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Indian Religions

  • Waking the Buddhaby Clark Strand

    Middleway Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Or has Buddhism become too detached, so still and quiet that the Buddha has fallen asleep? Waking the Buddha tells the story of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest, most... more...

  • How to Sitby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    How to Sit is the first in a new series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces beginners to and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Sit provides explicit, simple directions on the mechanics of posture and... more...

  • Buddhism and Deconstructionby Dr Youxuan Wang; Wang Youxuan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that KumÔrajţva (344-413 CE), ParamÔrtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, MahÔ-Praj˝ÔpÔramitÔ-upade˙a-┌Ôstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhÔva-prakara.na), and Guangbai Lun (T1571, Catu.h˙ataka-˙Ôstra-kÔrika).... more...

  • Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepalby Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 168.00

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism andáestablishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.áHe provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as one distinct tradition among the many that comprise Indic Buddhism.... more...

  • Developments in Australian Buddhismby Michelle Spuler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book examines the adaptation of Buddhism to the Australian sociocultural context. To gain insight into this process of cross-cultural adaptation, issues arising in the development of Diamond Sangha Zen Buddhist groups (one of the largest Zen lineages in the West) in Australia are contextualised within the broader framework of the adaptations of... more...

  • Buddhistsby Todd Lewis

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners  provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition. Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist... more...

  • Der Buddha in der deutschen Dichtungby Heinrich Detering; Maren Ermisch; Pornsan Watanangura

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 18.40

    In der deutschen Literatur geh÷rt die eigenwillige Adaptation und Transformation des Buddhismus zu den wesentlichen Horizonterweiterungen der FrŘhen Moderne. Seit Schopenhauers Willensphilosophie und seit Pionierarbeiten der deutschen Buddhismuskunde wird die Berufung auf Bilderwelten und Denkfiguren buddhistischer Traditionen zu einem produktiven... more...

  • Hindu Pilgrimageby Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...

  • Translating Totality in Partsby Guo Cheen

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99

    This book offers an annotated translation of two of preeminent Chinese Tang dynasty monk Chengguan?s most revered masterpieces. With this book, Chengguan?s Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra and The Meanings Proclaimed in the Subcommentaries Accompanying the Commentaries to the Avatamsaka Sutra are finally brought to Western audiences. more...

  • The Buddha and His Religion (Routledge Revivals)by J. BarthÚlemy Saint-Hilaire

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1914, this is a fascinating investigation of the origins of Buddhism, drawing on a wealth of evidence relating to the life and teachings of the Buddha. First considering how the study of the Buddhist doctrine can be used to critique religious systems such as Christianity, BarthÚlemy Saint-Hilaire proceeds to discuss Buddhism at... more...