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Paine, Jeffery 1944-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 4,501 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jeffery Paine
The Poetry of our world : an international anthology of contemporary poetry( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with the best poetry written in the last fifty years, this anthology showcases the work of poets from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the English-speaking world (the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia). Originally conceived by editor Jeffery Paine with poet Joseph Brodsky, this collection is framed by essays from distinguished poets, scholars, and critics that provide the context within which a reader can appreciate the poems selected by each of them
The Huston Smith reader by Huston Smith( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than sixty years, Huston Smith has not only written and taught about the world's religions, he has lived them. This "Reader" presents a rich selection of Smith's writings, covering six decades of inquiry and exploration, and ranging from scholarship to memoir. Over his long academic career, Smith's tireless enthusiasm for religious ideas has offered readers both in and outside the academy a fresh understanding of what religion is and what makes it meaningful. "The Huston Smith Reader" offers a comprehensive guide to understanding religion and spirituality as well as a memorable record of Huston Smith's lifelong endeavor to enrich the inner lives of his fellow humans
Tales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiography by HUSTON SMITH( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the world religion scholar's life and experiences with people who shaped the twentieth century, including Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ram Dass, in an account that also traces the adventures he had in pursuit of his influential research
Re-enchantment : Tibetan Buddhism comes to the West by Jeffery Paine( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years ago, Tibetan Buddhism was the religion of an isolated mountain people, known to outsiders only as a kind of fairy-tale faith involving flying monks, reincarnated spirits, demons, and superhuman feats of physical endurance and extrasensory perception. Then, the Chinese invaded Tibet, targeting Buddhist monks and monasteries for elimination. The Dalai Lama and other monks and lamas made their way into exile in India, where they began to attract Western disciples among the throngs of hippies and other seekers who migrated to India in the 1960s and 1970s wanting to study meditation techniques to reach enlightenment. Some of these lamas made it all the way to America, and Tibetan Buddhism became, in terms of percentages, the most rapidly growing religion in the West." "This is the story Jeffery Paine tells in his narrative. The book is as full of fantastic characters as the most colorful novel: Alexandra David-Neel, the indomitable French woman who made a suicidal journey through the mountains, disguised as a Tibetan, to become the first westerner ever to enter the holy city of Lhasa; Lama Yeshe and Chogyam Trungpa, who proved to be charismatic and gifted ambassadors for their ancient religion."--Jacket
Father India : how encounters with an ancient culture transformed the modern west by Jeffery Paine( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past hundred years, India has held an enormous fascination for western intellectuals and artists. Father India explores the life-changing influence of the subcontinent on western ideas of modernity by narrating the curious, spellbinding stories of a succession of twentieth-century Europeans and Americans. These major cultural figures - including Lord Curzon, Annie Besant, E.M. Forster, Carl Jung, William Butler Yeats, V.S. Naipaul, Christopher Isherwood, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others - acted out their most secret dreams in India." "Gandhi's answer to the question "Why now?" as he observed one westerner after another come to his own ashram, is telling: The contemporary West had misplaced its soul, and pilgrims to India were on a mission to retrieve it. In the process, their unconscious assumptions about politics, religion, and identity in their own cultures were turned upside-down and laid open to question."--Jacket
Adventures with the Buddha : a personal Buddhism reader by Jeffery Paine( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of Buddhism as told through the experiences of nine western practitioners who traveled throughout Asia in their pursuit of enlightenment offers insight into its philosophies and practices through a series of first-hand perspectives
The simplification of American life : Hollywood films of the 1930's by Jeffery Paine( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightenment town : finding spiritual awakening in a most improbable place by Jeffery Paine( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A travelogue about Crestone, Colorado, a remote former mining town that has become home to a Carmelite monastery, a Hindu temple, several Buddhist centers, and other religious organizations. The author uses Crestone as a starting point for a discussion of the underlying similarities between world religions"--
Father India : westerners under the spell of an ancient culture by Jeffery Paine( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores life-changing influences of India on twentieth-century celebrities, including: Annie Besant, E.M. Forster, Carl Jung, Mirra Alfassa Richard, William Butler Yeats, V.S. Naipaul, Christopher Isherwood, and Martin Luther King, Jr
Tales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiography by Huston Smith( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huston Smith, the man who brought the world's religions to the West, was born almost a century ago to missionary parents in China during the perilous rise of the Communist Party. Smith's lifelong spiritual journey brought him face-to-face with many of the people who shaped the twentieth century. His extraordinary travels around the globe have taken him to the world's holiest places, where he has practiced religion with many of the great spiritual leaders of our time
Tan suo de gu shi : zhui qiu shen sheng zhi lu by Huston Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father India by Jeffery Paine( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on Buddhism by Jeffery Paine( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CBC radio's host of Tapestry, Mary Hynes interviews Jeffrey Paine and Robert Thurman. They discuss how the adverse conditions in Tibet were overcome and why Tibetan Buddhism has not only thrived but has become the toast of Hollywood
A world of poetry Congress and the common good by Jeffery Paine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#601. Editor of "Poetry of our world" a compilation of the best modern, international poetry of the last 50 years, siscusses poetry of the western hemisphere. #602. Discusses the poetry of Europe, Asia and Africa
CrossFit study, May 2010 by Jeffrey Paine( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The individual and the collective : Duda/Paine Architects( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures with the Buddha : a personal Buddhism reader by Jeffery Paine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The author] has assembled the ... adventures of nine Westerners who traveled in China, Tibet, and Japan, in Nepal, India, and also America, chanced across Buddhism, and made it an integral part of their lives.-Dust jacket
A Highly Damped, High-Strength, Puncture-Resistant Fabric for Multi-Threat Protective Uniforms. Phase 1( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phase I project was very successful in demonstrating the feasibility of using a superelastic Nitinol shape memory alloy to improve cut, tear, and puncture resistance of military Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) fabric. The Nitinol reinforcement increased cut-resistance by 20 times and tear resistance by 2.5 times the values for current BDU fabric. Cotton/Nylon plain weave fabrics were fabricated in small lots with excellent quality for testing. Various reinforcements were added to demonstrate enhanced mechanical performance. The force-displacement tensile curves from the Modified Grab Test results show that the addition of Nitinol to the fabric doesn't significantly alter flexibility level. The fabrics experienced a 50 to 60 percent increase in breaking strength over the plain fabric with the 5 and 10 Nitinol fibers per inch. Calculations of areal density do not show significant difference between reinforced fabric and plain fabric. Fabric does not kink unless subjected to very severe loads. Wrinkles cannot develop because the shape memory effect returns the Nitinol reinforcement to original shape. Nitinol provides an electrical conduit in the uniform that minimizes shock and static discharge. The Phase I effort has positively demonstrated the feasibility of gaining improved protection in textiles without sacrificing fabric flexibility
Father India : a western adventure by Jeffery Paine( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-enchantment : Tibetan Buddhism comes to the West by Jeffery Paine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is [a] book on Buddhism. [In the book, the author] tells the story of Tibet's surprising recent incursion into the West's consciousness with a racy verve.-Dust jacket
 
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The Poetry of our world : an international anthology of contemporary poetry
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Tales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiographyRe-enchantment : Tibetan Buddhism comes to the WestFather India : how encounters with an ancient culture transformed the modern westAdventures with the Buddha : a personal Buddhism readerFather India : westerners under the spell of an ancient cultureTales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiographyFather IndiaThoughts on BuddhismFather India : a western adventure
Alternative Names
Jeffery Paine American academic

Morton Paine, Jeffery 1944-

Paine, J.

Paine, Jeffery 1944-

Paine, Jeffrey

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