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Dear colleagues, 

volume 36/37 of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies has just appeared.


Besides two articles -- by Brandon Dotson and Seong-Uk Kim -- the volume contains two sections, one on "New Approaches to Studying the Materiality of Buddhist Manuscripts" and the other on "Authors and Editors in the Literary Traditions of Asian Buddhism". A conference report on the XVIth IABS Congress is also included. The Table of Contents is given below. 

Saṃyukta-āgama Studies by Bhikkhu Anālayo

Dear Colleagues,

the Āgama Research Group (ARG) at the Department of Buddhist Studies of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (formerly Dharma Drum Buddhist College) is happy to announce the publication of a new book, Bhikkhu Anālayo’s Saṃyukta-āgama Studies:

Anālayo, Saṃyukta-āgama Studies (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts Research Series 2), Taipei: Dharma Drum Publishing Corporation, 2015. ISBN: 9789575986797. 888pp., pls., appendices, index, 21X16cm.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 17 August - 24 August

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Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin'ichi, eds.
Adam Valerio

Valerio on Harding and Iwata Fumiaki and Shin'ichi, 'Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan'

Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin'ichi, eds. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan. Routledge Contemporary Japan Series. New York: Routledge, 2014. xviii + 300 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-77516-9.

Reviewed by Adam Valerio (Temple University)
Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Erez Joskovich

Valerio on Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

Re: QUERY> Citation reference for Schopen on Maitreya (Muller)

There is a very simple resolution to the Hanka pose bodhisattva. In the Bei Liang cave 275 (421-439 [at Dunhuang]) at Dunhuang, at the west wall, in monumental image of a cross ankled Maitreya Bodhisattva is the primary image. I.e., Maitreya in Tushita paradise. In the u pper registers of both the north and the south walls, are three attendant Bodhisattvas. They are potential successors to Maitreya, just as he was to Svetaketu, the Buddha to be at the time of his descent to rebirth in the Lumbini garden.