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Buddhist Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Dhammadhara Journal of Buddhist Studies     Open Access  
e-Journal of East and Central Asian Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Buddhist Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Buddhist Studies Chulalongkorn University     Open Access  
Journal of Dharma Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Global Buddhism     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Graduate Review Nakhon Sawan Buddhist College     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate Studies Review     Open Access  
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Religions of South Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
Number of Followers: 4  
  Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
ISSN (Print) 0193-600X - ISSN (Online) 2507-0347
Published by Peeters Publishers Homepage  [62 journals]
  • Notes on the Contributors
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      Abstract: Contributors
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:51:55 GMT
  • Tantric Yogācāra
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      Abstract: The late tenth century siddha and scholar Ratnākaraśānti, also known as the Mahāsiddha Śāntipa, was renowned as the author of both philosophical śāstras and commentaries on tantra. Typically, these are considered separate spheres of activity. However, Ratnākaraśānti’s approach, building on the tradition of scholarship associated with the Mahāvairocanābhisaṃbodhitantra and the Guhyasamājatantra, as well as on Yogācāra analysis and Buddhist pramāṇa theory, is highly syncretic. This paper is a study of Ratnākaraśānti’s commentaries that highlights his synthesis of the exoteric and esoteric streams of Buddhist discourse, with particular emphasis on the nondual nature of reflexive awareness (svasaṃvitti, rang rig), or 'luminosity' (prakāśa, gsal ba), which serves as the conceptual bridge between sūtra and tantra.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:51:36 GMT
  • A Sanskrit Fragment of Candragomin's
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      Abstract: This short paper presents for the first time the original Sanskrit of an important Mahāyāna text, the Candragomipraṇidhāna. The fragment used here survives in a bundle of scattered leaves in the Kaiser Library, Kathmandu. Unfortunately, the margins are damaged, hence only a portion of the work can be recovered. Nevertheless, even the extant portion can serve to rectify some misunderstandings of the Tibetan translators. In addition, it would seem that this version is a recension different from the one that served as the basis for the Tibetan translation.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:47:29 GMT
  • 'Developmental' versus 'Revelatory' Soteriology in the
           Kālacakra Tantra
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      Abstract: Does buddhahood pre-exist in sentient beings' Both traditional Tibetan Buddhist scholars and contemporary Buddhologists recognize this to be a key issue in any reconstruction of late Indian Buddhism. In India and Tibet we find ‘revelatory’ and ‘developmental’ models: the former advocate the view that buddhahood in some sense pre-exists in sentient beings, and it is simply revealed through the practice of the path; the latter assert that sentient beings possess the potential for buddhahood, but buddhahood as such is developed, and only occurs at the culmination of the path. This paper presents evidence that the Kālacakra tantra presupposes a developmental model, in opposition to the revelatory model interpretation of the Kālacakra promoted by Dol po pa Shes rab rgyal mtshan.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:46:13 GMT
  • When Madhyamaka is Not the Middle Path
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      Abstract: In several of his philosophical and tantric works, the Vikramaśīla scholar-saint Ratnākaraśānti (c. 970-1040 CE) makes the curious claim that 'Yogācāra and Madhyamaka are in accord' (sadṛśa, mtshung pa). This article clarifies the meaning of such statements: while Nāgārjuna is widely considered the founding father of Madhyamaka siddhānta, Ratnākaraśānti distinguishes between Nāgārjuna and his followers. While Nāgārjuna’s own writing accords with the views of Maitreya and Asaṅga, his followers misinterpret his views, resulting in a philosophical system that Ratnākaraśānti calls 'a mere reflection of the Middle Way' (dbu ma’i ltar snang). In light of this, I argue that Ratnākaraśānti’s claim is limited to Madhyamaka’s founder, Nāgārjuna, whose view ultimately agrees with Yogācāra siddhānta.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:44:51 GMT
  • The Fruition in a Comparative Perspective
