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- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99
In Travels in the Netherworld, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the delok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. These narratives enjoy audiences ranging from the most sophisticated monastic scholars to pious townsfolk,... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 41.99
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... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wisdom Publications 2007; US$ 16.95
Drawing from the author's life as a father, professor, Buddhist, and Buddhist teacher — as well as on pop culture references from Bob Dylan to Harry Potter — Awakening Through Love is a welcoming guide to achieving the deepest well-being and joy. Rooted in Buddhism?s Dzogchen tradition, the book teaches strategies for realizing a life imbued with... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2009; US$ 14.95
The subject of death makes a lot of people uneasy. Most of us just don?t know much about death — especially how to handle it and how to prepare for it — and we may feel anxious and afraid whenever we start to contemplate either the death of a loved one or our own death. But as Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of the Foundation... more...