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  • Buddhist Monastic Lifeby Mohan Wijayaratna; Claude Grangier; Steven Collins; Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    This 1991 book describes the ideal way of life prescribed for Buddhist monks and nuns in the Pali texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism. 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...

  • Buddhaby Axel Michaels

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.20

    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...

  • State, Society and Religious Engineeringby Kuah-Pearce Khun Eng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90

    The book looks at how religion in Singapore is being subjected to the processes of modernisation and change. The Singapore State has consciously brought religion under its guidance. It has exercised strong bureaucratic and legal control over the functioning of all religions in Singapore. The Chinese community and the Buddhist Sangha have responded... more...

  • Happinessby Matthieu Ricard

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 7.28

    Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness... more...

  • A Pebble for Your Pocketby Thich Nhat Hanh; Philippe Ames; Nguyen Thi Hop; Nguyen Dong

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Drawn from Dharma talks given directly to young people, replete with contemporary illustrations, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories, young people learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and "interbeing"... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mahayana Buddhismby Paul Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul... more...

  • Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britainby David N Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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...