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  • The Vision of Dhammaby Bhikkhu Bodhi; Erich Fromm

    Pariyatti Publishing 2000; US$ 6.99

    Written by a Westerner whose life experience was as a Buddhist monastic, this collection of essays conveys a friendly spirit, in the manner of a wise and practical teacher. 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 Buddhist Visnuby John C. Holt

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in... more...

  • Buddhist Thoughtby Paul Williams; Anthony Tribe; Alexander Wynne

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    Guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. more...

  • Buddhism in the Modern Worldby David L. McMahan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken, the individuals and movements that have shaped it, and the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions. 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...

  • 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...

  • South Asian Buddhismby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    South Asian Buddhism presents a comprehensive historical survey of the full range of Buddhist traditions throughout South Asia from the beginnings of the religion up to the present. Starting with narratives on the Buddha?s life and foundational teachings from ancient India, the book proceeds to discuss the rise of Buddhist monastic organizations... more...

  • Budismo, escuela de sabiduríaby Bernard Baudouin

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 4.87

    El budismo está viviendo en la actualidad un momento de auge: se ofrece a los hombres de buena voluntad que buscan, reflexionan y se hacen preguntas. Es una ventana abierta a un vuelo espiritual que aporta esperanzas y liberaciones. Muchas personas encuentran en él las respuestas a sus más profundas exigencias. Pero, ¿qué es exactamente el budismo?... more...

  • Basic Buddhismby Huai-Chin Nan

    Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 18.95

    Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is... more...