Religion: Philosophy of Buddhism

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

    The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge India

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice: The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net book cover

    Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice

    The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net, 1st Edition

    This book, first published in 1994, is a compendium of new translations of certain works regarded as fundamental texts in the Serene Reflection Buddhist Tradition (Sōtō Zen). All the texts were in Chinese, either as original works or as translations from Sanskrit. Several of them are central to the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen 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', 1st Edition

    By Edwin Arnold

    First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part ofthe author'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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism book cover

    Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    1st Edition

    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 Pāli source materials do not encourage…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship: The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai book cover

    Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship

    The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Wild, White Goose: The Diary of a Female Zen Priest book cover

    The Wild, White Goose

    The Diary of a Female Zen Priest, 1st Edition

    By 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,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Matter of Zen: A Brief Account of Zazen book cover

    The Matter of Zen

    A Brief Account of Zazen, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen in the Art of Helping book cover

    Zen in the Art of Helping

    1st Edition

    By David Brandon

    A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness and Taoistic change, it explains how a helper can break…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen is Eternal Life book cover

    Zen is Eternal Life

    1st Edition

    By 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. Rōshi 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Journalism

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