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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)
 
 
American Buddhism as a Way of Life
American Buddhism as a Way of Life (April 2010)
Gary Storhoff - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores a range of Buddhist perspectives in a distinctly American context.

The United States is becoming more comfortable with Buddhism each year. Celebrity converts, the popularity of the Dalai Lama, a stream of references in popular culture, and mala beads on every third person’s wrist all indicate that Buddhism is becoming an accepted part of American life, even if a relatively small percentage of th...(Read More)
 
 
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts (March 2010)
Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions
David Jones - Editor
E. R. Klein - Editor

An overview of some of the great texts of Asian philosophy and religion, along with an exploration of the contexts in which they arose.

In an increasingly global society, non-Western thought can no longer be an afterthought for educators and their students. Asian Texts — Asian Contexts helps bring Asian philosophy and religion into wider classroom consideration by giving nonspecialists entrée to ...(Read More)
 
 
Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism
Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism (January 2010)
Jin Y. Park - Editor

An overview of Korean Buddhism and its major figures in the modern period.

The first book in English devoted exclusively to modern Korean Buddhism, this work provides a comprehensive exploration for scholars, students, and serious readers. Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism focuses on three key areas: Buddhist reform, Zen revival, and the interrelationship of religion, history, and politics. In Korea, the modern...(Read More)
 
 
The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia
The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia (January 2010)
Second Edition
Donald K. Swearer - Author

A wide-ranging, readable account of the Theravada Buddhist thought and practice in the Southeast Asian societies of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.

An unparalleled portrait, Donald K. Swearer’s The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia has been a key source for all those interested in the Theravada homelands since the work’s publication in 1995. Expanded and updated, the secon...(Read More)
 
 
Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva
Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva (September 2009)
The Sinhala Yasodharavata (The Story of Yasodhara) and the Sinhala Yasodharapadanaya (The Sacred Biography of Yasodhara)
Ranjini Obeyesekere - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Translations of two works from Sri Lanka on Yasodharā, the wife of the Buddha—an allusive and intriguing figure in Buddhist lore and literature.

What about Buddha’s wife? We all know that Prince Siddhartha left his wife and infant son to begin his journey to enlightenment. The Pali canon does not mention the woman he left behind. Yasodharā enters the commentarial tradition around the first cen...(Read More)
 
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