Religion: Theravada

  • The Definition, Practice and Psychology of Vedanā: Knowing How It Feels book cover

    The Definition, Practice and Psychology of Vedanā

    Knowing How It Feels, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Peacock, Martine Batchelor

    This book examines the importance of the topic of ‘feeling tone’ (vedanā) as it appears in Early Buddhist texts and practice, and also within contemporary, secular, mindfulness-based interventions. The volume aims to highlight the crucial nature of the ‘feeling tone’ or ‘taste of experience’ in…

    Hardback – 2019-09-23 
    Routledge

  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts book cover

    Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, most of the Theravada world of Southeast Asia came under the colonial domination of European powers. While this has long been seen as a central event in the development of modern forms of Theravada Buddhism, most discussions have focused on specific…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Theravāda Buddhist Encounters with Modernity book cover

    Theravāda Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal: Ethical Practice and Religious Reform book cover

    The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Ethical Practice and Religious Reform, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Leve

    Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Reflexive Nature of Awareness: A Tibetan Madhyamaka Defence book cover

    The Reflexive Nature of Awareness

    A Tibetan Madhyamaka Defence, 1st Edition

    By Paul Williams

    Places the controversy initiated by the Tibetan Tsong kha pa - who elaborated on one of the eight difficult points in understanding Madhyamaka philosophy - in its Indian and Tibetan context.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 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
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Pain and Its Ending: The Four Noble Truths in the Theravada Buddhist Canon book cover

    Pain and Its Ending

    The Four Noble Truths in the Theravada Buddhist Canon, 1st Edition

    By Carol Anderson

    Demonstrates how the four noble truths are used thorughout the Pali canon as a symbol of Buddha's enlightenment and as a doctrine within a larger network of Buddha's teachings. Their unique nature rests in their function as a proposition and as a symbol in the Theravada canon.…

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

  • The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism: The Point of View book cover

    The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

    The Point of View, 1st Edition

    By Paul Fuller

    The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' (ditthi) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition…

    Paperback – 2012-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Studying Buddhism in Practice book cover

    Studying Buddhism in Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by John S. Harding

    This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02
    Routledge
    Studying Religions in Practice

  • Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter: Religious, Missionary and Colonial Experience in Nineteenth Century Sri Lanka book cover

    Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter

    Religious, Missionary and Colonial Experience in Nineteenth Century Sri Lanka, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Harris

    This major new work explores the British encounter with Buddhism in nineteenth century Sri Lanka, examining the way Buddhism was represented and constructed in the eyes of the British scholars, officials, travellers and religious seekers who first encountered it. Tracing the three main historical…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo book cover

    Theravada Buddhism

    A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo, 2nd Edition

    By Richard F. Gombrich

    Written by the leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated edition takes into account recent research to include the controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the…

    Paperback – 2006-06-19
    Routledge
    The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

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