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Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka
Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka (January 2009)
Patrick Grant - Author

Looks at how a spiritual tradition can be appropriated by those involved in ethno-nationalist conflict.

Patrick Grant explores the relationship between Buddhism and violent ethnic conflict in modern Sri Lanka using the concept of “regressive inversion.” Regressive inversion occurs when universal teaching, such as that of the Buddha, is redeployed to supercharge passions associated with the kinds o...(Read More)
 
 
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions
Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions (October 2008)
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

Claims of the miraculous are foundational to faith and skepticism, making and breaking religious careers and movements in their wake. Drawing on a variety of South Asian religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity—this book revolves around the...(Read More)
 
 
Meditations of Global First Philosophy
Meditations of Global First Philosophy (October 2008)
Quest for the Missing Grammar of Logos
Ashok K. Gangadean - Author

Traces the roots of logos in different cultural milieux.

In Meditations of Global First Philosophy, Ashok K. Gangadean builds on decades of research on the emergence of global reason to trace the roots of logos in different cultural milieux. Gangadean crosses into the uncharted frontier of global consciousness, global wisdom, and global first philosophy to illustrate that there is a primal force—a gl...(Read More)

 
 
Buddhism in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra
Buddhism in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (August 2008)
Sree Padma Holt - Editor
A. W. Barber - Editor

Explores the importance of Buddhism as it developed in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (modern-day Andhra Pradesh) and its influence.

Offering perspectives from a distinguished group of international scholars, this book provides a multidisciplinary inquiry into the various forms of Buddhism that thrived during the early centuries of the common era in the Krishna River Valley areas of what is now the modern ...(Read More)

 
 
Mipam on Buddha-Nature
Mipam on Buddha-Nature (July 2008)
The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition
Douglas Samuel Duckworth - Author

A comprehensive overview of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Mipam’s work on emptiness and Buddha-nature.

Mipam (’ju mi pham rgya mtsho, 1846–1912) is one of the most prolific thinkers in the history of Tibet and is a key figure in the Nyingma tradition of Buddhism. His works continue to be widely studied in the Tibetan cultural region and beyond. This book provides an in-depth account of Mipam&...(Read More)
 
 
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism (May 2008)
The Third Place
Angela Sumegi - Author

Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.

Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism explores the fertile interaction of Buddhism, shamanism, and Tibetan culture with the subject of dreaming. In Tibetan Buddhist literature, there are numerous examples of statements that express the value of dreams as a vehicle of authentic spiritual knowledge and, at the same time, dismiss dreams as t...(Read More)
 
 
Stairway to Nirvana
Stairway to Nirvana (March 2008)
A Study of the Twenty Samghas Based on the Works of Tsong kha pa
James B. Apple - Author

Discusses an essential Tibetan Buddhist work that shows how Noble Beings progress toward enlightenment.

James B. Apple examines one of the formative subjects in traditional Buddhist studies, the Twenty Varieties of the Saṃgha. The Saṃgha (community) is one of the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Saṃgha) universally revered by all Buddhists. While the Saṃgha...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Scriptures as Literature
Buddhist Scriptures as Literature (February 2008)
Sacred Rhetoric and the Uses of Theory
Ralph Flores - Author

Looks at a variety of Buddhist sacred writings as literature and includes insights from literary theory.

Buddhist Scriptures as Literature explores the drama, lyricism, and compelling storylines in Buddhist sacred writings, while illustrating how rhetoric and ideology are at work in shaping readers’ reactions. Ralph Flores argues that the Buddha’s life story itself follows an archetypal quest-...(Read More)
 
 
Sacred Koyasan
Sacred Koyasan (November 2007)
A Pilgrimage to the Mountain Temple of Saint Kobo Daishi and the Great Sun Buddha
Philip L. Nicoloff - Author

Takes the reader on a pilgrimage to Mount Kōya, the holy Buddhist mountain in Japan.

For more than one thousand years, the vast Buddhist monastery and temple complex on remote Mount Kōya has been one of Japan’s most important religious centers. Saint Kōbō Daishi (also known as Kūkai), founder of the esoteric Shingon school and one of the great figures of world Bud...(Read More)
 
 
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation (November 2007)
Robert E. Carter - Author
Eliot Deutsch - Foreword by

Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.

It is through the practice of the arts, and not through rules or theory that moral and spiritual values are taught in Japan. Author Robert E. Carter examines five arts (or “ways” in Japan): the martial art of aikido, Zen landscape gardening, the Way of Tea, the Way of Flowers, and ...(Read More)
 
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