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This listing of external web resources is provided solely to facilitate academic study and research, and promote fruitful dialogue. The views expressed therein are solely of the author(s) of those websites and are not necessarily those of the instructor, the Theology Department, or Xavier University.

  1. New York Times Articles on Buddhism
  2. Professor David Loy's Online Videos
  3. Fulltexts of Professor David Loy's Writings
  4. Yamada Koun Roshi
  5. Global Buddhism
  6. Buddhism in the United States
  7. Buddhist-Christian Dialogue
  8. Topics in Buddhism
  9. Various YouTube clips


    New York Times articles on Buddhism

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    "The Attention Deficit Society"

    "Healing Ecology:
    A 'New' Spiritual Perspective"

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    Excerpts from David Loy: A Buddhist History of the West: Studies in Lack (SUNY Press):
    Chapter 3: The Renaissance of Lack
    Chapter 4: The Lack of Modernity

    Excerpts from David Loy: The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory (Wisdom):
    Chapter 1: Buddhist Social Theory?
    Chapter 3: Pave the Planet or Wear Shoes?

    Newer Articles by Professor Loy (2000-Present):
    How to Reform a Serial Killer: The Buddhist Approach to Restorative Justice Journal of Buddhist Ethics 7 (2000):145-168
    The Lack of Technological Progress ReVision 24 no. 4 (2002):27ff
    Momo, Dogen, and the Commodification of Time (joint article by Linda Goodhew and David Loy) KronoScope 2 no. 1 (2002):97-107
    The Self and Suffering: A Buddhist-Christian Conversation (joint article by Paul O. Ingram and David R. Loy) Dialog: A Journal of Theology 44 no. 1 (2005):98-107
    Evil as the Good? A Reply to Brook Ziporyn Philosophy East & West 55 no. 2 (2005):348-352
    The Three Poisons, Institutionalized 22 no. 3 (2007): 19ff
    The Lack of Money Tikkun 22 no. 4 (2007):17-18
    The New Holy War Between Good and Evil Tikkun 22 no. 6 (2007):16-18
    Awareness Bound and Unbound: Realizing the Nature of Attention Philosophy East & West 58 (2008):223-243.

    Older Articles by Professor David Loy (Pre-2000):
    pdf The Religion of the Market, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 65 no. 2 (1997): 275-290.
    Mu and its Implications Zen Buddhism Today 3 (1985):108-124
    (with Jonathan Watts) The Religion of Consumption: A Buddhist Perspective Development 41 no. 1 (March 1998):61-66.
    On the Duality of culture and Nature Philosophica 55 (1995):9-35.
    The Dharma of Emanuel Swedenborg: A Buddhist Perspective Arcana (Journal of the Swedenborg Association) 2 no. 1 (1995):5-31.
    Beyond good and evil? A Buddhist critique of Nietzsche Asian Philosophy 6 No. 1 (March 1996):37-58.
    Is Zen Buddhism? The Eastern Buddhist 28 no. 2 (Autumn 1995):273-286
    Enlightenment in Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta: Are Nirvana and Moksha the Same? International Philosophical Quarterly 22 no. 1 (March 1982):65-74
    The Difference between Samsara and Nirvana Philosophy East and West 33 no. 4 (October 1983):355-365.
    How not to criticize Nagarjuna: A response to L. Stafford Betty Philosophy East and West 34 no. 4 (October 1984):437-445
    The Path of No-path: Sankara and Dogen on the Paradox of Practice Philosophy East and West 38 no. 2 (April 1988):127-146
    The Nonduality of Life and Death: A Buddhist View of Repression Philosophy East and West 40 no. 2 (April 1990):151-174
    Buddhism and Money: The Repression of Emptiness Today Buddhist Ethics and Modern Society 31 (1991):297-312
    Trying to Become Real: A Buddhist Critique of Some Secular Heresies International Philosphical Quarterly 32 no. 4 (December 1992):403-425.
    What's Wrong with Being and Time: A Buddhist Critique Time and Society 1 no. 2 (May 1992):239-255
    Avoiding the Void: The Lack of Self in Psychotherapy and Buddhism Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 24 no. 2 (1992):151-179
    Indra's Postmodern Net Philosophy East and West 43 no. 3 (July 1993):481-510
    Transcendence East and West Man and World 26 no. 4 (December 1993):403-427
    Preparing For Something That Never Happens: The Means/Ends Problem in Modern Culture International Studies in Philosophy 26 no. 4, pp.47-67.
    Language Against its Own Mystifications: Deconstruction in Nagarjuna and Dogen Philosophy East & West 49 no. 3 (1999):245-260

