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The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (March 2018)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Pencho Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
Mappila Muslim Culture
Mappila Muslim Culture (June 2015)
How a Historic Muslim Community in India Has Blended Tradition and Modernity
Roland E. Miller - Author

Thorough exploration of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India.

This book provides a comprehensive account of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims, a large community from the southern Indian state of Kerala. Although they were the first Muslim community in South Asia, the Mappilas are little-known in the West. Roland E. Miller explores the Mappilas’ fourteen-century-long history ...(Read More)
 
 
A Hindu Theology of Liberation
A Hindu Theology of Liberation (February 2015)
Not-Two Is Not One
Anantanand Rambachan - Author

Discusses Hindu Advaita Vedānta as a philosophy of social justice for the modern world.

This engaging and accessible work provides an introduction to the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedānta and brings it into discussion with contemporary concerns. Advaita, the non-dual school of Indian philosophy and spirituality associated with Śaṅkara, is often seen as “other-worldly,” rega...(Read More)
 
 
The Hidden Lives of Brahman
The Hidden Lives of Brahman (February 2014)
Sankara's Vedanta through His Upanisad Commentaries, in Light of Contemporary Practice
Joël André-Michel Dubois - Author
Christopher Key Chapple - Foreword by

FINALIST - 2014 American Academy of Religion Best First Book Award in the History of Religions

Uses both textual and ethnographic sources to demonstrate that in Śaṅkara’s vedānta, brahman is an active force as well as a transcendent ultimate.

Śaṅkara’s thought, advaita vedānta or non-dual vedānta, is a tradition focused on brahman, the...(Read More)
 
 
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care (August 2013)
Paul Bramadat - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spir...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (June 2012)
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

2012 AJN (American Journal of Nursing) Book of the Year Award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.


In the 1960s, English physician and committed Christian Cicely Saunders introduced a new way of treating the terminally ill that she called “hospice care.&rd...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage
Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage (February 2008)
Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata
Arti Dhand - Author

Explores ideas on women and sexuality presented in the great Hindu epic, the Mahābhārata.

The Hindu tradition has held conflicting views on womanhood from its earliest texts—holding women aloft as goddesses to be worshipped on the one hand and remaining deeply suspicious about women’s sexuality on the other. In Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage, Arti Dhand examin...(Read More)
 
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