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Siddhartha and his spiritual quest, Buddhist art and its ancient temples, the power of meditation and the promise of mindfulness, Tibetan Lamas and the Tantric path to enlightenment, the gaining of wisdom - the many schools of Buddhist thought; the Buddhist tradition is as relevant to the modern world as it was over 2,000 years ago when Siddhartha gained enlightenment. John Snelling's authoritative guide journeys to the enigmatic heartland of the Buddhist world, its path illuminated by a beautiful set of pictures...
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Overview

Siddhartha and his spiritual quest, Buddhist art and its ancient temples, the power of meditation and the promise of mindfulness, Tibetan Lamas and the Tantric path to enlightenment, the gaining of wisdom - the many schools of Buddhist thought; the Buddhist tradition is as relevant to the modern world as it was over 2,000 years ago when Siddhartha gained enlightenment. John Snelling's authoritative guide journeys to the enigmatic heartland of the Buddhist world, its path illuminated by a beautiful set of pictures and drawings that capture the spirit of the Buddhist tradition.

Explores the ceremonies, customs, and festivals of Buddhism, along with the religious principles taught by Buddha himself.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781852307981
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Series: The Element Library
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Shakyamuni Buddha 10
Indian Buddhism 18
The Buddhist Diaspora 26
Wisdom 1: The Basic Teachings 34
Wisdom 2: Mahayana Developments 44
Morality 54
Meditation 58
The Principal Schools and Traditions 70
Endword: Going Further 90
Notes and References 93
Acknowledgements 93
Glossary 94
Further Reading 94
Index 96
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