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Catholicism and Zen

Catholicism and Zen Richard Bryan McDaniel 210 pages, 6.14″ x 9.21″   Ever since Catholic priests from Portugal and Spain entered Japan in the 1500’s on missions to convert the Japanese to Christianity, a quiet transformation has been taking place, beginning among those Jesuit missionaries and spreading into the present day among American and European… Read more »

INCOGNITO: The Astounding Life of Alexandra David-Neel

INCOGNITO: The Astounding Life of Alexandra David-Neel By Dianne Harke YA Fiction Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969) was an astounding explorer and world-traveler. She was one of the first Westerners to visit Tibet, and voyaged extensively through Africa, India, China, Indochina, Japan and Europe – all at a time when women were rarely seen in such a pursuit! Author of… Read more »

Lotus Petals in the Snow: Voices of Canadian Buddhist Women

Lotus Petals in the Snow is the result of outreach extended across Canada with the goal of bringing together the work of scholars and stories from practitioners, scholar-practitioners, Dharma students, teachers, nuns and laywomen. With pieces covering a vast landscape of experiences, this book is one of the few to focus entirely on the voices of Canadian Buddhist Women…. Read more »

Rebirth

Drawing upon the Pali Canon, this exploration reconstructs the series of events that culminated in Samana Gotama cutting off all defilements, becoming an Arhant and the Buddha. Detailing the experience that took place while Gotama was sitting under the Bodhi Tree some 2500 years ago, in the three watches of that critical night (6 –… Read more »

Understanding the Chinese Buddhist Temple

Understanding the Chinese Buddhist Temple

UNDERSTANDING THE CHINESE BUDDHIST TEMPLE is a collection of annotated photos taken in 2009 and 2010 at Ching Kwok Chinese Buddhist Temple, located in Toronto, Ontario. The book is arranged as a walk-around, featuring pictures of the main shrine hall, the main altar, all of the statues, close-up details of many statues, the various chapels, offering… Read more »

An American Buddhist Life

From the beginning of Charles Prebish’s involvement with Buddhism in 1965, Buddhism has made huge inroads on the North American continent, and world-wide, both in terms of its scholarship and globalization. He has been fortunate enough to know and work with an incredible group of brilliant scholars who remain alive: Luis Gómez, Lewis Lancaster, Donald… Read more »

Natural Appearances, Natural Liberation

Natural Appearances, Natural Liberation

NATURAL APPEARANCES, NATURAL LIBERATION A Nyingma Meditative Guide on the Six Bardos of Living and Dying By Master Tam Shek-wing Translated by Samten Migdron Foreword by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche This commentary is based on the six bardos teachings from a series of hidden treasure texts known as the Profound Dharma of Natural Liberation through the Intention of… Read more »

Lama Chopa

Lama Chöpa

LAMA CHÖPA The Guru Puja Composed by Panchen Lozang Chökyi Gyaltsen Perfect bound paperback, 52 pages, 5” x 8″ (Pocket edition) Translated by Robert Preece. Foreword by Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Performance notes by Karma Yönten Gyatso. Lama Chöpa is a practice of guru devotion special to the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In Sanskrit, lama… Read more »

Rimey Lama Chopa

RIMEY LAMA CHOPA: A Tibetan Rimey Tantric Feast, A Rite to Invoke the Supreme Nectar of Wisdom by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, translated by Glenn Mullin and with a foreword by Ven. Matthieu Ricard. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was someone whose inner journey led him to an extraordinary depth of knowledge and enabled him to be, for… Read more »

Walk Like a Mountain

Walk Like a Mountain is the definitive guide to walking as Buddhist practice, not just for the serious practitioner, but for anyone who wants to bring more contemplative depth to their everyday walks. From kinhin during zazen sessions to pilgrimage and beyond, this handbook offers the “how-to” with clarity and insight. Posture, hand positions and… Read more »