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  • The Heart Sutraby Osho; Osho International Foundation

    Osho Media International 2014; US$ 7.95

    The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha?s close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these ten talks Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern... more...

  • The Return of the Buddhaby Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India?s Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse around these archaeological discoveries. The book discusses the role of the state and modern Buddhist institutions in the reconstitution... more...

  • Burma?s Mass Lay Meditation Movementby Ingrid Jordt

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. This revitalization movement has had real consequences for how the oppressive military junta, in power since the early 1960s, governs the country. Drawing on more than ten years of extensive... more...

  • Buddhist Responses to Globalizationby Leah Kalmanson; James Mark Shields; Peter D. Hershock; Carolyn M. Jones Medine; Ugo Dessi; Melanie L. Harris; John W. M. Krummel; Erin McCarthy

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors show that Buddhism?arguably the world?s first transnational religion?is a rich resource for navigating todays interconnected world. more...

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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 283.87

    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 Kumārajīva (344-413 CE), Paramārtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, Mahā-Prajńāpāramitā-upadeśa-Śāstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhāva-prakara.na), and Guangbai Lun (T1571, Catu.hśataka-śāstra-kārika).... 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...