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- Wiley 2011; US$ 25.95
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...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99
On an island in Vietnam, a monk lives in a coconut tree, eating its fruit and playing with his friends, a cat and a mouse. All the while, a war is raging. One day, the monk decides to visit his country?s president. After all, if a man, a cat, and a mouse can live in harmony, why can?t a nation? But the hostile guards at the presidential palace throw... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
In this reissue, first published in 1974, Christmas Humphreys takes us on a personal journey through Buddhism. This collection of twenty essays ranges from history to doctrine, and from the rise of Buddhism in the West through to the finer points of its everyday practice. It is a truly valuable piece of Western Buddhist literature and its reissue... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00
This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that KumÔrajţva (344-413 CE), ParamÔrtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, MahÔ-Praj˝ÔpÔramitÔ-upade˙a-┌Ôstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhÔva-prakara.na), and Guangbai Lun (T1571, Catu.h˙ataka-˙Ôstra-kÔrika).... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
A Cup of Buddha: reflections on truth discusses how to take the journey toward inner peace, toward truth in entertaining, simple language beyond the abstract and mystical concepts typically found in eastern philosophy books. The book applies eastern philosophy to western living utilizing pop culture and music metaphors to explore dense topics in an... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
It is possible to be a Christian Buddhist in the context of a universal belief that sits fairly lightly on both traditions. Ross Thompson takes especially seriously the aspects of each faith that seem incompatible with the other, no God and no soul in Buddhism, for example, and the need for grace and the historical atonement on the cross in Christianity.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99
Buddhisms and Deconstructions considers the connection between Buddhism and Derridean deconstruction, focusing on the work of Robert Magliola. Fourteen distinguished contributors discuss deconstruction and various Buddhisms?Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese (Chan)?followed by an afterword in which Magliola responds directly to his critics. more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
Bringing together fifteen essays by outstanding Buddhist scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the "life of Buddhism." The contributors focus on a number of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from Sri Lanka to New York, Japan to Tibet. more...