JOURNAL ISSUE>Buddhist Studies Review, 35: Special double issue - Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins

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Buddhist Studies Review, Journal of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies, Volume 35, Number 1–2, December 2018
                  Special issue - Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins

This is now published in its online version ( ) and will then appear in its print version. In September, the contents will also appear in  book form as Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins, published by Equinox, less the book reviews but including 'Lance Cousins: An Obituary, Appreciation and Bibliography', an updated version of what has previously appeared in Buddhist Studies Review .


Naomi Appleton and Peter Harvey: Editorial, 1-2

Meditation and the Buddhist Path

Peter Harvey: The Four Jhānas and their Qualities in the Pali Tradition, 3-28

Bradley S. Clough: Paths of Monastic Practice from India to Sri Lanka: Responses to L.S. Cousins’ Work on Scholars and Meditators, 29-46

Ajahn Amaro: ‘I’m Not Getting Anywhere with my Meditation …’: Effort, Contentment and Goal-directedness in the Process of Mind-training, 47-64

Comparative Mysticism

Elizabeth J Harris: John of the Cross, the Dark Night of the Soul, and the Jhānas and the Arūpa States: A Critical Comparative Study, 65-80

Rupert Gethin: Emptiness and Unknowing: An Essay in Comparative Mysticism, 81-96

Interpreting Buddhist Teachings

Richard Gombrich: Ambiguity and Ambivalence in Buddhist Treatment of the Dead, 97-110

P. D. Premasiri: The Alagaddūpama Sutta as a Scriptural Source for Understanding the Distinctive Philosophical Standpoint of Early Buddhism, 111-124

Anālayo: An Ekottarika-āgama Discourse Without Parallels: From Perception of Impermanence to the Pure Land, 125-134


Tse-fu Kuan: Equal-headed (samasīsin): An Abhidharma Innovation and Commentarial Developments, 135-160

Peter Skilling: Calligraphic Magic: Abhidhamma Inscriptions from Sukhodaya, 161-188

Petra Kieffer-Pülz: The Relation of the Saccasaṅkhepaṭīkā Called Sāratthasālinī to the Vinayavinicchayaṭīkā Called Vinayasāratthasandīpanī, 189-224

Schools and Scriptures

Mark Allon: The Formation of Canons in the Early Indian Nikāyas or Schools in the Light of the New Gāndhārī Manuscript Finds, 225-244

Alexander Wynne: Theriya Networks and the Circulation of the Pali Canon in South Asia: The Vibhajjavādins Reconsidered, 245-260


Sarah Shaw, Yasodharā in Jātakas, 261-278

Naomi Appleton: Jātaka Stories and Paccekabuddhas in Early Buddhism, 279-292

Review Article

Peter Harvey: Reflections on Eviatar Shulman’s Rethinking the Buddha: Early Buddhist Philosophy as Meditative Perception, 293

Book Reviews

Brides of the Buddha: Nuns’ Stories from the Avadānaśataka, by Karen Muldoon-Hules. Reviewed by Reiko Ohnuma, 301-304

The Lotus Sutra: A Biography, by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Reviewed by Christopher V. Jones, 305-307

The Gathering of Intentions: A History of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra, by Jacob P. Dalton. Reviewed by Sam van Schaik, 308-309

Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet, by Holly Gayley. Reviewed by Lucia Galli, 310-312

Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan, by Jacqueline Stone. Reviewed by Ian Astley,  313-315