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Guardian of a Dying Flame Sariputra (c. 1335-1426) and the End of Late Indian Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780674984356, Harvard University Press, July 2019
450 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Arthur McKeown presents the first full-length analysis of the continuation of Buddhism in India after the thirteenth century. This study describes later Indian Buddhism through a detailed examination of the life of Œariputra (c. 1335-1426), the last...
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£36,95
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Awaken A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
ISBN: PB: 9780300244656, Yale University Press, July 2019
252 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 230 colour and black&white illus.
Encouraging personal engagement with Tibetan Buddhism, this dynamic book presents spectacular Himalayan art and explores the philosophical tenets encoded in its imagery. Taking as its theme the universally accessible experience of Awakening, the book...
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Buddhism and the Political Organisation and Participation in the Theravada Moral Universe
ISBN: HB: 9781849048385, Hurst Publishers, June 2019
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Popular participation is one of the hallmarks of modern politics. So why have democracy and democratic norms generally failed to take root in the Theravada Buddhist countries of South and Southeast Asia? This book explores trad...
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Seeking Sakyamuni South Asia in the Formation of Modern Japanese Buddhism
ISBN: PB: 9780226391151, ISBN: HB: 9780226391144, University of Chicago Press, May 2019
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 34 halftones, 1 table
Though fascinated with the land of their tradition's birth, virtually no Japanese Buddhists visited the Indian subcontinent before the nineteenth century. In the richly illustrated "Seeking Sakyamuni", Richard M. Jaffe reveals the experiences of the...
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£74,00
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American Dharma Buddhism Beyond Modernity
ISBN: HB: 9780300215809, Yale University Press, April 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations. In this fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing religious landscape, Ann Gleig illuminates the as...
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£25,00
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American Sutra A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War
ISBN: HB: 9780674986534, Harvard University Press, February 2019
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 34 photos
The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is not only a tale of injustice; it is a moving story of faith. In this pathbreaking account, Duncan Ryuken Williams reveals how, even as they were stripped of their homes and imprisone...
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£21,95
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Korean Buddhist Empire A Transnational History, 1910-1945
ISBN: HB: 9780674987197, Harvard University Press, November 2018
358 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 line illus.
In the first part of the twentieth century, Korean Buddhists, despite living under colonial rule, reconfigured sacred objects, festivals, urban temples, propagation – and even their own identities – to modernize and elevate Korean Buddhism. By focusi...
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£32,95
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Spirit of Zen
ISBN: PB: 9780300221459, Yale University Press, November 2018
272 pp., 21.6x14 cm
Leading Buddhist scholar Sam van Schaik explores the history and essence of Zen, based on a new translation of one of the earliest surviving collections of teachings by Zen masters. These teachings, titled "The Masters and Students of the Lanka", wer...
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Word Embodied The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art
ISBN: HB: 9780674983861, Harvard University Press, July 2018
300 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 90 colour illus.
In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O'Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these paintings concentrates on formal analysis and iconographic study of thei...
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£54,95
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Secular Buddhism Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World
ISBN: PB: 9780300234251, ISBN: HB: 9780300223231, Yale University Press, March 2018
296 pp., 21x14 cm, 1 black&white illus.
An essential collection of Stephen Batchelor's most probing and important work on secular Buddhism. As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation....
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