The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Third Series, No. 9, has been published. This is a special issue guest edited by Leslie Kawamura and Sarah Haynes, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary.

The contents of the issue are:

  • Yakupitiyage Karunadasa: “The Unanswered Questions: Why were They Unanswered? A Re-examination of the Textual Data”
  • Charles S. Prebish: “The Role of Prātimoká¹£a Expansion in the Rise of Indian Buddhist Sectarianism”
  • Tom J.F. Tillemans: “Transitivity, Intransitivity, and tha dad pa Verbs in Traditional Tibetan Grammar”
  • Shoryu Katsura: “How Did the Buddhists Prove Something? The Nature of Buddhist Logic”
  • Hillary Rodrigues: “An Instance of Dependent Origination: Are Krishnamurti’s Teachings Buddhadharma?”
  • Paul Williams: “Christina ‘the Astonishing’ Meets the Tibetans Returning from the Beyond: A Case of Mutual Recognition?”
  • Michael Hahn: “Striving for Perfection: On the Various Ways of Translating Sanskrit into Tibetan”
  • Charles Willemen: “The Buddhist Pratimālaká¹£aṇa: ‘Defining the Image'”
  • John Clifford Holt: “Mythologies of Bosat Viṣṇu”
  • John Harding: “Expanding Notions of Buddhism: Influences Beyond Meiji Japan”
  • Ineke Van Put: “The Names of Buddhist Hells in East Asian Buddhism”
  • Eva Neumaier: “The Cult of Amitābha and the Apotheosis of the Tibetan Ruler”
  • K.L. Dhammajoti: “Ä€kāra and Direct Perception (Pratyaká¹£a)”
  • Richard K. Payne: “Aparimitāyus: ‘Tantra’ and ‘Pure Land’ in Medieval Indian Buddhism?”

The issue also includes two book reviews:
Helen J. Baroni, Iron Eyes: The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Tetsugen Dōkō
reviewed by Daniel Friedrich
John Jørgensen, Inventing Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch’an
reviewed by Henrik Sørensen

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We wish to express our deep appreciation to BDK America for supporting this publication.

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