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xiv, 703 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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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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viii, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
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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
Green Library
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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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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
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
Green Library
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xxiv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
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6, 227 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
East Asia Library
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ix, 175 pages ; 25 cm
  • Unit One: The Heart Sutra (å¿ ç¶ ) Unit Two: The Agamas (é ¿å «ç¶ ) Unit Three: The Diamond Sutra (é å ç¶ ) Unit Four: The Lotus Sutra (å¦ æ³ è ®è ¯ç¶ ) Unit Five: The Sutra on the Ten Wholesome Ways of Action (å å 業é ç¶ ) Unit Six: Biographies of Eminent Monks (é« å §å ³) Unit Seven: The Essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Insight and Chan Meditation (ä¿®ç¿ æ­¢è§ å ç¦ªæ³ è¦ ) Unit Eight: The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (å ­ç¥ å£ ç¶ ) Unit Nine: The Song of Enlightenment (è­ é æ­ ) Unit Ten: The Blue Cliff Record (ç¢§å· é ) Unit Eleven: Yuan Liao Fan's Four Lessons (äº å ¡å è¨ ) Unit Twelve: Zhugui's Commentary on the Heart Sutra (æ ±å ­: å¿ ç¶ æ³¨è§£) ã .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138953338 20180416
  • The Heart Sutra (心經)
  • The Agamas (阿含經)
  • The Diamond Sutra (金剛經)
  • The Lotus Sutra (妙法蓮華經)
  • The Sutra on the Ten Wholesome Ways of Action (十善業道經)
  • Biographies of Eminent Monks (高僧傳)
  • The Essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Insight and Chan Meditation (修習止觀坐禪法要)
  • The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (六祖壇經)
  • The Song of Enlightenment (證道歌)
  • The Blue Cliff Record (碧巖錄)
  • Yuan Liao Fan's Four Lessons (了凡四訓)
  • Zhugui's Commentary on the Heart Sutra (朱圭: 心經注解)
  • Appendix One: Word Class Categories
  • Appendix Two: Vocabulary Index
  • Appendix Three: Texts in Simplified Characters.
The influence of Buddhism on the Chinese language, on Chinese literature and on Chinese culture in general cannot be overstated, and the language of most Chinese Buddhist texts differs considerably from both Classical and Modern Chinese. This reader aims to help students develop familiarity with features of Buddhist texts in Chinese, including patterns of organization, grammatical features and specialized vocabulary. It also aims to familiarize students with the use of a range of resources necessary for becoming independent readers of such texts. Chinese Buddhist Texts is suitable for students who have completed the equivalent of at least one year's college level study of Modern Chinese and are familiar with roughly one thousand of the commonest Chinese characters. Previous study of Classical Chinese would be an advantage, but is not assumed. It is an ideal textbook for students taking relevant courses in Chinese studies programs and in Buddhist studies programs. However, it is also possible for a student to work through the reader on his or her own. Further online resources are available at: lockgraham.com.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138953338 20180416
Green Library
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3 volumes (vii, 2256 pages) ; 23 cm.
The Mo-ho chih-kuan (Great cessation-and-contemplation) by T'ien-t'ai Chih-i (538-597) is among the most influential treatises in the long history of Buddhist scholarship. It is known for its brilliant insights and its systematic and comprehensive treatment of the Buddhist tradition. Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight is the first complete, fully annotated translation of this prodigious work by one of today's foremost scholars on T'ien-t'ai (Tendai) Buddhism.The extensive annotation accompanying the translation (Volumes 1 and 2) will help readers understand the original text and implications of crucial passages and ideas, as well as the place the Mo-ho chih-kuan occupies in the development of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese Buddhism and its critical importance for figures such as Nichiren, who considered Chih-i the "great master" and quoted profusely from the text in his own writings. Volume 3 contains ample supplementary materials, including translations of related texts, a comprehensive glossary, and lists of Chinese terms and explanations of various sources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824873776 20180129
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xiv, 217 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction / Mario Poceski
  • Traces of the Sanjie (Three Levels) Movement at Baoshan / Wendi Adamek
  • Reconstruction of the Life of a Sixth-Century Monk Misidentified as a Disciple of the Second Chan Patriarch Huike / Jinhua Chen
  • Killing Cats and Other Imaginary Happenings: Milieus and Features of Chan Exegesis / Mario Poceski
  • Identity in a Diagram: Authenticity, Transmission, and Lineage in the Chan/Zen Tradition / Steffen Döll
  • Mapping New Systems of Community Networks: Discursive Identity, Cross-Strait Lineage Construction, and Funerary Sacred Space in Taiwanese Buddhism / Stefania Travagnin.
