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  • Japanese Buddhismby Eliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 250.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Honen The Buddhist Saintby Joseph A. Fitzgerald

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    Honen Shonin (1133-1212 A.D.) founded the largest Buddhist sect in Japan (Pure Land, or Shin). This edited biography contains an Introduction by renowned Buddhist scholar, Alfred Bloom. more...

  • Buddhism and Empireby Michael L. Walter

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book analyzes the religious-political culture of the Tibetan Empire (c. 620-842) and the establishment of Buddhism, based on early sources. It shows how relationships formed in the Imperial period underlie many of the unique characteristics of traditional Tibetan Buddhism. more...

  • Zenby Kaiten Nukariya

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.95

    The historical importance of Zen can hardly be exaggerated. After its introduction into China in the sixth century, A.D., it grew ascendant through the Sui (598-617) and the Tang dynasty (618-906), and enjoyed greater popularity than any other sect of Buddhism during the whole period of the Sung (976-1126) and the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1367).... more...

  • Buddhaby Axel Michaels

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.82

    Mehr als 360 Millionen Menschen auf der Welt bekennen sich zum Buddhismus. Doch wer war der Buddha, dessen Lehre von der Überwindung allen Leidens sich ab dem 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. von Nordindien aus schnell in weiten Teilen Asiens verbreitete? Lässt sich seine Biographie historisch fassen? Was berichten die Legenden über sein Leben? Axel Michaels... more...

  • Hakuin's Precious Mirror Caveby Norman Waddell

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 26.00

    The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Quiet Reflection, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Dogen established Soto Zen in Japan, and his work is widely known in the West with many of his books translated into English. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important... 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...

  • Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britainby David N Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • An Open Heartby The Dalai Lama; Nicholas Vreeland

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 8.99

    An introduction to the core of Buddhism by its greatest teacher, "An Open Heart" is the successor to the bestselling "The Art of Happiness", the Dalai Lama's clear and simple guide to finding compassion and happiness. 25 photos. (World Religions) more...

  • Vision of Awakening Space and Time Dogen and the Lotus Sutraby Taigen Dan Leighton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates... more...