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  1. Studying Buddhism in Practice

    Edited by John S. Harding

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Buddhist Thought

    A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Williams, Anthony Tribe, Alexander Wynne

    This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

    The Gandavyuha-sutra

    By Douglas Osto

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Concept of the Buddha

    Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory

    By Guang Xing

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed,...

    Published September 17th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Mahayana Buddhism

    The Doctrinal Foundations, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Williams

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of...

    Published July 11th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Skilful Means

    A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Pye

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means'...

    Published December 18th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Empty Vision

    Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism

    By David McMahan

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Visual metaphors in a number of Mahayana sutras construct a discourse in which visual perception serves as a model for knowledge and enlightenment. In the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) and other Mahayana literature, immediate access to reality is symbolized by vision and set in opposition...

    Published June 13th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Mahayana Buddhism

    The Doctrinal Foundations

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    Published June 1st 1989 by Routledge

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