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  • 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$ 49.95

    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, USA 2010; US$ 22.99

    Though traditionally regarded as a peaceful religion, Buddhism has a dark side. On multiple occasions over the past fifteen centuries, Buddhist leaders have sanctioned violence, and even war. The eight essays in this book focus on a variety of Buddhist traditions, from antiquity to the present, and show that Buddhist organizations have used religious... more...

  • Buddhism for Mothersby Sarah Napthali

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 25.44

    Firmly grounded in the day-to-day reality of being a mother, Buddhism for Mothers discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges of bringing up children. 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$ 14.95

    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$ 46.95

    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...

  • Buddhism for Parents On the Goby Sarah Napthali

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 18.17

    Designed with time-poor parents in mind, an easy to digest guide to making the most of being a parent based on Buddhist principles. more...

  • World as Lover, World as Selfby Joanna Macy

    Parallax Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    A new beginning for the environment must start with a new spiritual outlook. In this book, author Joanna Macy offers concrete suggestions for just that, showing how each of us can change the attitudes that continue to threaten our environment. Using the Buddha's teachings on Paticca Samuppada, which stresses the interconnectedness of all things... more...

  • Pass it Onby Joanna Macy; Norbert Gahbler

    Parallax Press 2010; US$ 6.99

    Eco-philosopher and best-selling author Joanna Macy shares five stories from her more than 30 years of studying and practicing Buddhism and deep ecology. Gathered on her travels to India, Russia, Australia, and Tibet, these stories testify to Joanna Macy?s belief that either humankind awakens to a new and deeper understanding of our interconnectedness... more...