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  • Why Buddhism?by Vicki Mackenzie

    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...

  • Buddhism in World Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change. more...

  • Dreaming the Great Brahminby Kurtis R. Schaeffer

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    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...

  • Imagining a Place for Buddhismby Anne E. Monius

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    While Tamil-speaking South India is celebrated for its preservation of Hindu tradition, other religious communities have played a significant role in shaping the region's religious history. Among these non-Hindu communities is that of the Buddhists, who are little-understood because of the scarcity of remnants of Tamil-speaking Buddhist culture. Here,... more...

  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; the late John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    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...

  • The Dhammapadaby John Ross Carter; Mahinda Palihawadana

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The Dhammapada , the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, also ranks among the classics of the world's religious literature. This book presents the first comprehensive edition of the Dhammapada and its commentary in English, allowing readers a unique appreciation of the text itself as well as its impact within the... more...

  • Theravada Buddhismby Richard F. Gombrich

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 42.95

    Written by the leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated edition takes into account recent research to include the controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the social and religious contexts against which Buddhism... more...

  • Mahayana Buddhismby Paul Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul... more...

  • The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Pathby Jean Smith

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?Writing a ?nuts and bolts? guide that is genuinely wise, charmingly conversational, and a pleasure to read requires a particular talent, and Jean Smith has proved once again that she has it.??Sylvia Boorstein, author of Don?t Just Do Something, Sit There The third of Jean Smith?s Beginner?s Guides focuses on the Buddha?s Eightfold Path?the concepts... more...

  • Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britainby David N Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent scholarship are evaluated and organised thematically to provide... more...