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  • The Science of Chinese Buddhismby Erik J. Hammerstrom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists particularly embraced scientific language and ideas to carve out a place for their religion within a rapidly modernizing society. Examining dozens of overlooked writings from... more...

  • Fürstliche Repräsentation im Sakralraumby Niels Fleck

    Deutscher Kunstverlag 2015; Not Available

    Für protestantische Reichsfürsten war die Kirche im Schloss ein Herzstück der Repräsentation. Ebenso prachtvoll wie programmatisch gestaltet, führte sie neben der gottgegebenen Macht des Landesherrn auch sein Kirchenregiment im bewegten Bilderschmuck des Barock vor Augen. Dieser Band unternimmt erstmals eine Gesamtdarstellung der bedeutenden Gruppe... more...

  • Das schmutzige Geschäft mit der Antikeby Günther Wessel; Markus Hilgert; Friederike Fless

    Ch. Links Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das Geschäft mit geraubten Kulturgütern boomt. Im Schatten der politischen Erschütterungen im Nahen Osten und in Nordafrika kommt es zu beispiellosen Plünderungen antiker Stätten. Gleichzeitig werden Kunstgegenstände als Geldanlage international immer gefragter. Auch Terrorgruppen wie der IS finanzieren sich wohl durch geraubte Kulturgüter. Weltweit... more...

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhismby James Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the P?li source materials do not encourage vegetarianism and most Buddhists do not practice it. Using... more...

  • Blazing Splendorby Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2015; US$ 15.95

    Blazing Splendor paints an intimate portrait of the lost culture of Old Tibet and of a remarkable man who inspired thousands. A memoir in the form of tales told by Rinpoche toward the end of his life, the book spans his lifetime — a lifetime rich in adventures of both spirit and body. His reminiscences weave a rich tapestry of family history and... more...

  • Zen on the Runby Lawrence I. Sank

    Publish Green 2015; US$ 2.99

    YES YOU CAN:• Change your unwanted habits• Improve your emotional and physical health• Reduce your levels of anxiety and depression• Enhance your creativity, focus and sense of well-being• Increase satisfaction with your life WITHOUT:• Joining an ashram• Sitting for hours in a meditative trance• Forgoing life’s... more...

  • Satipatthana Sutta Discoursesby S. N. Goenka

    Pariyatti Publishing 2015; US$ 6.99

    The Satipatthana Sutta is the Buddha?s single most important discourse describing the practice of meditation. Here for the first time is the condensed version of the daily evening discourse given by the author to his students on a seven day retreat. This text can serve as a review after taking a course or for scholars as a further study of the sutta.... more...

  • The Everything Essential Buddhism Bookby Arnie Kozak

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 13.99

    Your concise guide to Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation! The Everything Essential Buddhism Book is your beginner's guide to the Buddhist principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Learn about the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion, including: The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the... more...

  • Realizing Awakened Consciousnessby Richard P. Boyle

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    If, as Buddhism claims, the potential for awakening exists in all human beings, we should be able to map the phenomenon with the same science we apply to other forms of consciousness. A student of cognitive social science and a Zen practitioner for more than forty years, Richard P. Boyle brings his sophisticated perspective to bear on the development... more...

  • Process of Consciousness and Matterby Ven. Dr. Rewata Dhamma

    Pariyatti Publishing 2015; US$ 6.99

    Intended for all serious students of the Abhidhamma, this book compliments other texts on the subject and explains the important aspects of consciousness and matter in a detailed manner.  As a whole, the teachings of Abhidamma aid in looking within and around the self in order to obtain a life without boundaries or suffering. Digging deeper into the... more...