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  • Verlorene Ganthipadas zum buddhistischen Ordensrecht Untersuchungen zu den in der Vajirabuddhitika zitierten Kommentaren Dhammasiris und Vajirabuddhisby Petra Kieffer-Pülz

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 288.02

    Der in Pali verfasste buddhistische Kanon der Theravada-Schule ist durchgängig durch Pali-Kommentare (Atthakatha, 5./ 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erläutert, die ihrerseits durch Subkommentare (Tika, ca. 11./ 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erklärt werden. Eine Kommentarklasse zwischen diesen beiden bilden die Ganthipadas (ca. 5./ 6.-12./ 13. Jahrhundert n.... more...

  • Yellow River Odysseyby Bill Porter

    Chin Music Press Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    Bill Porter, a.k.a Red Pine, connects modern China to its past in a riveting journey down the Yellow River. more...

  • Humble before the Voidby Chris Impey; Dalai Lama

    Templeton Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?This book will provide readers with a greater awareness of the spirit of curiosity and inquiry that lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition, as well as the fruitfulness of maintaining active communication between the Buddhist and scientific commu­nities.? ?from the Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama In Humble before the Void ,... more...

  • Buddhistsby Todd Lewis

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners  provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition. Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist... more...

  • Buddhism and Deconstructionby Dr Youxuan Wang; Wang Youxuan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that Kumârajîva (344-413 CE), Paramârtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, Mahâ-Prajñâpâramitâ-upadeúa-Úâstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhâva-prakara.na), and Guangbai Lun (T1571, Catu.húataka-úâstra-kârika).... more...

  • Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepalby Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 168.00

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as one distinct tradition among the many that comprise Indic Buddhism.... more...

  • Developments in Australian Buddhismby Michelle Spuler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book examines the adaptation of Buddhism to the Australian sociocultural context. To gain insight into this process of cross-cultural adaptation, issues arising in the development of Diamond Sangha Zen Buddhist groups (one of the largest Zen lineages in the West) in Australia are contextualised within the broader framework of the adaptations of... more...

  • The Sacred Sites Of The Dalai Lamasby Glenn H Mullin

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas combines stunning photographs of Tibet?s most sacred monasteries with commentary on the historical relevance of these sites for Tibetan Buddhism. It explores the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enters the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and visits the famous oracle lake of... more...

  • The Buddha and His Religion (Routledge Revivals)by J. Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1914, this is a fascinating investigation of the origins of Buddhism, drawing on a wealth of evidence relating to the life and teachings of the Buddha. First considering how the study of the Buddhist doctrine can be used to critique religious systems such as Christianity, Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire proceeds to discuss Buddhism at... more...

  • A Philosophy of Emptinessby Gay Watson

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 28.00

    We often view emptiness as a negative condition, a symptom of depression, despair, or grief?an assessment furthered by authors like Franz Kafka or the existentialists, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Offering an alternative view,  A Philosophy of Emptiness  reclaims these hollow feelings as a positive and even empowering state, an antidote to the... more...