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Beginnings of Buddhist Ethics
Beginnings of Buddhist Ethics: The Chinese Parallel to the Kutadantasutta.
By: Konrad Meisig
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Edited, translated and compared with the Pali (East Asia Intercultural Studies / Interkulturelle Ostasienstudien) more info
Bhikkhuni Patimokkha of the Six Schools <br> By: Kabilsingh
Bhikkhuni Patimokkha of the Six Schools
By: Kabilsingh
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In Vinaya Pitaka, Patimokha has been accepted as one of the oldest texts of the Buddhist canon.  Patimokkha (Skt. Pratimoksa) is a list of rules or courses of training to be observed by the bhikkhus and bhikkunis. more info
Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment
Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment
A Complete Translation of the Bodhisattvabhumi
By: Asanga
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Arya Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi, or The Stage of a Bodhisattva, is the Mahayana tradition's most comprehensive manual on the practice and training of bodhisattvas - by the author's own account, a compilation of the full range of instructions contained in the entire collection of Mahayana sutras. A classic work of the Yogacara school, it has been cherished in Tibet by all the historical Buddhist lineages as a primary source of instruction on bodhisattva ethics, vows, and practices, as well as for its summary of the ultimate goal of the bodhisattva path - supreme enlightenment. more info
Bodhisattva Precepts
Bodhisattva Precepts
By: Rulu (Translator)
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The spiritual training of a Buddhist comprises the Three Learning: precepts, meditation, and wisdom. Observance of precepts is the foundation of ones spiritual journey to Buddhahood. Classified into three clusters: restraining precepts, precepts for doing good dharmas, and precepts for benefiting sentient beings. Bodhisattva precepts are called the three clusters of pure precepts. more info
Bodhisattva Vow
Bodhisattva Vow
By: Sonam Rinchen, Geshe
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Bodhisattvas, the great beings of Mahayana Buddhism, are those who have generated bodhicitta, resolving to gain enlightenment in order to bring about lasting happiness for all living beings. This volume of oral teachings by Geshe Sonam Rinchen explains the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment and the precepts of training which accompany it. Implementing the resolve to gain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures involves engaging in the marvelous activities of Bodhisattvas.

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Buddhism and Bioethics <br>By:  Damien Keown
Buddhism and Bioethics
By: Damien Keown
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This book discusses contemporary issues in medical ethics from a Buddhist perspective. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Damien Keown shows how Buddhist ethical principles can be applied consistently to a range of bioethical problems, including abortion, embryo research, and euthanasia. more info
Buddhism Religion and Culture, Lama Gangchen
Buddhism Religion and Culture
By: Lama Gangchen
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The Buddha taught the dharma to help us escape the suffering caused by existence and to prevent us from degrading human dignity and descending into the lower realms.The dharma introduced by the Buddha holds and supports us. more info
Buddhist Conduct: The Ten Virtuous Actions<br> By: Thrangu Rinpoche
Buddhist Conduct: The Ten Virtuous Actions
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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This book is an extensive examination of how Buddhists of all traditions should conduct themselves as well as guidelines for determining if an action will lead to a positive or negative karmic result. more info
Buddhist Ethics <br> By: Saddhatissa, Hammalawa
Buddhist Ethics
By: Saddhatissa, Hammalawa
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For more than a quarter of a century those in search of an introduction to Buddhist mor"For more than a quarter of a century those in search of an introduction to Buddhist moral thought have turned and returned to this little volume" which includes "a remarkable range of information on Buddhist history, thought and practice as background for understanding the fundamental issues of Buddhist ethics." more info
Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence, M. V. Ram,
Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence
By: M. V. Ram
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The Book introduces readers to the fundamental ethics precepts of Buddhism. Buddhist ethics are significant and relevant to contemporary society, as these are not restricted to any caste,creed,race,religion and language. more info
Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction <br>By:  Damien Keown
Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
By: Damien Keown
