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Narasimhananda Swami deposited Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana Daniel Boucher Book Review Prabuddha Bharata August 2014 in the group Buddhist Studies on Humanities Commons 3 days, 9 hours ago
Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana Daniel Boucher Book Review Prabuddha Bharata August 2014
Narasimhananda Swami deposited The Mahabharata / Srimad Bhagavata – in the Poet’s Own Words by Pandit A M Srinivasachariar Book Review Prabuddha Bharata June 2010 in the group Buddhist Studies on Humanities Commons 3 days, 9 hours ago
The Mahabharata / Srimad Bhagavata – in the Poet’s Own Words by Pandit A M Srinivasachariar Book Review Prabuddha Bharata June 2010
A commentary of Yinming zhenglimen lun 因明正理門論 (A Chinese translation of Nyāya-mukha) written by Gesshu 月珠 (1795-1856), a scholar priest of Shin Buddhism.
Syllabus for my course 3UU3, Buddhism in East Asia planned for Winter term 2019
This is the version of the syllabus for Asian Meditation Traditions at the end of the first term in which I offered it–Fall 2018.
James A Benn deposited Religious Studies 712 Topics in the Study of Chinese Buddhist Texts I: Translated Texts Nirvana Sutra McMaster University, Term II 2019 in the group Buddhist Studies on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
Draft version of syllabus for graduate seminar on Nirvana Sutra
This special issue of Religions of South Asia is born out of this expanding area of study and collaboration between contemporary practitioners and established academic methods of study. Most of articles in this volume were first presented at an international ‘Yoga Darśana, Yoga Sādhana’ conference hosted in Kraków, Poland in May 2016. The Krakow…[Read more]
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of meditation systems in Asia taught at McMaster University in Fall 2018
This dissertation examines the idea of ethical revaluation — taking things we normally see as good for our flourishing and seeing them as neutral or bad, and vice versa — in the Mahāyāna Buddhist thinker Śāntideva. It shows how Śāntideva’s thought on the matter is more coherent than it might otherwise appear, first by examining the consistency…[Read more]
Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory insists that valid knowledge must be derived from paradigms: sets of injunctions and social practices that lead to replicable experiences. Wilber claims that the theory still includes the essentials of premodern traditions, because the essentials of those traditions consist of a phenomenological core of practices l…[Read more]
Syllabus for a graduate seminar on Chinese Religions at McMaster University Term II 2017-2018
This dissertation considers how Tantrism, a ritual tradition vanished in India and in China, but preserved in modern Japan and Tibet, became a component of the revival of Chinese Buddhism between the two World Wars. Tantrism became appealing to revivalists who, in China’s time of internal war and foreign invasion, sought to recover this lost t…[Read more]
In this dissertation I argue that print culture acted as a catalyst for change among Buddhists in modern China. Through examining major publication institutions, publishing projects, and their managers and contributors from the late nineteenth century to the 1920s, I show that the expansion of the scope and variety of printed works, as well as new…[Read more]
Graduate seminar in Buddhist Studies at McMaster University
Tibet – end of the legend
Philosophy has long become a key term in the study of Buddhism, defining the moral and rational essence of the Buddha’s teaching, emblematic of its Indian origins. In this essay, I suggest that the relation of Buddhism and philosophy, which prior to the mid-nineteenth century was framed as the relation of the Religion of Fo to the cult of v…[Read more]
article about Mount Zhongnan in the Tang dynasty
I was hoping that someone could answer a question for me and help me out a little. I am a PhD student in Classics with very little background on Buddhism. I am preparing a series of blog posts on gods and myths related to writing in different cultures of the world and I read somewhere that the bodhisattva Manjushri is somehow…[Read more]