Posted on February 16th, 2010

SUMERUBuddhist books & art

The Sumeru Press is pleased to announce publication of Rebirth as Empirical Basis for The BuddhaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Four Noble Truths, by Prof. Suwanda Sugunasiri, PhD.

Rebirth is a chronological analysis of BuddhaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s enlightenment meditation and how BuddhaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s growing awareness of the rebirth process was congruent with his opening to the Four Noble Truths.

The book is available for free download in PDF format from the Sumeru website. Just click on the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Latest ReleasesƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ tab at the top of this page. Then click on the book cover or the text link below it to begin your transfer.

US Fulbright Scholar Suwanda H. J. Sugunasiri is Founding Editor of theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, and is the author of You are What You Sense: a BuddhianScientific Dialogue and Embryo as Person: Buddhism, Bioethics and Society. His seminal paper, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-The Whole Body, not Heart, as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Seat of ConsciousnessƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢:ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the BuddhaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ViewƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ (Philosophy East and West, 45.3) challenges the traditional view. Founder of Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies, Toronto, Canada, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Divinity, Trinity College, University of Toronto, he is also Editor of Thus Spake the Sangha, presenting the life stories of five Sangha Elders of Toronto. ColumnistƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ in the Toronto Star from a Buddhist perspective, he is Past President of the Buddhist Council of Canada.

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