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Lopez, Donald S. Jr 1952-

Works: 75 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 25,597 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Comparative studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BQ4012, 294.3923
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Most widely held works by Donald S Lopez
The story of Buddhism : a concise guide to its history and teachings by Donald S Lopez( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introduction to Buddhism by leading Buddhist scholar Donald S. Lopez Jr. offers an expert but lucid account that demystifies Buddhism and explains its practices, teachings, and schools. Blending analysis with storytelling, Lopez makes Buddhism accessible and compelling as he reveals the commonalities and differences among the major traditions. The Story of Buddhism focuses on actual lived practice and shows why Buddhism has been so appealing and helpful through many centuries and many cultures, including our own." "Lopez begins with the creation and structure of the Buddhist universe and then tells the story of the life of the Buddha, weaving a tapestry of history, legend, and doctrine (a traditional approach in Buddhist literature). He explores important concepts such as dharma - including devotional practices and techniques of meditation - and sangha - the communities of monks, nuns, and laypeople who follow the teachings of the Buddha. Finally, the author probes the meaning of enlightenment as a path to the realization of one's true nature and freedom from suffering." "Complete with a glossary, detailed index, and comprehensive bibliography, The Story of Buddhism is a presentation of the Buddhist tradition. Whether you are a praticing Buddhist, a student of world religions, or both, this concise, accessible introduction to the teachings, practices, and historical development of Buddhism is an invaluable guide that will set the standard for years to come."--Jacket
The way to freedom by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dalai Lama reveals the essence of Tibetan Buddhism to both newcomers and devotees, and discusses the tumultuous history of the Buddah's teachings in Tibet
Religions of India in practice by Donald S Lopez( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inaugural volume of Princeton Readings in Religions brings together the work of thirty scholars of the religions of India in a new anthology designed to reshape the ways in which the religious traditions of India are understood. The book contains translations of forty-five works, most of which have never before been available in a Western language. Many of these highlight types of discourse (especially ritual manuals, folktales, and oral narratives) and voices (vernacular, esoteric, domestic, and female) that have not been sufficiently represented in previous anthologies and standard accounts of Indian religions. The selections are drawn from ancient texts, medieval manuscripts, modern pamphlets, and contemporary fieldwork in rural and urban India
Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West by Donald S Lopez( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Donald Lopez provides the first cultural history of the strange encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Charting the flights of Western fantasies of Tibet and its Buddhist legacy, Lopez presents fanciful visions of Tibetan life and religion, ranging from the utopian to the demonic. He examines, among much else, the politics of the term "Lamaism," a pejorative name for Tibet's religion; the various theosophical, psychedelic, and New Age purposes served by The Tibetan Book of the Dead; the strange case of the Englishman with three eyes; and the unexpected history of the most famous of all Buddhist mantras, om mani padme hum. Throughout, Lopez demonstrates how myths of Tibet pervade both the products of pop culture and learned scholarly works
Buddhism in practice( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 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
Religions of Tibet in practice by Donald S Lopez( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions of Tibet in Practice is a landmark work, the first major anthology on the topic ever produced. It presents a stunning array of works (hagiographies, pilgrimage guides, prayers, accounts of visits to hell, epics, consecration manuals, sermons, and exorcism texts) that together offer an unparalleled view of the realities of those who have inhabited the Tibetan cultural domain over the centuries. The volume provides a wealth of voices that together lead to a new and more nuanced understanding of the religions of Tibet. The thirty-six chapters are testimony to the vast scope of religious practice in the Tibetan world, past and present, offering works heretofore unknown. The chapters are organized thematically under five headings: Accounts of Time and Place, Remarkable Lives, Rites and Techniques, Prayers and Sermons, and Dealing with Death and Other Demons. They juxtapose materials from different sects, historical periods, and geographical regions in an attempt to broaden the range of what we understand the religious practices of Tibet to encompass. Each chapter contains a translation and a substantial yet accessible introduction by a leading scholar of Tibetan religions. Religions of Tibet in Practice represents the largest sourcebook on Tibetan religions ever assembled, a work of great value to scholars, students, and general readers.--Publisher description
