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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, January 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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£36,00
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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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£12,00
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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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£32,00
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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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£54,00
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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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£18,00
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Cold War Monks Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia
ISBN: HB: 9780300218565, Yale University Press, February 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 5 black&white illus.
How did the U.S. government make use of a "Buddhist policy" in Southeast Asia during the Cold War despite the American principle that the state should not meddle with religion? To answer this question, Eugene Ford delved deep into an unprecedented ra...
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£30,00
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Hyecho's Journey The World of Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780226517902, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
208 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 27 colour plates, 1 halftone
In the year 721, a young Buddhist monk named Hyecho set out from the kingdom of Silla, on the Korean peninsula, on what would become one of the most extraordinary journeys in history. Sailing first to China, Hyecho continued to what is today Vietnam,...
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£26,00
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Dream Trippers Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality
ISBN: PB: 9780226484846, ISBN: HB: 9780226481760, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones, 1 table
Over the past few decades, Daoism has become a recognizable part of Western "alternative" spiritual life. Now, that Westernized version of Daoism is going full circle, traveling back from America and Europe to influence Daoism in China. "Dream Trip...
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£20,00
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£64,00
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Bilingual Guide to Japan Buddhist Statuary
ISBN: PB: 9784093884600, Nippan IPS, September 2017
128 pp., 18.2x12 cm, 100 colour and black&white illus., language: English / Japanese
This is a fully illustrated perfect guide for Buddhist Statuary. Written in both English and Japanese, this unique handbook shows basic knowledge of Butsuzo (Buddhist Statuary) including types and materials, meaning of each hairstyles or attire and t...
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£14,00
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Bilingual Guide to Japan Shito Shrine
ISBN: PB: 9784093884785, Nippan IPS, September 2017
128 pp., 18.2x12 cm, 100 colour and black&white illus., language: English / Japanese
This is a fully illustrated perfect guide for Shinto Shrine. Written in both English and Japanese, this unique handbook shows basic knowledge of Shinto (Japanese folk religion) including manner of praying, rites and rituals conducted from childhood t...
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£14,00
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