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Wilfrid Sellars and Buddhist Philosophy
Genealogies of Mahayana Buddhism: Emptiness, Power and the question of Origin
By: Joseph G Walser
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In a work that contributes both to a general theory of religion and power for religious studies as well as to the problem of the origin of a Buddhist movement, Walser argues that that it is the neglect of political and social power in the scholarly imagination of the history of Buddhism that has made the origins of Mahayana an intractable problem.
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Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media
Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism
By: James Stewart
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Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pali source materials do not encourage vegetarianism and most Buddhists do not practice it.
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Wilfrid Sellars and Buddhist Philosophy
Wilfrid Sellars and Buddhist Philosophy
By: Jay L. Garfield (Ed.)
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The aim of this book is to address the relevance of Wilfrid Sellars’ philosophy to understanding topics in Buddhist philosophy. While contemporary scholars of Buddhism often take Sellars as a touchstone for philosophical analysis, and while many take Sellars’ corpus as their entrée into current philosophical discourse, fewer contemporary philosophers have crossed the bridge in the other direction
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Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya of Vasubandhu (4 Vols.)  The Treasury of the Abhidharma and its (Auto) Commentary
Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya of Vasubandhu (4 Vols.) The Treasury of the Abhidharma and its (Auto) Commentary
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Vasubandhu's "Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya" (ca. 380-390), besides its culminating achievement in streamlining the overall structure of the exposition of the preceding "Abhidharma" manuals, is unmatched by any of the preceding manuals in respect of its comprehensiveness - incorporating all important Vaibhasika doctrines since the time of the Abhidharma-mahavibhasa - of its excellent skill in definition and elucidation, and of its ability to clarify the difficult points involved in doctrinal disputations. more info
Art and Landscape
Art and Landscape: Buddhist Rock Sculptures of Late Antique Swat/Uddiyana
By: Anna Filigenzi
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Archaeology has long since identified modern-day Swat (North-West Pakistan) with ancient Uddiyana, known in the past as one of the most sacred lands of Buddhism. The landscape of Swat, indeed, still bears conspicuous traces of this. The profusion and splendour of monuments, which one can still easily imagine based on the ruins, and the luxuriant beauty of the surrounding scenery provide eloquent evidence of the fascination this land held all over the ancient Buddhist world. more info
Buddha's Philosophy (Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism) s <br> By: G F Allen
Buddha's Philosophy (Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism) s
By: G F Allen
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This study, originally published in 1959, traces the origin of Buddhism in Brahmanism, and fixes its relationship to Hinduism, describing and stressing the basic importance of Buddhist contemplation. more info
Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet <br> By: Makransky
Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet
By: Makransky
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To enter the Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment is to seek both to become free from our dualistic, deluded world and to remain actively engaged in that world until all others are free How are these two apparently contradictory qualities to be embodied in the attainment of buddhahood ( How can one's present practice accomplish that? These questions underlie a millennium old controversy over buddhahood in India and Tibet that centers around a cherished text, the Abhisamayalankara. Makransky shows how the Abhisamayalamkara's composite redaction, from Abhidharma, Prajnaparamita, and Yogacara traditions permitted its interpreters to perceive different aspects of those traditions as cental in its teaching of Buddhahood.
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Buddhism Art, Architecture, Literature & Philosophy<br>By: Dr. G. Kamalakar
Buddhism Art, Architecture, Literature & Philosophy
By: Dr. G. Kamalakar
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Buddhism is one of the important religions of world. Albeit Lord Buddha was not born in Andhra Desa, but the contribution of Andhra Desa to Buddhism is not small. Famous Buddhist Stupas and Viharas as seen at Amaravati, Nagarjunakonda, Bhattiprolu, Guntupalli, Chandavaram are only a few to name in Andhra Desa. With the passing time, new discoveries on Buddhism are pouring in from different corners. more info
Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media
Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media
By: Gregory Price Grieve, Daniel Veidlinger
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Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and is present in digital media through a variety of methods including concrete case studies, ethnographic research, and content analysis, as well as interviews with practitioners and cyber-communities.
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Buddhisms and Deconstructions<br>By: Jin Y. Park (ed.)
Buddhisms and Deconstructions
By: Jin Y. Park (ed.)
