Religion: Buddhism

  • 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
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet book cover

    Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It…

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

  • The Wheel of Death: Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources book cover

    The Wheel of Death

    Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources, 1st Edition

    By Philip Kapleau

    Originally published in 1972, this anthology examines death through the eyes of great Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Western masters. Instructions and specific rites are set forth to enable people to guide the mind of the dying through death and the Intermediate stage which follows. The sections of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Splendours of Paradise: Murals and Epigraphic Documents at the Early Ming Buddhist Monastery Fahai Si: Volume 1 & 2 book cover

    Splendours of Paradise

    Murals and Epigraphic Documents at the Early Ming Buddhist Monastery Fahai Si: Volume 1 & 2, 1st Edition

    By Ursula Toyka

    A true gem of Chinese Buddhist mural painting is to be found in the Beijing Western Mountains in a monastery of the Chan tradition, the Fahai Chan Si ("Chan Monastery of the Sea of the Law"), which because of its eminent importance was recently declared as a national treasure. Dazzling with its…

    Hardback – 2014-12-31
    Routledge
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

  • Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal: The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism book cover

    Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal

    The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism, 1st Edition

    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003: Safeguard the Faith, Build a Pure Land, Help the Poor book cover

    The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003

    Safeguard the Faith, Build a Pure Land, Help the Poor, 1st Edition

    By André Laliberté

    Laliberté looks at a relatively unexplored aspect of modern Taiwan: the influence of religion on politics. This book offers a detailed survey of three of the most important Buddhist organizations in Taiwan: the Buddhist Association of the Republic of China (BAROC), the Buddha Light Mountain (or…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge

  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodh Gaya Jataka book cover

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Eating Disorders and Mindfulness: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Treatment book cover

    Eating Disorders and Mindfulness

    Exploring Alternative Approaches to Treatment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leah M. DeSole

    This book presents an overview of the latest psychological knowledge about the application of mindfulness-based interventions in the field of eating disorders. Increasingly, these interventions are used in therapeutic practice. They encourage clients to process their experience fully, as it arises,…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • A Buddhist Crossroads: Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960 book cover

    A Buddhist Crossroads

    Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Bocking, Phibul Choompolpaisal, Laurence Cox, Alicia M Turner

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction book cover

    Buddhist Moral Philosophy

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Christopher W. Gowans

    The first book of its kind, Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction introduces the reader to contemporary philosophical interpretations and analyses of Buddhist ethics. It begins with a survey of traditional Buddhist ethical thought and practice, mainly in the Pali Canon and early Mahāyāna…

    Paperback – 2014-07-21
    Routledge

  • Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha: Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha book cover

    Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn R. Blackstone

    A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkunis. Only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship. Important to anyone investigating women's own perspective on their religion. Also provides a clear statement about how renunciants understand…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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