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Buddhism & Far-Eastern Traditions
New, bargain and secondhand books on Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, Martial Arts. Buddhism’s many branches have interwoven in other regional traditions, so that these, such as Bon, Taoism and Shinto are all in some sense part of the larger whole. We have also included here the far-Eastern equivalent of Yoga: Tai-Chi and Aikido, both closely linked with the local philosophical ambience. Buddhism & Far East - The Inner Bookshop

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Books are classified under the following categories; clicking the words in red will bring up our lists in that category, but if you want something more specific then put in the Keyword field above, appropriate defining words, e.g. dzogchen or vipassana.


  • Buddhism - general overviews & introductions, including lives of the Buddha
  • [ Buddhism alone will bring up 6 categories together ]
  • Dhammapada - translations of the fundamental text
  • Theravada Buddhism & translations of the Pali Canon
  • Mahayana Buddhism - general works and early Indian material
  • Shin or Pure Land Buddhism
  • Tibetan Buddhism & books about Tibet; also Bon shamanism; for books by the Dalai Lama, put Tenzin Gyatso in the author field
  • Zen & Ch’an Buddhism (Ch’an = the original Chinese Zen)
  • Thich Nhat Hanh - the Vietnamese Buddhist teacher based at Plum Village, France.
  • Bargain Buddhism, Taoism & Zen

Other Far-Eastern Ways

  • Shinto & other Japanese sects, religions & therapies (including Nichiren Buddhism)
  • Taoism & other Chinese traditions (including Confucius)
  • Tao Te Ching - translations of Taoism’s fundamental text attributed to Lao Tse
  • [ Tao will bring up both these sections ]

Martial Arts

NB: we do not carry books on the purely combative Martial Arts



















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