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The Buddha

Michael Carrithers.

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 128 pages.

The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction examines the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. What can we learn about...

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Buddhist Ethics

Damien Keown.

June 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 168 pages.

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating dilemmas confronting the modern world, ethical moral issues ranging from abortion...

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Buddhism

Damien Keown.

February 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 184 pages.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. It looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism,...

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Monks, Rulers, and Literati

Albert Welter.

February 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 336 pages.

The Chan (Zen in Japanese) school of Chinese Buddhism began when, in the 7th century, a small religious community gathered around a Buddhist monk named Hongren. Over the centuries, Chan...

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Himalayan Hermitess

July 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 229 pages.

Orgyan Chokyi (1675–1729) spent her life in Dolpo, the highest inhabited region of the Nepal Himalayas. Illiterate and expressly forbidden by her master to write her own life story, Orgyan...

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The Navel of the Demoness

Charles Ramble.

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 408 pages.

This book is a study of religion in a Tibetanised community of highland Nepal. The village of Te, in Mustang District, is nominally Buddhist: until recent times it had a tradition of...

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Visions of Awakening Space and Time

Taigen Dan Leighton.

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 208 pages.

As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Zen cannot be fully understood...

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Ordinary Mind as the Way

Mario Poceski.

May 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 304 pages.

Under the leadership of Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his numerous disciples, the Hongzhou School emerged as the dominant tradition of Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China during the middle part of the...

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Dreaming the Great Brahmin

Kurtis R. Schaeffer.

June 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 240 pages.

This book explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. Looking at the cultural and literary history of the...

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Zen Ritual

Edited by Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright.

November 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 336 pages.

Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice contains nine articles by prominent scholars about a variety of topics including Zen rituals kinhin and zazen, and covers rituals from the...

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