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Tripit.aka (Canonical literature)

  • The A to Z of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries. 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...

  • 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...

  • Basic Buddhismby Huai-Chin Nan

    Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 18.95

    Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is... more...

  • Breathe, You Are Aliveby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    According to the Buddha?s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation. Breathe, You Are Alive outlines 16 exercises of conscious breathing that were taught by the Buddha, together with commentaries and further exercises for... more...

  • The British Discovery of Buddhismby Philip C. Almond

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 43.00

    This book examines the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. more...

  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • Buddhism In Modern Worldby D.R. Jatava

    ABD Publishers 2007; US$ 40.00

    The book deals with Buddhism in view of what ails the modern world today. The threat of global nuclear destruction is a real possibility. What a mess the human race has landed itself in! The progress of science and technology has brought many comforts and luxuries to mankind, but at the same time, it has also endangered the human species because of... more...

  • Buddhism in the Modern Worldby David L. McMahan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken, the individuals and movements that have shaped it, and the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions. more...

  • 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...