    Book Chapters by Professor David Loy:
    Remaking the World, or Remaking Ourselves? Buddhist Reflections on Technology. In Peter Hershock, Marietta Stepaniants, and Roger Ames, ed., Technology and Cultural Values: on the edge of the third millennium (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003), 176-187.
    Can Corporations Become Enlightened? A Buddhist Critique of Transnational Corporations In Globalisation: The Perspectives and Experiences of the Religious Traditions of Asia Pacific, ed. by Joseph Camilleri and Chandra Muzaffar (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: International Movement for a Just World, 1998), 63-67.
    Dead Words, Living Words, and Healing Words: The Disseminations of Dogen and Eckhart. In David Loy, ed., Healing Deconstruction: Postmodern Thought in Buddhism and Christianity (Atlanta: Scholar Press, 1996), 33-51.
    Zhuangzi and Nagarjuna on the Truth of No Truth. In Kjellberg and Ivanhoe, eds., Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi (SUNY Press, 1996), 50-67.
    The Deconstruction of Buddhism In Derrida and Negative Theology, eds. Harold Coward and Toby Foshay (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992), 227-253

    Other Essays by Professor David Loy:
    Jesus and Buddha as Stories?
    Buddhist Reflections on the New Gulf War
    The Karma of Women
    Saving Time: A Buddhist Perspective on the End
    The Suffering of Self
    The Problem with Karma

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    Ruben L.F. Habito. "In Memoriam: Yamada Koun Roshi (1907-1989)" Buddhist-Christian Studies 10 (1990):231-237.
    Sanbo Kyodan (English version). Click here for the mirror site.
    Bodhizendo & Amasamy Genu-ken Roshi.
    Robert Aitken Gyoun-ken Roshi
    David Loy Tetsuun-ken Roshi
    Maria Kannon Zen Center & Ruben Habito Keiun-ken Roshi

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    China's Spiritual Awakening (BusinessWeek, 10 January 2008).
    Buddha's Caves (New York Times, 6 July 2008). Click here for the web version of this article.
    Slideshow: The Caves of Dunhuang (New York Times)
    In China, A Different Brand of Buddhism (Washington Post, 19 February 2009), p. A10.

    Indonesian temple a reminder of country's Buddhist past (Washington Post, 22 May 2008) [source: Reuters]

    In Japan, Buddhism May Be Dying Out (New York Times, 14 July 2008)
    God's Home Gets Rehab, and Japan Sneaks Peek (New York Times, 27 August 2008)

    Myanmar (Burma):
    Did Bad Karma Cause Cyclone? (Washington Post, 17 May 2008), p. B09.

    Sri Lanka
    As Fighting Flares in Civil War, Key Buddhist Shuns Nonviolence (Washington Post, 26 March 2008), p. A18.

    Tibet & Tibetan Buddhism:
    Don't Know Much About Tibetan History (New York Times, 13 April 2008)
    China's Loyal Youth (New York Times, 13 April 2008)
    Can You Choose Your Reincarnated Successor? (New York Times, 1 February 2009)

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    VIDEO: Fairfax Families Honor Buddhist Traditions (Washington Post, 21 August 2008)

    Buddhists Get Engaged in Race for President (Religion News Service, 28 October 2008)

    Zen and the art of lawyering: Legal eagles find meditation a stress solution (San Francisco Chronicle, 30 July 2007).
    A Buddhist Population Tests the Neighborliness of a City (New York Times, 21 April 2007)
    A Very Old Zen Master and His Art of Tough Love (New York Times, 9 December 2007).
    Excerpts From Interview With Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi (New York Times, 9 December 2007).
    Celebrating in Earnest: Buddhists Mark the Start of a New Year With Joy and a Strong Sense of Purpose (Washington Post, 1 January 2008), p. B01
    Dalai Lama Arrives for a Five-Day Conference in Seattle, Very Much His Kind of Town (New York Times, 11 April 2008)
    Making Their Own Limits in a Spiritual Partnership (New York Times, 15 May 2008)
    Lotus Therapy (New York Times, 27 May 2008)
    Even in Brooklyn, Signs of the Monsoon (New York Times, 13 July 2008)
    In Buddha's Path on the Streets of San Francisco (New York Times, 10 October 2008)

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    When Jesus Met Buddha. By Philip Jenkins (Boston Globe, 14 December 2008). Click here for a PDF version of this article.

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    Faith Divides the Survivors and It Unites Them, Too (New York Times, 12 January 2005).
    Why Bad Things Happen: How different religions view the reasons for undeserved human suffering. By Ellen Leventry (BeliefNet)
    Is God Omnipotent? Surprising answers from the world's religions. (BeliefNet)
    The Consolation of Karma. Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman talks about how suffering, even through the tsunami disaster, can offer a karmic advantage.

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    Empty Mind Films:
    Click here for the main YouTube page for Empty Mind Films.

    The Zen Mind: An Introduction
    A Day in the Life of a Zen Monk
    Zazen: A Guide to Sitting
    Kyudo or Japanese Archery
    Interview with a Zen Buddhist Priest

    Buddhism in America Series:
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    Chuang Yen Monastery & HH Dalai Lama
    Pema Tsal Part 1
    Pema Tsal Part 2
    The Three Jewels

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Revision 2.0.0007. Originally created: 21 July 2008. Last updated: 25 March 2009.
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