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Bitten by the Black Snake

"The Ashtavakra Gita" is a very ancient Sanskrit text, probably dating back to the classic Vedanta period. It was appreciated and quoted by Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi, and Radhakrishnan, as it presents the traditional teaching

Schoch, Manuel

Blue Cliff Record

The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred Zen koans - the paradoxical teaching stories used by Zen teachers to go beneath rational thought - accompanied by commentaries and appreciatory verses from

Cleary, Thomas

Complete Works of Zhuangzi
2 figures 368

Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person--or group of people--k

Watson, Burton

Eastern Philosophy
3 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings 224

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and

Harrison, Victoria

Eternal Moments : Inner Chapters
Illustrations 160

The Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the 4th century BC

Tzu, Chuang, Towler, Solala


The "Hagakure" is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts--written nearly 300 years ago by Tsunetomo Yamamoto to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai "bushido" ("warrior") spirit. Its influence has been felt throughou

Tsunetomo, Yamamoto

How to Walk
Line Drawings 120

"How to Walk" is the fourth title in Parallax's popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness p

Hanh, Thich Nhat

Hunger Mountain

Come along with David Hinton on a series of walks through the wild beauty of Hunger Mountain, near his home in Vermont excursions informed by the worldview he s imbibed from his many years translating the classics of Chinese poetry and philo

Hinton, David

Numerology of the I Ching
30ill. 192

The Numerology of the I Ching is the first book to bring the complete Taoist teachings on form, structure, and symbol in the I Ching to a Western audience, and it is a natural complement to Alfred Huang's heralded Complete I Ching. It

Huang, Alfred

Sacred Wisdom: Tao te Ching

'This is an extraordinary book, enlightening and insightful in personal and social realms. Many readers will value it as a work of art, others because of the new meaning it gives to their lives. Dr. Dale's work is, in fact, a treasure for today

Dale, Ralph Allen

Shambhala: The Sacred Path Of The Warrior

The classic guide to enlightened living that first presented the Buddhist path of the warrior to Western readers--with a new foreword and cover presentation. There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world's problems. It doesn't

Trungpa, Chogyam

Soul of the Samurai

In "Soul of the Samurai" respected author and translator Thomas Cleary reveals the true essence of Bushido or Zen warrior teachings according to 17th-century Japanese sword master Yagyu Munenori and his Zen teacher Takuan Soho. Yagyu was a r

Cleary, Thomas

Sufism and Taoism
black & white illustrations 502

In this deeply learned work, Toshihiko Izutsu compares the metaphysical and mystical thought-systems of Sufism and Taoism and discovers that, although historically unrelated, the two share features and patterns wh

Izutsu, Toshihiko

Tao Te Ching

The most widely translated work in world literature after the Bible, Tao Te Ching or the Book of the Way is the classic text of Taoism, the ancient Chinese school of thought. Believed to be written by Lao-Tzu, the father of Taoism, Tao Te Ch

Lao-Tzu, Mitchell, Stephen

Upside-down Zen
Paperback 288 pages.

Designed for readers with an interest in meditation, personal growth and the opening of wisdom and compassion in ordinary life. Originally recorded as oral teachings, Upside-Down Zen is an invitation to explore the vivid spi

Murphy, Susan

Waterway: A New Translation of the Tao Te Ching, and Introducing the Wu Wei Ching

Sartwell, Crispin/ Laozi/ Hsiang, Kuo

What More Do You Want?

We've all had moments in our lives when we've thought, "Something is missing. There must be more to life than this." It is this sense that often brings people to the practice of Zen. By turning to Zen, they acknowledge that this "something"

Low, Albert, Dumont, Monique

Zen Chants
Black and white photographs throughout 128

An introduction to Zen chanting practice, with new accurate and chantable translations of the texts used in Zen centers and monasteries throughout the English-speaking world--by the renowned translator

Tanahashi, Kazuaki