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Fall 2012 Trade Catalog

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Wisdom Publications The Leader in Contemporary and Classic Buddhist Works CONTENTS Fall 2012 and Related Titles — 3 Recent and Notable Backlist Titles — 14 Information for the Trade and Media — 34 Academic Examination and Desk Copies — 34 Cooperative Advertising, Rights and Permissions — 34 Foreign Language Representatives — 35

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Fall 2012 Titles

New from Bhante G., Bestselling Author of Mindfulness in Plain English

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Gunaratana “A wonderful addition to the In Plain English series.” —Matthew Flickstein, author of The Meditator’s Workbook and The Meditator’s Atlas n simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares what the Buddha said about mind9781614290384 192 pages | $15.95 fulness in his instructional talks and eBook 9781614290421 explains how we can use these principles AUGUST 2012 to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. While based on a classic text, the Satipatthana Sutta, this presentation is thoroughly modern, in Bhante’s trademark plain-English style. The practice of contemplating the Four Foundations—mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind, and phenomena themselves—is recommended for people at every stage of the spiritual path. As the Buddha says, everyone “should be exhorted, settled, and established in the development of these Four Foundations of Mindfulness.”


“A joyous gift from this beloved teacher.” —Mu Soeng, author of The Heart of the Universe and The Diamond Sutra BHANTE GUNARATANA is one of the most venerable and senior members of the Buddhist community. He is the founder of the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, and he travels and teaches on six continents. For more from Bhante G., see page 13.


Wisdom’s Children’s Titles

The Banyan Deer A Parable of Courage and Compassion Rafe Martin, illustrations by Richard Wehrman 9780861716258 Hardcover | 5.5” x 6.5” | 48 pages | $15.00 eBook 9780861719396

Taneesha Never Disparaging M. LaVora Perry 9780861715503 5” x 7.5” | 216 pages | $8.95 eBook 9780861717781

Her Father’s Garden James Vollbracht, illustrations by Janet Brooke 9780861711178 8.5” x 11” | 40 pages | $12.95

Prince Siddhartha The Story of Buddha Jonathan Landaw and Janet Brooke 9780861716531 7.75” x 10” | 144 pages | $19.95 eBook 9781614290162

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda Story by Lauren Alderfer Illustrations by Kerry Lee MacLean 9780861716838 Hardcover | 8” x 10” | 32 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861718504


Fall 2012 Titles

Moody Cow Learns Compassion Kerry Lee MacLean “Kerry Lee MacLean continues to entertain and inform through her delightful stories. Thank you, Moody Cow, for showing us how to cultivate compassion.” —Lauren Alderfer, author of Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

9781614290339 Hardcover 10” x 8” | 32 pages | $16.95 eBook 9781614290322 AUGUST 2012

his delightful sequel to Moody Cow Meditates reintroduces Peter, aka Moody Cow, and his mischievous friend Bully. The boys encounter a snake named Jaws, and Peter watches as Bully revels in the deaths of the crickets he feeds the snake. Peter’s discomfort earns him a new nickname from Bully: “Coward Cow.” Luckily, Peter’s grandfather—the beloved old steer from Moody Cow Meditates—brings serenity as he gently teaches Bully to compassionately identify with other beings. The story ends with everyone sharing a laugh—even Jaws and the crickets! This book also includes two activities—compassionate cricket release and compassionate worm rescue—for parents and children.


KERRy LEE MACLEAn is the author of Moody Cow Meditates, Peaceful Piggy, and numerous other children’s books, and she is the illustrator of Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Look for the Moody Cow Mind Jar App for your iPhone or iPad this summer! Moody Cow Meditates Kerry Lee MacLean 9780861715732 Hardcover | 10” x 8” 32 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861719945

“Fills a distinct void in kid literature.” —Publishers Weekly


Fall 2012 Titles

If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break Field Notes from a Zen Life James Ishmael Ford “A sparklingly refreshing offering. Read and delight!” —Dosho Port, author of Keep Me in Your Heart a While

9781614290391 5” x 8” | 200 pages | $16.95 eBook 9781614290438 SEPTEMBER 2012

“A must-read addition to the growing literature on ‘Western Zen’ with an engaging clarity and informed, easygoing sophistication.” —Zoketsu norman Fischer, author of Sailing Home

rawing on sources as diverse as the Old Testament and stand-up comics, James Ishmael Ford reflects on his more than four decades of walking the Path and the Big Questions asked and answered (in his words: “sort of”). He examines the nature of Awakening and what it means to work toward it— helping us see, in the words of one chapter title, “Some of What Zen Practice Is, and a Little of What It Isn’t.” This book explores the fascinating issues of karma and rebirth from the deconstructing perspective of Zen in a way that resonates with a wide audience. And perhaps most significantly, Ford takes a fresh and nuanced look at the Buddhist ethical precepts—which Ford frames as Seven Suggestions.