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The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. Numerous introductory books have appeared in recent years to cater to this growing interest, but almost none devotes attention to the specifically ethical dimensions of the tradition. For various complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West. Written by Damien Keown, one of the few experts worldwide who specializes in the area, Buddhist Ethics illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of contemporary morals ranging from abortion to euthanasia, sexuality to cloning, and even war and economics. more info
Buddhist Ethics: Relevance & Impact on Contemporary Society , Suresh Kumar
Buddhist Ethics: Relevance & Impact on Contemporary Society
By: Suresh Kumar
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In this book Suresh Kumar describes the ethics for monastic life as well of the lay practitioner. he also talks about Buddhist ethics-politics an as well as economic growth. There are certain current issues like poverty and unemployment, conflict resolution, ecology and environment protection, bio-ethics, science, technology and information revolution, euthanasia. He has made a comprehensive study of Buddhist ethics that will prove useful to the reader as for the researcher. more info
Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics
Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics
By: Caroline A.F. Rhys Davids
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This volume is a translation from original Pali into English of Dhamma-Sangani, the first book of the seven books of the Ahidhamma-Pitaka. The Dhamma-Sangani is an important text of the Theravadin School of Buddhism and deals with the enumeration of the psychic and mental properties, i.e., the elements and objects of consciousness and constitutes an important work from the point of view of psychological ethics. It is a Buddhist manual of psychological ethics and provides an 'enumeration of the Dhammas'.

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Buddhist Monastic Discipline: A Study of its Origin and Development in Relation to the Sutta and Vinaya Pitaka
Buddhist Monastic Discipline: A Study of its Origin and Development in Relation to the Sutta and Vinaya Pitaka
By: Jotiya Dhirasekera
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The Buddist Monastic Order is the earliest corporate organisation in the world where within a framework of flexible organisation there was evolved anciliary bodies, riles, regulations and codes of conduct of the most minute detail.  Every aspect of a monks life, living in society and together with other monks as well as nuns, have been gone into in the ancient texts.  The author has brought to life the ancient organisational forms, rules, and codes and the methods adopted to enforce them without the charge of tyranny being levelled against the Elders.  He has shown how the Buddhist concept of ceaseless change has made inroads into the organisation and has been dextrously handled so as to safeguard the doctrine and the organisation.  The author draws extensively from the original ancient Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese texts.  This book is felt to be of great value to students of Buddhism, students of Asian History and Indologists.  This book will be of value to students of political theory whose sources have so far been confined to Geek, Roman and Sanskrit material.  it throws new light on ancient Buddhist social organisation. more info
Buddhist Monastic Discipline
Buddhist Monastic Discipline: The Sanskrit Pratimoksa Sutras of the Mahasamghikas and Mulasarvastivadins
By: Prebish, Charles S.
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Buddhist Monastic Discipline contains two significant Buddhist monastic disciplinary texts -- the Sanskrit Pratimoksa Sutras of the Mahasamghikas and Mulasarvastivadins -- for the first time translated into English. They are printed on facing pages for ease of comparison. One of the texts is that of a very early Buddhist school first appearing in the 4th century BCE, and the other is one not mentioned in the records until the 7th century CE. The contrasting texts thus highlight the development of Buddhist sectarian practices. more info
Buddhist Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon
Buddhist Precept and Practice:
Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon
By: Richard F. Gombrich
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Buddhist Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon, Richard F. Gombrich, Routledge Curzon, Paperback, 1995, 444 Pages, $47.95
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Buddhist Religions: A Historical Introduction
Buddhist Religions: A Historical Introduction (Religious Life in History)
By: Richard H. Robinson (Author), Willard L. Johnson (Contributor), Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Contributor)
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This historical introduction to Buddhism presents students with an engaging exploration of the diversity of thoughts and practices of a wide segment of followers of the Buddha. It covers five main aspects of Buddhism: ritual, devotionalism, doctrine, meditation, practice, and institutional history.

