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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization practices in the ninth century. He presents an important new reading of a seventh-century Chinese text called the Collected Dharani Sutras, which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00
The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India?s Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse around these archaeological discoveries. The book discusses the role of the state and modern Buddhist institutions in the reconstitution... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 22.99
Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. This revitalization movement has had real consequences for how the oppressive military junta, in power since the early 1960s, governs the country. Drawing on more than ten years of extensive... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
The Social Life of Tibetan Biography outlines the growth of the Buddhist tradition of the Tibetan teacher Tokden Shakya Shri (1853?1919) through charting his biographical tradition and its influence on the development of his community. Tokden Shakya Shri?s tradition is an important exemplar of interpersonal exchange on the margins between East... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors show that Buddhism?arguably the world?s first transnational religion?is a rich resource for navigating todays interconnected world. more...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 33.00
Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written, What is the sound of one hand clapping?? he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His Song... more...
Verlorene Ganthipadas zum buddhistischen Ordensrecht Untersuchungen zu den in der Vajirabuddhitika zitierten Kommentaren Dhammasiris und VajirabuddhisHarrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 283.87
Der in Pali verfasste buddhistische Kanon der Theravada-Schule ist durchgängig durch Pali-Kommentare (Atthakatha, 5./ 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erläutert, die ihrerseits durch Subkommentare (Tika, ca. 11./ 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erklärt werden. Eine Kommentarklasse zwischen diesen beiden bilden die Ganthipadas (ca. 5./ 6.-12./ 13. Jahrhundert n.... more...
- Templeton Press 2014; US$ 14.99
?This book will provide readers with a greater awareness of the spirit of curiosity and inquiry that lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition, as well as the fruitfulness of maintaining active communication between the Buddhist and scientific communities.? ?from the Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama In Humble before the Void ,... more...