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Buddhism

  • A New Buddhist Pathby David R. Loy

    Wisdom Publications 2015; US$ 11.99

    Engage with a new vision of Buddhism and the modern world with the bestselling author of Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution. David R. Loy addresses head-on the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time. What is the meaning of enlightenment--is it an escape from the world, or is it a form of psychological healing?... more...

  • Being Human in a Buddhist Worldby Janet Gyatso

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Critically exploring scientific thought and its relation to religion in traditional Tibetan medicine, Being Human expands our sense of Tibetan cultural history, unpacking the intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious ideals during the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Studying the adaptation of Buddhist concepts and values to medical concerns,... more...

  • The Secrets of Tantric Buddhismby Thomas Cleary

    Red Wheel Weiser 2015; US$ 18.95

    Unlocking the secrets  of Tantra?one of the most alluring forms of Buddhism   Often misunderstood, Tantrism focuses on a particular style of meditation and ritual. Having far more to do with the sacred than the sexual, Tantric Buddhism is believed to have originated around the 5th Century AD in the rich cultural basin of Bengal and spread throughout... more...

  • Perfect Conductby Pema Wangyi Gyalpo; Dudjom; Gyurme Dorje; Gyurme Samdrub; Sangye Khandro

    Wisdom Publications 2015; Not Available

    All religions teach codes of ethical behavior. So too does Buddhism. This books is a translation of an indispensable exposition of the three sets of vows that are central to Tibetan Buddhist codes of discipline--the pratimoksa vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the liberation of all beings; the vows... more...

  • Perfect Conductby Pema Wangyi Gyalpo; Dudjom; Gyurme Dorje; Gyurme Samdrub; Sangye Khandro

    Wisdom Publications 2015; Not Available

    All religions teach codes of ethical behavior. So too does Buddhism. This books is a translation of an indispensable exposition of the three sets of vows that are central to Tibetan Buddhist codes of discipline--the pratimoksa vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the liberation of all beings; the vows... more...

  • Perfect Conductby Pema Wangyi Gyalpo; Dudjom; Gyurme Dorje; Gyurme Samdrub; Sangye Khandro

    Wisdom Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    All religions teach codes of ethical behavior. So too does Buddhism. This books is a translation of an indispensable exposition of the three sets of vows that are central to Tibetan Buddhist codes of discipline--the pratimoksa vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the liberation of all beings; the vows... more...

  • Svatantrika-Prasangika Distinctionby Georges B.J. Dreyfus; L. Sara McClintock

    Wisdom Publications 2015; Not Available

    Madhyamaka, or "Middle Way," philosophy came to Tibet from India and became the basis of all of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetans, however, differentiated two streams of Madhyamaka philosophy--Svatantrika and Prasangika. In this collection, leading scholars in the field address the distinction on various levels, including the philosophical import for... more...

  • Svatantrika-Prasangika Distinctionby Georges B.J. Dreyfus; L. Sara McClintock

    Wisdom Publications 2015; Not Available

    Madhyamaka, or "Middle Way," philosophy came to Tibet from India and became the basis of all of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetans, however, differentiated two streams of Madhyamaka philosophy--Svatantrika and Prasangika. In this collection, leading scholars in the field address the distinction on various levels, including the philosophical import for... more...

  • Svatantrika-Prasangika Distinctionby Georges B.J. Dreyfus; L. Sara McClintock

    Wisdom Publications 2015; US$ 26.92

    Madhyamaka, or "Middle Way," philosophy came to Tibet from India and became the basis of all of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetans, however, differentiated two streams of Madhyamaka philosophy--Svatantrika and Prasangika. In this collection, leading scholars in the field address the distinction on various levels, including the philosophical import for... more...

  • In Exile from the Land of Snowsby John Avedon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 9.99

    Tibet, ?the roof of the world,? had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: ?It may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, religion and government will be attacked both from without and from within.? By the time his successor was enthroned in 1950, the Chinese occupation... more...