Buddhism and Literature

This section is still being developed.

Introductions and readings on the following Buddhism and Literature topics are available through Oxford Bibliographies Online:

Abhidharma/Abhidhamma Literature

Avadāna

Avataṃsaka Sutra

Bodhisattvabhūmi

Buddhism and the Beats

Buddhism and Modern Literature

Chan Literature

Chinese Āgamas

Dhammpada/Dharmapada

Dunhuang, Texts

History of the Buddhist Canon

Jātaka

Kālacakra

Kyōgyōshinshō (Shinran)

Lotus Sūtra

Mahāvairocana Sūtra/Tantra

Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

Oral and Literature Traditions

Pure Land Sūtras

Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta

Sugata Saurabha

Sutta (Pāli/Theravada Canon)

Tantric Literature

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Buddhist Verse Literature

Vinaya

Visualization/Contemplation Sutras

Visuddhimagga (Buddhaghosa)

Yogācārabhūmi

Bibliography

Garton-Gundling, Kyle. Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present. Ohio State University Press, 2019.

Humphries, Jefferson. Reading Emptiness: Buddhism and Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

McMahan, David L. “Mindfulness, Literature and the Affirmation of Ordinary Life.” The Making of Buddhist Modernism, by David L. McMahan, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 215-240.

Mitchell, Scott A. “Buddhism and the Beats.” Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, edited by Richard Payne, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Normand, Lawrence, and Alison Winch, eds. Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Whalen-Bridge, John, and Gary Storhoff, eds. The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009.

Whalen-Bridge, John, and Gary Storhoff, eds. Writing as Enlightenment: Buddhist American Literature in the Twenty-First Century. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011.