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

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 27.99

    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

    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$ 13.99

    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...

  • Altered Statesby Douglas Osto

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism, they abandoned the use of psychedelics in favor of stricter mental discipline, but others carried on with the experiment, advancing a fascinating... more...

  • The Gathering of Intentionsby Jacob P. Dalton

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    This unique study reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of a seemingly timeless tradition. By subjecting tantric practice to historical analysis, the book offers new insight into the origins of Tibetan Buddhism, the formation of its canon, the emergence... more...

  • Readings of the Vessantara Jatakaby Steven Collins

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The Vessantara Jataka is one of the most popular and influential Theravada Buddhist texts and the final and longest scripture in the Pali Canon. It tells the story of Prince Vessantara, who attained the Perfection of Giving by giving away his fortune, his children, and his wife. Prince Vessantara was the penultimate rebirth as a human of the future... more...

  • Peacock in the Poison Groveby Lhundub Sopa; Matthew J. Sweet; Leonard Zwilling

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99

    Geshe Sopa offers insightful commentary on two of the earliest Tibetan texts that focus on mental training.  Peacock in the Poison Grove presents powerful yogic methods of dispelling the selfish delusions of the ego and maintaining purity in our motives. Geshe Sopa's lucid explanations teach how we can fight the egocentric enemy within by realizing... more...