New publication on Pure Land Buddhism
M. Editor | April 8, 2019
A new anthology of Pure Land texts and commentaries, edited by Georgios T. Halkias and Richard K. Payne, has been published by the Univeristy of Hawai’i Press.
This diverse anthology of original Buddhist texts in translation provides a historical and conceptual framework that will transform contemporary scholarship on Pure Land Buddhism and instigate its recognition as an essential field of Buddhist studies. Traditional and contemporary primary sources carefully selected from Buddhist cultures across historical, geopolitical, and literary boundaries are organized by genre rather than chronologically, geographically, or by religious lineage—a novel juxtaposition that reveals their wider importance in fresh contexts. Together these fundamental texts from different Asian traditions, expertly translated by eminent and up-and-coming scholars, illustrate that the Buddhism of pure lands is not just an East Asian cult or a marginal type of Buddhism, but a pan-Asian and deeply entrenched religious phenomenon.
Visit the Univeristy of Hawai’i Press for more information.
2019 Graduation and Commencement
On Friday, May 24, 2019, the faculty, trustees, students and friends of the Institute of […]Read More
Religions: Buddhism in the United States and Canada
For the last year, IBS Dean Scott Mitchell has served as a guest editor for […]Read More
2019 Graduate Student Symposium Call for Papers
The Science and Technology of Buddhism Call for Papers Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2019 […]Read More