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Buddhist Vinayas: A Focus
Buddhist Vinayas: A Focus : W.R.T. Mulasarvastivada Vinaya
By: Anandamayee Ghosh
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Buddhism in India faced schism after the demise of Buddha. It has been distributed into no less than eighteen sects. A controversy remains whether all sects has separate Book(s) of discipline, Vinaya(s). According to the Chinese sources Lutsung developed and several Buddhist texts of Indian origin are preserved in Chinese translation. more info
The Buddhist World
Buddhist World
Edited by: John Powers
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The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world's great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism, the volume features thematic chapters on philosophical concepts such as ethics, as well as social constructs and categories such as community and family. The book also addresses lived Buddhism in its many forms, examining the ways in which modernity is reshaping traditional structures, ancient doctrines, and cosmological beliefs. more info
Candragomini's Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vow
Candragomin's Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vow
By: Sakya Dragpa Gyaltsen
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Candragomini's Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vow is short, clear and simple. Acharya Candragomin himself was a great Indian lay practitioner (upasaka)) of the 7th century, famous for his extensive learning and practice. The commentary to the Twenty Verses was also by a learned Tibetan lay practitioner of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism He was Sakya Dragpa Gyaltsen (1147-1216), the third son of Jetsun Kunga Nyingpo, and is believed to have been a direct disciple of Manjushri for seven lifetimes. more info
Centrality of Ethics in Buddhism: Exploratory Essays
Centrality of Ethics in Buddhism: Exploratory Essays
By: Hari Shankar Prasad
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This book, through extensive textual study, explores the Buddha's and Buddhism's uncompromising and unflinching emphasis on the centrality of ethics as against any pernicious dogmas and metaphysical beliefs, and their attempts to causally relate moral perfection to soteriological or eschatological goal. more info
Choosing Simplicity
Choosing Simplicity: A Commentary on the Bhikshuni Pratimoksha
By Bhikshuni Wu Yin
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Choosing Simplicity discusses the precepts and lifestyle of fully ordained nuns within the Buddhist tradition. The ordination vows act as guidelines to promote harmony both within the individual and within the community by regulating and thereby simplifying one's relationships to other sangha members and laypeople , as well as to possessions, food, clothing, and shelter. More than a handbook for a Buddhist monastic life, this text offers guidelines to all who wish to conduct their day-to day lives more mindfully. Those who have not chosen to dwell in a religious community still need to live peacefully with their neighbours. Being clear about boundaries, motivations, and how actions may be interpreted by others can be helpful.
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Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes
Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes, A Essential Distinctions among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems
By: Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen
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A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes presents the first English translation of the sDom gsum rab dbye, one of the most famous and controversial doctrinal treatises of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen (1182-1251), a founder of the Sakya school and one of Tibet's most learned sages, The Three Codes strongly influenced subsequent religious and intellectual traditions in Tibet - and sparked a number of long-lasting doctrinal and philosophical disputes, some of which persist today. more info
Code of Conduct for Buddhist Nuns
Code of Conduct for Buddhist Nuns (Bhikkhuni Vinaya)
By: Bhikkhuni Kusuma
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In this work is presented the rules of conduct for Buddhist nuns as enshrined in the Pali Canon; immaculately translated into English and Presented with the context by the internationally renowned pioneer of the establishment of Bhikkhuni Sasana in Sri Lanka, Ven.Bhikkhuni Dr. Kolonnawe Kusuma. It in revised by Samaneri Akincana of Germany. more info
Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics <br> By: Charles Goodman
Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics
By: Charles Goodman
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To many Westerners, the most appealing teachings of the Buddhist tradition pertain to ethics. Many readers have drawn inspiration from Buddhism's emphasis on compassion, nonviolence, and tolerance, its concern for animals, and its models of virtue and self-cultivation. more info
Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics <br> By: Charles Goodman
Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics
By: Charles Goodman
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To many Westerners, the most appealing teachings of the Buddhist tradition pertain to ethics. Many readers have drawn inspiration from Buddhism's emphasis on compassion, nonviolence, and tolerance, its concern for animals, and its models of virtue and self-cultivation. more info
Contemporary Buddhist Ethics
Contemporary Buddhist Ethics
By: Damien Keown
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This innovative volume examines a range of contemporary moral issues from a Buddhist perspective. It brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects including human rights, animal rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, and contemporary business practice, in an attempt to lay the foundations for a Buddhist response to some of the most pressing challenges of today and the next millennium. more info
