Books by and about Buddhists and Buddhist philosophy and practice. From Mahayana and Hinayana to Zen and other schools of Buddhist teaching.All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.
Birth Stories of the Buddha
Introduction by Edward Conze,
VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light soiling.
John Murray 1956 first edition, ix 105pp, illustrated.
$20 C/B [BUDDH 1]
Constable & Robinson 2003 paperback, xv 320pp. Guide to everyday use of Buddhist practices to calm the mind and spirit, meditation etc. ISBN 1841197335
Good scholarship overview of the history of Buddhism.
Includes chapters on Monastic and Popular Buddhism, Mahayana, Yogacarins, Tantra (magical Buddhism), and non-Indian developments.
G+ hardback with no dust jacket
Bruno Cassirer 1957 third edition, 212pp + index and folding chart.
$20 C/B [BUDDH 2]
Unwin Mandala 1977 first edition softycover, 294pp. Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana approach to mandala and mantra in meditation. ISBN 0042941024
VG light crease to cover, starts with title
$20 C/B [RM 8]
Rider 1973 softcover 311pp+ plates author was a German convert to Kargyupta Tibetan Buddhist order, buddhism. ISBN 0090520416
VG name to fep
$20 C/C [RM 9]
Rider 1974 softcover xiv 305pp+ plates author was a German convert to Kargyupta Tibetan Buddhist order, buddhism , a biographical treatment. ISBN 0090784510
Towards the Definition of Buddhist Thought.
Essays by Walpola Rahula.
buddhism, buddhist philosophy
VG hardback in VG dut jacket
Gordon Fraser 1978 first edition, 160pp.
Near FN Near FN
$50 C/D [RM 16]
Shambhala 1998 hardcover in DW FIRST EDITION, xii 220pp very tidy copy, buddhism. ISBN 1570623589
$15 B/B [RM 124]
Rider Century Hutchinson 1986 first edition softcover, 176pp. Theravada meditation methods, vipassana and samatha, visualizationn exercises, posture breathing techniques. ISBN 071261138X
Informal talks on Zen meditation and Practice.
The mind of the beginner is needed throughout Zen practice.
It is the open mind, the attitude that includes both doubt and possibility, the ability to see things always as fresh and new.
It is needed in all aspects of life. Beginner's mind is the practice of Zen mind.
Based upon a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki.
An informal approach with examples from ordinary events and common sense. Zen is now and here, he is saying; it can be as meaningful for the West as for the East.
With teaching and practice drawn from centuries of Zen Buddhism, especially from Dogen, one of the most important and creative of all Zen Masters.
Weatherhill 1986, 138pp.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket, sewn binding in quarter cloth.
Weatherhill 2003, 138pp.
VG rubbed spine name to fep
$12 B/A [RM 10]
Watkins 1974 softcover 74pp meditation from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, meditation buddhism
VG sunned spine
$15 C/B [RM 11]
Shambhala 1973 softcover spiritual enlightenment from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, meditation buddhism. ISBN 0394730232
VG sunned spine
$15 C/B [RM 12]
Shambhala 1973 softcover spiritual enlightenment from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, buddhism. ISBN 0394731808
VG lacks DW
$15 B/B [RM 13]
Shambhala 1972 FIRST EDITION, cloth gilt dec cover, verse and calligraphy from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, buddhism. ISBN 0877730326
G card wrappers well rubbed
$12 C/B [RM 3]
Dharma 1980 softcover 237pp "Current explorations in Time, Space and Knowledge" articles by psychologists,philosophers and social scientists. psychology buddhism. ISBN 0913546798
G card wrappers well rubbed
$12 C/B [RM 4]
Dharma 1980 softcover 312pp "Current explorations in Time, Space and Knowledge" articles by psychologists,philosophers and social scientists.psychology buddhism. ISBN 0913546801
VG edges rubbed
$15 C/B [RM 5]
Dharma 1975 softcover xii 198pp, 12 articles edited by Tulku, buddhism. ISBN 0913546143
VG cover creased
$15 C/C [RM 6]
Dharma 1990 softcover xxiii 380pp psychology and philosophy/ metaphysics from Buddhist angle, buddhism. ISBN 0898002060
$15 C/C [RM 7]
Dharma 1984 softcover xxi 517pp psychology and philosophy/ metaphysics from Buddhist angle, focuses on human knowledge, buddhism. ISBN 091354695X
VG sunned spine
$15 B/B [RM 17]
Dharma 1978 softcover xx 136pp Gentle ways to successful work,psychology of success from Tibetan buddhist viewpoint. ISBN 091354664X buddhism philosophy psychology
$15 B/B [RM 19]
Dharma 1982 softcover xii 170pp A Guide to Awareness , Self-healing and meditation from Tibetan buddhist viewpoint. ISBN 091354616X buddhism philosophy psychology
$30 B/B [RM 20]
Dharma 1993 softcover xix 264pp Perspectives on Time Space and Knowledge series, celebrating the power of independent inquiry, from Tibetan buddhist viewpoint. ISBN 0898002583 buddhism philosophy psychology
$15C/C [RM 21]
Dharma 1987 softcover l 447pp Time Space and Knowledge series, celebrating the power of independent inquiry, from Tibetan buddhist viewpoint. ISBN 0898001382 buddhism philosophy psychology
VG spine rubbed
$15 B/B [RM 22]
Dharma 1978 softcover xv 160pp clear explanation of meditation from Tibetan buddhist viewpoint. ISBN 0913546569 buddhism philosophy psychology
VG spine sunned,creased
$15 C/C [RM 23]
Dharma 1977 softcover xli 306pp + colour plates Metaphysics of consciousness and psychology from Tibetan buddhist viewpoint. ISBN 0913546089 buddhism philosophy psychology
Zen as a way of life, work and art in the far east.
How Zen philosophy pervades art and culture.
china, japan, religion, philosophy, buddhism
G+ softback, name to first page.
Grove Press Evergreen edition 128pp.
The memoir of a young Dutch studentólater a widely celebrated mystery writerówho spent a year and a half as a novice monk in a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery.
VG- hardback in VG- dustjacket with sun faded spine. Minor foxing to closed edges. Name to fep.
Routledge and Kegan Paul 1973 First English edition, 145pp.
"These days, people study and train to become psychologists. Lord Buddha's idea is that everybody should become a psychologist. Each of you should know your own mind; you should become your own psychologist.
This is definitely possible; every human being has the ability to understand his or her own mind. When you understand your own mind, control follows naturally. "Don't think that control is just some Himalayan trip or that it must be easier for people who don't have many possessions. That's not necessarily true.
Next time you are emotionally upset, check for yourself. Instead of busily doing something to distract yourself, relax and try to become aware of what you're doing.
Ask yourself, 'Why am I doing this? How am I doing it? What's the cause?' You will find this to be a wonderful experience. Your main problem is a lack of intensive knowledge-wisdom, awareness, or consciousness, therefore, you will discovet that through understanding, you can easily solve your problems."
buddhism, mindfulness, therapy
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive 2002, 63pp.