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- Osho Media International 2014; US$ 7.95
The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha?s close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these ten talks Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00
The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India?s Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse around these archaeological discoveries. The book discusses the role of the state and modern Buddhist institutions in the reconstitution... more...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
The Social Life of Tibetan Biography outlines the growth of the Buddhist tradition of the Tibetan teacher Tokden Shakya Shri (1853?1919) through charting his biographical tradition and its influence on the development of his community. Tokden Shakya Shri?s tradition is an important exemplar of interpersonal exchange on the margins between East... more...
- 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...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 33.00
Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?? he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His “Song... more...
- World Wisdom, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99
Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence tells the remarkable story of Mahavira, a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today more than 2500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...