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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
First published in 1914, this is a fascinating investigation of the origins of Buddhism, drawing on a wealth of evidence relating to the life and teachings of the Buddha. First considering how the study of the Buddhist doctrine can be used to critique religious systems such as Christianity, Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire proceeds to discuss Buddhism at... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 28.00
We often view emptiness as a negative condition, a symptom of depression, despair, or grief?an assessment furthered by authors like Franz Kafka or the existentialists, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Offering an alternative view, A Philosophy of Emptiness reclaims these hollow feelings as a positive and even empowering state, an antidote... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 12.99
This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography. more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 21.00
Buddhism: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive and easy-to-use introduction, designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. Written by a leading expert, this book will help you if you are studying for an important exam or essay, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge. It is structured to mirror the way in which... more...
- Goddess Ink 2015; US$ 8.99
Referred to as the ?Celestial Bodhisattva of Compassion,? the Asian Goddess Kwan Yin manifests herself to those in need around the world in myriad forms. Sometimes encountered in the peacefulness of nature, other times seen as a benevolent caregiver, Kwan Yin is vast, yet readily accessible to each and every one of us whether we are experiencing... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 24.50
A series of in-depth accounts exploring the lives and spiritual journeys of fifteen western Buddhists - from the famous to the ordinary. Why Buddhism? is a series of interviews through which Vicki McKenzie (author of Cave in the Snow ) explores the reason for Buddhism's growing appeal in western society. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 87.99
Dreaming the Great Brahmin explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. The first comprehensive cultural and literary history of the well-known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, known as the Great Brahmin, this book argues that we should view Saraha not as the founder of... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99
Buddhism is deeply attractive to many in the West. Its ideals of serenity and compassion seem to supply a dimension of personal spirituality that they don't find in their own traditions. For those raised in the Christian Church, Buddhism can appear to exemplify the best in their own religion--qualities such as peacefulness, simplicity, and reverence... more...