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  • Women and Monastic Buddhism in Early South Asia

    Rediscovering the Invisible Believers

    By Garima Kaushik

    This book uses gender as a framework to offer unique insights into the socio-cultural foundations of Buddhism. Moving away from dominant discourses that discuss women as a single monolithic, homogenous category—thus rendering them invisible within the broader religious discourse—this monograph…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Digital Zen argues that, on a pragmatic level, digital religious practice in virtual worlds such as Second Life affords isolated and solitary practitioners a Buddhist community, if only a virtual one. It argues that much contemporary popular religious practice is a creative protest against, and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness

    Ancient Path, Present Moment

    By Malcolm Huxter

    Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness is a practical book that provides strategies using mindfulness to manage stress, anxiety and depression, as well as ways to cultivate psychological wellbeing. Uniquely, it combines a traditional Buddhist approach to mindfulness with contemporary…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 

  • Religions in the Modern World

    Traditions and Transformations, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, Hiroko Kawanami

    Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29 

  • Introducing Japanese Religion

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Ellwood

    Now in its Second Edition, Introducing Japanese Religion is the ideal resource for undergraduate students. This edition features new material on folk and popular religion, including shamanism, festivals, and practices surrounding death and funerals. Robert Ellwood also updates the text to discuss…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    World Religions

  • The Light of Asia, or the Great Renunciation (Maha^bhinishkramana)

    Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (as Told in Verse by an Indian Buddhist)

    By Edwin Arnold

    This study presents details about the life and philosophy of the founder of Buddhism, Prince Gautama of India or the Buddha, in the form of a poem as told from an imaginary Buddhist character. When originally published in 1926, little was known of Buddhism in Europe and Arnold aimed to inform the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-18 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Religion and Science in the Mirror of Buddhism

    By Francisca Cho, Richard K. Squier

    This book offers a Buddhist perspective on the conflict between religion and science in contemporary western society. Examining Buddhist history, authors Francisca Cho and Richard K. Squier offer a comparative analysis of Buddhist and western scientific epistemologies that transcends the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02

  • The Buddhist World

    Edited by John Powers

    The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge Worlds

  • Metaphysics and Transcendence

    By Arthur Gibson

    Metaphysics and Transcendence takes up this story for the future. Arthur Gibson presents a new metaphysics with a genealogy based on counter-intuition and locates counter-intuition and complexity at the foundations of truth. Having devised fresh concepts on the basis of the new frontiers of science…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    By James Stewart

    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 Pali source materials do not encourage…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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