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  • Buddhismby Leslie D. Alldritt

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Examines the faith founded by Siddhartha Gautama, which is now being embraced by people around the world. more...

  • Buddhist Manuscript Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz; Juliane Schober; Claudia Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents, and examines how and why they were made. Contributions... more...

  • An Open Heartby The Dalai Lama; Nicholas Vreeland

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 8.99

    An introduction to the core of Buddhism by its greatest teacher, "An Open Heart" is the successor to the bestselling "The Art of Happiness", the Dalai Lama's clear and simple guide to finding compassion and happiness. 25 photos. (World Religions) more...

  • Vision of Awakening Space and Time Dogen and the Lotus Sutraby Taigen Dan Leighton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates... more...

  • Shotokuby Michael I. Como

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 44.99

    Prince Shotoku (573?-622?), the purported founder of Japanese Buddhism, is widely referred to as Japan's first national hero. The cult that grew up around his memory is recognized as one of the most important phenomena in early Japanese religion. This book examines the creation and evolution of the Shotoku cult over the roughly 200 years following... more...

  • Unmasking Buddhismby Bernard Faure

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 93.95

    An ideal introduction to Buddhism for anyone who has unanswered questions about one of the world's largest and most popular religions. A fascinating, short book that challenges us to strip away existing preconceptions we may have about Buddhism Considers questions such as: Can we talk of Buddhism as a unified religion or are there many Buddhisms?... more...

  • Secret Lives of the Dalai Lamaby Alexander Norman; Dalai Lama

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Complete Story of the Dalai Lamas    His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is known to the world for his efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and for his inspiring spiritual teachings. Often unnoticed, however, is the long, colorful history from which this most beloved of holy men has emerged. In Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman... more...

  • Buddhism for Mothers of School Childrenby Sarah Napthali

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 25.44

    A warm, wise and engaging new book on Buddhism for mothers by best-selling author Sarah Napthali. more...

  • Heartwoodby Wendy Cadge

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This fascinating ethnography opens a window onto two communities of Theravada Buddhists in contemporary America: one outside Philadelphia that is composed largely of Thai immigrants and one outside Boston that... more...

  • Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhismby Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Over the past century, Buddhism has come to be seen as a world religion, exceeding Christianity in longevity and, according to many, philosophical wisdom. Buddhism has also increasingly been described as strongly ethical, devoted to nonviolence, and dedicated to bringing an end to human suffering. And because it places such a strong emphasis on rational... more...