A Concise Introduction To Tibetan Buddhism

A Concise Introduction To Tibetan Buddhism

by John Powers

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Lucid and economical, this introductory text delivers a brisk, fast-moving survey of Tibetan Buddhism. For many years Powers's nearly 600-page Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism has served as the field's most authoritative and comprehensive overview of Tibet's distinctive Buddhist tradition. A Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism explains the core Buddhist doctrines and the practices of meditation and tantra and provides a survey of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559392969
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 04/25/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Powers has published twelve books, including Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia and specializes in Indian and Tibetan intellectual history. He is currently Professor of Asian Studies at Australian National University.

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