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      Abstract: If 'all roads lead to Rome' (or did so in the days of the Roman Empire), all paths do not lead to enlightenment – at least not to the same enlightenment. This, in any case, is the conclusion we must derive from reading gNubs-chen Sangs-rgyas ye-shes’ doxographical work, the bSam-gtan mig-sgron (Tibet, 10th century). In it he presents four distinct ways to reach enlightenment that encompass both sūtra-based and tantra-based doctrinal formulations: the gradual approach of the classical Mahāyāna, the simultaneous approach of Chan, the method of alchemical transformation of Tantra and the path of self-liberation, rDzogs-chen. These four different paths lead to distinct forms of fruition (’bras-bu; Skt. phala). It is the latter that will be the focus of the present article.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:42:17 GMT
  • Putting the Buddha to Work
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      Abstract: This essay forms part of a larger project to re-foreground the place of Śākyamuni in Tibet by exploring how images and texts related to the Buddha served as a primary organizing principle for the monastery Rtag brtan Phun tshogs gling, religious seat of the great seventeenth-century polymath Tāranātha Kun dga’ snying po (1575–1634) and his Jo nang tradition in the Tibetan region of Gtsang. It suggests that Phun tshogs gling’s central icon – a Śākyamuni statue of miraculous origin referred to as the Jo bo Phyogs las rnam rgyal, 'Lord All Victorious' – not only acted as an object of veneration, but also served Tāranātha more broadly in the promotion and maintenance of his monastery. It did so in several ways. First, as a representation of the Buddha of our present age, the image formed the core of Phun tshogs gling’s thematic focus on Śākyamuni, a tradition I refer to as the ‘Buddha Program.’ Second, and perhaps more importantly, from its position at the monastery’s ritual and architectural center, the revered statue served as a source of elevated prestige for Tāranātha, for his seat at Phun tshogs gling, and for his patrons in western Tibet during a period of political contestation with the Fifth Dalai Lama and the growing Dge lugs hegemony in Lhasa. Tāranātha’s Jo bo statue of Śākyamuni Buddha encapsulated his vision of what a Buddhist monastery should be and played an instrumental role in fashioning a singular institutional identity.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:39:18 GMT
  • Doctrinal Dispute in the Earliest Phase of Chinese Buddhism
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      Abstract: This article argues that the Scripture on the Fifty Contemplations (Wushi jiaoji jing 五十校計經), an obscure, little studied text that Chinese catalogs attribute to the early translator An Shigao (fl. 148-168), is in fact a Chinese composition and is hence potentially one of the earliest known apocryphal Chinese Buddhist scriptures. As such, it offers us a precious resource for understanding what Erik Zürcher once called the 'embryonic phase' of Chinese Buddhism during the second and third centuries, a time from which there survive few other documents composed by Chinese Buddhist authors. The Scripture on the Fifth Contemplations is, I will suggest, an uncompromising but surprisingly coherent criticism of Mahāyāna soteriology from the perspective of a more traditional understanding of the Buddhist path. Apart from its significance as one of the most extensive anti-Mahāyāna polemics from any Buddhist tradition, the Scripture on the Fifty Contemplations provides evidence of a robust, if idiosyncratic intellectual engagement with the Buddhist scriptural tradition on the part of at least some Chinese Buddhists at a surprisingly early date in the history of Chinese Buddhism.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:37:13 GMT
  • A Century of Confusion
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      Abstract: This article reexamines the iconography present at three tenth-century towers located in eastern Cambodia at Phnom Trap and argues that the figures depicted on the inner brick reliefs of the three towers are Buddhist, not Vaiṣṇava or Śaiva as described in early surveys of the site and never challenged. By establishing the Buddhist orientation of this site, my work demonstrates that tenth-century forms of Buddhism in Cambodia involving worship of figures such as Lokeśvara and Vajrapāṇi were more widespread than previously acknowledged in various historical reconstructions of the region.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:34:26 GMT
  • The Idea of the Historical Buddha
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      Abstract: This paper discusses and reevaluates the idea of the historical Buddha. Focusing on a survey of nineteenth and twentieth-century scholarship, it argues that the Buddha’s historicity was never actually established and that he cannot properly be regarded as a historical figure.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:33:22 GMT
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