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  • 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...

  • The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Pathby Jean Smith

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?Writing a ?nuts and bolts? guide that is genuinely wise, charmingly conversational, and a pleasure to read requires a particular talent, and Jean Smith has proved once again that she has it.??Sylvia Boorstein, author of Don?t Just Do Something, Sit There The third of Jean Smith?s Beginner?s Guides focuses on the Buddha?s Eightfold Path?the concepts... 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...

  • Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britainby David N Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent scholarship are evaluated and organised thematically to provide... 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...

  • The Spread of Buddhismby Ann Heirman; Stephan Peter Bumbacher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    This book unravels some of the complex factors that allowed or hampered the presence of (certain aspects of) Buddhism in the regions to the north and the east of India, such as Central Asia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, or Korea. more...

  • Enlightened Rainbowsby Jean-Luc Achard

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen is one of the luminaries of the Bon tradition of Tibet and the master of the teachings of the Great Perfection. His works have become important references for the modern Bon tradition, even if, for some of this Tibetan school, he is associated with the movement known as 'New Bon'. This book argues that such a view is... more...

  • The Great Perfection (rdzogs chen)by Samten Gyaltsen Karmay

    BRILL 2007; US$ 182.00

    The Great Perfection (rDzogs chen in Tibetan) is a philosophical teaching. Its inception is attributed to Vairocana, one of the Tibetan Buddhist monks ordained at Samye in the eight century AD. This work deals with the legends of Vairocana, analysing documents containing elements of the doctrine and comparing them with the Ch'an tradition. more...