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  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communitiesby Pankaj Jain

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this, India's natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement... more...

  • The Foundations of Buddhismby Rupert Gethin

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.99

    Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism... more...

  • State, Society and Religious Engineeringby Kuah-Pearce Khun Eng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90

    The book looks at how religion in Singapore is being subjected to the processes of modernisation and change. The Singapore State has consciously brought religion under its guidance. It has exercised strong bureaucratic and legal control over the functioning of all religions in Singapore. The Chinese community and the Buddhist Sangha have responded... more...

  • So Close to Heavenby Barbara Crossette

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers... more...

  • Friedensstiftende Religionen?by Manfred Brocker

    Springer Fachmedien 2007; US$ 59.99

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  • The Everything Buddhism Bookby Arnie Kozak

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."--Dalai Lama. Learn about the profound principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness with this updated and revised edition of the classic Buddhist primer. Buddhism expert Arnie Kozak, PhD will guide you through the most up-to-date scientific research on Buddhism and the brain--including... more...

  • The Everything Buddhism Bookby Jacky Sach

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 14.95

    In recent years, more and more people have been turning to Buddhist ethics for a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world. The religion's principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness have resonated among those who feel increasingly distracted and conflicted in their daily lives. You can also take advantage of the... more...

  • The Vision of Dhammaby Bhikkhu Bodhi; Erich Fromm

    Pariyatti Publishing 2000; US$ 6.99

    Written by a Westerner whose life experience was as a Buddhist monastic, this collection of essays conveys a friendly spirit, in the manner of a wise and practical teacher. more...

  • Readings of the Lotus Sutraby Stephen F. Teiser; Jacqueline I. Stone

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    The Lotus Sutra proclaims that a unitary intent underlies the diversity of Buddhist teachings and promises that all people without exception can achieve supreme awakening. Establishing the definitive guide to this profound text, specialists in Buddhist philosophy, art, and history of religion address the major ideas and controversies surrounding... more...

  • The Buddhist Visnuby John C. Holt

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in... more...