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Doctrinal and systematic Buddhism

  • The Science of Chinese Buddhismby Erik J. Hammerstrom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists particularly embraced scientific language and ideas to carve out a place for their religion within a rapidly modernizing society. Examining dozens of overlooked writings from... more...

  • Das schmutzige Geschäft mit der Antikeby Günther Wessel; Markus Hilgert; Friederike Fless

    Ch. Links Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das Geschäft mit geraubten Kulturgütern boomt. Im Schatten der politischen Erschütterungen im Nahen Osten und in Nordafrika kommt es zu beispiellosen Plünderungen antiker Stätten. Gleichzeitig werden Kunstgegenstände als Geldanlage international immer gefragter. Auch Terrorgruppen wie der IS finanzieren sich wohl durch geraubte Kulturgüter. Weltweit... more...

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhismby James Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the P?li source materials do not encourage vegetarianism and most Buddhists do not practice it. Using... more...

  • Realizing Awakened Consciousnessby Richard P. Boyle

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    If, as Buddhism claims, the potential for awakening exists in all human beings, we should be able to map the phenomenon with the same science we apply to other forms of consciousness. A student of cognitive social science and a Zen practitioner for more than forty years, Richard P. Boyle brings his sophisticated perspective to bear on the development... more...

  • Process of Consciousness and Matterby Ven. Dr. Rewata Dhamma

    Pariyatti Publishing 2015; US$ 6.99

    Intended for all serious students of the Abhidhamma, this book compliments other texts on the subject and explains the important aspects of consciousness and matter in a detailed manner.  As a whole, the teachings of Abhidamma aid in looking within and around the self in order to obtain a life without boundaries or suffering. Digging deeper into the... more...

  • Simple Buddhismby C. Alexander Simpkins; Annellen Simpkins

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    Exploring a new religion is no easy task. That's why the Simple series is so popular-these delightful books take readers by the hand and lead them into the basics of an Eastern faith without intimidation or confusion. Simple Buddhism, invites readers to discover this appealing religion and its peaceful doctrines, as well as: The history of Buddhism... more...

  • How to Walkby Thich Nhat Hanh; Jason DeAntonis

    Parallax Press 2015; US$ 6.99

    How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax?s popular Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Slow, concentrated walking while focusing on in- and out-breaths allows for a unique opportunity to be in the present.... more...

  • Beginning Anewby Sister Chân Không; Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In Beginning Anew , Sister Chân Không shares a concrete, four-part process that can help anyone clear up misunderstandings, communicate more honestly and openly with the people around them, and heal relationships. Thousands have been introduced to the beginning anew practice at the retreats led worldwide each year by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. ... more...

  • How to Loveby Thich Nhat Hanh; Jason DeAntonis

    Parallax Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    How to Love is the third title in Parallax?s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love. He distills... more...

  • Women in P?li Buddhismby Pascale Engelmajer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The P?li tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women?s roles as they are described in the P?li canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical findings, it contrasts these descriptions with the... more...