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- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99
This work looks at the evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After recounting the spread of Buddhism in the East, James Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by Western teachers, and finds that they have borrowed from different traditions that never intersect in their original context. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95
Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00
This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent scholarship are evaluated and organised thematically to provide... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99
As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
The Complete Story of the Dalai Lamas His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is known to the world for his efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and for his inspiring spiritual teachings. Often unnoticed, however, is the long, colorful history from which this most beloved of holy men has emerged. In Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00
Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen is one of the luminaries of the Bon tradition of Tibet and the master of the teachings of the Great Perfection. His works have become important references for the modern Bon tradition, even if, for some of this Tibetan school, he is associated with the movement known as 'New Bon'. This book argues that such a view is... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00
The Buddhist master Fazang is regarded as one of the greatest metaphysicians in medieval Asia. This study aims at correcting misinterpretations and shedding light on neglected areas, opening up for discussion the various structures of medieval East Asian monastic biography. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 182.00
The Great Perfection (rDzogs chen in Tibetan) is a philosophical teaching. Its inception is attributed to Vairocana, one of the Tibetan Buddhist monks ordained at Samye in the eight century AD. This work deals with the legends of Vairocana, analysing documents containing elements of the doctrine and comparing them with the Ch'an tradition. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This fascinating ethnography opens a window onto two communities of Theravada Buddhists in contemporary America: one outside Philadelphia that is composed largely of Thai immigrants and one outside Boston that... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
The Best Buddhist Writing 2005. Shambhala Sun '' Touching the Earth has the capacity to awaken us to the nature of reality, to transform us, to purify us, and to restore joy and vitality to our life. As soon as we begin to practice, we can taste the benefits.'' Thich Nhat Hanh Touching the Earth is a guide to one of Thich... more...