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Alan Watts–Here and Now
Alan Watts–Here and Now (June 2012)
Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion
Peter J. Columbus - Editor
Donadrian L. Rice - Editor

Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.

Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the intellectual legacy and continuing relevance of a prolific writer and speaker who was a major influence on American culture during the latter half of the twentieth century. A thinker attuned to the spiritual malaise affecting the Western mind, Watts (1915–1973) provided intellectual a...(Read More)
 
 
The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism
The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism (January 2012)
Analects and Writings
Chongsan - Author
Bongkil Chung - Translated with an introduction and notes by

The first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900–62), who codified the central doctrines of Won Buddhism.

Won Buddhism emerged in early twentieth-century Korea after a long period of anti-Buddhist repression. It is a syncretic tradition, a form of Buddhism strongly influenced by the Chŏson dynasty’s Neo-Confucian ethical heritage and by Daoism. Seeking to deliver sentient bei...(Read More)
 
 
Cultivating Spirituality
Cultivating Spirituality (December 2011)
A Modern Shin Buddhist Anthology
Mark L. Blum - Editor
Robert F. Rhodes - Editor

Four Shin Buddhist thinkers reflect on their tradition’s encounter with modernity.

Cultivating Spirituality is a seminal anthology of Shin Buddhist thought, one that reflects this tradition’s encounter with modernity. Shin (or Jodō Shinshū) is a popular form of Pure Land Buddhism, the most widely practiced form of Buddhism in Japan, but is only now becoming well known in the West. ...(Read More)
 
 
This-Worldly Nibbana
This-Worldly Nibbana (December 2011)
A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community
Hsiao-Lan Hu - Author

A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.

Offering a feminist analysis of foundational Buddhist texts, along with a Buddhist approach to social issues in a globalized world, Hsiao-Lan Hu revitalizes Buddhist social ethics for contemporary times. Hu’s feminist exegesis references the Nikāya-s from the “Discourse Basket” of the Pāli Canon. These texts, among th...(Read More)
 
 
Visions of Unity
Visions of Unity (December 2011)
The Golden Pandita Shakya Chokden's New Interpretation of Yogacara and Madhyamaka
Yaroslav Komarovski - Author

Presents the thought of a controversial Tibetan Buddhist thinker on the Yogācāra and Madhyamaka systems.

This landmark book discusses the thought of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Shakya Chokden (1428–1507) on the two major systems of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Influential and controversial in his own day, Shakya Chokden’s thought fell out of favor over time and his writings were eventually repr...(Read More)
 
 
Meditation and the Classroom
Meditation and the Classroom (August 2011)
Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies
Judith Simmer-Brown - Editor
Fran Grace - Editor

A groundbreaking book on using meditation in education and how it can enhance teaching and learning.

Meditation and the Classroom inventively articulates how educators can use meditation to educate the whole student. Notably, a number of universities have initiated contemplative studies options and others have opened contemplative spaces. This represents an attempt to address the inner life. It is also ...(Read More)
 
 
Writing as Enlightenment
Writing as Enlightenment (August 2011)
Buddhist American Literature into the Twenty-first Century
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor
Gary Storhoff - Editor
Jan Willis - Foreword by

Explores the prevalence of Buddhist ideas in American literature since the 1970s.

This timely book explores how Buddhist-inflected thought has enriched contemporary American literature. Continuing the work begun in The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature, editors John Whalen-Bridge and Gary Storhoff and the volume’s contributors turn to the most recent developments, revealing how mid-1970s through early twenty-first-centur...(Read More)
 
 
Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies
Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies (April 2011)
Illuminating Emptiness in a Twentieth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Classic
Bötrül - Author
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Translated with introduction, notes, and analysis by

Annotated translation of an essential work of twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist thought, one that explicates teachings on the Middle Way.

This is an essential work of Tibetan Buddhist thought written by an influential scholar of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the Nyingma tradition of the great Tibetan visionary Mipam, Bötrül provides a systematic overview of Mipam’s teachings on the Middle ...(Read More)
 
 
Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen
Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen (March 2011)
Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality
Eun-su Cho - Editor
Robert Buswell - Foreword by

Explores the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present.

Uncovering hidden histories, this book focuses on Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present. Today, South Korea’s Buddhist nuns have a thriving monastic community under their own control, and they are well known as meditation teachers and social service providers. However, little i...(Read More)
 
 
Taiwan's Buddhist Nuns
Taiwan's Buddhist Nuns (June 2010)
Elise Anne DeVido - Author

Explores the milieu of Taiwan’s Buddhist nuns, who have the greatest numbers in the Buddhist world and a prominent place in their own country.

Taiwan’s Buddhist nuns are as unique as they are noteworthy. Boasting the greatest number of Buddhist nuns of any country, Taiwan has a much larger number of nuns than monks. These women are well known and well regarded as dharma teachers and for the social ser...(Read More)
 
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