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  • Buddhism in Australiaby Cristina Rocha; Michelle Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The number of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent years. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 per cent of Australia's population, almost doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the fastest growing religion in the country. This book analyses the arrival and localisation of Buddhism in Australia in the context of the globalisation... more...

  • Essential Buddhism: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practiceby Diane Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Author Diane Morgan brings her compelling writing style and deep understanding to Essential Buddhism: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice . This lively book presents a clear, thorough, and objective introduction to the many facets of Buddhist philosophy and faith, including basic beliefs, major texts, practices, and important figures of... more...

  • Subtle Wisdomby Master Sheng Yen

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 15.00

    Master Sheng-yen, a dharma descendant from the founders of Buddhism in China, considers the concepts of suffering, enlightenment, and compassion; provides a glossary of key terms; and briefly recaps the history of Buddhism in China. But he goes beyond these issues to discuss contemporary matters and questions he has encountered in his years of teaching... more...

  • The Buddhist Traditionby William Theodore de Bary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by... more...

  • Buddhismby Nancy Wilson Ross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Explains the origins, development and basic principles of the religion followed by nearly one-quarter of the people on earth. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Miracles of Book and Bodyby Charlotte Eubanks

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 85.00

    Miracles of Book and Body is the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa , or "explanatory tales," used in sermons and collected in written compilations. For most of East Asia, Buddhist sutras were written in classical Chinese and inaccessible... more...

  • Naturalness: A Classic Of Shin Buddhismby Kenryo Kanamatsu

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    Kanamatsu's Naturalness, written in 1949, is more than an introduction to the essence of Shin Buddhism. It is a profound and enlightened meditation on the relationship between man and Amida Buddha, who is pure mercy and whose Name is a vehicle of Nirvanic Reality. Combining the erudition of a philosopher with the sensitivity of a poet, Kanamatsu leads... more...

  • Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuangby Matthew Kapstein; Sam van Schaik

    BRILL 2010; US$ 147.00

    Drawing a wide variety of texts and images from Dunhuang, the six original contributions to this collection advance our understanding of the development of Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practice are among the topics considered. more...

  • Selfless Personsby Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 52.00

    This book explains anatta through cultural, historical and Theravada Buddhist tradition and context. more...

  • The British Discovery of Buddhismby Philip C. Almond

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. more...