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Buddhism in Practice: Abridged Edition

Buddhism in Practice: Abridged Edition

by Donald S. Lopez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691129681

ISBN-13: 9780691129686

Pub. Date: 03/05/2007

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts—each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator.

These unusual sources provides the reader

Overview

This anthology, first published in 1995, illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present. Re-released now in a slimmer but still extensive edition, Buddhism in Practice presents a selection of thirty-five translated texts—each preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator.

These unusual sources provides the reader with a sense of the remarkable diversity of the practices of persons who over the course of 2,500 years have been identified, by themselves or by others, as Buddhists. Demonstrating the many continuities among the practices of Buddhist cultures widely separated by both history and geography, Buddhism in Practice continues to provide an ideal introduction to Buddhism and a source of new insights for scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691129686
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/05/2007
Series:
Princeton Readings in Religions Series
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
962,837
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Princeton Readings in Religions, v,
Note on Transliteration, vii,
Contents by Vehicle, xi,
Contents by Country, xiii,
List of Contributors, xv,
Introduction • Donald S. Lopez, Jr., 3,
Buddha,
1. A Hymn of Praise to the Buddha's Good Qualities • Paul J. Griffiths, 39,
2. Consecrating the Buddha • Donald K. Swearer, 50,
3. Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha • Daniel Boucher, 59,
4. Reading Others' Minds • Carl Bielefeldt, 69,
5. The Prayer of the Original Buddha • Matthew Kapstein, 80,
6. Myoe's Letter to the Island • George J. Tanabe, Jr., 88,
7. The Tathagatagarbha Sutra • William H. Grosnick, 92,
8. Gotami's Story • Jonathan S. Walters, 107,
9. A Prayer for the Long Life of the Dalai Lama • Donald S. Lopez, Jr., 133,
10. Chinese Women Pilgrims' Songs Glorifying Guanyin • Chün-fang Yü, 139,
Dharma,
11. A Discussion of Seated Zen • Carl Bielefeldt, 147,
12. The Way to Meditation • Donald K. Swearer, 157,
13. Original Enlightenment Thought in the Nichiren Tradition • Jackie Stone, 166,
14. A Prophecy of the Death of the Dharma • Jan Nattier, 179,
15. The Book of Resolving Doubts Concerning the Semblance Dharma • Kyoko Tokuno, 187,
16. Eschatology in the Wheel of Time Tantra • John Newman, 202,
17. Atisa's A Lamp for the Path to Awakening • Ronald M. Davidson, 208,
18. The Advice to Layman Tundila • Charles Hallisey, 220,
19. The Legend of the Iron Stupa • Charles Orzech, 232,
20. Two Tantric Meditations: Visualizing the Deity • Luis O. Gómez, 236,
21. The Story of the Horn Blowing • Todd T. Lewis, 246,
22. On Becoming a Buddhist Wizard • Patrick Pranke, 255,
23. Pure Land Buddhist Worship and Meditation in China • Daniel B. Stevenson, 271,
24. A Modern Sermon on Merit Making • Donald K. Swearer, 293,
25. Auspicious Things • Charles Hallisey, 296,
26. Tales of the Lotus Sutra • Daniel B. Stevenson, 311,
Sangha,
27. Daily Life in the Assembly • T. Griffith Foulk, 339,
28. Deaths, Funerals, and the Division of Property in a Monastic Code • Gregory Schopen, 357,
29. A Rite for Restoring the Bodhisattva and Tantric Vows • Donald S. Lopez, Jr., 387,
30. Awakening Stories of Zen Buddhist Women • Sallie King, 397,
31. Atisa's Journey to Sumatra • Hubert Decleer, 409,
32. Bimba's Lament • Donald K. Swearer, 419,
33. Hagiographies of the Korean Monk Wonhyo • Robert E. Buswell, Jr., 431,
34. Buddhist Chaplains in the Field of Battle • Sybil Thornton, 441,
35. Death-Bed Testimonials of the Pure Land Faithful • Daniel B. Stevenson, 447,
Index, 459,

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