Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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by Sarah Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415409004

ISBN-13: 9780415409001

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sarah Shaw's lively introduction to Buddhist meditation offers students and practitioners alike a deeper understanding of what meditation is, and its purpose and place in the context of different Buddhist schools. She describes the historical background to the geographical spread of Buddhism, and examines the way in which some meditative practices developed as this

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Sarah Shaw's lively introduction to Buddhist meditation offers students and practitioners alike a deeper understanding of what meditation is, and its purpose and place in the context of different Buddhist schools. She describes the historical background to the geographical spread of Buddhism, and examines the way in which some meditative practices developed as this process occurred. Other chapters cover basic meditative practice, types of meditation, meditation in different regions, meditation and doctrine, and the role of chanting within meditation.

Although not a practical guide, An Introduction to Buddhist
Meditation
outlines the procedures associated with Buddhist practices and suggests appropriate activities, useful both for students and interested Buddhists. Vivid quotations from Buddhist texts and carefully selected photographs and diagrams help the reader engage fully with this fascinating subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415409001
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Introduction to Buddhist Meditation 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much a textbook. If your university instructor assigns it, you should definitely read it. Otherwise it's optional.