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From Buddhism in Afghanistan to Zen Buddhism, this book offers an in-depth overview of this fascinating religion.In approximately 700 A-to-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of Buddhism" provides easy access to the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of Buddhism and the way it is practiced today. Although the primary focus of the encyclopedia is clearly on Buddhism in all its forms, this... more...

The Dalai Lama opens The Middle Way with an elegant argument for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life. From there, he connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition. His Holiness delivers a sparklingly clear teaching on how the Buddhist ideas of emptiness and interdependency relate to personal experience and bring a deeper understanding of the world around us. In down-to-earth style, this book sets... more...

Every meditation tradition explains that there are two aspects to any effective meditation practice: insight and concentration. In Mindfulness in Plain English, author Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, a monk from Sri Lanka and venerated teacher of Buddhism, offered basic instruction on the meaning of insight (or vipassana) meditation through concepts that could be applied to any tradition. In Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, he presents the levels of... more...

In this timely book, authors Matthew and Terces Engelhart present the idea that love before appearances is the antidote to our spiritual, environmental, and social degradation. Exploring topics such as mission statements, manager as coach, human resources as a sacred culture, and inspirational meetings, they offer a manual for building a spiritual community at the workplace—a vital concept in an age when work consumes the bulk of most adults’... more...


The Buddha was the first most active missionary in the world.He wandered from place to place for forty five years preaching His doctrine to the masses and the intellegentsia.Till His last moment,He served humaity both by example and by percept.His distinguished disciples followed suit.Penniless,they even travelled to distant lands to propogate the Dhamma,expecting nothing in return. This treatise,written by a member of the Order of the Sangha,is based... more...

India is the guardian of a rich and ancient culture,and the seat of Buddhism.Mystic monasteries on Himalayan slopes,richly carved stupas and lush gardens,cavernous dwellings with exquisite paintings - India is home to all these and more. In this her seventh book,respected historian Aruna Deshpande travels the length and breadth of the country to track down the imprints of Buddhism.Never before has any historian presented every major Buddhist site... more...

The audience for smart, carefully-researched, informative books on sex is vast and growing. Tantrism, an ancient branch of Hinduism and Buddhism that regards sex as a form of worship and first emerged in India 4,000 years ago, is fast becoming one of the main attractions in America's multi-billion-dollar self-improvement industry. This new Comprehensive guide to the techniques of Tantric sex is a must-have for all those who want to improve and expand... more...

Using Buddhist thought, explores and challenges the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre.

Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of feminism. In fact, many ordained Buddhist women say they seek higher ordination so that they might be better Buddhist practitioners, not for... more...