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  • Buddhism For Dummiesby Jonathan Landaw; Stephan Bodian; ; Gudrun hnemann

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99

    Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For... more...

  • The Everything Buddhism Bookby Jacky Sach

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 14.95

    In recent years, more and more people have been turning to Buddhist ethics for a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world. The religion's principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness have resonated among those who feel increasingly distracted and conflicted in their daily lives. You can also take advantage of the... more...

  • Buddhismby Daisaku Ikeda; Burton Watson

    Middleway Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    Beginning with the events immediately following the dark days after the death of Shakyamuni and continuing over a period of 1,000 years, this dynamic tome covers a vast and complex series of events and developments in the history of Buddhism. Through a thorough examination of its early development in India, a new light is cast on little-known aspects... more...

  • The Different Paths of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 25.95

    For centuries, Buddhist teachers and laypeople have used stories, symbols, cultural metaphors, and anecdotes to teach and express their religious views.  In this introductory textbook, Carl Olson draws on these narrative traditions to detail the development of Buddhism from the life of the historical Buddha to the present.  By organizing... more...

  • The Way Things Areby Lama Ole Nydahl

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    This seminal work offers the liberating and powerful methods of Diamond Way Buddhism for readers seeking to incorporate Buddhist practice into their daily lives. more...

  • Introducing Buddhismby Kodo Matsunami

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    This title was originally published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1976. This book, as the author explains in his preface, does not attempt to give an exposition of any particular thought from the authoritative point of view. It is rather, a collection of essays on Buddhism as understood by a Japanese student who sets out on a journey in search... more...

  • Buddhismus als Religion und Philosophieby Karsten Schmidt

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 35.86

    In den letzten 100 Jahren hat der Buddhismus zusammen mit anderen asiatischen und indischen Traditionen in steigendem Maße in Europa und Amerika an Präsenz gewonnen. Begriffe wie Nirvana, Karma oder Vorstellungen über Wiedergeburt haben längst Eingang gefunden in den Formenbestand westlicher Welt- und Daseinserschließung, werden allerdings oft nicht... more...

  • Buddhismby Leslie D. Alldritt

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Examines the faith founded by Siddhartha Gautama, which is now being embraced by people around the world. more...

  • Unmasking Buddhismby Bernard Faure

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 93.95

    An ideal introduction to Buddhism for anyone who has unanswered questions about one of the world's largest and most popular religions. A fascinating, short book that challenges us to strip away existing preconceptions we may have about Buddhism Considers questions such as: Can we talk of Buddhism as a unified religion or are there many Buddhisms?... more...

  • Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhismby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Over the past century, Buddhism has come to be seen as a world religion, exceeding Christianity in longevity and, according to many, philosophical wisdom. Buddhism has also increasingly been described as strongly ethical, devoted to nonviolence, and dedicated to bringing an end to human suffering. And because it places such a strong emphasis on rational... more...