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  • Nagarjuna's Madhyamakaby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    The Indian philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna (c. 150-250 CE) was the founder of the Madhyamaka (Middle Path) school of Mahayana Buddhism and arguably the most influential Buddhist thinker after Buddha himself. Indeed, in the Tibetan and East Asian traditions, Nagarjuna is often referred to as the "second Buddha." His primary contribution to Buddhist thought... more...

  • Travels in the Netherworldby Bryan J. Cuevas

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    In Travels in the Netherworld , Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the d?lok , ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. Providing a clear, detailed analysis of four vivid return-from-death tales, including the stories... more...

  • Buddhist Saints in Indiaby Reginald A. Ray

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides... more...

  • The Tibetan Book of the Deadby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book... more...

  • Buddhism and Scienceby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, both Buddhists and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed the compatibility of Buddhism and science. Their assertions have ranged from modest claims about the efficacy of meditation for mental health to grander declarations that the Buddha himself anticipated the theories of relativity,... more...

  • The Power of Denialby Bernard Faure

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 58.00 US$ 46.40

    Innumerable studies have appeared in recent decades about practically every aspect of women's lives in Western societies. The few such works on Buddhism have been quite limited in scope. In The Power of Denial , Bernard Faure takes an important step toward redressing this situation by boldly asking: does Buddhism offer women liberation or limitation?... more...

  • Buddhist Warfareby Michael Jerryson; Mark Juergensmeyer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    This book offers eight essays examining the dark side of a tradition often regarded as the religion of peace. The authors note the conflict between the Buddhist norms of non-violence and the prohibition of the killing of sentient beings and acts of state violence supported by the Buddhist community (sangha), acts of civil violence in which monks participate,... more...

  • The Buddhist Catechismby Henry Steel Olcott

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Buddha in Your Backpackby Franz Metcalf

    Ulysses Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    A guide for navigating the teen years, Buddha in Your Backpack is for young people who want to learn more about Buddhism or for those who simply want to understand what?s going on inside themselves and in the world around them. Buddha in Your Backpack tells Buddha?s life story in a fashion teens will relate to, describing Buddha as a young rebel... more...

  • The Red Threadby Bernard Faure

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Is there a Buddhist discourse on sex? In this innovative study, Bernard Faure reveals Buddhism's paradoxical attitudes toward sexuality. His remarkably broad range covers the entire geography of this religion, and its long evolution from the time of its founder, Xvkyamuni, to the premodern age. The author's anthropological approach uncovers the inherent... more...