Destroying Mara Forever: Buddhist Ethics Essays in Honor of Damien Keown
Destroying Mara Forever: Buddhist Ethics Essays in Honor of Damien Keown
By: John Powers
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A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The reader is provided with engaging explorations of central issues in Buddhist ethics, insightful analyses of the ways Buddhist ethical principles are being applied today in both Asian and Western countries, and groundbreaking proposals about how Buddhist perspectives might inform debates on some of the core ethical issues of the modern world, including consumerism, globalization, environmental problems, war, ethnic conflict, and inter-religious tensions. more info
Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet
Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet
By: Douglas Duckworth, Malcolm David Eckel, Jay L. Garfield, John Powers, Yeshes Thabkhas, and Sonam Thakchoe
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While a short work of only eight verses and a three-page autocommentary, the Investigation of the Percept has inspired epistemologists for centuries and has had a wide-ranging impact in India, Tibet, and China. Dignaga, one of the major figures in Buddhist epistemology, explores issues such as the relation between the mind and its percepts, the problems of idealism and realism, and the nature of intentionality in this brief but profound text. more info
Eighteenth Aspirational Vow of Buddha Amitabha<br> By: Bhikkhu Thich Tue Hai
Eighteenth Aspirational Vow of Buddha Amitabha
By: Bhikkhu Thich Tue Hai
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In Vinaya Pitaka, Patimokha has been accepted as one of the oldest texts of the Buddhist canon.  Patimokkha (Skt. Pratimoksa) is a list of rules or courses of training to be observed by the bhikkhus and bhikkunis. more info
Eighteenth Aspirational Vow of Buddha Amitabha,  Bhikkhu Thich Tue Hai
Eighteenth Aspirational Vow of Buddha Amitabha
By: Bhikkhu Thich Tue Hai
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Eighteenth Aspirational Vow of Buddha Amitabha, Bhikkhu Thich Tue Hai, Viet Nalanda Foundation, paperback, 158 pages, $0.00
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Ethics in Early Buddhism
Ethics in Early Buddhism
By: Kalupahana
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Throughout the centuries, moral philosophers have considered a permanent and eternal law a necessary requirement for the formulation of a moral principle. In contrast, early Buddhism presented a radical theory of impermanence. Interpreters of this tradition, however, have been persistent in viewing nirvana or freedom as a permanent and eternal state in contrast to the impermanent world of sensory experience and bondage. more info
Ethics of Buddhism <br>  By: Shundo Tachibana
Ethics of Buddhism
By: Shundo Tachibana
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This book, so far as can be ascertained, is the first work to be devoted entirely to the ethics of Buddhism, presenting an in-depth appraisal of the cardinal virtues of Buddhism, from self-restraint, abstinence, and contentment to gratitude, toleration and righteousness. more info
From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China
From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China
By: Gareth Fisher
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Highly readable and full of engaging descriptions of the real lives of practicing lay Buddhists in contemporary China, From Comrades to Bodhisattvas will interest specialists in Chinese Buddhism, anthropologists of contemporary Asia, and all scholars interested in the relationship between religion and cultural change. more info
Global Place, Lived Space: everyday Life in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery for Nuns in Northen India, Elles Lohuis
Global Place, Lived Space: everyday Life in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery for Nuns in Northen India
By: Elles Lohuis
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This PhD Thesis from Dr. Elles Lohuis focuses on the daily life experience in small Tibetan Buddhist monasteries for women in the remote parts of the Northern Himalayas of India. Supported by the Jamyang Foundation, an NGO founded by Venerable Prof. Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, in Dharamsala, India in 1987 these monasteries are the first of its kind to provide monastic and secular education for Tibetan Buddhist women in the Indian Himalayas. more info
Going Forth: Visions of Buddhist Vinaya <br> By: William Bodiford
Going Forth: Visions of Buddhist Vinaya
By: William Bodiford
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In its role as a scriptural charter, vinaya has justified widely dissimilar approaches to religious life as Buddhist orders in different times and places have interpreted it in contradictory ways. In the resulting tension between scripture and practice, certain kinds of ceremonial issues (such as those involving lineage, seniority, initiation, purification, repentance, visualization, vows, ordination) acquire profound social, psychological, doctrinal, and soteriological significance in Buddhism. Going Forth focuses on these issues over a wide sweep of history--from early fifth-century China to modern Japan--to provide readers with a rich overview of the intersection of doctrinal, ritual, and institutional concerns in the development of East Asian Buddhist practices. more info
Interbeing: Precepts for Everyday Living <br> By: Thich Nhat Hanh
Interbeing: Precepts for Everyday Living
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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This small book is one of the gems of spiritual literature. Thich Nhat Hanh's Buddhist precepts of acceptance, patience, and extending oneself are as necessary as rain to parceled earth. Short, sweet,and direct. . .a book to read and treasure."