JAMES ISHMAEL FORD is the author of Zen Master WHO? and the coeditor of The Book of Mu. He is an ordained Zen priest, one of the guiding teachers of Boundless Way Zen, and a Unitarian Universalist minister at the First Unitarian Church of Providence. Ford lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


Fall 2012 Titles

The Arts of Contemplative Care Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work Edited by Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller Foreword by Judith Simmer-Brown Preface by Pat Enkyo O’Hara “This inspiring collection marks the coming of age of Buddhist chaplaincy. It will be the principal handbook for such ministries in the years to come.” —Christopher Queen, editor of Engaged Buddhism in the West

9780861716647 Hardcover 384 pages | $34.95 eBook 9781614290377 OCTOBER 2012

he Arts of Contemplative Care collects the voices of pioneers in the exciting new domain of vocational Buddhism. This anthology captures the richness and diverse practices of socially engaged Buddhism within the context of the fields of chaplaincy and ministry that until recently were dominated primarily by Judeo-Christian faith traditions. The stories in this volume reveal to the reader how the practices and concepts of the Buddhist tradition are uniquely suited to nourishing both those who give and those who receive care. This book will inspire readers to apply their spiritual practice in engaged contexts and will provide nourishment to those called to serve as caregivers.


“Destined to become the core text of Buddhist chaplaincy. A radical and wise offering to the world.” —noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx

CHERyL A. GILES is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Francis Greenwood Peabody Professor of the Practice in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Harvard Divinity School. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

WILLA B. MILLER is the author of the book Everyday Dharma and the guiding teacher of natural Dharma Fellowship. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.


Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Series

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Series


teps on the Path to Enlightenment is the landmark commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo—perhaps the most elaborate and elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path—from renowned scholar Geshe Sopa.

Volume 1: The Foundation Practices 9780861713035 Hardcover | 608 pages | $29.95 eBook 9780861717736 Foundational Practices covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa’s explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to seize the essence of human life, his instructions on the contemplation of death and impermanence, and going for refuge.

Volume 2: Karma 9780861714810 Hardcover | 512 pages | $29.95 eBook 9780861717743 Karma focuses on the key Buddhist concepts of karma (cause and effect) and dependent origination. never has a book gone into such clear detail on karma—a concept that, despite many references in popular culture, is too often misunderstood.

Volume 3: The Way of the Bodhisattva 9780861714827 Hardcover | 624 pages | $29.95 eBook 9781614290308 The Way of the Bodhisattva describes bodhicitta, the universal altruism that distinguishes Mahayana Buddhism, and explains the first four of the six bodhisattva perfections—the means by which bodhisattvas strive to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others.


Fall 2012 Titles

Like a Waking Dream The Autobiography of Geshe Lhundub Sopa Geshe Lhundub Sopa with Paul Donnelly Includes a sixteen-page color insert! rom the time he was a child, Geshe Sopa knew he would be a Buddhist monk. He was not chosen, as some are, to inherit the estate of a deceased master as a reincarnate tulku. Instead, as the only child of elderly farmers, he diligently worked his way up 9780861713134 Hardcover through the ranks of his provincial 384 pages | $24.95 monastery, eventually becoming an eBook 9781614290360 accomplished scholar and serving as a OCTOBER 2012 debate partner for the Dalai Lama. Geshe Sopa lived through the turbulent political changes in his homeland during the 1950s and ed to India upon the takeover of Tibet by Chinese Communist forces. In the early 1960s, the Dalai Lama chose him to be part of a delegation to the United States, changing his life forever. The account of his years in Tibet preserves valuable insight and details about a now-vanished world.


GESHE LHUnDUB SOPA is an emeritus professor of South Asian studies at the University of Wisconsin and a respected monk and spiritual teacher. He is the founder of Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon, Wisconsin, where he lives. He is the author of Steps on the Path to Enlightenment.

PAUL DOnnELLy is an associate professor and director of the religious studies program at northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.


