0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (2)
  • R50 - R100 (14)
  • R100 - R250 (1,198)
  • R250 - R500 (2,445)
  • R500+ (3,992)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General

Awakening My Heart - Essays, Articles and Interviews on the Buddhist Life (Paperback): Andrea Miller Awakening My Heart - Essays, Articles and Interviews on the Buddhist Life (Paperback)
Andrea Miller
R429 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover): Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge Religious Journeys in India - Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers (Hardcover)
Andrea Marion Pinkney, John Whalen-Bridge
R1,743 Discovery Miles 17 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Zen Echoes - Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Chan Masters (Paperback): Beata Grant, Susan Moon Zen Echoes - Classic Koans with Verse Commentaries by Three Female Chan Masters (Paperback)
Beata Grant, Susan Moon
R371 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R20 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Radical Compassion - Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of Rain (Hardcover): Tara Brach Radical Compassion - Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of Rain (Hardcover)
Tara Brach
R601 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R114 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Buddhist & Freudian Psychology (Paperback): Padmasiri de Silva Buddhist & Freudian Psychology (Paperback)
Padmasiri de Silva
R626 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R168 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents comparative perspectives on the nature of mind, motivation, conflict, anxiety and suffering, as well as the therapeutic management of these problems, in both the writings of Sigmund Freud and the discourses of the Buddha. The nature of the instinct of sexuality, ego instinct and the death instinct in Freud are compared to parallel concepts in Buddhism. This fourth edition has been revised and updated and looks at the emerging dialogue between Buddhism and psychotherapy. It includes new chapters on the nature of the unconscious, the therapeutic basis of early Buddhist psychology, and the Freudian search for the ideal therapeutic model.

Meaningful to Behold - Becoming a Friend of the World (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Meaningful to Behold - Becoming a Friend of the World (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
R492 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R77 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this effectively in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world who have such strong compassion they are able to transform all their daily activities into methods to benefit others. The path of the Bodhisattva was exquisitely explained in the universally loved poem Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by the 8th century master Shantideva. With this commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the effectiveness and profundity of this way of life are clearly revealed and made practical for our modern world.

The Mind Illuminated - A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness... The Mind Illuminated - A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness (Paperback)
John Yates, Matthew Immergut, Jeremy Graves
R659 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R108 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Greek Buddha - Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia (Paperback): Christopher I Beckwith Greek Buddha - Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia (Paperback)
Christopher I Beckwith
R577 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R126 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pyrrho of Elis went with Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Greek invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334-324 BC. There he met with early Buddhist masters. Greek Buddha shows how their Early Buddhism shaped the philosophy of Pyrrho, the famous founder of Pyrrhonian scepticism in ancient Greece. Christopher I. Beckwith traces the origins of a major tradition in Western philosophy to Gandhara, a country in Central Asia and northwestern India. He systematically examines the teachings and practices of Pyrrho and of Early Buddhism, including those preserved in testimonies by and about Pyrrho, in the report on Indian philosophy two decades later by the Seleucid ambassador Megasthenes, in the first-person edicts by the Indian king Devanampriya Priyadarsi referring to a popular variety of the Dharma in the early third century BC, and in Taoist echoes of Gautama's Dharma in Warring States China. Beckwith demonstrates how the teachings of Pyrrho agree closely with those of the Buddha Sakyamuni, "the Scythian Sage." In the process, he identifies eight distinct philosophical schools in ancient northwestern India and Central Asia, including Early Zoroastrianism, Early Brahmanism, and several forms of Early Buddhism. He then shows the influence that Pyrrho's brand of scepticism had on the evolution of Western thought, first in Antiquity, and later, during the Enlightenment, on the great philosopher and self-proclaimed Pyrrhonian, David Hume. Greek Buddha demonstrates that through Pyrrho, Early Buddhist thought had a major impact on Western philosophy.

