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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

Shunryu Suzuki.

Edited by Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger.

November 1999; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 199 pages.

When Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful...

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Speaking the Unspeakable

Diane Jonte-Pace.

December 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 200 pages.

In a bold rereading of Freud's cultural texts, this book uncovers an undeveloped “counter thesis,”, one that repeatedly interrupts or subverts his well-known Oedipal master plot. The...

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Miracles of Book and Body

Charlotte Eubanks.

January 2011; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 288 pages.

This book explores the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts; and setsuwa, or “explanatory tales,” used in sermons and...

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Fathering Your Father

Alan Cole.

February 2009; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 368 pages.

This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were...

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A Garland of Feminist Reflections

Rita Gross.

March 2009; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 352 pages.

The author of this book has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. One of the earliest scholars in religious studies to discover how feminism affects that...

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Text as Father

Alan Cole.

August 2005; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 369 pages.

This work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism, with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirt...

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Encountering the Dharma

Richard Hughes Seager.

March 2006; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 268 pages.

This deeply personal book, illuminating the search for meaning in today's world, offers a rare insider's look at Soka Gakkai Buddhism, one of Japan's most influential and controversial...

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Pointing at the Moon

Jay L. Garfield, Tom J. F. Tillemans and Mario D'Amato.

October 2009; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 224 pages.

This book contains chapters by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western...

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The Six Perfections

Dale Wright.

August 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 298 pages.

In classical Mahayana Buddhism, the “six perfections—pāramitā—define the meaning of human enlightenment. Buddhist enlightenment is understood to be a particular way of being in the world, a...

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Rediscovering the Buddha

Hans H Penner.

November 2009; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 272 pages.

The “Buddhacentric” view of Buddhism continues to shorten the legends of the Buddha into brief outlines. This paradox is based on the mistaken quest for the historical Buddha and the view...

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