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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 »

One Hundred Years for Freedom – Celebrating Dr. Ambedkar

ONE HUNDRED YEARS FOR FREEDOM The life and work of Dr. Ambedkar provide many valuable lessons for today’s Buddhists – both in terms of illustrating how committed social action can be embraced within the Buddhist tradition and in terms of shining a beacon on Buddhist practice in a country where many people erroneously think Buddhism… 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 »

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 »

Cypress Trees in the Garden

Richard Bryan McDaniel’s Cypress Trees in the Garden: The Second Generation of Zen Teaching in America continues the history of North American Zen which he began in The Third Step East: Zen Masters of America (Sumeru Press, 2015). The earlier book described the pioneers who established Zen practice in North America; this new book focuses… Read more »

The Third Step East

In The Third Step East: Zen Masters of America, Richard Bryan McDaniel continues the story, begun in his earlier work, of the spread of Zen from India to China (Zen Masters of China: The First Step East), thence to Japan (Zen Masters of Japan: The Second Step East), and then to North America and Europe…. Read more »