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  • The Holy Madmen of Tibetby David M. DiValerio

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    This book is the first comprehensive study of the "holy madmen" of Tibetan Buddhism - tantric yogins who achieved a degree of saintliness through shocking, norm-overturning behavior. more...

  • Race and Religion in American Buddhismby Joseph Cheah

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 77.99

    In Race and Religion in American Buddhism , Joseph Cheah examines how the racial ideology of white supremacy has been played out in the two different ways by which convert Buddhists and sympathizers, and Burmese ethnic Buddhists have adapted Buddhist religious practices to the American context. more...

  • Virtual Orientalismby Jane Iwamura

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Jane Iwamura examines contemporary fascination with Eastern spirituality and provides a cultural history of the representation of Asian religions in American mass media. At the heart of her study is the Oriental Monk, a non-sexual, solitary, conventionalized icon who generously and purposefully shares his wisdom with the West. more...

  • Ties That Bindby Reiko Ohnuma

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 37.99

    Reiko Ohnuma offers a wide-ranging exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in pre-modern South Asian Buddhism, drawing on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. She demonstrates that Buddhism in India had a complex and ambivalent relationship with mothers and motherhood-symbolically, affectively, and institutionally. more...

  • Shotokuby Michael I. Como

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    Prince Shotoku (573?-622?), the purported founder of Japanese Buddhism, is widely referred to as Japan's first national hero. The cult that grew up around his memory is recognized as one of the most important phenomena in early Japanese religion. This book examines the creation and evolution of the Shotoku cult over the roughly 200 years following... more...

  • Pointing at the Moonby Jay L. Garfield; Tom J.F. Tillemans; Mario D'Amato

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    This volume collects essays by distinguished philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. They address a broad range of topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics, and demonstrate the fecundity of the interaction between the Buddhist and Western philosophical... more...

  • The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianismby Michael David Kaulana Ing

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 37.99

    Michael Ing's The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism is the first monograph in English about the Liji --a text that purports to be the writings of Confucius' immediate disciples, and part of the earliest canon of Confucian texts called ''The Five Classics,'' included in the canon several centuries before the Analects. Ing uses his analysis... more...

  • You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelationsby Wes "Scoop" Nisker

    Soft Skull Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Wes Scoop” Nisker is an award-winning broadcast journalist and commentator, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, a best selling author and a captivating performer. In How to be an Earthling , Wes draws on his diverse experiences delivering a collection that brims with the insight, humor and wisdom he is famous for. Compiling for the first time,... more...

  • The Ethics of Sankara and Santidevaby Warren Lee Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Exploring the philosophical concerns of the nature of self, this book draws from two of the most influential Indian masters, ?a?kara and ??ntideva. Todd demonstrates that an ethics of altruism is still possible within a metaphysics which assumes there to be no independent self. A new ethical model based on the notions of ’flickering consciousness’... more...

  • Buddha in a Teacupby Todd Walton

    Soft Skull Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    The forty-two short tales that comprise Buddha In A Teacup are set in contemporary America, as opposed to long ago China or India. Each parable springs from the author’s meditations on fundamental aspects of Buddhist dharma as those teaching apply to the world today. Some of the tales are humorous, some sad, some erotic, some mysteriousall linked... more...