Religion: Buddhism

  • 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 – 2017-06-27 
    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 – 2017-06-14 
    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

  • Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Healing and Transformation book cover

    Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy

    Accelerating Healing and Transformation

    Edited by Joseph Loizzo, Miles Neale, Emily J. Wolf

    Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy offers mental health professionals of all disciplines and orientations the most comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the state of the art and science in integrating mindfulness, compassion, and embodiment techniques. It brings together clinicians and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Thailand's International Meditation Centers: Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices book cover

    Thailand's International Meditation Centers

    Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

    By Brooke Schedneck

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Indian Ethics: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges: Volume I book cover

    Indian Ethics

    Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges: Volume I

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Joseph Prabhu, Renuka Sharma

    Indian ethics is one of the great traditions of moral thought in world philosophy whose insights have influenced thinkers in early Greece, Europe, Asia, and the New World. This is the first such systematic study of the spectrum of moral reflections from India, engaging a critical cross-cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge

  • Buddhism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation book cover

    Buddhism

    A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation

    By David Burton

    Buddhism, in its diverse forms and throughout its long history, has had a profound influence on Asian cultures and the lives of countless individuals. In recent times, it has also attracted great interest among people in other parts of the world, including philosophers. Buddhist traditions often…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    Investigating Philosophy of Religion

  • Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World book cover

    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 – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Early Buddhist Meditation: The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight book cover

    Early Buddhist Meditation

    The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight

    By Keren Arbel

    This book offers a new interpretation of the relationship between 'insight practice' (satipatthana) and the attainment of the four jhànas (i.e., right samàdhi), a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation. The author challenges the traditional Buddhist understanding of the four jhànas as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915): Taken from 'The Light of Asia' book cover

    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 – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Buddhist Stories (1913) book cover

    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 – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

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