Religion: Buddhism

  • Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia: New Ethnographic Explorations book cover

    Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia

    New Ethnographic Explorations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sin Wen Lau, Nanlai Cao

    This volume examines the dynamic, mutually constitutive, relationship between religion and mobility in the contemporary era of Asian globalisation in which an increasing number of people have been displaced, forcefully or voluntarily, by an expanding global market economy and lasting regional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • Buddhism Observed: Travellers, Exiles and Tibetan Dharma in Kathmandu book cover

    Buddhism Observed

    Travellers, Exiles and Tibetan Dharma in Kathmandu, 1st Edition

    By Peter Moran

    How do contemporary Westerners and Tibetans understand not only what it means to be 'Buddhist', but what it means to be hailed as one from 'the West' or from 'Tibet'? This anthropological study examines the encounter between Western travellers and Tibetan exiles in Bodhanath, on the outskirts of…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Buddhism and Human Rights book cover

    Buddhism and Human Rights

    1st Edition

    By Wayne R. Husted, Damien Keown

    It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism in Australia: Traditions in Change book cover

    Buddhism in Australia

    Traditions in Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cristina Rocha, Michelle Barker

    The number of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent years. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 per cent of Australia's population, almost doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the fastest growing religion in the country. This book analyses the arrival and localisation of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    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 Studies in Religion

  • Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living book cover

    Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

    1st Edition

    By Erik van den Brink, Frits Koster

    Mindfulness involves learning to be more aware of life as it unfolds moment by moment, even if these moments bring us difficulty, pain or suffering. This is a challenge we will all face at some time in our lives, and which health professionals face every day in their work. The Mindfulness-Based…

    Paperback – 2015-05-20

  • 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

  • Emptiness Appraised: A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy book cover

    Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By David F. Burton

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Altruism and Reality: Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara book cover

    Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara, 1st Edition

    By Paul Williams

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07

  • Business and Buddhism book cover

    Business and Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By Joan Marques

    Business and Buddhism explores alternative ways of leading in the aftermath of the Great Recession and the many stories of fraud and greed that emerged. The book explores shifts in business perspectives as more value is placed on soft skills like emotional intelligence and listening, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-20

  • Empty Vision: Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism book cover

    Empty Vision

    Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism, 1st Edition

    By David McMahan

    Visual metaphors in a number of Mahayana sutras construct a discourse in which visual perception serves as a model for knowledge and enlightenment. In the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) and other Mahayana literature, immediate access to reality is symbolized by vision and set in opposition…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism book cover

    Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By James Egge

    Demonstrates that Buddhists appropriated the practice, vocabulary, and ideology of sacrifice from Vedic religion, and discusses the relationship of this sacrificial discourse to ideas of karma in the Pali canon and in early Buddhism.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

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