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The Way to Thorong La
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The Way to Thorong La

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Literary Nonfiction. THE WAY TO THORONG LA celebrates John Brandi's mountain travels, beginning with a boyhood hike where he stands "in limitless sky" with his father on a granite dome in California's Sierra Nevada. "A wild delight," he called it. "...

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The Missionary Sutras: The Forty-two Paragraph Sutra & Eight Realizations of a Mahasattva Sutra

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The Missionary Sutras: The Forty-two Paragraph Sutra & Eight Realizations of a Mahasattva Sutra

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Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated by Red Pine. The two sutras translated in this chapbook were among the first to arrive in China in the first and second centuries and among the first to be translated. Compiled from oth...

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HOLD FAST
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HOLD FAST

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Poetry. In Holly J. Hughes's second full-length collection, HOLD FAST, she turns her attention to challenging times both personally and politically, asking in an epigraph: "What will we cling to in the confusion of the tides? What structures of conn...

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Yung-Chia's Song of Enlightenment

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Yung-Chia's Song of Enlightenment

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Poetry. Translated by Red Pine. For over a thousand years the SONG OF ENLIGHTENMENT has been one of the most popular texts in all of Eastern Asia.

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Why Not Paradise
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Why Not Paradise

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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Of all the Buddhists in China, Japan, and Korea, the vast majority follow teachings centered on rebirth in the Pure Land, or Western Paradise, of Amitabha Buddha. All Buddhist sutras are a...

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The Blossoms Are Ghosts at the Wedding: Expanded Edition
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The Blossoms Are Ghosts at the Wedding: Expanded Edition

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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. "Tom Jay's work is inspirational, sui generis, and magical. He delves into tiny crevices in the quotidian world and emerges with flakes of gold. His is the voice of the grandfather, the student, and the lover rolled into...

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Stonehouse's Poems for Zen Monks
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Stonehouse's Poems for Zen Monks

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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. "In 1312, Stonehouse left Hangchou and moved to the northernmost peak of the Tienmu Mountains. It was only twenty kilometers south of Taochang Temple, where he earlier served as deputy abbot. Its pagoda would ...

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The Silence of a Shooting Star
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The Silence of a Shooting Star

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Poetry. Disability Studies. This chapbook brings a series of grieving poems to a world haunted by one of its most troubling paradoxes, how we are struck down in an otherwise healthy life by the disintegration of the self in dementia. They are the po...

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Trusting The Mind: Zen Epigrams

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Trusting The Mind: Zen Epigrams

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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. From the translator's preface: "This is a book of epigrams, epigrams that encapsulate the teaching the Buddha first transmitted 2,400 years ago when he held up a flower and Kashyapa smiled. They're that simple...

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Cathay Revisited
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Cathay Revisited

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Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. This is a book of translation about translating. Red Pine has revisited the poems first translated by Ezra Pound in his Cathay, renewed them through his own experience of language and culture, and attached an important e...

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A Day in the Life: the Empty Bowl & Diamond Sutras
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A Day in the Life: the Empty Bowl & Diamond Sutras

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Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Religion and Spirituality. Buddhism. Translated by Red Pine. Empty Bowl is proud to present Red Pine's newest offering: two sutras that record a day in the life of the Buddha when the Buddha was t...

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Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems
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Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems

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Poetry. In his early twenties, Clemens Starck dropped out of Princeton and decided to take responsibility for his own education—to read deeply, travel widely, and write poems with the precision and plainspoken-ness of the Chinese masters. Over the d...

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