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Black Buddhism

A research guide on Black Buddhism supporting the Black Buddhism Faculty Project of the Princeton University Center for Culture, Society, and Religion

Background Reading on Buddhist Ethics

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Baker, Nancy Mujo. Opening to Oneness: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to the Zen Precepts. First edition. Boulder, Colorado: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2022.

Cabezón, José Ignacio. Buddhism, Sexuality, and Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.

Cowherds, The. Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Cozort, Daniel, and James Mark Shields, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Dalai Lama. Ethics for the New Millennium. New York: Riverhead Books, 1999.

Garfield, Jay L. Buddhist Ethics: A Philosophical Exploration. Buddhist Philosophy for Philosophers. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2022.

Gold, Jonathan C., and Douglas S. Duckworth, eds. Readings of Santideva’s Guide to Bodhisattva Practice. Columbia Readings of Buddhist Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.

Goodman, Charles. Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Gowans, C. W. Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2015.

Harris, Stephen E. Buddhist Ethics and the Bodhisattva Path: Śāntideva on Virtue and Well-Being. Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies. London: Bloomsbury, 2024.

Harvey, Peter. An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Heim, Maria. Buddhist Ethics. Cambridge Elements. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Ives, Christopher. Zen Awakening and Society. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1992.

Kaza, Stephanie, and Kenneth Kraft. Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism. Boston: Shambhala, 2000.

Keown, Damien. Buddhism and Bioethics. London: Macmillan, 1995.

———. Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

———. Contemporary Buddhist Ethics. Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2013.

———. The Nature of Buddhist Ethics. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 1990.

King, Sallie B. Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2005.

———. Socially Engaged Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2009.

Lee, Tien-Feng. Buddhist Ethics for Laypeople: From Early Buddhism to Mahayana Buddhism. The Humanities in Asia. New York, NY: Springer, 2023.

Queen, Christopher. Engaged Buddhism in the West. Boston: Wisdom, 2000.

Śāntideva. The Bodhicaryāvatāra. Edited by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton. Oxford World’s Classics (Oxford University Press). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.