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Buddhism and Deconstructions considers the connection between Buddhism and Derridean deconstruction. Fourteen distingushed contributors discuss deconstruction and various Buddhisms - Indian, Tibetan, Chinese (Chan), and Japanese (Zen) - including an afterword in which Robert Magliola responds directly to his critics.<
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Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings <br> By: William Edelglass and Jay Garfield
Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings
By: William Edelglass and Jay Garfield
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The Buddhist philosophical tradition is vast, internally diverse, and comprises texts written in a variety of canonical languages. It is hence often difficult for those with training in Western philosophy who wish to approach this tradition for the first time to know where to start, and difficult for those who wish to introduce and teach courses in Buddhist philosophy to find suitable textbooks that adequately represent the diversity of the tradition, expose students to important primary texts in reliable translations, that contextualize those texts, and that foreground specifically philosophical issues. more info
Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhist Philosophy: Losang Gonchok's Short Commentary to Jamyang Shayba's Root Text on Tenets
By: Cozort & Preston
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What are the most important points of difference between the major schools of Buddhist philosophy? This rich, medium-length survey offers a lively answer. The introduction, aimed at those new to Buddhist thought, sets up a dialogue between the schools on the most controversial topics in Buddhist philosophy.


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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 Sects and Philosophies
Buddhist Sects and Philosophies
By: Dr. Mahendra, P. Mittal
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Early Buddhism though propagated in different provincial dialects could not be appreciated by the common folk in general. The insistence on retirement from worldly life was a great handicap in the way of its popularity; it remained confined to the recluses and monasteries, and hardly reached the home and the hearth
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Buddhist Spectrum: Contributions to the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue,Marco Pallis
Buddhist Spectrum: Contributions to the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue
By: Marco Pallis
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A Buddhist Spectrum is at once one of the most readable works on Buddhism and a major work on comparative religion and living spirituality. It is the fruit of thought and meditations of a man whose authoritative exposition during several decades of religions in general and Buddhism in particular... more info
Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition
Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition (Routedge Critical Studies in Buddhism)
By: Zhihua Yao
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Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins 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
Causality and Its Application <br>By: J. L. Shaw
Causality and Its Application
By: J. L. Shaw
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Causality and Its Application: Samkhya, Bauddha and Nyaya is not only a commentary on the views of classical Indian philosophers, but also contains explanations of concepts which are indispensable for understanding metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, among many other things. more info
Companion to Buddhist Philosophy
Companion to Buddhist Philosophy
By: Steven M. Emmanuel
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"A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy" is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; not only does the Companion offer the non-specialist an in-depth introduction to the central concepts of Buddhism, it presents extensive discussions of Buddhist social and political thought, contemplative practice, issues in applied ethics, and Buddhist social activism. more info
Contemplating Reality; A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism <br> By: Andy Karr
Contemplating Reality; A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
By: Andy Karr
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This book is for intermediate and advanced Buddhist practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding by joining practice with study of traditional ideas. It introduces the reader to contemplations that investigate a series of views of reality as they evolved in the Buddhist tradition. These views are explained in plain English, with contemporary metaphors and examples to bring out their meaning for modern Buddhists. Quotations from both historical and living meditation masters and scholars are presented as examples of key principles. more info
Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems
Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought
By: Thuken Chokyi Nyima
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Thuken Chokyi Nyima's The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is the widest-ranging account of religious philosophies ever written in pre-modern Tibet. After covering the major schools of India, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, Thuken discusses in detail the entire range of Tibetan traditions, with separate chapters on the Nyingma, Kadam, Kagyu, Shiji, Sakya, Jonang, Geluk, and Bon schools. more info
Dignaga's Philosophy of Language
Dignaga's Philosophy of Language: Pramanasamuccayavrtti on Anyapoha. Part I and Part II
By: Ole Holten Pind
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The Buddhist philosopher Dignaga (around 500 CE) centers his philosophy of language on the theorem of verbal meaning as "exclusion of other referents" (anyapoha). This is the topic of the fifth chapter in his summarizing last work, the Pramanasamuccayavrtti. Since a word tells its hearer something about the object to which it refers in the same way that a logical reason tells its observer something about the object of which it is a property, Dignaga's apoha thesis is a crucial complement to his theory of inference. more info
Early Buddhism: A New Approach
Early Buddhism: A New Approach
By: Hamilton, Sue
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The I of the Beholder
Building on the author's previous published work, this book focuses on the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism, drawing out and explaining the way they relate in terms of experience. It presents a coherent picture of these issues in the context of Buddhist teachings as a whole and suggests that they represent the heart of what the Buddha taught. This book will be of primary interest to scholars working within all fields of Buddhist studies.
