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Lopez, Donald S. Jr 1952-

Works: 84 works in 554 publications in 3 languages and 28,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Comparative studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Compiler
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald S Lopez
The Tibetan book of the dead : a biography by Donald S Lopez( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,647 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 Heart Sūtra explained : Indian and Tibetan commentaries by Donald S Lopez( )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism & science : a guide for the perplexed by Donald S Lopez( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,609 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
The madman's middle way : reflections on reality of the Tibetan monk Gendun Chopel by Donald S Lopez( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,599 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
The Princeton dictionary of Buddhism by Robert E Buswell( )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 1,543 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."--JSTOR website (viewed May 26, 2017)
In the forest of faded wisdom : 104 poems by Gendun Chopel, a bilingual edition by Dge-ʼdun-chos-ʼphel( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,380 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 an 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 the 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 Dalai Lama on trumped-up charges of treason. emerging from prison three years later a broken man. He died in 1951 as troops of the People's Liberation Army marched into Lhasa."--Jacket
The story of Buddhism : a concise guide to its history and teachings by Donald S Lopez( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,239 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 scientific Buddha : his short and happy life by Donald S Lopez( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,220 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"--
Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West by Donald S Lopez( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,046 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
Religions of India in practice by Donald S Lopez( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,037 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
Religions of Tibet in practice by Donald S Lopez( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 1,013 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
Buddhism in practice by Donald S Lopez( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These unusual sources provide the reader with a sense of the remarkable diversity of the practices of persons who over the course of 2,500 years have been identified, by themselves or by others, as Buddhists. In this rich variety there are often contradictions, such that the practices of one Buddhist community might seem strange or unfamiliar to another
The way to freedom by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 999 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
Critical terms for the study of Buddhism by Donald S Lopez( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 920 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
Religions of China in practice( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 801 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 )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 799 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
From stone to flesh : a short history of the Buddha by Donald S Lopez( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 716 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 author, a historian of Buddhism tells the story of how various idols carved in stone, variously named Beddou, Codam, Xaca, and Fo, became the man of flesh and blood that we know simply as the Buddha. He reveals that the positive view of the Buddha in Europe and America is rather recent, originating a little more than a hundred and fifty years ago. For centuries, the Buddha was condemned by Western writers as the most dangerous idol of the Orient. He was a demon, the murderer of his mother, a purveyor of idolatry. Here the author provides a history of depictions of the Buddha from classical accounts and medieval stories to the testimonies of European travelers, diplomats, soldiers, and missionaries. He shows that centuries of hostility toward the Buddha changed dramatically in the nineteenth century, when the teachings of the Buddha, having disappeared from India by the fourteenth century, were read by European scholars newly proficient in Asian languages. At the same time, the traditional view of the Buddha persisted in Asia, where he was revered as much for his supernatural powers as for his philosophical insights. This book follows the twists and turns of these Eastern and Western notions of the Buddha, leading finally to his triumph as the founder of a world religion
A modern Buddhist bible : essential readings from East and West( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 591 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
Religions of Asia in practice : an anthology( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the history of Indian Buddhism by Eugène Burnouf( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most influential work on Buddhism to be published in the nineteenth century, Introduction à l'histoire du Buddhisme indien, by the great French scholar of Sanskrit Eugène Burnouf, set the course for the academic study of Buddhism, and Indian Buddhism in particular, for the next hundred years. First published in 1844, the masterwork was read by some of the most important thinkers of the time, including Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in Germany and Emerson and Thoreau in America. But a century and a half on, Burnouf's text has largely been forgotten. All that changes with Katia Buffetrille and Donald S. Lopez Jr.'s English translation of this foundational text. Reemerging here as a vibrant artifact of intellectual history and as a progenitor of the often colorful genealogy of Buddhist studies, Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhismprovides a clear view of how the religion was understood in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Burnouf was an impeccable scholar, and his vision, especially of the Buddha, continues to profoundly shape our modern understanding of Buddhism. Indeed, the work offers a wellspring of still-valuable information and insight into the theory and practice of Buddhism. In reintroducing Burnouf to a new generation of Buddhologists, Buffetrille and Lopez have revived a seminal text in the history of Orientalism"--Provided by publisher
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The Heart Sūtra explained : Indian and Tibetan commentaries
The Heart Sūtra explained : Indian and Tibetan commentariesBuddhism & science : a guide for the perplexedThe madman's middle way : reflections on reality of the Tibetan monk Gendun ChopelIn the forest of faded wisdom : 104 poems by Gendun Chopel, a bilingual editionThe story of Buddhism : a concise guide to its history and teachingsPrisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the WestReligions of India in practiceReligions of Tibet in practice
Alternative Names
Belser, Carl W. 1952-

Donald Henry Secondine Jr.

Donald S. Lopez mladší

Donald S. Lopez mlajši

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-

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-

Secondine, Donald Henry

Secondine Donald Henry, Jr. 1952-....

로페즈, 도널드 S. 주니어 1952-


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