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Buddhism books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Buddhism category. Presented with a red border are the Buddhism books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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The Dharma of the Princess Bride What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships by Ethan Nichtern The Dharma of the Princess Bride What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships

Humorous yet spiritually rigorous in the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Taoof Pooh, drawing from pop culture and from personal experience, The Dharma of The Princess Bride teaches us how to understand and navigate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Changing Minds Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet in Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins by Guy Newland Changing Minds Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet in Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa A New Translation by Tsangnyon Heruka, Christopher Stagg The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa A New Translation
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Awakening Loving-Kindness by Pema Chodron Awakening Loving-Kindness


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhism A Comprehensive Guide to Buddhist History, Philosophy and Practice, Magnificently Illustrated with More Than 500 Photographs by Ian Harris The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhism A Comprehensive Guide to Buddhist History, Philosophy and Practice, Magnificently Illustrated with More Than 500 Photographs

Provides a general introduction to Buddhist philosophy, from the life and teachings of the Buddha in the 5th century BCE to modern-day interpretations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Hyecho's Journey The World of Buddhism by Donald S. Lopez Jr Hyecho's Journey The World of Buddhism

In the year 721, a young Buddhist monk named Hyecho set out from the kingdom of Silla, on the Korean peninsula, on what would become one of the most extraordinary journeys in history. Sailing first to China, Hyecho continued to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Tiny Buddha Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions by Lori (Lori Deschene) Deschene Tiny Buddha Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Questions in the Sand Buddhist Questions and Answers by David Brazier Questions in the Sand Buddhist Questions and Answers


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Coming Soon

Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity by Juliane Schober Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

Although recent scholarship has shown that the term 'Theravada' in the familiar modern sense is a 19-20th century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Buddhism Buddhism by Donald S. (University of Michigan) Lopez The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Buddhism Buddhism

A major landmark of religious publishing and one to be widely welcomed. -William Dalrymple, New York Times
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Anarchy in the Pure Land Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism by Justin (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami) Ritzinger Anarchy in the Pure Land Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism
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Anarchy in the Pure Land shows that the modern Chinese reinvention of cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, functioned as an important site for articulating a Buddhist vision of modernity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers by Norman H. Rothschild Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Wu Zhao (624-705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, is the only woman to have ruled China as emperor over the course of its 5,000-year history. How did she-in a predominantly patriarchal and androcentric society-ascend the dragon throne?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Art of Stopping Time by Pedram Shojai The Art of Stopping Time

A frantic world . . . or a frantic mind?Time can often feel scarce, but what if we had the power to stop it? The New York Times Bestselling author Pedram Shojai reveals what it takes to stop time ....
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Landscape, Ritual and Identity Among the Hyolmo of Nepal The Buddha and the Drum by Davide Torri Landscape, Ritual and Identity Among the Hyolmo of Nepal The Buddha and the Drum

Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation among the Hyolmo of Nepal, their religious life in the villages and in the urban context, this book addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface and their dynamics of change, mutual appropriations and negotiations over time. An...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight T'ien-t'ai Chih-i's Mo-ho chih-kuan, 3 Volume Set by Paul L. Swanson Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight T'ien-t'ai Chih-i's Mo-ho chih-kuan, 3 Volume Set

The Mo-ho chih-kuan by T'ien-t'ai Chih-I is among the most influential treatises in the long history of Buddhist scholarship. It is known for its brilliant insights and its systematic and comprehensive treatment of the Buddhist tradition. This volume presents the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

American Society in the Buddhist Mirror by Joseph B. Tamney American Society in the Buddhist Mirror

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Touching The Infinite A New Perspective on the Buddha's Four Foundations of Mindfulness by Rodney Smith Touching The Infinite A New Perspective on the Buddha's Four Foundations of Mindfulness


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Sword of Zen Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie by Peter Haskel Sword of Zen Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie

Takuan Soho's (1573-1645) two works on Zen and swordsmanship are among the most straightforward and lively presentations of Zen ever written and have enjoyed great popularity in both premodern and modern Japan.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Buddhism and the Political Organisation and Participation in the Theravada Moral Universe by Matthew J. Walton Buddhism and the Political Organisation and Participation in the Theravada Moral Universe

Walton argues that there is a fundamental ambivalence in Buddhist thought towards the legitimacy of mass participation in politics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

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Approaching the Buddhist Path by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron Approaching the Buddhist Path
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh by Thich Nhat Hanh The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Buddhism 101 From Karma to the Four Noble Truths, Your Guide to Understanding the Principles of Buddhism by Adams Media Buddhism 101 From Karma to the Four Noble Truths, Your Guide to Understanding the Principles of Buddhism

Continuing the success of the 101 series, Buddhism 101 delivers readers a clear and straightforward explanation of Buddhism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Waking, Dreaming, Being Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy by Evan Thompson Waking, Dreaming, Being Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind, casting new light on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality The Buddha's Children by Alexander von Gontard Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality The Buddha's Children

This book explores the spirituality and religiosity of children and adolescents through the language, thought and imagery of Buddhism. Drawing on his experience working with children in therapeutic practice, the author sets manifestations of spirituality in childhood, such as awe...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

Dharma of Dogs Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers by Tami Simon Dharma of Dogs Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Genshin's Ojoyoshu and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan by Robert F. Rhodes Genshin's Ojoyoshu and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

The Ojoyoshu, written by the monk Genshin (942-1017), is one of the most important texts in the history of Japanese religions. It is the first comprehensive guide to the doctrine and practice of Pure Land Buddhism written in Japan and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Directly Actualize Buddahood by Venerable Master Miao Tsan Directly Actualize Buddahood

The fourth book in a series by Miao Tsan, Directly Actualize Buddhahood presents the universal path of wisdom and light in the context of religion. Religion is the container of ancient knowledge; it constitutes the understanding of life's fulfillment. However,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Buddhism by WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Buddhism

This innovative new book on Buddhism provides essential support for the new specification being taught from September 2016. It guides you through every step of the new course and helps you thoroughly prepare for your exams.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2017

The Original Buddhist Psychology What the Abhidharma Tells Us About How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life by Beth Jacobs The Original Buddhist Psychology What the Abhidharma Tells Us About How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism by Youru Wang Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism

The Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, schools, texts, vocabularies, doctrines, rituals, temples, events, and other practices.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Wisdom Chapter Jamgon Mipham's Commentary on the Ninth Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Jamgon Mipham The Wisdom Chapter Jamgon Mipham's Commentary on the Ninth Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva


Format: Hardback - Released: 13/06/2017

The Buddha's Dream of Liberation Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature by James William Coleman, Reb Anderson The Buddha's Dream of Liberation Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature
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Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2017

Wisdom of the Mountains Buddhism of Tibet and the Himalaya by Wisdom of the Mountains Buddhism of Tibet and the Himalaya


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2017

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