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

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

by Peter Harvey
     
 

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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.

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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
Sales rank:
508,837
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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