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Buddhism

Damien Keown.

February 2013; published 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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Tibetan Buddhism

Matthew T. Kapstein.

October 2013; published online October 2013.

Book. Subjects: Tibetan Buddhism; religious studies. 152 pages.

Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction provides the essential features of Tibetan Buddhist history, teachings, and practice. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen...

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Perceiving Reality

Christian Coseru.

September 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 352 pages.

Combining epistemological insights from Dignāga, Dharmakīrti, Śāntarakṣita, and Kamalaśīla, but also drawing on the work of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty and on recent work in analytic...

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Little Buddhas

Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson.

November 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 560 pages.

Buddhism has often been pronounced an anti-family religion. Narratives of child abandonment seem to overshadow whatever role family relationships might otherwise play. The Vessantara Jātakanull...

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Did Dogen Go to China?

Steven Heine.

June 2006; published online May 2006.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 288 pages.

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the diverse writings of Dōgen (1200-1253), the founder of Sōtō (C. Ts’ao-tung) Zen Buddhism in Japan. Dōgen is especially known for...

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Tantric Treasures

April 2004; published online May 2006.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 180 pages.

This book provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the “couplet-treasuries” of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and...

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Haunting the Buddha

Robert DeCaroli.

October 2004; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 240 pages.

Although Buddhist monasteries are commonly understood as being institutions dedicated to non‐attachment and transcendence, the architectures of the earliest known monasteries are...

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History As Propaganda

John Powers.

October 2004; published online April 2005.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 224 pages.

Debates over how Tibetan history should be construed have raged for centuries and have been particularly intense in recent years. Chinese historians wish to construct a narrative that gives...

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Zen Classics

Edited by Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright.

November 2005; published online February 2006.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 288 pages.

This book is a sequel to The Zen Canon, which began to explore the variety of influential texts in the history of Zen Buddhism. In Zen Classics that exploration is continued by shifting...

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Unbounded Wholeness

Anne Carolyn Klein and Tenzin Wangyal.

April 2006; published online May 2006.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 384 pages.

This book provides a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this...

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