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- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.95
The historical importance of Zen can hardly be exaggerated. After its introduction into China in the sixth century, A.D., it grew ascendant through the Sui (598-617) and the Tang dynasty (618-906), and enjoyed greater popularity than any other sect of Buddhism during the whole period of the Sung (976-1126) and the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1367).... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59
Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 18.95
Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 24.50
A series of in-depth accounts exploring the lives and spiritual journeys of fifteen western Buddhists - from the famous to the ordinary. Why Buddhism? is a series of interviews through which Vicki McKenzie (author of Cave in the Snow ) explores the reason for Buddhism's growing appeal in western society. more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95
This beautifully written work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism with close readings of four well-known texts? the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirtinirdesa. Treating these sutras as literary works rather than as straightforward philosophic or doctrinal treatises, Alan Cole argues that these... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 9.99
Hinduism is practised by 80 per cent of India's population, and by 30 million people outside India. In this "Very Short Introduction", Kim Knott combines a succinct overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the 20th century. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 247.95
An ideal resource for courses on Hinduism or world religions, this accessible volume spans the entire field of Hindu studies. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience. Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism Features four coherent sections covering... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99
Explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. This book offers a comprehensive cultural and literary history of the well-known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, known as the Great Brahmin. more...