Sarvastivada

Abhidharma Doctrines and Controversies on Perception

Author: 
Bhikkhu KL Dhammajoti

This book deals with the Buddhist theories of perception of the Abhidharma schools, particularly the Vaibhasika and the Sautrantika-Darstantika. It offers a wealth of information from the Sanskrit and Chinese sources, of which those from the Abhidharma-mahavibhasa and Nyayanusara are especially valuable, being available only in Classical Chinese translation.

A collection of Prof. Charles Willemen Articles

Author: 
Charles Willemen

A collection of Prof. Charles Willemen Articles:

Early Yogācāra and Visualization(Bhāvanā)
“PURE LAND” BUDDHISM AND SARVASTIVADA

Willemen, Charles. "Kumārajīva's 'Explanatory Discourse' about Abhidharmic." Journal of the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies (2008) 12: 37-83 (156-110). Web, 15 Aug, 2014

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The Essence of Scholasticism

Author: 
Charles Willemen

The Essence of Scholasticism is a meditation manual leading to arhatship. It is the central text of the westernmost part of the Gandharan cultural area, e.e. Bactria. Probably composed in the first century BCE, it was commented on and elaborated in several sastras the best known being the Abhidharmakosabhasya of the fifth century. The Essence and the Astagrantha are the basic treatises of the non-Vaibhasika sarvastivadins, i.e. of the sautrantikas of the Gandharan cultural area.

Sarvastivada Buddhist Scholasticism - Part 2

Author: 
C. Willemen, B. Dessein & Collett Cox
This volume deals with the Sarvastivada school of Buddhism, the major philosophical school of Hinayana. First a general outline is given of the school's origin in the (Indian) Buddhist synods. Part one ends with a general survey of Sarvastivada literature. In the actual corpus the philosophical texts of Sarvastivada are treated in detail. The organization of the work follows the geographical spread of Sarvastivada. In these parts special emphasis is laid on the Central Asian history of the school, as well as on how the school eventually reached China (Abhidharma and Kosa Schools).

Sarvastivada Buddhist Scholasticism - Part 1

Author: 
C. Willemen, B. Dessein & Collett Cox
This volume deals with the Sarvastivada school of Buddhism, the major philosophical school of Hinayana. First a general outline is given of the school's origin in the (Indian) Buddhist synods. Part one ends with a general survey of Sarvastivada literature. In the actual corpus the philosophical texts of Sarvastivada are treated in detail. The organization of the work follows the geographical spread of Sarvastivada. In these parts special emphasis is laid on the Central Asian history of the school, as well as on how the school eventually reached China (Abhidharma and Kosa Schools).

Lectures on Abhidharmasamuccaya

Author: 
Asanga, Traleg Rinpoche
We will be exploring the Abhidharmasamuccaya, a text that belongs to the later development of Buddhism. Early Buddhism is known as Theravadin or Hinayana Buddhism. Later Buddhism is known as Mahayana Buddhism. It has two schools: Madhyamika, the school of the middle way, and Yogacara, the practitioners of yoga. Yoga, in this case, has very little to do with physical dexterity, with how you can twist your arms or fiddle your toes.

Abhidharmakosabhasyam - Volume 3

Author: 
Vasubandhu
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam. By Vasubandhu. Leo M. Pruden's landmark translation of Vasubandhu's encyclopedic treatment of the Abhidharma from the French of Louis de La Vallee Poussin is a stunningly meticulous work of scholarship. In the marvelous setting of a high-quality hardcover edition, it displays Professor Pruden's uncompromising dedication to bringing a complete, accurate and well-annotated rendering of the crown jewel of Abhidharma compilations into English. The four volume (app.

Abhidharmakosabhasyam - Volume 2

Author: 
Vasubandhu
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam. By Vasubandhu. Leo M. Pruden's landmark translation of Vasubandhu's encyclopedic treatment of the Abhidharma from the French of Louis de La Vallee Poussin is a stunningly meticulous work of scholarship. In the marvelous setting of a high-quality hardcover edition, it displays Professor Pruden's uncompromising dedication to bringing a complete, accurate and well-annotated rendering of the crown jewel of Abhidharma compilations into English. The four volume (app.

Abhidharmakosabhasyam - Volume 1

Author: 
Vasubandhu
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam. By Vasubandhu. Leo M. Pruden's landmark translation of Vasubandhu's encyclopedic treatment of the Abhidharma from the French of Louis de La Vallee Poussin is a stunningly meticulous work of scholarship. In the marvelous setting of a high-quality hardcover edition, it displays Professor Pruden's uncompromising dedication to bringing a complete, accurate and well-annotated rendering of the crown jewel of Abhidharma compilations into English. The four volume (app.