""The five studies in this volume show unprecedented efforts by each individual contributor to engage in micro-historical research on categories and themes such as lineage, hagiography, and sacred texts in different historical contexts". (Jiang Wu, University of Arizona). "Communities of Memory and Interpretation is a fascinating collection of wellresearched essays that all feature important methodological reflections in addition to detailed and insightful textual analysis or fieldwork scholarship. The volume consistently highlights the theme of how the respective traditions developed a sense of legitimacy and legacy based on canonicity and the various repetitions and reversals of at times disturbing or perplexing paradigms and exegetical strategies to establish and maintain lineal identity and authority." (Steven Heine, Florida International University)"--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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3 volumes (xiv, 1453 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 30 cm
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xxi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • PartI. Practicing deepest wisdom. Maka hannya haramitsu
  • Commentary on "Maka hannya haramitsu"
  • Part II. Refraining from evil. Shoaku makusa
  • Commentary on "Shoaku makusa"
  • Part III. Living time. Uji
  • Commentary on "Uji"
  • Part IV. Comments by the translators. Connecting"Maka hannya haramitsu" to the Pāli canon / by Shōhaku Okumura
  • Looking into good and evil in "Shoaku makusa" / by Daitsū Tom Wright
  • The ramifications of time in Dōgen's zen / by Daitsū Tom Wright.
"Commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen. Eihei Dogen was a thirteenth-century Buddhist poet-philosopher and founder of the Soto school of Zen. Famously insightful and famously complex, his writings have been studied and puzzled over by generations of students. Kosho Uchiyama was a beloved twentieth-century Zen teacher and author of over twenty books, who here addressed himself head-on to unpacking Dogen's wisdom for a modern audience. Translators Tom Wright and Shohaku Okumura present three fascicles of Dogen's monumental Shobogenzo, or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: "Shoaku Makusa" or "Refraining from Evil," "Maka Hannya Haramitsu" or "Practicing Deepest Wisdom," and "Uji" or "Living Time." For each one, they lovingly translate Uchiyama's thoughtful commentary on the piece. At turns poetic and funny, always insightful, this is Zen wisdom for the ages"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xv, 289 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • AcknowledgmentsNote on Transliteration and TranslationMap of TibetIntroduction1. A Brief History of Vegetarianism in Tibet2. Meat in the Monastery3. The Importance of Compassion4. Tantric Perspectives5. A Necessary Evil6. A Positive Good7. Seeking a Middle WayEpilogue: Con temporary TibetTibetan Names and TermsNotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179966 20171211
Tibetan Buddhism teaches compassion toward all beings, a category that explicitly includes animals. Slaughtering animals is morally problematic at best, and, at worst, completely incompatible with a religious lifestyle. Yet historically most Tibetans-both monastic and lay-have made meat a regular part of their diet. In this study of the place of vegetarianism within Tibetan religiosity, Geoffrey Barstow explores the tension between Buddhist ethics and Tibetan cultural norms to offer a novel perspective on the spiritual and social dimensions of meat eating. Food of Sinful Demons shows the centrality of vegetarianism to the cultural history of Tibet through specific ways in which nonreligious norms and ideals shaped religious beliefs and practices. Barstow offers a detailed analysis of the debates over meat eating and vegetarianism from the first references to such a diet in the tenth century through the Chinese invasion in the 1950s. He discusses elements of Tibetan Buddhist thought-including monastic vows, the Buddhist call to compassion, and tantric antinomianism-that see meat eating as morally problematic. He then looks beyond religious attitudes to the cultural, economic, and environmental factors that opposed the Buddhist critique of meat, including Tibetan concepts of medicine and health, food scarcity, the display of wealth, and idealized male gender roles. Barstow argues that the issue of meat eating was influenced by a complex interplay of factors, with religious perspectives largely supporting vegetarianism while practical concerns and secular ideals pulled in the other direction. He concludes by addressing the surge in vegetarianism in contemporary Tibet in light of evolving notions of Tibetan identity and resistance against the central Chinese state. The first book to discuss this complex issue, Food of Sinful Demons is essential reading for scholars interested in Tibetan religion, history, and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179966 20171211
Green Library
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viii, 213 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Chögyal Phagpa's biography
  • A gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan
  • A garland of jewels.
