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  • The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognitionby Zhihua Yao

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins. To illustrate this... more...

  • Skilful Meansby Michael Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means' - morally wholesome tricks devised for the purpose... more...

  • The Sociology of Early Buddhismby Greg Bailey; Ian Mabbett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    An analysis of early Buddhism in social and economic contexts. more...

  • Philosophy of the Buddhaby Christopher Gowans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna (Nirvana). The book includes... more...

  • Branching Streams Flow in the Darknessby Shunryu Suzuki; Mel Weitsman; Michael Wenger

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 26.95

    When Shunryu Suzuki Roshi's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful treatise on Buddhism in English, selling more than one million copies to date. Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness is the first follow-up... more...

  • The Universe in a Single Atomby Dalai Lama

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2005; US$ 14.95

    ?The Dalai Lama lost spiritual leadership in his own country, but now exercises it around the world. Like all good teachers, he comes to learn.  He found that what Buddhism lacked in his country was a fruitful interchange with reason and modern science. Here he fosters that exchange, at a time when some Christians have turned their backs on science... more...

  • How to Expand Loveby His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Atria Books 2005; US$ 15.00

    In our quest for true happiness and fulfillment during the course of our lives, nothing is more essential than giving and receiving love. But how well do we understand love's extraordinarily transformative powers? Can we really cultivate and appreciate its priceless gifts? In How to Expand Love, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, winner of the Nobel... more...

  • Lotus Of The Wonderful Lawby W. E. Soothill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    The "Lotus of the Wonderful (or Mystic) Law" is the most important religious book of the Far East, and has been described as "The Gospel of Half Asia". It is also the chief scripture of Buddhism in China, and therefore the chief source of consolation of the many millions of Buddhists in East Asia. It is justifiable to consider it as one of the greatest... more...

  • Buddhist Forum Volume Vby K. R. Norman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 93.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • How Buddhism Beganby Richard F. Gombrich

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began , discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that these doctrines reflect the teachings of the Buddha himself.... more...