This book covers four important areas within Buddhist Studies. Vinaya Studies and Ethics, the history of Buddhist schools, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious dialogue. These are the main areas which Charles S. Prebish has either inaugurated or helped to define; and his significant professional achievements are celebrated within this volume.
The geographical and historical scope of the essays in this collection ranges from ancient India to modern America, and includes contributions by well-known international scholars. The contributors discuss a variety of academic disciplines including philosophy, psychology, history, feminism, and sociology. Buddhist Studies from India to America will be of interest to scholars whose interests embrace either ancient or modern aspects of the Buddhist tradition.
List of contributors ix Acknowledgements xiii Prologue xiv Bibliography of Charles S. Prebish xxi Introduction 1 PART I Vinaya studies and ethics 9 1 Dōgen and the precepts, revisited STEVEN HEINE 11 2 Buddhism and the practice of bioethics in the United States ROBERT L. HOOD 32 3 Buddhism: morality without ethics? DAMIEN KEOWN 45 4 The prospects for bhikṣunī sangha in Tibetan Buddhism JUDITH SIMMER-BROWN 56 PART II Buddhist traditions 71 5 The time of Ōjōdeb: narrative and salvation in Japanese Pure Land Buddhism MICHAEL BATHGATE 73 6 The Kūṭadanta Sutta: tradition in tension MAVIS L. FENN 89 7 Mi-pham's contribution to Yogācāra LESLIE KAWAMURA 101 8 Entering the fray JOHN DAIDO LOORI 121 9 Stealth polemics: Tsong kha pa on the difference between sūtra and tantra JOHN POWERS 128 10 A Note on the term "citta-mātra" in the Sanskrit Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra REGINALD A. RAY 146 PART III Western Buddhism 173 11 Creating a focal point for Buddhism in the West: the German Buddhist pioneer Paul Dahlke MARTIN BAUMANN 175 12 An object-relations psychology of Zen practice FRANZ METCALF 191 13 Two Buddhisms further considered PAUL DAVID NUMRICH 207 PART IV Inter-religious dialogue 235 14 Celts and contests: sport as peregrination and the athlete as white martyr BRIAN AITKEN 235 15 The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement's double legacy GEORGE D. BOND 250 16 The genesis of all our dependently arisen histories: the divine plan of creation JOHN P. KEENAN 260 17 The ecumencial vision of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and his dialogue with Christianity DONALD K. SWEARER 270