Research Guide

    Buddhist Studies Research Guide

    Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

    Routledge Handbook of Theravada Buddhism Stephen C. Berkwitz, and Ashley Thompson, eds. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022
    BQ7185 .R68 2022 Stacks Available Online
    Historical Dictionary of Buddhism Carl Olson. Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield, 2021
    BQ130 .P74 2021 Available Online
    The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism Michael Jerryson, ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017
    BQ 4055 .O94 2017 Stacks Available Online
    Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts Supervised by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. [Los Angeles]: Buddha's Light Publications USA, [2016]
    N8193 .A5 S5213 2016 Reference
    Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism Jonathan A. Silk, editor in chief. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2015
    BQ1130 .B75 2015 Reference Available Online
    The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism Robert E. Buswell and Donald S. Lopez. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014

    a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism in English. Has more than 5,000 entries. Covers terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It also covers the major Buddhist traditions, and includes important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, and monasteries.

    BQ130 .P75 2014 Reference Available Online
    Dictionary of Buddhist Doctrinal and Technical Terms Compiled by Binayendra Nath Chaudhury. Kolkata: Asiatic Society, 2014
    BQ130 .C43 2014 Reference
    Encyclopedia of Buddhism Edward A. Irons. New York : Checkmark Books, 2008
    BQ128 .I76 2008
    Encyclopedia of Buddhism Damien Keown & Charles S. Prebish, eds. London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
    A Dictionary of Buddhism Damien Keown. Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2003
    BQ130 .K46 2003 Available Online
    The A to Z of Buddhism Charles S. Prebish. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001
    BQ130 .P73 2001
    The Buddhist Handbook: A Complete Guide to Buddhist Teaching, Practice, History and Schools John Snelling. London: Century, 1987
    BQ4012 .S64 1987

    Find journal articles on Buddhism in these Databases

    ATLA Religion Database

    The Atla Religion Database covers all aspects of Buddhist traditions, including Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western Buddhism. Resources in the database cover: the history of Buddhism from its inception to modern days; Buddhist philosophy; Buddhist literature and language studies; Buddhist arts and iconography; Social and political thoughts of Buddhism; and Buddhism in relation to science and technology (particularly in fields such as psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness-based therapies).

    Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)

    Buddhist Journals/Periodicals

    Buddhist-Christian Studies
    Buddhist Studies Review
    Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies
    Contemporary Buddhism
    The Eastern Buddhist
    International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture
    Journal of Buddhist Ethics
    Journal of Global Buddhism
    The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
    The Middle Way (Journal of the Buddhist Society)
    The Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies

    Introductory Books on Buddhism

    Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction Damien Keown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020
    BJ1289 .K43 2020 Available Online
    Buddhisms: An Introduction John S. Strong. London, England: Oneworld Publications, 2015
    BQ4022 .S77 2015
    Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience Donald W. Mitchell and Sarah H. Jacoby. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014
    BQ266 .M58 2014
    Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Damien Keown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
    BQ4022 .K46 2013 Available Online
    An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History, Practices Peter Harvey. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013
    BQ4022 .H37 2013 Available Online
    Buddhism: The Basics Cathy Cantwell. London; New York: Routledge, 2010
    BQ4012 .C36 2010
    Life of the Buddha Aśvaghoṣa; translated by Patrick Olivelle. New York: New York University Press: JJC Foundation, 2008
    BQ1606 .B8322 E54 2008
    An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values, and Issues Peter Harvey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
    BJ1289 .H37 2000 Available Online
    The Foundations of Buddhism Rupert Gethin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
    BQ4012 .G47 1998 Available Online
    Buddhist Spirituality: Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese Takeuchi Yoshinori, ed. New York: Crossroad, 1993
    BQ266 .B834 1993
    The World of Buddhism: Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Society and Culture Heinz Bechert and Richard Gombrich, eds. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984
    BQ4012 .W67 1984

    Buddhist Sutras & Scriptures

    The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism Kazuaki Tanahashi. Boulder: Shambhala, 2016
    BQ1967 .T35 2016
    The Lotus Sutra: A Biography Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Princeto : Princeton University Press, [2016]
    BQ1617 .L67 2016 Available Online
    The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic Translation and introduction by Gene Reeves. Bosto : Wisdom Publications, 2008
    BQ2052 .E5 R44 2008
    Buddhist Scriptures Donald S. Lopez, Jr., ed. Londo : Penguin, 2004
    BQ1012 .B84 2004
    The Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion’s Roar Translated from the Chinese (Taishō volume 12, number 353) by Diana Y. Paul. The Vimalakīrti Sutra / translated from the Chinese (Taishō volume 14, number 475) by John R. McRae. Berkeley, Calif.: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2004
    BQ1792 .E5 P38 2004
    Buddhist Wisdom: Containing the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra Translated and explained by Edward Conze. New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2001
    BQ1962 .E5 C768 2001
    The Dhammapada John Ross Carter and Mahinda Palihawadana. Oxford University Press, 1998
    The Vimalakirti Sutra Translated by Burton Watson from the Chinese version by Kumarajiva. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997
    BQ2212 .E5 W66 1997
    The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture Translated by Robert A. F. Thurman. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1976
    BQ2212 .E5 T47 1976

    Buddhism & Psychotherapy/Counselling/Psychology/Psychoanalysis

    Weaving the Paths of Buddhism and Psychotherapy: The Practice of Human Being Helen Carter. New York: Routledge, 2023
    BQ4570 .P76 C368 2023 Available Online
    The Guide to Buddhist Counseling Kin Cheung Lee. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2023
    BQ4570 .M4 L44 2023
    Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation Tullio Giraldi. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
    BF637 .M56 G583 2019 Available Online
    An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling: Pathways of Mindfulness-Based Therapies Padmasiri de Silva. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
    BQ4570 .P76 D47 2014
    Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Pilar Jennings. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2010
    BQ4570 .P755 J46 2010
    Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy Louis Hoffman. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press, 2008
    BQ4570 .P76 B7 2008
    Psychotherapy Without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective Mark Epstein. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007
    RC489 .S676 E67 2007
    Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theories and Practices Mark Unno. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006
    BQ4570 .P76 B795 2006
    Buddhist Practice on Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology Harvey B. Aronson. Boston; London : Shambhala, 2004.
    BQ4570 .P76 A76 2004
    Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue Jeremy D. Safran. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003
    BF175.4 .R44 P785 2003
    Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teaching Seth Robert Segall. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003
    BQ4570 .P755 E62 2003
    Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation John Welwood. Boston : Shambhala, 2000
    BQ4570 .P76 W45 2000

    Buddhist Web Sites

    84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha
    Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
    Buddhanet – Buddhist Education and Information Network
    Internet Sacred Text Archive - Buddhism
    Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies
    The Buddhist Society
    Access to Insight - Readings in Theravada Buddhism
    BBC – Profile on Buddhism