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- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 34.99
John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95
This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America. Part Two examines key themes including globalization,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 25.95
For centuries, Buddhist teachers and laypeople have used stories, symbols, cultural metaphors, and anecdotes to teach and express their religious views. In this introductory textbook, Carl Olson draws on these narrative traditions to detail the development of Buddhism from the life of the historical Buddha to the present. By organizing... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This title was originally published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1976. This book, as the author explains in his preface, does not attempt to give an exposition of any particular thought from the authoritative point of view. It is rather, a collection of essays on Buddhism as understood by a Japanese student who sets out on a journey in search... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95
South Asian Buddhism presents a comprehensive historical survey of the full range of Buddhist traditions throughout South Asia from the beginnings of the religion up to the present. Starting with narratives on the Buddha?s life and foundational teachings from ancient India, the book proceeds to discuss the rise of Buddhist monastic organizations... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 4.87
El budismo está viviendo en la actualidad un momento de auge: se ofrece a los hombres de buena voluntad que buscan, reflexionan y se hacen preguntas. Es una ventana abierta a un vuelo espiritual que aporta esperanzas y liberaciones. Muchas personas encuentran en él las respuestas a sus más profundas exigencias. Pero, ¿qué es exactamente el budismo?... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 18.95
Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is... more...
- Hay House, Inc. 2013; US$ 18.95
A Drop from the Marvelous Ocean of History , written by Lelung Tuklu Rinpoche XI , the current reincarnation of Lelung Jedrung, chronicles the history of this important lineage. Using varied Tibetan resources and biographies, Rinpoche begins with the source of the reincarnations, Olkha Jedrung, known as Lelung Pema Zhepai Dorje, who was the first human... more...