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Harvard Oriental Series 75

The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners

The Buddhist Yogācārabhūmi Treatise and Its Adaptation in India, East Asia, and Tibet

Edited by Ulrich Timme Kragh

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$95.00 • £76.95 • €85.50

ISBN 9780674725430

Publication Date: 08/26/2013

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The Yogācārabhūmi, a fourth-century Sanskrit treatise, is the largest Indian text on Buddhist meditation. Its enormous scope exhaustively encompasses all yoga instructions on the disciplines and contemplative exercises of śrāvaka, pratyekabuddha, and bodhisattva practitioners. The thoroughness of the text meant that the Yogācārabhūmi became the fundamental source for later Buddhist writings on meditation across Asia. The present edited volume, conceived by Geumgang University in South Korea, brings together the scholarship of thirty-four leading Buddhist specialists on the Yogācārabhūmi from across the globe. The essays elaborate the background and environment in which the Yogācārabhūmi was composed and redacted, provide a detailed summary of the work, raise fundamental and critical issues about the text, and reveal its reception history in India, China, and Tibet. The volume also provides a thorough survey of contemporary Western and Asian scholarship on the Yogācārabhūmi in particular and the Yogācāra tradition more broadly. The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners aims not only to tie together the massive research on this text that has been carried out in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Europe, and the United States up to now, but also to make this scholarship accessible to all students and scholars of Buddhism.

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