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Product Description: Many books have been published in recent years on the topic of mahamudra, or meditation on the fundamentally clear nature of the mind. This book is different in the systematic way it draws from a variety of source texts in order to construct a complete, graded path of practice informed by an understanding of the particular obstacles faced by meditators in the West...read more

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9780861713042 | Wisdom Pubns, September 28, 2006, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Many books have been published in recent years on the topic of mahamudra, or meditation on the fundamentally clear nature of the mind.

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A classic account of a man's spiritual pilgrimage through Tibet just before the Chinese invasion of 1950 features a new introduction that places the author's experiences and discoveries in a historical context.

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9781585674657 | Overlook Pr, October 20, 2005, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A classic account of a man's spiritual pilgrimage through Tibet just before the Chinese invasion of 1950 features a new introduction that places the author's experiences and discoveries in a historical context.

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9781585677856 | Overlook Pr, September 6, 2006, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins. It can ruin families, wreck one's health, destroy peace of mind and, at its worst, lead to murder, genocide, and war...read more

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9780195169751 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 15, 2004, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: An authority on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy offers a study of anger and its destructive influence and explains how anger can be transformed by wisdom into a powerful force for change.

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9780195312089 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 23, 2006, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Heated words, cool malice, deadly feuds, the furious rush of adrenaline-anger is clearly the most destructive of the seven deadly sins.

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A lavishly illustrated, large-format visual tour of modern Tibet draws on the photographer's fifteen years of travel and includes multi-dimensional images of its vast landscapes, spiritual temples, and rich cultural life.

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9781585677412 | Overlook Pr, February 28, 2006, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: A lavishly illustrated, large-format visual tour of modern Tibet draws on the photographer's fifteen years of travel and includes multi-dimensional images of its vast landscapes, spiritual temples, and rich cultural life.

A best-selling author and one of America's leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy offers an illuminating comparison between anger as understood in the Christian West and the Buddhist East.

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9788449318498 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, February 28, 2006), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: A best-selling author and one of America's leading authorities on Buddhism and Eastern philosophy offers an illuminating comparison between anger as understood in the Christian West and the Buddhist East.

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A first guide to the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism by the creator of the Sounds True cassette series outlines an accessible, eleven-step system for pursuing happiness and enlightenment using a metaphor based on the Buddhist jewel tree tradition. By the author of Infinite Life. 40,000 first printing.

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9780743257626 | Atria Books, February 1, 2005, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Outlines an eleven-step system for pursuing happiness and enlightenment using a metaphor based on the Buddhist jewel tree tradition.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781564558312 | Sounds True, January 1, 2001, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Tibetan Buddhism’s Abundant "Jewel Tree" Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings.

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Product Description: Smile of the Buddha explores the influences of Asian world-views and particularly Buddhism on the art of Europe and America in the modern era. In an informative and perceptive introduction and essays on twenty well-known artists, Jacquelynn Baas analyzes how the teachings of the Buddha offered alternatives to Western intellectual conceptions of art and traces the various ways this inspiration materialized in artworks...read more

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9780520242081 | Univ of California Pr, July 1, 2005, cover price $58.95 | About this edition: Smile of the Buddha explores the influences of Asian world-views and particularly Buddhism on the art of Europe and America in the modern era.

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Product Description: Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone...read more

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9781591793175 | Sounds True, May 30, 2005, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings.

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Furnishing a life-changing series of lessons, a guide to understanding the human role in the universe and the path to true fulfillment introduces the Seven Virtues, which integrate the power of the body and mind to reduce negative consequences and enhance the positive. Reprint.

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9781594480690 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, February 19, 2005), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Furnishing a life-changing series of lessons, a guide to understanding the human role in the universe and the path to true fulfillment introduces the Seven Virtues, which integrate the power of the body and mind to reduce negative consequences and enhance the positive.

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9780975373408 | Bilingual edition (Amer Inst of Buddhist Studies, December 30, 2004), cover price $56.00

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Product Description: This is the first complete English translation of the second chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha) , often accorded pride of place as the first volume of the Tibetan Tanjur...read more
By Robert A. F. Thurman (introduced by), Vesna A. Wallace (trans) and Thomas F. Yarnall (editor)

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9780975373415 | Bilingual edition (Amer Inst of Buddhist Studies, June 30, 2004), cover price $56.00 | About this edition: This is the first complete English translation of the second chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha) , often accorded pride of place as the first volume of the Tibetan Tanjur.

Furnishing a life-changing series of lessons, a guide to understanding the human role in the universe and the path to true fulfillment introduces the Seven Virtues, which integrate the power of the body and mind to reduce negative consequences and enhance the positive.

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9781573222679 | Riverhead Books, March 1, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Furnishing a life-changing series of lessons, a guide to understanding the human role in the universe and the path to true fulfillment introduces the Seven Virtues, which integrate the power of the body and mind to reduce negative consequences and enhance the positive.

