Religion: Practice 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

  • Religion and Media in China: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong book cover

    Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus book cover

    Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media

    The Pixel in the Lotus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gregory Price Grieve, Daniel Veidlinger

    Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and is present in digital media through a variety of methods including concrete case studies,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Women in Pāli Buddhism: Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence book cover

    Women in Pāli Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence, 1st Edition

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    The Pāli tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pāli canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora: Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions book cover

    Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions, 1st Edition

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 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

  • Death and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: In-Between Bodies book cover

    Death and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism

    In-Between Bodies, 1st Edition

    By Tanya Zivkovic

    Contextualising the seemingly esoteric and exotic aspects of Tibetan Buddhist culture within the everyday, embodied and sensual sphere of religious praxis, this book centres on the social and religious lives of deceased Tibetan Buddhist lamas. It explores how posterior forms – corpses, relics,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 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

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