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Being Human in a Buddhist WorldAn Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Janet Gyatso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164962
eISBN:
9780231538329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores medical thought in Tibet and reveals an otherwise unnoticed intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious values in traditional Tibetan medicine. It looks at how ... More

Brains, Buddhas, and BelievingThe Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

Dan Arnold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231145473
eISBN:
9780231518215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231145473.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book looks at first-millennium Indian arguments and contemporary debates on the philosophy of mind and shows that seemingly arcane arguments among first-millennium Indian thinkers can illuminate ... More

The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of ChinaA Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Peter Schwieger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism's trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the ... More

The Gathering of IntentionsA History of a Tibetan Tantra

The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Jacob P. Dalton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Gathering of Intentions reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of an ostensibly timeless tradition. ... More

Living KarmaThe Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Beverley McGuire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168021
eISBN:
9780231537773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such ... More

The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical MonkPracticing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand

Justin McDaniel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153775
eISBN:
9780231527545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Stories centering on the lovelorn ghost (Mae Nak) and the magical monk (Somdet To) are central to Thai Buddhism. Historically important and emotionally resonant, these characters appeal to every ... More

Paving the Great WayVasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Jonathan Gold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth-fifth century ce) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahāyāna tradition, and his concise, ... More

Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Jan Kiely and J. Brooks Jessup (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in ... More

The Science of Chinese BuddhismEarly Twentieth-Century Engagements

The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Erik Hammerstrom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists embraced scientific ... More

Speaking for BuddhasScriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Speaking for Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Richard Nance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152303
eISBN:
9780231526678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay between primary source materials and subsequent interpretation, yet scholarship on Indian Buddhism has long neglected to ... More

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