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Paine, Jeffery 1944-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 4,434 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Catalogs  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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,101 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
Tales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiography by Huston Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 594 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
Father India : how encounters with an ancient culture transformed the modern west by Jeffery Paine( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 513 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
Re-enchantment : Tibetan Buddhism comes to the West by Jeffery Paine( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 513 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
Adventures with the Buddha : a personal Buddhism reader by Jeffery Paine( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 466 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 Huston Smith reader by Huston Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 367 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 memora
The simplification of American life : Hollywood films of the 1930's by Jeffery Paine( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father India : westerners under the spell of an ancient culture by Jeffery Paine( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 37 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( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 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. Smith's life is a story of uncanny synchronicity. He was there for pivotal moments in human history such as the founding of the United Nations and the student uprising at Tiananmen Square. As he traveled the world he encountered thinkers who shaped the twentieth century. He interviewed Eleanor Roosevelt on the radio; invited Martin Luther King Jr. to speak at an all-white university before the March on Washington; shared ideas with Thomas Merton on his last plane ride before Merton's death in Bangkok; and was rescued while lost in the Serengeti by Masai warriors who took him to the compound of world-renowned anthropologists Louis and Mary Leaky. In search of intellectual and spiritual treasures, Smith traveled to India to meet with Mother Teresa and befriended the Dalai Lama; he studied Zen at the most challenging monastery in Japan; and he hitchhiked through the desert to meet Aldous Huxley, dropped acid with Timothy Leary, and took peyote with a Native American shaman. He climbed Mount Athos, traipsed through the Holy Land, and was the first to study multiphonic chanting by monks in Tibet, which he recorded with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. Most important, he shared the world's religions with the West-writing two bestselling books and serving as the focus of a five-part PBS television series by Bill Moyers. Huston Smith is a national treasure. His life is an extraordinary adventure, and in his amazing Tales of Wonder, he invites you to come along to explore your own vistas of heart, mind, and soul
Tan suo de gu shi : zhui qiu shen sheng zhi lu by Huston Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on Buddhism by Jeffery Paine( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 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

Individual to collective : Duda/Paine Architects( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CrossFit study, May 2010 by Jeffery Paine( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 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
ENLIGHTENMENT TOWN : finding spiritual awakening in a most improbable place by Jeffery Paine( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey Paine reading from his anthology The poetry of our world with comments in the Montpelier Room, Nov. 2, 2000 by Jeffery Paine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Paine reads poems from his edited volume The poetry of our world: an international anthology of contemporary poetry, which was published by HarperCollins in 2000. He also provides commentary to his readings
"Father India."( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A discussion with author Jeffery Paine, whose latest book chronicles the sojourns of noted twentieth century intellectuals, politicians, and spiritualists who were transformed buy their experiences in India. Kojo speaks with Paine about how those transformations have had a lasting effect on Western culture
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
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 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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The Poetry of our world : an international anthology of contemporary poetry
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Jeffery Paine American academic

Paine, J.

Paine, Jeffrey

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Tales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiographyFather India : how encounters with an ancient culture transformed the modern westRe-enchantment : Tibetan Buddhism comes to the WestAdventures with the Buddha : a personal Buddhism readerFather India : westerners under the spell of an ancient cultureTales of wonder : adventures chasing the divine : an autobiographyThoughts on Buddhism