Part of Research Guide: Buddhist Resources

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

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.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism Edward A. Irons. New York : Checkmark Books, 2008
Encyclopedia of Buddhism Damien Keown & Charles S. Prebish, eds. London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism Jonathan A. Silk, editor in chief. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2015
Dictionary of Buddhist Doctrinal and Technical Terms Compiled by Binayendra Nath Chaudhury. Kolkata: Asiatic Society, 2005
Historical Dictionary of Buddhism Carl Olson. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009
The A to Z of Buddhism Charles S. Prebish. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001
The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism Michael Jerryson, ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017
The Buddhist Handbook: A Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice, History John Snelling. London: Century, 1987
Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts Supervised by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. [Los Angeles]: Buddha's Light Publications USA, [2016]

Find journal articles on Buddhism in these Databases

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)

Buddhist Journals/Periodicals

Buddhist-Christian Studies
Buddhist Studies Review
Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies

(in Print at Trinity & Robarts)

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

Buddhisms: An Introduction John S. Strong. London, England: Oneworld Publications, 2015
Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience Donald W. Mitchell and Sarah H. Jacoby. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Damien Keown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
Buddhism: The Basics Cathy Cantwell. London; New York: Routledge, 2010
Life of the Buddha Aśvaghoṣa; translated by Patrick Olivelle. New York: New York University Press: JJC Foundation, 2008
The Foundations of Buddhism Rupert Gethin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
Buddhist Spirituality: Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese Takeuchi Yoshinori, ed. New York: Crossroad, 1993
The World of Buddhism: Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Society and Culture Heinz Bechert and Richard Gombrich, eds. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984

Buddhist Sutras & Scriptures

The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism Kazuaki Tanahashi. Boulder: Shambhala, 2016
The Lotus Sutra: A Biography Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Princeto : Princeton University Press, [2016]
The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic Translation and introduction by Gene Reeves. Bosto : Wisdom Publications, 2008
Buddhist Scriptures Donald S. Lopez, Jr., ed. Londo : Penguin, 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
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
The Vimalakirti Sutra Translated by Burton Watson from the Chinese version by Kumarajiva. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture Translated by Robert A. F. Thurman. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1976

Buddhism & Psychology/Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling: Pathways of Mindfulness-Based Therapies Padmasiri de Silva. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Pilar Jennings. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2010
Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy Louis Hoffman. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press, 2008
Psychotherapy Without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective Mark Epstein. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007
Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theories and Practices Mark Unno. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006
Buddhist Practice on Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology Harvey B. Aronson. Boston; London : Shambhala, 2004.
Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue Jeremy D. Safran. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003
Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teaching Seth Robert Segall. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003
Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation John Welwood. Boston : Shambhala, 2000

Buddhist Web Sites

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