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Doctrinal and systematic Buddhism

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  • Contemplative Scienceby B. Alan Wallace; Brian Hodel

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    B. Alan Wallace, renowned Buddhist scholar, integrates the contemplative methodologies of Buddhism and Western science into a single discipline: contemplative science. The science of consciousness investigates the mind through Buddhist contemplative techniques, such as shamatha , an organized, detailed system of training the attention. Just as... more...

  • Against a Hindu Godby Parimal G. Patil

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology... more...

  • Meditations of a Buddhist Skepticby B. Alan Wallace

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world. Raising profound questions about human nature, free will, and experience versus dogma, Wallace challenges the claim that consciousness is nothing more than an emergent property... more...

  • Mind and Lifeby Pier Luigi Luisi; Zara Houshmand

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers?members of the Mind and Life Institute?have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical... more...

  • A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to International Relationsby Alejandro Chávez-Segura

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 139.95

    This monograph examines the theological paradigms within Buddhism, a religion that interacts with the world without narratives of genesis and eschatology. This book argues that there is a need to study and understand this interdependent relation between the religious and the secular political world. more...

  • Creating True Peaceby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.50

    Thich Nhat Hanh has been the world's foremost peace activist for the past four decades. A highly respected Buddhist spiritual leader who is also a philosopher, scholar and student of human nature, he is, in many ways, very similar to the Dalai Lama. His unrivalled knowledge, wisdom and experience of peacemaking - a subject that he has very much made... more...

  • The Positive Psychology of Buddhism and Yoga, 2nd Editionby Marvin Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 43.95

    This book describes Buddhist-Yogic ideas in relation to those of contemporary Western psychology. The book begins with the Buddhist view of the human psyche and of the human condition. This leads to the question of what psychological changes need to be made to improve that condition. Similarities between Buddhism and Western Psychology include: ... more...

  • Buddhists, Brahmins, and Beliefby Dan Arnold

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    In Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief, Dan Arnold examines how the Brahmanical tradition of Purva Mimamsa and the writings of the seventh-century Buddhist Madhyamika philosopher Candrakirti challenged dominant Indian Buddhist views of epistemology. Arnold retrieves these two very different but equally important voices of philosophical dissent, showing... more...

  • Buddhism and Violenceby Vladimir Tikhonov; Torkel Brekke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ?peaceful? religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western standards of ?peaceful? behavior. This stereotype ? which... more...

  • Facets Of Buddhismby Iida

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    "Facets of Buddhism" is a collection of essays written by one of the pre-eminent Japanese scholars in the fields of Buddhism and comparative religion. The ten essays are loosely linked together by the common themes of dependent co-origination (pratitya-samutpada); of the effect of Madhyamika and Yogacara ideas on Japanese literature and culture; and... more...