Category Archives: Buddhism & Jainism

The Selfless Mind by Harvey

Peter Harvey. The Selfless Mind: Personality, Consciousness and Nirvana in Early Buddhism. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, repr. 2004. Paperback, 293 pp. This excellent work was first published in 1995, and the present reprint is timely and welcome. Harvey, who is … Continue reading

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The Nyingma School by Dudjom Rinpoche

Dudjom Rinpoche (Jikdrel Yeshe Dorje). The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History. Transl . and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein. Foreword by Shenpen Dawa Rinpoche. Boston: Wisdom Publications, rev. ed. 2002. Hardcover, 1584 pp. H. H. … Continue reading

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The Lawudo Lama by Jamyang Wangmo

Jamyang Wangmo (Helly Pelaez Bozzi). The Lawudo Lama: Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region. Foreword by H. H. the Dalai Lama. Boston, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 2005. Paperback, xxxix + 434 pages. In some ways, the present volume is three … Continue reading

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The Great Treatise by Tsongkhapa

Tsong-kha-pa. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Transl. by The Lam Rim Chenmo Translation Committee. Editor’s Preface by Joshua C. Cutler. Foreword by Robert Thurman. Introduction by D. Seyfort Ruegg. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion, 2000-2004. Hardcover, … Continue reading

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The Great Image compiled by Nyingpo

Yudra Nyingpo. The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator. Transl. by Ani Jinba Palmo. Foreword by Dilgo Khyentse. Introductions by Thinley Norbu, Dzongsar Khyentse, and Ala Zenkar. Boston, Mass.: Shambhala Publications, 2004. Paperback, xxxiii + 332 pp. Vairocana … Continue reading

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The Four Noble Truths by Tsering

Tashi Tsering. The Four Noble Truths: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 1. Ed. by Gordon McDougall. Foreword by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2005. Paperback, xvi + 168 pp. The four noble truths are fundamental to all forms of … Continue reading

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The End to Suffering by Mishra

Pankaj Mishra. An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. New York: Picador, 2004. Paperback, 422 pp. Born in 1969, Mishra wrote his first novel at the age of seventeen. After studying English literature at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in … Continue reading

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The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons by Loy and Goodhew

David R. Loy and Linda Goodhew. The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy. Boston, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 2004. Paperback, xi + 155 pages. The best stories have a timeless quality, because the wisdom they contain is … Continue reading

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The Dhammapada transl. by Fronsdal

Fronsdal, Gil. The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic With Annotations. Foreword by Jack Kornfield. Boston, Mass.: Shambhala, 2006. Paperback, xxx + 152 pp. As with Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra, there are numerous English renderings of the Dhamma-Pada, the first having been published … Continue reading

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The Buddha in the Jungle by Tiyavanich

Kamala Tiyavanich.The Buddha in the Jungle. Foreword by Stanley O’Connor. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books/Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004. Paperback, xxiv + 380 pages. If you love stories, as do most people, and are curious about Theravāda Buddhism in … Continue reading

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