Formulated bv Thich Nhat Hanh during the Vietnam War, the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing are a penetrating expression of traditional Buddhist morality coming to terms with contemporary issues. In this new third edition, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces the term "mindfulness trainings" for "precepts."
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Introduction to Buddhist Ethics
Introduction to Buddhist Ethics
By: Peter Harvey
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This systematic introduction to Buddhist ethics is aimed at anyone interested in Buddhism, including students, scholars, and general readers. Peter Harvey is the author of acclaimed Introduction to Buddhism (Cambridge, 1990), and his new book is written in a clear style, assuming no prior knowledge. At the same time it develops a careful probing analysis of the nature and practical dynamics of Buddhist ethics in both its unifying themes and in the particularities of different Buddhist traditions. more info
Lama Mipam's Commentary to Nagarjuna's Stanzas For a Novice Monk<br> By: Nagarjuna, Je TsongKhapa, Mipham
Lama Mipam's Commentary to Nagarjuna's Stanzas For a Novice Monk
By: Nagarjuna, Je TsongKhapa, Mipham
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Also Je Tsong Khapa's Essence of the Ocean of Vinaya
These two works concern the Vinaya, or system of self-discipline, which is considered of vital importance in monastic training. These texts focus on the Vinaya as it is taught to young novice monks. The first work is Nagarjuna's Stanzas for a Novice Monk, presented with a commentary by the 19ht century Nyingma lama, Jamyang Mipam Rinpoche. The second work, Essence of the Ocean of Vinaya, was composed in the 14th century by the great Je Tsong Khapa and concerns the eight fundamental categories of the pratimoksha vows.
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Mind in Harmony: The Psychology of Buddhist Ethics
Mind in Harmony: The Psychology of Buddhist Ethics
By: Subhuti
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Mind in Harmony will interest anyone who is curious to know what Buddhism has to say about the mind and how to live an ethical life. Subhuti describes the mind from the Buddhist point of view, and shows how such knowledge can help us live a more satisfactory life. This is also a handbook for those who are seriously interested in the long-established Buddhist system of "mind training," and offers some of the tools needed to construct a system of mind training for oneself. more info
Monastery Rules Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-
ModernTibet, Berthe Jansen
Monastery Rules Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibe
By: Berthe Jansen
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The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. more info
Monastic Discipline for the Buddhist Nuns
Monastic Discipline for the Buddhist Nuns
By: Hirakawa
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Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics, Daniel Cozort; James Mark Shields
Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics
By: Daniel Cozort; James Mark Shields
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The Handbook discusses the foundations of Buddhist ethics focusing on karma and the precepts looking at abstinence from harming others, stealing, and intoxication. It considers ethics in the different Buddhist traditions and the similarities they share, and compares Buddhist ethics to Western ethics and the psychology of moral judgments. The volume also investigates Buddhism and society analyzing economics, environmental ethics, and Just War ethics. more info
Path of Compassion: The Bodhisattva Precepts The Chinese Brahma's Net Sutra
Path of Compassion: The Bodhisattva Precepts The Chinese Brahma's Net Sutra
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This new and moving translation of the Brahma's Net Sutra also includes translations of ancillary materials not previously available. Translated and introduced by the well-known teacher and author Martine Batchelor, this should become a classic for all those who aspire to the compassion of the Buddha. more info
Perfect Conduct
Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows
By: Dudjom Rinpoche
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“This book...fulfills a crucial need for serious students of Buddhism... At last we have a handbook in English that explains the full code of discipline [pratimoksa, bodhisattva, and tantric vows]...along with an elucidation of...philosophical principles and historical background.”—from the preface by Tulku Thondup more info
