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Thomas Cleary

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Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

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Zen Letters
Teachers of Yuanwu
Written by J.C. Cleary and Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $15.00

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Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians
Stories of Taoist Mystics
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $22.95

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The Art of War
Complete Text and Commentaries
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 474 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $24.95

This Shambhala paperback edition of The Art of War collects the essential versions of the Art of War, complete with illuminating commentaries written by Sun Tzu's successors. This volume includes:

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu;
Compiled over two-thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps... Read more >

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The Blue Cliff Record

Translated by Thomas Cleary and J.C. Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $39.95

The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu, a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and an essential... Read more >

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The Book of Balance and Harmony
A Taoist Handbook
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $19.95

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The Book of Leadership and Strategy
Lessons of the Chinese Masters
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $18.95

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The Book of Serenity
One Hundred Zen Dialogues
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 22, 2005
Price: $34.95

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Buddhist Yoga
A Comprehensive Course
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 13, 1995
Price: $18.95

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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 1
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $29.95

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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 2
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $24.95

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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 3
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $26.95

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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 4
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $34.95

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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 5
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $26.95

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Five Houses of Zen

Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 15, 1997
Price: $19.95

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The Flower Ornament Scripture
A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 12, 1993
Price: $125.00

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Human Element
A Course in Resourceful Thinking
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 6, 1996
Price: $18.95

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I Ching
The Book of Change
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $5.99

The I Ching (Book of Change) is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics, and has throughout Chinese history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, the I Ching has been venerated for more than three thousand years as an oracle of... Read more >
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I Ching

Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 10, 1992
Price: $7.95

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The Japanese Art of War
Understanding the Culture of Strategy
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $16.95

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Kensho: The Heart of Zen

Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $18.95

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Living and Dying with Grace
Counsels of Hadrat Ali
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 16, 1996
Price: $16.95

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Living a Good Life
Advice on Virtue, Love, and Action from the Ancient Greek Masters
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 15, 1997
Price: $18.95

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Minding Mind
A Course in Basic Meditation
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $18.95

Some types of meditation are aimed at promoting a sense of confidence and well-being in everyday life, while other types focus on producing altered states of consciousness, transcending the world, or developing skills for serving other people. The instructions in this book focus on the highest type of all, “pure, clear... Read more >

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Practical Taoism

Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $16.95

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Rational Zen
The Mind of Dogen Zenji
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $24.95

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