Buddhist Handbook: A Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice, & History

Buddhist Handbook: A Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice, & History

by John Snelling
     
 

This is the first definitive guide to the complete panorama of Buddhist teaching, practice, schools, and history. One of the fastest growing religions in the world, Buddhism includes with its scope numerous traditions. The Buddhist Handbook provides a comprehensive and nonsectarian survey of these traditions and their contemporary exponents throughout theSee more details below

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This is the first definitive guide to the complete panorama of Buddhist teaching, practice, schools, and history. One of the fastest growing religions in the world, Buddhism includes with its scope numerous traditions. The Buddhist Handbook provides a comprehensive and nonsectarian survey of these traditions and their contemporary exponents throughout the world, providing necessary information for those who wish to explore the various options thoroughly and find one that is suited to their needs. For those already practicing in a particular school of Buddhism, it offers illuminating insight into the teachings of other schools for a more holistic view.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This book offers a comprehensive worldwide cultural and historical view of Buddhism. The initial chapters detail its spread from India into China, Asia, Tibet, Japan, and adjacent areas. Later chapters deal with Buddhism in Europe since World War II, the history of North American Buddhism, and the influence of Buddhism on psychotherapy. The book is indexed and the appendixes contain a who's who in Buddhism; World Buddhist Festival dates; the addresses of the major North American, European, and world Buddhist societies; and bibliographies for each chapter. The only deficiency is that it's not a good guide to the practical details of meditation--the author believes meditation needs to be practiced under the direction of a teacher. Recommended for large public and college libraries.-- Del Cain, V.A. Medical Ctr. Lib., Bedford, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892813193
Publisher:
Inner Traditions Bear & Company
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

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