A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion
Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion
By: Matthieu Ricard
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Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire. He chronicles the appalling sufferings of the animals we eat, wear, and use for adornment or "entertainment," and submits every traditional justification for their exploitation to scientific evidence and moral scrutiny. What arises is an unambiguous and powerful ethical imperative for treating all of the animals with whom we share this planet with respect and compassion. more info
Profound View, Fearless Path, Dzogchen Ponlop
Profound View, Fearless Path
By: Dzogchen Ponlop
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"The reason someone who take the Bodhisattva Vow is fit to be called a Bodhisattva is that simply taking the vow involves a tremendous amount of courage. You are accepting as your own individual responsibility the welfare and the eventual awakening of an inconceivable, possibly infinite, number of beings." more info
Rules for Nuns   Ann Heirmann
Rules for Nuns According to the Dharmaguptakavinaya (3 Vols)
By: Ann Heirmann
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'The Discipline in Four Parts'
The present work provides the first complete annotated translation into English of the Chinese version of the bhiksunivibhanga of the Dharmaguptakavinaya. This vinaya laid the foundation of Chinese monastic life. As the Dharmaguptakavinaya came into being in symbiosis with other vinaya traditions, a comparison is made with these other traditions on important issues.
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Sisters in Solitude: Two Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women
Sisters in Solitude: Two Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women
By: Karma Lekshe Tsomo
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Provides the first English translation of the Tibetan and Chinese texts on monastic discipline for Buddhist nuns and presents a comparative study of the two texts. An important contribution for studies of women's history, feminist philosophy, women's studies, women in religion, and feminist ethics. more info
Survey of Vinaya Literature
Survey of Vinaya Literature
By: Prebish
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This book is the most important research tool for vinaya studies now available.  The work covers both primary and secondary sources in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese as well as modern language sources in English, French, German and recent Japanese studies.  The survey is thorough and attempts not to omit any major studies. more info
Sutra on Upasaka Precepts <br> By: Shih Heng-ching, Bhiksuni
Sutra on Upasaka Precepts
By: Shih Heng-ching, Bhiksuni
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The Upasakasila-sutra (Yu-p'o-sai-chieh ching) is a sutra that sets forth the moral code to be observed by lay followers of Buddhism.
The Upasakasila-sutra is also known as the Sujata-sutra (Shansheng ching) because Sujata is the main character of the sutra.
As its title indicates, the Upasakasila-sutra comprehensively elucidates the content, practice, and essence of the moral code to be observed by lay bodhisattvas.
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Taking the Bodhisattva Vow, Bokar Rinpoche
Taking the Bodhisattva Vow
By: Bokar Rinpoche
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In this work, Bokar Rinpoche gives us a clear presentation of the Bodhisattva vow, its nature, and its implications. We learn of aspiring and realizing Bodhicitta (mind of awakening) and of the various stages of the Bodhisattvas and their activity. Bokar Rinpoche explains how to take the vow, the commitments, the precepts, and how to purify ourselves if we break the Bodhisattva vow. more info
Tantric Ethics, An Explanation of the Precepts for Buddhist Varjayana Practice <br> By: Tsongkhapa
Tantric Ethics, An Explanation of the Precepts for Buddhist Varjayana Practice
By: Tsongkhapa
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Central to Buddhism of Tibet are the esoteric techniques of the tantric, or Vajrayana, tradition. These practices involve recitation of mantra and complex visualizations and are passed from teacher to student during sacred initiation ceremonies. Tantra constitutes the fabric of a Tibetan Buddhist's daily practice, but cannot be succesful without adherence to the tantric precepts, the code of ethical behavior for aspirants on the Vajrayana path. The tantric vows are the highest of the three complementary sets of vows in Tibetan Buddhism, following the Pratimoksha (monastic) and Mahayana vows.
