The Awakening Of The West

The Awakening Of The West

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by Stephen Batchelor
     
 

The Awakening of the West is an insightful and elegantly written history chronicling the developing relationship between Buddhism and Western culture. As anyone familiar with the work of Stephen Batchelor (best-selling author of Buddhism Without Beliefs) would expect, The Awakening of the West is presented in a fresh and lively way and backed by

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The Awakening of the West is an insightful and elegantly written history chronicling the developing relationship between Buddhism and Western culture. As anyone familiar with the work of Stephen Batchelor (best-selling author of Buddhism Without Beliefs) would expect, The Awakening of the West is presented in a fresh and lively way and backed by thorough research. Using the innovative approach of starting with the present and working back in time, Batchelor makes it easy to connect familiar contemporary Buddhist teachers to their historical roots. He breathes life into history by capturing the personalities and times of famous and lesser-known but important Buddhist figures. After absorbing these stories and their context, readers will not only have a greater appreciation of Buddhism as a religion but can gain insights that can help them develop their own discerning wisdom. The Awakening of the West is a unique, engaging and important book for anyone seeking a greater understanding of Buddhism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963878441
Publisher:
Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date:
09/12/2011
Pages:
436
Sales rank:
713,870
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BartlebyTheScrivener More than 1 year ago
Engrossing and Compelling History of Buddhism Batchelor presents us with a scholarly historical account of the convergence of Buddhism and Europe. Awakening the West provides a fresh perspective that has been thoroughly researched, detailing the roles of many lessor known figures. Batchelor additionally covers foundational history and unique beliefs of each modern sect of Buddhism. This book is an insightful guide for beginners to become acquainted with the major players in Buddhism and the trajectory of this long-enduring religion. Highly recommended!