Religions of China in practice( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume of Princeton Readings in Religions demonstrates that the "three religions" of China--Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism (with a fourth, folk religion, sometimes added)--are not mutually exclusive: they overlap and interact with each other in a rich variety of ways. The volume also illustrates some of the many interactions between Han culture and the cultures designated by the current government as "minorities." Selections from minority cultures here, for instance, are the folktale of Ny Dan the Manchu Shamaness and a funeral chant of the Yi nationality collected by local researchers in the early 1980s. Each of the forty unusual selections, from ancient oracle bones to stirring accounts of mystic visions, is preceded by a substantial introduction. As with the other volumes, most of the selections here have never been translated before. Stephen Teiser provides a general introduction in which the major themes and categories of the religions of China are analyzed. The book represents an attempt to move from one conception of the "Chinese spirit" to a picture of many spirits, including a Laozi who acquires magical powers and eventually ascends to heaven in broad daylight; the white-robed Guanyin, one of the most beloved Buddhist deities in China; and the burning-mouth hungry ghost. The book concludes with a section on "earthly conduct."--Back cover
The Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2). The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bhagavad Gita, the Daodejing, the Bible, the Quʹran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital
The Princeton dictionary of Buddhism by Robert E Buswell( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams are also included."--Publisher's description
A modern Buddhist bible : essential readings from East and West( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes an alternative look at modern Buddhism from the perspective of prominent authors writing from 1873 to 1980, and includes biographical sketches for each entry
From stone to flesh : a short history of the Buddha by Donald S Lopez( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have come to admire Buddhism for being profound but accessible, as much a lifestyle as a religion. The credit for creating Buddhism goes to the Buddha, a figure widely respected across the Western world for his philosophical insight, his teachings of nonviolence, and his practice of meditation. But who was this Buddha, and how did he become the Buddha we know and love today?
The Tibetan book of the dead : a biography by Donald S Lopez( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead," arguing that this text gained popularity due to the human obsession with death, the Western romance of Tibet, and the manner in which Walter Evans-Wentz compiled the text in a way that reflects American religious life
The joy of living and dying in peace by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Straightforward lessons and traditional Buddhist teachings on embracing our gift of human potential, on the acceptance of death and impermanence, and on the achievement of joy, peace, and spiritual fulfullment in this lifetime."--Jacket
Buddhist hermeneutics by Donald S Lopez( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu de shi pian hui yi lun wen cong yi zhong kuan fan yi yi shang de jie shi xue kuang jia nei,Dui bu tong xing tai de fo jiao ji qi jing dian de jie shi chuan tong yu yi tan tao.Cong fo jiao zi shen de fa zhan jie duan shang lai kan,Ben shu dui yuan shi fo jiao,Bu pai fo jiao,Da cheng fo jiao ji mi cheng fo jiao jun you suo she ji,Qie han gai le yin du fo jiao,Nan chuan shang zuo bu fo jiao,Han chuan fo jiao ji zang chuan fo jiao deng bu tong yu xi de fo jiao
Buddhism & science : a guide for the perplexed by Donald S Lopez( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, both Buddhists and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed the compatibility of Buddhism and science. Their assertions have ranged from modest claims about the efficacy of meditation for mental health to grander declarations that the Buddha himself anticipated the theories of relativity, quantum physics and the big bang more than two millennia ago." "In Buddhism and Science, Donald S. Lopez Jr. is less interested in evaluating the accuracy of such claims than in exploring how and why these two seemingly disparate modes of understanding the inner and outer universe have been so persistently linked. Lopez opens with an account of the rise and fall of Mount Meru, the great peak that stands at the center of the flat earth of Buddhist cosmography - and which was interpreted anew once it proved incompatible with modern geography. From there, he analyzes the way in which Buddhist concepts of spiritual nobility were enlisted to support the notorious science of race in the nineteenth century. Bringing the story to the present, Lopez explores the Dalai Lama's interest in scientific discoveries, as well as the implications of research on meditation for neuroscience." "Lopez argues that by presenting an ancient Asian tradition as compatible with - and even anticipating - scientific discoveries, European enthusiasts and Asian elites have sidestepped the debates on the relevance of religion in the modern world that began in the nineteenth century and still flare today. As new discoveries continue to reshape our understanding of mind and matter, Buddhism and Science will be indispensable reading for those fascinated by religion, science, and their often vexed relation."--Jacket
