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  • Self and No-Selfby Dale Mathers; Melvin E. Miller; Osamu Ando

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.98

    This collection explores the growing interface between Eastern and Western concepts of what it is to be human from analytical psychology, psychoanalytic and Buddhist perspectives. The relationship between these different approaches has been discussed for decades, with each discipline inviting its followers to explore the depths of the psyche and confront... more...

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhismby James Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.69

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pāli source materials do not encourage vegetarianism and most Buddhists do not practice it. Using... more...

  • Pathways of Buddhist Thoughtby Ven Nyanaponika

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.41

      Originally published in 1971. The essays in this volume cover some of the most important aspects of Buddhism and include discussion of such themes as the nature of Buddhism, Buddhist ethics and philosophical concepts, Buddhism and science, the Power of Mindfulness, Anatta and Nibbana.         more...

  • Buddhist Theologyby Roger Jackson; John Makransky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.07

    Scholars of Buddhism, themselves Buddhist, here seek to apply the critical tools of the academy to reassess the truth and transformative value of their tradition in its relevance to the contemporary world. more...

  • The Concept of the Buddhaby Guang Xing

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya , which is the Buddha to be worshipped... more...

  • Skilful Meansby Michael Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means' - morally wholesome tricks devised for the purpose... more...

  • The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognitionby Zhihua Yao

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins. To illustrate this... more...

  • Philosophy of the Buddhaby Christopher Gowans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna (Nirvana). The book includes... more...

  • The Sociology of Early Buddhismby Greg Bailey; Ian Mabbett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    An analysis of early Buddhism in social and economic contexts. more...

  • Branching Streams Flow in the Darknessby Shunryu Suzuki; Mel Weitsman; Michael Wenger

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 26.95

    When Shunryu Suzuki Roshi's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful treatise on Buddhism in English, selling more than one million copies to date. Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness is the first follow-up... more...