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  • Thirteen Buddhasby Steven J Hutchins

    Vivlia Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Thirteen Buddha Rites are a series of funeral rites and premortem offerings made to thirteen Buddhist deities on specific dates that have become strongly affiliated with the Shingon sect of Esoteric Buddhism. In this groundbreaking study, Steven.J.Hutchins draws on years of research to trace their historical development and interpret their hidden... more...

  • Ornament of Stainless Lightby Khedrup Norsang Gyatso; Gavin Kilty; Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 34.99

    The premiere volume of Thupten Jinpa's thirty-two-volume  Library of Tibetan Classics  series, inaugurated to coincide with the Dalai Lama's conferral of the initiation rite of Kalacakra in Toronto in April 2004. The Kalacakra, or "wheel of time," tantra likely entered Indian Mahayana Buddhism around the tenth century. In expounding the root tantra,... more...

  • Heart of the Great Perfectionby B. Alan Wallace; Dudjom Lingpa

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 11.99

    The revelations of Düdjom Lingpa, a highly influential mystic of 19th century Tibet, translated by B. Alan Wallace, widely respected for his lucid and readable translations of Tibetan Buddhism.  Düdjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was one of the foremost tantric masters of his time. This new series includes his visionary teachings on the Great Perfection (Dzogchen),... more...

  • Altered Statesby Douglas Osto

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism, they abandoned the use of psychedelics in favor of stricter mental discipline, but others carried on with the experiment, advancing a fascinating... more...

  • The Gathering of Intentionsby Jacob P. Dalton

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    This unique study reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of a seemingly timeless tradition. By subjecting tantric practice to historical analysis, the book offers new insight into the origins of Tibetan Buddhism, the formation of its canon, the emergence... more...

  • Readings of the Vessantara Jatakaby Steven Collins

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The Vessantara Jataka is one of the most popular and influential Theravada Buddhist texts and the final and longest scripture in the Pali Canon. It tells the story of Prince Vessantara, who attained the Perfection of Giving by giving away his fortune, his children, and his wife. Prince Vessantara was the penultimate rebirth as a human of the future... more...

  • Peacock in the Poison Groveby Lhundub Sopa; Matthew J. Sweet; Leonard Zwilling

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 11.99

    Geshe Sopa offers insightful commentary on two of the earliest Tibetan texts that focus on mental training.  Peacock in the Poison Grove presents powerful yogic methods of dispelling the selfish delusions of the ego and maintaining purity in our motives. Geshe Sopa's lucid explanations teach how we can fight the egocentric enemy within by realizing... more...

  • Consequences of Compassionby Charles Goodman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book examines the theoretical structure of Buddhist accounts of morality, defends them against objections, and discusses their implications for free will, the justification of punishment, and other issues. more...

  • Pointing at the Moonby Jay L. Garfield; Tom J.F. Tillemans; Mario D'Amato

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 124.99

    This volume collects essays by distinguished philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. They address a broad range of topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics, and demonstrate the fecundity of the interaction between the Buddhist and Western philosophical... more...

  • Chinese Religious Lifeby David A. Palmer; Glenn Shive; Philip L. Wickeri

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    David A. Palmer, Glenn Shive, and Philip L. Wickeri offer an introduction to religion in contemporary China. The essays in this volume consider religion in urban, rural, and ethnic minority settings; the religious dimensions of body, gender, environment, and civil society; and the historical, sociological, economic, and political aspects of religion... more...