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  • What the Buddha Taughtby Walpola Rahula

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 12.99

    This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography. more...

  • Nobody Homeby Gary Snyder; Julia Martin

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed decisively—globally, locally, and in their personal lives—and these changing conditions provide the back story for a long conversation.... more...

  • Happinessby Matthieu Ricard

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 7.28

    Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness... more...

  • Ist japanischer Buddhismus wirklich Buddhismus?by Maxim Asjoma

    Traugott Bautz 2011; US$ 15.41

    Der westliche Blick auf Japan ist oft von Faszination, Neugier und Bewunderung gefärbt. Wieso auch nicht? Schließlich bietet der Ferne Osten eine reichhaltige und fremde Kulturlandschaft, exotische Speisen und elaborierte Rituale selbst im Alltag. Auch in Hinsicht auf die religiöse Sphäre ist es nicht verwunderlich, von Fremdheit und Faszination zu... more...

  • Der Buddhismus in Süd- und Südostasienby Heinz Bechert; Ernst Steinkellner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 30.15

    Der Buddhismus hat sich im Laufe seiner langen Geschichte über den größten Teil von Süd-, Südost-, Zentral- und Ostasien ausgebreitet und ist bis heute in vielen Ländern Asiens die bedeutendste Religion geblieben. In dieser Vielfalt von Kulturen hat sich der Buddhismus dank seiner großen Anpassungsfähigkeit entwickeln und erhalten können. So sucht... more...

  • Buddhism in World Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change. more...

  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    This overview and evaluation of Buddhist thought and practice examines concepts from a Christian perspective. It focuses on Buddhist ideas of holiness and how they compare to similar values in Christianity. more...

  • Theravada Buddhismby Richard F. Gombrich

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 42.95

    Written by the leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated edition takes into account recent research to include the controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the social and religious contexts against which Buddhism... more...

  • The New Buddhismby James William Coleman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    This work looks at the evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After recounting the spread of Buddhism in the East, James Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by Western teachers, and finds that they have borrowed from different traditions that never intersect in their original context. more...

  • Mahayana Buddhismby Paul Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul... more...