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Echoes From an Empty Sky
Echoes from an Empty Sky
By: John Buescher
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The doctrine of the two truths--conventional and ultimate--evolved as early Buddhists struggled to reconcile apparent contradictions within the collected sayings of the Buddha. Over time, the teachings on the two truths have taken their place at the heart of the Buddhist view of reality. Buddhist philosophers have made them central to the elaboration of an abhidharma, a "higher teaching" that explains how the mind apprehends and misapprehends the world. more info
Engaging Buddhism Why It Matters to Philosophy
Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy
By: Garfield, Jay L.
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This is a book for scholars of Western philosophy who wish to engage with Buddhist philosophy, or who simply want to extend their philosophical horizons. It is also a book for scholars of Buddhist studies who want to see how Buddhist theory articulates with contemporary philosophy. Engaging Buddhism: Why it Matters to Philosophy articulates the basic metaphysical framework common to Buddhist traditions. It then explores questions in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, epistemology, the philosophy of language and ethics as they are raised and addressed in a variety of Asian Buddhist traditions. more info
Fifth Corner of Four Graham Priest Oxford University Press
Fifth Corner of Four
by Graham Priest
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Graham Priest presents an exploration of Buddhist metaphysics, drawing on texts which include those of Nagarjuna and Dogen. The development of Buddhist metaphysics is viewed through the lens of the catuskoti. At its simplest, and as it appears in the earliest texts, this is a logical/ metaphysical principle which says that every claim is true, false, both, or neither; but the principle itself evolves, assuming new forms, as the metaphysics develops. An important step in the evolution incorporates ineffability. more info
Fundamental View: Ten Talks on the Pali Canon
Fundamental View: Ten Talks on the Pali Canon
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Fundamental View is a series of talks presented to the members of the Buddha Center in the summer and fall of 2013. Fundamental View weaves together the suttas of the Buddha into an original philosophical essay that seeks to explore early Buddhist thought by means of a close analysis of the texts, meticulously thought out yet holistically interpreted. Fundamental View explores universal underlying patterns of meaning that are difficult to discount and cast valuable light on the essential underpinnings of Buddhist spirituality. The author's point of view is open-minded yet lucidly critical and critically relevant.
Fundamental View, Alexander Duncan, Chroniker Press, Paperback, 186 pp, $14.56
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Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy in the First Millennium CE <br> By: Jan Westerhoff
Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy in the First Millennium CE
By: Jan Westerhoff
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Jan Westerhoff unfolds the story of one of the richest episodes in the history of Indian thought, the development of Buddhist philosophy in the first millennium CE. He starts from the composition of the Abhidharma works before the beginning of the common era and continues up to the time of Dharmakirti in the sixth century. This period was characterized by the development of a variety of philosophical schools and approaches that have shaped Buddhist thought up to the present day: the scholasticism of the Abhidharma, the Madhyamaka's theory of emptiness, Yogacara idealism, and the logical and epistemological works of Dinnaga and Dharmakirti. more info
Greek Buddha
Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia
By: Christopher I. Beckwith
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Greek Buddha demonstrates that through Pyrrho, Early Buddhist thought had a major impact on Western philosophy. more info
History of Buddhist Philosophy <br> By: Kalupahana, David J.
History of Buddhist Philosophy
By: Kalupahana, David J.