The Buddhist Sects of Japan - Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries (Paperback): E.Steinilber- Oberlin The Buddhist Sects of Japan - Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries (Paperback)
E.Steinilber- Oberlin
R1,142 Discovery Miles 11 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into many sects with greatly differing doctrines, though all profess a method destined to elevate the soul and a method of action. The understanding of this spiritual movement is an important key to the understanding of the contemporary Japanese state of mind, and The Buddhist Sects of Japan gives the first complete account of it in the English language.

Not About Being Good - A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics (Paperback): Subhadramati Not About Being Good - A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics (Paperback)
Subhadramati
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While there are numerous books on Buddhist meditation and philosophy, there are few books that are entirely devoted to the practice of Buddhist ethics. Here Subhadramati, an experienced teacher of meditation and ethics, communicates clearly both their founding principles and the practical methods to embody them. She begins by stating that Buddhist ethics don't see human nature as something to be beaten into submission, tamed or domesticated. Buddhism is not trying 'to cure life of itself'. Buddhism is about fulfilling our human nature, not diminishing it, and its ethics are both the means and the expression of this fulfilment. In Buddhism, being ethical means being truly human. Buddhist ethics are thus not about conforming to a set of conventions, not about 'being good' in order to gain material, social or religious rewards. Instead, as Subhadramati outlines, living ethically springs from the awareness that other people are essentially no different from ourselves. We can, if we choose, actively develop this awareness, through cultivating more and more love, clarity and contentment.Helping us to come into a greater harmony with all that lives, including ourselves, this is ultimately a guidebook to a more satisfactory life.

Making Fields of Merit - Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand (Paperback): Monica Lindberg Falk Making Fields of Merit - Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand (Paperback)
Monica Lindberg Falk
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Religion plays a central role in Thai society with Buddhism intertwined in the daily lives of the people. Religion also plays an important role in establishing gender boundaries. The growth in recent decades of self-governing nunneries and the increasing interest of Thai women in a Buddhist monastic life are notable changes in the religion-gender dynamic. This anthropological study addresses religion and gender relations, analysing this through the lens of the lives, actions and role in Thai society of Buddhist nuns (mae chii). It raises questions about how the position of Thai Buddhist nuns outside the Buddhist sangha affects their religious legitimacy and describes recent moves to restore a Theravada order of female monks.

Contemporary Buddhist Ethics (Hardcover): Damien Keown Contemporary Buddhist Ethics (Hardcover)
Damien Keown
R3,046 Discovery Miles 30 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This innovative volume brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects including human rights, animal rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, and contemporary business practice.

Living Wisely - Advice from Nagarjuna's Precious Garland (Paperback): Sanghara Kshita Living Wisely - Advice from Nagarjuna's Precious Garland (Paperback)
Sanghara Kshita
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do we live wisely? Sangharakshita outlines how in this companion volume of commentary on Nagarjuna's Precious Garland, showing us how to use our positive ethical position, our momentum in goodness, to develop a deep understanding of the nature of life. In the companion volume, Living Ethically, Sangharakshita showed us that to live a Buddhist life we need to develop an ethical foundation. Ethical living means being motivated increasingly by love, contentment and awareness. However, from a Buddhist viewpoint, this 'being good' is not good enough. We become good in order to be wise. Although ultimately the most satisfying of all human endeavours, here we learn that the development of wisdom is also not an easy task. The truth of things is elusive, subtle and even frightening. So we need to get to it by developing both a more non-literal and reflective intelligence, and greater maturity and courage.

Early Buddhism: A New Approach - The I of the Beholder (Hardcover): Sue Hamilton-Blyth Early Buddhism: A New Approach - The I of the Beholder (Hardcover)
Sue Hamilton-Blyth
R3,042 Discovery Miles 30 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building on the author's previous published work, this book focuses on the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism, drawing out and explaining the way they relate in terms of experience. It presents a coherent picture of these issues in the context of Buddhist teachings as a whole and suggests that they represent the heart of what the Buddha taught. This book will be of primary interest to scholars working within all fields of Buddhist studies.