Teachings of the Buddha Series

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha A New Translation of the Sa˙yutta Nik›ya Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi 9780861713318 Hardcover | 2080 pages | $95.00 eBook 9780861719730

The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha A Translation of the Majjhima Nik›ya Translated by Bhikkhu Ñ›˚amoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi 9780861710720 Hardcover | 1424 pages | $49.95 eBook 9780861719822

The Long Discourses of the Buddha A Translation of the Dıgha Nik›ya Translated by Maurice Walshe 9780861711031 Hardcover | 648 pages | $45.00 eBook 9780861719792

In the Buddha’s Words An Anthology of Discourses from the P›li Canon Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi 9780861714919 512 pages | $18.95 eBook 9780861719969

Great Disciples of the Buddha Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy nyaponika Thera and Hellmuth Hecker Edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi 9780861713813 448 pages | $18.95 eBook 9780861718641


Fall 2012 Titles

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha A Translation of the Aºguttara Nik›ya Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi his volume contains a full translation of the Aºguttara Nik›ya, the fourth collection of the Buddha’s discourses in the P›li Canon. The Aºguttara arranges the discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme 9781614290407 that promotes retention and easy comHardcover prehension. Its primary focus is practice, 1936 pages| $75.00 which it treats from a wide-angle pereBook 9781614290445 spective, advancing from basic ethical NOVEMBER 2012 observances to the highest meditative attainments. The Aºguttara is also distinguished among the Nik›yas by its interest in types of persons, which it describes in detail, often with stunning similes. This volume is destined to be upheld as the definitive translation of this foundational sacred work.


Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk and leading P›li language scholar, renowned for his systematic and elegant translations of Buddhist scriptures. Born and raised in new york City, he studied at Brooklyn College and Claremont Graduate University. After completing his studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received ordination in 1973, under the late Ven. Ananda Maitreya, the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk of recent times. There he was appointed editor and later president for the Buddhist Publication Society in Sri Lanka. He returned to the U.S. in 2002 and currently resides at Chuang yen Monastery in Carmel, new york, and is in demand worldwide as a translator, speaker, and Buddhist teacher.


Fall 2012 Titles

Wisdom Energy Wisdom ENERGY

Basic Buddhist Teachings Lama yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche “Immensely practical advice and suggestions.”—The Middle Way

Basic BuddhisT

T each i ng s Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“This is a superb book.” —Resource Magazine


isdom Energy is a simple and compelling introduction to Buddhism by two 9781614290018 160 pages | $15.95 Tibetan lamas renowned for their eBook 9781614290469 insight and skill in teaching Westerners. OCTOBER 2012 Containing an entire meditation course, it goes to the heart of basic Buddhist practice, discussing the meaning and purpose of meditation, the causes of dissatisfaction and unhappiness, and the methods for subduing them and gaining control over our minds and lives. Wisdom Energy still preserves the power, humor, and directness of the lamas’ first teaching tour of north America in 1975, giving the reader the feeling of having an intimate audience with two highly respected teachers.

LAMA yESHE was born in Tibet in 1935, attended Sera Monastic University in Lhasa for nearly twenty years, and followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959. He taught Westerners from 1965 until his passing in 1984. He is the author of Introduction to Tantra, When the Chocolate Runs Out, and The Bliss of Inner Fire.


the director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of over 150 Buddhist centers, monasteries, health clinics, and schools. He is the author of many books, including Transforming Problems into Happiness and How to Be Happy. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


From Bhante Gunaratana Over 250,000 sold! Mindfulness in Plain English 20th Anniversary Edition 9780861719068 224 pages | $14.95 eBook 9780861719990 indfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. In all his books, Bhante G. writes in his trademark engaging and jargon-free style.


Journey to Mindfulness The Autobiography of Bhante G. 9780861713479 272 pages | $18.95 eBook 9780861718832

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation 9780861715299 240 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861719952

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness Walking the Buddha’s Path 9780861711765 288 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719204


Recent Titles

The Mindful Writer Noble Truths of the Writing Life Dinty W. Moore 9781614290070 Hardcover | 4.5” x 6.5” | 152 pages | $12.95 eBook 9781614290155 “Moore provides a fresh approach with this compact book of practical and philosophical truths for both novice and veteran writers.” —Publishers Weekly This Truth Never Fails A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons David Rynick 9781614290087 5” x 8” | 248 pages | $15.95 eBook 9781614290247 “This book features keen observations and a gentle charm; Rynick shows an ability to find grace in the smallest detail.”—Publishers Weekly

