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Malleable Mara
Malleable Mara (March 2019)
Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil
Michael D. Nichols - Author

Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities.

This is the first book to examine the development of the figure of Māra, who appears across Buddhist traditions as a personification of death and desire. Portrayed as a combination of god and demon, Māra serves as a key antag...(Read More)
 
 
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (February 2019)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Pencho Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities
Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities (January 2019)
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Editor

 
 
Inoue Enryo
Inoue Enryo (December 2018)
A Philosophical Portrait
Rainer Schulzer - Author

The first comprehensive treatment of Inoue Enryō, a pioneer of modern Buddhism and a key figure in the reception of Western philosophy in East Asia.

Rainer Schulzer provides the first comprehensive study, in English, of the modern Japanese philosopher Inoue Enryō (1858–1919). Enryō was a key figure in several important intellectual trends in Meiji Japan, including the establishment of academic philosophy, th...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (September 2018)
Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers
Andrea Marion Pinkney - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

In an increasingly global world where convenient modes of travel have opened the door to international and intraregional tourism and brought together people from different religious and ethnic communities, religious journeying in India has become the site of evolving and often paradoxical forms of self-construction. Through ethno...(Read More)
 
 
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis (May 2018)
Eurasian Explorations
Johann P. Arnason - Editor
Chris Hann - Editor

Brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.

The concept of civilization has a long but checkered history in anthropology, and anthropological materials have been of great importance for the development of civilizational analysis in historical sociology. Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis<...(Read More)
 
 
Atmospheres of Breathing
Atmospheres of Breathing (April 2018)
Lenart Škof - Editor
Petri Berndtson - Editor

Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.

As a physiological or biological matter, breath is mostly considered to be mechanical and thoughtless. By expanding on the insights of many religions and therapeutic practices, which emphasize the cultivation of breath, the contributors argue that breath should be understood as fundamentally and comprehensively intertwined with hum...(Read More)
 
 
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States (September 2017)
Carol A. Mortland - Author

The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.

Cambodian Buddhism in the United States is the first comprehensive anthropological study of Khmer Buddhism as practiced by Khmer refugees in the United States. Based on research conducted at Khmer temples and sites throughout the country over a period of three and a ha...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing Like the Buddha
Seeing Like the Buddha (March 2017)
Enlightenment through Film
Francisca Cho - Author

Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice.

In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her ...(Read More)
 
 
The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows
The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows (March 2017)
Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Centrality of the Buddha-Nature Treatise
Tsering Wangchuk - Author

Examines various Tibetan interpretations of the Uttaratantra, the most authoritative Indic commentary on buddha-nature.

With its emphasis on the concept of buddha-nature, or the ultimate nature of mind, the Uttaratantra is a classical Buddhist treatise that lays out an early map of the Mahāyāna path to enlightenment. Tsering Wangchuk unravels the history of this important Indic text in Tibet by examinin...(Read More)
 
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