Religion: Buddhism

  • The Yogasūtra of Patañjali: A New Introduction to the Buddhist Roots of the Yoga System book cover

    The Yogasūtra of Patañjali

    A New Introduction to the Buddhist Roots of the Yoga System, 1st Edition

    By Pradeep P. Gokhale

    This book offers a systematic and radical introduction to the Buddhist roots of Pātañjalayoga or the Yoga system of Patañjali. By examining each of 195 aphorisms (sūtras) of the Yogasūtra, along with discussions on the Yogabhāṣya, it shows that traditional and popular views…

    Paperback – 2020-05-30 
    Routledge India

  • Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal: The Buddha and the Drum book cover

    Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal

    The Buddha and the Drum, 1st Edition

    By Davide Torri

    This book analyses the social, political and religious life of the Hyolmo people of Nepal. Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation, it addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface that exists in the animated landscape of the Himalayas. Opening with an analysis of the ethnic revival of Nepal,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-27 
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • The Religions of Tibet book cover

    The Religions of Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Helmut Hoffmann

    This book, first published in 1961, examines the old Tibetan Bon religion, the development of Buddhism in India and Tibet, and covers the religious struggles of the eighth and ninth centuries. It also describes the rise of the Lamaist sects and the priest state of the Dalai Lamas, and taken as a…

    Paperback – 2020-03-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

  • Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam book cover

    Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam

    1st Edition

    By Shaun Kingsley Malarney

    Originally published in 2002 Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam is a study of the history and consequences of the revolutionary campaign to transform culture and ritual in northern Vietnam. Based upon official documents and several years of field research in Thinh Liet Commune, a Red River…

    Hardback – 2020-02-07 
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Routledge Revivals: Buddhist Stories (1913) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Buddhist Stories (1913)

    1st Edition

    By Paul Dahlke

    First published in 1913, this book presents a translation of five stories written by the the author. 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 those seeking an…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Trans-Himalayan Buddhism: Reconnecting Spaces, Sharing Concerns book cover

    Trans-Himalayan Buddhism

    Reconnecting Spaces, Sharing Concerns, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suchandana Chatterjee

    The ambit of Buddhist studies reflects not only the spiritual and philosophical domain of Buddhism but also a symbiotic relationship between the monastic establishment and protectors of cultural tradition-a trend that one sees in the context of Buddhist revivalist projects in Mongolia and Buryatia.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 

  • New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies: Global Perspectives book cover

    New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies

    Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dionigi Albera, John Eade

    Although there has been a massive increase in the volume of pilgrimage research and publications, traditional Anglophone scholarship has been dominated by research in Western Europe and North America. In their previous edited volume, International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies (Routledge, 2015…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Mobile Lifeworlds: An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas book cover

    Mobile Lifeworlds

    An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas, 1st Edition

    By Christopher A. Howard

    Mobile Lifeworlds illustrates how the imaginaries and ideals of Western travellers, especially those of untouched nature and spiritual enlightenment, are consistent with media representations of the Himalayan region, romanticism and modernity at large. Blending tourism and pilgrimage, travel across…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Tantric Buddhist Practice in India: Vilasavajra�s commentary on the Ma�jusri-namasa?giti book cover

    Tantric Buddhist Practice in India

    Vilasavajra�s commentary on the Ma�jusri-namasa?giti, 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa book cover

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

    A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa, 1st Edition

    By Massimo A. Rondolino

    This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses on a comparative analysis of the early sources on the medieval Christian…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • The Routledge Handbook to Religion and Political Parties book cover

    The Routledge Handbook to Religion and Political Parties

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    As religion and politics become ever more intertwined, relationships between religion and political parties are of increasing global political significance. This handbook responds to that development, providing important results of current research involving religion and politics, focusing on:…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 

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