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xvi, 205 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Laying the Ground: The Unconditioned and the Conditioned 2. A Primer on Free Will for Buddhists 3. Primary and Secondary Buddhist Literature on Free Will 4. Buddhist Soft Compatibilism 5. Concluding Thoughts and Questions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138308862 20180910
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 refutes the most powerful Western and Buddhist philosophical objections to free will and explores the possibility that a form of agency may in fact exist within Buddhism. Providing a detailed explanation of how Buddhist meditation increases self-regulative mind-control abilities, the author argues that the Buddhist path is designed to produce meditation virtuosos exhibiting mind-control abilities far exceeding the free-will advocate's ability to `do otherwise' or have their choices be `up to' them. Based on the empirically-supported mind-control cultivated by these meditation virtuosos, the book proposes the principle of, `Buddhist Soft Compatibilism', a theory of `freedom of the mind' that entails freedoms of the will, attention, emotion and action, compatible with both determinism and indeterminism. Buddhism, Meditation and Free Will will be of interest to Buddhist and Western philosophers and academics interested in comparative philosophy, free will, philosophy of action, metaphysics, ethics and Religious Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138308862 20180910
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x, 222 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgements Part One Introduction: Raise the Curtain on the Theater of Western Buddhism! 1. The Snares of Wisdom 2. Specters of the Real 3. First Names of the Buddhist Real Part Two 4. Non-Buddhism 5. Immanent Practice Part Three 6. Buddhofiction 7. Meditation in Ruin Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474283557 20181015
What are we to make of Western Buddhism? Glenn Wallis argues that in aligning their tradition with the contemporary wellness industry, Western Buddhists evade the consequences of Buddhist thought. This book shows that with concepts such as vanishing, nihility, extinction, contingency, and no-self, Buddhism, like all potent systems of thought, articulates a notion of the "real." Raw, unflinching acceptance of this real is held by Buddhism to be at the very core of human "awakening." Yet these preeminent human truths are universally shored up against in contemporary Buddhist practice, contravening the very heart of Buddhism. The author's critique of Western Buddhism is threefold. It is immanent, in emerging out of Buddhist thought but taking it beyond what it itself publicly concedes; negative, in employing the "democratizing" deconstructive methods of Francois Laruelle's non-philosophy; and re-descriptive, in applying Laruelle's concept of philofiction. Through applying resources of Continental philosophy to Western Buddhism, A Critique of Western Buddhism suggests a possible practice for our time, an "anthropotechnic", or religion transposed from its seductive, but misguiding, idealist haven.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474283557 20181015
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xiii, 172 pages ; 24 cm
  • CONTENTS Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Total exertion: definition and use 2. Simply sitting: origins 3. Dogen Zen: radical reformulation 4. Total exertion as intuition 5. Realization and delusion 6. Thinking, not thinking, beyond thought 7. Zen musings on Bion's "O" and "K" 8. Two arrows meeting: zen insight, psychoanalytic action 9. Taste the strawberries 10. The abyss becoming well References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782205784 20180924
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 "gujin, " or total exertion, and elaborates a realizational perspective that integrates Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis. Developed by the thirteenth century Zen teacher and founder of the Japanese Soto Zen school, Eihei Dogen, gujin finds expression and is referenced in various contemporary scholarly and religious commentaries. This book explains this pivotal Zen concept and addresses themes by drawing from translated source material, academic scholarship, traditional Zen koans and teaching stories, extensive commentarial literature, interpretive writings by contemporary Soto Zen teachers, psychoanalytic theory, clinical material, and poetry, as well as the author's thirty years of personal experience as a psychoanalyst, supervisor, psychoanalytic educator, ordained Soto Zen priest, and transmitted Soto Zen teacher. From a realizational perspective that integrates Zen and psychoanalytic concepts, the book addresses anxiety-driven interferences to deepened Zen practice, extends the scope and increases the effectiveness of clinical work for the psychotherapist, and facilitates deepened experiences for both the Buddhist and the secular meditation practitioner. Two Arrows Meeting will be of great interest to researchers in the fields of Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis. It will also appeal to meditation practitioners and psychoanalysts in practice and training.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782205784 20180924
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xiv, 703 pages ; 24 cm
