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  • 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...

  • Buddhist Poetry and Colonialismby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism examines five works by the poet Alagiyavanna to demonstrate how Buddhism in Sri Lanka was transformed by the encounters with Portuguese colonialism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. more...

  • Four Illusionsby Candrakirti; Karen C. Lang

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    This book provides the first English translation of Candrakirti's commentary (ca. 6-7th century C.E.) on four illusions that prevent us from becoming Buddhas. Lang's translation captures the clarity of Candrakirti's arguments and the lively humor of the stories and examples he uses. Lang's introduction explores the range of Candrakirti's interests... more...

  • Yongming Yanshou's Conception of Chan in the Zongjing luby Albert Welter

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    Yongming Yanshou ranks among the great figures of the Chinese and East Asian Buddhist tradition. His main work, the one-hundred fascicle Zongjing lu (Records of the Source-Mirror), is regularly cited but has been subjected to little systematic investigation. Through a vivid reconstruction of the environment in which Yanshou lived and wrote, Welter... more...

  • The Holy Madmen of Tibetby David M. DiValerio

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23

    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...