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Know Where You're Going

by Ayya Khema Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Experience a complete meditation course with one of the West’s most renowned Buddhist teachers.

Know Where You're Going provides a full course of instruction in Buddhist meditation and reflection, and contains...


Unfathomable Depths

by Sekkei Harada, Daigaku Rumme, Hongliang Gu & Heiko Narrog Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Navigate a forgotten classic poem and enrich your practice with famed Zen master Sekkei Harada.

Three of the most pressing issues in any discussion of modern Zen are the true nature and function of Dharma transmission,...


Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo

by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Shohaku Okumura & Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead Wisdom Publications (November 04, 2014)

Abandon your treasured delusions and hit the road with one of the most important Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan.

Eschewing the entrapments of vanity, power, and money, "Homeless" Kodo Sawaki Roshi refused...


Don't Worry, Be Grumpy

by Ajahn Brahm Wisdom Publications (October 21, 2014)

Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and...


Inside the Grass Hut

by Ben Connelly & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (July 08, 2014)

Enter the mind and practice of Zen: apply the insights of one of Zen's classic poems to your life--here and now.

Destined to become a trusted, dog-eared companion.

Shitou Xiqian’s “Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage”...


Introduction to the Lotus Sutra

by Yoshiro Tamura, Michio Shinozaki & Gene Reeves Wisdom Publications (July 15, 2014)

The Lotus Sutra--one of the most popular Buddhist classics--is here accessibly introduced by one of its most eminent scholars.

"Soon after entering university in December of 1943, I was sent to the front as a...


Dongshan's Five Ranks

by Ross Bolleter Wisdom Publications (May 20, 2014)

The first in-depth English commentary on the Five Ranks—a core text of the Zen tradition that teaches what can't be taught—which contains new translations of all of the key texts of the Five Ranks cycle....


Shingon Refractions

by Mark Unno Wisdom Publications (May 13, 2014)

Shingon Buddhism arose in the eighth century and remains one of Japan's most important sects, at present numbering some 12 million adherents. As such it is long overdue appropriate coverage. Here, the well-respected...


Living Yogacara

by Tagawa Shun'ei & Charles Muller Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing...


The Door to Satisfaction

by Thubten Zopa Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come...


Dignity and Discipline

by Thea Mohr & Jampa Tsedroen Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

When the Buddha established his community over twenty-five centuries ago, he did so upon a foundation of radical equality among women and men. And indeed, the earliest Buddhist scriptures celebrate the teachings...


The Book of Kadam

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

The Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atisa and his principal Tibetan student, Dromtonpa. Although it no longer exists as an independent...


Taking the Result as the Path

by Cyrus Stearns & Sakya Trizin Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

The tradition known as the Path with the Result, or Lamdre, is the most important tantric system of meditation practice and theory in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an unprecedented...


Scripture, Logic, Language

by Tom J. F. Tillemans & E. Gene Smith Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Dharmakirti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits, and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakirti...


Daughters of Emptiness

by Beata Grant Wisdom Publications (June 04, 2012)

Women played major roles in the history of Buddhist China, but given the paucity of the remaining records, their voices have all but faded. In Daughters of Emptiness, Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering...


The Heart of the Universe

by Mu Soeng Wisdom Publications (February 10, 2010)

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.

This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with...


Unlimiting Mind

by Andrew Olendzki Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Both broad and deep, this eye-opening book is one of the best available overviews of the radical psychological teachings underlying the Buddhist approach to freedom and peace. Sophisticated without being daunting,...


Realizing Genjokoan

by Shohaku Okumura & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto school of Zen, is renowned as one the world's most remarkable religious geniuses. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful...


Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

by Henepola Gunaratana Wisdom Publications (August 23, 2011)

In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering:...


Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist

by Hee-Jin Kim & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

Eihei Dogen, the founder of the Japanese branch of the Soto Zen Buddhist school, is considered one of the world's most remarkable religious philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a comprehensive introduction...


One City

by Ethan Nichtern Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2011)

What you wear. What you say. What you think/ignore/buy/don't buy... Welcome to One City-Population: Everyone-where EVERYTHING you do matters. You've lived here your whole life, whether you know it or not.

Ethan...


Mindful Therapy

by Thomas Bien Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)

Welcome and much-needed addition to the literature for psychotherapists, therapists-in-training, and occupational therapists and other types of teachers. Mindful Therapy offers to them ways to bring the teachings...


Freeing the Heart and Mind

by Sakya Trizin, Kalsang Gyaltsen & Ani Junga Chodron Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2011)

His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion,...


The Book of Mu

by Melissa Myozen Blacker, James Ishmael Ford & John Tarrant Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)

The word "mu" is one ancient Zen teacher's response to the earnest question of whether even a dog has "buddha nature". Discovering for ourselves the meaning of the master's response is the urgent work of each...


Zen's Chinese Heritage

by Andy Ferguson, Steven Heine & Tenshin Reb Anderson Wisdom Publications (March 09, 2011)

Zen's Chinese Heritage traces twenty-five generations of inlightened Buddhist teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and poetry. The result is an intimate and profound human portrait...


Essence of the Heart Sutra

by Thupten Jinpa & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (September 10, 2005)

For more than two thousand years, the Heart Sutra has been part of the daily life of millions of Buddhists. This concise text, so rich and laden with meaning, concentrates the very heart of Buddhism into a powerful...


