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- OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 19.99
Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism existing in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90
The book looks at how religion in Singapore is being subjected to the processes of modernisation and change. The Singapore State has consciously brought religion under its guidance. It has exercised strong bureaucratic and legal control over the functioning of all religions in Singapore. The Chinese community and the Buddhist Sangha have responded... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99
The Lotus Sutra proclaims that a unitary intent underlies the diversity of Buddhist teachings and promises that all people without exception can achieve supreme awakening. Establishing the definitive guide to this profound text, specialists in Buddhist philosophy, art, and history of religion address the major ideas and controversies surrounding... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 36.99
John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 29.95
For centuries, Buddhist teachers and laypeople have used stories, symbols, cultural metaphors, and anecdotes to teach and express their religious views. In this introductory textbook, Carl Olson draws on these narrative traditions to detail the development of Buddhism from the life of the historical Buddha to the present. By organizing the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95
South Asian Buddhism presents a comprehensive historical survey of the full range of Buddhist traditions throughout South Asia from the beginnings of the religion up to the present. Starting with narratives on the Buddha?s life and foundational teachings from ancient India, the book proceeds to discuss the rise of Buddhist monastic organizations... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 4.87
El budismo está viviendo en la actualidad un momento de auge: se ofrece a los hombres de buena voluntad que buscan, reflexionan y se hacen preguntas. Es una ventana abierta a un vuelo espiritual que aporta esperanzas y liberaciones. Muchas personas encuentran en él las respuestas a sus más profundas exigencias. Pero, ¿qué es exactamente el budismo?... more...
- 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...