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  • The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantraby Stephen Hodge

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. This text is of seminal importance for the history of Buddhist Tantra, especially as very little has been published concerning the origins of Tantra in India. 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...

  • Buddhism in the Modern Worldby Steven Heine; Charles S. Prebish

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior... more...

  • Ocean of Reasoningby Tsong khapa; Geshe Ngawang Samten; Jay L. Garfield

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    Tsong kha pa (14th-century) is arguably the most important and influential philosopher in Tibetan history. An Ocean of Reasoning is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way ), and it can be argued that it is impossible to discuss Nagarjuna's work in an informed... 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...