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Buddhism

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  • Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?by Lama Tsomo; The Dalai Lama

    Namchak Publishing, LLC 2016; US$ 12.99

    If you think meditation is only for monks, think again. Today’s world seems to be growing more and more stressful by the minute—for all of us. So now, as a teacher of Tibetan Buddhist practice and a 21st-century woman, Lama Tsomo offers us time-tested tools for getting underneath our everyday worries and making our lives richer and more fulfilling.... more...

  • Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translationby David B. Gray; Ryan Richard Overbey

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Tantric traditions in both Buddhism and Hinduism are thriving throughout Asia and in Asian diasporic communities around the world, yet they have been largely ignored by Western scholars. This collection of original essays fills this gap by examining the ways in which Tantric Buddhist traditions have changed over time and distance as they have spread... more...

  • Critical Buddhismby James Mark Shields

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the relative calm world of Japanese Buddhist scholarship was thrown into chaos with the publication of several works by Buddhist scholars Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, dedicated to the promotion of something they called Critical Buddhism (hihan bukkyo). In their quest to re-establish a "true" - rational, ethical... more...

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhismby Naomi Appleton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Whilst at first glance many of the stories... more...

  • The Buddha from Babylonby Harvey Kraft

    SelectBooks, Inc. 2014; US$ 9.99

    The sudden death of the Persian Emperor in 522 BCE is one of history’s great mysteries. Was his demise self-inflicted, accidental, an assassination or due to natural causes? The author contends that during this incident Siddhartha Gautama may have been the leader of Babylon's Magi, an interfaith order that assumes governance of the region. The situation... more...

  • Theravada Buddhism - Simple Guidesby Diana St. Ruth; Richard St. Ruth

    Kuperard 2008; US$ 9.99

    THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU• to appreciate the timeless wisdom of the oldest form of Buddhism in existence today• to understand what it means to be a Buddhist• to recognize the key practices and traditions of Theravada Buddhism• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationshipsACCESS THE WORLD’S RELIGIONSSimple Guides: Religion... more...

  • Simple Guide to Attending Buddhist Ceremoniesby Akasha Lonsdale

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 3.99

    In today's multicultural society we are increasingly likely to meet and become friends with people from different religious backgrounds, and to find ourselves attending an unfamiliar ceremony. When this happens, there can be few of us who know exactly what to expect, or are confident about how to behave. This chapter from Do I Kneel or Do I Bow? will... more...

  • Zen Buddhism - Simple Guidesby Diana St. Ruth; Richard St. Ruth

    Kuperard 2008; US$ 9.99

    THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU• to appreciate the significance of this particular school of Buddhism,famous for its focus on meditation and self-awakening• to understand the history of Zen and the ‘Ways of Zen’• to discover how Zen is a way of life — not a belief system• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationshipsZen (in... more...

  • Mourning the Unborn Deadby Jeff Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 52.99

    Many Western visitors to Japan have been struck by the numerous cemeteries for aborted fetuses, which are characterized by throngs of images of the Bodhisattva Jizo, usually dressed in red baby aprons or other baby garments, and each dedicated to an individual fetus. Abortion is common in Japan and as a consequence one of the frequently performed rituals... more...

  • Rediscovering the Buddhaby Hans H Penner

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    Hans Penner takes a new look at the classic stories of the life of the Buddha. He takes issue with Max Weber's assertion that "Buddhism is an other-worldly ascetic religion," a point of view that remains dominant in the received tradition and in most contemporary studies of Buddhism. His central thesis is that the "householder" is a necessary element... more...