Religion: Buddhism

  • Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context book cover

    Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernard Faure

    The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored. In particular, they show the extent to which these traditions, despite their claim to uniqueness, were indebted to larger…

    Paperback – 2011-02-10
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual, and Art book cover

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

    Knowledge, Ritual, and Art, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

    Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents…

    Paperback – 2011-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon book cover

    The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon

    1st Edition

    By David Webster

    David Webster explores the notion of desire as found in the Buddhist Pali Canon. Beginning by addressing the idea of a 'paradox of desire', whereby we must desire to end desire, the varieties of desire that are articulated in the Pali texts are examined. A range of views of desire, as found in…

    Paperback – 2011-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition: A Guide book cover

    Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition

    A Guide, 1st Edition

    By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    A clear and straightforward introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, this book presents the basic teachings of Buddha in a way that people can readily comprehend and put into practice in their daily lives. Topics such as reincarnation, actions and their effects, emptiness, liberation and enlightenment are…

    Paperback – 2010-12-14
    Routledge

  • Buddhism and Christianity: Some Bridges of Understanding book cover

    Buddhism and Christianity

    Some Bridges of Understanding, 1st Edition

    By Winston L King

    After a brief historical survey, the doctrines of dharma and karma are discussed and key elements that appear in contrasting forms in the two religions are examined.  Originally published in 1963.…

    Paperback – 2010-12-03
    Routledge

  • The Buddha's Philosophy: Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay book cover

    The Buddha's Philosophy

    Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay, 1st Edition

    By G F Allen

    This study, originally published in 1959, traces the origin of Buddhism in Brahmanism, and fixes its relationship to Hinduism, describing and stressing the basic importance of Buddhist contemplation. The first half of the book introduces the very heart of Buddhism, while the second part presents…

    Paperback – 2010-12-03
    Routledge

  • Anthropology of Religion book cover

    Anthropology of Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Phillips Stevens Jr.

    Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to…

    Hardback – 2010-11-23
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Mipham's Dialectics and the Debates on Emptiness: To Be, Not to Be or Neither book cover

    Mipham's Dialectics and the Debates on Emptiness

    To Be, Not to Be or Neither, 1st Edition

    By Karma Phuntsho

    This is an introduction to the Buddhist philosophy of Emptiness which explores a number of themes in connection with the concept of Emptiness, a highly technical but very central notion in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. It examines the critique by the leading Nyingma school philosopher Mipham (…

    Paperback – 2010-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • The Concept of the Buddha: Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory book cover

    The Concept of the Buddha

    Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory, 1st Edition

    By Guang Xing

    Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed,…

    Paperback – 2010-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya: Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue book cover

    Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya

    Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue, 1st Edition

    By Barbra R. Clayton

    This important text analyzes the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, author of the well-known religious poem, the Bodhicaryavatara (Entering the Path of Enlightenment) as well as the significant, but relatively overlooked, Siksasamuccaya (Compendium of…

    Paperback – 2010-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Studies from India to America: Essays in Honor of Charles S. Prebish book cover

    Buddhist Studies from India to America

    Essays in Honor of Charles S. Prebish, 1st Edition

    Edited by Damien Keown

    Buddhist Studies from India to America covers four important areas of Buddhist Studies: Vinaya Studies and Ethics, the history of Buddhist schools, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious dialogue. These are the main areas which Charles S. Prebish has either inaugurated or helped to define; and…

    Paperback – 2010-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research: Transcending the Boundaries book cover

    Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research

    Transcending the Boundaries, 1st Edition

    Edited by D.K. Nauriyal, Michael S. Drummond, Y.B. Lal

    Written by leading scholars and including a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book explores the interface between Buddhist studies and the uses of Buddhist principles and practices in psychotherapy and consciousness studies. The contributors present a compelling collection of articles that…

    Paperback – 2010-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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