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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)
 
 
Mediating the Power of Buddhas
Mediating the Power of Buddhas (July 2002)
Ritual in the Manjusrimulakalpa
Glenn Wallis - Author

Analyzes a seventh-century ritual manual that provides both a rich source of information of medieval Buddhist life and addresses the ongoing concern of how an adherent can encounter the power of a buddha.

Mediating the Power of Buddhas
offers a fascinating analysis of the seventh-century ritual manual, the Mañjusrimulakalpa. This medieval text is intended to reveal the path into a ritual universe where ...(Read More)
 
 
A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes
A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes (April 2002)
Essential Distinctions among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems
Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen - Author
Jared Douglas Rhoton - Translator

The first English translation of the influential and controversial Tibetan Buddhist classic.

A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes presents the first English translation of the sDom gsum rab dbye, one of the most famous and controversial doctrinal treatises of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen (1182–1251), a founder of the Sakya school and one of Tibet’s most learne...(Read More)
 
 
Portraits of Buddhist Women
Portraits of Buddhist Women (October 2001)
Stories from the Saddharmaratnavaliya
Ranjini Obeyesekere - Author

A collection of stories about women from the thirteenth-century Buddhist work that reveals much about women's status in their society and within Buddhism.

A fascinating collection about Buddhist women translated from the thirteenth-century Sinhala Buddhist text, the Saddharmaratnavaliya, these stories provide insights into the social status and roles of women in medieval India and Sri Lanka and the Buddhis...(Read More)
 
 
Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance (June 2001)
The Mani Rimdu Festival in Tibet and Nepal
Richard J. Kohn - Author

A first-hand description of the Mani Rimdu festival of Tibet and Nepal, an event which encapsulates the Himalayan Buddhist experience.

Richard Kohn's book transports the reader to the high Himalayas for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the three-week long Mani Rimdu festival. This event encapsulates the breadth and depth of the Himalayan Buddhist experience, from the profound practices of Great Perfection medita...(Read More)
 
 
Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal
Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal (September 2000)
Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism
Todd T. Lewis - Author

Drawing on textual and anthropological research, this book demonstrates how popular ritual texts and stories have shaped the religion and culture of the only surviving Mahayana Buddhist society, the Newars of Kathmandu.
This book demonstrates how popular ritual texts and story narratives have shaped the religious life and culture of the only surviving South Asian Mahayana Buddhist society, the Newars of Kathmandu. It begins with an accoun...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism
Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism (March 2000)
Creating a Shin Buddhist Theology in a Religiously Plural World
Dennis Hirota - Editor

CHOICE 2000 Outstanding Academic Book
Explores the potential significance of Japanese Pure Land Buddhist Thought in the contemporary world, and provides a new model of interreligious dialogue as Buddhist thinkers engage with Christian theologians concerned with the present-day significance of their own tradition.

Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism offers proposals for creatively reinterpreting t...(Read More)
 
 
The Buddha from Dolpo
The Buddha from Dolpo (May 1999)
A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen
Cyrus Stearns - Author

Examines the life and thought of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292-1361), one of the most important thinkers in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and one whose ideas have excited controversy from his day to the present.

"A pioneering work on the life and ideas of one of the most important and controversial, yet little understood, figures in Tibetan Buddhist intellectual history." -- Roger Jackson, Carleton College

The Buddha from D...(Read More)
 
 
Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573)
Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573) (April 1999)
Joe Parker - Author

Explores Japanese literary Zen through the landscape arts of poetry, prose, painting, and gardens expressed in the writings of Japan's Five Mountain monks.

Examining inscriptions on landscape paintings and related documents, this book explores the views of the "two jewels" of Japanese Zen literature, Gido Shushin (1325-1388) and Zekkai Chushin (1336-1405), and their students. These monks played important roles as advisor...(Read More)
 
 
The Legend of Queen Cama
The Legend of Queen Cama (June 1998)
Bodhiramsi's Camadevivamsa, a Translation and Commentary
Donald K. Swearer - Author
Sommai Premchit - Author

An English translation and a commentary on the chronicle of Queen Cama, an important but neglected female monarch who founded a dynasty in Northern Thailand.

The Legend of Queen Cama (Camadevivamsa), an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by Mahathera Bodhiramsi, recounts the story of the founding of the kingdom of Haripunjaya in the C...(Read More)
 
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