Inner Journey: Views from the Buddhist Tradition

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With The Inner Journey, Philip Novak, editor of The World’s Wisdom and coauthor of Buddhism, a Concise Introduction, selects the best work from the Buddhist tradition to be found within Parabola’s 30 years of archives. The contributors, broad and experienced, range from H. H. the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman to Pema Chodran and Thict Nhat Hanh. Incisive interviews and cogent essays are informed by poetry and folklore. A lavish, full-color, 16-page set of plates brilliantly conveys the rich variety within the ...

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With The Inner Journey, Philip Novak, editor of The World’s Wisdom and coauthor of Buddhism, a Concise Introduction, selects the best work from the Buddhist tradition to be found within Parabola’s 30 years of archives. The contributors, broad and experienced, range from H. H. the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman to Pema Chodran and Thict Nhat Hanh. Incisive interviews and cogent essays are informed by poetry and folklore. A lavish, full-color, 16-page set of plates brilliantly conveys the rich variety within the tradition. From full works of great intricacy to passages of pure insight, the collection spans the greatest trends within Buddhism.

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This collection of Buddhist teachings is the first in a planned series of eight from Parabola magazine, each intended to provide an introduction to a major spiritual tradition. The entries have been selected from interviews, stories, poems, and other writings from the tradition that have appeared in the magazine from 1976 to the present. Approximately 40 entries from 25 contributors, including Buddhist leaders the Dalai Lama and Robert Aitken, scholars Robert Thurman and Frederick Franck, and economist E.F. Schumacher, paint a detailed picture of Buddhist history, tradition, and practice. Parabola senior editor Novak (The World's Wisdom) has written an introduction to the volume that explains the rationale and order of presentation of the selected materials. Short profiles of each contributor and an excellent list of books for further reading add value, though images of the Buddha and some photographs of important places are presented without explanation and seem of limited worth. Parabola is targeted toward readers with sophisticated literary skills and the entries reflect that sophistication. Readers with some preexisting knowledge of Buddhism would appreciate this book most. Recommended for academic collections.-Jerry Shuttle, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596750050
  • Publisher: Morning Light Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: PARABOLA Anthology Series
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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