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1 Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
A Study of Svatantrika
Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications/TBI; New Delhi, India; 1987; 1559394552 / 9781559394550; Softcover; New; 
A Study of Svatantrika represents an important contribution to our understanding of Madhyamika philosophy in India and Tibet. The Madhyamika is considered to have two subschools, Svatantrika and Prasa?gika. The Prasa?gika school of Candrakirti is better known than Svatantrika, in part because the major Svatantrika texts are preserved only in Tibetan translation. The Svatantrikas, however, made important contributions to Buddhist philosophy in their expositions of the nature of reality, the role of reasoning in the process of enlightenment, and in their delineations of the paths to nirvana. The synthesis of Yogacara and Madhyamika philosophy by the Svatantrika master Santarak?ita represents the final development of Buddhist thought in India. In Tibet, Svatantrika was the first Indian Buddhist school to gain currency, prior to the translation of the works of Candrakirti into Tibetan. In preparing this Study of Svatantrika, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. consulted the major Indian works of the Svatantrikas, figures central to the development of Buddhist thought in India such as Bhavaviveka, Jñanagarbha, Santarak?ita, and Kamalasila, and analyzed a number of Tibetan expositions of Svatantrika. The result is the most extensive examination of this influential school available in the West. Printed Pages: 483. 111486

Price: 38.00 USD
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2 Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (ed.)
Buddhism in Practice
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1998; 8121508320 / 9788121508322; First Indian Edition; Hardbound; New; New; 
The anthology illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present, by presenting a selection of forty-eight translated texts including hagiographies, monastic rules, pilgrimage songs, apocryphal sutras, and didactic tales from India, China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma. Most of these pieces have never before been translated into a Western language, and each is preceded by a substantial introduction by its translator. Together they are designed to do nothing less than reshape the way in which Buddhism is understood. These unusual sources provide the reader with a sense of the remarkable diversity of the practices of persons who over the course of 2,500 years have been identified, by themselves or by others, as Buddhists. In this rich variety there are often contradictions, such that the practices of one Buddhist community might seem strange or unfamiliar to another. At the same time, however, there is evidence here of many continuities among the practices of Buddhist cultures widely separated by both history and topography. From "A Hymn of Praise to the Buddha's Good Qualities" through "On Becoming a Buddhist Wizard" to "Death-Bed Testimonials of the Pure Land Faithful," the selections here are an ideal introduction to Buddhism and a source of new insights for scholars. Printed Pages: 624. 015673

Price: 18.95 USD
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3 Tenzin Gyatso (the Fourteenth Dalai Lama); Translated and Introduced By Donald S. Lopez, Jr. With Jeffrey Hopkins
Opening the Eye of New Awareness
Wisdom Publications; Boston, USA; 1999; 0861711556 / 9780861711550; First Edition; Paperback; Brand New; 
Opening the Eye of New Awareness is a succinct, thorough overview of the doctrines of Buddhism as they have been practiced for a thousand years in Tibet. The Dalai Lama here discusses the need for religious practice and the importance of kindness and compassion. Originally written for Tibetan lay people, this was the Dalai Lama's first book on Buddhist philosophy to appear in English, and Prof. Lopez's new introduction places these teachings in their proper historical context. This is an invaluable handbook for both personal use and academic study of the Buddhist path. Written for both Tibetan and Western readers, OPENING THE EYE OF NEW AWARENESS is the Dalai Lama's first religious work. It is not an edited transcript of public lectures, but is His Holliness' own summation of Buddhist doctrine and practice. Completed in 1963, just four years after his escape from Tibet and four years after completing his religious education, it is a work of consummate scholarship by a 27 year-old geshe, wise beyond his years. Nowhere in his many subsequent works does one find a more clear and concise exposition of the essentials of Buddhist thought. Indeed, all of His Holiness' many publications are in some sense commentaries on this first book. Printed Pages: 160. 018828

Price: 14.95 USD
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4 Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (ed.)
Religions of India in Practice
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1998; 81-215-080-2; First Indian Edition; Hardbound; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 672. 001664

Price: 19.95 USD
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5 Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (ed.)
Religions of Tibet in Practice
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1998; 8121508223 / 9788121508223; First Indian Edition; Hardbound; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 572. 032453

Price: 17.95 USD
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6 Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
The Heart Sutra Explained: Indian and Tibetan Commentaries
Sri Satguru Publications; New Delhi, India; 8170302382 / 9788170302384; New; New; 
034077

Price: 7.25 USD
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