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Representing the culmination of Dr. Kalupahana's thirty years of scholarly research and reflection, "A History of Buddhism" provides a complete, detailed analysis of both early and later Buddhism. Part 1 is devoted to early Buddhism, Part 2 examines later Buddhism by mapping its continuities with and divergences from early Buddhist doctrine. Dr. Kalupahana illustrates the movement of some schools toward substantialism and absolutism while other schools made a persistent attempt to retain the original teachings of the Buddha. more info
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy in India and Tibet
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy in India and Tibet
By: Zabiruddin Ahmad
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This book is an in-depth study of Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet. The concentration is on ontology/epistemology and, to a somewhat lesser extent, soteriology. It is based on the writings of the Buddhist philosophers themselves, from the unknown authors of the Pali `Abhidhamma books down to the present Dalai Lama of Tibet. It takes into consideration the work of many twentieth century scholars of Buddhism in order to bring our knowledge of Buddhist philosophy up-to-date. An exhaustive index (and glossary) has been prepared in order to help the reader with the technical terms of Buddhist philosophy. more info
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy<br> By: Stephen J. Laumakis
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy
By: Stephen J. Laumakis
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In this clearly written undergraduate textbook, Stephen Laumakis explains the origin and development of Buddhist ideas and concepts, focusing on the philosophical ideas and arguments presented and defended by selected thinkers and sutras from various traditions. He starts with a sketch of the Buddha and the Dharma, and highlights the origins of Buddhism in India. He then considers specific details of the Dharma with special attention to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology, and examines the development of Buddhism in China, Japan, and Tibet, concluding with the ideas of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. In each chapter he includes explanations of key terms and teachings, excerpts from primary source materials, and presentations of the arguments for each position. His book will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in this rich and vibrant philosophy. more info
Key to Opening the Wisdom Door of Anuyoga: Exploring the One Taste of the Three Mandalas  Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and  Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Key to Opening the Wisdom Door of Anuyoga: Exploring the One Taste of the Three Mandalas
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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"By engaging the Anuyoga teachings a practitioner discovers the "three vajra states of the buddha:" (1) vajra body, (2) vajra speech, and (3) vajra mind. If we discuss the three vajra states as something external, when the form aggregate of earth is purified-along with water-that is known as the "vajra body." When fire and wind are purified, that is known as "vajra speech." And when the sky and mind are purified, that is known as "vajra wisdom mind." Having reached enlightenment through the techniques of Anuyogatantra, a practitioner achieves the very same realization and qualities of Buddha Shakyamuni, as explained in the general Mahayana teachings." Includes over 14 teachings on the Tibetan Buddhist practice and philosophy of Anuyoga taught by the Buddha, Guru Padmasambhava, and the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches. First time in English these rare, precious teachings are offered in such extensive detail. more info
Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha
Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha
By: Coomaraswamy, Ananda and I.B. Horner
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his fascinating book, the work of two distinguished scholars in the field, captures the essence of Buddha's life and teachings. Starting with a brief biography of the Buddha and an overview of his doctrine, the authors present a series of Pali texts attributed to the Enlightened One himself. Rich in parables and thought-provoking observations, the texts are thematically organized around the founder and his prophesies; training in Buddhist thought and conduct; relations with others; evolution and the unity of mankind; Buddha's teachings regarding causality, the Self, the Way, Nirvana, and other topics; and the transcendent state achieved through obedience to dharma, the cosmic order. more info
Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism <br> By: Jin Y. Park and Gereon Kopf (Editors)
Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism
By: Jin Y. Park and Gereon Kopf (Editors)
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Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism explores a new mode of philosophizing through a comparative study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and philosophies of major Buddhist thinkers such as Nagarjuna, Chinul, Dogen, Shinran, and Nishida Kitaro. Challenging the dualistic paradigm of existing philosophical traditions, Merleau-Ponty proposes a philosophy in which the traditional opposites are encountered through mutual penetration. more info
Mind and Consciousness
Mind and Consciousness
By: Jampa Pryor
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To understand the function of our mind it is necessary to study how it is defined. This is an extensive study on how and why we are able to understand. Base primarily on the Do Depa School of thought, this sets the foundation of comprehending the views on mental factors of all Buddhist Schools of thought. The topic of the mind and consciousness is an extensive discourse about the wisdom and logic behind the Buddhist conception of perception. more info
The Moon Points Back
Moon Points Back
Edited by: Koji Tanaka, Yasuo Deguchi, Jay L. Garfield, Graham Priest
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Brings together issues in Buddhist philosophy and techniques of Western logic and analytic philosophy
Contributors include both established philosophers and up-and-coming philosophers
Portrays relevance of issues in Buddhist philosophy to contemporary Western philosophy

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Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika <br> Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura
Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika
Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura
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Nagarjuna's renowned twenty seven-chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika), the definitive, touchstone presentation of the doctrine of emptiness, is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Professors Siderits and Katsura prepared this translation using the four surviving Indian commentaries in an attempt to reconstruct an interpretation of its enigmatic verses that adheres as closely as possible to that of its earliest proponents. more info
Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom: A Translation <br> By: Dennis Waller
Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom: A Translation
By: Dennis Waller
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The Tree of Wisdom by Nagarjuna is a treatise on morals and ethics written over 2,000 years ago. This commentary on moral living is very similar to other text such as the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, the Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng Ts'an, the Enchiridion by Epictetus, and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. This version has been interpreted into a more modern new age style yet it still possess the essence of the message that Nagarjuna implied. more info
Nietzsche and Other Buddhas
Nietzsche and Other Buddhas
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In Nietzche and Other Buddhas, author Jason M. Wirth brings major East Asian Buddhist thinkers into radical dialogue with key Continental philosophers through a series of exercises that pursue what is traditionally called comparative or intercultural philosophy as he reflects on what makes such exercises possible and intelligible. The primary questions he asks are: How does this particular engagement and confrontation challenge and radicalize what is sometimes called comparative or intercultural philosophy? How does this task reconsider what is meant by philosophy? The confrontations that Wirth sets up between Dogen, Hakuin, Linji, Shinran, Nietzsche, and Deleuze ask readers to think more philosophically and globally about the nature of philosophy in general and comparative philosophy in particular. He opens up a new and challenging space of thought in and between the cutting edges of Western Continental philosophy and East Asian Buddhist practice. more info
Opening the Clear Vision of the Mind Only School <br> By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and  Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Opening the Clear Vision of the Mind Only School
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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The Mahayana has seven distinct characteristics that distinguish it from the Hinayana. Here Rinpoches present these characteristics according to the teachings of Longchenpa, along with extensive commetary on the Twenty Verses of the great master Vasubandhu. Buddha Shakyamuni declared, "Oh Bodhisttvas, the three realms are nothing other than mind." The Cittamatrins use these words as their point of departure. more info
Opening the Clear Vision of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika Schools <br> By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and  Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Opening the Clear Vision of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika Schools
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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The Vaibhashikas believe that relative truth is that which can be broken down into parts, whereas ultimate truth is indivisible. The Sautrantikas accept the selflessness of persons but not the selflessness of phenomena. The Cittamatrins accept the selflessness of both self and phenomena, but believe in the true existence of mind. Finally, the Madhyamikas claim that things appear to be real and substantial, but are actually without inherent, true existence. more info
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Madhyamaka School
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Madhyamaka School
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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In this third year of our continuing investigation of Buddhist philosophy, we begin our study of Madhyamaka, the Middle Way school. Madhyamaka is a direct teaching on the essential nature, free from all extremes. It can be divided into two categories: true reality Madhyamaka and word Madhyamaka. True reality Madhyamaka is the absolute, inexpressible nature the Mother of all the Victorious Ones; word Madhyamaka describes this absolute nature. The practice of true reality Madhyamaka is divided into ground, path and fruit, whereas word Madhyamaka is divided into teachings and commentaries. The commentarial tradition is characterized by Prasangika and Svatantrika Madhyamaka, and Svatantrika itself includes the Sautrantika and Yogachara Madhyamaka schools.
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Opening the Wisdom Door of the Outer Tantras
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Outer Tantras: Refining Awareness Through Ascetic Ritual and Purification Practice
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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According to the Outer Tantras, one's own awareness known as "self-suchness" is ultimately beyond all the aggregates, beyond conceptuality, and beyond self-identity. It is free from all dualistic notions. This is the basis of visualizing oneself as the deity. If we don't maintain such a view in our practice of the tantras, we are simply imagining ourselves to be putting on the ornaments, or facade, of the deity. In other words, we are holding on to our sense of self as well as our strong emotions and limited conceptions. more info
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Rangtong and Shentong Views
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Rangtong and Shentong Views: A Brief Explanation of the One Taste of the Second and Third Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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The principal subject of the 2007 shedra is a famous text by Mipham Rinpoche entitled the Tongthun Senge Ngaro (Lion's Roar That Explains Tathagatagarbha). This treatise explores such topics as the provisional (drangdon) and definitive (ngedon) meaning of the teachings presented in the three turnings of the wheel of Dharma; the distinguishing features of the Rangtong and Shentong views; and the differences between the Prasangikas and Svatantrikas in terms of the methods they use to approach and explain the ultimate nature. Of course, the main focus of Mipham Rinpoche's work is tathagatagarbha, or buddha-nature.

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Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons
Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons, 2nd Edition
By: Mark Siderits
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Since the publication of Mark Siderits' important book in 2003, much has changed in the field of Buddhist philosophy. There has been unprecedented growth in analytic metaphysics, and a considerable amount of new work on Indian theories of the self and personal identity has emerged. Fully revised and updated, and drawing on these changes as well as on developments in the author's own thinking, Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy, second edition explores the conversation between Buddhist and Western Philosophy showing how concepts and tools drawn from one philosophical tradition can help solve problems arising in another. Siderits discusses afresh areas involved in the philosophical investigation of persons, including vagueness and its implications for personal identity, recent attempts by scholars of Buddhist philosophy to defend the attribution of an emergentist account of personhood to at least some Buddhists, and whether a distinctively Buddhist antirealism can avoid problems that beset other forms of ontological anti-foundationalism.

