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  • Buddhist Responses to Globalizationby Leah Kalmanson; James Mark Shields; Peter D. Hershock; Carolyn M. Jones Medine; Ugo Dessi; Melanie L. Harris; John W. M. Krummel; Erin McCarthy

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors show that Buddhism?arguably the world?s first transnational religion?is a rich resource for navigating todays interconnected world. more...

  • Burma?s Mass Lay Meditation Movementby Ingrid Jordt

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. This revitalization movement has had real consequences for how the oppressive military junta, in power since the early 1960s, governs the country. Drawing on more than ten years of extensive... more...

  • Spells, Images, and Mandalasby Koichi Shinohara

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Koichi Shinohara traces the evolution of Esoteric Buddhist rituals from the simple recitation of spells in the fifth century to complex systems involving image worship, mandala initiation, and visualization practices in the ninth century. He presents an important new reading of a seventh-century Chinese text called the Collected Dharani Sutras, which... more...

  • Leben in der Kraft der Ritualeby Regina von Brück; Michael von Brück

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 21.21

    Regina und Michael von Brück zeigen in ihrem neuen Buch, wie Rituale das Leben strukturieren und in einen größeren Sinnzusammenhang stellen. Während der letzten dreißig Jahre haben die Autoren immer wieder den Gnanananda Ashram in Indien besucht, an den dortigen Ritualen teilgenommen und Gespräche mit dem spirituellen Lehrer, Swami Nityananda Giri,... more...

  • Der Buddhismusby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.92

    Der Buddhismus ist seit mehr als zweitausend Jahren eine der großen geistigen Bewegungen in den Kulturen Asiens und übt heute weltweit eine ungebrochene Faszination aus. Das Buch stellt den Buddhismus in seiner historischen Entwicklung und vielfältigen Auffächerung dar und endet mit der Aufnahme des Buddhismus in der westlichen Welt.<BR>  ... more...

  • Sikhismby Eleanor Nesbitt

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    This book describes the key threads in the history of Sikhism, from the late 15th century to the present day. It examines the development of a distinct Sikh identity, and explores the meaning of Sikhism - its teachings, practices, rituals, and festivals. - ;The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism, 3rd Editionby Gary Gach

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 18.95

    Reach Your Zen Moment! The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes... more...

  • Buddhism: The Basicsby Cathy Cantwell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 23.95

    Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions practices and beliefs ethical guidelines and philosophy religious texts community With... more...

  • Be Free Where You Areby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This compendium of the core teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, based on a talk given at a prison, shows how mindfulness practice can cultivate freedom no matter where you are. "So many of us, inmates and outsiders alike, are in prisons of our own making.... The miracle of mindfulness can free us all" - Shepherdstown Chronicle more...

  • The Energy of Prayerby Thich Nhat Hanh

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    In this extraordinary celebration of spirituality, The Energy of Prayer demonstrates the relevance of prayer in our daily lives. Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how the energies of prayer and meditation allow us to reconnect with our higher selves while satisfying our basic need to connect with the world as a whole. With a generous spirit that acknowledges... more...