Enlightenment to Go Shantideva and the Power of Compassion to Transform Your Life David Michie 9780861717576 | 288 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861716944 One of Spirituality & Health’s Best Spiritual Books of 2011 “With good humor and deep insight, Enlightenment to Go offers a tangible blueprint for increased happiness. Readers will thoroughly enjoy the journey.”—Pilar Jennings, author of Mixing Minds


Recent Titles

Making Zen Your Own Giving Life to Twelve Key Golden Age Ancestors Janet Jiryu Abels 9780861717026 200 pages | $16.95 eBook 9781614290292 “By personalizing Zen lineage masters, these seemingly untouchable mystics are situated anew in a practitioner’s narrative of Buddhism.” —Buddhadharma Living by Vow A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts Shohaku Okumura 9781614290100 320 pages | $18.95 eBook 9781614290216 “An important and much-needed book.” —Steven Hagen, author of Buddhism Plain and Simple

Journey to Certainty The Quintessence of the Dzogchen View: An Exploration of Mipham’s Beacon of Certainty Anyen Rinpoche, translated and edited by Allison Graboski 9781614290094 248 pages | $17.95 eBook 9781614290179 “A must-read for philosophers and practitioners.” —Erik Pema Kunsang, author of Wellsprings of the Great Perfection


Recent Titles

To Dispel the Misery of the World Whispered Teachings of the Bodhisattvas Ga Rabjampa, foreword by Khenpo Appey, translated by Rigpa Translations 9781614290049 224 pages | $16.95 eBook 9781614290186 “Reading Ga Rabjampa’s commentary helps us realize that love, compassion, and kindness are not mere abstract good wishes but are far more rich and profound.”—Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, author of What Makes You Not a Buddhist

Tibetan Calligraphy How to Write the Alphabet and More Sanje Elliott Foreword by Sarah Harding 9780861716999 7” x 10” | 104 pages | $14.95 eBook 9781614290285 “A lovely book that will inspire students with its shining examples.” —The Asian Reporter

Like a Yeti Catching Marmots A Little Treasury of Tibetan Proverbs Pema Tsewang, Shastri 9781614290001 5.5” x 6.5” | 176 pages | $15.95 eBook 9781614290346 “Whether you are reconnecting to the proverbs of your elders or learning a new saying to share with friends, this book can find a welcome spot in the center of any home. Keep it on your kitchen table, and you’ll be prepared. you never know when you might find a use for one of these gems.”—Mandala


Recent Titles

Insight into Emptiness Khensur Jampa Tegchok Edited by Thubten Chodron 9781614290131 336 pages | $18.95 eBook 9781614290223 “This is one of the best introductions to the philosophy of emptiness I have ever read.” —José Ignacio Cabezón, XIV Dalai Lama Chair, UC Santa Barbara Tantra The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Volume 6 Geshe Tashi Tsering Foreword by Lama Zopa Rinpoche 9781614290117 240 pages | $16.95 eBook 9781614290124 Understanding the questions many have about tantra’s colorful imagery and veiled language, Geshe Tsering gives straight talk on the various stages of tantric development. Faces of Compassion Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression— An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism Revised Edition Taigen Dan Leighton Foreword by Joan Halifax 9781614290148 352 pages | $18.95 eBook 9781614290230 “Edifying and imaginative. A modern spiritual classic.”—Spirituality & Health


Little Books of Wisdom

Full of insightful life lessons and humor, with short passages that are ideal for daily reflection, these little books make great gifts.

How to Be Happy Lama Zopa Rinpoche 9780861711963 Hardcover | 4.5” x 6.5” | 144 pages | $9.95 eBook 9780861719280 “Elegant, practical, and beautifully produced. It makes the perfect gift.” —Mandala

When the Chocolate Runs Out Lama yeshe 9780861712694 Hardcover | 4.5” x 6.5” | 176 pages | $9.95 eBook 9780861718795 “Lively and enlightening.” —Spirituality & Practice

A Heart Full of Peace Joseph Goldstein 9780861715428 Hardcover | 4.5” x 6.5” | 128 pages | $9.95 eBook 9780861719464 “Down-to-earth, good-humored, keenly interested in the play of mind.” —Inquiring Mind


Young Voices & Pop Culture

Hardcore Zen Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth About Reality Brad Warner 9780861713806 | 224 pages $14.95 | eBook 9780861719891 “Entertaining, bold, and refreshingly direct.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

Blue Jean Buddha Voices of Young Buddhists Edited by Sumi Loundon Foreword by Jack Kornfield 9780861711772 | 256 pages | $16.95 “A bellwether anthology.” —The New York Review of Books

The Dharma of Star Wars Matthew Bortolin 9780861714971 224 pages | $14.95 “Entertaining and insightful.” —Tricycle


From His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

We are proud to be the leader in English-language publications from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here are just a few of his important works.