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9781593973704 | Abridged edition (St Martins Pr, February 1, 2004), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A guide to understanding the human role in the universe and the path to true fulfillment introduces the seven virtues, which integrate the power of the body and mind to reduce negative consequences and enhance the positive.

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Product Description: From Tibet, the wind blows the blessings of the Buddha out over the Earth. The couriers of these benedictions are the brightly colored prayer flags (PF). Printed with designs & prayers handed down through many centuries, Tibetan PF encapsulate the deep beauty & wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist beliefs...read more
By Robert A. F. Thurman (foreword by) and Tad Wise

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9780756787714 | Diane Pub Co, January 30, 2002, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: From Tibet, the wind blows the blessings of the Buddha out over the Earth.

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Product Description: Illustrates, explains and celebrates 241 examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries. The authors discuss the religious meaning and use of tangkas, Buddhist iconography and the aesthetics of tangka paintings, sculpture and mandalas. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780810982048 | Expanded edition (Harry N Abrams Inc, September 1, 2000), cover price $34.98 | About this edition: Illustrates, explains and celebrates 241 examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries.

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Chronicles the journey of Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and his students to Mount Kailash, a remote site of spiritual significance in Tibet, and covers the challenges, both physical and metaphysical, that they faced. Reprint. (view table of contents)

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9780553103465 | Bantam Dell Pub Group, April 1, 1999, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: This true story of spiritual mountain adventure is told by a trekking group's leader, a teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and one of its members, a student struggling to acclimate both physically and emotionally to his surroundings.

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9780553378504 | Reprint edition (Bantam Dell Pub Group, August 1, 2000), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Explores Tibetan Buddhism as part of a spiritual and physical journey to Mount Kailash, holiest of the Himalayan mountains, to reach sacred graveyards, majestic monasteries, and meditation caves.

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In a moving collection of photographs of a culture under siege, more than 150 black and white photographs record every aspect of Tibetan life, from monks who meditate surrounded by candles made of Yak wax to ordinary peasant people. Tour.

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9780670886456 | Viking Pr, October 1, 1999, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Photographs record every aspect of Tibetan life, from monks who meditate surrounded by candles made of yak wax to ordinary peasant people

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Product Description: Tibet's sacred paintings are among the most marvelous creations of the human spirit, eye, and hand, a fascinating part of the great tapestry of the history of world civilizations. Arising from the Buddhist enlightenment movement, this art seeks not only to delight the viewer, but also to move and inspire the heart and spirit of the human being who seeks a deeper meaning for life and a higher future for all humanity...read more

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9780810963870 | Harry N Abrams Inc, April 1, 1999, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Tibet's sacred paintings are among the most marvelous creations of the human spirit, eye, and hand, a fascinating part of the great tapestry of the history of world civilizations.

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The first American Tibetan Buddhist monk offers a sensitive and insightful exploration of Buddhist traditions, showing their special and life-affirming implications for modern society and discussing how to steer civilization onto a wiser path. Reprint. 30,000 first printing. PW.

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9781573220903 | Riverhead Books, March 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The first American Tibetan Buddhist monk shares his own philosophies for enlightening readers and the world, based on a thirty-year friendship with the Dalai Lama and firsthand experience of the social revolutions of India, China, and Tibet

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9781573227193 | Riverhead Books, March 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The first American Tibetan Buddhist monk shares his own philosophies for enlightening readers and the world, based on a thirty-year friendship with the Dalai Lama and firsthand experience of the social revolutions of India, China, and Tibet

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Product Description: Una introduccion extraordinaria a los conocimientos basicos del budismo. Horizontes del espiritu, una forma de vivir y de pensar que busca la felicidad suprema en la conciencia total de uno mismo y del universio.

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9788479272548 | Robinbook, July 1, 1998, cover price $20.90 | About this edition: Una introduccion extraordinaria a los conocimientos basicos del budismo.

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This volume presents the art and philosophy of mandala design in 100 examples, including the Copper Palace of Padmasambhava from Bhutan, a painted and gilded star mandala from Japan and the Kalachakra Father-Mother from Tibet. A history and overview of mandala art is also presented.

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9780500280188 | Gardners Books, November 3, 1997, cover price $28.70 | About this edition: This volume presents the art and philosophy of mandala design in 100 examples, including the Copper Palace of Padmasambhava from Bhutan, a painted and gilded star mandala from Japan and the Kalachakra Father-Mother from Tibet.
9781570622977 | Shambhala Pubns, October 1, 1997, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "Mandala" is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "sacred circle that protects the soul.

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Presenting more than ninety sacred images of Buddha--both Eastern and Western, ancient and modern--in the form of paintings, carvings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings, this treasury invites readers to contemplate the face of enlightenment. IP.
By Frank Olinsky and Robert A. F. Thurman (introduced by)

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9780811817776 | Chronicle Books Llc, November 1, 1997, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Surveys the portrayal of the Buddha figure in art throughout history
9780756763589 | Diane Pub Co, January 1, 1997, cover price $20.00

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