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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This important text analyzes the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, author of the well-known religious poem, the Bodhicaryavatara (Entering the Path of Enlightenment) as well as the significant, but relatively overlooked, Siksasamuccaya (Compendium of Teachings). With particular focus on the Siksasamuccaya... 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. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and practice and supplies explanation, context and doctrinal... 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...

  • Buddhist Studies from India to Americaby Damien Keown

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Buddhist Studies from India to America covers four important areas of Buddhist Studies: Vinaya Studies and Ethics, the history of Buddhist schools, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious dialogue. These are the main areas which Charles S. Prebish has either inaugurated or helped to define; and his academic career as a leading, international scholar,... more...