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ix, 139 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • List of figures. Preface. Introduction. 1. Spread of Buddhism: Regional Patterns 2. The Written Word: Language and Identity 3. Travelling Relics: Spreading the Word of the Buddha 4. Religious Travel and Rituals 5. The shifting equations: Buddhism in a Multi-Religious Milieu. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138304895 20171201
This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multi-religious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic tradition to understanding the religion more integrally in terms of dhamma (teachings of the Buddha), dana (practice of cultivating generosity) and the engagement with the written word. The work underlines that relic and image worship were important features in the spread of Buddhism in the region and were instrumental in bringing the monastics and the laity together. Further, the author examines the significance of the histories of monastic complexes (viharas, stupas, caityas) as also religious travel and pilgrimage that provided connections across the subcontinent and the seas. An interdisciplinary study, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars in South Asian studies, religion, especially Buddhist studies, history and archaeology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138304895 20171201
Green Library
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xviii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
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viii, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library

9. Bonji jiten [2018]

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325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
East Asia Library
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228 pages ; 23 cm
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viii, 216 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library
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xlviii, 336 pages ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgements. Prologue: Buddhism, World Religion: An Introductory Essay by T. N. Madan. Introduction Tellers of Stories, Writers of Histories: Essays on the Buddhist Past PART 1. 1. The Death of the Buddha: A Restorative Interpretation 2. The Demoness Kali and the Lord Buddha: A Parable for Our Times 3. Dutthagamani (Dutthagamani): The Buddhist Conscience of a Warrior King 4. Sigiriya Narratives: Tellers of Stories, Writers of Histories PART 2. 5. Depression, Buddhism and the Work of Culture 6. Deep Motivation and the Work of Culture in Christian Penitential Ecstasy 7. The Goddess Pattini and the Parable on Justice 8. Buddhism and the Idea of the Self: A Critique of Ethnography PART 3. 9. Colonel Olcott: Buddhist Modernism in the Theosophical Movement 10. Personal Identity and Cultural Crisis: The Buddhist Reforms of Anagarika Dharmapala. Epilogue: The Buddha in the Market Place and the Movement of Edifices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138713628 20180213
Gananath Obeyesekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, USA where he has taught for 20 years. His recent publications include The Awakened Ones: An Essay on the Phenomenology of the Visionary Experience (2012); Cannibal Talk: The Man-eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas (2005); and Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth and Karma and Rebirth: A Cross-Cultural Study (2002/2006). Several of his books have been translated into Japanese, Polish and Turkish, and his essays have appeared in numerous journals and edited volumes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138713628 20180213
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xvii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: The Buddhist philosophy of language in India: an overview-- Viktoria Lysenko.- Chapter 2: The Finger and the Moon: Language, Reality and Interpretation in Zen Buddhism-- Duane Williams.- Chapter 3: Semiotics as Soteriology: A Different Look at Medieval Japanese Buddhism-- Fabio Rambelli.- Chapter 4: Object-hood and Objectification in Buddhist Philosophy: Origin and Obstacle of Language-- Jiajuang Xiong.- Chapter 5: Authenticating the Tradition through Linguistic Arguments-- Vesna A. Wallace.- Chapter 6: Buddhism and Chinese Linguistics: Barbara Meisterernst.- Chapter 7: Tantric Epistemology and the Problem of Ineffability in The Seven Siddhi Texts-- Adam Krug.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319674124 20180122
This edited collection brings linguistics into contact with a millennia of works by Buddhist scholars. Examining the Buddhist contemplative tradition and its extensive writings from an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors bridge the gap between such customs and human language. To do so, they provide chapters on linguistics, history, religious studies, philosophy and semiotics. Uniting scholars from three different continents and from many disciplines and institutions, this innovative and unique book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Buddhist traditions and linguistics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319674124 20180122
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242 pages : illustrations (color), maps (color) ; 25 cm
