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Art of Solitude
ISBN: HB: 9780300250930, Yale University Press, April 2020
200 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm, 1 black&white illus.
When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught. He aimed to venture more...
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
ISBN: HB: 9780300226553, Yale University Press, March 2020
240 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness for everything ranging from business to romance. There are conferences, courses, an...
How to Read Buddhist Art
ISBN: PB: 9781588396730, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 2020
176 pp., 26.7x20.3 cm, 200 colour illus.
For more than 2,000 years, sublime works of art have been created to embody essential aspects of Buddhist thought, which developed and evolved as its practice spread from India to East Asia and beyond. "How to Read Buddhist Art" introduces this compl...
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...
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...
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...
Secular Buddhism Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World
ISBN: PB: 9780300234251, 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....
Cold War Monks Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia
ISBN: HB: 9780300218565, Yale University Press, March 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...
Little History of Religion
ISBN: PB: 9780300228816, Yale University Press, August 2017
256 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 40 black&white illus.
For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Ri...
After Buddhism Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
ISBN: PB: 9780300224344, Yale University Press, April 2017
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Ste...