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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Fourteen new essays treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace... 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 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...

  • Archaeology of Early Buddhismby Lars Fogelin

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 42.99

    How do archaeologists explore the various dimensions of religion? Lars Fogelin uses archaeological work at Thotlakonda in Southern India as his lens in a broader examination of Buddhist monastic life. He discovers the tension between the desired isolation of the monastery and the mutual engagement with neighbors in the Early Historic Period. He also... 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...