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Buddhism

  • Pure Land, Real Worldby Melissa Anne-Marie Curley; Richard K. Payne

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    For close to a thousand years Amida?s Pure Land, a paradise of perfect ease and equality, was the most powerful image of shared happiness circulating in the Japanese imagination. In the late nineteenth century, some Buddhist thinkers sought to reinterpret the Pure Land in ways that would allow it speak to modern Japan. Their efforts succeeded in ways... more...

  • The Religion of Tomorrowby Ken Wilber

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 39.95

    A provocative examination of how the great religious traditions can remain relevant in modern times by incorporating scientific truths learned about human nature over the last century. A single purpose lies at the heart of all the great religious traditions: awakening to the astonishing reality of the true nature of ourselves and the universe. At... more...

  • Theravada Traditionsby John Clifford Holt

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Theravada Traditions offers a unique comparative approach to understanding Buddhism: it examines popular rituals of central importance in the predominantly Theravada Buddhist cultures of Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Instead of focusing on how religious ideas have impacted the ideals of government or ethical practice, author... more...

  • Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialistby Terry Gibbs

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    A unique rethinking of Buddhist and socialist values, and how together they might bring about a better world. more...

  • Women and Buddhist Philosophyby Jin Y. Park

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Why and how do women engage with Buddhism and philosophy? The present volume aims to answer these questions by examining the life and philosophy of a Korean Zen Buddhist nun, Kim Iry?p (1896?1971). The daughter of a pastor, Iry?p began questioning Christian doctrine as a teenager. In a few years, she became increasingly involved in women?s movements... more...

  • Mindfulness-Informed Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysisby Marjorie Schuman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Mindfulness-Informed Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Inquiring Deeply provides a refreshing new look at the emerging field of Buddhist-informed psychotherapy. Marjorie Schuman presents a cogent framework which engages the patient at the levels of narrative, affective regulation, and psychodynamic understanding. Blending knowledge... more...

  • The Sound of the One Handby Yoel Hoffman; Yoel Hoffmann; Dror Burstein

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 18.95

    When The Sound of the One Hand came out in Japan in 1916 it caused a scandal. Zen was a secretive practice, its wisdom relayed from master to novice in strictest privacy. That a handbook existed recording not only the riddling koans that are central to Zen teaching but also detailing the answers to them seemed to mark Zen as rote, not revelatory.... more...

  • See Your Way to Mindfulnessby David Schiller

    Workman Publishing Company 2016; US$ 1.99

    Seeing, really seeing, is like meditation. In a world filled with distraction, seeing mindfully is a way to pay attention, to hit pause and find calm by focusing on what?s directly in front of us. See Your Way to Mindfulness is a gift book of inspiration and instruction to help readers open their eyes?and their ?I?s.? Written by David Schiller,... more...

  • Traditional Korean Philosophyby Youngsun Back; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 43.99

    With contributions by some of the best and most significant contemporary Korean philosophers, this important volume provides an overview of the different debates, problems, figures and periods that make up traditional Korean Buddhist and Confucian thought. The book highlights the richness and diversity of Korean philosophy as a vital and ongoing... more...

  • Dignaga's Investigation of the Perceptby Douglas Duckworth; Malcolm David Eckel; Jay L. Garfield; John Powers; Yeshes Thabkhas; Sonam Thakchoe

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Dign=aga's Investigation of the Percept is the first comprehensive study of a text and its history in Buddhist studies, from ancient India to the present day and across a range of countries and languages. The volume editors translate and study an influential epistemological work and its commentarial trajectory. more...