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  • Buddhist Modernities

    Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World

    Edited by Hanna Havnevik, Ute Hüsken, Mark Teeuwen, Vladimir Tikhonov, Koen Wellens

    The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • 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

  • Routledge Revivals: Buddhist Stories (1913)

    By Paul Dahlke

    First published in 1913, this book presents a translation of five stories written by the early German Buddhist Paul Dahlke. Each of the five stories illustrates and elucidates central concepts in Buddhist philosophy while eschewing any technical terminology. As such, this book is ideal for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

    Edited by Willis J. Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim

    The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

    Agentless Agency?

    Edited by Rick Repetti

    Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

    By Various

    This eleven-volume set gathers together some essential texts on Zen Buddhism. They range from newly-translated sixteenth-century documents from a Japanese temple to a modern work on the usefulness of Zen precepts in the ‘helping professions’ of medicine and the social services. Works also detail…

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

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