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Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

These titles are published in association with the Centre for Buddhist Studies, Oxford, UK.

Founding Editors: Charles S. Prebish, Utah State University, USA and Damien Keown, Goldsmith's College, London University, UK.

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  1. Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism

    The Doctrinal History of Nirvana

    By Soonil Hwang

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Soonil Hwang studies the doctrinal development of nirvana in the Pali Nikaaya and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese aagama and its traditional interpretation. He clarifies early doctrinal developments of Nirvana and traces the word and related terms back to their original...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. How Buddhism Began

    The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings

    By Richard F. Gombrich

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began, discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Early Buddhist Metaphysics

    The Making of a Philosophical Tradition

    By Noa Ronkin

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Early Buddhist Metaphysics provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in the history of early Theravada tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratum of Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of the Pali Abhidhamma movement....

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Mipham's Dialectics and the Debates on Emptiness

    To Be, Not to Be or Neither

    By Karma Phuntsho

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    This is an introduction to the Buddhist philosophy of Emptiness which explores a number of themes in connection with the concept of Emptiness, a highly technical but very central notion in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. It examines the critique by the leading Nyingma school philosopher Mipham (...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Biographies of Rechungpa

    The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography

    By Peter Alan Roberts

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    This book traces the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the student of the famous teacher Milarepa - using rare and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how the image of both Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent fundamental transformations over a period of over three centuries. Peter Alan Roberts&...

    Published August 14th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Origin of Buddhist Meditation

    By Alexander Wynne

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Buddhist Meditation

    An Anthology of Texts from the Pali Canon

    By Sarah Shaw

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and...

    Published October 31st 2008 by Routledge

  8. Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal

    The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism

    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as...

    Published August 2nd 2006 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal: The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism
    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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