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Monasteries. Temples. Shrines. Sites

  • Creating a Buddhist Communityby Jiemin Bao

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in Silicon Valley was founded in 1983 by a group of predominantly middle-class men and women with different ethnic and racial identities. The temple, which functions as a religious, social, economic, educational, and cultural hub, has become a place for the community members to engage in spiritual and cultural practices.... more...

  • On the Formation of the Upper Monastic Area of Seon Buddhist Temples from Korea´s Late Silla to the Goryeo Eraby Lee Seung-yeon

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book analyzes numerous excavated temple ruins and inscriptions recording the lives of eminent monks to show how Korea established its own distinctive Seon Bhuddist temples, and to illuminate the continuity between temples of the ancient and medieval eras. more...

  • A Monastery in Timeby Caroline Humphrey; Hurelbaatar Ujeed

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    A Monastery in Time is the first book to describe the life of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery?the Mergen Monastery in Inner Mongolia?from inside its walls. From the Qing occupation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed tell a story of religious formation, suppression, and... more...

  • The Temples of Kyotoby Donald Richie; Alexandre Georges

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    The Temples of Kyoto takes you on a journey through these environs and presents twenty-one of these marvelous structures that are unique creations which, while quintessentially Japanese, somehow speak a universal language readily appreciated by people the world over. Donald Richie, called by Time magazine, "the dean of art critics in Japan,"... more...

  • Seraby Sheila Rock; Robert Thurman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    The Sera Jey Monastery, reestablished near Mysore, India, houses 5,000 Buddhist monks living in exile -- including survivors of the destruction of the Tibetan monastery in 1959. Sheila Rock's moving portraits are a celebration of the everyday simplicity and subtle beauty of the ascetic life. More than a hundred duotone photographs document the compassionate... more...

  • The Buddhist Conquest of Chinaby Erik Zürcher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    At the repeated request of many scholars and students here is a new edition of E. Zürcher's groundbreaking The Buddhist Conquest of China. In his extensive introduction Stephen F. Teiser (D.T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies, Princeton University) explains why the book is still the standard in the field of early Chinese Buddhism. more...

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