Religion: Buddhism

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

  • Early Buddhist Meditation: The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight book cover

    Early Buddhist Meditation

    The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight, 1st Edition

    By Keren Arbel

    This book offers a new interpretation of the relationship between 'insight practice' (satipatthana) and the attainment of the four jhànas (i.e., right samàdhi), a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation. The author challenges the traditional Buddhist understanding of the four jhànas as…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice: The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net book cover

    Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice

    The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net, 1st Edition

    This book, first published in 1994, is a compendium of new translations of certain works regarded as fundamental texts in the Serene Reflection Buddhist Tradition (Sōtō Zen). All the texts were in Chinese, either as original works or as translations from Sanskrit. Several of them are central to the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915): Taken from 'The Light of Asia' book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915)

    Taken from 'The Light of Asia', 1st Edition

    By Edwin Arnold

    First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part ofthe author's The Light of Asia. The original text represents one of the first successful attempts to popularise Buddhism and its founder Gautama Buddha — presenting his life, teachings and philosophy in verse poetry. This…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Religion and Media in China: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong book cover

    Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Foucault, Buddhism and Disciplinary Rules book cover

    Foucault, Buddhism and Disciplinary Rules

    1st Edition

    By Malcolm Voyce

    This book suggests that previous critiques of the rules of Buddhist monks (Vinaya) may now be reconsidered in order to deal with some of the assumptions concerning the legal nature of these rules and to provide a focus on how Vinaya texts may have actually operated in practice. Malcolm Voyce…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society, and Ethics: A Comparative and Historical Self-understanding and Looking Beyond book cover

    The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society, and Ethics

    A Comparative and Historical Self-understanding and Looking Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Chai-sik Chung

    By making Korea a central part of comparative history of East Asian religion and society, this book traces the evolution of Korean religion from the oldest representation to that of the current day by utilizing wide-ranging interdisciplinary and comparative resources. This book presents a holistic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • The Healthy Mind: Mindfulness, True Self, and the Stream of Consciousness book cover

    The Healthy Mind

    Mindfulness, True Self, and the Stream of Consciousness, 1st Edition

    By Henry Vyner

    In The Healthy Mind, Dr. Henry M. Vyner presents the findings of twenty-seven years of research spent interviewing Tibetan lamas about their experiences of the mind. The interviews have generated a science of stream of consciousness that demonstrates that the healthy human mind is the egoless mind,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge

  • Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative: Gods, Kings and Other Heroes book cover

    Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

    Gods, Kings and Other Heroes, 1st Edition

    By Naomi Appleton

    Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge

  • Buddhism, Meditation, and Free Will: A Theory of Mental Freedom book cover

    Buddhism, Meditation, and Free Will

    A Theory of Mental Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Rick Repetti

    Traditionally, Buddhist philosophy has seemingly rejected the autonomous self. In Western philosophy, free will and the philosophy of action are established areas of research. This book presents a comprehensive analytical review of extant scholarship on perspectives on free will. It studies and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Significance of Indeterminacy: Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy book cover

    The Significance of Indeterminacy

    Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert H. Scott, Gregory S. Moss

    While indeterminacy is a recurrent theme in philosophy, less progress has been made in clarifying its significance for various philosophical and interdisciplinary contexts. This collection brings together early-career and well-known philosophers—including Graham Priest, Trish Glazebrook, Steven…

    Hardback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting book cover

    Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action

    Two Arrows Meeting, 1st Edition

    By Seiso Paul Cooper

    Drawing from original source material, contemporary scholarship, and Wilfred Bion’s psychoanalytic writings, Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting introduces the Zen notion of "gūjin," or total exertion, and elaborates a realizational perspective that integrates Zen Buddhism and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-12
    Routledge

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