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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantraby Stephen Hodge

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 190.00

    This book provides the first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. more...

  • A Survey of Vinaya Literatureby Charles S. Prebish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Archaeology of Early Buddhismby Lars Fogelin

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 38.99

    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...