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Excellent Vessel of Ambrosia
The Excellent Vessel of Ambrosia: A Commentary on the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas
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Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu provides us with practical guidelines to cultivate the stages of the Buddhist path--from the fundamental contemplations to advanced mind training exercises and meditation. more info
The Nature of Buddhist Ethics
The Nature of Buddhist Ethics
By: Damien Keown
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In this book the author considers data from both early and later schools of Buddhism in an attempt to provide an overall characterization of the structure of Buddhist ethics. more info
Three Buddhist Vows: Vinaya, Bodhicatta & Mantrasanvar
Three Buddhist Vows: Vinaya, Bodhicatta & Mantrasanvar
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In Vinaya Pitaka, Patimokha has been accepted as one of the oldest texts of the Buddhist canon.  Patimokkha (Skt. Pratimoksa) is a list of rules or courses of training to be observed by the bhikkhus and bhikkunis. more info
Three-Vow Theories in Tibetan Buddhism
Three-Vow Theories in Tibetan Buddhism: A Comparative Study of Major Traditions from the Twelfth through Nineteenth Centuries
By: Jan Ulrich Sobisch
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Since the 12th century, a central feature of Buddhism in Tibet was its
harmonizing of tantric practice with the moral codes of monastic
discipline and Bodhisattva altruism. All masters maintained the
vajrayana or tantric path to be superior to the two lower codes, but
they described this superiority differently. In the present study,
Jan-Ulrich Sobisch explores for the first time in detail the three main
strategies maintained by the oldest Tibetan schools for explaining the
relations of the three codes.
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Tibetan Vinaya: Guide to Buddhist Conduct <br> By: Thrangu Rinpoche
Tibetan Vinaya: Guide to Buddhist Conduct
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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Traditionally the Buddhist teachings are divided into three major divisions: the Sutras, the Vinaya, and the Abhidharma. The Vinaya are the discourses of the Buddha on the conduct of the monks and nuns and also lay persons. more info
Treasury of Knowledge, Book 5: Buddhist Ethics <br> By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
Treasury of Knowledge, Book 5: Buddhist Ethics
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
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Jamgon Kongtrul's monumental Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Treasury of Knowledge) contains a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. Buddhist Ethics is the fifth part of that work and considered by many scholars to be its heart. more info
Vinaya Texts, Vol. I-III, Translated from Pali by T. W. Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg, Sri Satguru Publications
Vinaya Texts, Vol. I-III
By: Rhys Davids T. W. and Hermann Oldenberg,
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Volume I: The Patimokkha, The Mhavagga I-IV;
Volume II: The Mahavagga V-X, The Kulavagga I-III;
Volume III: The Kulavagga IV-XII
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Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics <br> By: Susanne Mrozik
Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics
By: Susanne Mrozik
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Virtuous Bodies breaks new ground in the field of Buddhist ethics by investigating the diverse roles bodies play in ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus Buddhist literature contains descriptions of living beings that stink with sin, are disfigured by vices, or are perfumed and adorned with virtues. Taking an influential early medieval Indian Mahayana Buddhist text Santideva's Compendium of Training (Siksasamuccaya) -as a case study, Susanne Mrozik demonstrates that Buddhists regarded ethical development as a process of physical and moral transformation.
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Vows of the Three Vehicles
Vows of the Three Vehicles: How to Train in the Vows of Buddhist Practice
By: Phagmodrupa, Jigten Sumgon
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The public teachings of Jigten Sumgon (1143-1217), the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, are a source of wisdom. He not only explains the pure offering and pure dedication, the philosophical main features of the Kagyu school, and the four yogas of the Mahamudra tradition but also the vajra body, the practice of channels, chakras, and winds, the responsibility of the disciple, and much more. more info