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272 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Burma: The Education of the Sangha under Strong Monarchs - Thalun (1629-1648) of the Ava Period and Bodawpaya (1782-1819) of the Kon-Baung Period 3. Burma: A Threatened Buddhist Kingdom and a Nationalist Sangha -Mindon (1853-1878) 4. Siam: Political Instability and the Sangha 5. Siam: The Standardisation of Monastic Education, and National 6. Integration, under Chulalongkorn (1868-1910) 6. Idealism and Pragmatism: Dilemmas in the Current Monastic 8. Education Systems of Burma and Thailand Historical Summary Afterword Sources: Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Selected Bibliography Notes Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350054240 20180226
Drawing on primary sources in Pali, Burmese and Thai, practising monk Venerable Khammai Dhammasami guides the reader through the complex history of monastic education in two neighbouring countries with very different Buddhist societies: Burma and Thailand. This book provides a clear account of the ways in which royal leaders and monastic institutions worked to develop monastic education in the face of changing political and economic conditions, including colonialism and the political instability of the 19th and 20th centuries. It studies influences from both British colonists and Siamese/Thai reformers, and engages with primary material, including documents from Burmese monasteries, royal orders, royal chronicles, and official government records. As the first book to examine monastic education in Burma and Thailand, this is a welcome contribution to the social, monastic and religious history of Southeast Asia, and the growing field of Burmese Buddhist Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350054240 20180226
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261 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This interdisciplinary study is the first book to provide a complete survey of Sri Nalanda Mahavihara from the perspective of its educational curricula as well as its religious influence. It provides detailed descriptions of the origin, growth, management, and academic and cultural life of Nalanda, with particular attention to its pedagogy, curriculum, teachers, and students. It also presents an alternative interpretation of nationalist and popular notions about Sri Nalanda as an international university and proves that it was, at its core, a Buddhist monastery and an institution of Buddhist learning focused on the study and promotion of Buddhism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498554923 20180611
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xxiv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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viii, 305 pages ; 25 cm.
"The Teaching of Vimalakirti', treasured in China and Japan and best known in the West in Canon Étienne Lamotte's classic translation from the Tibetan and Chinese, has now surfaced in its original language, Sanskrit, after two thousand years. Centered on a lay bodhisattva, a master of paradox, who has no equal in debate except the Buddha and Manjusri, the embodiment of wisdom, 'Vimalakirti' is the most humorous and engaging of the major Buddhist scriptures, comparable to the Book of Job in its dramatic format. In the first commentary on the recovered text, an Irish theologian reads 'Vimalakirti' and the Gospels in light of each other, and finds resonances between the Buddhist wisdom of nonduality and the Christian dynamic of incarnation and paschal transformation."--Page 4 of cover.
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xii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction2. A 'Critical Religion' Approach to Japanese 'Religion(s)' 3. Critical Reflections on the Category 'Religion' in Japan 4. 'Religion' in the Popular Discourse 5. Temple Buddhism and the Japanese Social Classification: A Brief Historical Overview 6. The Construction of Shukyoka 7. Life Stories and Identities of Nichiren-shu priests 8. Negotiating with `Shukyo' in the Context of the `Religious Corporation' 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319735696 20180730
This book critically examines the term `religion' (shukyo) as a social category within the sociological context of contemporary Japan. Whereas the nineteenth-century construction of shukyo has been critically studied by many, the same critical approach has not been extended to the contemporary context of the Japanese-language discourse on shukyo and Temple Buddhism. This work aims to unveil the norms and imperatives which govern the utilization of the term shukyo in the specific context of modern day Japan, with a particular focus upon Temple Buddhism. The author draws on a number of popular publications in Japanese, many of which have been written by Buddhist priests. In addition, the book offers rich interview material from conversations with Buddhist priests. Readers will gain insights into the critical deconstruction, the historicization, and the study of social classification system of `religion', in terms of its cross-cultural application to the contemporary Japanese context. The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including Japanese Studies, Buddhology, Religious Studies, Social Anthropology, and Sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319735696 20180730
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