El buddhismo: Introduccion a su historia y sus ensenanzas

El buddhismo: Introduccion a su historia y sus ensenanzas

by Donald S. Lopez
     
 

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Rather than offering a superficial overview to the philosophies of Buddhism, this reference focuses on the history and theology that underpin its major tenets. Moving across millennia as well as nations, the study investigates key principles and traditions—including the monastic life, Tantra, and pilgrimage—and describes their origins and modern

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Rather than offering a superficial overview to the philosophies of Buddhism, this reference focuses on the history and theology that underpin its major tenets. Moving across millennia as well as nations, the study investigates key principles and traditions—including the monastic life, Tantra, and pilgrimage—and describes their origins and modern manifestations. Various anecdotes are provided throughout the text in order to illustrate important doctrines.

 

Más que ofrecer un resumen superficial de la filosofía del budismo, esta referencia se centra en la historia y la teología que contienen sus principios más importantes. Abarcando milenios y naciones, el estudio investiga los principios y tradiciones claves—incluyendo la vida monástica, el Tantra y el peregrinaje—y describe sus orígenes y su repercusión en la vida actual. A lo largo del texto se explican varias anécdotas para demostrar la importancia de las doctrinas.

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"The clearest book we have on the history, variety, and meaning of what we now call Buddhism."  —Newsweek, on the English-language edition

"One of those rare books that gives fresh insights on repeated readings."  —San Francisco Chronicle, on the English-language edition

"Aims to make the tradition both accessible and compelling, as well as to demystify its practices, teachings, and schools."  —Tricycle Magazine, on the English-language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788472457065
Publisher:
Editorial Kairos
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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