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  • Buddhism in Practiceby Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts--each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator. These unusual sources provides... more...

  • Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asiaby Jiang Wu; Lucille Chia

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era. Approaching the subject from a historical perspective, the book ties the religious, social, and textual practices of canon... more...

  • The Mind of Cloverby Robert Aitken

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 7.39

    In Taking the Path of Zen , Robert Aitken provided a concise guide to zazen (Zen meditation) and other aspects of the practice of Zen. In The Mind of Clover he addresses the world beyond the zazen cushions, illuminating issues of appropriate personal and social action through an exploration of the philosophical complexities of Zen ethics. Aitken's... more...

  • Taking the Path of Zenby Robert Aitken

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 12.95

    There is a fine art to presenting complex ideas with simplicity and insight, in a manner that both guides and inspires. In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists... more...

  • The Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhismby Dhongthog Rinpoche; Sam van Schaik

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 29.50

    Explore a complete history of one of Tibet?s four main Buddhist schools, from its origins to the present day.  Since its 1976 publication in Tibetan, Dhongthog Rinpoche?s history of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism has been a key reference for specialists in Tibetan studies. Now English readers can consult it as well through Sam van Schaik?s authoritative,... more...

  • Deathpowerby Erik W. Davis

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Cambodia, Erik W. Davis radically recasts attitudes toward the nature of Southeast Asian Buddhism?s interactions with local religious practice and, by extension, reorients our understanding of Buddhism itself. Through a vivid study of contemporary Cambodian Buddhist funeral rites, he reveals the powerfully... more...

  • Thirteen Buddhasby Steven J Hutchins

    Vivlia Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Thirteen Buddha Rites are a series of funeral rites and premortem offerings made to thirteen Buddhist deities on specific dates that have become strongly affiliated with the Shingon sect of Esoteric Buddhism. In this groundbreaking study, Steven.J.Hutchins draws on years of research to trace their historical development and interpret their hidden... more...

  • The Star Spangled Buddhistby Jeffrey Ourvan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    ?Ourvan offers a succinct but illuminating overview of Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism."? Publishers Weekly Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of Americans of various faiths read about Buddhism, are interested in its philosophical tenets, or fashionably view themselves as Buddhists.... more...

  • Ornament of Stainless Lightby Khedrup Norsang Gyatso; Gavin Kilty; Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 59.95 US$ 44.50

    The premiere volume of Thupten Jinpa's thirty-two-volume  Library of Tibetan Classics  series, inaugurated to coincide with the Dalai Lama's conferral of the initiation rite of Kalacakra in Toronto in April 2004. The Kalacakra, or "wheel of time," tantra likely entered Indian Mahayana Buddhism around the tenth century. In expounding the root tantra,... more...

  • Heart of the Great Perfectionby B. Alan Wallace; Dudjom Lingpa

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 14.99

    The revelations of Düdjom Lingpa, a highly influential mystic of 19th century Tibet, translated by B. Alan Wallace, widely respected for his lucid and readable translations of Tibetan Buddhism.  Düdjom Lingpa (1835?1904) was one of the foremost tantric masters of his time. This new series includes his visionary teachings on the Great Perfection (Dzogchen),... more...