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Product ID: 9789937506861
Book Name: The Dharma Expedient
Author Name: Neville Sarony
Price: USD 15
Description:

This book is a work of fiction, describing a possible future in Nepal. At the date of going to print there has not been a communist or military coup and since 2008 Nepal has functioned, in its own idiosyncratic way, as a lively republican democracy the inwardness of which has baffled observers whilst leaving this beautiful country\'s remarkable people merely a little puzzled. The characters in the following pages bear no resemblance whatsoever to actual living people but owe their…

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Product ID: 9789937506878
Book Name: Riding a Huge Wave of Karma: The Turbulent Life of the Tenth Karma-pa
Author Name: Irmgard Mengele
Price: USD 35
Description:

Riding a Huge Wave of Karma The Turbulent Life of the Tenth Karma-pa Irmgard Mengele

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Product ID: 9789937506892
Book Name: Mendrub: A Bonpo Ritual for the Benefit of all Living Beings and for the Empowerment of Medicine
Author Name: Marietta Kind
Price: USD 25
Description:

This book takes us to an ancient enclave of Tibetan culture in Nepal - the region of Dolpo in the north-west. After outlining the key geographical, historical and religious features of the region, one exemplary case among the various ritual practices of the local Bon society is placed under closer scrutiny: the Mendrub ritual. The ceremony centres on a communal blessing bestowed by means of medicinal pills that have undergone ceremonial treatment during the ten days of the ritual. The…

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Product ID: 9789937506915
Book Name: The Nomadic Sacrifice (with DVD)
Author Name: Martino Nicoletti
Price: USD 25
Description:

In the heart of the Himalayas, officiants belonging to Tibet\\\'s ancient religion, Bon, undertake a long ritual pilgrimage through wild and inhospitable places inhabited by mountain deities, water genii, ferocious demons and dangerous ghosts. As the pilgrimage unfolds, having attracted the spirits\\\' attention with wildly provocative acts and evoking their presence by reciting a ritual text and the sound of magical musical instruments, the practitioners celebrate the meditative sacrifice of their own body (chod), offered to a whole host of…

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Product ID: 9789937506922
Book Name: Mitrayogin's 108 mandalas: An Image Database
Author Name: Kimiaki tanaka
Price: USD 28
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Product ID: 9789937506939
Book Name: Buddhism in Tibet & the Himalayas: TEXTS AND TRADITIONS
Author Name: Franz-Karl Ehrhard
Price: USD 50
Description:

Franz-Karl Ehrhard is professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Munich. His research work centres on religious and literary traditions in Tibet and the Himalayas. His publications include Early Buddhist Block Prints from Mang-yul Gung-thang, Lumbini 2000, Life and Travels of Lo-chen bSod-nams rgyamtsho, Lumbini 2002, and A Rosary of Rubies. The Chronicle of the Gurrigs mDo-chen Tradition from South-Western Tibet, Munich 2008.

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Product ID: 9789937506946
Book Name: Incident at Lukla (a novel)
Author Name: David Padwa
Price: USD 10
Description:

Incident at Lukla David Padwa

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Product ID: 9789937506953
Book Name: The King's Salt
Author Name: Romano Mastromattei
Price: USD 5
Description:

Dr. Romano Mastromattei is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome. A scholar and author of international renown has been carrying out researches in Nepal, and is the Founder and also present Director. of the CIRSE (lnter-University Centre of Research on Euro-Asian Shamanism - a centre instituted by a group of six Italian Universities, which coordinates Shamanic Studies.

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Product ID: 9789937506977
Book Name: Spaciousness: The Radical Dzogchen of the Vajra-Heart
Author Name: Keith Dowman
Price: USD 19.95
Description:

Spaciousness The Radical Dzogchen of the Vajra-Heart This famous seminal text of radical Dzogchen provides a profound yet simple poetic statement of how it is to immerse oneself in the matrix of the now and recognize buddha. It is the personal statement of a peerless yogin-adept. Certainly the magic of his poetry impresses us that way and surely this Treasury of the Dharmadhatu, the Choyingdzo, reveals the consummation of Dzogchen. In it we are assured that over and above all…

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Product ID: 9789937623025
Book Name: The Snowflake Who Refused to Melt
Author Name: Balazs Szasz
Price: USD 10
Description:

The sun was setting over the mountains as the little snowflake made her way down, towards the Earth. It was bitterly cold outside, yet she was happy. Cold was her element, the way that a warm room seems cozy for you, or the endless ocean to the whale. Mmm - she stretched, pointing out all of her six spikes, so that the little tips on the end quievered in delight.

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Product ID: 9789937623032
Book Name: Buddhist Fire Ritual in Japan
Author Name: Madhavi Kolhatkar & Musashi Tachikawa
Price: USD 25
Description:

About the Authors -- MADHAVI KOLHATKAR, M.A. and Ph.D. (University of Pune), has been working at Sanskrit Dictionary Department, Deccan College since 1973. Her publications include Sura, the Liquor and the Vedic Sacrifice (D.K. Printworld, 1999); Ancient Indian Fire Ritual (Motilal, 2001); Madhuvidy? (L.D. Institute, 2001); Samvij??nam (Dr. T.N. Dharmadhikari, 2006); and Vedic Domestic Fire-Ritual: Sth?l?p?ka (New Bharatiya Book Corporation, 2006). MUSASHI TACHIKAWA, Ph.D. (Harvard), is Professor Emeritus at National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. His publications include The Structure…