Introduction to Buddhism - An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life (Paperback): Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Introduction to Buddhism - An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life (Paperback)
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
R292 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Beginning with Buddha's life story, this compelling guide reveals how Buddha's
extraordinary wisdom is the method to achieve lasting happiness and freedom from
life's problems. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing
transformative qualities such as inner peace, love, and joy. The essential principles of
Buddhism and the Buddhist way of life are accessible to beginners, and this clear
presentation will also inspire those who have been practicing for years.

The Vimalakirti Sutra (Paperback, Revised): Burton Watson The Vimalakirti Sutra (Paperback, Revised)
Burton Watson
R635 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R106 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most popular Asian classics for roughly two thousand years, the Vimalakirti Sutra stands out among the sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism for its conciseness, its vivid and humorous episodes, its dramatic narratives, and its eloquent exposition of the key doctrine of emptiness or nondualism. Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha but a wealthy townsman, who, in his mastery of doctrine and religious practice, epitomizes the ideal lay believer. For this reason, the sutra has held particular significance for men and women of the laity in Buddhist countries of Asia, assuring them that they can reach levels of spiritual attainment fully comparable to those accessible to monks and nuns of the monastic order.

Esteemed translator Burton Watson has rendered a beautiful English translation from the popular Chinese version produced in 406 C.E. by the Central Asian scholar-monk Kumarajiva, which is widely acknowledged to be the most felicitous of the various Chinese translations of the sutra (the Sanskrit original of which was lost long ago) and is the form in which it has had the greatest influence in China, Japan, and other countries of East Asia. Watson's illuminating introduction discusses the background of the sutra, its place in the development of Buddhist thought, and the profundities of its principal doctrine: emptiness.

The Sound of Liberating Truth - Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng (Hardcover): Paul Ingram, Sallie... The Sound of Liberating Truth - Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng (Hardcover)
Paul Ingram, Sallie B. King
R3,048 Discovery Miles 30 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Offers essays and dialogues by well-known Buddhist and Christian scholars on topics that were of primary interest to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the volume was created. Topics include interreligious dialogue, ultimate reality, nature and ecology, social and political issues of liberation, and ultimate transformation or liberation.

Imaging Wisdom - Seeing and Knowing in the Art of Indian Buddhism (Hardcover): Jacob N. Kinnard Imaging Wisdom - Seeing and Knowing in the Art of Indian Buddhism (Hardcover)
Jacob N. Kinnard
R3,042 Discovery Miles 30 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This book contributes to the history of religions and Buddhist studies fields by focussing on what is a far too frequently ignored aspect of religious experience: visual images.

Buddhism Day by Day - Wisdom for Modern Life (Paperback): Daisaku Ikeda Buddhism Day by Day - Wisdom for Modern Life (Paperback)
Daisaku Ikeda
R374 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R56 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With brief, easily absorbed wisdom from the precepts of Nichiren, a 13th-century Buddhist priest, this collection of day-to-day musings can be enjoyed by casual readers and devoted followers alike. Covering a wide span of topics -- from life and death to courage and winning -- the practical information and encouragement are ideal for those seeking to find a deeper understanding of this ancient philosophy.

