Recent acquisitions 10/2016: Buddhism


Sarah Shaw, The Spirit of Buddhist Meditation, Yale University Press 2014, DivLib classmark: 15A SHAW 1

One comment from the National Student Survey 2016 stated that we did not have enough books on Hinduism and Buddhism; or rather s/he said ‘This year [2015-16] there has also been a serious lack of books in Cambridge that are essential for the C10 Hinduism and Buddhism paper, which seems like a serious over-sight. This is across all libraries and is something that really needs to be dealt with.’ We have been trying, with the help of the lecturer in Hinduism, to fill this gap (more books will shortly be on order).

In June I drew up a list of potential books on Buddhism – some of which we then bought. The first batch of books we acquired, or us trying to act on what you said (see also You said, we did!), is listed below; however, we always welcome suggestions [needs Raven authentification] – so please suggest any books; these recommendations will be especially welcome if they are about Buddhism and Hinduism.

ANALAYO, Bhikku Compassion and emptiness in early Buddhist meditation 9781909314559 Windhorse Publications 2015 15A ANAL 1
BARASH, David P. Buddhist biology : ancient Eastern wisdom meets modern Western science 9780199985562 OUP 2014 15A BARA 1
COOK, Joanna Meditation in modern Buddhism: renunciation and change in Thai monastic life  9780521119382 Cambridge Universtiy Press 2010 15A COOK 1
LEWIS, Todd Buddhists : understanding Buddhism through the lives of believers 9780470658185 Wiley-Blackwell 2014 15A LEWI 1
SHAW, Sarah The spirit of Buddhist meditation 9780300198768 Yale University Press 2014 15A SHAW 1
SHAW, Miranda Eberle Buddhist goddesses of India 9780691168548 Princeton University Press 2006 15A SHAW 2
KIEFFER-PÜLZ, Petra Sīmāvicāraṇa : a Pali letter on monastic boundaries by King Rāma IV of Siam 9789743503993 Lumbini International Research Institute 2011 15B RAMA 1
GYATSO, Janet Being human in a Buddhist world : an intellectual history of medicine in early modern Tibet 9780231164962 Columbia University Press 2015 15H GYAT 1
MITCHELL, Donald W. & JACOBY, Sarah Buddhism : introducing the Buddhist experience [3rd Revised edition] 9780199861873 OUP 2014 15H MITC 1c



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