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Introduction to Buddhism : an explanation of the Buddhist way of life

Author: Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: London : Tharpa Publications, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with an introduction to the life of Buddha, Geshe Kelsang then explains the central principles behind the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. He introduces the reader  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN: 0948006269 9780948006265 0948006277 9780948006272
OCLC Number: 31217721
Description: x, 150 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Basic Buddhism. Who was Buddha? --
Understanding the mind --
Past and future lives --
What is karma? --
Our precious human life --
What is meditation? --
Death --
The Buddhist way of life. The path to liberation. What is liberation? --
Developing renunciation --
The three higher trainings. The path to enlightenment. Becoming a bodhisattva --
The bodhisattva's way of life --
Ultimate truth --
Enlightenment --
Dedication. Appendix I. The commitments of going for refuge --
Appendix II. Mahayana sutra of the three superior heaps.
Responsibility: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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'A brilliantly clear and concise introduction to this vast subject, helpful to readers of all levels including those who have no previous knowledge. Very highly recommended.' - Yoga & Health Magazine Read more...

 
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