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  • 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...

  • A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Termsby Lewis Hodous; William E. Soothill

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 75.95

    This invaluable interpretive tool, first published in 1937, is now available for the first time in a paperback edition specially aimed at students of Chinese Buddhism. Those who have endeavoured to read Chinese texts apart from the apprehension of a Sanskrit background have generally made a fallacious interpretation, for the Buddhist canon is basically... more...

  • The Buddhist Forum, Vol. IIby T. Skorupski

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 93.95

    First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Buddhist Forum, Vol. IVby T. Skorupski

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 93.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Lotus of the Wonderful Lawby W. E. Soothill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    The "Lotus of the Wonderful (or Mystic) Law" is the most important religious book of the Far East, and has been described as "The Gospel of Half Asia". It is also the chief scripture of Buddhism in China, and therefore the chief source of consolation of the many millions of Buddhists in East Asia. It is justifiable to consider it as one of the greatest... more...

  • A Popular Dictionary of Buddhismby Christmas Humphreys

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 60.95

    A dictionary and a glossary of terms plus brief biographies of eminent Buddhists and scholars from both East and West. more...

  • An Ocean of Reasoningby Tson-kha-pa Blo-bzan-grags-pa

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Tsong khapa (14th-century) is arguably the most important and influential philosopher in Tibetan history. This work is a commentary on Nagarjuna's "Mulamadhyamakakarika" ("Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way"). It discusses alternative readings of the text and prior commentaries and provides a detailed exegesis. more...

  • Early Buddhist Discoursesby John J. Holder

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.95

    Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon--including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism--are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account... more...

  • Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhismby Douglas Osto

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text?s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0?500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview analysis and structural narrative theory, the author... 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...