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  • Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915)

    Taken from 'The Light of Asia'

    By Edwin Arnold

    First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part of Edwin Arnold’s The Light of Asia. The original text represents one of the first successful attempts to popularise Buddhism and its founder Gautama Buddha — presenting his life, teachings and philosophy in verse poetry. This…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge

  • The Sound of Liberating Truth

    Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng

    By Paul Ingram, Sallie B. King

    Offers essays and dialogues by well-known Buddhist and Christian scholars on topics that were of primary interest to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the volume was created. Topics include interreligious dialogue, ultimate reality, nature and ecology, social and political issues of liberation,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Silk Roads

    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst

    The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian cultural history and historiography, with an ultimate aim of broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an…

    Hardback – 2016-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Matter of Zen

    A Brief Account of Zazen

    By Paul Wienpahl

    This book, first published in 1964, concerns the practice of Zen Buddhism. The practice is a particular form of meditation. In Japan, the only country in which it is any longer seriously pursued, the practice is called zazen. The author directs attention to zazen because it is being overlooked in…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship

    The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai

    By Reinhard Kammer

    The sword has played an important role in the Japanese consciousness since ancient times. The earliest swords, made of bronze or stone, were clearly, by their design and form, used for ritualistic purposes rather than as weapons. Later, swords were associated only with the warrior class, and lack…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Wild, White Goose

    The Diary of a Female Zen Priest

    By Rōshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett

    This book, first published as two volumes in 1977 and 1978, was published purely for the purpose of showing how Buddhist training was done by the Reverend Jiyu-Kennett in the Far East. The material for the book was taken from diaries covering eight years spent by the author in Far Eastern temples,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen is Eternal Life

    By Rōshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett

    This book, first published as Selling Water by the River in 1972, is a practical and inspirational manual for all who wish to practice Zen. Roshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett, the founder and former abbess of Shasta Abbey, expertly combines an introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism with original…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Encounters in Yoga and Zen

    Meetings of Cloth and Stone

    By Trevor Leggett

    This book, first published in 1982, collects a fascinating selection from the many traditional Japanese and Indian stories used by teachers in the Eastern spiritual schools to assist students in their training. The author, who spent many years training in both yoga and Zen, has collected the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • A First Zen Reader

    By Trevor Leggett

    When Zen Buddhism crossed from China to Japan in the twelfth century, it entered a phase of development that was not only to inspire a magnificent range of artistic achievement but also to exert a tremendous influence upon Japanese life itself and, eventually, to bring to the attention of the West…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Lotus Lake Dragon Pool

    Musings in Yoga and Zen

    By Trevor Leggett

    This book, first published in 1994, brings together the rich and complementary traditions of yoga and Zen. The lessons they contain serve always to guide and inform, never to lecture or preach. From accounts of long-ago kings and sages to stories of contemporary businessmen and students come…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Tiger's Cave

    Translations of Japanese Zen Texts (Second Zen Reader)

    By Trevor Leggett

    The Japanese texts translated here give a fascinating picture of actual Zen life – the life of the traditional temple training, with many stories and a number of historical incidents connected with Zen masters. The main text is the important commentary by a contemporary Soto Zen abbot on the Heart…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

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