Essence of the Heart Sutra The Dalai Lama’s Heart of Wisdom Teachings His Holiness the Dalai Lama Translated and edited by Geshe Thupten Jinpa 9780861712847 192 pages | $14.95 eBook 9780861719808

The Middle Way Faith Grounded in Reason His Holiness the Dalai Lama Translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa 9780861715527 Hardcover | 200 pages | $19.95 eBook 9780861719921

Meditation on the Nature of the Mind His Holiness the Dalai Lama Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub José I. Cabezón 9780861716289 232 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861716296


From His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

The Compassionate Life His Holiness the Dalai Lama 9780861713783 128 pages | 6.25� x 7.25� | $11.95 eBook 9780861718184

The Meaning of Life Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect His Holiness the Dalai Lama Edited and translated by Jeffrey Hopkins Foreword by Richard Gere 9780861711734 164 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861719518

Mind in Comfort and Ease The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection His Holiness the Dalai Lama Foreword by Sogyal Rinpoche 9780861714933 Hardcover | 352 pages | $24.95

Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying An Exploration of Consciousness His Holiness the Dalai Lama Edited and narrated by Francisco J. Varela, Ph.D. 9780861711239 264 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861717651



Saltwater Buddha A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea Jaimal yogis 9780861715350 256 pages | $14.95 eBook 9780861719983 “An open love letter to life on the road.” —Tricycle

The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed A Mother’s Story of Loss and Hope Kathleen Willis Morton 9780861715657 192 pages | $15.95 “Extraordinarily moving, beautiful, and totally life-affirming.” —Mandala

Bad Dog! A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places Lin Jensen 9780861714865 288 pages | $15.95 “Amazing and sincere.” —Turning Wheel


Poetry & Fiction

Everything Yearned For Manhae’s Poems of Love and Longing Translated and introduced by Francisca Cho 9780861714896 Hardcover | 6.5” x 7.5” 192 pages | $15.00 Winner of the Daesan Foundation Literary Award

Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry Edited by Andrew Schelling 9780861713929 416 pages | $22.00 “nothing else comes close.” —Pacific Rim Review of Books

Nixon Under the Bodhi Tree and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction Edited by Kate Wheeler Foreword by Charles Johnson 9780861713547 288 pages | $16.95 “Stellar. never compromising in delight.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW


Introduction to Meditation

How to Meditate A Practical Guide Kathleen McDonald Edited by Robina Courtin 9780861713417 288 pages | $14.95 | eBook 9780861719846 “Jewels of wisdom and practical experience to inspire you.”—Richard Gere

Zen Meditation in Plain English John Daishin Buksbazen 9780861713165 128 pages | $12.95 eBook 9780861719488 “A fine introduction to Zen meditation practice, grounded in tradition yet adapted to contemporary life.”—Publishers Weekly

The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation Ancient Skills for Modern Minds Joel Levey and Michelle Levey Foreword by Margaret J. Wheatley 9780861713493 304 pages | $14.95 eBook 9780861719693 “Tailor-made for anyone dealing with physical, mental, or emotional stress.” —Spirituality & Health


Further Meditation Study

Focused and Fearless A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity Shaila Catherine 9780861715602 280 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861719815 “This book will be of interest to anyone, regardless of their style of practice.” —Inquiring Mind

Wisdom Wide and Deep A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana Shaila Catherine Foreword by Pa-Auk Sayadaw 9780861716234 576 pages | $22.95 eBook 9780861718528 “If you are interested in dharma study, then Shaila’s book belongs in your library.” —Phillip Moffitt, author of Dancing with Life

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere Meditations on the Buddhist Path Ayya Khema Foreword by Zoketsu norman Fischer 9780861711987 192 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719723 “This jewel of a book is not just highly recommended but essential reading.” —The Middle Way


Essential Zen

The Art of Just Sitting Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza Edited by John Daido Loori Introduction by Taigen Dan Leighton 9780861713943 256 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719495 “The single most comprehensive treasury of writings on the subject in English.” —John Daishin Buksbazen, author of Zen Meditation in Plain English

The Book of MU Essential Writings on Zen’s Most Important Koan Edited by James Ishmael Ford and Melissa Myozen Blacker Foreword by John Tarrant 9780861716432 352 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861716098 “Sure to inspire many Zen students and practitioners.”—Buddhadharma

