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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...

  • Grains of Goldby Gendun Chopel; Thupten Jinpa; Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1941, philosopher and poet Gendun Chopel (1903–51) sent a large manuscript by ship, train, and yak across mountains and deserts to his homeland in the northeastern corner of Tibet. He would follow it five years later, returning to his native land after twelve years in India and Sri Lanka. But he did not receive the welcome he imagined: he... more...

  • Buddhist Mahayana Textsby E.B. Cowell; F. Max Muller; J. Takakusu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    This is a subset of F. Max Mullers great collection The Sacred Books of the East. more...

  • The A to Z of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries. more...

  • Selected Writings of Han Yongunby Vladimir Tikhonov; Owen Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 77.00

    One of Korea?s most eminent Buddhists and political activists in the independence movement during the long years of Japan?s colonization of Korea, Han Yongun was a prolific writer and outstanding poet, known especially for his poetry collection The Silence of the Lover. This book concentrates on translations of his principal non-literary works. more...

  • The Spread of Buddhismby Ann Heirman; Stephan Peter Bumbacher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    This book unravels some of the complex factors that allowed or hampered the presence of (certain aspects of) Buddhism in the regions to the north and the east of India, such as Central Asia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, or Korea. more...

  • The Diamond Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 20.00

    Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over... more...

  • Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccayaby Barbra R. Clayton

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Analyzing the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, particularly focusing on the neglected Sanskrit text, this important book helps to redress a significant imbalance in the scholarship on Buddhist ethics. more...

  • Courtesans and Tantric Consortsby Serinity Young

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    In Courtesans and Tantric Consorts , Serinity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of Buddhist history, revealing the colourful mosaic of beliefs that inform Buddhist views about gender and sexuality. more...

  • Buddhist Meditationby Sarah Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. more...