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  • Spells, Images, and Mandalasby Koichi Shinohara

    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...

  • Poison Blossoms From a Thicket of Thornby Norman Waddell; Hakuin Zenji

    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...

  • Religion Of The Samuraiby Nukariya

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 260.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Humble before the Voidby Chris Impey; Dalai Lama

    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...

  • Popular Buddhism in Japanby Esben Andreasen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    With a foreword by Prof. Alfred Bloom. This completely new study of Japanese Shin Buddhism offers a valuable combination of historical development, carefully selected readings with commentaries and illustrations. Widely welcomed both for its scope as course work reader and as a general introduction to the subject. more...

  • Waking the Buddhaby Clark Strand

    Middleway Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Or has Buddhism become too detached, so still and quiet that the Buddha has fallen asleep? Waking the Buddha tells the story of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest, most... more...

  • Developments in Australian Buddhismby Michelle Spuler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book examines the adaptation of Buddhism to the Australian sociocultural context. To gain insight into this process of cross-cultural adaptation, issues arising in the development of Diamond Sangha Zen Buddhist groups (one of the largest Zen lineages in the West) in Australia are contextualised within the broader framework of the adaptations of... more...

  • A Heart Blown Openby Keith Martin-Smith

    Divine Arts 2014; US$ 22.95

    A Heart Blown Open chronicles the extraordinary journey of Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi, whose life landed him in prison long before he landed in a monastery. Experience the successes and failures that led him to found an entirely new form of Buddhism called Mondo Zen. Starting from an abusive and alcoholic home in Wisconsin, Kelly becomes... more...

  • Der Buddha in der deutschen Dichtungby Heinrich Detering; Maren Ermisch; Pornsan Watanangura

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 17.86

    In der deutschen Literatur gehört die eigenwillige Adaptation und Transformation des Buddhismus zu den wesentlichen Horizonterweiterungen der Frühen Moderne. Seit Schopenhauers Willensphilosophie und seit Pionierarbeiten der deutschen Buddhismuskunde wird die Berufung auf Bilderwelten und Denkfiguren buddhistischer Traditionen zu einem produktiven... more...

  • Translating Totality in Partsby Guo Cheen

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99

    This book offers an annotated translation of two of preeminent Chinese Tang dynasty monk Chengguan?s most revered masterpieces. With this book, Chengguan?s Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra and The Meanings Proclaimed in the Subcommentaries Accompanying the Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra are finally brought to Western audiences.... more...