Modern Buddhist Bible #
Modern Buddhist Bible # by Donald S. Lopez
Book DescriptionThe first book to bring together the key texts of modern Buddhism In the last hundred years, the world, especially the West, has increasingly embraced the teachings of Buddhism. "A Modern Buddhist Bible" is the first anthology to bring together the writings from Buddhists, both Eastern and Western, that have redefined Buddhism for our era. Forging a universal doctrine from the divergent traditions of China, Sri Lanka, Japan, Burma, Thailand, and Tibet, the makers of modern Buddhism saw it as a return to the origin, as renowned scholar Donald Lopez shows. Modern Buddhism is for them a homeward journey to the vision of Buddha himself. Putting far more stress on meditation and spirituality than on ritual and relics, it embraces the ordination of women and values of science, social justice, tolerance, and individual freedom. "A Modern Buddhist Bible" includes writing by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, T'ai Hsu, Cheng Yen, Shaku Soen, D. T. Suzuki, Alan Watts, Gary Snyder, Shunryu Suzuki, and others who have played a role in the rich and complex movement that fused Eastern insight with Western consciousness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807012437
(203mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald S. Lopez
Dispelling the Darkness, Hardback (April 2017)
In a remote Himalayan village in 1721, the Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri wrote a treatise in classical Tibetan intended to refute key Buddhist doctrines and dispel the darkness of idolatry from Tibet. Dispelling the Darkness provides extended excerpts from this unfinished masterpiece and a full translation of a companion work.
Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhism, Paperback (June 2015)» View all books by Donald S. Lopez
First published in 1844, and it was read by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in Germany and Emerson and Thoreau in America. Reintroducing Burnouf to a new generation of Buddhologists, Buffetrille and Lopez have revived a seminal text in the history of Orientalism. It provides a view of how the Buddhism religion was understood in the nineteenth century.
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Author Biography - Donald S. Lopez
Donald S. Lopez, Jr. is professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at the University of Michigan. His most recent books are "The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to Its History and Teachings" and "Prisoners of Shangri-La."
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