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  • Shotokuby Michael I. Como

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    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...

  • Visions of Awakening Space and Timeby Taigen Dan Leighton

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    As a religion concerned with eternal salvation, Zen is based on and 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, ephemeral agent of awareness and healing. In this book,... more...

  • The Life of Buddha and Its Lessonsby Henry Steel Olcott

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons is a short pamphlet by Henry Steel Olcott. It was first published in 1912 as number fifteen in the series of Adyar Pamphlets released by the Theosophical Publishing House. more...

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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • The Buddhist Catechismby Henry Steel Olcott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99

    A founding member of the Theosophical Society, and perhaps the first well-known European to convert to Buddhism, Henry Steel Olcott made a lasting contribution with his Buddhist Catechism of 1881. Seeing Buddhism with a Westernized scientific eye, the work is given in the same question and answer structure used in the Christian Catechism. David McMahan... more...

  • Buddhism for Mothers of School Childrenby Sarah Napthali

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 18.17

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

  • The Spread of Buddhismby Ann Heirman; Stephan Peter Bumbacher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    This book unravels some of the complex factors that allowed or hampered the presence of (certain aspects of) Buddhism in the regions to the north and the east of India, such as Central Asia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, or Korea. 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$ 31.00

    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...

  • The A to Z of Buddhismby Carl Olson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    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...