The Long Discourses of the Buddha

by Maurice Walshe & Sumedho Thera Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This...


Keep Me in Your Heart a While

by Dosho Port Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2008)

"After my death I will come back and haunt over you, checking on your practice." Dainin Katagiri Roshi, one of the greatest pioneers of Zen in America, said this frequently, teasing Dosho Port and his fellow...


A Heart Full of Peace

by Joseph Goldstein & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (November 10, 2007)

Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know:...


How Much is Enough?

by Richard K. Payne Wisdom Publications (March 10, 2010)

The massive outpouring of consumer products available today might alone lead one to ask "How much is enough?" But at the same time, if we allow ourselves to see the social, political, economic and environmental...


How to Be Sick

by Toni Bernhard & Sylvia Boorstein Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration...


The Great Awakening

by David R. Loy Wisdom Publications (October 01, 1997)

The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great...


The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

by U Silananda, Ruth-Inge Heinze & Larry Rosenberg Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

An absolute essential of Buddhist thought and practice.

In addition to practitioners of Insight meditation, those who engage in other meditation forms such as dzogchen, mahamudra, and zazen will find that The...


Reason's Traces

by Matthew Kapstein Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Reason's Traces addresses some of the key questions in the study of Indian and Buddhist thought: the analysis of personal identity and of ultimate reality, the interpretation of Tantric texts and traditions,...


Entangling Vines

by Thomas Yuho Kirchner, Ueda Shizuteru & Nelson Foster Wisdom Publications (March 18, 2013)

Entangling Vines is a translation of the Shumon Kattoshu, the only major koan text to have been compiled in Japan rather than China. Most of the central koans of the contemporary Rinzai koan curriculum are contained...


The Mind and the Way

by Sumedho & Balangoda Anandamaitreya Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

What would life be like if each one of us chose compassion over anger, loving-kindness over hatred, awareness over ignorance? The Mind and the Way demonstrates a radically simple approach to life, one in which...


Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved

by Jonathan S Watts & Yoshiharu Tomatsu Wisdom Publications (November 19, 2012)

Since its beginning, Buddhism has been intimately concerned with confronting and understanding death and dying. Indeed, the tradition emphasizes turning toward the realities of sickness, old age, and death -...


Nagarjuna's Middle Way

by Mark Siderits & Shoryu Katsura Wisdom Publications (April 22, 2013)

Winner of the 2014 Khyenste Foundation Translation Prize.

Nagarjuna's renowned twenty-seven-chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika) is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school...


Wisdom Energy

by Thubten Yeshe, Thubten Zopa, Jonathan Landaw & Alexander Berzin Wisdom Publications (January 14, 2012)

Wisdom Energy is a simple and compelling introduction to Buddhism by two Tibetan lamas renowned for their insight and skill in teaching Westerners. Containing an entire meditation course, it goes to the heart...


The Ceasing of Notions

by Michelle Bromley, Myokyo-ni, Martin Collcutt & Soko Morinaga Wisdom Publications (December 17, 2012)

Among the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, discovered in the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls--ancient texts unknown for centuries. The Ceasing of Notions is one such text....


The Arts of Contemplative Care

by Willa B Miller, Cheryl A Giles, Judith Simmer-Brown & Pat Enkyo O'Hara Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the...


Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path

by Takamaro Shigaraki & David Matsumoto Wisdom Publications (February 18, 2013)

In his Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, Takamaro Shigaraki examines Shin Buddhism anew as a practical path of spiritual growth and self-transformation, challenging assessments of the tradition as a passive religion...


Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

by Lhundub Sopa, Beth Newman, David Patt & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (October 28, 2007)

Geshe Lhundub Sopa's Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path, Tsongkhapa's monumental Lamrim Chenmo...


Walking the Way

by Robert Rosenbaum & Sojun Mel Weitsman Wisdom Publications (April 22, 2013)

Walking the Way affirms that, like yin and yang, the flowing spontaneity of Tao and the precise simplicity of Zen find perfect balance with one another. Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum brings the two traditions together...


Faces of Compassion

by Taigen Dan Leighton & Joan Halifax Wisdom Publications (May 15, 2012)

Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes...


Making Zen Your Own

by Janet Jiryu Abels Wisdom Publications (January 23, 2012)

In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings,...


Novice to Master

by Soko Morinaga & Belenda Attaway Yamakawa Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2012)

Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.

In his singularly humorous and...


To Dispel the Misery of the World

by Ga Rabjampa, Rigpa Translations & Appey Wisdom Publications (February 20, 2012)

"Offered here is the pith advice on mind training according to the great vehicle. This is the path followed by all the buddhas and their children of the past, present, and future, the most profound instruction...


Journey to Certainty

by Anyen & Allison Choying Zangmo Wisdom Publications (June 12, 2012)

Approachable yet sophisticated, this book takes the reader on a gently guided tour of one of the most important texts Tibetan Buddhism has to offer. "Certainty" in this context refers to the unshakeable trust...


Tantra

by Tashi Tsering, Gordon McDougall & Thubten Zopa Wisdom Publications (July 10, 2012)

In this sixth and final volume in the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, Geshe Tashi Tsering brings his familiar, helpful approach to the esoteric practices of Buddhist tantra. Anticipating the many questions...