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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sayings of the Buddhaby Rupert Gethin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 9.99

    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 Spread of Buddhism Among Western Mongolian Tribes Between the 13th and 18th Centuriesby Baatr Kitinov

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95

    Unlike the majority of Mongolian scholarship, this work examines the history of Buddhism among Mongolian ethnic groups. Numerous works exist on the Oirats and their history, but most of the research has been devoted to the study of Buddhism in the Mongolian empire during its formative years. more...

  • The Still Point Dhammapadaby Geri Larkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Dhammapada is much loved by Buddhist practitioners as a simple and straightforward rendition of some of Buddha's core teachings, and is read daily by thousands of people. While there are many translations available, few have an inclusive ? and lyrical ? sensibility. In studying various versions of this sacred text, Larkin noted many discrepancies... more...

  • A Survey of Vinaya Literatureby Charles S. Prebish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The most important research tool for vinaya studies. Covers both primary and secondary sources in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese as well as modern sources in English, French, German and Japanese. 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...

  • Indian Buddhist Theories of Personsby James Duerlinger

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Vasubandhu's classic work Refutation of the Theory of a Self is translated and provided with an introduction and commentary. The translation, the first into a modern Western language from the Sanskrit text, is intended for use by those who wish to begin a careful philosophical study of Indian Buddhist theories of persons. Special features... more...

  • Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhismby Torkel Brekke

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also addresses the more general and theoretically controversial... more...