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  • 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...

  • 24/7 Dharmaby Dennis Genpo Merzel

    Big Mind Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    There are three fundamental questions to Buddhist practice:•Why do we suffer? •How can we free ourselves from fear and sorrow? •What does it take to live in harmony with others?Dennis Genpo Merzel, among the highest ranking American Buddhists practicing today, addresses these fundamental questions in this dynamic, easily-accessible book,... more...

  • China on the Mindby Christopher Bollas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    Several thousand years ago Indo-European culture diverged into two ways of thinking; one went West, the other East. Tracing their differences, Christopher Bollas examines how these mentalities are now converging once again, notably in the practice of psychoanalysis.?? Creating a freely associated comparison between western psychoanalysts and eastern... more...

  • Buddhism and Human Rightsby Wayne R. Husted; Damien Keown; Charles S. Prebish

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume. more...

  • The Resonance of Emptinessby Gay Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    This work presents an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and practice as a potential resource for an approach to psychotherapy which is responsive to the needs of its time and context, and attempts to open up a three-way dialogue between Buddhism, psychotherapy and contemporary discourse to reveal a meaningful theory and practice for a contemporary... 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$ 84.99

    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. more...

  • Living Karmaby Beverley Foulks McGuire

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Ouyi Zhixu (15991655) 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...