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Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism
By: Queen, Christopher, Charles Prebish, and Damien Keown
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New Studies in Engaged Buddhism
Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West.
Sixteen new essays, including a critical introduction and conclusion, treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace walks through the minefields of South-East Asia, the future of the "untouchables" in Japan, and outreach to minorities and inmates of the criminal justice system in the West are some of the challenging topics
Altruism and Reality
Altruism and Reality: Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara
By: Williams, Paul
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This volume brings together Paul Williams's previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara. In addition, there is a much longer version of the paper 'Identifying the Object of Negation', and nearly half the book consists of a wholly new essay, 'The Absence of Self and the Removal of Pain', subtitled 'How Santideva Destroyed the Bodhisattva Path'.
American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship
By: Duncan Ryuken Williams; Christ
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This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. The academic study of Buddhism in America--including the religions of Asian immigrants and of American-born converts--is barely twenty years old, dating from the works of Charles Prebish and Emma McCoy Layman in the 1970s. A great deal has since then, prompted by new waves of refugees from Southeast Asia and Tibet and by the rising popularity of Buddhist practices in the West.
Authority of Experience: Essays on Buddhism and Psychology
By: Pickering
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Over the past few decades, Buddhism has deepened its presence in the West.  Therapists, scholars and scientists have now had extended contact with authentic teachings.  As a result, Buddhist teachings and practices are becoming integrated with those of Western psychology in  a more productive way.  At the same time, developments within and around science have open up the Western world view.
Awakening and Insight, Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy
By: Young-Eisendrath and Shoji Muramoto, ed.
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Buddhism first came to the West many centuries ago through the Greeks, who also influenced some of the culture and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has spread beyond India it has always been affected by the indigenous traditions of its new homes. When Buddhism appeared in America and Europe in the 1950s and 1960s it encountered contemporary psychology and psychotherapy, rather than religious traditions. Since the 1990s many efforts have been made by Westerners to analyse and integrate the similarities and differences between Buddhism and its therapeutic ancestors, particularly Jungian psychology.
British Empire and Tibet, 1900-1922
By: Wendy Palace
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Using official government sources, private papers and the diaries and memoirs of those involved, this book examines the impact of Younghunsband's invasion and its aftermath inside Tibet.
Buddha and Religious Diversity
Buddha and Religious Diversity
By: J. Abraham Velez de Cea
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Providing a rigorous analysis of Buddhist ways of understanding religious diversity, this book develops a new foundation for cross-cultural understanding of religious diversity in our time. Examining the complexity and uniqueness of Buddhas approach to religious pluralism using four main categories namely exclusivism, inclusivism, pluralistic-inclusivism and pluralism the book proposes a cross-cultural and interreligious interpretation of each category, thus avoiding the accusation of intellectual colonialism.

Buddhism (8-Volume Set) : Critical Concepts in Religious Studies
By: Paul Williams
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From a field primarily of interest to specialist orientalists, the study of Buddhism has developed to embrace inter alia, theology and religious studies, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology and comparative studies. There is now greater direct access to Buddhism in the West than ever before, and Buddhist studies are attracting increasing numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines, published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar.

Buddhism and Human Rights
By: Keown, Damien V., Charles S. Prebich, Wayne R. Husted
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The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intelelctual circles throughout the world, yet so far these matters have received little critical attention from students of Buddhism. The papers in this collection are an attempt to redress this deficiency. Much further reflection is needed on the many complex aspects of this topic before a consistent “Buddhist” perspective on human rights movements.
Buddhism and Violence Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia
Buddhism and Violence: Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia
Edited by: Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke
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It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western standards of ‘peaceful’ behavior. This stereotype – which may well be termed ‘positive Orientalism,’ since it is based on assumption that an ‘Oriental’ religion would be more faithful to its original non-violent teachings than Western Christianity – has been periodically challenged by enthusiastic acquiescence by monastic Buddhism to the most brutal sorts of warfare.
This volume demolishes this stereotype, and produces instead a coherent, nuanced account on the modern Buddhist attitudes towards violence and warfare, which take into consideration both doctrinal logic of Buddhism and the socio-political situation in Asian Buddhist societies. The chapters in this book offer a deeper analysis of ‘Buddhist militarism’ and Buddhist attitudes towards violence than previous volumes, grounded in an awareness of Buddhist doctrines and the recent history of nationalism, as well as the role Buddhism plays in constructions of national identity. The international team of contributors includes scholars from Thailand, Japan, and Korea.