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  • Buddhismby Edward Conze

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    In this authoritative guide, one of the world's most distinguished scholars of Buddhism provides a compact summary of the tradition?s development, from the time of the Buddha to the 20th century exile of the Dalai Lama. Covering all the Buddhist schools from Maháyána to Zen, this comprehensive, concise study is widely acknowledged as the classic introduction... more...

  • Ocean Of Amritaby Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2014; US$ 12.99

    The main focus of the Ocean of Amrita, a hidden teaching of Padmasambhava, is mending and purifying the vows that one has taken. Just like it is important to wash our clothes regularly to keep them clean and mend them when they are in need of repair; no matter what level of Buddhist practice you might be involved in, it is also important to regularly... more...

  • Dispeller of Obstaclesby Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo; Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche; Chokgyur Lingpa; Lama Pema Tashi Putsi

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2014; US$ 12.99

    The Dispeller of Obstacles is the heart essence of the accomplished master Padmasambhava who perceives the three times in the entirity. It is the quintessence of one billion heart sadhanas of the Guru, the most unique terma buried in the land of Tibet; and it is the first among the Four Cycles of Guru Sadhana. This Guru?s Heart Practice that Dispels... more...

  • Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Mediaby Gregory Price Grieve; Daniel Veidlinger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and is present in digital media through a variety of methods including concrete case studies, ethnographic research, and content analysis, as... more...

  • 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 Body Incantatoryby Paul Copp

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned against the dangers of the wilds, or invoked to heal the sick and bring ease to the dead, incantations were pervasive features of Buddhist practice in late medieval China (600–1000 C.E.). Material incantations, in forms such as spell-inscribed amulets and stone pillars, were also central to the spiritual... more...

  • Living Karmaby Beverley Foulks McGuire

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing attention to Ouyi?s unique reshaping of... more...

  • The Return of the Buddha: Ancient Symbols for a New Nationby Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    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...