Sitting with Koans Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Koan Study Edited by John Daido Loori Introduction by Tom Kirchner 9780861713691 368 pages | $16.95 “Required reading for those interested in how koans are used in Zen practice.” —Shambhala Sun


Best Sellers & Classics

How to Be Sick A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers Toni Bernhard 9780861716265 216 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861719266 Spirituality & Practice “Best Spiritual Books of 2010” Winner

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything Deborah Schoeberlein with Suki Sheth, Ph.D. 9780861715671 224 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719914 “A wise and sensible guide, a generous gift to teachers and students alike.” —Ara Guzelimian, provost and dean of the Juilliard School

Veggiyana The Dharma of Cooking: With 108 Deliciously Easy Vegetarian Recipes Sandra Garson 9780861716364 7.25” x 9.25” | 320 pages | $19.95 eBook 9780861718818 “Veggiyana pleases the palate and nourishes our Dharma practice.”—Cheryl Wilfong, author of The Meditative Gardener


Best Sellers & Classics

The Art of Disappearing The Buddha’s Path to Lasting Joy Ajahn Brahm 9780861716685 160 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861718610 “With his characteristic simplicity, clarity, and humor, Ajahn Brahm offers a prescription for true peace and profound happiness.” —Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick

Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life’s Difficulties Ajahn Brahm 9780861712786 288 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861719273 “This is a book that is destined to become dogeared, cherished, and read aloud to one’s friends and family.”—Mandala

Introduction to Tantra The Transformation of Desire Lama Thubten yeshe Foreword by Philip Glass 9780861711628 192 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719976 “no one has summarized the essence of tantra as well as Thubten yeshe does here.” —Religious Studies Review


Best Sellers & Classics

Attention Revolution Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind B. Alan Wallace 9780861712762 224 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719907 “An indispensable guide.”—Matthieu Ricard, co-author of The Monk and the Philosopher

Stilling the Mind Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence B. Alan Wallace 9780861716906 224 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861716494 “Wise, thoughtful, and wonderfully compassionate.” —Tsoknyi Rinpoche, author of Fearless Simplicity

Ending the Pursuit of Happiness A Zen Guide Barry Magid 9780861715534 208 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719761 “This is an exceptional work, majestic in its scope and clarity.”—Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Thoughts without a Thinker


Best Sellers & Classics

Essential Mind Training Thupten Jinpa 9780861712632 296 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861717149 “The clarity and raw power of these thousandyear-old teachings of the great Kadampa masters are astonishingly fresh.”—Buddhadharma

Meditation on Emptiness Jeffrey Hopkins 9780861711109 1024 pages | $39.95 “An essential book for anyone interested in Madhyamika philosophy.” —Buddhist Studies Review

Food for the Heart The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah Ajahn Chah Foreword by Jack Kornfield Introduction by Ajahn Amaro 9780861713233 432 pages | $18.95 eBook 9780861719747 “Beautifully simple and heartfelt.” —Buddhadharma


Best Sellers & Classics

Awakening Through Love Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness John Makransky Foreword by Lama Surya Das 9780861715374 280 pages | $16.95 eBook 9780861719556 “A rare combination of fine Buddhist scholarship and deep meditative understanding.” —Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace

Zen Questions Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry Taigen Dan Leighton 9780861716456 312 pages | $17.95 eBook 9780861717088 “Clear, accurate, and eminently useful.” —Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall

Mindfulness Yoga The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind Frank Jude Boccio Foreword by Georg Feuerstein 9780861713356 368 pages | $19.95 eBook 9780861719754 “Clear, intelligent, much-needed. I’m delighted Frank Jude Boccio wrote this book.”—Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath


Best Sellers & Classics

Freeing the Heart and Mind Part One: Introduction to the Buddhist Path Sakya Trizin 9780861716388 184 pages | $15.95 eBook 9780861716142 The first book by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, full of timeless wisdom.

The Lotus Sutra A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic Gene Reeves 9780861715718 504 pages | $19.95 eBook 9780861719877 “This translation is immediately the new standard.”—Taigen Dan Leighton, author of Faces of Compassion

Stories of the Lotus Sutra Gene Reeves 9780861716463 384 pages | $18.95 eBook 9780861719235 “A fine companion to Reeves’s accessible English translation of The Lotus Sutra.”—Tricycle


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2012 Wisdom Publications Fall Trade Catalog  
2012 Wisdom Publications Fall Trade Catalog  

Our 2012 Fall Trade Catalog