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Tripit.aka (Canonical literature)

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhismby Eugène Burnouf; Katia Buffetrille; Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 52.00

    The most influential work on Buddhism to be published in the nineteenth century, Introduction à l’histoire du Buddhisme indien, by the great French scholar of Sanskrit Eugène Burnouf, set the course for the academic study of Buddhism, and Indian Buddhism in particular, for the next hundred years. First published in 1844, the masterwork... more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2009; US$ 10.95

    Dhammapada means ?the path of dharma,? the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran?s translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling edition in its field, praised by Huston Smith as a ?sublime rendering.? The introduction gives an overview of the Buddha?s teachings that... more...

  • The Still Point Dhammapadaby Geri Larkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Endless Pathby Rafe Martin; Richard Wehrman

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    ***WINNER, 2011 Storytelling World Resource Award ? Best Storytelling Collection The jataka tales?stories of the Buddha?s past lives (in both human and animal form)?were first said to have been told by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago. Five hundred and fifty jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the Pali Canon. From this wealth... more...

  • Action Dharmaby Christopher Queen; Damien Keown; Charles S. Prebish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    These essays chart the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Engaged Buddhists have sought new ways to comfort society's oppressed communities. more...

  • First Buddhist Womenby Susan Murcott

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women?s religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and... more...

  • The Still Point Dhammapadaby Geri Larkin

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantraby Stephen Hodge

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 190.00

    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...