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I - Zen (Hardcover, New edition): Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I - Zen (Hardcover, New edition)
Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki; Edited by Richard M. Jaffe
R1,276 R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 Save R256 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki is considered a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many in the West encountered Buddhism for the very first time through his writings and teaching, and for nearly a century his work and legacy have contributed to the ongoing religious and cultural interchange between Japan and the rest of the world, particularly the United States and Europe. As an early and influential representative of Zen Buddhism outside of Japan, Suzuki shaped the global conversation about the nature of religious practice for much of the twentieth century. This is the first of a multivolume series gathering the full range of Suzuki's writings. Volume 1 ("Zen") presents a collection of Suzuki's classic essays as well as lesser-known but equally influential articles on Zen Buddhist thought and practice. Chinese and Japanese characters, which were originally removed from most post-World War II editions of Suzuki's essays, have been reinstated, and the romanization of Buddhist names and technical terms has been updated uniformly throughout the volume. This collection also contains an in-depth introduction to Suzuki's approach to Zen that places his influence in the context of modern developments in religious thought, practice, and scholarship, making this a useful edition for contemporary scholars and students of Buddhism.

The Authority of Experience - Readings on Buddhism and Psychology (Hardcover): John Pickering The Authority of Experience - Readings on Buddhism and Psychology (Hardcover)
John Pickering
R3,046 Discovery Miles 30 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of writings presents contemporary views on the integration of Buddhism in the West. Over the past few decades Buddhism has deepened its presence in the West and as a result teachings and practices are becoming integrated with those of Western psychology in a more productive way. The decline of mechanism and positivism offers new opportunities to bring together Western Buddhist views of the mind and its relationship to its surroundings. Written by psychologists and scholars, the essays discuss many of the difficult questions raised by Buddhism's increased presence. In particular the issue of the balance between authenticity and accessibility is examined. Buddhist traditions are often perceived as inaccessible and too firmly fixed to a cultural framework with some people, especially women, left feeling alienated and undervalued. However, by responding to this by attempting to synthesise Buddhism with the values of contemporary culture can lead to doubts about authenticity and dilution. Examining these issues and many more, the contributors seek to bring Buddhism into a realistic and informed relationship with contemporary Western thought.

Buddhism 101 - From Karma to the Four Noble Truths, Your Guide to Understanding the Principles of Buddhism (Hardcover): Adams... Buddhism 101 - From Karma to the Four Noble Truths, Your Guide to Understanding the Principles of Buddhism (Hardcover)
Adams Media
R296 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R88 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Buddhism was founded thousands of years ago, and has inspired millions of people with its peaceful teachings. This book highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern reader, with explanations of mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more. Whether you're just looking to understand Buddhism, or exploring the philosophy in your own life and own journey to Enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know.

Buddha in Your Mirror (Paperback): Hochswender W Buddha in Your Mirror (Paperback)
Hochswender W
R324 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R50 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

While the notion that "happiness can found within oneself" has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one's health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.

How to Be Sick - Your Pocket Companion (Paperback): Toni Bernhard How to Be Sick - Your Pocket Companion (Paperback)
Toni Bernhard
R259 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R50 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Freedom from Anger - Understanding it, Overcoming it, and Finding Joy (Paperback): Alubomulle Sumanasara Freedom from Anger - Understanding it, Overcoming it, and Finding Joy (Paperback)
Alubomulle Sumanasara
R354 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R21 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Why Buddhism Is True - The Science and…
Robert Wright Paperback  (2)
R283 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040
Buddha's Office - The Ancient Art of…
Dan Zigmond Hardcover R397 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310
'n Stil gemoed - 'n Inleiding tot die…
Rob Naim Paperback R153 Discovery Miles 1 530
Wherever you go, there you are…
Jon Kabat-Zinn Paperback R416 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160
Black and Buddhist - What Buddhism Can…
Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Cheryl A. Giles Paperback R442 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690
Buddha Wisdom Divine Feminine - The…
Sofan Chan R214 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480
Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept…
Douglas Duckworth, Malcolm David Eckel, … Paperback R991 Discovery Miles 9 910
Think Like a Monk - Train Your Mind for…
Jay Shetty Hardcover R711 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020
Linked Lives - Elder Care, Migration…
Michele Ruth Gamburd Paperback R815 Discovery Miles 8 150
Buddha is as Buddha Does - The Ten…
Lama Surya Das Paperback R319 Discovery Miles 3 190

 

Partners