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  • The Glorious Deeds of Purnaby Joel Tatelman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre. more...

  • Buddhist Manuscript Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz; Juliane Schober; Claudia Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents, and examines how and why they were made. ... more...

  • Two Treasuresby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    This compact volume contains two sutras, The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings and its complementary text, The Discourse on Happiness. They explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards the Buddhist ideals of simplicity, generosity, compassion, and enlightenment. The first sutra is comprised of eight essential subjects... more...

  • Miracles of Book and Bodyby Charlotte Eubanks

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 57.95

    Miracles of Book and Body is the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa , or "explanatory tales," used in sermons and collected in written compilations. For most of East Asia, Buddhist sutras were written in classical Chinese and inaccessible... more...

  • Heart of Goldby Kerri Strug

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1996; US$ 13.99

    In her first book, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug reveals the keys to her success in the demanding and pressure-packed world of elite gymnastics. Strug's insights will provide children with a road map for attaining a heart of gold. Color photos/illustrations. more...

  • Courtesans and Tantric Consortsby Serinity Young

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    The wisest teachings of Buddhism say that, like all oppositions, one must move beyond gender. But as Serinity Young shows in this enlightening work, the rhetoric of Buddhist texts, the symbolism of its iconography, and the performative import of its rituals, tell different, and often contradictory, stories. In Courtesans and Tantric Consorts , Serinity... more...

  • Text as Fatherby Alan Cole

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This beautifully written work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism with close readings of four well-known texts? the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirtinirdesa. Treating these sutras as literary works rather than as straightforward philosophic or doctrinal treatises, Alan Cole argues that these... more...

  • Buddhist Studies from India to Americaby Damien Keown

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Buddhist Studies from India to America covers four important areas of Buddhist Studies: Vinaya Studies and Ethics, the history of Buddhist schools, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious dialogue. These are the main areas which Charles S. Prebish has either inaugurated or helped to define; and his academic career as a leading, international scholar,... more...

  • Sayings of the Buddhaby Rupert Gethin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture. - ;'As... more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2009; US$ 10.95

    Dhammapada means ?the path of dharma,? the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran?s translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling edition in its field, praised by Huston Smith as a ?sublime rendering.? The introduction gives an overview of the Buddha?s teachings that... more...