Green Library
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xii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The most comprehensive work available on the life and writings of Tibet's most famous modern cultural hero. Poet, prolific writer, Buddhist philosopher, adventurer, madman, and saint can all be used to describe Gendun Chopel (1903-1951). The life and writings of this cultural prophet of the Himalayas represent a key turning point in Tibetan religious and cultural history, when twentieth-century modernity came crashing into Tibet as a result of the Great Game and the invasion of Communist China. Gendun Chopel was a recognized reincarnation (tulku), a Gelukpa monk, and a nonsectarian Buddhist practitioner. He eventually became Tibet's first modern artist and writer, largely due to his extensive time abroad and exposure to Western culture in British India. Gendun Chopel was little appreciated in his lifetime, though he was known by the Tibetan elite for his scholarship and progressivist ideas, which eventually landed him in a Lhasa prison. While he did not accrue many followers in his lifetime, his love of the Dharma and extensive contributions to Tibetan Buddhist philsophy count him among the greatest Buddhist masters to have come from Tibet. No contemporary scholar knows Gendun Chopel better than Donald S. Lopez, Jr., who has written six books on the figure so far. Lopez intimately and eloquently carries the reader through the life of Gendun Chopel, setting the stage for his selected writings, which present the range and depth of Chopel's thought"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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231 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
  • Le bouddhisme tibétain à Taïwan : observations sociologiques préliminaires / Cécile Campergue -- Tibetan Buddhist Temples in Taiwan: An Exploration of Transnational Religious Architecture / Sarah E. Fraser -- Tibetan Relies in Taiwan: A Link between Past, Present, and Future / Fabienne Jagou -- Reformulating the Appropriated and Relinking the Chain: Challenges of Lineage and Legitimacy in Zhenyan Revivalism / Cody R. Bahir -- Teaching Tibetan Buddhism in Chinese on behalf of Manjusri: "Great Perfection" (dzokchen / dayuanman) and Related Tantric Practices among Han Chinese and Taiwanese Believers in Sertar and Beyond / Ester Bianchi -- The Contemporary Revival of the Barom Kagyü School in Kham / Magdalena Maria Turek -- Spirit-Possession: Identities of a Master and the Rise of a Karma Kagyü Monastery in Taiwan / Huang Ying-chieh -- The Academic Contributions of Ouyang Wuwei Lama (1913-1991): A Disciple's Testimony / Hsiao Chin-sung.
"Les articles rassemblés dans ce volume sont le résultat d'un projet de recherche de trois ans intitulé "Pratiques du bouddhisme tibétain à Taïwan" (2012-2015), soutenu par la fondation Chiang Ching-kuo pour les échanges scientifiques internationaux. Dans le but de contribuer aux études portant sur la globalisation des religions, ce volume adopte le concept de l'hybridité comme principal modèle d'analyse des continuités et des ruptures dans les pratiques du bouddhisme tibétain, à la fois au niveau global et en interaction avec les traditions religieuses locales des sociétés taiwanaise et chinoise. L'hybridité permet aux traditions culturelles (celles religieuses et matérielles tibétaines) de recruter de nouveaux adhérents (principalement Han) et d'être reconnues localement, régionalement et mondialement en tant que nouvelles formes de religiosité distinctes émergentes. Les essais se concentrent sur les acteurs chinois, taïwanais ou tibétains à l'origine de ces hybridités et examinent les stratégies qu'ils adoptent afin d'être reconnus comme des maîtres légitimes du bouddhisme tibétain."--Page 4 of cover.
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