From the AAR’s Reading Religions: Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée Editors: Richard K. Payne, Michael Witzel Oxford Ritual Studies, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, November 2015. 448 pages. $39.95. Paperback. ISBN 9780199351589. For other formats:
We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Buddhist Studies has received permission from the editors, Ian Astley and Henrik Sørensen, to be the electronic archive for the first nine issues of Studies in Central and East Asian Religions.
The Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice conference brings together internationally recognized researchers engaged in the scientific study of mindfulness and compassion meditation with seasoned Buddhist teachers and scholars to explore the frontiers of contemplative practice.
Two new releases in the Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series are: Charles Willemen, A Collection of Important Odes of the Law: The Chinese Udānavarga The Udānavarga is a thematically organized collection of important sayings in verse form used to
The categorization of Buddhism along geo-political lines is perhaps the most common organizing principle today. It also tends to be accepted uncritically. Thus we find, without explanation, such expressions as “Indian Buddhism,” “Tibetan Buddhism,” “Chinese Buddhism,” “Burmese Buddhism,” and so on. These categories predominate not only in popular representations of Buddhism, such as the Buddhist magazines, but also in textbooks of both “world’s religions” and of Buddhism, in academic societies, and publishing, and perhaps the most durable entrenchment, in academic appointments.