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  • My Journey to Lhasa

    The Personal Story of the only White Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City

    This early-twentieth-century adventure travel memoir by a female explorer is “the sort of thriller yarn that keeps you up all night and is too soon over” (Ms.).In this extraordinary mix of travelogue and autobiography, Madame Alexandra David-Néel details her 1923 expedition to Lhasa as the first Western woman to enter Tibet’s Forbidden City. Recounting how she traveled with her adopted son, posing ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Nagarjuna's Advice for Buddhists

    Geshe Sopa's Explanation of Letter to a Friend

    by Lhundub Sopa ...
    A modern commentary by a beloved Tibetan teacher on a classical Indian Buddhist text and an introduction to Buddhism by one of the tradition’s most famous authors. A teaching on how to live a Buddhist life in contemporary society.Letter to A Friend, by the great Indian philosopher Nagarjuna, is one of the best-known introductions to Buddhism in classical Indian Buddhist literature. In this warm ... Read more

    $33.99 USD

  • How to Eat

    Book 2 - Mindfulness Essentials
    How to Eat is part of the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, illuminating the basics of mindfulness practice. These short meditations cover everything from eating with others and enjoying our food to connecting with the Earth. Nhat Hanh inspires a joyful and sustainable relationship with all aspects of eating, including gardening, food shopping, preparing, serving, and ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Buddhahood in This Life

    The Great Commentary by Vimalamitra

    Discover a profound text that has influenced Tibetan teachers for generations. Buddhahood in This Life is a complete translation of the earliest Tibetan commentary on the Dzogchen secret instructions.Available for the first time in English, Buddhahood in This Life presents the Great Commentary of Vimalamitra—one of the earliest and most influential texts in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Four Noble Truths And The Eightfold Path

    by Paul Carus ...
    This is the extended edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism In this book Paul Carus compiles the fundamental teachings of the Buddha: the four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and Buddha's sermons and advice to his disciples. In this reading, Buddha explains how nirvana can result from the discipline of the Noble Eightfold ... Read more

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  • The Phoenix

    An Illustrated Overview of Occultism and Philosophy

    AS the repositories of a universal sacred learning, the sanctuaries of the pagan gods were protected and served by hierarchies of illumined priests who, consecrated to the spirit of Truth, labored unceasingly to acquaint evolving humanity with the dual mystery of human origin and destiny. The ancient temples have crumbled away. The holy orders of that day have vanished from the earth. A new ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Sayings of Layman P'ang

    A Zen Classic of China

    These wise and funny stories have been an inspiration to spiritual practice for more than twelve centuries, particularly for all those who follow the Buddhist path as laypeople. Layman P’ang (740–808) was a merchant and family man who one day put all his money and possessions in a boat and sunk it in a river, so that he could devote his life to the study of the dharma. His wife, son, and daughter ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Ramayana

    A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic

    by Ramesh Menon ...
    The great Indian epic rendered in modern proseIndia's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India's cultural and religious expression, the Ramayana was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and struggle to rescue his ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • How We Live Is How We Die

    Discover newfound freedom in life’s ever-constant flow of endings and beginnings with the wise words of Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and bestselling author of When Things Fall ApartAs much as we might try to resist, endings happen in every moment—the end of a breath, the end of a day, the end of a relationship, and ultimately the end of life. And accompanying each ending is a beginning, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Jewels of the Middle Way

    The Madhyamaka Legacy of Atisa and His Early Tibetan Followers

    series Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
    Jewels of the Middle Way documents an important tradition of Madhyamaka and provides insight into both the late Indian Buddhist blend of Madhyamaka and tantra and the Kadampa school founded by the Indian Buddhist master Atisa.This book presents a detailed contextualization of the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) school in India and Tibet, along with translations of several texts in the Bka’ gdams gsung ... Read more

    $29.95 USD

  • The Buddha's Single Intention

    Drigung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön's Vajra Statements of the Early Kagyü Tradition

    series Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
    The definitive presentation of one of the most unique and compelling works of classical Tibetan literature.This book presents an influential and extraordinary teaching of the Kagyü tradition of Tibetan Buddhism known as the Single Intention by the master Drigung Jikten Sumgön (1143–1217), along with its chief commentaries, principally the Light of the Sun by Rikzin Chökyi Drakpa (1595–1659).Early ... Read more

