Religion: Buddhism

  • Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia book cover

    Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia

    By Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multi-religious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge India

  • Ecotherapy in Practice: A Buddhist Model book cover

    Ecotherapy in Practice

    A Buddhist Model

    By Caroline Brazier

    Ecotherapy in Practice reflects the growing interest and research in this field. Drawing on a diversity of experience from the counselling and psychotherapy professions, but also from practitioners in community work, mental health and education, this book explores the exciting and innovative…

    Paperback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge

  • The Buddha in Sri Lanka: Histories and Stories book cover

    The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    This book examines culture, religion and polity in the context of Buddhism. Gananath Obeyesekere, one of the foremost analytical voices from South Asia develops Freud’s notion of ‘dream work’, the ‘work of culture’ and ideas of no-self (anatta) to understand Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka. This…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge India

  • Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach book cover

    Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era

    A Buddhist Approach

    Edited by Shelton A. Gunaratne, Mark Pearson, Sugath Senarath

    This book aims to be the first comprehensive exposition of "mindful journalism"—drawn from core Buddhist ethical principles—as a fresh approach to journalism ethics. It suggests that Buddhist mindfulness strategies can be applied purposively in journalism to add clarity, fairness and equity to news…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia book cover

    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 – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life: Searching for the Essence of Mind book cover

    Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life

    Searching for the Essence of Mind

    By Dusana Dorjee

    Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life addresses essential and timely questions about the research and practice of meditation as a path to realisation of human potential for health and wellbeing.  Balancing practical content and scientific theory, the book discusses long-term…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Classic Morita Therapy: Consciousness, Zen, Justice and Trauma book cover

    Classic Morita Therapy

    Consciousness, Zen, Justice and Trauma

    By Peg LeVine

    Shoma (Masatake) Morita, M.D. (1874-1938) was a Japanese psychiatrist-professor who developed a unique four stage therapy process. He challenged psychoanalysts who sanctioned an unconscious or unconsciousness (collective or otherwise) that resides inside the mind. Significantly, he advanced a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge

  • The Buddha and Religious Diversity book cover

    The Buddha and Religious Diversity

    By J. Abraham Velez de Cea

    Providing a rigorous analysis of Buddhist ways of understanding religious diversity, this book develops a new foundation for cross-cultural understanding of religious diversity in our time. Examining the complexity and uniqueness of Buddha’s approach to religious pluralism using four main…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism: Reclaiming the Mindful Commons book cover

    A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism

    Reclaiming the Mindful Commons

    By Peter Doran

    The power of capital is the power to target our attention, mould market-ready identities, and reduce the public realm to an endless series of choices. This has far-reaching implications for our psychological, physical and spiritual well-being, and ultimately for our global ecology. In this consumer…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Zen and Therapy: Heretical Perspectives book cover

    Zen and Therapy

    Heretical Perspectives

    By Manu Bazzano

    Zen and Therapy brings together aspects of the Buddhist tradition, contemporary western therapy and western philosophy. By combining insightful anecdotes from the Zen tradition with clinical studies, discussions of current psychotherapy theory and forays into art, film, literature and philosophy,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge

  • The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism: Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons book cover

    The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism

    Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons

    By James Duerlinger

    Since the Buddha did not fully explain the theory of persons that underlies his teaching, in later centuries a number of different interpretations were developed. This book presents the interpretation by the celebrated Indian Buddhist philosopher, Candrakīrti (ca. 570–650 C.E.). Candrakīrti’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Birth in Buddhism: The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom book cover

    Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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