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  • The Buddhist Unconsciousby William S Waldron

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This is the story of fifth century CE India, when the Yogacarin Buddhists tested the awareness of unawareness, and became aware of human unawareness to an extraordinary degree. They not only explicitly differentiated this dimension of mental processes from conscious cognitive processes, but also offered reasoned arguments on behalf of this dimension... more...

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japanby Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as sacred objects. In Japan, it was believed that those who... more...

  • Buddhism in Canadaby Bruce Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Buddhism has become a major religion in Canada over the last half-century. The 'ethnic Buddhism' associated with immigrant Asian people is the most important aspect, but there is also a growing constituency of Euro-Canadian Buddhists seriously interested in the faith. This insightful study analyzes the phenomenon of Buddhism in Canada from a regional... more...

  • Shin Buddhismby Taitetsu Unno

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2002; US$ 19.00

    Interest in Buddhism continues to grow throughout North America, and more and more readers are moving beyond the familiar Zen and Tibetan traditions to examine other types of Buddhism. In Shin Buddhism , Taitetsu Unno explains the philosophy anc practices of "Pure Land" Buddhism, which dates back to the sixth century C.E., when Buddhism was first... more...

  • The Jewel Tree of Tibetby Robert Thurman

    Atria Books 2005; US$ 19.95

    Few teachers in the West possess both the spiritual training and the scholarship to lead us along the path to enlightenment. Robert Thurman is one such teacher. Now, in his first experiential course on the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism, adapted and expanded from a popular retreat he led, Thurman -- the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the... more...

  • The Sound of Two Hands Clappingby Georges B. J. Dreyfus

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    A unique insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery, The Sound of Two Hands Clapping reveals to Western audiences the fascinating details of monastic education. Georges B. J. Dreyfus, the first Westerner to complete the famous Ge-luk curriculum and achieve the distinguished title of geshe, weaves together eloquent and moving... more...

  • Visions of Compassionby Richard J. Davidson; Anne Harrington

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 64.99

    This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group... more...

  • The Buddha: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Carrithers

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its... more...

  • The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhismby Matthew T. Kapstein

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    This volume brings to bear the methodological insights of the contemporary human sciences and at the same time aims to convey to non-specialist readers an impression of the broad domain of Tibetan religious and philosophical thought. more...

  • The Zen Canonby Steven Heine; Dale S. Wright

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 30.99

    Bodhidharma, its first patriarch, reputedly said that Zen Buddhism represents "a special transmission outside the teaching/Without reliance on words and letters." This saying, along with the often perplexing use of language (and silence) by Zen masters, gave rise to the notion that Zen is a "lived religion," based strictly on non-linguistic practice... more...