Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Book - 2007 | Rev. ed., 2nd ed
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Random House, Inc.
This is the most comprehensive and authoritative introduction to Tibetan Buddhism available to date, covering a wide range of topics, including history, doctrines, meditation, practices, schools, religious festivals, and major figures. The revised edition contains expanded discussions of recent Tibetan history and tantra and incorporates important new publications in the field. Beginning with a summary of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and how it eventually was brought to Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric methods for personal transformation. The four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as Bön, are explored in depth from a nonsectarian point of view. This new and expanded edition is a systematic and wonderfully clear presentation of Tibetan Buddhist views and practices.

Baker & Taylor
Introduces the basic beliefs of Buddhism, discusses how it was brought to Tibet, and explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantic methods for personal transformation

The expanded edition of the classic reference, one of Snow Lion's top ten bestsellers. Thorough coverage of Tibetan Buddhism from its Indian origins to the present day; includes new information on the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, religious practices and festivals, and the current political situation.

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Snow Lion Publications, 2007
Edition: Rev. ed., 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781559392822
Branch Call Number: 294.3923 POW 2007
Characteristics: 591 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm


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