Religion: 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

  • Buddhism and Religious Diversity book cover

    Buddhism and Religious Diversity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    'A major publishing event, not only in Buddhist studies but also for those working in the area of interfaith encounter and theology of religions.' Japanese Journal of Religious Studies In today’s globalized world, religious diversity has become one of the strongest challenges to the…

    Hardback – 2012-09-28
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • New Buddhist Movements in Thailand: Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke book cover

    New Buddhist Movements in Thailand

    Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke, 1st Edition

    By Rory Mackenzie

    Vastly different in belief and practice, two new Buddhist religious movements in Thailand, namely the Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke emerged in Thailand in the 1970s at a time of political uncertainty, social change and increasing dissatisfaction with the Thai Sangha and its leadership.…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism: The Doctrinal History of Nirvana book cover

    Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism

    The Doctrinal History of Nirvana, 1st Edition

    By Soonil Hwang

    Soonil Hwang studies the doctrinal development of nirvana in the Pali Nikaaya and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese aagama and its traditional interpretation. He clarifies early doctrinal developments of Nirvana and traces the word and related terms back to their original…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan: Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition book cover

    Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

    Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's <I>Slokavarttika </I>- Translation and Commentary book cover

    A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology

    Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's Slokavarttika - Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By John Taber

    This is a translation of the chapter on perception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of the central texts of the Hindu response to the criticism of the logical-epistemological school of Buddhist thought. In an extensive commentary, the author explains the course of the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration book cover

    Sustainable Happiness

    The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration, 1st Edition

    By Joe Loizzo

    Today’s greatest health challenges, the so-called diseases of civilization—depression, trauma, obesity, cancer—are now known in large part to reflect our inability to tame stress reflexes gone wild and to empower instead the peaceful, healing and sociable part of our nature that adapts us to…

    Paperback – 2012-06-20
    Routledge

  • Introducing Tibetan Buddhism book cover

    Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex…

    Paperback – 2012-04-13
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Tibetan Rituals of Death: Buddhist Funerary Practices book cover

    Tibetan Rituals of Death

    Buddhist Funerary Practices, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Gouin

    This book describes and analyses the structure and performance of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals, and situates that performance within the wider context of Buddhist death practices generally. Drawing on a detailed and systematic comparative survey of existing records of Tibetan funerary practices,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Spirituality in the Modern World: Within Religious Tradition and Beyond book cover

    Spirituality in the Modern World

    Within Religious Tradition and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Heelas

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that during the last century, most especially during and since the 1960s, the language of spirituality has become one of the most significant ways in which the sacred has come to be understood and judged in the West, and, increasingly, elsewhere. Whether it is…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • How Buddhism Began: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings book cover

    How Buddhism Began

    The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings, 1st Edition

    By Richard F. Gombrich

    Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began, discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • Buddhism in the Modern World book cover

    Buddhism in the Modern World

    1st Edition

    By David L. McMahan

    Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Routledge
    Religions in the Modern World

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