sect up Mount Abu and meditates eleven hours a day for ten days in a Buddhist retreat while observing a vow of silence. 2001.
By Steve Hagen. 1999
This work provides a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and awareness in particular - the book is all… about being "awake" and in touch with what is going on here and now. The author's observations and insights are plain, practical and down-to-earth and deal exclusively with the present, not with theory, speculation or belief in some far-off time or place. This book should be of interest to anyone wanting to discover (or rediscover) the essence of Buddhism in accessible language, free of all the trappings and religious ritual. 1999, c1997.
By Pema Chödrön. 2000
American Buddhist nun describes how to apply her religion’s philosophy to achieve happiness. Explains how to communicate, experience difficult emotions,… and become compassionate using eight worldly dharma or basic Buddhist beliefs. 2000, c1997.
By Thomas Merton. 1995
Reflections of a noted Trappist monk and writer on major religions of the East. Defines and describes Taoism, Buddhism, Sufism,… and Hinduism. Observes principles and themes that these religions share with their Western counterparts. Includes introductory materials by George Woodcock. 1995.
By Deepak Chopra. 2010
With words like 'depression' and 'recession' in the air, the author underlines the importance of keeping an eye on the… positive aspects of life and finding ways to experience joy no matter what is happening to you. This book explains how to maintain an optimistic outlook and experience the benefits of having a happy heart and soul, no matter what the circumstances. 2010.
By Thich Nhat Hanh. 1988
The author is a poet, Zen master, and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. He draws from Buddhist psychology, epistemology,… and contemporary physics, and uses many anecdotes to accompany the reader on this journey from mindfulness to insight. 1988.
By Peter Matthiessen. 2003
1973. Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan… blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty. 2003.
By Stephen R Prothero. 2005
By Pico Iyer. 2008
Iyer, a travel writer, essayist and novelist, has known the Dalai Lama, spiritual and political leader of Tibet, for more… than 30 years. Organizing his observations by aspects of the Dalai Lama's work and character: icon, monk, philosopher, politician, Iyer plumbs different sides of His Holiness, whom he demythologizes even as he expresses a clear-eyed respect for his achievements. 2008.
By Suryacitta. 2011
By Daniel Goleman, Matthieu Ricard, Jesse Browner. 2018
Drawing from fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational account of… how to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world. 2018. Uniform title: Plaidoyer pour le bonheur.
By Chi-Young Kim, Hyemin. 2017
The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this mindfulness guide, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist meditation… teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life. By offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas--including relationships, love, and spirituality--Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves. 2017.
By Jinananda. 2010
This short book outlines the fundamental elements of Buddhism by recounting the life and ministry of the Buddha. For Buddhists… the teaching and example of the Buddha remains the core of their beliefs and way of life. 2010.
By Jon Kabat-Zinn, Yolande Du Luart. 2012
" En 1979, le Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn s'associe à l'université du Massachusetts pour créer le Centre de recherche clinique pour… la réduction du stress. Ses méthodes, fondées sur les techniques bouddhiques de la méditation et de la pleine conscience, obtiennent très vite des succès remarquables, tant auprès de grands malades dont les souffrances sont enfin apaisées qu'auprès de victimes de troubles psychiques qui reprennent goût à la vie. Mais le programme du Dr Kabat-Zinn propose aussi des applications préventives, comme la création d'une consultation pour les minorités urbaines défavorisées, ou l'élaboration d'un travail avec des prisonniers sur la maîtrise de leur agressivité. Avec Où tu vas, tu es, Jon Kabat-Zinn, professeur de médecine et docteur en biologie moléculaire, a voulu élargir son public en s'adressant à tous ceux qui se laissent dévorer par le stress et la tension de la vie quotidienne. À ceux-là, toujours plus nombreux, il offre ce petit livre de sagesse qui ne se veut pas une méthode, mais une introduction à la pleine conscience, un livre désormais devenu un classique dans le monde entier. " -- 4e de couv. 2012. Titre uniforme: Wherever you go, there you are.
The author touches on the universals of human experience with wisdom and wit, so that we may confront our own… foibles with disarmingly gentle humour. Many stories are true to life tales that help us to develop a deeper understanding of mindfulness and compassion and wisdom. 2005.
By Sonia Choquette, Patrick Tully. 1997
Using examples drawn from her students and clients, a teacher interprets spiritual laws and suggests applications. Proposes nine creative principles… for achieving miracles, joy, a sense of abundance, security, and peace. Reflects on Jesus' and Buddha's influences in her life. Provides a step-by-step approach to experiencing God's love. c1997.
By Paul Reps. 1971
Zen Buddhism conveys its profound truths through epigrams, parable and brief enigmatic and often amusing stories of the masters. In… addition to "101 Zen Stories", this volume contains "The Gateless Gate", a collection of "koans" or puzzles and "10 Bulls", an account of a bull-hunt. 1971.
By Jean-Claude Carrière, dalaï-lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso. 1994