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    Asceticism and Healing in Ancient India: Medicine in the Buddhist Monastery Paid Member

    Asceticism and Healing in Ancient India: Medicine in the Buddhist Monastery.By Kenneth G. Zysk. Oxford University Press: New York, 1991.200 pp. $35.00 (hardcover). The Buddhist tales about the legendary Indian physician, Jivaka, recount examples of his odd and effective cures, such as how he restored the protruding eyeball of a wrestler by pulling the tendons of his heels—a treatment developed from noticing that the eyes of a corpse floating in the river opened and closed as a fish nibbled at its heels. More »
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    New Mahayana: Buddhism for a Post-Modern World Paid Member

    New Mahayana: Buddhism for a Post-Modern World By Akizuki Ryomin. Translated by James W. Heisig and Paul L. Swanson. Asian Humanities Press: Berkeley, 1990. 193 pp. $12.00. Akizuki Ryomin's reputation as a radical reformer of Buddhism in Japan first reached American shores in a 1959 issue of Newsweek. "I want to help revive the real spirit of Zen," he told a Tokyo-based journalist, vowing "to break the formalism that constricts Zen and expose the false masters." More »
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    Freedom from Fear and Other Writings Paid Member

    Freedom from Fear and Other WritingsAung San Suu Kyi Edited by Michael Aris Penguin: New York, 1991.368 pp. $12.00 (paperback) July 20 is Martyrs' Day in Burma, and to most Burmese it is a time to honor the memory of one man in particular, Aung San, the slight, brooding idealist who guided his country to independence from Great Britain only to be gunned down by machine-gun wielding thugs hired by a political rival. That was in 1947. Burma has yet to really recover. More »
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    Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry Paid Member

    Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American PoetryEdited by Kent Johnson and Craig Paulenich.Shambhala Publications: Boston, 1991.400 pp. $22.50 (paperback). During the last four decades a stream of Buddhist awareness has been flowing in an underground and almost silent fashion through the arts in America. More »
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    Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet Paid Member

    Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet By Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A. F. Thurman.Photographs by John Bigelow Taylor.Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Tibet House, New York, in association with Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1991.406 pp. $65.00 (hardcover)/$45.00 (paperback). More »
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    The Lion-Dog of Buddhist Asia Paid Member

    The Lion-Dog of Buddhist AsiaBy Elsie P. Mitchell Fugaisha: New York, 1991. 191 pp. 57 plates. $50 (hardcover) / $27.50 (paperback). Distributor: Charles E. Tuttle Company More »