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  • How to Be Compassionateby His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 15.00

    Each one of us is responsible for all of humankind, and for the environment in which we live. . . . We must seek to lessen the suffering of others. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something seriously directed toward the welfare of humanity as a whole. To do this, you need to recognize that the whole... more...

  • The Buddhist Catechismby Henry Steel Olcott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99

    A founding member of the Theosophical Society, and perhaps the first well-known European to convert to Buddhism, Henry Steel Olcott made a lasting contribution with his Buddhist Catechism of 1881. Seeing Buddhism with a Westernized scientific eye, the work is given in the same question and answer structure used in the Christian Catechism. David McMahan... more...

  • Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Mediaby Gregory Price Grieve; Daniel Veidlinger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and is present in digital media through a variety of methods including concrete case studies, ethnographic research, and content analysis, as... more...

  • Buddhist Responses to Globalizationby Leah Kalmanson; James Mark Shields; Peter D. Hershock; Carolyn M. Jones Medine; Ugo Dessi; Melanie L. Harris; John W. M. Krummel; Erin McCarthy

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors show that Buddhism?arguably the world?s first transnational religion?is a rich resource for navigating todays interconnected world. more...

  • Burma?s Mass Lay Meditation Movementby Ingrid Jordt

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. This revitalization movement has had real consequences for how the oppressive military junta, in power since the early 1960s, governs the country. Drawing on more than ten years of extensive... more...

  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • Living Karmaby Beverley Foulks McGuire

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing attention to Ouyi?s unique reshaping of... more...

  • The Vision of Dhammaby Bhikkhu Bodhi; Erich Fromm

    Pariyatti Publishing 2000; US$ 6.99

    Written by a Westerner whose life experience was as a Buddhist monastic, this collection of essays conveys a friendly spirit, in the manner of a wise and practical teacher. more...

  • Objektivität durch Asymmetrieby Markus Hahn

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Auf der Suche nach objektiver Wahrheit wurde in den Wissenschaften das Prinzip der Relationalität populär: Gegenstandsbereiche gleich welcher Art werden als reine Beziehungsgeflechte beschrieben, nach dem Vorbild der Mathematik (diese Notwendigkeit entstand nicht zuletzt durch die Relativitätstheorie). Um Reales theoretisch zu erfassen, etwa um Dinge... more...

  • A Philosophy of Emptinessby Gay Watson

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 28.00

    We often view emptiness as a negative condition, a symptom of depression, despair, or grief?an assessment furthered by authors like Franz Kafka or the existentialists, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Offering an alternative view,  A Philosophy of Emptiness  reclaims these hollow feelings as a positive and even empowering state, an antidote to the... more...