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Against HarmonyProgressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan

Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan

James Mark Shields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190664008
eISBN:
9780190675523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664008.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Religion and Society

Against Harmony traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought and practice from the mid-Meiji period through the early Shōwa period (1885–1935), when ... More

Anarchy in the Pure LandReinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Justin Ritzinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement spearheaded by Taixu as an avenue through which to consider the ... More

Architects of Buddhist LeisureSocially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Justin Thomas McDaniel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824865986
eISBN:
9780824873738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865986.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism, usually described as an austere religion which condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the monastic and contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture. Creative ... More

Attracting the HeartSocial Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Jeffrey Samuels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833855
eISBN:
9780824870041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

An idealized view of the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk might be described according to the doctrinal demand for emotional detachment and, ultimately, the cessation of all desire. Yet monks are also ... More

Being Human in a Buddhist WorldAn Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Janet Gyatso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164962
eISBN:
9780231538329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores medical thought in Tibet and reveals an otherwise unnoticed intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious values in traditional Tibetan medicine. It looks at how ... More

The Birth of InsightMeditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Erik Braun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the rise of insight meditation (vipassanā) as a widespread lay movement in Burma during British colonial rule. It does this through a study of one of its key architects, the ... More

Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the MahayanaA Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Daniel Boucher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book delves into the socioreligious milieu of the authors, editors, and propagators of the Rāṣṭrapālapaṛiprcchā-sūtra (Questions of Rāṣṭrapāla), a Buddhist text circulating in India during the ... More

Bonds of the DeadTemples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Mark Michael Rowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism's social and economic ... More

Brains, Buddhas, and BelievingThe Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Dan Arnold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book looks at first-millennium Indian arguments and contemporary debates on the philosophy of mind and shows that seemingly arcane arguments among first-millennium Indian thinkers can illuminate ... More

Branching Streams Flow in the DarknessZen Talks on the Sandokai

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai

Shunryu Suzuki

Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219823
eISBN:
9780520936232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

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 treatise on ... More

Bringing Zen HomeThe Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Paula Arai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Healing lies at the heart of Zen. This book reveals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the bounds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and transmit ... More

The Buddha in LannaArt, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

The Buddha in Lanna: Art, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

Angela S. Chiu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858742
eISBN:
9780824873684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work is the first in-depth historical study of the Thai tradition of donation of that most iconic of Thai art objects, the Buddha image. The book introduces stories from tamnan(chronicles), ... More

The Buddha PartyHow the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism

The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism

John Powers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199358151
eISBN:
9780199358182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358151.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Religion and Society

The Buddha Party is an analysis of Chinese propaganda discourses that attempt to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad. Much of this is at odds with historical ... More

The Buddha SideGender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

The Buddha Side: Gender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

Alexander Soucy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835989
eISBN:
9780824871567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835989.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The most common description of the supernatural landscape in Vietnam makes a distinction between Buddhist and non-Buddhist “sides.” The “Buddha side” (ben phat) is the focus of this investigation ... More

The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine VehiclesRog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

Jose Ignacio Cabezon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199958603
eISBN:
9780199980819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958603.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The twelfth and thirteenth centuries were a time of tremendous religious efflorescence in Tibet, a period when Tibetans gained their own voice, crafting intellectual and spiritual traditions that ... More

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Edward R. Drott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851507
eISBN:
9780824868833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851507.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the shifting sets of meanings ascribed to the aged body in early and medieval Japan and the symbolic uses to which the aged body was put in the service of religious and ... More

Buddhism in a Dark AgeCambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Ian Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study of the fate of Buddhism during the communist period in Cambodia puts a human face on a dark period in Cambodia's history. It is the first sustained analysis of the widely held assumption ... More

Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Vesna A. Wallace (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume comprises fifteen chapters dedicated to the study of Buddhism among various Mongolian ethnic groups: Khalkha, Oirats/Dzungars/Kalmyks, and Buryats. It presents historical figures that ... More

Buddhist Extremists and Muslim MinoritiesReligious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

John Clifford Holt (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the historical contexts and substantive reasons giving rise to Buddhist nationalism and aggressive attacks on Muslim communities in Sri Lanka. While the rise of Buddhist ... More

Buddhist FuryReligion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Michael K. Jerryson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For many people, the concept of Buddhist violence is an oxymoron. The image of a Buddhist monk holding a handgun or the view of a militarized Buddhist monastery challenges our popular images of ... More

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