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Essential Buddhism : a complete guide to beliefs and practices

Author: Jack Maguire
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Four hundred million people call themselves Buddhists today. Yet most Westerners know little about this powerful, Eastern-spawned faith. How did it begin? What do its adherents believe? Why are so many Westerners drawn to it? Essential Buddhism responds to these questions and many more, offering an accessible, global perspective on the religion's past, present, and future. It identifies how the principal concepts  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Maguire
ISBN: 0671041886 9780671041885
OCLC Number: 47054191
Description: xx, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 The Great Awakening: The Buddha and His Legacy 1 --
Chapter 2 The Three Vehicles of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana 33 --
Chapter 3 The Path to Englightenment: Buddhist Beliefs 75 --
Chapter 4 Walking the Way: Buddhist Practices 115 --
Chapter 5 The Dharma Comes to the West 155 --
Chapter 6 Buddhism and the New Millennium 201.
Other Titles: Buddhism
Responsibility: Jack Maguire.
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A fully comprehensive and throughly researched guide to one of the oldest and least understood religions in the world.  Read more...

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