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Buddhism

  • Standing at the Edgeby Joan Halifax; Rebecca Solnit

    Flatiron Books 2018; US$ 18.89

    "Joan Halifax is a clearheaded and fearless traveler and in this book…she offers us a map of how to travel courageously and fruitfully, for our own benefit and the benefit of all beings." —From the foreword by Rebecca Solnit Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we can respond to suffering, live our fullest lives, and remain... more...

  • Wisdom Risingby Lama Tsultrim Allione

    Atria/Enliven Books 2018; US$ 12.99

    Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis. Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation... more...

  • Buddhist Learning in South Asiaby Pintu Kumar

    Lexington Books 2018; US$ 104.50

    This interdisciplinary study provides a broad analysis of Śrī Nālandā Mahāvihāra, the Buddhist learning center, during the first millennium AD. Drawing from history, archaeology, and religious studies, the author examines its role both as a religious and educational institution and investigates the impact of nationalist interpretations of the site.... more...

  • The Tibetan Book of Everyday Wisdomby Jinpa Thupten; Beth Newman

    Wisdom Publications 2018; US$ 43.99

    Enjoy popular Tibetan collections of advice, fables, and aphorisms for following the way of the wise and avoiding the paths of fools. The Tibetan Book of Everdyay Wisdom: A Thousand Years of Sage Advice  presents a genre of Tibetan works known as “wise sayings” ( leksh é ). While most Tibetan literature focuses on the Buddhist path, “wise sayings”... more...

  • Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Researchby Analayo

    Wisdom Publications 2018; US$ 14.99

    Join a rigorous scholar and Buddhist monk on a brisk tour of rebirth from ancient doctrine to contemporary debates. German Buddhist monk and university professor Bhikkhu Analayo had not given much attention to the topic of rebirth before some friends asked him to explore the treatment of the issue in early Buddhist texts. This succinct volume presents... more...

  • Freeing the Heart and Mindby Sakya Trichen

    Wisdom Publications 2018; US$ 11.99

    Explore two seminal Sakya texts with an incomparable teacher. His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, the noble forty-first head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, with his trademark clarity and deep wisdom here unpacks two texts by the legendary thirteenth-centurty Drogön Chögyal Phagpa. The fifth leader of the Sakya school, Chögyal... more...

  • Buddhist Literature of Ancient Gandharaby Salomon Richard

    Wisdom Publications 2018; US$ 17.99

    Discover the fascinating history of a long-hidden Buddhist culture at a historic crossroads. In the years following Alexander the Great’s conquest of the East, a series of empires rose up along the Silk Road. In what is now northern Pakistan, the civilizations in the region called Gandhara became increasingly important centers for the development... more...

  • Finding Rest in Meditationby Longchenpa; Padmakara Translation Group

    Shambhala 2018; US$ 24.95

    A new translation of the Tibetan master Longchenpa's famous work that systematically presents the path of meditation according to the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. Finding Rest in Meditation is the second volume of the Trilogy of Rest, Longchenpa’s classic exposition of the Buddhist path, the purpose of which is to introduce us to our most basic... more...

  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contextsby Thomas Borchert

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 49.95

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, most of the Theravada world of Southeast Asia came under the colonial domination of European powers. While this has long been seen as a central event in the development of modern forms of Theravada Buddhism, most discussions have focused on specific Buddhist communities or nations, and particularly their... more...

  • The Category of ‘Religion’ in Contemporary Japanby Mitsutoshi Horii

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 98.20

    This book critically examines the term ‘religion’ ( shūkyō ) as a social category within the sociological context of contemporary Japan. Whereas the nineteenth-century construction of shūkyō has been critically studied by many, the same critical approach has not been extended to the contemporary context of the Japanese-language discourse on shūkyō... more...