Religion: Scriptures 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

  • In Dialogue with Classical Indian Traditions: Encounter, Transformation and Interpretation book cover

    In Dialogue with Classical Indian Traditions

    Encounter, Transformation and Interpretation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Black, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    Dialogue is a recurring and significant component of Indian religious and philosophical literature. Whether it be as a narrative account of a conversation between characters within a text, as an implied response or provocation towards an interlocutor outside the text, or as a hermeneutical lens…

    Hardback – 2019-03-20
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

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

    Early Buddhist Meditation

    The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Chinese Buddhist Texts: An Introductory Reader book cover

    Chinese Buddhist Texts

    An Introductory Reader, 1st Edition

    By Graham Lock, Gary S. Linebarger

    The influence of Buddhism on the Chinese language, on Chinese literature and on Chinese culture in general cannot be overstated, and the language of most Chinese Buddhist texts differs considerably from both Classical and Modern Chinese. This reader aims to help students develop familiarity with…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism: Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way book cover

    Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

    Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Doctor

    Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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

    The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism

    Candrakīrti on the Selflessness of Persons, 1st Edition

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

  • Tantric Buddhist Practice in India: Vilāsavajra’s commentary on the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti book cover

    Tantric Buddhist Practice in India

    Vilāsavajra’s commentary on the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Tribe

    Using a commentary on the influential text, the Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṃgīti, ‘The Chanting of the Names of Mañjuśrī’, this book deals with Buddhist tantric meditation practice and its doctrinal context in early-medieval India. The commentary was written by the 8th-9th century Indian tantric scholar…

    Hardback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • A Survey of Vinaya Literature book cover

    A Survey of Vinaya Literature

    1st Edition

    By Charles S. Prebish

    The most important research tool for vinaya studies. Covers both primary and secondary sources in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese as well as modern sources in English, French, German and Japanese.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism and Violence: Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia book cover

    Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Buddha and His Religion (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Buddha and His Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By J. Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire

    First published in 1914, this is a fascinating investigation of the origins of Buddhism, drawing on a wealth of evidence relating to the life and teachings of the Buddha. First considering how the study of the Buddhist doctrine can be used to critique religious systems such as Christianity,…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge

  • The Glorious Deeds of Purna: A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana book cover

    The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana, 1st Edition

    By Joel Tatelman

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

Product Search