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Philosophy of the Buddha <br> By: Gowans, Christopher W.
Philosophy of the Buddha
By: Gowans, Christopher W.
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Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, nonattachment, and Nibbana (Nirvana). more info
Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy
Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy
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This volume collects essays by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western philosophy, with expertise in analytic philosophy and logic, as well as deep interest in Buddhist philosophy. Others have distinguished scholarly records in Buddhist Studies with strong interests in analytic philosophy and logic. more info
Rong-zom-pa's Discourses on Buddhology
Rong-zom-pa's Discourses on Buddhology
By: Orna Almogi
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A study of various conceptions of buddhahood in Indian sources with special reference to the controversy surrounding the existence of gnosis (jn~a¯-na : ye shes) as presented by the eleventh-century Tibetan scholar Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po. more info
Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy
Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy
By: Thupten Jinpa
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Thupten Jinpa explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. The work also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate that the Middle Way philosophy's de-constructive analysis does not negate the reality of the everyday world.
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Sketch of Early Buddhism  Dr. Dev Narain Yadav
Sketch of Early Buddhism
By: Dr. Dev Narain Yadav
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The early phase of Indian Buddhism comprises the period beginning with the foundation by the Buddha and ending shortly before the rise of the Mahayana to paramount position. I.e B. 500-A.D. 300. It was the edge of the formation of the Vinaya and other parts of thee Buddhist canonical literature, of great enthusiasm and zeal of the Buddhist to propagate their religion and Philosophy through various part of India and outside and of the division of the Buddhist order into several schools and sects. more info
Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner <br> Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
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Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
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Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature Douglas S. Duckworth
Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature
by Douglas S. Duckworth
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Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature offers an engaging philosophical overview of Tibetan Buddhist thought. Integrating competing and complementary perspectives on the nature of mind and reality, Douglas Duckworth reveals the way that Buddhist theory informs Buddhist practice in various Tibetan traditions. Duckworth draws upon a contrast between phenomenology and ontology to highlight distinct starting points of inquiries into mind and nature in Buddhism, and to illuminate central issues confronted in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. more info
Turning the Wisdom Wheel of the Nine Golden Chariots
Turning the Wisdom Wheel of the Nine Golden Chariots
By: Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
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Buddha Shakyamuni laid out many categories and levels of teaching according to the particular needs, desires, intelligence, and sensibilities of practitioners. In response to these differences, the Buddha gave a wide variety of teachings that were specifically suited to the unique characteristics of individuals. In this way, the Buddha skillfully ensured that all beings could benefit from the Dharma. But despite the inconceivably vast scope of these instructions, the purpose of each one is the same: to remove the obscurations and suffering of all beings and reveal our innate nature, which is the nature of everything.
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Vrttamalastuti of Jnanasrimitra with Sakyaraksita's Vrttamala(Stuti)Vivrti
Vrttamalastuti of Jnanasrimitra with Sakyaraksita's Vrttamala(Stuti)Vivrti
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The Vrttamalastuti or "Praise in the Form of a Garland of Metres Counted by Syllables" is a unique piece of literature composed by Jnanasrimitra, who taught Buddhist philosophy and other subjects at the university of Vikramasila in the first half of the eleventh century. This work illustrates 150 meters in the form of a hymn, as indicated by its title. The addressee is the Bodhisattva Manjushri. With great ingenuity, Jnanasrimitra manages to include the name of each meter in the respective stanza in such a manner that it becomes a natural part of the praise of Manjushri.

In Devanagari, with Foreword and Introductions in English. Hardcover, 187 pages.
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Walking Along the Paths of Buddhist Epistemology<br> By: Madhumita Chattopadhyay
Walking Along the Paths of Buddhist Epistemology
By: Madhumita Chattopadhyay
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The monograph highlights the philosophical arguments offered by Buddhist thinkers on different aspects of knowledge. Various aspects of Buddhist epistemology right from the basic question of what the Buddhists mean by knowledge, the varieties of knowledge according to their belief ad their explanations of the validity of knowledge are examined.
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