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Hermeneutics and Tradition in the Samdhinirmocana-sutra

By: John Powers

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2004

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 022365

ISBN: 8120819268

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 200. View more info

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

By: John Powers

Price: $34.25

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, USA, Snow Lion Publications:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037848

ISBN: 1559392827

Condition: New


This is the most comprehensive and authoritative introduction to Tibetan Buddhism available to date, covering a wide range of topics, including history, doctrines, meditation, practices, schools, religious festivals, and major figures. The revised edition contains expanded discussions of recent Tibetan history and tantra and incorporates important new publications in the field. Beginning with a summary of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and how it eventually was brought to Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric methods for personal transformation. The four main schoo... View more info

A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex and the body in Indian Buddhism

By: John Powers

Price: $51.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202107

ISBN: 819207529X

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The androgynous, asexual Buddha of contemporary popular imagination stands in stark contrast to the muscular, virile, and sensual figure presented in Indian Buddhist texts. In early Buddhist literature and art, the Buddha s perfect physique and sexual prowess are important components of his legend as the world s ultimate man. He is both the scholarly, religiously inclined brahman and the warrior ruler who excels in martial arts, athletic pursuits, and sexual exploits, the Buddha effortlessly performs these dual roles, combining his society s norms for ideal manhood and creating a powerful imag... View more info

A Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

By: John Powers

Price: $17.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications/TBI:

Seller ID: 111511

ISBN: 1559392967

Condition: New


Lucid and economical, this introductory text delivers a brisk, fast-moving survey of Tibetan Buddhism. For many years Powers's nearly 600-page Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism has served as the field's most authoritative and comprehensive overview of Tibet's distinctive Buddhist tradition. A Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism explains the core Buddhist doctrines and the practices of meditation and tantra and provides a survey of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Printed Pages: 176. View more info

The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism

By: John Powers

Price: $35.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2017

Seller ID: 112290

ISBN: 019935815X

Condition: New


The most extensive study to date of Chinese government propaganda relating to Tibet Situates the PRC's propaganda program in the larger context of its attempts to restructure all of the religions practiced in ChinaIllustrates how without its core beliefs, Buddhism can be used as part of an "ethical religion" advocating subservience to authority. Printed Pages: 384. View more info