Critical terms for the study of Buddhism by Donald S Lopez( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the 15 essays shows how a fundamental term - from art to word - illuminates the practice of Buddhism, both in traditional Buddhist societies & in the realms of modernity
The scientific Buddha : his short and happy life by Donald S Lopez( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the Scientific Buddha, "born" in Europe in the 1800s but commonly confused with the Buddha born in India 2,500 years ago. The Scientific Buddha was sent into battle against Christian missionaries, who were proclaiming across Asia that Buddhism was a form of superstition. He proved the missionaries wrong, teaching a dharma that was in harmony with modern science. And so his influence continues. Today his teaching of "mindfulness" is heralded as the cure for all manner of maladies, from depression to high blood pressure. In this potent critique, a well-known chronicler of the West's encounter with Buddhism demonstrates how the Scientific Buddha's teachings deviate in crucial ways from those of the far older Buddha of ancient India. Donald Lopez shows that the Western focus on the Scientific Buddha threatens to bleach Buddhism of its vibrancy, complexity, and power, even as the superficial focus on "mindfulness" turns Buddhism into merely the latest self-help movement. The Scientific Buddha has served his purpose, Lopez argues. It is now time for him to pass into nirvana. This is not to say, however, that the teachings of the ancient Buddha must be dismissed as mere cultural artifacts. They continue to present a meaningful challenge, even to our modern world"--
The Heart Sūtra explained : Indian and Tibetan commentaries by Donald S Lopez( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The madman's middle way : reflections on reality of the Tibetan monk Gendun Chopel by Donald S Lopez( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British troops in 1904 and by Chinese troops in 1951. Recognized as an incarnate lama while he was a child, Gendun Chopel excelled in the traditional monastic curriculum and went on to become expert in fields as diverse as philosophy, history, linguistics, geography, and tantric Buddhism. Near the end of his life, before he was persecuted and imprisoned by the government of the young Dalai Lama, he would dictate the Adornment for Nagarjuna's Thought, a work on Madhyamaka, or "Middle Way," philosophy. It sparked controversy immediately upon its publication and continues to do so today." "The Madman's Middle Way presents the first English translation of this major Tibetan Buddhist work, accompanied by an essay on Gendun Chopel's life liberally interspersed with passages from his writings. Donald S. Lopez Jr. also provides a commentary that sheds light on the doctrinal context of the Adornment and summarizes its key arguments. Ultimately, Lopez examines the long-standing debate over whether Gendun Chopel in fact is the author of the Adornment; the heated critical response to the work by Tibetan monks of the Dalai Lama's sect; and what the Adornment tells us about Tibetan Buddhism's encounter with modernity. The result is an insightful glimpse into a provocative and enigmatic work that will be of great interest to anyone seriously interested in Buddhism or Asian religions."--Jacket
In the forest of faded wisdom : 104 poems by Gendun Chopel, a bilingual edition by Dge-ʼdun-chos-ʼphel( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a culture where poetry is considered the highest form of human language, Gendun Chopel is revered as Tibet's greatest modern poet. Born in 1903 as British troops were preparing to invade his homeland, Gendun Chopel was identified at any early age as the incarnation of a famous lama and became a Buddhist monk, excelling in the debating courtyards of the great monasteries of Tibet. At the age of thirty-one, he gave up his monk's vows and set off for India, where he would wander, often alone and impoverished, for over a decade. Returning to Tibet, he was arrested by the government of the young
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The story of Buddhism : a concise guide to its history and teachings
Alternative Names
Belser, Carl W. 1952-

Donald Henry Secondine Jr.

Donald S. Lopez mladší

Donald Sewell Lopez, Jr.

Donald Sewell Lopez jr Amerikaans auteur

Donald Sewell Lopez Jr US-amerikanischer Autor und Professor für Buddhist and Tibetan Studies

Lopez, Donald.

Lopez, Donald S.

Lopez, Donald S. 1952- Jr

Lopez, Donald S. Jr

Lopez, Donald S. Jr., 1952-

Lopez, Donald Sewell 1952-

Lopez, Donald Sewell 1952- Jr

Lopez, Donald Sewell Jr., 1952-

Lopez Jr., Donald S. 1952-

로페즈, 도널드 S. 주니어 1952-


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The way to freedomReligions of India in practicePrisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the WestBuddhism in practiceReligions of Tibet in practiceReligions of China in practiceA modern Buddhist bible : essential readings from East and WestThe Tibetan book of the dead : a biography