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Family in Buddhism
Family in Buddhism (August 2013)
Liz Wilson - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family in Asia—from biological families to families created in monasteries.

The Buddha left his home and family and enjoined his followers to go forth and “become homeless.” With a traditionally celibate clergy, Asian Buddhism is often regarded as a world-renouncing religion inimical to family life. This edited volume counters this view, showing how Asi...(Read More)
 
 
The Ordination of a Tree
The Ordination of a Tree (December 2012)
The Thai Buddhist Environmental Movement
Susan M. Darlington - Author

A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.

Thai Buddhist monks wrap orange clerical robes around trees to protect forests. “Ordaining” a tree is a provocative ritual that has become the symbol of a small but influential monastic movement aimed at reversing environmental degradation and the unsustainable economic development and consumerism that fuel it. Thi...(Read More)
 
 
In the Company of Friends
In the Company of Friends (September 2012)
Exploring Faith and Understanding with Buddhists and Christians
John Ross Carter - Author

2014 Frederick J. Streng Award, presented by the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Buddhist-Christian reflection that uses friendship as a model for interreligious understanding.

In this work of Buddhist-Christian reflection, John Ross Carter explores two basic aspects of human religiousness: faith and the activity of understanding. Carter’s perspective is unique, ...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Nirvana for Sale?
Nirvana for Sale? (September 2009)
Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakaya Temple in Contemporary Thailand
Rachelle M. Scott - Author

Explores the relationship between material prosperity and spirituality in contemporary Thai Buddhism.

What is the proper relationship between religion and prosperity? Rachelle M. Scott looks at this issue in a Thai Buddhist context, asking when the relationship between Buddhist piety and wealth is viewed in favorable terms and when it is viewed in terms of conflict and tension. Scott focuses on the Dhammakāya ...(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)

 
 
Constituting Communities
Constituting Communities (March 2003)
Theravada Buddhism and the Religious Cultures of South and Southeast Asia
John Clifford Holt - Editor
Jacob N. Kinnard - Editor
Jonathan S. Walters - Editor

Explores how community is defined and how it functions among Theravada Buddhists in South and Southeast Asia.

Constituting Communities
explores how community functions within Theravada Buddhist culture. Although the dominant focus of Buddhist studies for the past century has been on doctrinal and philosophical issues, this volume concentrates on discourses that produced them, and why and how these discourses and practi...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhadhamma
Buddhadhamma (September 1995)
Natural Laws and Values for Life
Phra Prayudh Payutto - Author
Grant A. Olson - Translator

Written by one of the most highly regarded monk-scholars in Southeast Asia, this book is a modern distillation of the pivotal doctrines found in the Pali Buddhist canon.
Written by a Thai, Theravada monk who has been recognized for his scholarly achievements, Buddhadhamma is a modern distillation of pivotal doctrines found in the Pali Buddhist canon. Many scholars of Buddhism in Thailand and beyond have said that if a person is not...(Read More)
 
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