An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices / Edition 2

An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices / Edition 2

by Peter Harvey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521676746

ISBN-13: 9780521676748

Pub. Date: 11/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Unlike other studies, this work not only explores Buddhism's world views but attempts to show how it functions as a set of practices based on devotion, ethics, and meditation.  See more details below

Overview

Unlike other studies, this work not only explores Buddhism's world views but attempts to show how it functions as a set of practices based on devotion, ethics, and meditation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521676748
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Buddha and his Indian context; 2. Early Buddhist teachings: rebirth and karma; 3. Early Buddhist teachings: the four true realities for the spiritually ennobled; 4. Early developments in Buddhism; 5. Mahāyāna philosophies: the varieties of emptiness; 6. Mahāyāna holy beings, and Tantric Buddhism; 7. The later history and spread of Buddhism; 8. Buddhist practice: devotion; 9. Buddhist practice: ethics; 10. Buddhist practice: the Sangha; 11. Buddhist practice: meditation and cultivation of experience-based wisdom; 12. The modern history of Buddhism in Asia; 13. Buddhism beyond Asia; Appendix on canons of scriptures; Web resources; Bibliography; Index.

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