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Third Series Number 4
Fall 2002

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Two Special Sections on Buddhism and Cognitive Science and
Visions and Visualization: Buddhist Praxis on the Silk Road

Special Section on "Buddhism and Cognitive Science"

  • Buddhism and Cognitive Science: Contributions to an Enlarged Discourse, Symposium Proceedings by Richard K. PAYNE [ download the article ]

  • A Science of Consciousness: Buddhism (1), the Modern West (0) by B. Alan WALLACE [ download the article ]

  • "How do I know thee? Let me count the ways": Meditation and Basic Cognitive Processes Eleanor ROSCH [ download the article ]

  • Studying "No Mind": The Future of Orthogonal Approaches by Steven A. TAINER [ download the article ]

  • Cognitive Theories of Ritual and Buddhist Practice: An Examination of Ilkka Pyysiäinen’s Theory by Richard K. PAYNE [ download the article ]

Special Section on "Visions and Visualization: Buddhist Praxis on the Silk Road"

Articles and Translations

  • The Idea of the Last Dharma-age in Shinran's Thought (Part 2) by Kyoshin Asano [ download the article ]

  • Rennyo's Theory on Amida Buddha's Name:A Comparison with Shinran (Part 2) by Koju FUGEN [ download the article ]

  • An Examination of the Historical Development of the Concept of Two Aspects of Deep Belief (Part 2) by Ryosho Yata [ download the article ]

  • Pure Land Buddhism in China: A Doctrinal History, Chapter Five: The Early Pure Land Faith: Southern China, and Chapter Six: The Early Pure Land Faith: Northern China by Shinko MOCHIZUKI, Leo M.PRUDEN,Translator [ download the article ]

Book Reviews
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  • Judith Simmer-Brown, Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism by Susan M. ABBOTT

  • Marcia Binder Schmidt, Compiled and Edited, The Dzogchen Primer: Embracing the Spiritual Path According to the Great Perfection by Randall STUDSTILL

  • James W. Heisig, Philosophers of Nothingness: An Essay on the Kyoto School by Peter SUARES

  • Richard M. Jaffe, Neither Monk nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism by Kanjo ASUKA

Notes and News

  • BDK English Tripitaka Series: A Progress Report [ download ]