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The Power of the Buddhas
Language: en
Pages: 485
Authors: Sem Vermeersch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

Buddhism in medieval Korea is characterized as "State Protection Buddhism," a religion whose primary purpose was to rally support (supernatural and popular) for and legitimate the state. This study is an attempt to specify Buddhism's place in Koryo and to ascertain to what extent and in what areas Buddhism functioned
Mediating the Power of Buddhas
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Glenn Wallis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-07-17 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Analyzes a seventh-century ritual manual that provides both a rich source of information of medieval Buddhist life and addresses the ongoing concern of how an adherent can encounter the power of a buddha.
The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Parākrama Paṇḍita, Stephen C. Berkwitz
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Offering the complete English translation of the Buddhist chronicle called the 'Sinhala Thupavamsa', composed by Parākrama Paṇḍita in 13th century Sri Lanka, this work also relates the mythological history of the Buddhas previous lives as a bodhisattva and concludes with a prediction about the future Buddha Maitreya.
Becoming the Buddha
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Donald K. Swearer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-02-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The process by which this transformation occurs through chant, sermon, meditation, and the presence of charismatic monks is at the heart of this book."--BOOK JACKET.
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Rachael Wooten, Ph.D.
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-28 - Publisher: Sounds True

A practical guide for invoking the power and blessings of Tara, the beloved female Buddhist deity of Tibet "Tara connects you to the archetypal Divine Feminine," writes Dr. Rachael Wooten, "an energetic force that exists within us and all around us." While there are many scholarly books on Tara, this