    $64.99 USD

  • Perfect Conduct

    Ascertaining the Three Vows

    All religions teach codes of ethical behavior. So too does Buddhism. This books is a translation of an indispensable exposition of the three sets of vows that are central to Tibetan Buddhist codes of discipline--the pratimoksa vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the liberation of all beings; the vows of the esoteric path of tantra.Here, the late ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    50th Anniversary Edition

    Named one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century (Spirituality & Practice)A 50th Anniversary edition of the bestselling Zen classic on meditation, maintaining a curious and open mind, and living with simplicity."In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Start Where You Are

    A Guide to Compassionate Living

    The perennially helpful guide to transforming our pains and difficulties into opportunities for genuine joy and personal growth, from the beloved Buddhist nun and author of When Things Fall ApartWe all want to be fearless, joyful, and fully alive. And we all know that it’s not so easy. We’re bombarded every day with false promises of ways to make our lives better—buy this, go here, eat this, don’t ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition

    A Handbook for Living

    by Dalai Lama ...
    A beloved classic—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai LamaNearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Hungry Ghosts

    by Andy Rotman ...
    Classical stories and depictions of hungry ghosts not only tell us a great deal about Buddhism in the ancient world—they also speak to the modern human condition.The realm of hungry ghosts is one of the unfortunate realms of rebirth in the Buddhist cycle of existence, and those reborn there are said to have led lives consumed by greed and spite. Hungry ghosts are often described as having enormous ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The World of Angels (Malaikah) & Demon (Jinn) In Islam Religion

    In common folklore, angels or malaikah are thought of as good forces of nature, hologram images, or illusions. Western iconography sometimes depicts angels as fat cherubic babies or handsome young men or women with a halo surrounding their head. In Islamic doctrine, they are real created beings who will eventually suffer death, but are generally hidden from our senses.They are not divine or semi ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand

    A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment

    Translated by Michael Richards ...
    Pabongka Rinpoche was one the twentieth century's most charismatic and revered Tibetan lamas, and in Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand we can see why. In this famous twenty-four-day teaching on the lamrim, or stages of the path, Pabongka Rinpoche weaves together lively stories and quotations with frank observations and practical advice to move readers step by step along the journey to buddhahood ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • Siddhartha

    Authored by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha is one of the most influential spiritual works of the twentieth century. It is the story of a young man who decides to leave his wife and kids and embark on a journey of suffering and rejection to finally find peace within and attain salvation.The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Zen

    The Authentic Gate

    by Yamada Koun ...
    Whether a beginner or at the highest level of practice, learn Zen from one of the greatest masters of the twentieth century.Why practice Zen? What sets Zen apart from religion? What are its different practices?These questions, and more, are examined and answered by Zen Master Koun Yamada, whose Dharma heirs include Robert Aitken, Ruben Habito, and David Loy. Through compelling stories and a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

    Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems such an ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Book of Bushido

    The Complete Guide to Real Samurai Chivalry

    This is the book on bushido, the much-cited but widely misrepresented samurai code of honour. Drawing on authentic historical texts, it is a detailed and accurate exploration of medieval life in Japan and the samurai, a must-have for anyone with a love of martial arts or Japanese history.This is the go-to volume on bushido ("the way of the warrior"), drawing on a wide range of historical sources ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Living Buddhism

    Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community

    In Living Buddhism, Julia Cassaniti explores Buddhist ideas of impermanence, nonattachment, and intention as they are translated into everyday practice in contemporary Thailand. Although most lay people find these philosophical concepts difficult to grasp, Cassaniti shows that people do in fact make an effort to comprehend them and integrate them as guides for their everyday lives. In doing so, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Book

    On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

    by Alan Watts ...
    A revelatory primer on what it means to be human and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence, by “perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West" (Los Angeles Times).At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, ... Read more

    $4.99 USD