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  • Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism

    By Leesa S. Davis

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441121097
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: December 2011
    This fascinating and innovative book explores the relationship between the philosophical underpinnings of Advaita Vedanta, Zen Buddhism and the experiential journey of spiritual practitioners. Taking the perspective of the questioning student, the author highlights the experiential deconstructive processes that are ignited when students' "everyday" dualistic thought structures are challenged by the non-dual nature of these teachings and practices. Although Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism are ontologically different, this unique study shows that in the dynamics of the practice situation they are phenomenologically similar. Distinctive in scope and approach Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism: Deconstructive Modes of Spiritual Inquiry examines Advaita and Zen as living practice traditions in which foundational non-dual philosophies are shown "in action" in contemporary Western practice situations thus linking abstract philosophical tenets to concrete living experience. As such it takes an important step toward bridging the gap between scholarly analysis and the experiential reality of these spiritual practices.
  • Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction

    By Eliot Deutsch

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780824802714
    • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
    • Published: June 1969
  • Amazing Secrets of the Yogi and the Gateway to Prosperity 1937

    By Charles F. Hannel

    Our Price: $38.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780766158023
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: May 2003
  • American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation How Indian Spirituality Changed the West

    By Philip Goldberg

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385521352
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: May 2013
    Traces the history and influence of Indian spirituality in the United States while explaining how Hinduism and Vedic tradition have shaped American practices, ranging from prayer and pop culture to relationships and meditation.
  • Amma, Tell Me about Ramayana!

    By Bhakti Mathur

    Our Price: $14.50
    • ISBN-13: 9789881502803
    • Publisher: Anjana Publishing
  • Ananga Ranga: Stage of the Bodiless One - The Hindu Art of Love and Pharmacopeia 'Ars Amoris Indica'

    By Kalayana Malla

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199304407
    • Publisher: Medical Press of New York
    • Published: 1964
    The Hindu art of love illustrated, complete and unexpurgated.
  • The Aphorisms of Siva: The Siva Sutra with Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika

    By Mark S. G. Dyczowski

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780791412640
    • Publisher: State University of New York Press
    • Published: April 1992
  • Apprenticed to Hope

    By Julie Neraas

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806657646
    • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
    • Published: March 2009
  • Archaeology of Hindu Ritual: Temples and the Establishment of the Gods

    By Michael Willis

    Our Price: $124.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521518741
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: April 2009
    This groundbreaking study examines how the gods of early Hinduism came to be established in temples, how their cults were organized, & how the ruling elite supported their worship. Examining the emergence of these key historical developments in the 4th & 5th centuries, it combines Sanskrit textual evidence with archaeological data from inscriptions, sculptures, temples, & sacred sites. The centerpiece of the study is Udayagiri in central India, the only surviving imperial site of the Gupta dynasty.
  • Ardor

    By Roberto Calasso

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374182311
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2014
    In a mediation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern worldIn this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called “a literary institution,” explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Little is known about the Vedic people who lived more than three thousand years ago in northern India: they left behind almost no objects, images, or ruins. They created no empires. Even the hallucinogenic plant the soma, which appears at the center of some of their rituals, has not been identified with any certainty. Only a “Parthenon of words” remains: verses and formulations suggesting a daring understanding of life. “If the Vedic people had been asked why they did not build cities,” writes Calasso, “they could have replied: we did not seek power, but rapture.” This is the ardor of the Vedic world, a burning intensity that is always present, both in the mind and in the cosmos. With his signature erudition and profound sense of the past, Calasso explores the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defines the Vedas. Often at odds with modern thought, these texts illuminate the nature of consciousness more than anybody else has managed up to now. Following the “hundred paths” of the Satapatha Brahmana, an impressive exegesis of Vedic ritual, Ardor indicates that it may be possible to reach what is closest to us by passing through that which is most remote, as “the whole of Vedic India was an attempt to think further.”
  • Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God: Retracing the Ramayana Through India

    By Jonah Blank

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802137333
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: November 2000
    An examination of the origins of India's three-thousand-year-old epic recounts the story of the Ramayana as it leads the reader along Rama's route through the India of today, visiting the battlefield of Lanka and the birthplace of Ayodhya. Reprint.
  • The Art of Everyday Ecstasy

    By Margot Anand

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767901994
    • Publisher: Broadway Books
    • Published: April 1999
    "Ecstasy is about waking up and finding that you are in love with life."Most people think of ecstasy in terms of sexual ecstasy, which Tantric sex expert Margot Anand wrote about in her bestselling The Art of Sexual Ecstasy. Now, in The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, Anand expands our definition of ecstasy and shows how we can harness its energy to help us live, work, and love more passionately, joyfully, and with true spiritual focus. Our modern, work-obsessed, stress-filled culture--what Anand calls the "anti-ecstatic conspiracy"--has dulled our spirits, thrown us off balance, and alienated us from meaningful everyday experiences. In this inspirational journey toward finding the healing nature of ecstasy, Anand explains how the two types of ecstatic experiences--the moments of epiphany called Ecstatic Awakenings, and EveryDay Ecstasy, or the Ecstasy of Flow, a connection to our power and inner wisdom--can help us move beyond pain and doubt to reach our highest potential.Based on the spiritual path of Tantra, Anand shows how to use the natural energy system of our bodies--the seven chakras--as a map to ecstasy. As she guides us through the chakras, she explains how each one plays an important role in transforming energy into erotic passion, healing, empowerment, compassion, creativity, insight, and gratitude. Blocked chakras manifest themselves in surprising ways; wholeness can be achieved only when all of the chakras are open with energy flowing freely. By transforming negative behavioral patterns into positive ones and strengthening ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we can improve our health, sex life, career, relationships, and find profound meaning in everyday moments.With personal anecdotes, exercises, meditations, and rituals, The Art of Everyday Ecstasy shows us how to bring ecstatic energy into the body, mind, heart, and spirit--"to embrace every moment in our totality, to respond bodily, feel from the heart, perceive with clarity, and be fully present to others and to life."Margot Anand is the bestselling author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy and The Art of Sexual Magic. She founded the Sky Dancing Institute, a worldwide center for New Age learning, and has conducted her renowned Love and Ecstasy Trainings for the past fifteen years at Esalen, the Omega Institute, and Deepak Chopra's Center for Well Being. Anand lives in northern California.From the Hardcover edition.
  • The Art of Loving Krishna: Ornamentation and Devotion

    By Cynthia Packert

    Our Price: $29.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253221988
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: June 2010
    Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation—dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across temple thresholds and into the god Krishna's sacred domain. She describes what devotees see when they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why these images look the way they do. She discusses new media as well as global forms of devotion popular in India and abroad. The Art of Loving Krishna opens a universe of meaning in which art, religious action, and devotion are dynamically intertwined.

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