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Product ID: 9789937623049
Book Name: My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings
Author Name: Manatita
Price: USD 12.95
Description:

“Sri Chinmoy was a dear friend of my father, Pir Vilayat, and a kind presence in my own life. Manatita Hutchinson’s lucid account of his life and teachings is a valuable contribution to the Guru’s legacy, and will be welcomed by all who knew and esteemed him.” –Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Head, Sufi Order International. “The writings are wonderful and I had tears in my eyes reliving the memorial days through your eyes and words. You really are doing a…

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Product ID: 9789937623056
Book Name: Unified Architectural Theory: Form, Language, Complexity
Author Name: Nikos A. Salingaros
Price: USD 8
Description:

Unified Architectural Theory: Form, Language, Complexity. A Companion to Christopher Alexander\'s The Phenomenon of Life -- The Nature of Order, Book 1. With contributions by Christopher Alexander, Zaheer Allam, Michael Carey, Peter Eisenman, Leon Krier, Kenneth G., Masden II, Michael W. Mehaffy, and Edward O. Wilson. We are on the threshold of a new way of thinking about, learning, and practicing architecture. Ready to abandon design based on often-irrelevant images for a more meaningful paradigm, we find answers in combining…

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Product ID: 9789937623070
Book Name: From Monarchy to Republic: Essays on Changing Nepal
Author Name: Gerard Toffin
Price: USD 15
Description:

About the Book: Since the fall of the Rana oligarchy in 1951, Nepal has undergone a series of political changes which culminated in the proclamation of a federal democratic republic in May 2008. Besides the shift in its political regime and a ten-year civil war, the country has been facing tremendous transformations in all sectors of life: economic, social and religious. It has therefore become a fascinating laboratory of change. At the same time, Nepal has had to contend with…

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Product ID: 9789937623087
Book Name: Social Inclusion, Human Development and Nation Building in Nepal
Author Name: Dhruba Kumar
Price: USD 15
Description:

Social inclusion, generally defined as a process of removing institutionalized social barrier, has become a powerful concept for development in Nepal. Exclusion is identified as the reason for perennial poverty and underdevelopment. Exclusion based on class, caste, ethnicity, language, gender, culture, religion and region is identified and discrimination against women, Dalits, disables, indigenous people, ethnic, religious minorities and Madhesis is recognized in development discourse. The focus of development thus has become human centric by "mainstreaming the poor and marginalized together…

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Product ID: 9789937623094
Book Name: Algorithmic Sustainable Design: Twelve Lectures on Architecture
Author Name: Nikos A. Salingaros
Price: USD 12
Description:

Algorithmic Sustainable Design: Twelve Lectures on Architecture A Series of Twelve Videos Applying Cutting-Edge Mathematical Techniques To Architectural and Urban Design. Lecture Notes to Accompany the Free Video Course Online. Twelve one-hour video lectures are archived online, and can be accessed for free. The course material is original, and includes innovative topics such as algorithms, fractals, cellular automata, complexity, emergence, information theory, symmetries, scaling, codes, and networks, here introduced into architecture and urbanism for the first time. Students from around…

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Product ID: 9789937623117
Book Name: The Zoo of the Giraffe Women: A Journey among the Kayan of Northern Thailand (with DVD)
Author Name: Martino Nicoletti
Price: USD 15
Description:

In a village in the far north of Thailand, under the stunning light of a tropical sun, surreal women impeccably wearing their ethnic attire, smiling and motionless, offer themselves to the cameras of voracious tourists. Adorned with gorgeous necklaces of shining brass coils, they are the famous "giraffe women", the epithet commonly used to define members of the Kayan tribe originally from eastern Burma. The vivid contrast  between the myths narrating the origin of this ethnic group and their current…

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Product ID: 9789937623124
Book Name: A Theory of Architecture
Author Name: Nikos A. Salingaros
Price: USD 14
Description:

More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture, useful for every architect: from first-year students, to those taking senior design studio, to graduate students writing a Ph.D. dissertation in architectural theory, to experienced practicing architects. It is very carefully written so that it can be read even by the beginning architecture student. The information contained here is a veritable gold mine of design techniques. This book teaches the reader how to design by adapting to…

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Product ID: 9789937623131
Book Name: Anti-architecture and Deconstruction: The Triumph of Nihilism
Author Name: Nikos A. Salingaros
Price: USD 12
Description:

"In [this] series of learned and moving critical essays, Salingaros and various close associates argue that we understand life in architecture as the background to human community - the preparation for our dwelling place... One day, perhaps, Salingaros will be required reading for architects. If that happens it could just be that a new orthodoxy will emerge, in which humility, order, and public spirit - the virtues which have been chased from the discipline by the starchitects - will be…

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Product ID: 9789937623148
Book Name: The Inner and Outer Paths of Mt. Kailash: Pilgimage to the Abode of Chakrasamvara
Author Name: Wolfgang Wollmer
Price: USD 32
Description:

Mt. Kailash in the far west of Tibet is one of the holiest mountains in the world, adored by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpo. During the last two decades, also Westerners set out for this remote region. Improved infrastructure let their number - and that of Indian pilgrims - severely increase. Besides Mt. Kailash, there are other goals for pilgrims and tourists: Lake Manasarovar, Tirthapuri and the historical Guge kingdom, and the sources of the four major rivers Brahmaputra, Karnali,…

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